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Episode 1629

Topic: Mouths and Feelings
Air Date: November 22, 1990
Previous Episode: 1628 - Mouths and Feelings
Next Episode: 1630 - Mouths and Feelings
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Mister Rogers arrives with a tube of toothpaste which he shows before inviting viewers along on a visit to his dentist. Before leaving, Mister Rogers heads to the bathroom to brush his teeth.

At the dentist's office, Mister Rogers receives a check-up from Dr. Doug Jackson and his hygienist, Lisa Gjebre. Lisa and Dr. Jackson demonstrate various tools used for a dental check-up. Afterwards, Mister Rogers talks with a young dental patient named Joe.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers takes out a puppet which he uses to explain that people should not bite other people.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Neighbor Aber sings It's the Style to Wear a Smile as Princess Zelda is looking for the Director of Research, Lady Aberlin. Still looking like a tiger, Lady Aberlin appears from behind the tree but goes unrecognized by Neighbor Aber and Princess Zelda. At the castle, Queen Sara reveals that Lady Aberlin will be gone for a "limited period of time."

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings It's the Style to Wear a Smile and talks about the best feelings are the ones that come naturally.


This episode has a feel to it very similar to that of Episode 1416 when Mister Rogers made a visit to his dentist fifteen years earlier.

A promotional photo from this week's episodes features Mister Rogers' trip to the dentist.

Images from this episode appear in the Taking Good Care of You pamphlet Going to the Dentist.

The portion of this episode in the dentist's office is featured on the VHS title Taking Good Care of You: Going to the Dentist.

This episode is included on the It's a Beautiful Day Collection (DVD).

A promotional kit provided in connection with this week of episodes included a Mister Rogers' Neighborhood toothbrush.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Carol Mrazik
  • Deb Studen D.M.D.
  • Doug Jackson D.M.D.
  • Joe Dages
  • Lisa Gjebre R.D.H.
  • Rebecca Ranich




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Joe Dages, Lisa Gjebre R.D.H., Doug Jackson D.M.D., Lenny Meledandri, Carol Mrazik, Zelda Pulliam, Rebecca Ranich, Deb Studen D.M.D.
Special Thanks To: University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Dennis Ranalli D.D.S., Margaret Elliot D.D.S., Unifirst Corporation
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Associate Producer: Adrienne Wehr
Music Director: John Costa

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
©1990 Family Communications, Inc.

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