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Episode 1635

Topic: Growing
Air Date: March 1, 1991
Previous Episode: 1634 - Growing
Next Episode: 1636 - Dress-Up
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Mister Rogers arrives with a jack-in-the-box which he demonstrates for viewers. Comparing the jack-in-the-box to the games of peek-a-boo and hide-and-seek, Mister Rogers plays both with viewers as he explains that these games teach patience.

Checking on the progress of the bean plant, Mister Rogers finds that it has grown significantly since the last time he looked.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Purple Panda has returned with a bottle of 4P (Planet Purple Plant Powder) for the Big Thing. At the clock, a note from Daniel explains that he has gone for a walk with Robert Troll and the Big Thing. Purple Panda sprays 4P on the vines at the clock and they immediately produce flowers. Prince Tuesday arrives and asks Purple Panda to spray him with the 4P but Purple Panda explains to him that he should just continue growing the way that boys grow -- "that is the way you will get to be a man."

At the castle, King Friday builds the confidence of Prince Tuesday by explaining that he is growing just at the right pace. Meanwhile, Purple Panda applies some 4P to the Big Thing which immediately sprouts a large flower.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers visits Francois Clemmons and the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble who are rehearsing nearby. Among other songs, the group performs I'll Think of You. Returning to his house, Mister Rogers concludes by singing I'll Think of You.

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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Francois Clemmons, Lenny Meledandri, David Nohling, Maggie Stewart, Bob Trow
Special Thanks To: Harlem Spiritual Ensemble, Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Associate Producer: Adrienne Wehr
Music Director: John Costa
Art Director: Kathryn Borland
Editor: Susan Howard
Assistant Art Director: Judith Stagg
Properties: Matthew Marcus
Production Assistants: Catherine Singstad, Lenny Meledandri
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson
Studio Supervisor: Doug Coates
Production Coordinator: Mark Smukler
Assistant Director: Bill Medica
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Lighting Directors: Frank Warninsky, Jim Bruwelheide
Assistant Lighting Directors: David Andrews, Kate Kearney
Video: Tom Deluga, Don McCall
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel
Audio: DicK LaSota, Jerry Cobbs
Videotape: Bill Moore
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Assistant Floor Manager: Jim Seech
Location Production: Mark Adelsheim, Tim Benedict, Michael Boyle, Paul Brown, Jim Bruwelheide, John Burdick, Chris Dahl, Jerry Hughes, Evan Knauer, Mark Knobil, Bob Lubomski, Dick Mijatovich, Katrina Sarson, Richard Seig
Carpenters: Rich Karapandi, Charles Whatton
Scenic Artists: Andrew Drake, Alexis Samulski, Sandra Streiff, Beth Ann Zamborsky
Videotape Editor: Kevin Conrad
Post-Production Sound: Jim Durham, Dennis Williams
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Original Scenic Design: Jack Guest
Director of Production: Sam Newbury
Consultant: Albert V. Corrado M.D.

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
©1991 Family Communications, Inc.

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