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Episode 1462

Topic: Mister Rogers Goes to School
Air Date: August 28, 1979
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Mister Rogers arrives with two oranges and two bananas and sings One and One are Two before showing footage of his conversations with young people and teachers about school.

Mr. McFeely stops by with a set of walkie-talkies which he and Mister Rogers demonstrate.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mr. McFeely delivers a set of number and letter cards to Daniel Striped Tiger to help him prepare for school. At the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine is adamant about preparing the children for school as she is drilling Prince Tuesday over basic arithmetic.

Meanwhile, progress on the new school building at Someplace Else is coming along quickly as Mr. McFeely delivers a swing set for the school's playground.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers is invited back to the school from the previous day to visit a first grade classroom.

Returning from the visit, Mister Rogers talks about the fruit he brought with him as well as the apple he received during his visit to the school.


Mister Rogers returns for a second visit to McKee Elementary School in Oakdale, PA where he visits with first grade teacher David Early.

A humorous exchange takes place between Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely to close out their walkie-talkie conversation:

Mister Rogers: "Roger."
Mr. McFeely: "McFeely."

Daniel Stiped Tiger's letter card is inexplicibly missing the letter Z.

A clip from this episode is seen in the special Mister Rogers Talks With Parents About School.

This episode is included on the Mister Rogers Goes To School video disc and the DVD collection Mister Rogers Meets New Friends.

Appearing In This Episode


  • David Early
  • Dolores Hartman




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, David Early, Dolores Hartman, Fred Michael, David Newell, Joe Negri, Bob Trow
Special thanks to: McKee Elementary School, West Allegheny School System
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Produced and Directed by Hugh Martin
Associate Producer: Cathy Cohen
Music Director: John Costa

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1979 Family Communications, Inc.

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