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Episode 1576

Topic: Making Mistakes
Air Date: May 4, 1987
Previous Episode: 1575 - Dance
Next Episode: 1577 - Making Mistakes
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As Mister Rogers enters, he has some difficulty zipping his sweater and recalls a time when he mis-buttoned his sweater. He then talks about making mistakes before showing a book about animals which contains two mislabeled pictures.

Susan Linn stops by with her puppets which she uses to help children have difficult conversations. She uses Audrey Duck and Catalion to talk with Mister Rogers about helping children in the hospital to feel better.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Audrey Duck (one of Susan Linn's characters) has her feelings hurt when X mistakes her for Henrietta wearing a "funny duck costume."

X uses the letters that Lady Aberlin delivered to spell out an apology to Audrey Duck. Meanwhile, Handyman Negri misunderstands and sets up a display of King Friday's miniature animals in the wrong location.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings You Are Special.


Susan Linn is a well-known "psychologist, writer, award-winning producer, and puppeteer." You can read more about Susan Linn on her official website.

The clip of Mister Rogers mis-buttoning his sweater comes from Episode 1293.

As Mister Rogers talks to Catalion, Wishes Don't Make Things Come True plays in the background.

This episode is included on the DVD Mister Rogers & Making Mistakes.

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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Susan Linn, Lenny Meledandri, Carole Muller, Joe Negri, Bob Trow
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Paul Lally
Associate Producer: Casey Brown
Music Director: John Costa

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© 1987 Family Communications, Inc.

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