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THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers

Episode 1499

Episode 1499
Topic Pets
Air Date June 3, 1982
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
I'm Taking Care of You;
It's Hard to Wait;
It's Such a Good Feeling;
The Weekend Song
Guests N/A

Mister Rogers returns with Bob Trow's dog, Barney, which he has been pet-sitting overnight. He talks about the time he and Barney spent together and reflects on a long walk they took. Bob Trow then arrives at the house to pick up his dog.

Taking out a toy dog, Mister Rogers sings I'm Taking Care of You.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, it's night time and Lady Aberlin is "platypus-sitting" for Ana while Dr. Bill and Elsie Jean go out. Ana sings a lullaby, All the Pretty Horses, as she prepares for bedtime and reveals that she would like to have a kitten as a pet. She also mentions an upcoming parade being planned for her birthday but asks if she can also have a small party with just Prince Tuesday and Daniel Tiger.

At the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine Fairchilde is placing orders for large animals -- whales and apes -- to be delivered for the upcoming parade. Meanwhile, Handyman Negri makes a late-night visit to Daniel's clock to find that Daniel is putting the final touches on a simpler truck he has made for Ana. He and Handyman Negri talk about how it's sometimes hard to ask for help. Daniel and Handyman Negri then sing It's Hard to Wait.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings Waiting as he talks about how it's sometimes hard to wait for special occasions.


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Notes

  • It is nighttime in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe so we get a rare glimpse of the Neighborhood after dark. In addition, viewers also get an even rarer view of the inside of the Platypus mound.
  • Heading into Make-Believe, Mister Rogers pauses to show viewers his tie which is decorated with small images of the Trolley.

 

  • A bit out of the norm, a character in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe spends some time talking directly to viewers. As Handyman Negri is away getting his guitar, Daniel Striped Tiger takes a minute to talk to viewers about waiting.


Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Bill Barker, Carole Muller, Joe Negri, Bob Trow
Special thanks to Warner Cable of Pittsburgh
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Sam Newbury
Director: Paul Lally
Associate Producer: Margy Whitmer
Music Director: John Costa

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1982 Family Communications, Inc.


Appearing In This Episode

Mister Rogers | Bob Trow | Dr. Bill Platypus | Elsie Jean Platypus | Lady Aberlin | Ana Platypus | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Handyman Negri | Daniel Striped Tiger

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