The BEST Episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 18, 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 1056
Season 2 - Episode 56 - Aired Apr 28, 1969
Rogers is doing a puzzle, but Mr. McFeely barges in and takes it before it is finished. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine surprises Handyman Negri, who drops his souvenir from the jamboree.
#2 - Show 1076
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 16, 1970
Rogers shines his shoes. The Pittsburgh Junior Tamburitzans visits the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and Bob Dog emerges to dance with them.
#3 - MGR-TV is On the Air: Behind the Scenes in Make-Believe
Season 7 - Episode 59 - Aired May 9, 1974
Rogers shows all the puppets he uses in the NOM segments. He and Bob Trow (the man behind Harriet Elizabeth Cow) demonstrate the washer-dryer-sorter-dumper. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine overcomes her disappointment of the day before by starting a television station, called MGR-TV.
#4 - Show 1455
Season 8 - Episode 65 - Aired May 16, 1975
Princess Margaret H. Witch has left the crystal ball to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. At Brockett's Bakery, Rogers sees John Costa's mother making bread.
#5 - Day Care & Night Care: When Parents Are Away
Season 13 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 27, 1983
Chuck Aber and Prince Tuesday observe the balloon room in the Museum-Go-Round. Handyman Negri assures Prince Tuesday that King Friday and Queen Sara are coming back.
#6 - Making Mistakes (3)
Season 17 - Episode 13 - Aired May 6, 1987
Oops! Mister Rogers forgot about a meeting and finds a way to deal with it. There's a video of how people make erasers, and in Make-Believe Daniel worries he's a mistake. Lady Aberlin assures him he's fine just as he is.
#7 - Then and Now: Talking with Children about Death
Season 23 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 2, 1993
Mr. McFeeley brings a dead bird to the television house and asks Mister Rogers for a box in which to bury it. This prompts a Neighborhood of Make-Believe discussion of death as Lady Aberlin helps Henrietta Pussycat and Daniel Striped Tiger.
#8 - Giving and Receiving: A Visit with Author Eric Carle
Season 28 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 16, 1998
Mister Rogers arrives with a box of fortune cookies. Opening up one of the cookies, he reads his fortune: "You will have a visitor." Mr. McFeely stops by with a videotape about how people make fortune cookies. After watching the video, Mister Rogers gives two fortune cookies to Mr. McFeely and explains that seeing the Mr. McFeely's excitement was like receiving a gift himself. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday is looking for "great things" and is unimpressed when Mr. McFeely tries to give him a box of fortune cookies. With his feelings hurt, Mr. McFeely shares his disappointment with a reassuring Mayor Maggie. As Neighbor Aber passes through, Mayor Maggie offers him a fortune cookie. Opening the cookie, they are surprised to release a Spanish-speaking Fortune Cookie Man who is eager to distribute cookies throughout the Neighborhood. At the clock, the Fortune Cookie Man introduces himself to Daniel Striped Tiger who is surprised to meet a "live speaking fortune cookie." Back at the house, Mister Rogers visits the studio of author Eric Carle. Mr. Carle shows how he paints the images used in his children's books. Together they read one of Mr. Carle's books -- Head to Toe -- which is given to Mister Rogers as he leaves.
#9 - Noisy and Quiet: What You Can Do When Someone Wants Quiet Time
Season 29 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 18, 1999
Rogers recounts his snorkeling adventure with Sylvia Earle (extracted from the show of April 19, 1990). Later in the program, Sylvia Earle visits the television house, where screen a videotape on the sounds of fish. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone is upset at the constant bell-ringing and drumming at Henrietta and X's tree. No one can convince him to stop, especially since fewer and fewer neighbors remain uncostumed.
#10 - Ready to Read?: Baseball Caps and How People Make Them
Season 30 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 1, 2000
Given assistance from Mayor Maggie, H.J. Elephant reads his first words on Lady Elaine's new show, The Reading Game. Mr. McFeely shows Rogers a video on how people make ball caps.
#11 - Magic Kite (5)
Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 14, 1969
Joey Hollingsworth returns with news that King Friday and Queen Sara will return the following Friday. He gives to Corny the orders for chairs that must be filled by that time.
