November 23, 1987 12:00 am
Rogers attends an antique car show. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mayor Maggie and Queen Sara agree to change jobs for a day.
November 24, 1987 12:00 am
Rogers brings to the television house a set of children's books in different languages. Mr. McFeely brings a videotape of children's TV shows from three different countries. The longest sequence (four minutes) is from a popular Russian kids' show.
November 25, 1987 12:00 am
Robert Trow dresses up in his Bob Dog costume so that Mister Rogers can compare a real hound (which he brought) to a man in a dog costume. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone except Prince Tuesday knows Mayor Maggie and Queen Sara will trade places for a day. This leads to the inevitable misunderstanding.
November 26, 1987 12:00 am
Jeffrey Gabel, a circus clown and cook, prepares strudel at Brockett's Bakery. In Make-Believe, Queen Sara and Mayor Maggie trade places for a day, or at least until a mix-up occurs with two clowns (Gabel and Brockett).
November 27, 1987 12:00 am
Jeff Gabel surprises Mister Rogers by showing a few peeps. Later in the program, Rogers goes to the circus, where Gabel puts on his clown make-up. In between, the Neighborhood of Make-Believe finds Lady Aberlin in a chicken costume, much to Daniel Striped Tiger's dismay. Aberlin gives sound advice to Daniel and to Nancy Caterpillar.
March 7, 1988 12:00 am
Mister Rogers closes the curtains in his television house to resemble nighttime. It's the perfect backdrop for Mr. McFeely's delivery: a video on how people make flashlights. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe has a nighttime story of its own. Lady Elaine frightens X the Owl with talk of stars falling from the sky.
March 8, 1988 12:00 am
Mister Rogers recalls his visit to a Russian TV studio, guest-starring on Tatiana Vedeneeva's nighttime children's show. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe still has to contend with Lady Elaine's talk of falling stars.
March 9, 1988 12:00 am
Mr. McFeely brings a firefighter's outfit for Rogers to try on. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Chuck Aber is preparing to scuba dive at night, but first he must help his neighbors in Southwood.
March 10, 1988 12:00 am
Tatiana Vedeneeva visits Rogers' television house and brings a videotape of how people make matrouska dolls. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe welcomes an unexpected visitor from the stars.
March 11, 1988 12:00 am
Mr. McFeely shows a video of different people doing their jobs at night. Dawn nears in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and still no one can understand the night visitor.
May 2, 1988 12:00 am
Another client reprimanded Mr. McFeely for delivering the wrong tape (which Mister Rogers received by mistake). Rogers soon reassures Mr. McFeely how important he and his service are. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, a difficult King Friday hears that Prince Tuesday and his classmates at school were playing music. Friday decides that Tuesday needs a different type of schooling.
May 3, 1988 12:00 am
Mister Rogers and his saxophonist friend, Eric Kloss, visits a cave with Betty Aberlin as tour guide. This cave has its own organ, on which Rogers accompanies Kloss's sax. Events accelerate at the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, as King Friday has arranged for ""Sir Thomas T. Tune"" to be Prince Tuesday's new tutor. X the Owl's Cousin Mary arrives with a new Owl Correspondence School lesson.
May 4, 1988 12:00 am
Marilyn Barnett shows how to start jumping rope and invites several expert rope-jumpers. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday is ready to take Prince Tuesday out of the school at Someplace Else.
May 5, 1988 12:00 am
Mr. McFeely brings a videotape of how people make bicycle helmets (something no bicyclist would be seen without in all future episodes of this series). The Neighborhood of Make-Believe is surprised to see ""Sir Thomas T. Tune.""
May 6, 1988 12:00 am
""Sir Thomas T. Tune"" convinces King Friday XIII to allow the new schooling method (as well as the old).