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The Doctor, Your Friend

Date: 1993
Format: VHS
Company/Organization: CBS/FOX Video, Time Life Video
Purchase/Stream: Amazon (VHS)



Children can often manage difficult experiences, such as going to the doctor, when they know what to expect. Mister Rogers visits neighborhood pediatrician Dr. Jane Breck while she gives a checkup toa young girl. Mister Rogers lets children know that doctors care about them and want to help them be healthy.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Betty Templeton and James Michael Jones adopt a baby girl. Dr. Bill Platypus gives the baby a checkup, and King Friday gives her a royal gift. Feeling loved is the most important part of growing up healthy.

In his reassuring way, Mister Rogers offers warm and caring discussions that can help children talk about their concerns and make upsetting experiences more manageable for them.

This episode of MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD features:

  • A closer look at the doctor's instruments used during a checkup
  • Some caring talk about adoption
  • Mister Rogers' song, "You Are My Friend, You Are Special"

Mister Rogers' universal message of love and self-esteem has brought joy and education to children around the world for more than 25 years. CBS/FOX Video is proud to bring some of the best episodes of MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD into your home.

Running Time: Approx. 28 Minutes.




The episode featured on this video is Episode 1553 from the Families series.

The packaging for the CBS/Fox version of this video included a special mail-in offer for a fun sized Trolley. [Image 1] [Image 2]


With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Bill Barker, Jane Breck M.D., Keith David, Ronald David M.D., Claudia DiNardo, Julia DiNardo, Louis DiNardo, Michael Horton, Linda Moore, Mary Rawson
Special Thanks to Feick Brothers Co.
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Sam Newbury
Director: Paul Lally
Associate Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Music Director: John Costa

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1985 Family Communications, Inc.

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