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Episode 1762

Topic: Mister Rogers Celebrates the Arts
Air Date: August 28, 2001
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Mister Rogers arrives with a bag of sand which he takes to the back yard where he adds it to his sand table. As he sifts through the sand, he thinks of the many things that people do with sand like playing in it and walking in it.

Mister Rogers has an idea and takes a cup of sand inside to the kitchen, but is interrupted by a phone call from Tony Chiroldes. Mr. Chiroldes invites Mister Rogers to visit his shop where he will be reading a book to children. At Mr. Chiroldes' shop, he reads Tengo Seis Años.

Returning to his house, Mister Rogers goes to the kitchen where he works on an art project using the sand he brought inside from the sand table. He draws a number 6 on a piece of paper with glue and sprinkles sand on the glue.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday XIII informs Hula Mouse that an art festival will be held in the Neighborhood as Queen Sara shares a piece of her own artwork made using several number 3s. Neighbor Aber and the others in Westwood are planning a sand sculpture for the festival and Hula Mouse is asked to help bring sand to the Neighborhood.

At the Museum-Go-Round, Lady Elaine Fairchilde is not impressed with the art creations made by the others and feels that only her work is real art. She shares an images she has created of one of the museum's pillars and reveals that she has appointed herself to be the judge of the art festival.

As Neighbor Aber admires the artwork created by Queen Sara and Prince Tuesday, Lady Elaine provides a more-realistic image of the EIffel Tower; however, Grandpere prefer's Tuesday's drawing.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about how each person's artwork is unique.


It's You I Like plays in the background during part of the time Mister Rogers thinks about people working with sand. As the episode transitions to and from Tony Chiroldes' shop, What Would You Like To Do Today? plays in the background. One and One Are Two plays as Neighbor Aber looks at Queen Sara's artwork.

The book Tengo Seis Anos is available for purchase through

While Mister Rogers is typically the only person to talk directly to viewers, Neighbor Aber does so in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.


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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Tony Chiroldes
Special Thanks to Roz Donovan; Ann Morris, Nancy Sheehan and Silver Press for Permission to read Tengo Seis Años by Ann Morris with photographs by Nancy Sheehan
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Robert Walsh
Editor: Susan Howard
Associate Producer: Michael Johnson
Location Production: Rick Brandt, Deborah Marrs, J. Sally
Music Directors: Johnny Costa, Michael Moricz

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
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