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Episode 1659

Topic: Up & Down
Air Date: November 26, 1992
Previous Episode: 1658 - Up & Down
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Singing the end of Won't You Be My Neighbor, Mister Rogers describes how the notes go up and down. He takes out a paper showing a musical staff with notes that also go up and down. Sitting at the piano, he plays the notes and also describes how a person's hand goes up and down the keys when they play the piano.

Returning to the bench, Mister Rogers shows a photograph of clarinetist Richard Stoltzman who is practicing at Negri's Music Shop. He takes the printed musical staff with him so he can ask Mr. Stoltzman to play the notes on his clarinet.

At the music shop, Joe Negri shows Mister Rogers a display of various calrinets. Heading to the rehearsal room, Mister Rogers is surprised to find a note from Mr. Stoltzman who has gone to meet him at his television house.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers finds Mr. Stoltzman playing his clarinet on the porch. Going inside, Mr. Stoltzman gives Mister Rogers a Linzer torte which he baked for him. Mr. Stoltzman talks about his early interest in the clarinet and plays the notes shown on Mister Rogers' musical staff. He also demonstrates different ways he play the clarinet depending on his mood.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin is fulfilling one of her duties as Director of Research by measuring the "exterior building mass of the entire Neighborhood." King Friday asks if she knows of any good dancing schools for his pet birds.

Moving on to measure Daniel's Clock, Lady Aberlin sings When the Day Turns Into Night as she and Daniel talk about having missed seeing each other.

Meanwhile, at the Museum-Go-Round, Old Goat accepts the job of elevator operator for the museum which is still going up and down on the new hydraulic lift. Handyman Negri shares that the royal pets are missing as Lady Aberlin joins him in searching for them.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers takes the torte out of the refrigerator and concludes by singing Many Ways to Say I Love You.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Richard Stoltzman




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Michael Horton, Joe Negri, Richard Stoltzman
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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