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Episode 1467

Episode 1467
Topic Superheroes
Air Date February 5, 1980
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
Did You Know;
It's Such a Good Feeling
Guests Dr. Mary Dawson

Mister Rogers arrives with two toy dinosaurs which he takes to the kitchen. Using the wooden block from yesterday to build a house, he shows that when dinosaurs were alive, they were very big. However, Mister Rogers goes on to talk about how dinosaurs are no longer around before he sings Did You Know.

Chef Brockett stops by for a brief visit to show Mister Rogers a vegetable treat he has made. The treat looks much like a cake decorated with a clown face, but the entire thing is made of vegetabels and cream cheese.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Purple Panda is dressed in a dinosaur costume waiting to carry out Lady Elaine's plan to scare her neighbors. At the tree, X the Owl talks to Ana Platypus about how he learned to fly. Pretending that her "super skirt" will allow her to fly as well, she takes a dive out of the tree only to be caught by Lady Aberlin just before hitting the ground. Lady Aberlin explains that it is very important to be safe when you are pretending and that we all have things we can do better than others. Meanwhile, at the clock, Daniel is fearful after spotting the "dinosaur."

Back at the house, Mister Rogers uses his coat to pretend that he is a dinosaur. He then returns to the kitchen where he uses a funnel to pour orange juice into a bottle. As he does so, he reminds viewers about being careful while playing.

Visiting the "Neighborhood Museum," Mister Rogers shows viewers the bones of real dinosaurs. He is given a tour of the exhibit by Dr. Mary Dawson.

Returning to the house, Mr. McFeely is waiting on the porch so he and Mister Rogers can finalize their plans for the next day. Inside, Mr. McFeely shows how his video camera works and talks about stories he made up as a child. He goes on to demonstrate a game he plays with his grandchildren where they offer pretend handshakes.

After saying goodbye and leaving the house, Mister Rogers is stopped outside by Chef Brockett who has made another special vegetable treat just for Mister Rogers.


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Notes

  • For the second day in a row, Mister Rogers spends a few moments demonstrating how a funnel works by pouring orange juice.
  • The Neighborhood of Make-Believe storyline is used (with a few minor changes) as the basis of the book When Monsters Seem Real.
  • Dr. Mary Dawson was the curator emeritus of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Segments from this week's episodes are featured on the VHS release Dinosarus and Monsters.
  • Purchase this episode on DVD or digital download.

Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Don Brockett, Mary Dawson, Fred Michael, Carole Muller, David Newell, David Nohling
Special Thanks to Carnegie Institute
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.


Appearing In This Episode

Mister Rogers | Chef Brockett | Purple Panda | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Prince Tuesday | Lady Aberlin | Ana Platypus | X the Owl | Daniel Striped Tiger | Mr. McFeely

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