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Episode 1448

Air Date: May 7, 1975
Previous Episode: 1447
Next Episode: 1449

Mister Rogers arrives with baskets of various sizes as well as a book showing pictures of many other kinds of baskets. At Bob Trow's workshop, Mister Rogers meets Walter Brown -- a master basket maker. Mr. Brown demonstrates his basket weaving skills before Mr. Trow shows a film about the basket making process.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers explains that people have been making baskets for a long time.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin talks with X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat about their recent picnic and shares with them the news of King Friday's upcoming birthday.

At the Museum-Go-Round, Digger Digorum stops by with an old basket that she is taking to a museum. At the mention of King Friday's birthday, Lady Elaine suggests that she has decided not to give the King a gift. King Friday calls Digger Digorum to the castle where she is to meet him in the D Room.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about some reasons why Lady Elaine may have decided against giving King Friday a birthday present. Going to the kitchen, Mister Rogers show how to make a basket using construction paper and tape.


Lady Aberlin stops briefly to talk with the Trolley on and mentions that she is on her way to see X and Henrietta. In response, knowing what Lady Aberlin will be sharing with them, the Trolley makes the sound of the Happy Birthday tune.

Although King Friday's voice is heard calling Digger Digorum to the castle, he does not visibly appear in this episode.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Walter Brown




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Walter Brown, Anna Haworth, Bob Trow
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Produced and Directed by Bill Moates
Music Director: John Costa

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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