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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)
David Newell ...
 Mr. McFeely (429 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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Family | Fantasy | Music

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Trivia

From its premiere in February 1968 up to 1975, when the show went on hiatus, a total of 590 episodes were produced. When the show returned in 1979 and ran to 2001, a total of 305 episodes were produced, bringing the grand total to 895 original episodes produced in the show's 33-year run. PBS decided that the 305 newer episodes were enough to cover the year, so the 590 classic episodes from 1968-1975 were taken out of circulation for the time being and had their last airing on PBS in 1995. 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: [singing] You are my friend / You are special / You are my friend / You're special to me / You are the only one like you / Like you, my friend / I like you / In the day time / In the night time / Any time that you feel's the right time / For a friendship with me, you see / F-R-I-E-N-D special / You are my friend / You're special to me / There's only ONE in this wonderful world / You... are... special.
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Mr. Rogers: Yes, you are.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits of Show #1425, Lady Elaine Fairchilde (A puppet performed by Fred Rogers) was credited as a 'neighbor'. Chuck Aber, who performed H.J. Elephant III in the show, was credited as H.J. Elephant III. See more »

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Referenced in The Magic of David Copperfield: China (1986) See more »

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A Man Who Manufactures
Performed by Cornflake S. Pecially (Fred Rogers)
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Goodbye Mr. Rogers
4 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Fred McFeely Rogers. A brilliant man. In a time when children were largely ignored (and even feared at times by adults) this man had the good sense to realize one simple fact: children are people too! I am 20 years old and I am PROUD to claim that I watched Mr. Rogers every day growing up. All I watched when I was little was Mr. Rogers, Sesame Street, and Today's Special. Those were children's shows that made a child feel good. Unlike the wave of horrible children's shows that came in a few years ago (any show ending with -mon comes to mind), these shows were real. Mr. Rogers was real. You could almost believe that he really was your neighbor. He seemed like the kind of man you would see every day. But there was a huge difference: he loved and cared about children. Mr. Rogers has taken a lot of flack for his feelings towards children. How sad is it that feelings such as kindness, love, and sympathy are regarded with suspicion? Despite hundreds of attacks, despite cries of "pedophile" or "child raper", this man never wavered in his beliefs. He never backed down from what he felt was right. Some people (including 1 person on here) have wondered about the origin of the name McFeely. Well, I will tell you. It's not a hidden reference to a supposed desire to "feel" children. McFeely is his middle name, his mother's maiden name, and his maternal grandfather's name. His grandfather was responsible for some of Mr. Rogers' trademark lines: "I like you just the way you are", among others. Some people may know the song "Mr. Rogers" by Korn. Jonathan Winters, the lead singer and songwriter, screams at him "I hate you!" "I wish I never would have watched you" and "child f----r" to name a few. The reason Winters had so much hostility towards him is that as a child when he heard Mr. Rogers' kind words, he thought it meant that if you were nice to people, they would be nice to you. He thought everyone in the world was like Mr. Rogers. Unfortunately, he was wrong, and Winters was molested on many different occasions by a neighbor. Very sad, yes, but he was only projecting his anger onto this kind man. I think even Winters realizes that he really doesn't blame Fred Rogers for what happened to him. In conclusion, I'd just like to say thank you to Fred Rogers for giving so much of yourself to us and asking so very little in return. God bless you, Mr. Rogers, and my prayers go out to his family and friends.


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