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Episode 1721

Episode 1721
Topic Giving and Receiving
Air Date February 16, 1998
Songs Won't You Be My Neighbor?;
Speedy Delivery (v2);
It's Such a Good Feeling;
The Weekend Song
Guests Eric Carle

Mister Rogers arrives with a box of fortune cookies. Opening up one of the cookies, he reads his fortune: "You will have a visitor." Mr. McFeely stops by with a videotape about how people make fortune cookies. After watching the video, Mister Rogers gives two fortune cookies to Mr. McFeely and explains that seeing the Mr. McFeely's excitement was like receiving a gift himself.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday is looking for "great things" and is unimpressed when Mr. McFeely tries to give him a box of fortune cookies. With his feelings hurt, Mr. McFeely shares his disappointment with a reassuring Mayor Maggie.

As Neighbor Aber passes through, Mayor Maggie offers him a fortune cookie. Opening the cookie, they are surprised to release a Spanish-speaking Fortune Cookie Man who is eager to distribute cookies throughout the Neighborhood. At the clock, the Fortune Cookie Man introduces himself to Daniel Striped Tiger who is surprised to meet a "live speaking fortune cookie."

Back at the house, Mister Rogers visits the studio of author Eric Carle. Mr. Carle shows how he paints the images used in his children's books. Together they read one of Mr. Carle's books -- Head to Toe -- which is given to Mister Rogers as he leaves.


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Notes

  • During this episode's opening sequence, the traffic light does not flash yellow as it typically does. Instead, it is flashing green.


Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Eric Carle, David Newell, Maggie Stewart, Paul Tifford Jr.
Special thanks to: Eric Carle / From Head to Toe by Eric Carle / Copyright 1997 by Eric Carle, Keefer Court Foods Inc.
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Location Director: Gary Hines
Associate Producer: Casey Brown
Location Production: John Burdick, Steve Cary, Mark Devin, Robert Hutchings, Dick Illy, Mike Phillips, Doug Suhr
Music Directors: John Costa, Michael Moricz

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1998 Family Communications, Inc.


Appearing In This Episode

Mister Rogers | Mr. McFeely | King Friday XIII | Mayor Maggie | Neighbor Aber | Fortune Cookie Man | Daniel Striped Tiger

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