Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (season 31)
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The following is a list of episodes from the 31st and final season of PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood that aired in 2001. This season was the shortest of the entire run, with only five episodes.
Episode 1 (Celebrate the Arts)
While tree-sitting for Mr. McFeely, Rogers draws a picture of a tiny oak tree. McFeely compliments the drawing, and later, he shows a video on how adult tricycles are made. Cousin Mary returns to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe to show her videotape of various trees.
- Aired on August 27, 2001.
Episode 2 (Celebrate the Arts)
Rogers takes his final visit to his sand table, leading to a video insert of people playing with sand at a beach. Afterward, Rogers makes his second and final trip to Tony Chiroldes' toy-and-book store. King Friday pronounces the Neighborhood of Make-Believe will hold an art festival. That doesn't impress Lady Elaine, who appoints herself the art judge.
- Aired on August 28, 2001.
Episode 3 (Celebrate the Arts)
The Neighborhood of Make-Believe sees Chuck Aber and HulaMouse's finished sand sculpture. Lady Elaine quickly criticizes it and just about everything else. But the sand sculpture inspires Lady Aberlin to dance, and leads Daniel to create a tiny mobile. Daniel suggests why Lady Elaine might be hurting people's feelings. Rogers does a video insert of his visit to a lady's pottery.
- Aired on August 29, 2001.
- This episode marks the last time Daniel's clock is used.
Episode 4 (Celebrate the Arts)
Rogers makes his final visit to Negri's Music Shop, where he meets an expert playing the glass harmonica. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, several discover just why Lady Elaine is hurting people's feelings.
- Aired on August 30, 2001.
- This was Lady Aberlin, Handyman Negri, and Joe Negri's last appearance in the series.
Episode 5 (Celebrate the Arts)
Everyone in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe now knows that Lady Elaine is still dwelling on that day long ago when somebody hurt her feelings, but when the time comes to "judge" all the artwork she arrives not with a judgment, but with a collage of all the neighbors. It is Lady Elaine's rightful act of compassion toward those around her. Mr. McFeely and Rogers share a video collage of artists in their various fields.
- Aired on August 31, 2001.
- This was Mr. McFeely, Mayor Maggie, Neighbor Aber, King Friday XIII, Betty Okonak Templeton, and Lady Elaine's last appearance in the series.
- This was also the final episode of the series.