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Episode 1752

Topic: Curiosity
Air Date: February 22, 2000
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Mister Rogers makes a shaker out of small bottle tops and a tin can before going to Negri's Music Shop for a demonstration of several homemade musical instruments.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Neighbor Aber begins to build a pretend truck around Daniel's clock since Daniel has been curious about what it would be like to live in a truck. Mr. Aber and Handyman Negri sing Today is New.

Meanwhile, Prince Tuesday and Little Panda get lost when they travel the "Purple way."

Back at the house, Mr. McFeely stops by with a film on how people make ice cream cones.


Skip LaPlante, one of the musicians who provides the demonstration at Negri's Music Shop, has released music of his own including an album called Music for Homemade Instruments. John Bertles, the other musician at Negri's, is now an educational consultant and founder of the performing group Bash the Trash.

The footage of ice cream cones being made was taken in association with the Joy Cone Company in Hermitage, PA.

This episode is included on the DVD collection Mister Rogers Meets New Friends.

Appearing In This Episode


  • John Bertles
  • Skip LaPlante




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, John Bertles, Skip LaPlante, Matt Meko, Lenny Meledandri, Joe Negri, David Newell, Liz Rossi
Special Thanks To: Joy Cone Company
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Editor: Susan Howard
Associate Producer: Michael Johnson
Location Production: Rick Brandt, Bob Lubomski
Music Directors: Johnny Costa, Michael Moricz

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
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