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Episode 1663

Topic: Love
Air Date: February 24, 1993
Previous Episode: 1662 - Love
Next Episode: 1664 - Love
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Upon his arrival, Mister Rogers does not change into his sneakers. Instead he soaks his bare feet in a small pool of water outside the front door. As he relaxes, he thinks of different ways people show love. Francois Clemmons stops by and soaks his feet as he sings Many Ways to Say I Love You.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday turns down his son's offer to take a leisurly walk as Mr. McFeely stops by on his way to deliver a package to the Museum-Go-Round. Learning that the delivery is for Lady Elaine's soap opera, King Friday storms off in disgust as the lack of work taking place in the Neighborhood.

At the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine is pleased to find that the package contains her order of soap for her opera. Prince Tuesday declines an offer from Mayor Maggie to be in the soap opera since his father is only interested in people doing "good work." Although Lady Elaine shares with Prince Tuesday that she is proud of him for helping Mr. McFeely, King Friday continues to scold him for not working. Queen Sara attempts to interrupt King Friday's rant, but he storms off before Prince Tuesday can tell about his recent help to Mr. McFeely. Overhearing this conversation, Lady Aberlin steps out and sings The People You Like the Most.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers shows some pictures from a book calledA Is For Animals before Francois Clemmons returns to sing Swing Low Sweet Chariot.


By this point, Francois Clemmons had not appeared as Officer Clemmons in almost ten years. When he arrives to visit Mister Rogers, he is addressed as "Francois Clemmons" even though he is dressed in a police uniform and mentions that he is filling in at the pricinct "while Joe is away on vacation."

The scene where Officer Clemmons and Mister Rogers soak their feet is a recreation of a scene that took place over 20 years earlier in Episode 1065.

This is the final Neighborhood appearance by Francois Clemmons.

A Is for Animals is available for purchase through

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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Francois Clemmons, Lenny Meledandri, David Newell, Maggie Stewart
Special Thanks To: Simon & Schuster for permission to sue A Is For Animals by David Pelham copyright 1991 by David Pelham
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
© 1993 Family Communications, Inc.

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