HOME   |   ABOUT   |   FORUM  |   BLOG   |   PODCAST   |   DONATE

Episode 1541

Topic: No and Yes
Air Date: February 4, 1985
Previous Episode: 1540 - Food
Next Episode: 1542 - No and Yes
Purchase/Stream: Amazon

After changing into his sweater, Mister Rogers plays peek-a-boo with viewers before he shows a portrait of his father. The painting was done by Dianne Dengel, an artist who does not use brushes when she paints. Mister Rogers invites viewers along on a visit to meet Ms. Dengel.

At Ms. Dengel's studio, Mister Rogers learns that she is not only an artist but she makes dolls as well. Among many of her dolls, Ms. Dengel paints a portrait of Mister Rogers using her fingertips and small pieces of newspaper. As Mister Rogers patiently watches, Ms. Dengel completes a portion of his portrait before he returns to the house. Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings Everybody's Fancy.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mr. McFeely arrives at the castle to deliver a portrait of King Friday. The portrait is the work of James Michael Jones who is with Mr. McFeely. The portrait is actually a mirror which allows it to look exactly like anyone who looks at it. James Michael Jones mentions that he is moving from Glassland to Southwood and Lady Aberlin thinks it would be nice to introduce him to Lady Elaine.

At the Museum-Go-Round, James mentions that he recently met Betty Okonak Templeton and that she is the reason he is moving to Southwood. He is continually interrupted as he tries to explain further. A call from Betty Okonak Templeton reveals that she will be marrying Mr. Jones and Lady Aberlin and Lady Elaine are invited to serve as bridesmaids in the wedding.

At the tree, Henrietta Pussycat is excited to have been asked to serve as the flower girl.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about weddings before singing It's You I Like.


Unlike most episodes from this era, the Weekend Song is not sung at the conclusion of this episode.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Dianne Dengel




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Dianne Dengel, Michael Horton, David Newell
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

This site is best viewed using the most current version of Google Chrome.
Content copyright © The Fred Rogers Company. Used with permission.
Corner image by Spencer Fruhling. Used with permission.
Do not duplicate or distribute any material from this site without the consent of The Fred Rogers Company.