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THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers

Episode 1647

Episode 1647
Topic Imaginary Friends
Air Date February 25, 1992
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
Pretending;
Speedy Delivery (v2);
Troll Talk;
Please Don't Think It's Funny;
It's Such a Good Feeling;
The Weekend Song
Guests None

Mister Rogers arrives with a small telescope which he takes outside to demonstrate. Looking through the telescope, he sees Bob Trow approaching with his "imaginary dog." Mr. Trow talks about imaginary friends that he had when he was young.

Mister Rogers sings Pretending before Mr. McFeely stops by with a large empty box he will be delivering to some children at the Neighborhood day care center for them to use for imagining and playing.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Robert Troll and his imaginary pet, Gloria, are visiting with Queen Sara. When the Queen departs for a meeting, Gloria disappears into the castle.

Mr. McFeely agrees to test out a new rocking chair at the factory but the chair collapses as he sits down. Somewhat shaken, he moves on to make a delivery to X the Owl.

At the tree, Mr. McFeely delivers a new Imaginary Viewer (IV) to X who is surprised to learn that the package itself is the Imaginary Viewer. Attaching the IV to the tripod, X is able to see Robert Troll as well as his pet, Gloria.

Meanwhile, Robert Troll takes Gloria to the clock where she is introduced to Daniel and his imaginary friend, Malcolm Apricot Dinko. The foursome plays a game by tossing a pretend ball back and forth before Robert Troll is paged by King Friday.

At the castle, King Friday would like to see Gloria but she is still at the clock playing with Daniel. Robert Troll agrees to bring her along on his next visit to the castle.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings Please Don't Think It's Funny before sitting at the kitchen table where he has a plastic container full of sand. Using paper cups, Mister Rogers scoops and pours the sand and talks about how he likes to imagine things. This leads into an animated short featuring various animal shapes.


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Notes

  • As Bob Trow talks to Mister Rogers about the imaginary friends from his youth, he mentions one who had a voice that eventually led to the troll talk of Robert Troll in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
  • After testing a faulty rocking chair, Mr. McFeely heads to the oak tree where he almost runs into X's tripod. "This neighborhood is a dangerous place today," Mr. McFeely states. X responds: "I beg your partner."
  • An elephant is seen in the animated short at the end of the episode. During the few seconds it is on the screen, an instrumental of We Are Elephants is played.
  • The animated short (sand animation) is also seen in Episode 1209 and Episode 1224.
  • Download this episode from Amazon Video On-Demand.

Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: David Newell, Bob Trow
Sand Animation: Caroline Leaf
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
©1992 Family Communications, Inc.


Appearing In This Episode

Mister Rogers | Bob Trow | Mr. McFeely | Robert Troll | Queen Sara Saturday | Cornflake S. Pecially | X the Owl | Daniel Striped Tiger | King Friday XIII

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