#12 - What is Love? (3)
Season 6 - Episode 48 - Aired Apr 25, 1973
Rogers meets a woman who makes toys from wood. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday is dismayed that Harriet Elizabeth Cow has refused to give him her plant. This prompts an argument between King Friday and Queen Sara.
#13 - Pets: Respecting All Living Creatures
Season 12 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 2, 1982
Mrs. McFeely stops by with a parrot before Robert Trow brings his dog, Barney, to Mister Rogers for the night. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Daniel is starting to lament over the shabby fire truck he is trying to build for Ana's birthday. King Friday XIII gets disturbed over a talking parrot.
#14 - Pets: A Visit with Real Pandas and a Birthday Parade
Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 4, 1982
Rogers visits the Washington National Zoo, where Barbara Bingham invites him to help feed the pandas. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe holds a big parade for Ana's birthday, but that doesn't prevent Ana from a quiet birthday party with her friends. In the last minute Rogers, for the first time, does sign language for ""I Love You.""
#15 - Playthings (4)
Season 17 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 27, 1986
The Neighborhood of Make-Believe appears at a standstill. Lady Aberlin has the magic key that she hopes will open the door to a closed room in the Museum-Go-Round. What she and a couple of neighbors don't count on is that Lady Elaine is absent. All of them must wait for her return before they can try to work the key. Afterward, Rogers finds Bobby Rawsthorne demonstrating odd musical instruments at Negri's Music Shop.
#16 - Dance (3)
Season 17 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 11, 1987
Rogers sees Sam Weber demonstrating his tap-dancing skills. Mr. McFeely shows a videotape on how people make shoes. (Not sneakersâ€”that's for a later show.) Sam Weber visits the Neighborhood of Make-Believe to disprove Lady Elaine's belief that men don't dance.
#17 - Fun & Games: A Folk-Singing Sing-Along
Season 19 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 20, 1989
Rogers listens to folk singers Andy Holiner and Alice Johnson. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, several residents decide to wear hats for fun. Then along comes Randy S. Caribou, who can wear all the hats at once.
#18 - Art: The Spanish Singing Bakers
Season 22 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 26, 1991
Rogers shows a flip book and presents Picasso art. Later in the program, he sees a Spanish rhythm quartet at Brockett's Bakery. In between, Lady Aberlin, X the Owl, and Henrietta Pussycat make King Friday art, but Lady Elaine refuses.
#19 - Fast and Slow: How People Make Strollers
Season 25 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 20, 1995
Rogers wants to take his time playing a game with a ball and a few tubes. The same cannot be said for the Neighborhood Trolley, which whizzes through the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
#20 - Fast and Slow: Rollerskating and Rollerskates
Season 25 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 21, 1995
Rogers rollerblades with Stephen Lee at a skating rink. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Stephen Owl appears in his full safety gear to help the neighbors' cause.
#21 - Giving and Receiving: How People Make Carousel Horses
Season 28 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 19, 1998
Mister Rogers creates a simple merry-go-round from paper plates and a cardboard tube. Later in the program, Mr. McFeely shows a videotape on how people make carousel horses.
#22 - Little and Big: Helicopters
Season 28 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 25, 1998
At an airport, Rogers sees Mr. McFeely about to take deliveries on a helicopter. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin and Miss Paulifficate are unwilling enforcers of King Friday's bar on yo-yos. This does not prevent Lady Elaine from flying a helicopter she has called ""Yo-Yo."" She flies up, but does not come down.
#23 - Go-Stop-Go: A Visit to a Fire Station
Season 29 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 29, 1999
Rogers takes an extended trip to a fire station. The lessons learned there, extend to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, as several neighbors become volunteer fire fighters.
#24 - Discipline: Doing One Thing Well
Season 12 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 1, 1982
At his Music Shop, Negri demonstrates a player piano and shows Rogers a video on how player piano rolls are made. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, an overworked Cornflake S. Pecially (Corny) is trying to make miniature trolleys in addition to rocking chairs and pretzels.
#25 - 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.