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Episode 1430

Air Date: April 11, 1975
Previous Episode: 1429
Next Episode: 1431

Mister Rogers arrives with a baton which he has borrowed from Marilyn Barnett. He talks about parades and how he used to make up his own when he was younger. Sitting at his piano, Mister Rogers plays some marching music.

Marilyn Barnett and her friend Lisa Lamolinara stop by outside to demonstrate some baton movements. After a short lesson for Mister Rogers, Lisa shares her full talents by performing a baton routine.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin and Handyman Negri are following the King's orders as soldiers walking throughout the Neighborhood and making sure everyone is staying near.

With everyone inside their homes, King Friday begins to realize that his Neighbors are not happy. Handyman Negri explains to the King that everyone likes living in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and would want to stay even without a royal rule prohibiting them from leaving without permission.

King Friday asks that Handyman Negri and Lady Aberlin lead a parade to help bring some life back to the Neighborhood. Still, no one comes out of their homes which convinces King Friday that he has made a bad rule. He orders a singing telegram to be sung by Edgar Cooke to all of the Neighbors informing them that the ban on travel has been lifted.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how it is important to know the whereabouts of their children. He sings I'm Taking Care of You just before a visit from Mrs. McFeely. She shares a film about her bookmobile before Mr. McFeely stops by looking for a book. Mister Rogers concludes by sharing from a book left with him by Mrs. McFeely -- When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne.


Edgar Cooke's singing telegram to the Neighborhood: "No more permission needed for travel. I like having you here. I want to help you if it's possible. I like having you in this Neighborhood. I like having you here."

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Appearing In This Episode


  • Lisa Lamolinara




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Marilyn Barnett, Lisa Lamolinara, Betsy Nadas, Joe Negri, David Newell
"Mrs. McFeely and the Bookmobile" film by Steve Fairchild, Edited by Pasquale Buba
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Produced and Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa
Bass: Ronald Fudoli
Percussion: Robert Rawsthorne
Writers: Fred Rogers, Betsy Nadas
Psychological Consultants: Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D., Albert V. Corrado M.D.
Film Producer: Laura Perkins
Associate Producers: David Newell, Nan Wheelock
Assistant Producer and Associate Director: Azriel Gamliel
Assistant to the Director: Terry Marie Baskot
Art Director: Jack Guest
Assistant Art Director: David M. Smith
Propmaster: Janus Purins
Assistant Propmaster: Norene Confeld
Lighting Director: Gregory King
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Assistant Floor Manager: Jim Seech
Technical Supervisors: Tom Knight, Ken Anderson
Video Tape Editor: Chet Bednar
Cameramen: Bob Vaughn, David Anthony, Jack Arthurs
Video: Don Williamson
Audio: Dick Lasota

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

The people who gave the money to make this television visit are the people of Public Television Stations, Ford Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Sears-Roebuck Foundation, and Johnson & Johnson

© 1975, Family Communications, Inc.

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