Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 11 Episode 6

Divorce (5)

Aired Unknown Feb 20, 1981 on PBS



  • Trivia

    • Mister Rogers' song, "The Truth Will Make You Free" takes its theme from Jesus' words in John 8:32 - "You will know the truth and the truth will make you free."

    • Queen Sara calls the clown deliveryman "Mr. Aber Clown" even though they have never met before and Aber doesn't say his real name. But we would see a lot more of him in future episodes.

  • Quotes

    • Mister Rogers: When I was a little boy, sometimes I had worries that I didn't know how to tell my mom and dad. But my grandmother sometimes knew that I was worried, even when I didn't say so. And I really felt glad when she mentioned it to me. I remember worrying and playing about divorce once. Divorce is something about grown-ups, but it's natural for children to worry about it because they love and need both their mom and dad.

    • Mister Rogers: Sometimes it's fun to wait, because you can think about things--just take a little time. But sometimes it's not fun to wait, especially when you've been wanting to show somebody something just like I've been wanting to show you.

  • Notes

    • This is Chuck Aber's first significant appearance as himself. During the 1970s, he had been behind the puppet character H.J. Elephant III (and had uncredited work as an extra).

    • No one really knows if Chuck Aber's clown delivery role was the inspiration for the Major Bedhead character on The Big Comfy Couch, which began airing in 1993.

    • USAir, which provided production assistance for this program, had changed its name from "Allegheny Airlines" just a year before.

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