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Episode 1743

Topic: Go Stop Go
Air Date: July 28, 1999
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Mister Rogers arrives with an Arthur puppet and a collection of drawings by Marc Brown, creator of Arthur. The drawings show various scences of Arthur visiting the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

At his studio, Mr. Brown is working on a new Arthur story when Mister Rogers stops by for a visit. On a large sketch pad, Mr. Brown demonstrates how he draws Arthur before going on to describe the detailed process involved in making an animated program. Together, he and Mister Rogers watch a segment from an Arthur episode called Arthur Meets Mister Rogers. As Mister Rogers is leaving, he meets Michael Yarmush who provides the voice for the animated Arthur.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Arthur is playing with Prince Tuesday and Lady Aberlin has to explain to King Friday that he is not King Arthur. Taking Arthur to the tree, Lady Aberlin introduces him to X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat. Moving on, Lady Elaine gets the attention of Arthur and Lady Aberlin by dousing them with water as they pass the Museum-Go-Round. Lady Elaine is very pleased to find that Arthur wants to visit the Museum-Go-Round as soon as he is finished playing at Daniel's clock.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers spends more time looking at the pictures drawn by Marc Brown before Mr. McFeely stops by with a videotape about how people make traffic signals.


At various time throughout this episode, You Are Special can be heard playing in the background.

Arthur Meets Mister Rogers originally aired on PBS in 1997.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Arthur
  • Marc Brown
  • Michael Yarmush




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Marc Brown, Lenny Meledandri, David Newell, Michael Yarmush
Special Thanks To: Eagle TCS/Siemans Energy, Marc Brown Studios, Cinar Animation, Eden LLC, WGBH Boston
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Editor: Susan Howard
Associate Producer: Michael Johnson
Location Director: Joe Seamans
Location Production: Mark Devin, Steve Wytas
Music Directors: John Costa, Michael Moricz

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1999 Family Communications, Inc.

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