King Friday XIII read an extraneous word on the bill of health: "After having examined Mayor Maggie and Neighbor Aber…" It should have started only with "Having examined…"
The book Rogers reads on using the potty was introduced in Episode 1614, "When Parents Go to Work (4)."
As a member of The Mister Rogers Society at Yahoo! has pointed out, the absence of an Eiffel Tower model leaves its mark in this episode. Rogers uses large puzzle pieces shaped like King Friday XIII, Queen Sara and Prince Tuesday going from the model Castle to the office of Dr. Bill Platypus stage left. Dr. Bill's office is in the Eiffel Tower. This should have been the ideal time to use the Eiffel Tower model.
The film on macaroni production was made in conjunction with Hershey Pasta Group, Inc. and Miller Milling Company, which at the time of filming was a part of Hershey's Chocolate.
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.
King Friday XIII may have set his crown aside to go swimming, but…in 1983, King Friday and Queen Sara discussed their crown care: "We wear them all the time." A member of The Mister Rogers Society at Yahoo! wrote, "All the time doesn't always necessarily mean 'all the time.' I'm sure [the King and Queen] at least take them off before they go to bed."
The doctor that Mister Rogers visits in this episode is part of Center City Health Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
The toy doctor's instruments that Mister Rogers uses are part of the 1977 Fisher Price medical kit.
The "neighbors" credits are completely wrong, suggesting David Newell (Mr. McFeely) appeared. Worse, the credits do not mention B. Smith or Justin Miller.
It seems strange that Lady Elaine Fairchilde is afraid of vacuum sweepers, since she had used one at the Museum-Go-Round some four years earlier (in the final week of the 1991-92 season).
Never before or again did Mister Rogers "extended" his singing You Are Special. When he repeats the last half of the lyrics, Rogers has a slight slip of the tongue: "For a s… friendship with me, you see…"
You Are Special © 1967 Fred M. Rogers
Mr. McFeely says, "Takes a lot of people to set this set up." Closed-captioning by WGBH didn't quite understand the sentence, and displayed "SET THIS SETUP."
In playing Mrs. McFeely, Betsy Nadas-Seamans is wearing a dark wig, which was not the case on her last visit on February 23, 1989.
In the tension of the moment, Mayor Maggie calls Lady Elaine's mischievous toy a "toomerang-boomerang-soomerang."
Rogers said he had never made a puppet out of a spoon. Actually, he had. Back in Show 1070, he made a Cornflake S. Pecially puppet out of a wooden spoon (plastic spoons had not been invented yet).
The video footage of Chainey Umphrey's gymnastics he performed as a teenager was taken from episode 1566, "Playthings (1)," which first aired back in late 1986.
No wonder we can't determine any of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe's cryptic measures without units. Their yardstick (if we can call it that) doesn't have equal increments.
The building from Colonial Williamsburg became a permanent part of the models seen at the beginning and end of each program four days earlier. Properties and set builders wedged the brick building between Brockett's Bakery and Betty Aberlin's Little Theater. But, when we see it for real, the Colonial Williamsburg building is detached.
It surprises Miss Paulifficate that the Trolley shows an artist's rendering of her childhood. What is more stunning is that King Friday XIII and Queen Sara were in shot with young Miss Paulifficate. The royal wedding did not occur until Miss Paulifficate had grown up.
When Lady Aberlin or Robert Troll turns the Trolley upside down, and the Neighborhood of Make-Believe goes upside-down because of it, the rotating picture doesn't keep the Trolley upright at all times. On screen, factoring in SPFX, you can see the Trolley do a full 360-degree pivot.
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