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 / ... (435 episodes, 1968-2001)
David Newell ...
 Mr. McFeely (378 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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Cast and character debuts: Fred Rogers, Joe Negri, Betty Aberlin, and David Newell (Mr. McFeely) were all in the primary cast prior to the show's debut. Chef Brockett first appeared in episode #8; John Reardon first appeared in episode #45; François Clemmons debuted in episode #119; and Robert Trow debuted in episode #129 as Robert Troll, and as himself in episode #1066. Bob Dog was introduced in 1970. Yoshi Ito debuted in episode #1154, Elsie Neal debuted in episode #1222, Maggie Stewart debuted in episode #1402, Chuck Aber debuted in episode #1480. See more »

Goofs

In "Discipline, #1494" the cameraman's shadow is visible on Mr. Rogers as he's talking with Peggy Flemming. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Referenced in V.I.P.: Midnight in the Garden of Ronnie Beeman (1999) See more »

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It's Very, Very, Very Hard to Wait
Performed by Fred Rogers and Daniel Striped Tiger
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Good show which is very educational
31 July 2006 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

I used to watch this show when I was a little girl. When I think about it, I remember it pretty well, though. However, I remember the opening sequence and theme song pretty well. If you ask me, it was a good show which is very educational. In addition to that, everyone was ideally cast. The puppet shows and songs were good, too. My favorite songs were the opening and closing themes. I hope it stays on PBS for years to come. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that I'll always remember this show in my memory forever, even though I don't think I've seen every episode. Now, in conclusion, I hope that you catch it one day before it goes off the air for good.


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