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THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers

Episode 1622

Episode 1622
Topic Fathers & Music
Air Date July 31, 1990
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
I Like To Take Care of You;
Everybody's Fancy;
It's Such a Good Feeling;
The Weekend Song
Guests None

Mister Rogers arrives with a rag doll made by some friends and pretends that the doll is not feeling well. To make the doll feel better, Mister Rogers lays it on top of his piano and plays/sings I Like To Take Care of You.

Mr. McFeely arrives with materials to demonstrate how small adhesive bandages are cut from larger pieces. He and Mister Rogers then watch a film about how people make adhesive bandages. Mister Rogers applies a bandage to his rag doll and talks about how when he was young, he sometimes pretended that his toys came to life.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Prince Tuesday is looking for someone to play with but all of his friends are busy. At the suggestion of King Friday, Prince Tuesday pretends that his rag doll, Tome (pronounced "Tommy"), has come to life. As King Friday plays Everybody's Fancy on his bass violin, Tome dances as Prince Tuesday watches in amazement. Noticing a bandage on Tome's hand, Prince Tuesday learns that it is there so that Tome can "look underneath and see that [he] is all there."

Tome and Prince Tuesday dance to the Platypus mound where Tome talks with Ana Platypus about her bandage. As Dr. Bill plays his bagpipes, Tommy dances again.

Upon returning to the castle, Tome turns back into a rag doll when Lady Elaine Fairchilde refuses to believe that he is alive.

Back at the house, Mr. McFeely returns with an large music box which he demonstrates for Mister Rogers.


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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Bill Barker, Tome Cousin, Lenny Meledandri, David Newell, Carole Switala
Special Thanks to Glesner Pianos & Organs, National Patent Medical
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Associate Producer: Adrienne Wehr
Music Director: John Costa

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
©1990 Family Communications, Inc.


Appearing In This Episode

Mister Rogers | Mr. McFeely | Prince Tuesday | King Friday XIII | Tome the Rag Doll | Ana Platypus | Dr. Bill Platypus | Lady Elaine Fairchilde

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