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Episode 1560

Topic: Making and Creating
Air Date: February 7, 1986
Previous Episode: 1559 - Making and Creating
Next Episode: 1561 - Celebrations
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Mister Rogers arrives with a blueprint of a playground. Taking viewers to the "newly built Neighborhood playground," Mister Rogers meets Bob Leathers, a contractor working on the playground. Mr. Leathers describes and demonstrates several pieces of the elaborate new play equipment.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers sits at the piano and works on a new song he has been thinking about.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X the Owl has made a cloud cover for his door thinking that the flying rocking horse might land on it. Still stumped on how to get the flying rocking horse down, Neighbor Aber seeks out the advice of Cornflake S. Pecially. Corney tells Neighbor Aber that the only way to get it down is to find someone who is brave and does not know that they are brave. That person is to call out to the flying chair, "81351, you've had your fun, but now you're done. Come on down right away."

At the Platypus Mound, Ana is building a playground and suggests that Daniel Tiger may be the person that Neighbor Aber is looking for. Heading to the clock, Daniel shares that he does not feel brave but Neighbor Aber convinces him otherwise through a song, Are You Brave. Feeling brave, Daniel instructs the rocking horse to come down out of the air.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers also sings Are You Brave.


As he looks for someone who is brave and does not know it, Neighbor Aber stops by the tree where Henrietta Pussycat is exercising.

This episode is featured on the VHS release Are You Brave and Don't Know It?

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

Appearing In This Episode


  • Bob Leathers




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Bob Leathers, Carole Muller, Audrey Roth
Special Thanks to Belle Sherman School
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producers: Sam Newbury, Margaret Whitmer
Director: Paul Lally
Music Director: John Costa
Art Director: Jack Guest
Editor: Michael Colonna
Properties: Alexis Samulski
Production Assistants: Holly Bruwelheide, Lenny Meledandri, Julia Palazzi
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson
Studio Supervisor: Doug Coates
Production Coordinator: Mark Smukler
Assistant Directors: Rich Dwyer, Tim McGrane
Technical Directors: Jack Arthurs, Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Video: Tom Deluga
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel
Audio: Jerry Cobbs
Videotape: Mike Laver
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Assistant Floor Manager: Jim Seech
Assistant Lighting Director: Kate Kearney
Location Production: Mark Adelsheim, Rege Becker, John Burdick, Joe Ferlic, John Fitzpatrick, Bill Forsythe, Dan Gebrosky, Mike Kobik
Scenic Artists: Julie Blair, Fricka Gray, Gary Kosko, Cathy Tigano
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Carpenters: Patsy Gianella, Rich Karapandi
Videotape Editor: Kevin Conrad
Videotape Sound: Dennis Williams
Consultants: Albert V. Corrado M.D., Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D.

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

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