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Episode 1501

Episode 1501
Topic Make-Believe (Creativity)
Air Date June 28, 1982
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
Let's Think of Something To Do;
Troll Talk;
It's Such a Good Feeling;
The Weekend Song
Guests Jeff Shade
Mary Alice Sherred

Mister Rogers arrives with a several different kinds of spoons which he takes to the kitchen to show. As he waits on a visit from a friend, Mister Rogers shows a film about how spoons are made. After the film Mister Rogers learns that his friend will not be arriving until a little later so he sings Let's Think of Somthing to Do.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin and Robert Troll are having a pretent tea party and King Friday provides them with some spoons. As they sip their pretend tea, King Friday recalls a time he had tea on the side of a mountain and commands Lady Aberlin and Robert Troll to create a mountain beside the castle.

Frustrated by this outlandish expectation, Lady Aberlin and Robert Troll sing Troll Talk as they seek out the assistance of some of their Neighborhood friends. In doing so, they encounter Jeffrey Shade, a baton twirler who is looking for King Friday.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers is visited by Mary Alice Sherred who demonstrates how to make music with spoons.


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Notes

  • Often labeled as the "Creativity" series of episodes, the title of this week's programs is actually "Make-Believe."
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  • The passive-aggressive nature of King Friday shows in this episode as Lady Aberlin and Robert Troll are having their tea party:

    King Friday: [clears throat]
    Lady Aberlin: Oh, Uncle Friday, do you have something in your throat?
    King Friday: No, that's just it. I don't.
    Robert Troll: Oh, would you like some pretend tea, Your Majesty?
    King Friday: That would do nicely.

  • A clip from this episode is featured in Mister Rogers Talks With Parents About Make-Believe.

Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Jeff Shade, Mary Alice Sherred, Bob Trow
Special Thanks to Oneida Silversmith
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 | Lady Aberlin | Robert Troll | King Friday XIII | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Henrietta Pussycat | X the Owl | Grandpere

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