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Episode 1639

Topic: Dress-Up
Air Date: August 29, 1991
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Mister Roges arrives with a very colorful cover but does not immediately say what it is intended to cover. Mr. McFeely stops by and figures out that it is a cover for the Trolley.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the search for the spare crown continues as the Trolley passes through wearing its colorful cover. King Friday suggests that the entire Neighborhood of Make-Believe be turned upside down to see if the crown might fall from wherever it is. With the help of Lady Elaine Fairchilde, the Neighborhood is turned upside down not once, but twice just to be sure it worked.

At the school, Neighbor Aber teaches the children I'm Still Myself Inside as they prepare for the play. Harriett Cow mentions that if the spare crown is found, King Friday will allow the play to be held in the castle's D.U. (Dress-Up) Room.

As Handyman Negri continues looking for the crown at the castle, the Trolley passes by with some terrific news -- it has found the spare crown!

Back at the house, Mister Rogers leaves to visit the Boys Choir of Harlem where Dr. Walter Turnbull and the choir are practicing. Mister Rogers talks with Dr. Turnbull who remembers the people who influenced him to pursue a future in music. Dr. Turnbull gives Mister Rogers a tour of the school where they see several young musicians practicing and learning.


The bell at the Museum-Go-Round is to be rung once for a casual visit with Lady Elaine, twice to visit the museum, and three times in case of emergency. The missing crown was certainly an emergency which is why Lady Elaine comes out wearing an emergency light on her head.


This episode is included on the DVD collection Mister Rogers Meets New Friends.

For more on the Boys Choir of Harlem, visit

Appearing In This Episode


  • Lily Funahashi
  • Lorenzo Shihab
  • Walter Turnbull




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Lily Funahashi, Lenny Meledandri, Joe Negri, David Newell, Lorenzo Shihab, Carole Switala, Bob Trow, Walter Turnbull
Special Thanks to: The Boys Choir of Harlem
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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