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Episode 1508

Topic: Friends
Air Date: November 17, 1982
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Mister Rogers opens with a visit to the Neighborhood resturaunt where Audrey Roth happily shows him to his seat. After talking about table settings and other common things found at a resturaunt, Mister Rogers orders a sandwich with cheese, lettuce, and tomato on whole wheat. He gladly accepts an offer to visit the resturaunt's kitchen and watch as the chef prepares his sandwich.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, preparations for the royal picnic continue as new instructions from King Friday are being delivered. Working together, Lady Aberlin and Henrietta Pussycat find an opening in the wall between Corney's factory and the Museum Go-Round. Through the passage, they find a garden with a fruit tree at its center. As they pick the fruit, X the Owl arrives with instructions to make a fruit salad. Together, the threesome visits Henrietta's kitchen where they use X's OCS cook book to help them make the salad. While they cut the fruit, they sing a slightly altered "fruit salad version" of Many Ways to Say I Love You. When X gets too bossy, Henrietta becomes angry and leaves the kitchen; however, the two neighbors are quick to make up and become friends again.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about doing something positive with angry feelings and then sings What Do You Do With the Mad that You Feel.


This episodes gives viewers a glimpse into two rarely seen areas of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe: the fruit tree garden and inside Henrietta's part of the tree.

Although used at the close of most modern episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, The Weekend Song is not used in this episode.

Lady A plays in the background while X the Owl calls for Lady Aberlin and Henrietta Pussycat from the other side of the wall.

This episode is one of two included on Adventures in Friendship.

This episode is included on the DVD Friends and Feelings and the VHS release When Friends Fight.

On March 2, 2018 -- in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood -- this episode aired along with Episode 104 of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.

While making the fruit salad, the friends sing "This is the fruit that is so sweet" to the tune of Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush and "It's the apple skin way.." to Many Ways To Say I Love You.

This episode is included on the Would You Be Mine Collection (DVD).

Appearing In This Episode


  • Bill Carnahan




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Bill Carnahan, David Newell, Audrey Roth
Special thanks to: Fred Gentile, The Saxonburg Hotel
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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