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Episode 1502

Topic: Make-Believe (Creativity)
Air Date: June 29, 1982
Previous Episode: 1501 - Make-Believe (Creativity)
Next Episode: 1503 - Make-Believe (Creativity)
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Mister Rogers arrives with a small juniper tree which he shows just before Mr. McFeely stops by with pictures of various other trees. Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely look at the trees on Picture Picture.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone is working together to covert the Eifel Tower into a mountain by covering it with trees. Queen Sara takes a spill as she is putting a tree into place and is taken to an emergency room by Handyman Negri and Miss Paulificate.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about accidents and how sometimes people can hurt themselves and need to visit an emergency room. This leads into Mister Rogers remembering a time when he visited a hospital emergency room. He spends and extensive amount of time talking about each of the various areas in an emergency room.

Mister Rogers concludes by singing I Like to Be Told.


Often labeled as the "Creativity" series of episodes, the title of this week's programs is actually "Make-Believe."

The hospital footage from this episode was also used in Let's Talk About a Visit to the Emergency Department.

This episode is included on the DVD collection Mister Rogers Meets New Friends.

Images from this episode appear in the Taking Good Care of You pamphlet Going to the Emergencey Department.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Holly W. Davis M.D.
  • Johnnie Stevenson
  • Kirk Celko
  • Lionel W. Young M.D.
  • Lois Edmunds R.T.
  • Maureen Cusack R.N.
  • Tiffani Stevenson




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Kirk Celko, Maureen Cusack R.N., Holly W. Davis M.D., Lois Edmunds R.T., Joe Negri, David Newell (uncredited), Audrey Roth, Johnnie Stevenson, Tiffani Stevenson, Lionel W. Young M.D.
Special thanks to: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Hospital sequence produced by Arthur Greenwald
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.

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