The BEST Episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 11, 2020

Network: PBS

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.

Show 71

#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.

star 7.00
1 votes
Show 86

#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.

star 7.00
1 votes
Show 87

#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.

star 7.00
1 votes
Change: The First Program

#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.

star 6.33
3 votes
Writers: Fred Rogers
Show 72

#5 - Show 72

Season 1 - Episode 72 - Aired May 28, 1968

King Friday XIII and Handyman Negri take up a campaign against littering.

star 6.00
1 votes
Change: King Friday Challenges Change

#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.

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0 votes
Change: Chef Brockett Bakes a Cake Fit for a King

#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.

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0 votes
Change: Early Whimsy, Fun and Frolic in the Neighborhood

#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 Neighborhood–from the Eiffel Tower to Daniel's clock.

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0 votes
Change: The end of the first week

#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.

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Show 6

#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.

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Show 7

#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.

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Show 8

#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.

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0 votes
Writers: Fred Rogers
Show 9

#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.

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0 votes
Show 10

#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.

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0 votes
Spending time together

#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.

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Show 12

#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.

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0 votes
Writers: Fred Rogers
Show 13

#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.

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0 votes
Writers: Fred Rogers
Show 14

#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.

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0 votes
Writers: Fred Rogers
Show 15

#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.

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0 votes
Writers: Fred Rogers
Welcome Donkey Hodie (1)

#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.

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0 votes
Writers: Fred Rogers
Welcome Donkey Hodie (2)

#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.

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Welcome Donkey Hodie (3)

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Fred Rogers
Welcome Donkey Hodie (4)

#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.

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0 votes
Welcome Donkey Hodie (5)

#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.

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Show 21

#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.

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