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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 King Friday XIII / ... (895 episodes, 1968-2001)
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 Lady Aberlin / ... (439 episodes, 1968-2001)
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 Mr. McFeely (383 episodes, 1968-2001)
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"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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Daniel Stripèd Tiger was the first resident of the Neighborhood of Make Believe. He was created in 1954 for The Children's Corner (1955). Daniel Stripèd Tiger and King Friday XIII were the first-ever puppets created and used by Fred Rogers while he appeared on that show. The show also featured Rogers' other puppet creations, X the Owl, Henrietta Pussycat, and Lady Elaine Fairchilde. They were also on MisteRogers (1961), which was the precursor to this show. See more »

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In "Discipline, #1494" the cameraman's shadow is visible on Mr. Rogers as he's talking with Peggy Flemming. See more »

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[repeated line]
Lady Elaine Fairchilde: Boomerang, Toomerang, Zoomerang.
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Following the end credits of episode #1605: "Dedicated to our friend and colleague Margaret B. McFarland, Ph.D, with love, thanks and respect." See more »

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Referenced in Pound Puppies: Cooler, Come Back (1987) See more »

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Polishing
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From the opera "A Grandad for Daniel"
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A real person
20 February 2002 | by (Dixie, USA) – See all my reviews

One thing that always bothered many people about Mr. Rogers is that he was not believable. Well, the wild thing is that what you see on TV is what you get in real life.

Fred Rogers is the most soft spoken and kindest person you would ever want to meet. What you get is not fake love like in many of today's kid's shows (Barney, to name the most evil one), but true heart from a man who cares.

Mr Rogers is married, has a son, and his son was a bit of a rebel, but you can't deny the man's love for people. I grew up with him. I'm glad I did.

If you don't believe me, just look at the bloopers from his show (Him setting up the tent is the most famous - all he does is laugh).


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