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Episode 1660

Topic: Up & Down
Air Date: November 27, 1992
Previous Episode: 1659 - Up & Down
Next Episode: 1661 - Love
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Mister Rogers arrives with a handful of balloons used for sculpting. Bruce Franco is outside making balloon sculptures and has placed a variety of animal sculptures around the yard. Using one of Mister Rogers' balloons, Mr. Franco creates an elephant sculpture.

Before Mister Rogers can go back inside, Mr. McFeely stops by with a video about a hot-air balloon ride that he took with Maggie Stewart compliments of pilot Fred Eiller. Before Mr. McFeely leaves, Mister Rogers generously gives him some of the balloon sculptures left behind by Mr. Franco.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin is still searching for the royal pets and allows Grandpere to use her binoculars. He sees little birds riding in a balloon but they are gone by the time Lady Aberlin can look.

Moving on, Lady Aberlin finds Neighbor Aber who has been equally unsuccessful in finding the birds. At the Museum-Go-Round, Neighbor Aber goes inside to try again at fixing the museum elevator. Mayor Maggie calls on the radio to tell everyone to be on the lookout for Robert Troll who was last seen with the birds. Neighbor Aber comes out and announces that the elevator is not working on the inside of the Musuem-Go-Round.

Robert Troll passes by with the birds in hand as everyone is called to the castle by King Friday. Robert Troll shares that the birds can do a balloon dance as everyone goes to the B.D. Room for further festivities.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings You Are Special.


As Mr. Franco sculpts a balloon elephant, Johnny Costa plays a short segment of We Are Elephants for background music.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Bruce Franco




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Bruce Franco, Michael Horton, David Newell, Maggie Stewart, Bob Trow
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: Catherine Stanton
Properties: Matthew Marcus
Production Assistants: Janet Brentley, Lenny Meledandri
Production Intern: Teresa Edmondson
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson
Production Coordinator: Hugh Downing
Assistant Director: Chelle Robinson
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Lighting Assistants: Joe Abeln, Jim Bruwelheide, Doug Coates, Thom Downing, Bob Lubomski
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Video: Tom Deluga
Audio: DicK LaSota
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Marji Murphy, Al Rosen
Videotape: Bill Moore
Floor Manager: Jim Seech
Assistant Floor Manager: Kate Kearney
Location Production: Mark Adelsheim, John Burdick, Chris Dahl, John Hartman, Bob Lubomski, Bob Meek, Fred Roth, Matt Wolf
Scenic Artists: James Desmone, Smith Hutchings, Paula Payne, David Pohl, Alexis Samulski, Sandra Streiff, Beth Ann Zamborsky
Carpenters: Rich Karapandi, Michael Karapandi, Don Kahn
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Videotape Editor: Kevin Conrad
Post Production Sound: Dean Becker, Bob Millslagle, Randy Rhodes
Original Scenic Design: Jack Guest
Director of Production: Sam Newbury
Consultant: Albert V. Corrado M.D.

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1992 Family Communications, Inc.

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