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Episode 1543

Topic: No and Yes
Air Date: February 6, 1985
Previous Episode: 1542 - No and Yes
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Mister Rogers arrives with photographs of Chrissy Thompson showing her as a young girl in the Neighborhood as well as a more recent image of her graduating from high school. Chrissy will be stopping by for a visit so Mister Rogers goes to the porch to wait for her to arrive. Sitting on the porch, Mister Rogers recalls a time when he was a boy and went outside and forgot to tell his mother.

As he continues waiting for Chrissy, Jermaine Vaughan comes by carrying his radio and a large piece of cardboard he has been using to breakdance with his friends. Mister Rogers invites him to stay for a few minutes and demonstrate his dancing.

As Jermaine departs, Chrissy arrives and sits on the porch with Mister Rogers and talks about her accomplishments and her disabilities. For a graduation gift, Mister Rogers gives Chrissy a butterfly pendant which he says symbolizes freedom -- something important to them both.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Elsie Jean shares with Lady Aberlin that Ana is upset because she does not have a special role in the upcoming wedding. Lady Aberlin tries to explain to Ana that just being in attendance is an important role but Ana is not convinced. At the clock, Daniel wants to give up his duty as ring bearer because he is having a hard time keeping the ring on the pillow.

In Southwood, James Michael Jones reads a poem to his bride-to-be as they and Keith David prepare the "wedding place." Taking Betty Okonak Templeton aside, Lady Aberlin talks to her about Daniel's frustrations.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about feeling angry as he sings What Do You Do with the Mad That You Feel.


As Elsie Jean talks with Lady Aberlin, she mentions that Lady Aberlin and Henrietta will be bridesmaids for the wedding. From previous episodes we know that the bridesmaids will be Lady Aberlin and Lady Elaine. Henrietta will be the flower girl.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Chrissy Thompson
  • Jermaine Vaughan




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Bill Barker, Keith David, Michael Horton, Carole Muller, David Newell, Chrissy Thompson, Jermaine Vaughan
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

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