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Episode 1408

Air Date: March 12, 1975
Previous Episode: 1407
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Mister Rogers arrives with a recipe card which he takes to the kitchen. Putting on an apron, he follows the recipe and makes a batch of modeling dough from salt, flour, and water. Mister Rogers makes up a song to help him remember the ingredients.

Visiting Elsie Neal's craft shop, Mister Rogers meets Dottie Erdmann who is making scuptures out of wire and clay. After painting one figure, Ms. Erdmann shows several of her other creations.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin is talking to Dr. Bill as they wonder where Prince Tuesday might be. At the clock, Lady Aberlin and Daniel recall how Prince Tuesday had wished for the Frogg family to visit and his wish had come true.

Meanwhile at the Museum-Go-Round's MGR-TV studio, Lady Elaine is interviewing the Frogg's and H.J. Elephant when Lady Aberlin arrives looking for Prince Tuesday. Offering her assistance, Lady Elaine announces on the air that Prince Tuesday is missing.

Thanks to Daniel, Tuesday is found playing with clay near the castle. Prince Tuesday is concerned with the fact that his wishes have come true but Lady Aberlin helps him understand that things do not happen because people wish them to happen.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings a short part of Wishes Don't Make Things Come True.


When Mister Rogers looks at the doll with a rolling pin and comments that she must like to help her parents in the kitchen, I'd Like to Be Just Like My Mom plays in the background. While looking at the ballerina's Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker plays in the background.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Dottie Erdmann




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, William Barker, Hilary Bogden, Elsie Neal, Adair Roth, Hedda Sharapan
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Produced and Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa

Produced by Family Communications, Inc. in association with WQED, Pittsburgh

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