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Episode 1745

Topic: Go Stop Go
Air Date: July 30, 1999
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Mister Rogers arrives with a tape recorder which he uses to play some music as he plays a go-stop-go game -- when the music plays, he moves and when it stops, he stops. Sitting at the piano, Mister Rogers plays music so viewers can play the game as well.

Visiting the school where Marilyn Barnett serves as principal, Mister Rogers joins in as she leads a first grade class in some exercises. The exercising is interrupted when the school holds a fire drill and the class quickly exits the building. Back inside the school, Ms. Barnett shows her office to Mister Rogers.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Neighbor Aber and Prince Tuesday are talking about about the fire at the Platypus mound. The residents of Westwood have made a generous donation of supplies to help the Platypus family. King Friday asks Neighbor Aber to bring Lady Elaine to the scene of the fire where an award will be presented.

The Platypus family has been staying as the Museum-Go-Round since the fire and are very happy to receive the supplies from Westwood. Mayor Maggie is making final repairs to the Platypus mound as everyone gathers to hear the King's presentation. An award is given to "volunteer hose-squirter Fairchilde" -- a Go-Stop-Go Award for knowing when to okay to use her water hose.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings I'm Proud of You before Mr. McFeely stops by with a comb and a videotape about how people make combs. Mister Rogers concludes by sitting at the piano and playing the go-stop-go game with Mr. McFeely.


The song played from Mister Rogers tape recorder is a version of the Children's Marching Music found on You Are Special (Album).

Let's Be Together Today plays as Mister Rogers goes to Marilyn Barnett's school.

Prince Tuesday mentions to Neighbor Aber that the fire at the Platypus mound started in the kitchen. He also suggests that Ana was visiting friends outside the Neighborhood at the time of the fire.

When Prince Tuesday says "I'm proud of you" to Neighbor Aber, he does so by saying "I.P.O.Y." In Tim Madigan's book I'm Proud of You, he gives several examples of correspondence he received from Fred Rogers that were signed "I.P.O.Y."

Appearing In This Episode


  • David Sauer




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Bill Barker, Marilyn Barnett, Lenny Meledandri, David Newell, David Sauer, Maggie Stewart
Special Thanks To: Cardinal Comb and Brush, Shaffer Elementary School, Ravita's Music
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Editor: Susan Howard
Associate Producer: Michael Johnson
Location Director: Joe Seamans
Location Production: Mark Adelsheim, Steve Cary, Gordon Daigle, Bob Lubomski
Music Directors: John Costa, Michael Moricz
Production Designer: Kathryn Borland
Art Director: Catherine McConnell
Properties: Andy Vogt
Production Assistants: Diane Highberger, Lenny Meledandri
Production Interns: Patrick Bollinger, Ilana McGee
Lead Technicians: Tom Deluga, Ralph Seigler
Assistant Director: Chelle Robinson
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Floor Managers: Joe Abeln, Jim Seech, Nick Tallo
Video: Don Williamson
Audio: Dick LaSota
Videotape: Bill Moore
Studio Cameras: Dave Foreman, Don McCall, Marji Murphy, Art Vogel
Scenic Artists: Jenn Bastian, Leah Blackwood, Jim Bruwelheide, Gregg Puchalski, Sandra Streiff
Make-Up: Ann Minahan
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Videotape Editor: Kevin Conrad
Post Production Sound: Bob Millslagle
Original Scenic Design: Jack Guest
Director of Production: Sam Newbury

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