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Episode 1640

Topic: Dress-Up
Air Date: August 30, 1991
Previous Episode: 1639 - Dress-Up
Next Episode: 1641 - Art
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Mister Rogers arrives with a bean plant that started as a seed which he planted in a pot several months earlier. As he talks about the plant, Maggie Stewart arrives dressed in costume as Mr. McFeely for a dress-up party she and Chuck Aber are hosting. She sings and signs It's You I Like before making a speedy delivery to Mister Rogers -- a video about how people make zipper sweaters.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the school play is being held in the castle's D.U. (Dress-Up) Room. Handyman Negri is outside and sings This is Just the Day as King Friday emerges wearing his spare crown. Mayor Maggie and Neighbor Aber arrive for the play to find King Friday dancing outside the castle. Lady Aberlin rushes in searching for Daniel Tiger who seems to be missing.

At the clock, Lady Aberlin finds Daniel in his raccoon costume worrying that he might frighten someone. She assures Daniel that he can make the raccoon any kind of raccoon he wants it to be.

In the castle's D.U. Room, Handyman Negri is dressed as a bean as he provides music for the beginning of the festivities. The play, The Ballerina, the Raccoon, and the Giant King, begins with Ana Platypus dancing with Daniel Striped Tiger. Prince Tuesday, wearing a paper crown, commands that there be no dancing without his permission. Pleased with his son's performance, King Friday presents Prince Tuesday with his spare crown. Prince Tuesday confesses that he was responsible for the crown being lost a few days earlier.

Back at the house, Mr. McFeely stops by to pick up the video and Mister Rogers gives him the bean plant. He concludes for the week by singing I'm Taking Care of You.


The bean plant that Mister Rogers arrives with was orginally planted in Episode 1632.

After giving his spare grown to Prince Tuesday, viewers get a rare view of King Friday without a crown.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Lenny Meledandri, Joe Negri, David Newell, Maggie Stewart, Carole Switala, Bob Trow
Special Thanks to: The Winona Knitting Mills Inc.
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: David Cohen, Lenny Meledandri
Lead Technicians: Ken Anderson, Ralph Seigler
Production Intern: Joanne Mandros
Assistant Director: Bill Medica
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Assistant Lighting Directors: Jim Bruwelheide, David Andrews
Video: Tom Deluga
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel, Michael Schafer
Audio: Dick LaSota, Jerry Cobbs
Videotape: Mike Laver
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Assistant Floro Manager: Jim Seech
Location Production: Joe Abeln, Mark Adelsheim, Aaron Barron, Paul Brown, Jim Bruwelheide, John Burdick, Bob Camitta, Thom Downing, Heidi Hesse, Thom Krohn, Bob Lubomski, Joe Maher, Frank O'Connell, John Rice, Jack Sardina
Scenic Artists: Cathy Bruce, Andrew Drake, David Pohl, Alexis Samulski, Venise St. Pierre, Sandra Streiff, Beth Ann Zamborsky
Carpenter: Rich Karapandi
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Original Scenic Design: Jack Guest
Videotape Editor: Kevin Conrad
Post Production Sound: Dennis Williams, Tim Benedict
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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