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Episode 1664

Topic: Love
Air Date: February 25, 1993
Previous Episode: 1663 - Love
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Upon his arrival, Mister Rogers takes out a wooden block and talks about when he was young and would use a block to pretend he was shaving. Taking the block to his bathroom, he demonstrates how he would pretend.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday is playing the bass violin for Lady Aberlin and Queen Sara. Lady Aberlin is quite confused by the royal couple getting along so well considering the earlier tension between the King and Queen.

Lady Aberlin goes throughout the neighborhood seeking an answer to her question: "What is love?" X the Owl consults a book about Benjamin Franklin and finds that love is good and wonderful, but not what it is.

Moving on, Lady Aberlin learns from Robert Troll that love is a feeling; however, he quickly changes the subject to inform her that he will be an usher in Lady Elaine's upcoming soap opera.

Lady Elaine recognizes Lady Aberlin's confusion and explains that as far as she is concerned, "you can't love anybody else if you don't love yourself." Lady Elaine recommends that Lady Aberlin talk with Queen Sara about love considering her love for her husband. She also mentions that her upcoming soap opera will be called "When the Museum Turns."

At the castle, Queen Sara helps Lady Aberlin come to the realization that love is a wonderful feeling that is "the most important thing in the world."

Back at the house, Mister Rogers visits Negri's Music Shop where Peter Ostroushko is his mandolin as he rehearses for an upcoming performance. After playing a few songs, Mr. Ostroushko is joined by Mr. Negri for a duet of Tree Tree Tree.


The Neighborhood of Make-Believe storyline is identical to that found Episode 1309.

Mr. Ostroushko refers to Tree Tree Tree as "Trees Trees Trees."

This episode is one of two included on Adventures in Friendship. It is also the episode featured on the 1994 VHS release Love.

This episode is included on the Would You Be Mine Collection (DVD).

Appearing In This Episode


  • Peter Ostroushko




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Joe Negri, Peter Ostroushko, 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
© 1993 Family Communications, Inc.

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