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Episode 1690

Topic: Everybody's Special
Air Date: September 1, 1995
Previous Episode: 1689 - Everybody's Special
Next Episode: 1691 - What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel? (Mad Feelings)
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Mister Rogers arrives with a kazoo and plays the first part of Won't You Be My Neighbor as he enters the house. In the kitchen, he uses construction paper to make a party hat in preparation for Corney's birthday celebration in Make-Believe. Mister Rogers sings Happy Birthday before Mr. McFeelys stops by with a video about how people make kazoos.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, as she and Lady Aberlin decorate the castle for Corney's birthday celebration, Queen Sara tries out a kazoo. Prince Tuesday arrives much happier than he has been earlier in the week and Neighbor Aber brings some balloons to add to the decoration. Even King Friday is feeling festive as he agrees to wear a party hat.

Lady Aberlin heads inside the castle to the B.C. Room to get the birthday cake made by Chef Brockett as Neighbor Aber leaves to get Corney. At the factory, Corney is hiding but comes out just long enough to give a note to Neighbor Aber telling him that he does not think anyone remembers it is his birthday.

Returning to the castle, Neighbor Aber and Lady Aberlin use kazoos to try and call for Corney. Prince Tuesday and Daniel Striped Tiger have made a birthday card which Neighbor Aber reads before Lady Aberlin holds it up in all directions of the Neighbohrood. Corney responds and arrives at the castle ready to celebrate his special day.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings I Like to Take Care of You before Mr. McFeely returns. Outside, Eric Kloss is on the porch where he demonstrates different kinds of flutes.


One of the flutes played by Eric Kloss is called an "owl flute." He suggests that the sound it makes is what "X's younger brother Y" sounds like.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Eric Kloss




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Eric Kloss, Lenny Meledandri, David Newell
Special Thanks to: The Original American Kazoo Company
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: Rebecca Glupczynski, Lenny Meledandri
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson
Production Coordinator: Hugh Downing
Assistant Director: Chelle Robinson
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Assistant Lighting Director: Kate Kearney
Video: Tom Deluga
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Marji Murphy, Art Vogel
Audio: Dick Lasota
Videotape: Bill Moore
Floor Managers: Jim Seech, Nick Tallo
Location Production: Mark Adelsheim, Charles Alexis, David Bull, John Burdick, Chris Dahl, David Hammett, Sean Higgins, Dean Horn, Bob Lubomski, Richard Seig, Bob Schils, Michael Southwell
Scenic Artists: Elliott Boswell, David Carney, Barb Pastorik, Gregg Puchalski, Sandra Streiff, Mary Sue Wantorek
Carpenter: Rich Karapandi
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

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
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