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 / ... (430 episodes, 1968-2001)
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 Mr. McFeely (372 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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Season 9 only consisted of 5 episodes and it was set up to prepare the viewers for a large mass of reruns, dating back as far as episode #1001 from 1969. Throughout the week of Season 9, Episodes #1456-1460, which aired from February 16-20, 1976, Mr. Rogers played back tapes of past episodes and the Neighborhood of Make-Believe that dealt with the topic of then and now. After February 20, 1976, there were no more new episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) until August 20, 1979. See more »

Goofs

In "Discipline, #1494" some of the black back drop inside X's tree gets caught on X's wing as he comes out, so the piece of back drop hangs out the knot hole for some time. See more »

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King Friday XIII: One last thing, Niece.
Lady Aberlin: Yes, Uncle Friday?
King Friday XIII: Being a king doesn't mean a thing to certain people.
Lady Aberlin: You mean Lady Elaine?
King Friday XIII: [Sadly] I do. And it hurts my royal feelings.
Lady Aberlin: I'm sure it must. But we will all work together and thank you, Uncle Friday, for remembering about Daniel's pounding board.
King Friday XIII: At least my memory serves me.
Lady Aberlin: It certainly does!
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The week of episode #1476, aired in 1981, was the only week of programs during the modern era (1979-2001) not to feature the theme title ("Divorce", in this case) following the show's main title in the opening credits. See more »


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Once Upon A Time, Not So Very Long Ago
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From the opera, "Spoon Mountain"
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The best children's show ever
16 July 2003 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Mr. Rogers was and is a huge positive influence in the lives of small children. His passing away leaves a huge emptiness in the hearts of those who grew up watching him.

In what is all to often a violent and unsure world, Mr. Rogers was the voice of stability and kindness that children could rely on. He always stressed the importance of learning, responsibility, and caring for yourself and others. His kind and gentle demeanor and slow, pronounced way of speaking were absolutely perfect for small kids, making them feel as if they were in the presence of another parent. In fact, Mr. Rogers WAS a kind of third parent to many children, particularly for many during the late 1970s and 1980s, when former at-home mothers were increasingly working outside the home and had less time for them.

Mr. Rogers' greatest legacy was his continuous reminder that he "likes you just the way you are" or "thinks you're great just for being you". This is such an important message for small children who are still forming their ideas about who they are and how they fit into a society that is very often not as kind (and too often, horribly cruel). Individuality and imagination were celebrated gifts.

To this day, I don't have the slightest idea how Fred Rogers came to know children so well, where he got this gift to communicate with them and speak to them on their level. I do know that he is a national treasure who will never be forgotten by millions of people. Mr. Rogers was the ultimate combination of a teacher and a best friend, and is utterly irreplaceable.


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