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 / ... (433 episodes, 1968-2001)
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 Mr. McFeely (376 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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King Friday XIII's two wooden birds on a stick are named Troglodytes aedon and Mimus polyglottos (the scientific names, in genus and species, of the ghouse wren and mockingbird). Mimus appeared first in Episode #20 from 1968 and again in Show #63. Troglodytes aedon was introduced in Show #1285 from 1973. After Show #1307, also in 1973, Mimus Polyglotts was not seen again until Episode #1591 in May 1988. See more »

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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 »

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King Friday XIII: Niece Aberlin and Lady Elaine Fairchilde, I presume?
Lady Aberlin: Correct as usual, Uncle Friday.
Lady Elaine Fairchilde: Correct, but not always, Friday.
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The week of episode #1476, aired in 1981, was the only week of programs during the modern era (1979-2001) not to feature the theme title ("Divorce", in this case) following the show's main title in the opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in The Boondocks: The Garden Party (2005) See more »

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Performed by Fred Rogers
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A Beautiful Show In The Neighborhood!
4 June 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" is without a doubt the best kids show ever. My six year old gets a kick out of watching the show, too. Mister Rogers stars as a host that teaches children life lessons and morals. He also likes to sing. The neighborhood of make believe is my favorite part in this show. "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" is a show for all children to watch. Adults would like it, too. However, avoid "Barney And Friends" or "Teletubbies". They're trash.


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