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Episode 1558

Topic: Making and Creating
Air Date: February 5, 1986
Previous Episode: 1557 - Making and Creating
Next Episode: 1559 - Making and Creating
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Mister Rogers arrives with a unique chair -- one that allows a person sit while resting on their knees. Seated at the chair, he sings You Are Special before Mr. McFeely arrives. Mr. McFeely tries out the new chair before he and Mister Rogers watch a film about how people make rocking horses. After the film, Mr. McFeely shows a rocking horse that was made at that factory -- one he will be taking to his grandchildren.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Neighbor Aber arrives at the Museum-Go-Round to help with the cover exhibit. Lady Elaine uses his assistance in hanging the plaid cover made by the Platypus family which fits over the pillars of the Museum-Go-Round. At the end of the cover are "words of peace" in various languages. Lady Elaine and Neighbor Aber also use a stack of three small pyramids as a ball cover on the Museum wall. Donated by the Frogg family in what Lady Elaine assumes is a hat but actually turns out to be a heart-shaped bell cover.

With a sleeping Carrie Dell on his back, James Michael Jones arrives to deliver his stool cover. Lady Elaine wonders what became of Corney's rocking chair and Neighbor Aber agrees to go find out. Before leaving, he sings a song about liking and caring for people.

At the factory, Neighbor Aber learns that the rocking chair cover was given to Lady Aberlin. He soon finds Henrietta constantly ringing her bell to keep the flying rocking horse nearby. Even by showing the rocking horse a picture of King Friday (at the suggestion of the King himself), Lady Aberlin and Neighbor Aber have no luck catching it. X comes up with the idea to make the flying horse part of an outdoor exhibit. Presenting this idea to Lady Elaine, she is very pleased and gives Neighbor Aber a cover -- a King Friday mask.


The pillar cover made by the Platypus family has several "words of peace" on it including the word "Fred" (Swedish for "peace").

The pyramids used as a ball cover appear to be the same pyramids used in the sand box by Mister Rogers in Episode 1556.

This episode is included on the DVD Kindness Collection.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Tina Morman




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Michael Horton, Tina Morman, David Newell
Special thanks to Back Up, Klapat Industries Inc., Westnofa
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producers: Sam Newbury, Margaret Whitmer
Director: Paul Lally
Music Director: John Costa

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1986 Family Communications, Inc.

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