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Episode 1572

Episode 1572
Topic Dance
Air Date March 10, 1987

Mister Rogers arrives with a fish mobile which he takes to the kitchen to put together.

Taking viewers along, Mister Rogers visits Sea World where he meets Mike Scarpuzzi and Diane Godwin -- animal trainers who work with whales. Mister Rogers watches in amazement as the whales -- Shamu and Namu -- "dance" with their trainers.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mr. McFeely stops by the castle as Miss Paulificate is hanging a crown mobile outside. He continues his deliveries throughout the Neighborhood as Queen Sara comes out and talks with Miss Paulificate and Lady Aberlin about their recent invitation to the Always Happy Dance Studio -- a new offering from the Museum-Go-Round.

Asking throughout the Neighborhood, Lady Aberlin learns that only females were invited to the new dance studio. Together with Neighbor Aber, she approaches Lady Elaine who has taken Corney's Dance Rockit assuming it was for her new studio. Lady Elaine also shares her belief that men do not dance.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers talks about how everyone can dance before he shows a film of fish. He concludes by singing Everybody's Fancy.


Notes

  • The footage of whales was filmed at SeaWorld of Ohio which was sold to Six Flags, Inc. in 2001. Mike Scarpuzzi is currently the head trainer at SeaWorld San Diego.
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Appearing In This Episode


Guests

  • Diane Godwin
  • Mike Scarpuzzi
  • Shamu & Namu

Songs


Screenshots


Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Diane Godwin, David Newell, Audrey Roth, Michael Scarpuzzi
Special thanks to: The Pittsburgh Zoo, SeaWorld of Ohio
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Paul Lally
Associate Producer: Casey Brown
Music Director: John Costa

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1987 Family Communications, Inc.

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