Release Date: February 1968
Season 1, Episode 8
The Neighborhood of Make-Believe celebrates a peace party and honors Lynda Martha as a guest, while Lady Elaine Fairchilde dresses up as a dove of peace.
9. 1695: Mad Feelings
Season 26, Episode 5
Mister Rogers visits with STOMP! the percussionist performers who use everyday objects: brooms, pipes, buckets and their hands and feet, to make exciting music. In Make-Believe Lady Elaine is working on saying “I’m sorry.”
8. 1565: A Star for Kitty Opera
Season 16, Episode 15
This Mister Rogers opera, with charming sets and costumes and an enchanted night sky, tells the story of a Kitty (Betty Aberlin) who wishes for a star of her own for her birthday. Her friends help her learn nobody can own anybody else.
7. 1425: The Key to Otherland Opera
Season 8, Episode 35
In this enchanting early “opera” Betty Aberlin dreams that she and brother Lloyd find a key on the beach, opening a door to “Otherland.” Wicked Witch Lady Elaine locks up Lloyd, but he’s rescued by Betty with the help of her new friends.
6. 1727: You & I Together
Season 28, Episode 7
Mister Rogers visits with Koko the gorilla who has learned how to communicate in sign language. In Make-Believe, there’s a gorilla, too, who seems scary until the neighbors get to know him. And there’s a video of how people make play balls.
5. 1547: Music
Season 15, Episode 12
World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma comes to visit Mister Rogers. They talk about music and feelings, and Yo-Yo Ma shows how his cello music can express many different emotions. And there’s a video of how people make bass violins.
4. 1555: Families
Season 16, Episode 5
Mister Rogers takes a field trip to Sea World to see the penguin families there. He talks about how every person in the world is different from everybody else. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the cousin reunion takes place.
3. 1589: Nighttime
Season 18, Episode 9
The host of a Russian children’s show visits with her puppet and a video of how people make Matrouska dolls, wooden dolls that “nest” inside each other. In Make-Believe, an unusual nighttime visitor, a spaceman, arrives from the sky.
2. 1633: Growing
Season 21, Episode 8
Mister Rogers talks about children growing to be adults. He shows how a cat grew from a little kitten and a photo album of babies and toddlers and the different ways they are growing. In Make-Believe, the “Big Thing” finally arrives.
1. 1765: Celebrates the Arts
Season 31, Episode 5
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe Arts Festival, the neighbors find their own ways to express themselves. Mister Rogers has a video that helps us appreciate the wide variety of art and says that being appreciative is a sign of growing.