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Episode 1722

Topic: Giving and Receiving
Air Date: February 17, 1998
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Instead of changing into a sweater as he typically does, Mister Rogers puts on a vest made by his friend Saihou Njie. Wearing the vest, he visits the studio of Mr. Njie who is sewing a new vest. Mr. Njie shows how he makes designs on fabric and and gives Mister Rogers a colorful piece of batik cloth that matches his vest.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the Trolley brings a batik cloth to Handyman Negri who then gives it to King Friday. In return, the King gives Handyman Negri a fortune cookie with a curious fortune: "Look for lots and lots of circles." Prince Tuesday seems sad as he talks to Handyman Negri about people sometimes not liking things that are given to them.

At the factory, Handyman Negri mentions the circles to Corney who is blowing bubbles when Mayor Maggie comes by. Handyman Negri is invited to the Museum-Go-Round where Mayor Maggie, Lady Elaine, and Fortune Cookie Man show him "lots and lots of circles" as they are playing with hula hoops.

Back at the house, Mr. McFeely stops by with a videotape about how people make bagels.


As the scene transitions from the house to Saihou Njie's studio, Look and Listen plays in the background.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Saihou Njie




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Lenny Meledandri, Joe Negri, David Newell, Saihou Njie, Maggie Stewart, Paul Tifford Jr.
Special thanks to: Bageland (Pittsburgh)
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Location Director: Gary Hines
Associate Producer: Casey Brown
Location Production: Joe Abeln, Jim Brewelheide, Rich Schutte
Music Directors: John Costa, Michael Moricz

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1998 Family Communications, Inc.

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