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Episode 1602

Topic: Fun & Games
Air Date: February 21, 1989
Previous Episode: 1601 - Fun & Games
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Mister Rogers arrives with a Randy S. Caribou figure made of clay. Taking it to the kitchen where several of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe models are already set up, Mister Rogers takes out figures of many of the other Neighborhood characters.

Visiting a nearby soccer field, Mister Rogers meets Dave Bartholomae, a coach who is holding a practice with his young players. Mr. Bartholomae explains the rules and techniques of soccer as the players demonstrate their skills. Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about the purpose of shin guards and being safe when you play games.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Randy S. Caribou plays hide and seek with the Trolley and decides that he would like to play soccer. Just then, Chef Brockett stops by with two soccer ball cakes which Randy mistakes for real soccer balls. Smashing one of the cakes with his hoof, Randy feels terrible and runs off to hide. Chef Brockett goes through with his delivery to the castle where Edgar Cooke is able to fix the damaged cake.

At the school, Ana Platypus and Prince Tuesday talk about their participation on championship soccer teams. Learning that Queen Sara is planning a party for them, Daniel expresses his sadness at not being on a soccer team. Randy arrives in a hurry looking for a place to hide and asks that they not tell Chef Brockett where he is. When Chef Brockett arrives at the school looking for Randy, he explains that the damaged cake has been repaired. Everyone is happy except Daniel who wishes he were part of a soccer team. Based on a suggestion from Chef Brockett, the children decide to form a boy-girl-reindeer-tiger soccer team so everyone can play together.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings It's You I Like.


Unlike other characters who appear in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Randy S. Caribou is actually listed in the credits for this episode with Chuck Aber's name in parentheses.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Dave Bartholomae




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: David Bartholomae, Don Brockett, Randy S. Caribou (Chuck Aber), Lenny Meledandri, Carole Muller, Bob Trow
Special thanks to Chatham College, Pittsburgh Dynamo Soccer
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Paul Lally
Associate Producer: Adrienne Wehr
Music Director: John Costa

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
©1989 Family Communications, Inc.

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