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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 (428 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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Trivia

The three buildings directly to the bottom right of the tall red building in the Neighborhood model each represent a shop owned by one of Fred Rogers's neighbors. The tall yellow one was Brockett's Bakery. The small green one was Joe Negri's Music Shop and the tall blue one was Betty Aberlin's little theater. After 1993, the small green building was replaced by a taller brick building. Originally, that building represented a shop in Colonial Williamsburg, which Mr. Rogers would visit in episode #1675, which was broadcast in February 1994. After that the model building was modified, further shows would use this red brick building to represent either Negri's Music Shop or (on two occasions) a toy and book store run by Tony Chiroldes. 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 »

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Mr. Rogers: I was just thinking, you know work changes things. And children can change things by doing a good job. Like changing the way a room looks by picking up your toys when your play is over. Or changing the way your plate of food looks by eating your food. Good work can make good changes and can give a good feeling.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits of episode #1686 (aired in the summer of 1995) a disclaimer appeared that said: 'Dedicated to our friend and colleague, Chef Brockett, with deep affection and gratitude", due to the passing of Don Brockett (Chef Brockett) in May, 1995. See more »

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Referenced in Saved by the Bell: The College Years: Pilot (1993) See more »

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Sometimes People Are Good
Performed by Fred Rogers
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There will never be another Mr. Rogers
16 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like many kids of the early 70's, I used to watch the PBS trinity. Sesame Street taught us about letters and numbers while The Electric Company taught us about reading. Mr. Rogers had the hardest job of all though; he taught us about feelings, socialization and the adult world.

Everything about the show was crafted to be warm and friendly without being boring or patronizing. Mr. Roger's tools were puppets, videos and original music, all of which were used to great effect. Even so, the show was about how people feel and relate, and for that it needed a Human element. Mr. Rogers and his neighbors were that element, and they were expert teachers.

As the focal-point of the show ("star" just doesn't seem right), Mr. Rogers always spoke directly to the camera, as if speaking directly to the children who were watching. His manner was always calm and inviting, unlike a certain purple dinosaur whose hyperactive manner almost demands that you like him. More importantly, Mr. Rogers always conveyed an air of dignity. Contrast that with many modern shows that tend to portray adults as fools. That may be good for a cheap laugh, but kids know that adults are in charge. Who wants a fool to be in charge? Kids shows will come and go, but there will never be another Mr. Rogers. He didn't want to sell the kids things, he didn't expect them to be "cool," and he didn't want to replace their parents. he just wanted to be their neighbor.


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