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Episode 1590

Topic: Nighttime
Air Date: March 11, 1988
Previous Episode: 1589 - Nighttime
Next Episode: 1591 - Kindness and Unkindness
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Mister Rogers arrives with a yo-yo which he briefly demonstrates before receiving a call from Mr. McFeely who has a videotape of people working at night. Bob Trow stops by and invites Mister Rogers outside to meet Tom Parks, a talented yo-yo artist. After an impressive demonstration from Mr. Parks, Mr. McFeely delivers the tape about people who work at night.

It's almost daytime in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and Lady Aberlin is camping under the stars with the star visitor when they are startled by Bob Dog. Sensing that that visitor is sad, Bob Dog takes him on a tour of the Neighborhood as Lady Aberlin seeks out the advice of Lady Elaine Fairchilde.

At the castle, King Friday shares his kingly version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with the visitor. Lady Aberlin visits the clock where Daniel meets the star visitor and is able to understand his strange language. Daniel shares that the visitor likes it in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe but is sad that he will need to leave when the night is over. Daniel also learns the star visitor's name: Yo Yo LaBelle. Yo Yo's ride arrives at the clock and he returns home just as the dawn is about to break. After he leaves, Lady Aberlin and Daniel talk together about the importance feelings of caring for others.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers returns to his globe and talks about the many people around the world.


Neighbors are typically listed in alphabetical order in the credits; however, in this episode, David Newell is listed after yo-yo expert Tom Parks.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Tom Parks




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Michael Horton, Tom Parks, David Newell, Bob Trow
Special Thanks to Duncan Yo-Yo
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Paul Lally
Associate Producer: Susi Simons
Music Director: John Costa
Editor: Randy Strothman
Art Director: Jack Guest
Assistant Art Director: Kathy Borland
Production Assistants: Lenny Meledandri, Ellen Moore, Joanne Peacock
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson
Studio Supervisor: Doug Coates
Production Coordinator: Mark Smukler
Assistant Director: Rich Dwyer
Technical Directors: Jack Arthurs, Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Assistant Lighting Directors: Jim Bruelheide, Bob Lubomsky, Eric Sanchez
Video: Tom Deluga
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel
Audio: Jerry Cobbs
Videotape: Bill Moore, Ron Vangura
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Assistant Floor Manager: Jim Seech
Location Production: Joe Abeln, Mark Adelsheim, Michael Boyle, John Burdick, Jerry Hughes, Mark Knobil, Mike Kobik
Carpenters: Joseph Bock, Rich Karapandi, Charles Whatton
Scenic Artists: Sandrine Sheon, Amy Vertmen, Beth Ann Zamborsky
Costumer: Candy Callery
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Consultants: Albert V. Corrado M.D., Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D.
Director of Production: Sam Newbury
Videotape Editor: Kevin Conrad
Videotape Sound: Dennis Williams

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1988 Family Communications, Inc.

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