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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 

MisteRogers' Neighborhood (original title)
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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 Mr. Rogers / ... (895 episodes, 1968-2001)
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 Lady Aberlin / ... (491 episodes, 1968-2001)
David Newell ...
 Mr. McFeely (434 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

During one year of the show, the Neighborhood trolley travels about 5,000 miles. 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 »

Quotes

Mr. Rogers: [singing] If you will look carefully / Listen carefully / You will find a lot of things carefully / Look... And listen / It's good to look carefully / Listen carefully / That's a way you learn a lot of things, carefully / Look, look... And listen / Some things you see are confusing / Some things you hear are strange / But if you ask someone to explain one or two / You'll begin to notice a change in you / If you will look carefully / Listen carefully / That's a way to keep on growing carefully / ...
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Crazy Credits

Following the credits of episode: "Sharing #1715", a disclaimer appeared that said, "Family Communications Inc. dedicates this week of programs to John Costa, who shared his friendship and musical genius with us for many years". Johnny Costa had passed away in mid-1996, nearly one year before this episode aired. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Parkers: Betting on Love (1999) See more »

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What Do You Do With The Mad That You Feel?
Performed by Fred Rogers
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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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