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Episode 1540

Topic: Food
Air Date: November 23, 1984
Previous Episode: 1539 - Food
Next Episode: 1541 - No and Yes
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Mister Rogers arrives with a pasta maker which he has borrowed from John Costa, Jr. Quickly after arriving at the television house, Mister Rogers departs for a visit to Mr. Costa's home where they make homemade pasta along with Mr. Costa's father, John Costa, Sr.

Back at the house, John Costa, Sr. talks about how proud he is of his son. Sitting at the piano, Mr. Costa accompanies Mister Rogers while he sings I'm Proud of You.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the all-out effort for Northwood is coming to a close as Daniel Tiger finds out the truth about his vegetable soup tree. Closing out the all-out effort, King Friday and Queen Sara reveal the longest spaghetti in the world.

Wrapping up for the week, Mister Rogers talks about different kinds of food: " food for the hearing. And paintings and beautiful scenery are food for seeing. And books are food for the soul. Loving other people is food for the spirit."

Mister Rogers then sings Many Ways to Say I Love You.


Many Ways To Say I Love You and When the Day Turns Into Night play in the background while Lady Aberlin and Handyman Negri talk to Bob Dog.

This episode is included on the It's a Beautiful Day Collection (DVD).

Appearing In This Episode


  • John Costa, Jr.




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, John Costa, John Costa Jr., Michael Horton, Joe Negri, Bob Trow
Special thanks to: Baldwin Piano Co., Facelifters
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Sam Newbury
Director: Paul Lally
Associate Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Music Director: John Costa
Art Director: Jack Guest
Editor: Michael Colonna
Properties: Alexis Samulski
Assistant Producer: Casey Brown
Production Assistants: Lynne Ledbetter, Lenny Meledandri
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson
Studio Supervisor: Doug Coates
Production Coordinator: John Cosgrove
Assistant Director: Rich Dwyer
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Video: Tom Deluga
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel
Audio: Jim Durham
Videotape: Kevin Conrad, Mike Laver
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Assistant Floor Manager: Jim Seech
Assistant Lighting Director: Kate Kearney
Location Production: John Burdick, John Fitzpatrick, Dan Gebrosky, Mike Kobik, Joe Seamans, Jan Stief, Chad Stockdale
Carpenters: Patsy Gianella, Rich Karapandi
Head Scenic Artist: Cathy Corton
Scenic Artists: Maureen Brannigan, Crispin Gray, Frika Gray, Smith Hutchings, Gary Kosko, David Teig, Linda Zimmer
Interns: Sue Martindale, Wendy Rea, Blair Schomaker
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Videotape Editor: Kevin Conrad
Videotape Sound: Bob Millslagle
Consultants: Albert V. Corrado M.D., Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D.

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1984 Family Communications, Inc.

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