Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Kindness and Unkindness (1)

Season 18, Ep 11, Aired 5/2/88
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  • Episode Description
  • 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.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Fred Rogers

    Himself, puppet characters King Friday XIII, Queen Sara, Edgar Cooke, Cornflake S. Pecially, Henrietta Pussycat, X the Owl, Lady

  • Betty Aberlin

    Lady Aberlin

  • Don Brockett

    Chef Brockett (operated the town bakery 1968-1995)

  • Fran├žois Clemmons

    Himself (operator of a local theater production company); Officer Clemmons (Neighborhood of Make Believe segments)

  • Joe Negri

    Himself (owner of Negri's Music Shop); Handyman Negri (Neighborhood of Make Believe segments)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Mr. Rogers: Did you ever have anybody hurt your feelings? Did anybody say something to you that made you feel so small and not very lovable? That feels awful, doesn't it? But isn't it nice when somebody helps you feel good about who you are. I mean, if you look for it, you'll probably find something fine inside of everybody.

    • Mr. McFeely: The people who wanted the garden hoe tape told me they were very angry because I brought them the harmonica tape by mistake.
      Mr. Rogers: Oh, Mr. McFeely. Look how much alike the video boxes are.
      Mr. McFeely: I know they look very alike, but they told me that I didn't do my job well, and it was my first delivery for them, and I wanted to do a good one.
      Mr. Rogers: Well, you sure have made lots of deliveries for me.
      Mr. McFeely: They haven't been so bad, have they?
      Mr. Rogers: Bad? Why, you're so special to me, I don't know what I'd do without you and your delivery service.
      Mr. McFeely: I've made some mistakes for you, too.
      Mr. Rogers: Well, who hasn't made mistakes in his work?
      Mr. McFeely: Well, I guess we've all made mistakes sometimes. But those people made me feel so bad. I mean, they made me feel so small--not worth anything.
      Mr. Rogers: Maybe they were having a hard day too, Mr. McFeely.

    Notes (2)

    • When Fred describes what will be happening in the NOM he suggests pretending about harmonicas. However, harmonicas are never montioned in that episode.

    • This episode features the first appearance in the "modern era" (1979-2001) of King Friday's older wooden bird, Mimus polyglottos.

    Trivia (2)

    • The name of King Friday's bird, Mimus Polyglottos, is the scientific classification of the Northern Mockingbird.

    • Not seen in this episode, Betty Aberlin was listed as a "neighbor" in the credits.

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