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Episode 1732

Topic: Little and Big
Air Date: August 25, 1998
Previous Episode: 1731 - Little and Big
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Mister Rogers arrives with a large toy helicopter which he has borrowed from a friend. Taking out a much smaller toy helicopter, he compares the two before he sings I Think I'm Going To Like Today.

Taking the larger toy with him, Mister Rogers visits the local airport where Mr. McFeely needs to make a few deliveries "farther away than usual" which require him to take a ride with Maria Mancano on a real helicopter. In comparison, the real helicopter makes the large toy look small.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers retrieves the model Trolley from the kitchen shelf and compares it to the larger Neighborhood Trolley sitting on its track.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Miss Paulificate and Lady Aberlin have been assigned the duty of "yo-yo guard" responsible for upholding the King's recent ban on yo-yos. At the tree, X and Henrietta have two large yo-yo's -- "big-yos" -- hanging from the branches.

Meanwhile, at the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine has become the pilot of a helicopter she calls "Yo-Yo" because it goes up and down in the sky. Taking the controls, she lifts off high above the Museum but is unable to bring the helicopter back down again. Lady Aberlin and Corney watch as the Yo-Yo helicopter continues to fly higher and higher.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers shares a book called Is It Larger? Is It Smaller?.


Is It Larger? Is It Smaller? is available for purchase through

Appearing In This Episode


  • Maria Mancano




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Maria Mancano, David Newell, Audrey Roth
Special Thanks To: STAT MedEvac, Corporate Jets Inc., Whirly-Girls; Tana Hoban and Greenwillow Books for permission to read Is It Larger? Is It Smaller? by Tana Hoban
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Location Director: Gary Hines
Associate Producer: Casey Brown
Location Production: John Burdick, Bob Lubomski, Doug Suhr
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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