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Episode 1757

Topic: Ready to Read?
Air Date: August 29, 2000
Previous Episode: 1756 - Ready to Read?
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Mister Rogers arrives with a magnifying glass which he demonstrates for viewers using a book written in Japanese.

Joe Negri calls and invites Mister Rogers to visit his music shop where guitarist Manuel Barrueco provides an amazing performance. Tony Chiroldes stops by the shop and demonstrates his kazoo which is shaped like a trombone before Mr. Barrueco and Mr. Negri play You Are Special as a guitar duet.

Returning to the house, an inspired Mister Rogers plays You Are Special on his piano.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Queen Sara gives Hula Mouse a picture she has made for him. King Friday sends Hula Mouse to pick up the "looking inside things device" from Corney. The best Corney could come up with is a "look carefully device" (magnifying glass). On the way back to the castle, Hula Mouse and Neighbor Aber sing Look and Listen.

Back at the house, Mr. McFeely stops by with a kazoo which he and Mister Rogers use to play the Speedy Delivery song.


The book written in Japanese shown by Mister Roges is a translation of Hello, Red Fox by Eric Carle.

To learn more about Manuel Barrueco, visit the Official Manuel Barrueco Web Site.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Manuel Barrueco




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Manuel Barrueco, Tony Chiroldes, Joe Negri, David Newell
Special thanks to: Eric Carle for permission to show The Red Fox
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Editor: Susan Howard
Associate Producer: Michael Johnson
Music Directors: Johnny Costa, Michael Moricz

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