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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 

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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 / ... (486 episodes, 1968-2001)
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 Mr. McFeely (429 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 Fairchilde and Daniel Striped Tiger. Frequent visitors as well as Rogers' own frequent visits to various places in the neighborhood rounded out each show. The ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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From 1968 to 1986, a total of 13 Neighborhood operas were made. They were performed as follows: episode 45, in which Lady Aberlin as a mother who hires a babysitter (John Reardon) to look after her child (Donkey Hodie). Episode 84, in which Lady Elaine plays a campsite owner who objects to some guests (John Reardon and Betty Aberlin). Episode 1055, from 1969, in which people sail the ocean searching for a lost teddy bear. Episode 1125, "The Hawaiian Opera," from 1970, in which Reardon and Lady Aberlin play telephone operators. Episode 1169, "A Monkey's Uncle: The Organ Grinder Opera," from 1971, with John Reardon as an organ grinder, Lady Aberlin as a zoo keeper, and Chef Brockett as a chimpanzee. Episode 1245, "The Snow People Opera," from 1972, with an evil witch (Lady Elaine Fairchilde) who helps Lady Aberlin turn François Scarborough Clemmons and Yoshi Ito into snow people. The snow can only be melted with a very special teacher (John Reardon) and a warm pussycat - Henrietta Pussycat and bring them together. A later program, episode 1515, from February 1983, had a story line similar to this one: Lady Elaine Fairchilde, as herself, causes a snow storm in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and they use a very special teacher, Harriet Elizabeth Cow, and a warm pussycat, Henrietta Pussycat, again. Episode 1300, "Potato Bugs and Cows," from Friday, 13 April 1973, featuring Lady Aberlin as Priscilla the Cow, Chef Brockett as a groovy potato bug, and Reardon as a farmer. Episode 1370, "All in the Laundry," from 1974, in which Reardon is a poor worker in Lady Elaine's Latrobe Laundromat (X the Owl and Yoshi Ito played customers). This was the only opera to include Mr. McFeely (David Newell, giving him the song "A Speedy Delivery" to sing. Episode 1425, "Key to Otherland," from 1975, featuring John Reardon as a swan and Lady Elaine as a wicked witch who runs a taffy factory. Episode 1475, "Windstorm in Bubbleland," from 23 May 1980, featuring John Reardon as a news reporter, Lady Aberlin as a sweater maker, and Lady Elaine Fairchilde as a hummingbird that can stop an impending storm. Episode 1505, "Spoon Mountain," from 1982, the only opera not to feature Rogers's puppets, starred Chuck Aber as a prince and Robert Trow as the wicked Knife and Fork who kidnap a baton-twirling kitty. Episode 1535, "A Grandad for Daniel," from May 1984, featuring Lady Aberlin as a trolley driver and John Reardon as a long-lost grandfather. Episode #1565, "A Star For Kitty," from 9 May 1986 (the last opera), starred Lady Aberlin as a cat who wanted a star and Daniel Stripèd Tiger as a star who didn't want to leave the sky. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mr. Rogers: Hi, neighbor. How're you doing?
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Crazy Credits

Following the credits of episode: "Sharing #1715", a disclaimer appeared that said, "Family Communications Inc. dedicates this week of programs to John Costa, who shared his friendship and musical genius with us for many years". Johnny Costa had passed away in mid-1996, nearly one year before this episode aired. See more »

Connections

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Everybody's Fancy
Performed by Fred Rogers
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Most Wonderful Children's Show
4 January 2002 | by (New Orleans, USA) – See all my reviews

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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