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Episode 1723

Topic: Giving and Receiving
Air Date: February 18, 1998
Previous Episode: 1722 - Giving and Receiving
Next Episode: 1724 - Giving and Receiving
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Mister Rogers arrives with a children's plastic potty which he takes to his bathroom and compares to the adult sized toilet. Sitting at the toilet, Mister Rogers reads The Potty Book -- a book about children who are learning to use the potty. He spends some time remembering when he was a boy how he used to drop pennies into a bucket while sitting at the toilet. After looking at the various drains in the bathroom, Mister Rogers sings You Can Never Go Down the Drain.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Prince Tuesday has come up with a game using a bucket but has had his feelings hurt when his father was not impressed. Prince Tuesday climbs atop castle to demonstrate the game for Lady Aberlin but is interrupted by the arrival of King Friday. The King emphasizes his opinion that Prince Tuesday should not be involved in such "foolishness."

At the Museum-Go-Round, Betty Okonak Templeton is concerned as she has not seen Lady Elaine for three days. Robert Troll agrees to help her search the museum while Lady Aberlin plans to inform those at the castle.

Back at the house, Mr. McFeely stops by with a videotape about how people make toilets.


The Potty Book read by Mister Rogers is actually called Going to the Potty and is part of the First Experiences book series. He also reads this book in Episode 1614.

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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Michael Horton, Lenny Meledandri, David Newell, Bob Trow
Special thanks to: Kohler Company
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Associate Producer: Casey Brown
Location Production: Paul Bodi, Laura Kuntzsch, Craig Leonhard, Fred Roth, Carl F. Whitney
Music Directors: John Costa, Michael Moricz

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

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