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Episode 1657

Topic: Up & Down
Air Date: November 24, 1992
Previous Episode: 1656 - Up & Down
Next Episode: 1658 - Up & Down
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Mister Rogers arrives with a few wooden blocks and talks about how when he was a boy he would line blocks up and knock them down. Visiting Negri's Music Shop, Mister Rogers meets Bob Speca who has a talent for arranging patterns of dominoes to knock down. Before meeting Mr. Speca, Joe Negri shows Mister Rogers a variety of wooden musical instruments. In the back room, Mr. Speca gives a dazzling demonstration after having set up 3,000 dominoes!

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers sings Did You Know.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Miss Paulificate asks Robert Troll to tell King Friday to call Mayor Maggie at speed-dial/re-dial #143. As he explains "speed-dial/re-dial" to Henrietta Pussycat, Robert Troll calls Miss Paulificate who has returned to her office. X the Owl comes down from checking the tree's leaves and branches to learn about speed-dial/re-dial. Another call to Miss Paulificate finds her to be very busy as she reminds Robert Troll that he is to be looking for King Friday. Henrietta informs Robert Troll that the King is walking his pet birds.

Waving his arms pretending to fly, Robert Troll is surprised to find that he actually rises. To his slight disappointment, Neighbor Aber points out that he is standing on Lady Elaine's new hydraulic lift. A phone call informs Robert Troll that Miss Paulificate would like her phone returned and that King Friday would like to see Neighbor Aber at the castle. Before leaving, Neighbor Aber and Robert Troll sing Then Your Heart is Full of Love.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings a portion of Then Your Heart is Full of Love, as well.


As Bob Speca's 3,000 dominoes are falling, one small section does not fall correctly. Mr. Speca says, "That one didn't fall just right," to which Mister Rogers responds, "Look at the one's that did!"

As Robert Troll approaches the castle, Troll Talk plays in the background.

Using speed-dial, re-dial, Mayor Maggie can be reached at #143 and Miss Paulificate at #123.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Bob Speca




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Joe Negri, Audrey Roth, Bob Speca, Bob Trow
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.

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