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)
David Newell ...
 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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Mr. McFeely's name was originally Mr. McCurdy. Fred Rogers had named him after the man who was the show's benefactor at the time. But The Sears-Roebuck Foundation called and did not like the idea. Thus, Rogers changed the name of the delivery man to Mr. McFeely, naming him after his own grandfather. See more »

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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: So friends are friends. We thought alot about friends, haven't we? And we've thought alot about food. Especially food for the body. And that's a very important kind of food, because when a person is very, very hungry, he or she can't think of any other kinds of food. But there are other kinds. Music, for instance, is food for the hearing. And paintings and beauitful scenes are food for the seeing. And books are food for the soul. And loving other people is food for the spirit. Many kinds of ...
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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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You Can Never Go Down the Drain
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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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