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THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers

Episode 1613

Episode 1613
Topic When Parents Go To Work
Air Date November 22, 1989
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
Let's Think of Something To Do;
I'm Taking Care of You;
It's Such a Good Feeling;
The Weekend Song
Guests None

Mister Rogers arrives wearing a lei made of peanuts. He he waits for Mr. McFeely, he sings Let's Think of Something To Do and shows a small box filled with colorful oil and water. Just as Mister Rogers starts to read a book of poems, Mr. McFeely arrives with a film about how people make peanut butter.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Queen Sara is just about to leave for work again as Lady Aberlin encourages her to talk to Prince Tuesday about her work. At the factory, Corney mentions that one of his employees has brought her baby to work because she could not find a sitter. Since the factory is so busy, Corney asks if Lady Aberlin will babysit. Princess Zelda arrives with a basket full of peanuts as Corney introduces Hilda Dingleboarder and her daughter Daphne (D.D.). Hilda mentions that the factory is busier than usual as they have received a big order for Peanut Rockits -- a rocking chair you rock in while you eat peanuts.

At the tree, Lady Aberlin shows D.D. to Henrietta Pussycat who suggests that the factory start a caring center for children of its employees. Together they return to the factory to propose this idea to Corney. As they arrive, Lady Aberlin joins Princess Zelda in a Peanut Rockit and enjoys a peanut. Corney is interested in the idea and Henrietta, Lady Aberlin, and Princess Zelda agree to help.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings I'm Taking Care of You before taking a call from Mr. McFeely who will be bringing something else by. While he waits, Mister Rogers plays I'm Taking Care of You on his melodica. Mr. McFeely arrives with two flower leis which he received from a craft class at the library.


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Notes

  • The poem Mister Rogers starts to read as he waits for Mr. McFeely is "How Do I Love Thee" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
  • Download this episode from Amazon Video On-Demand.

Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, David Newell, Zelda Pulliam, Barbara Russell
Special Thanks to Georgia Peanut Commission, Krema Products Company, Jimage Productions Inc.
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Muens
Associate Producer: Adrienne Wehr
Music Director: John Costa

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


Appearing In This Episode

Mister Rogers | Mr. McFeely | Queen Sara Saturday | Lady Aberlin | Cornflake S. Pecially | Princess Zelda | Hilda Dingleboarder | Daphne Dingleboarder | Henrietta Pussycat

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