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Episode 1592

Topic: Kindness and Unkindness
Air Date: May 3, 1988
Previous Episode: 1591 - Kindness and Unkindness
Next Episode: 1593 - Kindness and Unkindness
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Mister Rogers arrives with a needle-point pillow with the words "I Love You" stitched into it.

As he is talking about having a similar pillow when he was a child, Mister Rogers receives a phone call from his saxophonist friend, Eric Kloss. Mister Rogers and Mr. Kloss visit a cavern where they are led on a tour by Betty Aberlin.

Inside the cavern, Mr. Kloss plays his saxophone while Mister Rogers plays an organ.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday pursues his feelings that Prince Tuesday should be learning "other things" at school and arranges for Sir Thomas T. Tune to serve as the Prince's new tutor. Sir Tune is the "most highly regarded expert in international lofty generosity." Meanwhile, X the Owl's cousin Mary Owl delivers X's newest lesson from the Owl Correspondence School.

Lady Aberlin and X sing the OCS song before her arrival. At the Neighborhood school, Prince Tuesday expresses an interest in playing the accordian before Lady Aberlin arrives with the bad news about Prince Tuesday's educational future.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings a lullaby.


This one of several visits by Eric Kloss takes viewers to the Luray Caverns in Luray, Virgina.

The Luray Caverns YouTube account features a behind-the-scenes look at part of this episode.

This episode is included on the DVD collection Mister Rogers Meets New Friends.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Eric Kloss




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Eric Kloss, Lenny Meledandri, Carole Muller, Mary Rawson, Bob Trow
Special thanks to: Luray Caverns Corp.
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Paul Lally
Associate Producer: Adrienne Wehr
Music Director: John Costa

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1988 Family Communications, Inc.

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