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Episode 1751

Topic: Curiosity
Air Date: February 21, 2000
Previous Episode: 1750 - When Things Get Broken
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Mister Rogers uses a frame to concentrate on small sections of a large mural as he sings a portion of Look and Listen.

Seeing some vegetables in one section of the mural, Mister Rogers reflects on a visit to a vegetable garden and kitchen where he talked with students about growing vegetables and making food.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday XIII is angry when Purple Panda and Little Panda make him look foolish. He commands that all curiosity in the Neighborhood be cancelled.

Mayor Maggie tries to entice King Friday into being curious before she and Mr. Aber sing You Are Special to Daniel Tiger.


The Edible Schoolyard, featured in the segment of reflection by Mister Rogers, is a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School located in Berkeley, California. For more on the Edible Schoolyard, please visit their very extensive and informative website.

Clips from this episode were used in the making of the song/video Garden of Your Mind.

Appearing In This Episode


  • David Hawkins
  • Esther Cook
  • Kelsey Siegel




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Esther Cook, David Hawkins, Mildred Howard, Matt Meko, Lenny Meledandri, Liz Rossi, Kelsey Siegel, Maggie Stewart
Special Thanks To: The Edible Schoolyard at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School; Ene Osteraas-Constible; Alice Waters
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Location Director: Peter Argentine
Editor: Susan Howard
Associate Producer: Michael Johnson
Location Production: Louis Block, Mush Emmons, Dick Favaro, Jim Iacona, Mark Knobil, Catherine Singstad, Todd Stoneman
Music Directors: Johnny Costa, Michael Moricz

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 2000 Family Communications, Inc.

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