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Episode 1673

Topic: Things to Wear
Air Date: February 23, 1994
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Mister Rogers arrives with two bags -- one filled with left shoes and the other filled with right shoes. One by one, he matches the shoes into pairs. One particular pair of shoes belongs to Alan Morrison, a friend of Mister Rogers who plays the pipe organ.

Visiting a nearby church, Mister Rogers introduces Mr. Morrison who is playing the organ. Showing the various parts of the organ, Mr. Morrison plays several pieces demonstrating his wonderous musical talents. He also talks about the special shoes he wears to operate part of the organ and shares some music he might play to express various feelings. Mr. Morrison shares that he will be playing the piano in an upcoming concert.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, before leaving for a Food for the World meeting, Queen Sara wonders why Mayor Maggie is wearing a raincoat when it is not raining. She mentions that it is very wet somewhere in the Neighborhood and asks King Friday when he will give up the idea of everyone wearing three-cornered hats. King Friday agrees to do so only when everyone in the Neighborhood has complied -- "Everyone must wear a three cornered one."

Neighbor Aber arrives at the castle after having been at the Museum-Go-Round. He mentions that anytime someone says anything about three-cornered hats, Lady Elaine squirts them with her hose. At the tree, X and Henrietta are concerned with the humidity and Neighbor Aber sings to them -- You Are Special. Moving on to the Museum-Go-Round, Neighbor Aber and Betty Okonak Templeton both get a squirt for saying "three-cornered hat."

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about the importance of talking about feelings rather than "acting silly."


You Are Special plays as the episode transitions to the church.

Alan Morrison plays a piece called "Tarantella" by Camille Saint-Saens as well as segments of "Handel's Water Music," "Pageant" by Leo Sowerby, and Charles-Marie Widor's 6th Symphony for Organ.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Alan Morrison




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Michael Horton, Alan Morrison, Maggie Stewart
Special Thanks to: Calvary Episcopal Church, Trombino Piano Gallerie
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
© 1994 Family Communications, Inc.

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