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Episode 1685

Topic: Fast and Slow
Air Date: February 24, 1995
Previous Episode: 1684 - Fast and Slow
Next Episode: 1686 - Everybody's Special
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Mister Rogers arrives with a toy crane which he takes outside and demonstrates at the sand table. When he lifts objects slowly, the crane works perfectly; however, when he tries to hurry up and lift objects quickly, they tend to fall from the crane's hook. This leads into a short video of children doing various tasks that is shown as Mister Rogers sings I Like to Take My Time: "Often to do your best work, you just have to take your time."

Bob Trow stops by to give Mister Rogers a picture of trolleys he has made. Mr. Trow is invited to show viewers the process he goes through when he makes a picture -- an important part of which is taking his time.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the efforts to catch the speeding Trolley continue. Robert Troll delivers a special picture to Daniel showing the clock in all four seasons of the year.

At the castle, Neighbor Aber and Corney have built a full-sized crane which is used to catch the Trolley. The Trolley's controls are adjusted and its normal speed settings are restored.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings Many Ways to Say I Love You before John Sikora stops by for some exercise.


Mister Rogers regularly made a point to make people feel apprecaited. The scene with Bob Trow is a perfect example. While most people who receive a gift would simply thank the giver for the gift itself, Mister Rogers goes one step further after receiving the trolley painting from Bob Trow: "Thank you very much for this special gift...and for yourself."

Troll Talk can be heard when Bob Trow visits Mister Rogers.

John Sikora also appears in Episode 1678.

Appearing In This Episode


  • John Sikora




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, John Sikora, Maggie Stewart, Bob Trow
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Associate Producer: Adrienne Wehr
Music Director: John Costa
Art Director: Kathryn Borland
Editor: Susan Howard
Assistant Art Director: Catherine McConnell
Properties: Andy Vogt
Production Assistants: Matt Meko, Lenny Meledandri
Production Intern: Kara Chipoletti
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson
Production Coordinator: Hugh Downing
Assistant Director: Chelle Robinson
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Lighting Directors: Frank Warninsky, Joe Abeln
Assistant Lighting Director: Kate Kearney
Video: Tom Deluga
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Marji Murphy, Art Vogel
Audio: Dick Lasota
Videotape: Chet Bednar
Floor Managers: Jim Seech, Nick Tallo
Location Production: Chris Armstrong, Colin Adams, Mark Adelsheim, John Burdick, Chris Dahl, Julie Davis, Mark Knobil, Bob Lubomski, Jose Martens, Kate Kearney, Rich Seig, Steve Wahlenmeyer, Scott Wesner
Carpenters: Don Kann Sr., Rich Karapandi
Scenic Artists: Elliott Boswell, David Carney, Rich Donnelly, Karen Kust, Celeste Parrendo, Barb Pastorik, Gregg Puchalski, Sarah Smith, April Sopkin, Sandra Streiff, Mary Sue Wantorek
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Post Production Editor: Kevin Conrad
Post Production Sound: Joe West, Dennis Williams
Original Scenic Design: Jack Guest
Director of Production: Sam Newbury

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