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Episode 1636

Episode 1636
Topic Dress-Up
Air Date August 26, 1991
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
I'm a Raccoon;
Creation Duet;
I'm Still Myself Inside;
It's Such a Good Feeling;
The Weekend Song
Guests None

Mister Rogers arrives with a toy raccoon as well as a raccoon mask. Putting on the mask, Mister Rogers sings I'm a Raccoon and crawls on the floor pretending to be a raccoon. He takes some time to remember a ballet about a raccoon family's bedtime routine.

Mister Rogers explains that just because he wears a mask, that does not change who he is on the inside. Leading into Make-Believe, Mister Rogers places the raccoon mask on the Trolley and shows that even with the mask on, the Trolley does not change.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin is doing some research with King Friday's pet birds when Harriett Elizabeth Cow stops by and shares that the school children are planning a play. King Friday emerges dressed in a bird costume and scares his pet birds away. Harriett Cow shares the plans for a play which Lady Aberlin agrees to direct.

Left alone, Lady Aberlin is greeted by a ballet dancer who dances her way around the Neighborhood. The dancer inspires Ana Platypus to be a ballerina in the school play. At the clock, Lady Aberlin finds Daniel wearing a raccoon mask and decides he will play a raccoon in the play. Together they sing the Creation Duet.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers makes a raccoon mask out of a paper back and black yarn. Putting on the mask, he sings I'm Still Myself Inside.


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Notes

  • The raccoon family segment also appears in Episode 1271 and originally aired in Episode 1120.
  • Harriett Elizabeth Cow mentions that she is a founding member of the Living Prose Society.
  • The ballerina who dances through the Neighborhood of Make-Believe is played by Paula LeVere.
  • The lyrics to the Creation Duet are slightly altered by replacing the word "God" with the word "Love."
  • Download this episode from Amazon Video On-Demand.

Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Jane Hillyer, Gretchen Krich, Paula LeVere, Allan Moticska, Carole Switala, Bob Trow, Jewell Walker
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
©1991 Family Communications, Inc.


Appearing In This Episode

Mister Rogers | Lady Aberlin | Mimus Polyglottos | Troglodytes Aedon | Harriett Elizabeth Cow | King Friday XIII | Ana Platypus | Daniel Striped Tiger

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