Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001)
"MisteRogers' Neighborhood" (original title)

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Fred Rogers explores various topics for young viewers through presentations and music both in his world and in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

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Series cast summary:
 King Friday XIII / ... (895 episodes, 1968-2001)
 Lady Aberlin / ... (483 episodes, 1968-2001)
David Newell ...
 Mr. McFeely (426 episodes, 1968-2001)


"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" was among the most famous, longest-lasting and fondly-remembered children's television shows. Host Fred Rogers (known to millions as simply "Mister Rogers") used his gentle charm and mannerisms to communicate with his audience of children. Topics centered on nearly every inconceivable matter of concern to children, ranging from everyday fears related to going to sleep, getting immunizations and disappointment about not getting one's way to losing a loved one to death and physical handicaps. Rogers used simple songs and, on nearly every show, segments from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe to make his point. A scale-model trolley was often (but not always) used to segue into the Make-Believe segments, said neighborhood being inhabited by puppet characters including King Friday XIII, Lady Elaine Fairchild and Daniel Striped Tiger. Frequent visitors as well as Rogers' own frequent visits to various places in the neighborhood rounded out each show. The program... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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"Spoon Mountain" is the only Neighborhood opera in which John Reardon does not sing. It is also the only Neighborhood opera that does not feature any of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe puppets. See more »


In the 1979-1981 episodes when Mr. Rogers takes his sweater and closes the closet door, he'd often close it too fast so it came open a ways, but then the closet door begins to close on it's own, as if someone were behind the door pulling it closed. See more »


Mr. Rogers: [singing] There are many ways to say I love you / There are many ways to say I care about you / Many ways / Many ways / Many ways to say... I love you / Cleaning up a room can say I love you / Hanging up a coat before you're asked to do it / Drawing special pictures for the holidays / And making plays / You'll find many ways to say I love you / You'll find many ways to understand what love is / Many ways / Many ways / Many ways to say... I love you.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits of Show #1425, Lady Elaine Fairchilde (A puppet performed by Fred Rogers) was credited as a 'neighbor'. Chuck Aber, who performed H.J. Elephant III in the show, was credited as H.J. Elephant III. See more »


Spoofed in California Dreams: Winkle/Wicks World (1994) See more »


It's Such A Good Feeling
Performed by Fred Rogers
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One of the best men who ever lived
16 September 2005 | by (Luleå, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Mr. Rogers did what few artists have done in the history of mankind - strengthened and supported his audience so profoundly and so generously that he became a transformative force in their lives. I feel fortunate to have learned from him. In all too many homes, Mr. Rogers was and is the only voice of understanding, gentleness and positive reinforcement. Imagine how different our world would be if more young people could be exposed to his philosophy of acceptance and love.

There are so many children who never hear their parents say the words "I love you" - not once, not ever. And then they hear Mr. Rogers sing of all the ways people say "I love you," like "the cooking way" and "the eating way," and it's a comfort and reassurance beyond words. No other public figure provides this kind of life-changing insight to the people most in need.

On behalf of everyone you helped, of all the souls you touched in a badly damaged world, Mr. Rogers - we thank you, and we love you.

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