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Episode 1522

Topic: Conflict
Air Date: November 8, 1983
Previous Episode: 1521 - Conflict
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Mister Rogers shows a quarter and a nickel that he has in a small coin purse -- the coins were made in the same year he was born (1928). Viewers are invited along with Mister Rogers as he visits a place that manufactures coins and is given a tour of the facility.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday and Miss Paulificate are making phone calls to ask others what the King should do about the possibility that Southwood is making bombs. When Corney is asked if his piece might be part of a bomb, he replies, "Well, of course it might be. But I doubt that it is. I mean why would anybody want to order that many bombs? I'm making a million of those parts."

Alarmed at the possibility that Southwood is making a million bombs, King Friday orders Handyman Negri to have Corney make a million of the same parts for the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and to enlist everyone in the Neighborhood to help put the bombs together. Although uncomfortable with the idea of bombs himself, Handyman Negri follows the King's orders.

Everyone assembles at the castle to put the bombs together and Henrietta Pussycat becomes upset at the idea of fighting.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel.


The original broadcast of this series coincided with ABC's airing of the television film The Day After. It is often believed that these episodes were designed to help children cope with potential feelings brought on by the film; however, the timing of the movie and this series was purely coincidental.

The Conflict episodes last aired during the week of April 1-5, 1996.

The "place that manufactures coins" in this episode is the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, PA.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Elizabeth Jones




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Elizabeth Jones, Joe Negri, Audrey Roth
Special Thanks To: U.S. Mint, Philadelphia
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Sam Newbury
Director: Paul Lally
Associate Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Music Director: John Costa

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© 1983 Family Communications, Inc.

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