Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (season 16)

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The following is a list of episodes from the sixteenth season of the PBS series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which aired in late 1985 and early 1986.

Episode 1 (Families)[edit]

Rogers plants an orange seed and, with Mr. McFeely, and shows a sequence on how orange juice is made. He then drops by Brockett's Bakery, which has a sales display of several soy foods. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe sees more of the same, as Lady Aberlin distributes orange juice to all the neighbors. But the tempo of the week changes when she and X learn that Cousin Mary Owl will arrive the next day.

  • Aired on November 25, 1985.

Episode 2 (Families)[edit]

Before Cousin Mary arrives, X and Lady Aberlin go to Southwood to discover that Betty and James Michael Jones have adopted a daughter.

  • Aired on November 26, 1985.

Episode 3 (Families)[edit]

Rogers visits a girl's check-up at a pediatrician's office. Betty and James Michael Jones name their adopted daughter Carrie Dell.

  • Aired on November 27, 1985.

Episode 4 (Families)[edit]

Robert Trow shows two puppies in the yard outside Rogers' television house. He then delivers a film of different families in the neighborhood. With the Neighborhood of Make-Believe's cousin reunion nearing, Bob Dog and Ana Platypus adopt each other as cousins.

  • Aired on November 28, 1985.

Episode 5 (Families)[edit]

Rogers goes behind the scenes at the Penguin Encounter program in the zoo. Daniel is tentative about attending the cousins' reunion.

  • Aired on November 29, 1985.

Episode 6 (Making and Creating)[edit]

Rogers plays at his sand table. Later, he and Mr. McFeely go to a mini-golf course. Lady Elaine inspires the Neighborhood of Make-Believe by putting a car cover on the Trolley. This inspires everyone to make covers for a Museum-Go-Round exhibit.

  • Aired on February 3, 1986.

Episode 7 (Making and Creating)[edit]

Eva Kwong and her grandmother make dumplings at Brockett's Bakery. Corny contributes a rocking chair with a horse cover for Lady Elaine's exhibit, but the chair flies away.

  • Aired on February 4, 1986.

Episode 8 (Making and Creating)[edit]

Mr. McFeely demonstrates a new chair for Rogers and he shows a video on how rocking horses are made. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine accepts covers from neighbors in both Westwood and Southwood. One exhibit not in her Museum-Go-Round is the rocking chair with the horse cover, which is flying above the Tree.

  • Aired on February 5, 1986.

Episode 9 (Making and Creating)[edit]

Rogers brings in a kitten and talks with two poets on his porch. Chuck Aber fools the Royal family with his King Friday cover.

  • Aired on February 6, 1986.

Episode 10 (Making and Creating)[edit]

Rogers takes viewers to the construction site of a playground that is being built. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the horse-covered rocking chair continues to fly around and many can't get it down.

  • Aired on February 7, 1986.

Episode 11 (Celebrations)[edit]

King Friday wants everyone to celebrate the imminent arrival of Friday's Comet. For her part, Lady Elaine is busy planning a surprise birthday party for a dour Henrietta.

  • Aired on May 5, 1986.

Episode 12 (Celebrations)[edit]

Rogers visits a planetarium to show how the projectors produce huge images of the stars onto the walls. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday intensifies the imposed celebrations for the imminent arrival of Friday's Comet.

  • Aired on May 6, 1986.

Episode 13 (Celebrations)[edit]

Rogers hears Wynton Marsalis at Negri's Music Shop. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine is planning to disprove the talk that the upcoming comet is Friday's.

  • Aired on May 7, 1986.

Episode 14 (Celebrations)[edit]

Friday's Comet arrives in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, bearing a note that neither King Friday nor anyone else will forget. They all go to the Museum-Go-Round for Henrietta's surprise birthday party. After the party, Henrietta is surprised to hear that Reardon is making a new opera that will air the next day.

  • Aired on May 8, 1986.

Episode 15 (Celebrations)[edit]

This episode features the opera "A Star for Kitty", in which a kitten wishes on a half-moon and has a vivid dream about the night sky.

  • Aired on May 9, 1986.
  • This is the last series episode to feature an ordinary Neighborhood opera (Josephine the Short-Necked Giraffe, which aired in a later season, was a special opera).

Episode 16 (Families)[edit]

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Families

  • Aired: November 28, 1985
  • Mister Rogers talks about adoption and his adopted sister. Also: a film about families; Ana wonders if she's adopted in an episode about families.