Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 27 Episode 5

Sharing (5)

Aired Unknown Feb 21, 1997 on PBS



  • Trivia

    • Even though Betty Okonak Templeton was married to James Michael Jones in Feb. 1985, people reverted to calling her "Mrs. Templeton" after she and James adopted Carrie Dell. The non-use of "Betty Okonak Templeton Jones" has been viewed with similar disdain within The Mister Rogers Society at Yahoo! and these Episode Guides.
      But this episode took Betty Okonak Templeton's name wrong by a further step. WGBH's Descriptive Video Service identified Templeton as "Betty Okonak." That was her birth name, but we never knew her until 1983, after her first husband (Mr. Templeton) passed away.

  • Quotes

    • Mr. Rogers: I was just thinking. There are so many people in this world who like to share the things that they know how to do. Isn't it great to grow up to be such a sharing person? I trust that you'll grow up to be a sharing person. It can give everyone a good feeling.

    • Mr. Rogers: Do you have some things that are really hard to share? Well, there are some things like your very favorite soft animal, or your special blanket or pillow that you shouldn't have to share. But there are some other things that we need to share. I think you know what some of them are.

  • Notes

    • As Mister Rogers walks out the door at the end of the episode with the "crown cap" on, you can clearly see the numbers "143" etched on the back. This is the universal numerical symbol for "I Love You."

  • Allusions