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Episode 1633

Topic: Growing
Air Date: February 27, 1991
Previous Episode: 1632 - Growing
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Upon his arrival, Mister Rogers steps outside and returns with a cat named Jimmy. He recalls a time when Jimmy visited the Neighborhood program as a kitten. After singing Everybody Has a History, Mister Rogers shows a book of baby pictures and talks about a person's history being part of their growing.

Mr. McFeely arrives to pick up Jimmy and leaves Mister Rogers with a pot of flowers -- a special delivery for his best customers. In the kitchen, Mister Rogers waters the seed he planted the previous day.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine calls Purple Panda with a "purple light emergency" and he shows up immediately. Everyone gathers at the castle just as the big thing rolls into the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. King Friday calls in his troops -- Miss Paulificate and Handyman Negri -- for protection as Neighbor Aber, Mayor Maggie, and Purple Panda approach the big thing in an attempt to communicate. As soon as they mentioned "peace and passing on," the big thing shows a slight reaction.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers plays a quick game by removing pieces of the Neighborhood model on the table and having viewers guess which one is missing. After putting away the rest of the models, he goes back to the book of baby pictures and shows that the babies have grown into adults.

Mister Rogers sings You're Growing before he is visited by Eva Kwong and her daughter Una who reads from the book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.


Mister Rogers remembers a visit from Jimmy the cat which can be seen in Episode 1559.

A clip from this episode is seen in the opening scene of Honey I Blew Up the Kid.

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a children's book written by Dr. Seuss.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Eva Kwong
  • Una Kwong




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Eva Kwong, Una Kwong, Lenny Meledandri, Joe Negri, David Newell, David Nohling, Audrey Roth, Maggie Stewart
Special Thanks To: Random House Inc. for permission to use One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
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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