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Episode 1691

Episode 1691
Topic What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel? (Mad Feelings)
Air Date October 16, 1995
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel?;
It's Such a Good Feeling;
The Weekend Song
Guests Red Grooms
Adrian Montgomery
Anthony Montgomery

Mister Rogers arrives with a book featuring the art work of Red Grooms. He mentions the talent it must take for Mr. Grooms to create such art and goes on to talk about how he, himself, cannot draw very well. Mister Rogers recalls that when he was a boy and would become frustrated with something, he would play the piano to release his anger. Moving to the piano, Mister Rogers demonstrates his angry piano playing.

Leading into What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel, Mister Rogers asks viewers, "Are there things that make you angry? Do you have ways of showing you're angry? Ways that don't hurt you or anybody else?"

Mister Rogers visits the art studio of Red Grooms where Mr. Grooms shows many of his unique creations.

Before leaving, Mister Rogers is surprised to find that Mr. Grooms is currently working on a trolley painting which features many of the Neighborhood's well-known characters.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine is frustrated as she struggles to draw a picture of the Granpere's tower. After trying to encourage Lady Elaine, Handyman Negri has a conversation with King Friday in which the king immediately recognizes Lady Elaine's artwork as a drawing of the tower. During this conversation, a very short but humorous exchange takes place:

Handyman Negri: "You're a very wise king, Sire."
King Friday: "I never said I wasn't."

As she spins repeatedly around the top of the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine's frustrations seem to be affecting everyone in the Neighborhood including Henrietta, X, and even the Trolley.

Back at the house, Mr. McFeely stops by with Adrian and Anthony Montgomery -- two young friends who play the violin.


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Notes

  • This series of episodes is often referred to with the abbreviated title "Mad Feelings;" however, the full (lengthy) title is "What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel?"
  • Purchase this episode on DVD or digital download.

Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Tom Burkhardt, Red Grooms, Lysiane Luong Grooms, Tzufen Liao, Adrian Montgomery, Anthony Montgomery, Joe Negri, David Newell, Audrey Roth, Kyle Wilton
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
© 1995 Family Communications, Inc.


Appearing In This Episode

Mister Rogers | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Handyman Negri | King Friday XIII | Henrietta Pussycat | X the Owl | Miss Paulificate | Mr. McFeely

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