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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Trivia

Caroll Spinney, who plays Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street (1969), agreed to appear in an episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) in the 1980s. When Spinney received the script for the show, which required him to remove his costume and discuss the inner-workings of the Big Bird puppet, however, he refused - he didn't believe in ruining the illusion of Big Bird for the children. Instead, Spinney as Big Bird appeared in a segment of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. See more »

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Mr. Rogers: You know, growing means when you're a baby and you're angry, all you can do is scream and kick. That's all. But when you get a little older, you can say that you're angry. You can stomp around and make up a dance, or pound some clay and make things out of clay, and sing a song or write a poem. That's what it means to grow. I'm proud of the way you're growing and changing.
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Following the end credits of episode #1740 (aired in late 1998), a message appeared that read, "Dedicated to our colleague and friend, Bob Trow, with deep gratitude and affection". Bob Trow had passed away November 2, 1998, before the week of episodes aired. See more »

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Excellent show for kids
16 July 2000 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I highly resent the way many people talk about this show. Many of the things Fred Rogers does may seem ridiculous to us adults, but this is the best show ever to teach little children valuable skills for their futures. Fred Rogers is a wonderful man and really cares about kids. He hosts a show that is very educational for kids all the way up to age 7 or 8 and teaches good manners, what goes on in life, and introduces young children to the world they live in.

Personally, I grew up watching this show. I watched it until the age of seven. I learned a lot from Mr. Rogers and have great respect for the man. His show is very good at teaching little kids important things, and explaining things to them. It is also good for parents to watch with their kids. Many kids these days lack the skills which Mr. Rogers teaches. It is also very entertaining for kids. I highly recommend every little kid to watch this show. Kids and even some adults can learn skills which every body needs. Judging this show from watching it as a kid: On a scale of 1-10, I give this show a 10 in the way of kid shows, and a letter grade of A+! It may seem dull for adults, but it is very educational, and valuable for the future of kids who will one day be grown ups like us.


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