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Episode 1748

Topic: When Things Get Broken
Air Date: March 25, 1999
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Mister Rogers demonstrates a toy that he brought with him before showing a film about a sophisticated ball machine.

He then visits the studio of George Rhoads and watches as Rhoads demonstrates one of his mechanical ball inventions. Mister Rogers gets a tour of the studio and other machines.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Prince Tuesday and Lady Aberlin are outside the castle playing with a unique toy. King Friday returns from his trip searching for Hula Mouse and is very unhappy about not finding him. As a result of his anger he breaks the toy that Lady Aberlin and Prince Tuesday were playing with.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about anger and sings What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel before Mr. McFeely stops by to show Mister Rogers his new ball game.


The ball machine seen in the film is known as Archimedean Excogitation -- a creation of George Rhoades.

Appearing In This Episode


  • George Rhoads




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Tony Chiroldes, Bob McGuire, Lenny Meledandri, David Newell, George Rhoads
Special thanks to: Rock Stream Studio
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Editor: Susan Howard
Associate Producer: Michael Johnson
Location Director: Joe Seamans
Location Production: Shauna Leff, Fred Roth, Bob Schils, Pete Springer, Bob Watson
Music Directors: Johnny Costa, Michael Moricz

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

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