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Episode 1601

Topic: Fun & Games
Air Date: February 20, 1989
Previous Episode: 1600 - Secrets
Next Episode: 1602 - Fun & Games
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Mister Rogers enters wearing a reindeer hat complete with antlers. Mr. McFeely arrives with a collection of other hats which he and Mister Rogers try on. Before leaving, Mr. McFeely mentions that Andy Holiner and Alice Johnson will be singing with children at the Neighborhood Center later today.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Queen Sara and Lady Aberlin are trying on hats when King Friday tries to make a declaration that everyone in the Neighborhood must wear at hat. Queen Sara convinces her husband to make the hat-wearing optional as it is just for fun.

Lady Aberlin takes some of the hats to the tree where she gives one to both X and Henrietta. Leaving the tree, Lady Aberlin meets Randy S. Caribou who sings a line from Today is New before allowing Lady Aberlin to hang various hats from his antlers. Lady Elaine Fairchilde asks Randy to sing on her television program before Lady Aberlin takes him to the clock to meet Daniel. Miss Paulificate invites everyone to a hat party at the castle.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers visits the Neighborhood Center where Andy Holiner and Alice Johnson are singing with some young friends.


Unlike other characters who appear in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Randy S. Caribou is actually listed in the credits for this episode with Chuck Aber's name in parentheses.

This episode is included on the DVD Kindness Collection.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Alice Johnson
  • Andy Holiner




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Randy S. Caribou (Chuck Aber), Andy Holiner, Alice Johnson, David Newell, Audrey Roth
Special thanks to Jamaica Plain Firehouse Multicultural Arts Center
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
©1989 Family Communications, Inc.

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