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Episode 1708

Topic: Brave & Strong
Air Date: August 28, 1996
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Mister Rogers arrives with a small wool blanket and talks a bit about security blankets before singing Please Don't Think It's Funny.

After a phone call from Mrs. McFeely, Mister Rogers visits the McFeely home where they are watching after some young lambs.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers looks at a book called Baby Animals and Their Mothers in hopes of finding pictures of sheep and lambs.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri and King Friday put on full cereal-proof armor and head to the clock with Mayor Maggie where they plan to command the cereal to stop falling. When their efforts fail, a note appears telling them that the "cereal will not stop until the one who lives [at the clock] returns." It is clear that Daniel is the only one who can stop the cereal from falling.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings Be Brave, Be Strong before Mr. McFeely stops by with a film on how lambs are sheared.


As Mister Rogers sends the Trolley into the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, he tries to give the wool blanket a ride on the Trolley.

As he attempts to advance the Trolley, it is clear that the weight of the blanket is too much for the Trolley to handle and Mister Rogers removes the blanket.

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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Lenny Meledandri, Joe Negri, David Newell, Betsy Nadas Seamans, Maggie Stewart
Special thanks to: Jan Marchezak, Janet & Michael Mawhinney, Mary Lou Williams
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
© 1996 Family Communications, Inc.

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