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Episode 1470

Topic: Superheroes
Air Date: February 8, 1980
Previous Episode: 1469 - Superheroes
Next Episode: 1471 - Mister Rogers Makes an Opera (Windstorm in Bubbleland)
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Mister Rogers arrives with another toy much the like the one from the previous day. Back on the floor, he begins to demonstrate the toy high-lift as he remembers a time when he got to try out a real backhoe and high-lift.

Making a visit to Brockett's Bakery, Mister Rogers learns how to make tapioca pudding.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, eveyrone is being quiet as they hope to hope to capture the dinosaur. Chef Brockett sets out a bowl of tapioca pudding in an attempt to lure in the creature. The "dinosaur" takes the bait and everyone is releived to discover that it is only Purple Panda in a costume. After Lady Elaine Fairchilde learns that jokes should not hurt other people, everyone is invited to Planet Purple for Peanut Butter and Pumpernickel Sandwiches.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers encourages viewers to talk with others about what they have learned this week -- especially if they have a friend who is afraid of monsters or dinosaurs.


The Neighborhood of Make-Believe storyline is used (with a few changes) as the basis of the book When Monsters Seem Real.

Segments from this week's episodes are featured on the VHS release Dinosarus and Monsters.

This episode is included on the VHS release When Dinosaurs Seem Real and the DVD collection Mister Rogers Meets New Friends.

Unlike the other modern episodes, the credits at the end of this episode scroll on the screen rather than appearing in the usual screen-by-screen fashion.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Patrick Leonard
  • Patrick Leonard, Jr.




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Don Brockett, Jose Cisneros, Patrick Leonard, Patrick Leonard, Jr., Fred Michael, Carole Muller, Joe Negri, David Nohling
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Associate Producer: Cathy Cohen
Music Director: John Costa
Set Designer: Jack Guest
Production Manager: Sam Newbury
Technical Supervisor: Ken Anderson
Studio Supervisor: Mark Adelsheim
Assistant Director: Jill Philipson
Properties: Bonnie McCarter
Dinosaur Designs: Barbara Anderson
Technical Director: James G. Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Studio Cameras: Frank Colista, Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel, Steve Zorbas
Location Cameras: Doug Bradley, Tom Harvey, Mike Keeler
Studio Audio: Dick LaSota
Location Audio: Dave Buell, Bruce Burns, Gene Hickerson
Location Videotape: Kris Shacklett, Ron Stutzman
Studio Videotape: Bob Millslagle, Don McCall
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Production Crew: Wayne Morris, Jimmy Seech
Scenic Artists: Sandra Midock, Susan Primm, Kelly Thomas, Victoria Toner
Carpenter: Rich Karapandi
Musicians: Bobby Rawsthorne, Carl McVicker
Assistant Producer: Leslie Chapman
Production Assistants: Janet Hamnett, Victoria Hughes, Patty Lynch
Produced and Directed by Hugh Martin
Post Production: TPC Communications, Inc.
Videotape Editor: David Belko
Sound Mixer: John Sutton
Production Assistant: Donna Belajac
Consultants: Albert V. Corrado M.D., Margaret McFarland Ph.D.

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
1979 Family Communications, Inc.

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