Season 23, Episode 14 Then & Now

First Aired: September 2, 1993

Life and death are discussed, as Mr. McFeely finds a dead bird; and Mister Rogers remembers when his pet cat passed away. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday recalls when his bird died, which is why he now only has toy birds---which won't die---as pets.

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  • Premise: The genial, soft-spoken man made every day `special' and every kid welcome in this long-running series. Once described as `a singing psychiatrist for children,' Rogers used puppetry, songs and storytelling to teach youngsters about family values and how to… (more)

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