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Episode 1735

Topic: Little and Big
Air Date: August 28, 1998
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Next Episode: 1736 - Noisy and Quiet
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Mister Rogers arrives with small models of furniture made by his friend Maya Lin. Having noticed that a screw was missing from the door when he came in, he finds a screwdriver and a screw which he uses to repair the door. A phone call from Ms. Lin invites Mister Rogers to visit her studio.

At Maya Lin's studio, Mister Rogers learns about the what inspires her to make her furniture and other other creations. Ms. Lin also shares her models plans for a new library as well as an illuminated clock.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Prince Tuesdays asks Mayor Maggie for help in convincing his father to change his mind about the ban on yo-yos in the Neighborhood. Mr. McFeely delivers a video for King Friday from Yo-Yo Ma as King Friday himself comes out of the castle.

At the factory, Corney has invented a Royal Automatic Yo-Yo (R.A.Y.) which he hopes will help the King change his mind. King Friday promises that he will allow yo-yos in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe if he can find one that he is able to use well. Impressed with the R.A.Y., King Friday watches the video from Yo-Yo Ma which offers the King a cello performance. Feeling better about yo-yos, King Friday allows everyone in the Neighborhood to use yo-yos once again.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about everyone having different talents. He mentions his musical talents and the artistic talents of his sister.


As Mister Rogers retrieves the materials needed to fix his front door, Let's Think of Something To Do plays in the background.

While Mister Rogers is seated with Maya Lin, the shadow of a crew member can be seen several times passing by the front of the set.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Maya Lin
  • Yo-Yo Ma




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Maya Lin, Yo-Yo Ma, Lenny Meledandri, David Newell, Maggie Stewart
Special Thanks To: Ravita's Music, Maya Lin Studio, Long Island Rail Road
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Location Director: Gary Hines
Associate Producers: Casey Brown, Kathy Leichter
Location Production: Win Bernfeld, Paul Breen, Deborah Degman, Scott Rosenstein
Music Directors: John Costa, Michael Moricz
Art Director: Kathryn Borland
Editor: Susan Howard
Assistant Art Director: Catherine McConnell
Properties/Special Effects: Andy Vogt
Production Assistants: Michael Johnson, Lenny Meledandri
Production Intern: Alex Bickel
Lead Technician: Tom Deluga
Assistant Director: Chelle Robinson
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Audio: Dick LasSota
Video: Don Williamson
Studio Cameras: Dave Foreman, Don McCall, Marji Murphy, Art Vogel
Videotape: Bill Moore
Floor Managers: Joe Abeln, Jim Bruwelheide, Jim Seech, Nick Tallo
Scenic Artists: Chuck Aubrey, Jenn Bastian, Leah Blackwood, Jim Bruwelheide, Ali Greaves, Sandra Streiff, Vickie Toner
Make-Up: Nancy Keslar, Ann Minahan
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Videotape Editor: Kevin Conrad
Post Production Sound: Bob Millslagle
Original Scenic Design: Jack Guest
Director of Production: Sam Newbury

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

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