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Episode 1706

Topic: Brave & Strong
Air Date: August 26, 1996
Previous Episode: 1705 - Helping
Next Episode: 1707 - Brave & Strong
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Mister Rogers arrives with a snow globe which he has borrowed from Mr. McFeely. Mr. McFeely then stops by with a different snow globe and a film about how people make cereal.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Robert Troll is looking for someone who is brave and strong when Neighbor Aber arrives from Westwood covered in cereal. He informs Robert Troll that it is raining cereal in Westwood and it appears that the same is happening near Daniel's clock. While Dr. Bill does not seem to be concerned, Daniel Striped Tiger is afraid of the falling cereal.

At the castle, Neighbor Aber, Robert Troll, and Daniel inform King Friday of the cereal phenomenon. The king declares himself the bravest and strongest of all in the Neighborhood by displaying his "B & S" flag. Everyone is invited inside the castle to the B&S Room where they will discuss how to handle the raining cereal.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers accepts an invitation to observe a tae kwon do class taught by Eugene Kim. After returning to his house following the class, Mister Rogers sings It's You I Like.


The film footage of cereal being made is from the General Mills plant in Toledo, OH. A quick search online shows that this plant quit making Cheerios several years back and was eventually sold.

The class which provides the tae kwon do demonstration is taught by Eugene Kim in association with Kim's Martial Arts & Fitness in Pittsburgh, PA.

In one of countless examples of Mister Rogers always trying new things, as he returns to the house after visiting the tae kwon do class, he quickly demonstrates one of the kicks he learned.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Eugene Kim




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Bill Barker, Eugene Kim, David Newell, Bob Trow
Special thanks to: Kim's Martial Arts & Fitness, Cheerios Plant (Toldeo, OH)
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
© 1996 Family Communications, Inc.

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