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Episode 1649

Topic: Imaginary Friends
Air Date: February 27, 1992
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Mister Rogers arrives with a small chair which he sits next to on the floor. He imagines someone sitting in the small chair as he reads a book called It Looked Like Spilt Milk. Taking out a book of blank pages, Mister Rogers encourages viewers to imagine whatever they'd like to see on each page.

Mr. McFeely stops by with a homemade hat made by a friend. Both he and Mister Rogers try on the unique hat before Marilyn Barnett stops by for some sitting down exercises.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Prince Tuesday asks for the help of Handyman Negri in bringing his ragdoll, Tome, to life. After Tome dances around the Neighborhood, Handyman Negri is called to the factory where Corney has made a new (imaginary) umbrella Rockit for Daniel's imaginary friend, Malcolm Apricot Dinko. Corney asks Handyman Negri to deliver the chair to Malcolm at the clock.

On his way to the clock, Handyman Negri stops to talk with X the Owl who has just finished playing with Malcolm. At the clock, Daniel calls Malcolm out to receive his delivery before Handyman Negri heads to the castle and recounts his busy day in the Neighborhood to King Friday.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers visits Brockett's Bakery expecting a surprise, but learns from Sergio that the surprise has been postponed. Nonetheless, Mister Rogers enters the kitchen where Chef Brockett is making "face sandwiches" -- sandwiches with the ingredients arranged to look like a face. Before Mister Rogers leaves, Chef Brockett gives him the ingredients necessary to make his own face sandwiches later. Returing to the house, Mister Rogers sits in the kitchen and makes a face sandwich.


It Looked Like Spilt Milk is available for purchase through

Unlike previous times Tome the Ragdoll has come to life, in this episode, Prince Tuesday mentions that it takes two people to believe in order for his doll to become real.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Marilyn Barnett, Don Brockett, Tome Cousin, Lenny Meledandri, Joe Negri, David Newell, Sergio Pinto
Special Thanks to HarperCollins Publishers for permission to use It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
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
©1992 Family Communications, Inc.

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