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Episode 1532

Topic: Grandparents
Air Date: May 8, 1984
Previous Episode: 1531 - Grandparents
Next Episode: 1533 - Grandparents
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Mister Rogers arrives with a partially completed homemade wind chime made of straws, strings, and bells. He shows how it is made and by adding one more bell, he completes the chime.

At Negri's Music Shop, Mister Rogers meets John Blake who is visiting the shop with his son Johnathan. Accompanied by Johnny Costa, Carl McVicker, and Joe Negri, Mr. Blake plays a number on his violin. Johnathan demonstrates his own violin and then joins the others as they play Many Ways to Say I Love You.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers shares a few photographs of himself and his parents from when he was a little boy.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Grandpere is sharing pictures of his family with Queen Sara and Lady Aberlin. Lady Aberlin spreads the word of Collette's visit and finds that Henrietta and X have a gift for Grandpere's granddaughter -- a hat with bells.

At the Platypus mound, Dr. Bill has spent his day off with Ana as they have enjoyed looking at photographs of their own family. Over at the clock, Daniel and Lady Aberlin are interrupted by an excited Neighbor Aber who shares that the Express de Grandparents is on its way. Left alone, Daniel shares with viewers that he has no grandparents.

Collette arrives at the Eiffel Tower on the Express de Grandparents and is welcomed by Grandpere, Neighbor Aber, and Lady Aberlin.

Back at the house, Mr. McFeely delivers a film about how people make straws as he is on his way to visit his own grandchildren. Mister Rogers concludes for the day by watching the film.


Although they appear at Negri's Music Shop, Carl McVicker and Johnny Costa are not credited in this episode.

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

Grandpere shares a picture of his son, Collette's father.

Ana Platypus shares pictures of her grandparents -- Elsie Jean's parents (Grandma Mel and Grandpa Tom) and Dr. Bill's parents.


Appearing In This Episode


  • John Blake
  • Johnathan Blake




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Bill Barker, John Blake Jr., Johnathan Blake, Carole Muller, Joe Negri, David Newell
Special thanks to American Music Conference, Johnstown Manufacturing Co.
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
© 1984 Family Communications, Inc.

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