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Episode 1727

Topic: You and I Together
Air Date: July 28, 1998
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Mister Rogers arrives with a stuffed toy gorilla and pretends to put it to bed while he sings I'm Taking Care of You. He remembers his visit with his Koko the Gorilla.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Prince Tuesday is playing hide and seek with Lady Aberlin when an unexpected guest arrives in the Neighborhood -- a gorilla! As the gorilla goes throughout the Neighborhood, everyone is afraid except for Lady Aberlin. As she welcomes the gorilla, Lady Elaine Fairchilde sounds an alarm notifying everyone of the gorilla's presence.

Back at the house, Mr. McFeely brings over a film about how toy balls are made.


Mister Rogers' visit with Koko was documented in a 1998 issue of Gorilla: The Journal of the Gorilla Foundation.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Koko the Gorilla
  • Penny Patterson




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Koko, Lenny Meledandri, David Newell, Penny Patterson
Special thanks to: The Gorilla Foundation, Hedstrom Corporation
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Location Director: Susan Howard
Associate Producer: Casey Brown
Location Production: Dr. Ronald H. Cohn, Fred Roth, Hob Zabarsky, Ron Zabarsky
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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