The BEST Episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 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 1056

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Fred Rogers
Show 1076

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Fred Rogers
MGR-TV is On the Air: Behind the Scenes in Make-Believe

#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.

star 10.00
2 votes
Show 1455

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Bill Moates
Writers: Fred Rogers
Day Care & Night Care: When Parents Are Away

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Making Mistakes (3)

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Paul Lally
Writers: Fred Rogers
Then and Now: Talking with Children about Death

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Giving and Receiving: A Visit with Author Eric Carle

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Bob Walsh (II)
Writers: Fred Rogers
Noisy and Quiet: What You Can Do When Someone Wants Quiet Time

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Bob Walsh (II)
Writers: Fred Rogers
Ready to Read?: Baseball Caps and How People Make Them

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Magic Kite (5)

#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.

star 9.00
1 votes
What is Love? (3)

#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.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Bob Walsh (II)
Writers: Fred Rogers
Pets: Respecting All Living Creatures

#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.

star 9.00
1 votes
Pets: A Visit with Real Pandas and a Birthday Parade

#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.""

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Paul Lally
Writers: Fred Rogers
Playthings (4)

#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.

star 9.00
1 votes
Dance (3)

#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 sneakers—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.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Paul Lally
Writers: Fred Rogers
Fun & Games: A Folk-Singing Sing-Along

#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.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Paul Lally
Writers: Fred Rogers
Art: The Spanish Singing Bakers

#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.

star 9.00
1 votes
Fast and Slow: How People Make Strollers

#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.

star 9.00
2 votes
Fast and Slow: Rollerskating and Rollerskates

#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.

star 9.00
1 votes
Giving and Receiving: How People Make Carousel Horses

#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.

star 9.00
1 votes
Little and Big: Helicopters

#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.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Bob Walsh (II)
Writers: Fred Rogers
Go-Stop-Go: A Visit to a Fire Station

#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.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Bob Walsh (II)
Writers: Fred Rogers
Discipline: Doing One Thing Well

#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.

star 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Paul Lally
Writers: Fred Rogers
Change: Early Whimsy, Fun and Frolic in the Neighborhood

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

star 8.00
1 votes