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Episode 1682

Topic: Fast and Slow
Air Date: February 21, 1995
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Mister Rogers arrives with two bags containing roller skates and safety equipment. After showing how the wheels on his skates can move fast and slow, Mister Rogers reflects on a day when he went roller skating with his friend Stephen Lee. Mr. McFeely stops by with a film about how people make roller skates.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the Trolley is still moving very quickly while Lady Aberlin demonstrates her skates for Queen Sara. The two decide that a net could help them slow the Trolley down so Lady Aberlin seeks out the help of Lady Elaine Fairchilde. Lady Elaine provides two Trolley nets while Stephen Owl stops by wearing his safety gear. He and Lady Aberlin take a leisurely skate around the Neighborhood until they hear the Trolley approaching. As the Trolley nears, Lady Aberlin and Stephen Owl use their nets to temporarily slow the Trolley before it speeds away again.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about the importance of asking for help when learning something new.


You've Got To Do It plays in the background multiple times throughout this episode. Museum Wares plays while Lady Aberlin waits for the Trolley nets. It's a Perfectly Beautiful Day plays as Lady Aberlin and Cousin Stephen skate around the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Mister Roges and Stephen Lee skated at Romp 'n' Roll in Glenshaw, PA. The rink is empty because Mister Rogers was invited to visit before it was open for the day.

Mister Rogers mentions to Mr. McFeely that he is still thinking of the video about people making strollers which was shown the previous day.

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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Stephen Lee, David Newell
Special thanks to: Dominion Skate Co. Ltd., Romper's Romp n' Roll Shadyskates
Skating Consultant: Wade Hood
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Associate Producer: Adrienne Wehr
Music Director: John Costa

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
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