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Episode 1763

Topic: Mister Rogers Celebrates the Arts
Air Date: August 29, 2001
Previous Episode: 1762 - Mister Rogers Celebrates the Arts
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Mister Rogers arrives with a small container of homemade sculpting dough which he uses to create a rough replica of the Neighborhood Trolley.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the sand sculpture created by Neighbor Aber and Hula Mouse is complete. Lady Aberlin dances as she looks at the sculpture. Lady Elaine Fairchilde is not impressed with the artwork but King Friday finds it to be inspirational -- so much so that he recites a royal version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Lady Elaine insists that neither the sand sculpture nor King Friday's poem will win at the art festival; however, King Friday suggests that the "arts festival is for art's sake...It's not for winning something."

At the clock, Daniel Striped Tiger is sad because Lady Elaine has criticized his artwork. When Daniel shows his work to Lady Aberlin, she is full of compliments and sings It's You Like. Daniel speculates that Lady Elaine might hurt others' feelings because she herself was hurt once.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers shares a small piece of pottery made for him by Pueblo potter Dolly Naranjo. He remembers the time he visited Ms. Narajo and she showed him how her pottery is made. Ms. Narajo starts with an all-natural clay mixture and turns it into beautiful pottery.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Dolly Naranjo




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Dolly Naranjo
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Robert Walsh
Location Director: Peter Argentine
Editor: Susan Howard
Associate Producer: Michael Johnson
Location Production: David Aubrey, John Burdick, Chris Eichman, Greg Eighman, Kelly Lloyd, Doug Suhr
Music Director: Johnny Costa, Michael Moricz

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