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Episode 1613

Topic: When Parents Go To Work
Air Date: November 22, 1989
Previous Episode: 1612 - When Parents Go To Work
Next Episode: 1614 - When Parents Go To Work
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Mister Rogers arrives wearing a lei made of peanuts. He he waits for Mr. McFeely, he sings Let's Think of Something To Do and shows a small box filled with colorful oil and water. Just as Mister Rogers starts to read a book of poems, Mr. McFeely arrives with a film about how people make peanut butter.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Queen Sara is just about to leave for work again as Lady Aberlin encourages her to talk to Prince Tuesday about her work. At the factory, Corney mentions that one of his employees has brought her baby to work because she could not find a sitter. Since the factory is so busy, Corney asks if Lady Aberlin will babysit. Princess Zelda arrives with a basket full of peanuts as Corney introduces Hilda Dingleboarder and her daughter Daphne (D.D.). Hilda mentions that the factory is busier than usual as they have received a big order for Peanut Rockits -- a rocking chair you rock in while you eat peanuts.

At the tree, Lady Aberlin shows D.D. to Henrietta Pussycat who suggests that the factory start a caring center for children of its employees. Together they return to the factory to propose this idea to Corney. As they arrive, Lady Aberlin joins Princess Zelda in a Peanut Rockit and enjoys a peanut. Corney is interested in the idea and Henrietta, Lady Aberlin, and Princess Zelda agree to help.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings I'm Taking Care of You before taking a call from Mr. McFeely who will be bringing something else by. While he waits, Mister Rogers plays I'm Taking Care of You on his melodica. Mr. McFeely arrives with two flower leis which he received from a craft class at the library.


The poem Mister Rogers starts to read as he waits for Mr. McFeely is "How Do I Love Thee" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

This episode is included on the DVD Kindness Collection.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, David Newell, Zelda Pulliam, Barbara Russell
Special Thanks to Georgia Peanut Commission, Krema Products Company, Jimage Productions Inc.
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Muens
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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