Mrs. Frogg receives a telegram that says she has been offered a position at the Westwood zoo, but the Frogg family must get permission from King Friday to leave, since there will be no one to run the...
Shari Lewis lives with Lamb Chop, Hush Puppy, and Charlie Horse (all of which she performs as) and they get into all sorts of adventures, as well as Betcha tricks, Knock-Knock Joke segments... See full summary »
Bear lives in a Big Blue House with several of his muppet friends: Treelo the lemur, Ojo the bear cub, Tutter the mouse, and Pip and Pop the otters. Every day bear uses his reassuringly ... See full summary »
"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
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Fred Rogers's primary puppets first used on the show were King Friday XIII, Daniel Stripèd Tiger, X the Owl, Henrietta Pussycat, Cornflake S. Pecially, Edgar Cooke, Grandpère, and the Froggs. Lady Elaine Fairchilde first appeared in episode #5. Grandpère first appeared in episode #6. Donkey Hodie first appeared in Episode #16. Sara Saturday debuted in episode #32. Dr. Bill and Elsie Jean Platypus debuted in episode #1016. Ana Platypus was born in episode #1104. Prince Tuesday was born in episode #1117. H.J. Elephant III debuted in episode #1402, the same episode in which Maggie Stewart first appeared. Harriet Elizabeth Cow first appeared during the week of episodes #1296-1300, the week of the Potato Opera. Prince Tuesday and Ana Platypus grew to young children during the week of episodes #1461-1465. See more »
In "Discipline, #1494" some of the black back drop inside X's tree gets caught on X's wing as he comes out, so the piece of back drop hangs out the knot hole for some time. See more »
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 »
Never underestimate the power of Public Television. Fred Rogers makes children feel comfortable and loved, even if their home life isn't perfect. They don't really show the oldest episodes on PBS, but even back in 1968, Mr. Rogers was having episodes about difficult topics, one episode from the aforementioned year about the assassination of Bobby Kennedy. One might jeer at Mr. Rogers' style of taking his fancy jacket off and changing into a sweater, or changing from his business shoes into tennis shoes, but it gives the feeling comfort in a weary world.
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