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Episode 1753

Topic: Curiosity
Air Date: February 23, 2000
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Mister Rogers arrives with a toy truck that he has borrowed from the Neighborhood Toy Lending Library. Using the truck, he demonstrates how a bucket lift works. Mister Rogers even wears a hard hat and safety goggles during his demonstration. Viewers are then invited to go along with Mister Rogers as he visits a friend who trims trees using a real bucket lift.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday is outside the castle with Mimus Polyglottos as Lady Aberlin watches through binoculuars. At the tree, she talks with Henrietta and X the Owl as Henrietta shares her helium balloon.

Meanwhile, Betty Okonak Templeton is working in a bucket lift at the Museum-Go-Round while Lady Aberlin searches for Prince Tuesday and Little Panda. Purple Panda suggests that they may have pinged to an AOP -- Altogether Other Planet.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers continues his discussion about curiousity before Mr. McFeely stops by with a pinwheel.


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

Appearing In This Episode


  • Mike Greco




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Mike Greco, Michael Horton, Matt Meko, David Newell
Special Thanks To: Emery Tree Service, Inc.
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Editor: Susan Howard
Associate Producer: Michael Johnson
Location Director: Peter Argentine
Location Production: John Burdick, Jerry Schad, Joe Seamans
Music Directors: Johnny Costa, Michael Moricz

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
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