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Episode 1577

Topic: Making Mistakes
Air Date: May 5, 1987
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Mister Rogers arrives with a paper tablet and pencil which he uses to show the different between letters and numbers that look alike. Mr. McFeely stops by to demonstrate a chalk board and to deliver a copy of the book from the previous day which has been corrected. Before Mr. McFeely leaves, he and Mister Rogers watch a film about how people make books.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Audrey Duck is nervous about reading her poem in front of others as requested by King Friday.

She and Miss Paulificate sing It's Nice to Be Ourselves before Lady Aberlin arrives and sings a similar song to X the Owl. X wants to make Audrey's poem into a book to show he is sorry for his mistake from the previous day. At the school, the children learn about making mistakes.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers starts to sing It's Nice to Be Ourselves before Mr. McFeely returns with a real duck.


Miss Paulificate and Audrey Duck sing a personalized version of It's Nice to Be Ourselves -- "It's nice to be an Audrey." The song applies directly to both Audrey Duck and Miss Paulificate (played by Audrey Roth).

For those of you familiar with Paul Germain's Speedy Delivery documentary, you may recognize that the image on the back cover of the DVD came from this episode.


On a few instances, Did You Know plays in the background on this episode.

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

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Susan Linn, Lenny Meledandri, Carole Muller, David Newell, Audrey Roth, Bob Trow
Special thanks to: Publishers Choice Book Manufacturing Co.
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Paul Lally
Associate Producer: Casey Brown
Music Director: John Costa

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

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