Early in this episode, Marilyn Barnett stops by, as she often does in the Neighborhood, to demostrate a form of physical activity. This time, she brings along three young people -- Kiyonna, Eve, and Rashidi. The children demonstrate some excellent jump rope skills and clearly impress Mister Rogers.
Rashidi, 10 years old at the time, is the son of Marilyn Barnett and was kind enough to provide some comments about his time on the program. To read his comments and for details on Episode 1593, visit the Neighborhood Archive.