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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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

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 Lady Aberlin / ... (429 episodes, 1968-2001)
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 Mr. McFeely (370 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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make believe | tiger | king | puppet | trolley | See more »

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Trivia

The show went to color in 1969, starting with episode #1001, which, despite being the 131st episode, was the first episode to adapt the four-digit numbering system that was used in each additional episode from 1969 up to 2001. See more »

Goofs

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King Friday XIII: Ugh. Fortune cookies! Pitching bucket balls! Following balloons! What are these neighborhoods coming to?
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Crazy Credits

Following the end credits of episode #1610, which aired in mid 1989, a message appeared that said, "We dedicate the production of Josepine the Short-Neck Giraffe to our good friend and opera maker, John Reardon, whose excellence as a singer and as a person will contine to inspire us all forever." John Reardon had passed away in early 1989. See more »

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I Sell All Kinds of Different Straws
Performed by John Reardon and Francois Clemmons
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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