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Episode 1511

Episode 1511
Topic Games
Air Date February 7, 1983
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
Please Don't Think It's Funny;
It's You I Like;
It's Such a Good Feeling;
The Weekend Song
Guests N/A

Mister Rogers arrives with a towel which he uses to play peek-a-boo before a quick game of hide-and-seek with viewers. After talking about a time when he was young and playing hide-and-seek, Mister Rogers sings Please Don't Think It's Funny. Returning to the towel he brough with him, Mister Rogers shows a film about how people make towels.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin and Prince Tuesday are drying off after a swim as King Friday is visited by a representative of the Strothers Racing Towel Company. Mr. Strothers demonstrates his racing towels and informs the King that the Neighborhood of Make-Believe has been chosen as the site for the Make-Believe Olympic Games. Lady Aberlin excorts Mr. Strothers around the Neighborhood as he asks for everyone's permission to host the games. Everyone quickly gives their permission except Lady Elaine Fairchilde who will only give her permission if she is guaranteed to win the games.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers pretends that his towels are racing towels before he talks about being a graceful loser: "Being the best loser takes talent just as being the best winner does." Mister Rogers concludes for the day by singing It's You I Like.


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Notes

  • If you'd like to check for racing towels in your own home, according to the procedures followed by Mr. Strothers, simply lay the towel in front of you and say "Overcome the gravitational pull and move forward." Racing towels will speed off.
  • Fred Strother is credited in this episode as "Fred Strothers" and the others on the show clearly refer to him as "Mr. Strothers."
  • Prince Tuesday refers to Cornflake S. Pecially as "Uncle Corney." With no direct relation between the two, this is likely intended to be a simple term of affection used by the young prince.
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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Charles Altman, David Newell, Fred Strothers
Special Thanks to: Fieldcrest Towel Mills Inc.
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Sam Newbury
Director: Paul Lally
Associate Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Music Director: John Costa

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications, Inc.
1983 Family Communications, Inc.


Appearing In This Episode

Mister Rogers | Lady Aberlin | Prince Tuesday | King Friday XIII | Mr. Strothers | Daniel Striped Tiger | Queen Sara Saturday | Henrietta Pussycat | X the Owl | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Mr. McFeely

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