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Episode 1634

Topic: Growing
Air Date: February 28, 1991
Previous Episode: 1633 - Growing
Next Episode: 1635 - Growing
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Mister Rogers checks on the growth of his bean plant as he arrives and finds that it has grown since he first planted it a few days earlier. Sitting at the kitchen table with the bag he brough with him, Mister Rogers takes out plastic toy vegetables. He uses them to play a game with viewers where he takes one of the vegetables away and viewers are to guess which one has been removed.

After singing You Are Special, Mister Rogers visits the Neighborhood barbershop where he gets a haircut from Nick Failla. Mr. Failla and Mister Rogers talk about the many things that happen when a person gets a haircut and assure viewers that haircuts are nothing to fear.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone is taking a nap as Robert Troll arrives and sees the Big Thing. Able to communicate with the Big Thing, Robert Troll understands that it would like to have a blanket. Robert Troll goes to Daniel's clock to borrow a blanket and shares with Daniel that he thinks the big thing is going to grow. When a warm blanket is placed on the Big Thing, a stem and leaves emerge from its side. Purple Panda is excited and leaves to get something that will "make it even better."

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings I Like to Be Told.


The game Mister Rogers plays with the plastic vegetables is very similar to the game he played the previous day with the Neighborhood of Make-Believe models.

Mister Rogers also receives a haircut from Mr. Failla in Episode 1262.

As Mr. Failla is finishing up Mister Rogers' haircut, another customer, Bob Trow, comes into the barbershop for a haircut.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Nick Failla




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Nick Failla, Joe Negri, David Nohling, Audrey Roth, Maggie Stewart, Bob Trow
Special Thanks To: Pittsburgh Athletic Association
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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