The BEST Episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2020
Fred Rogers hosts this children's television program that teaches children the important issues of life, such as being friendly, sharing, etc. Also features an imaginary world with puppets living in a medieval-type kingdom.
#1 - Show 71
Season 1 - Episode 71 - Aired May 27, 1968
Rogers brushes his teeth in the kitchen sink. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mr. McFeely brings Donkey Hodie some mouthwash. Sara Saturday returns to the Castle for a dance recital.
#2 - Show 86
Season 1 - Episode 86 - Aired Jun 17, 1968
Lady Elaine refuses to remove the tents from the Castle garden. Handyman Negri thinks he can scare her away by dressing as a great crested grebe.
#3 - Show 87
Season 1 - Episode 87 - Aired Jun 18, 1968
Mr. McFeely delivers two catfish for Rogers to put in his new aquarium. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin tries to get the tents removed from the Castle garden.
#4 - Change: The First Program
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 19, 1968
Rogers accepts an invitation from Mrs. Russellite to see her collection of lampshades at her home. Lady Elaine Fairchilde tries to bring change to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, forcing a fearful King Friday XIII to impose new rules and restrictions.
#5 - Show 72
Season 1 - Episode 72 - Aired May 28, 1968
King Friday XIII and Handyman Negri take up a campaign against littering.
#6 - Change: King Friday Challenges Change
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 20, 1968
Rogers shows that a burlap bag can be many things when left to one's imagination. Betty Aberlin suggests wearing it as a cape. Sure enough, in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin will wear the cape as a border guard. King Friday XIII is taking no chances should an invasion occur.
#7 - Change: Chef Brockett Bakes a Cake Fit for a King
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 21, 1968
Cornflake S. Pecially will not visit the Castle due to the border guards. King Friday XXII, ever mindful of security precautions, has ordered that a cake delivered to the Castle be cut up.
#8 - Change: Early Whimsy, Fun and Frolic in the Neighborhood
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 22, 1968
Rogers brings a playpen and a puppy to the television house. Later in the program, Mrs. Carol Saunders makes her first visit, bringing three boys who sing songs. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday XIII is still bent on protecting his province. He has ordered Handyman Negri to install punch clocks at both ends of the Neighborhoodâ€“from the Eiffel Tower to Daniel's clock.
#9 - Change: The end of the first week
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 23, 1968
Rogers plays with helium balloons, which Betty Aberlin takes to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. She floats the balloons, tagged with a peace message, over the Castle. Only by reading the note does King Friday cease his efforts to stop change.
#10 - Show 6
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 26, 1968
Rogers establishes a pattern when he enters the television house. He wears a lab coat, rather than a sweater, for a true scientific endeavor. On this program, he compares a turtle, a conch shell, an armadillo, and a suit of armor. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe a different scientist, Bud Alder, shows the difference between oil-based and water-based paints. He shares his wisdom with X the Owl, who offers to teach Lady Elaine the names of birds.
#11 - Show 7
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 27, 1968
Rogers takes care of a canary. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine learns that practice is needed to learn anything.
#12 - Show 8
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 28, 1968
Miss Majorette of America, Lynda Martha, is one of the honored guests for the Neighborhood of Make-Believe peace party. Lady Elaine Fairchilde dresses as a dove of peace.
#13 - Show 9
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 29, 1968
Rogers plays audio tapes of his puppet characters so that viewers can try to guess who they are.
#14 - Show 10
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 1, 1968
Rogers demonstrates binoculars. Lady Aberlin dresses as a snowgoose for the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
#15 - Spending time together
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 4, 1968
Mister Rogers arrives with a can of dry oatmeal and asks Picture Picture to show a film about how oatmeal is made. And he makes some himself. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mime Jewell Walker performs for King Friday at the Castle and then at the Tree for X and Henrietta. Henrietta is upset that X is spending so much time with Lady Elaine, so X invites Henrietta along for some bird watching. Back at the house, Mister Rogers’ son Jamie stops by for a visit and together they play with clay.
#16 - Show 12
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 5, 1968
Jewell Walker mimes a baseball game before he goes to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe to teach arithmetic to X the Owl.
#17 - Show 13
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 6, 1968
Lady Elaine Fairchilde has taken King Friday's painting of the Bluebird of Happiness without asking first.
#18 - Show 14
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 7, 1968
Mr. Rogers draws a song (i.e., improvises on paper how the music makes him feel. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe welcomes Professor Joseph Fitzpatrick, who discusses Pointilliste painter Seurat.
#19 - Show 15
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 8, 1968
Mr. Rogers puts a bandage on his finger, proving that his finger is still under the bandage. Vivian Richman stops by for folk songs that tell about feelings.
#20 - Welcome Donkey Hodie (1)
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 11, 1968
A sculptor visits the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Lady Aberlin knits a sweater for Henrietta Pussycat and promises to knit one for X the Owl.
#21 - Welcome Donkey Hodie (2)
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 12, 1968
Rogers brings a Sicilian donkey to his television house. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe welcomes Donkey Hodie. Henrietta Pussycat learns that Donkey Hodie uses teeth only to eat his food.
#22 - Welcome Donkey Hodie (3)
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 13, 1968
Rogers talks of his boyhood days of not practicing a clarinet (something we would hear again in ""Discipline"" week). At the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Donkey Hodie is staying in X's tree until he finds a place to live.
#23 - Welcome Donkey Hodie (4)
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 14, 1968
Donkey Hodie decides the best place to build a windmill would be in the hills behind the Castle. King Friday objects.
#24 - Welcome Donkey Hodie (5)
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 15, 1968
Mr. Rogers shows a model windmill to help explain how windmills work. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe decides they have to prove to King Friday XIII that Donkey Hodie does not bite people. That should help Donkey Hodie build the windmill behind the Castle.
#25 - Show 21
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 18, 1968
Chef Brockett is ready for Donkey Hodie to break ground for the windmill at the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. To this end, Brockett brings a snowman made from dough.