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Episode 1538

Topic: Food
Air Date: November 21, 1984
Previous Episode: 1537 - Food
Next Episode: 1539 - Food
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Arriving empty-handed, Mister Rogers reveals that he had been to the television house earlier and left some things to show. In the kitchen, Mister Rogers shows different kinds of snacks and talks about the differences between junk food and healthy snacks.

Passing time before a visit to Chef Brockett's bakery, Mister Rogers teaches viewers about disguises by putting on a green cape and a false nose with glasses. Before leaving for the bakery, Mister Rogers sings Let's Be Together Today.

At the bakery, Chef Brockett and Mister Rogers make a tasty and nutritious snack out of peanut butter, raisins, and graham crackers. Back at the house, Mister Rogers makes his own snack from a banana, peanut butter, and raisins.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin, Bob Dog, and Handyman Negri are serving as garden guards seeking to catch the vegetable thief. Disguised in capes and false noses, the guards wander the Neighborhood until they discover the old goat from Northwood stealing from a garden near Daniel's clock.

From the goat, the guards learn that Northwood has no food so, with King Friday, they declare an all-out effort to help their friends in Northwood.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers cleans up his mess in the kitchen before leaving for the day.


I'm a Chef plays in the background as Mister Rogers arrives at the bakery and again while he and Chef Brockett make a snack. Many Ways To Say I Love You plays as Mister Rogers explains the meaning of "all-out effort."

Cleaning up in the kitchen, Mister Rogers fails to securely put the lid on the peanut butter jar as it falls off the jar when he is feeing the fish.

Fred Rogers sneaks a quick bit of religion into this episode. Once the goat has been caught in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the King and Queen declare an all-out effort to help Northwood. In explaining their plan, Queen Sara addresses the goat: "You need never steal again. Simply ask and you will receive." For anyone with a Christian background, this phrase is quite familiar as it can be found in the Gospel of Matthew: "Ask, and you will receive. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened for you." (Matthew 7:7)

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Don Brockett, Jose Cisneros, Michael Horton, Joe Negri, Bob Trow
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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