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Episode 1571

Topic: Dance
Air Date: March 9, 1987
Previous Episode: 1570 - Playthings
Next Episode: 1572 - Dance
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It's raining in the neighborhood as Mister Rogers arrives with his umbrella and demonstrates his overshoes.

After he steps out onto the porch to watch the rain, Mister Rogers sings a "raining" version of Let's Think of Something To Do: "Let's think of something to do while it's raining...while it's raining."

Chuck Aber stops by and tells Mister Rogers of an upcoming visit from dancer Sam Weber. Mister Rogers tells Mr. Aber about how the raindrops seem to dance off his palm and then the two practice making animal sounds.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, it is only half-raining as Lady Aberlin dances about in her raincoat. Stopping at the tree, she learns that X the Owl is hoping to see a rainbow.

At the clock, Daniel is learning tai chi from Patrick Cheng who is visiting the Neighborhood. Mr. Cheng further demonstrates a variety of tai chi techniques. Daniel shares that he was hoping tai chi could help him "knock out [his] bad dreams."

Meanwhile, at the factory, Corney has invented a new Dance Rockit which Neighbor Aber demonstrates.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings You've Got to Do It before reading Rainy Rainy Saturday by Jack Prelutsky.


During the opening sequence, clouds can be seen over the Neighborhood model and the sound of rain can be heard in the background. This supports the idea of a rainy day in the Neighborhood.

A rainbow can be seen under the clouds during the closing sequence.

Rainy Rainy Saturday is available for purchase through

This episode is included on the DVD Kindness Collection.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Patrick Cheng




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Patrick Cheng
Special thanks to: Greenwillow Books
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Paul Lally
Associate Producer: Casey Brown
Music Director: John Costa

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1987 Family Communications, Inc.

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