Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (season 30)

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The following is a list of episodes from the thirtieth season of the PBS series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which aired in 2000.

Episode 1 (Curiosity)[edit]

Rogers uses a frame to concentrate on small sections of a large mural. Seeing a set of vegetables in one section of the mural, he reflects on a visit to a vegetable garden, referred to as an "edible school yard". In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday is irritated when Purple Panda and his compatriot, Little Panda, fool him. He commands that they cancel all curiosity.

  • Aired on February 21, 2000.

Episode 2 (Curiosity)[edit]

Rogers makes a shaker out of small lid tops and a can before seeing several homemade instruments played at Negri's Music Shop. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Chuck Aber begins to build a truck frame around curious Daniel's Clock. Little Panda tries to show Prince Tuesday how to travel "the Purple way," but they both get lost.

  • Aired on February 22, 2000.

Episode 3 (Curiosity)[edit]

Rogers visits a friend who takes him on a bucket lift prior to trimming trees. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Purple Panda suggests that Little Panda and Prince Tuesday may not be on anyplace familiar.

  • Aired on February 23, 2000.

Episode 4 (Curiosity)[edit]

Rogers gives a final discussion on false faces. He then visits a new studio set, the toy-and-book store run by a new neighbor, Tony Chiroldes. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, everyone is still looking for Little Panda and Prince Tuesday. Betty Okonak Templeton uses a telescope, as do the others, to discover just the planet to seek. It is up to HulaMouse to rescue Tuesday and Little Panda.

  • Aired on February 24, 2000.

Episode 5 (Curiosity)[edit]

Rogers reads his own book titled "Daniel Striped Tiger Gets Ready for Bed". He finds violinist Hilary Hahn at Negri's Music Shop. Nighttime grips the Neighborhood of Make-Believe with worry over Little Panda and Prince Tuesday.

  • Aired on February 25, 2000.

Episode 6 (Ready to Read?)[edit]

Rogers immediately goes to see elephants of different sizes. He also shows a video on how backpacks are made. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, an over-curious King Friday asks that Cornflake S. Pecially should build a machine to look inside of things.

  • Aired on August 28, 2000.

Episode 7 (Ready to Read?)[edit]

Rogers visits guitarist Manuel Barrueco at Negri's Music Shop. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Queen Sara gives HulaMouse a picture with several hoops and a few hidden letters.

  • Aired on August 29, 2000.

Episode 8 (Ready to Read?)[edit]

Rogers witnesses a majestic ballet dancer and her teacher. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine reveals her plans for a new game show.

  • Aired on August 30, 2000.

Episode 9 (Ready to Read?)[edit]

Chuck Aber visits the television house with his H.J. Elephant III puppet and the book I Read Signs. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin discovers H.J. Elephant III knows sign language. What nobody knows is how to get H.J. involved in The Reading Game.

  • Aired on August 31, 2000.

Episode 10 (Ready to Read?)[edit]

Given assistance from Mayor Maggie, H.J. Elephant reads his first words on Lady Elaine's new show, The Reading Game. Mr. McFeely shows Rogers a video on how ball caps are made.

  • Aired on September 1, 2000.