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Episode 1638

Topic: Dress-Up
Air Date: August 28, 1991
Previous Episode: 1637 - Dress-Up
Next Episode: 1639 - Dress-Up
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Mister Rogers arrives with a box full of costume pieces including a wig and a pair of glasses. As he talks about changing styles, Mister Rogers changes into a different wig and glasses. He remembers a time when he was young and his mother changed her hair style. She looked so different that he did not recognize her at first.

Chef Brockett stops by and does not immediately recognize Mister Rogers who is still wearing a wig and glasses. Chef Brockett gives Mister Rogers a chef's hat before he sings I'm a Chef.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri is searching for the King's spare crown which he left with Prince Tuesday. King Friday comes out wearing a new cape and robe which he will wear to the school play along with his spare crown. Lady Aberlin, also looking for the crown, keeps the truth about the spare crown from King Friday by pretending that she and Handyman Negri are simply playing a game of hide and seek.

Chef Brockett arrives at the castle with a crown cake for King Friday and lets the truth slip that the spare crown is missing. Handyman Negri comes clean and tells the King about the spare crown. At the instruction of King Friday, everyone takes on the role of "crown seeker."

At the school, the children sing One and One Are Two when Lady Aberlin arrives. Prince Tuesday claims that he does not know where the crown is at -- if he did, he says, he would wear it for the play. Instead, Prince Tuesday will have to wear a paper crown in the play.

Meanwhile, at the castle, the spare crown is still lost and Chef Brockett tries to convince King Friday that the latest style is wearing a chef's hat. King Friday puts on Edgar Cooke's chef's hat as Handyman Negri sings It's the Style to Wear a Smile. King Friday is content with the chef's hat but would prefer his spare crown.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings It's the Style to Wear a Smile and Mr. McFeely delivers a video from the libarary about how sneakers are made.


As his hat is removed for King Friday, viewers see that Edgar Cooke is almost completely bald.

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

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Don Brockett, Lenny Meledandri, Joe Negri, David Newell, Carole Switala, Bob Trow
Special Thanks to: Converse Inc.
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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