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Episode 1631

Topic: Growing
Air Date: February 25, 1991
Previous Episode: 1630 - Mouths and Feelings
Next Episode: 1632 - Growing
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At the request of a television neighbor, Mister Rogers arrives with a model car and uses wooden blocks to build a roadway for it to travel. He also retrieves the model Trolley from the kitchen and sends it over the roadway as well.

Mr. McFeely stops by and shares that he and Mrs. McFeely have written an advertising jingle for the Speedy Delivery service. After Mr. McFeely sings the Speedy Delivery song, Mister Rogers mentions that he would be interested to know more about how people make model cars.

Marilyn Barnett arrives and performs some exercises with Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely. After exercising, Mr. McFeely shares his jingle once again. Back inside, Mister Rogers talks about the many ways that people grow -- both inside and out.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Prince Tuesday does not understand why he is not big like Neighbor Aber and King Friday -- even though he has been eating well and exercising. Neighbor Aber explains that it is fine to be grown up, but children have wonderful things to offer as well. To express his point, he sings Children Can before he receives a phone call from Mayor Maggie who shares that "some big thing" has appeared in Westwood.

Mr. McFeely strolls through singing his Speedy Delivery jingle and Prince Tuesday reponds to the offer of "anything [he] wants" -- he wants to be a big man now. Much to the displeasure of Prince Tuesday, Mr. McFeely explains that growing takes time. Queen Sara joins everyone with the news that she has seen a "large looking ball or something" in Westwood which is rolling towards the Neighborhood of Make-Believe!

Back at the house, Mister Rogers returns to his wooden blocks and builds a few houses next to the roadway as he explains that non-living things do not grow. Mr. McFeely returns with a video about how people make model cars.


This episode marks the debut of new version of the Speedy Delivery song and it is performed five times throughout the episode.

Mister Rogers keeps his wooden blocks in a bag clearly labeled "Bag of Blocks."

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Marilyn Barnett, Lenny Meledandri, David Newell, Audrey Roth
Special Thanks To: Strombecker 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
©1991 Family Communications, Inc.

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