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Circus Fun

Date: 1994
Format: VHS
Company/Organization: CBS FOX Video
UPC: 086162819636
Purchase/Stream: Amazon (VHS)



The circus is a fascinating place, full of interesting people with unusual talents. Mister Rogers helps children know that circus performers enjoy entertaining others and that they practice a lot to be able to do their work well. Many things in the circus are fun, but some things can be scary.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin and Chuckles the Clown help Daniel Tiger with his fear of clowns and costumes. Nancy Caterpillar realizes that she is beautiful just the way she is, both before and after she becomes a butterfly. Change is part of growing, and children can have many feelings about changes.

Mister Roges and Betty Aberlin visit the Big Top. There they meet trapeze acrobats, elephants and real-live tigers. They even go backstage to watch the clowns put on their makeup. There are so many things to see and do at the circus; it's a neighborhood all its own.

This episode of MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD features:

  • A visit with some baby chicks
  • Lively music played by a circus band
  • A ride on an elephant for neighbor Betty Aberlin

Mister Rogers' universal message of love and self-esteem has brought joy and education to children around the world for more than 25 years. CBS/FOX Video is proud to bring some of the best episodes of MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD into your home.

Running Time: Approx. 28 Minutes.




The episode featured on this video is Episode 1585 from the Alike and Different series.

The packaging for the CBS/Fox version of this video included a special mail-in offer for a fun sized Trolley. [Image 1] [Image 2]


With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Jeff Gabel, Michael Horton
Special Thanks to the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Paul Lally
Associate Producer: Susi Simons
Music Director: John Costa
Art Director: Jack Guest
Editor: Randy Strothman
Assistant Art Director: Kathy Borland
Production Assistants: Lenny Meledandri, Joanne Peacock
Intern: Janis Burley
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson
Studio Supervisor: Doug Coates
Producation Coordinator: Mark Smukler
Assistant Director: Rich Dwyer
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Video: Don Williamson
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel, Steve Zorbas
Audio: Jerry Cobbs, Dick LaSota
Videotape: William Moore, Paul Byers
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Assistant Floor Manager: Jim Seech
Assistant Lighting Director: Eric Sanchez
Location Production: Joe Abeln, Mark Adelsheim, Michael Boyle, John Burdick, Joe Ferlic, John Fitzpatrick, Jerry Hughes, Mike Kobik, Jay Kuntz, Ed Letteri
Carpenters: Patsy Gianella, Rich Karapandi
Scenic Artists: Debi Catanzaro, Elizabeth Cottin, Marty Jamison, Tamara Schultz, Barbara Thompson, Beth Ann Zamborsky
Costumer: Doug Lincoln
Musicians: Carl McVickerBob Rawsthorne
Consultants: Albert V. Corrado M.D., Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D.
Director of Production: Sam Newbury
Videotape Editor: Kevin Conrad
Videotape Sound: Dennis Williams

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
A production of Family Communications
© 1987 Family Communications, Inc.

Original funding for Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was provided by Public Television Stations and The Sears-Roebuck Foundation.
© 1993 Family Communications, Inc.

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