Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (season 20)

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The following is a list of episodes from the twentieth season of the PBS series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which aired in late 1989 and early 1990.

Episode 1 (When Parents Go to Work)[edit]

Negri's Music Shop needs Rogers' help when the lady at the cashier must see her sick child. Negri and Rogers propose a Neighborhood of Make-Believe story in which King Friday and Queen Sara leave on Tuesday for their errands.

  • Aired on November 20, 1989.

Episode 2 (When Parents Go to Work)[edit]

Rogers and Mr. McFeely make treats with peanuts and peanut butter. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Prince Tuesday is still angry that his parents are running errands all the time.

  • Aired on November 21, 1989.

Episode 3 (When Parents Go to Work)[edit]

Wearing a lei of peanut shells as he enters, Rogers promotes reading the rest of the week. Mr. McFeely brings a video on how peanut butter is made. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Henrietta suggests that Cornflake S. Pecially's factory start a caring center for the children of the factory's workers.

  • Aired on November 22, 1989.

Episode 4 (When Parents Go to Work)[edit]

Rogers visits oboist Natasha at Negri's Music Shop. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe begins work in earnest on the new child-caring center at Corny's factory.

  • Aired on November 23, 1989.

Episode 5 (When Parents Go to Work)[edit]

Balloon artist Bruce Franco visits Rogers' television house. He has even made a trolley-shaped balloon. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Prince Tuesday helps those who run the child-caring center at Corny's factory.

  • Aired on November 24, 1989.

Episode 6 (Environment)[edit]

A major crisis has arisen in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Their nearby landfill at Someplace Else has reached the saturation point.

  • Aired on April 16, 1990.

Episode 7 (Environment)[edit]

Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely visit the neighborhood recycling center. Westwood Mayor Maggie informs that their landfill has been filled completely.

  • Aired on April 17, 1990.

Episode 8 (Environment)[edit]

Rogers discusses how to make artwork out of old objects. This precipitates Mr. McFeely's video, showing his visit with a spare-parts artist, Leo Sewell.

  • Aired on April 18, 1990.

Episode 9 (Environment)[edit]

Rogers recalls the snorkeling adventure he shared with Sylvia Earle. It leaves little time for Neighborhood of Make-Believe, which needs help from two of Northwood's goats.

  • Aired on April 19, 1990.

Episode 10 (Environment)[edit]

Mr. McFeely brings a goat into the television house to dispel a few myths. Mrs. Dingleborder and the goats of Northwood complement each other's plans to solve the appalling garbage crisis.

  • Aired on April 20, 1990.

Episode 11 (Fathers and Music)[edit]

Rogers enters with a bandaged hand. He illustrates that nothing changes underneath a bandage (similar to what he did in an earlier episode). Rogers attends the Marsalis Family's rehearsals at Negri's Music Shop.

  • Aired on July 30, 1990.

Episode 12 (Fathers and Music)[edit]

Mr. McFeely brings materials on how adhesive bandages are made. Rogers puts one such bandage on a rag doll. That rag doll becomes the plot point in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, as King Friday and Prince Tuesday believe the doll to life.

  • Aired on July 31, 1990.

Episode 13 (Fathers and Music)[edit]

Chuck Aber brings a guest to the television house. Joining them are two wolves. Rogers' son Jim and grandson Alex stop over. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Aber is dressed as a wolf, ready to offer a wolf costume to someone else.

  • Aired on August 1, 1990.

Episode 14 (Fathers and Music)[edit]

Rogers reads a book a teenage girl had made for her father. He then puts stuffing in a toy wolf for a friend. Ella Jenkins visits to perform some songs. Those in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe discuss their feelings about wolves. Daniel tells those at school that he doesn't have a musical father, like Ana and Prince Tuesday.

  • Aired on August 2, 1990.

Episode 15 (Fathers and Music)[edit]

Rogers discusses music with Yo-Yo Ma and, when son Nicholas Ma arrives, Rogers helps perform a trio of The Skaters' Waltz. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin finds a musical father for Daniel.

  • Aired on August 3, 1990.