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Episode 1528

Topic: Work
Air Date: April 6, 1984
Previous Episode: 1527 - Work
Next Episode: 1529 - Work
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Mister Rogers arrives with a bucket and a rubber washer. Taking the washer to the kitchen, he finds that it is too large to be used to repair his kitchen faucet. After a phone call to Bob Trow, Mister Rogers visits Trow's workshop to pick up a washer that fits.

At Trow's workshop, Bob Trow is repairing a shovel with a broken handle. Once that task is completed, Mister Rogers is shown a collection of various washers and is able to find one just the right size. Mr. Trow then demonstrates an antique water pump he has recently repaired.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers finishes the repair to his kitchen faucet. Taking a moment to do so, he explains that "work takes time." Before Make-Believe, since the storyline is about a Neighborhood pool, Mister Rogers very clearly reminds young viewers that water and pools are not for playing in alone. In order to be safe, an adult must always be around.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the hole being dug for the pool is well underway as Handyman Negri is completing his digging shift. Meanwhile, X the Owl visits Corney's factory to rent some tools. Becoming a bit frustrated by the cost of the rental, X is reminded by Corney that in most places, things cost money. At the clock, Daniel is hesitant to help dig the hole as he is not excited about the work involved or the fact that it is dark in the hole. With some encouragement from Lady Aberlin, Daniel is convinced to help out.

In the hole, the digging continues. As Bob Dog is digging, water begins to pour into the hole and, as ordered by King Friday, everyone rushes to save as much of it as possible. King Friday places a call to Paterson's to report the water and is quickly visited by Beaver O'Day. Beaver finds that the water is a result of a broken underground pipe and notifies King Friday that the Neighborhood's water supply will need to be shut off while a repair is made.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers uses the bucket to add a small amount of water to the aquarium. He concludes for the day by singing I'm Taking Care of You.


In this episode, we get a glimpse of the storage room inside Corney's factory.

This episode is included on the DVD Kindness Collection.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Jim Beard, Carole Muller, Joe Negri, Bob Trow
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, Inc.
© 1984 Family Communications, Inc.

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