Episode 1543

Episode 1543
Topic No and Yes
Air Date February 6, 1985
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
What Do You Do with the Mad That You Feel;
It's Such a Good Feeling;
The Weekend Song
Guests Jermaine Vaughan
Chrissy Thompson

Mister Rogers arrives with photographs of Chrissy Thompson showing her as a young girl in the Neighborhood as well as a more recent image of her graduating from high school. Chrissy will be stopping by for a visit so Mister Rogers goes to the porch to wait for them to arrive. Sitting on the porch, Mister Rogers recalls a time when he was a boy when he went outside and forgot to tell his mother.

As he continues waiting for Chrissy, Jermaine Vaughan comes by carrying his radio and a large piece of cardboard he had been using to breakdance with his friends. Mister Rogers invites him to stay for a few minutes and demonstrate his dancing.

As Jermaine departs, Chrissy arrives and sits on the porch with Mister Rogers and talks about her accomplishments and her disabilities. For a graduation gift, Mister Rogers gives Chrissy a butterfly pendant which he says symbolizes freedom -- something important to them both.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Elsie Jean shares with Lady Aberlin that Ana is upset that she does not have a special role in the upcoming wedding. Lady Aberlin tries to explain to Ana that just being in attendance is an important role but Ana is not convinced. At the clock, Daniel wants to give up his duty as ring bearer because he is having a hard time keeping the ring on the pillow.

In Southwood, James Michael Jones reads a poem to his bride-to-be as they and Keith David prepare the "wedding place." Taking Betty Okonak Templeton aside, Lady Aberlin talks to her about Daniel's frustrations.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about feeling angry as he sings What Do You Do with the Mad That You Feel.


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Notes

  • Chrissy Thompson is the television granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. McFeely. CLICK HERE to view a mid-1970's promotional picture of Mister Rogers with Chrissy Thompson -- one of the photo's shared in this episode.

  • As Elsie Jean talks with Lady Aberlin, she mentions that Lady Aberlin and Henrietta will be bridesmaids for the wedding. From previous episodes we know that the bridesmaids will be Lady Aberlin and Lady Elaine. Henrietta will be the flower girl.
  • Download this episode from Amazon Video On-Demand.

Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Bill Barker, Keith David, Michael Horton, Carole Muller, David Newell, Chrissy Thompson, Jermaine Vaughan
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
© 1985 Family Communications


Appearing In This Episode

Mister Rogers | Chrissy Thompson | Mr. McFeely | Lady Aberlin | Elsie Jean Platypus | Ana Platypus | Daniel Striped Tiger | Keith David | James Michael Jones | Betty Okonak Templeton

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