Episode 1506

Episode 1506
Topic Friends
Air Date November 15, 1982
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
It's You I Like;
It's Such a Good Feeling;
The Weekend Song
Guests Buzz Wagner
Greg Wagner

Mister Rogers arrives with a large display board showing pictures of several of his Neighborhood friends. After talking briefly about friendship, he shows the picture in the center which is of Buzz Wagner, a shoe salesman.

Paying a visit to Mr. Wagner's shoe store, Mister Rogers wants to buy a new pair of shoes. After Mister Rogers spends a few minutes looking at all of the different kinds of shoes on display, Mr. Wagner approaches him to offer his assistance. Sizing up Mister Rogers' feet, Mr. Wagner is not able to find the proper size in the style of shoe Mister Rogers wants. Following Mr. Wagner to the store room, Mister Rogers is able to find a different pair which fits much better.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about disappointment and how a person may not always get what they want.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Robert Troll is at the Platypus mound playing dress-up with Prince Tuesday and Ana. As they try on different kinds of hats, Ana and Tuesday begin to argue over one particular hat. Initially, Robert Troll has to take the hat away but Ana and Tuesday quickly agree to share the hat.

Ana then shows Robert Troll and Prince Tuesday a special pair of shoes that she has. Lady Elaine Fairchilde arrives and demands that Ana share these extra-special shoes. When Ana refuses, Lady Elaine heads to the castle to tell the King. At the castle, King Friday agrees that sharing is important but upholds an exception to the rule of sharing. In doing so, Lady Elaine realizes that some things are special to people and do not have to be shared -- much like her boomerang.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks more about this idea: "Sharing is hard sometimes for everyone. Everybody has somethings that they shouldn't have to share. Do you have a blanket, or a stuffed animal, or a pillow? Well, if it's extra special to you, that's something that you shouldn't have to share."

Mister Rogers then uses the box from his new shoes to make a pretend bed for a stuffed animal. He concludes for the day by singing It's You I Like.


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Notes

  • As Lady Elaine arrives at the castle, King Friday and Queen Sara are apparently having difficulties balancing their royal budget:

    KF: One plus two plus two plus one.
    QS: Six, Friday.
    KF: Oh dear, six.
    QS: And six plus six is twelve.
    KF: Yes. That's what I was afraid of....Sharing a household isn't easy, is it?
    QS: No, but I'm glad that we're doing it together.
    KF: Absolutely, my dear.

  • Love is People plays in the background as Mister Rogers looks at various kinds of shoes.
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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Charles Altman, Carole Muller, Bob Trow, Buzz Wagner, Greg Wagner
Special thanks to Wagners' Shoe Store
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 | Prince Tuesday | Ana Platypus | Robert Troll | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Queen Sara Saturday | King Friday XIII

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