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Episode 1555

Topic: Families
Air Date: November 29, 1985
Previous Episode: 1554 - Families
Next Episode: 1556 - Making and Creating
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Before Mister Rogers can even get he sneakers tied, he receives a phone call from Mr. McFeely reminding him of a new place in the Neighborhood with live penguins. Before going to see the penguins, Mister Rogers sings It's You I Like.

At the "penguin place," Mister Rogers meets Stan Searles who spends some time talking about penguins and how they are different from other animals. Mister Rogers is invited to enter one of the exhibits where he walks among the penguins and learns more about how penguins live.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday and Queen Sara talk to Prince Tuesday about the recent adoption of Carrie Dell. They explain that "adopted children are real children just like all other children."

Heading to the clock, Lady Aberlin wants to talk with Daniel who is the only one in the Neighborhood not coming to the cousin reunion. As she waits for Daniel to finish taking a shower, Lady Aberlin sings a short song about showering. Once he is finished, Daniel explains that he is nervous about the cousin reunion because of the phrase "kissing cousins." Much to Daniel's relief, Lady Aberlin assures him that he does not have to kiss anyone if he does not want to.

Meanwhile, Bob Dog and Ana Platypus have completed the process of officially adopting each other as cousins.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings a portion of Many Ways to Say I Love You.


The "penguin place" is Penguin Encounter, a part of Sea World of Ohio.

Lady Aberlin's shower song:

I like to take a shower
Just like a thirsty flower
Or dusty grain loves rain
I stand there, dry by air
Then run for fun

Anyone watching the credits closely may notice that a plane flies over the Neighorhood as its shadow can be seen.

This episode marks the last time that Prince Tuesday's voice is performed by Charles Altman.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Kim Martin
  • Stan Searles




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Charles Altman, Kim Martin, Carole Muller, Mary Rawson, Stan Searles, Bob Trow
Special Thanks to Sea World of Ohio
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
Production Assistants: Patrick Donahue, Lenny Meledandri, Holly Wagner
Interns: Christine Bryan, Tami Hausman, Dawn Lamuth
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson
Studio Supervisor: Doug Coates
Production Coordinator: Mark Smukler
Assistant Director: Rich Dwyer
Technical Directors: Jack Arthurs, Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Video: Tom Deluga, Don Williamson
Studio Cameras: Jack Arthurs, Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel
Audio: Jerry Cobbs
Videotape: Mike Laver
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Assistant Floor Manager: Jim Seech
Assistant Lighting Director: Kate Kearney
Location Production: Mark Baker, Norris Black, John Burdick, Rick Reiff, Jan Stieff, Chad Stockdale, Bill Wegert
Scenic Artists: Janice Bayer, Maureen Brannigan, James Campbell, Fricka Gray, Gary Kosko, Diane Melchitzsky, LaRue Solomon
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Carpenters: Patsy Gianella, Rich Karapandi
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
© 1985 Family Communications, Inc.

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