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Episode 1680

Topic: Going Away & Coming Back
Air Date: September 2, 1994
Previous Episode: 1679 - Going Away & Coming Back
Next Episode: 1681 - Fast and Slow
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Mister Rogers arrives with a piece of construction paper which he takes to the kitchen and folds into a fan. Chuck Aber calls Mister Rogers outside where he demonstrates a small backhoe -- a machine used to dig and move earth.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin has a fan, a flashlight, and a measuring tape for the owls to use when they go into the tunnel. Behind the tree, a hole has been dug into one end of the tunnel as X and his cousins head underground.

Neighbor Aber arrives with a letter chart showing that the other end of the tunnel should be near the wall near the Platypus mound. As he goes to take a look, the owls emerge from that exact spot at the other end of the tunnel. Neighbor Aber returns to the tree by way of the tunnel.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about pretending and sings You Are Special. Mr. McFeely stops by with a bag of blue corn tortilla chips and shares a video about how people make tortilla chips.


As Chuck Aber drives away on the backhoe, I'm Going Away plays in the background. It also plays when he emerges from the tunnel and again at the end of the episode before Mister Rogers sings It's Such a Good Feeling.

As the camera pans from the front of the tree to the tunnel's opening, viewers get a rare look at the back of the tree.

Lady Aberlin measures the Trolley to be 8 1/2. The actual length of the Trolley, as revealed in Episode 1011 and Episode 1322, is 17 inches.

Appearing In This Episode




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Stephen Lee, David Newell, Mary Rawson
Special Thanks to: Reyna Foods Inc.
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Associate Producer: Adrienne Wehr
Music Director: John Costa
Art Director: Kathryn Borland
Editor: Susan Howard
Assistant Art Director: Catherine Stanton
Properties: Andy Vogt
Production Assistants: Matt Meko, Lenny Meledandri
Production Interns: Margit Hawelleck, Amy Johnson
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson
Production Coordinator: Hugh Downing
Assistant Director: Chelle Robinson
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Assistant Lighting Director: Kate Kearney
Video: Tom Deluga
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Marji Murphy, Art Vogel
Audio: Dick Lasota
Videotape: Chet Bednar
Floor Manager: Jim Seech, Nick Tallo
Location Production: Mark Adelsheim, John Burdick, Chris Dahl, Gary Dillon, Bob Lubomski, Rich Seig, Doug Suhr
Carpenters: Rich Karapandi, Donn Kann
Scenic Artists: John Bond, Elliott Boswell, Fricka Gray, Smith Hutchings, Gregg Puchalski, April Sopkin, Sandra Streiff, Mary Sue Wantorek, Beth Ann Zamborsky
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Post Production Editor: Kevin Conrad
Post Production Sound: Joe West, Dennis Williams
Original Scenic Design: Jack Guest
Director of Production: Sam Newbury

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1994 Family Communications, Inc.

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