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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"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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19 February 1968 (USA)  »

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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 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 »


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


Lady Aberlin: Oh boy. Oh girl.
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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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Performed by Robert Troll
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One of the best men who ever lived
16 September 2005 | by (Luleå, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Mr. Rogers did what few artists have done in the history of mankind - strengthened and supported his audience so profoundly and so generously that he became a transformative force in their lives. I feel fortunate to have learned from him. In all too many homes, Mr. Rogers was and is the only voice of understanding, gentleness and positive reinforcement. Imagine how different our world would be if more young people could be exposed to his philosophy of acceptance and love.

There are so many children who never hear their parents say the words "I love you" - not once, not ever. And then they hear Mr. Rogers sing of all the ways people say "I love you," like "the cooking way" and "the eating way," and it's a comfort and reassurance beyond words. No other public figure provides this kind of life-changing insight to the people most in need.

On behalf of everyone you helped, of all the souls you touched in a badly damaged world, Mr. Rogers - we thank you, and we love you.

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