Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (season 23)

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The following is a list of episodes from the twenty-third season of the PBS series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which aired in late 1992 and early 1993.

Episode 1 (Up & Down)[edit]

Rogers and Mr. McFeely ride an elevator and an escalator in a mall, to compare the differences. Lady Elaine accepts the delivery of a hydraulic platform.

  • Aired on November 23, 1992.

Episode 2 (Up & Down)[edit]

Famed domino artist Bob Speca sets up and knocks down dominoes at Negri's Music Shop. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Robert Troll rides the hydraulic platform outside the Museum-Go-Round.

  • Aired on November 24, 1992.

Episode 3 (Up & Down)[edit]

King Friday wants the neighbors to find a place where Mimus polyglottos and Troglodytes aedon can take up dance lessons. While they are not looking, Robert Troll takes Mimus and Trog for a walk and dance, while Chuck Aber goes off looking for the birds.

  • Aired on November 25, 1992.

Episode 4 (Up & Down)[edit]

Rogers hears from clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, two crises remain unsolved. They are stopping the Museum-Go-Round from going up and down, and getting the wooden birds back.

  • Aired on November 26, 1992.

Episode 5 (Up & Down)[edit]

Bruce Franco makes balloon art, concentrating on animals. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the hydraulic platform is fixed. By chance, Robert Troll is seen with the King's two wooden birds.

  • Aired on November 27, 1992.

Episode 6 (Love)[edit]

Rogers enters carrying a teddy bear and wearing a bear costume. Mr. McFeely then brings in a video that shows how teddy bears are made. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe finds one of its neighbors in a bear costume.

  • Aired on February 22, 1993.

Episode 7 (Love)[edit]

Rogers shows a picture of one friend, an ornithologist, and visits him at The Aviary in Pittsburgh. Lady Elaine Fairchilde is readying a "Museum of Love." At Mayor Maggie's suggestion, Lady Elaine decides to start a soap opera.

  • Aired on February 23, 1993.

Episode 8 (Love)[edit]

Rogers soaks his feet in a pool outside his porch and "Officer" Clemmons makes an unexpected visit. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine is preparing to do a soap opera she calls "As the Museum Turns". Meanwhile, King Friday, Queen Sara, and Prince Tuesday get angry at each other, in front of Lady Aberlin.

  • Aired on February 24, 1993.
  • This is the last appearance of Francois Clemmons.

Episode 9 (Love)[edit]

Rogers discusses the way of how images are reflected in mirrors. Lady Elaine continues preparations for her one-woman soap opera.

  • Aired on February 25, 1993.
  • Lady Aberlin questioning love was also in episode 1309.

Episode 10 (Love)[edit]

Rogers uses bubble mix and a wand to make large bubbles and discovers he has no running water. Before things are fixed, he remembers his visit to a kitchen where he helped make spinach egg rolls. The Neighborhood of Make-Believe witnesses the soap opera at the Museum of Love. Some of the neighbors help Lady Elaine perform.

  • Aired on February 26, 1993.

Episode 11 (Then & Now)[edit]

Rogers does a science experiment involving food coloring and water. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Robert Troll takes the Trolley off its tracks. This prompts several neighbors to search for it.

  • Aired on August 30, 1993.

Episode 12 (Then & Now)[edit]

Guest shadow artist Jim West performs silhouettes of various animals. Mr. McFeely shows a tape on how light bulbs are made. The Court of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe wants to return the shadows of Harriet Elizabeth Cow, Donkey Hodie, X, and Henrietta. Before long, Robert Troll reveals the Trolley's Extra Dimension to Lady Aberlin.

  • Aired on August 31, 1993.

Episode 13 (Then & Now)[edit]

Mr. McFeely brings a pantomimist to Rogers' television house. The trolley's reputation for revealing the past spreads through the Neighborhood. It gets to the point where the Trolley turns the Neighborhood upside-down.

  • Aired on September 1, 1993.

Episode 14 (Then & Now)[edit]

Mr. McFeeley brings a dead bird into the television house and asks Rogers for a box in which to bury it. This prompts a Neighborhood of Make-Believe discussion of death as Lady Aberlin helps Henrietta and Daniel.

  • Aired on September 2, 1993.

Episode 15 (Then & Now)[edit]

Rogers visits Itzhak Perlman at a concert hall and reflects on his visit to Colonial Williamsburg.

  • Aired on September 3, 1993.
  • The "Then & Now" episodes have been the only time in the series where the Neighborhood Trolley has shown its Special Dimension, which is where it shows images from the past.