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Episode 1658

Topic: Up & Down
Air Date: November 25, 1992
Previous Episode: 1657 - Up & Down
Next Episode: 1659 - Up & Down
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Arriving empty-handed, Mister Rogers demonstrates the concept of up and down by using his shoe, the zipper on his sweater, and the steps near the front door.

Stepping outside, Mister Rogers shows a see-saw next to his front porch. Sitting on one side, he explains that some things are fun to do alone but other are more fun with another person. He spends a few moments thinking about people and things that go up and down before Marilyn Barnett stops by.

Mister Rogers and Ms. Barnett play on the see-saw and also go through a series of basic exercises. As they are exercising, Kara, one of Ms. Barnett's students, happens by and demonstrates some ballet movements. After they leave, Mister Rogers sits on the porch and sings I Like Someone Who Looks Like You.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday calls a meeting with Neighbor Aber and Mayor Maggie to ask their assistance in finding a place where Mimus Polyglottos and Troglodytes Aedon can take dance lessons. The King's pets are fitted with their new tutus and Neighbor Aber is left in charge of both birds as Mayor Maggie returns to Westwood.

At the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine has been having a problem with her new hydraulic lift as it has been making the museum go up and down rather than around. Neighbor Aber sets the royal pets aside as he takes a look at the Museum. While he is gone, Robert Troll strolls by and decides to take Mimus and Trog for a walk as he sings Perfectly Beautiful Day. Outisde the Museum, Neighbor Aber is startled to find that the birds are gone.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers goes to the kitchen where he uses construction paper and straws to create his own birds on sticks.


The closing credits include a short bit of I Like Someone Who Looks Like You.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Kara Shair-Rosenfield




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Marilyn Barnett, Kara Shair-Rosenfield, Maggie Stewart, Bob Trow
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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