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Writers:
Barry Head (writer)
Guy Urban (writer)
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Seasons:
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Release Date:
19 February 1968 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Fred Rogers explores various topics for young viewers through presentations and music both in his world and in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 59 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(39 articles)
User Reviews:
There will never be another Mr. Rogers See more (39 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 162)

Fred Rogers ... King Friday XIII / ... (895 episodes, 1968-2001)

Betty Aberlin ... Lady Aberlin / ... (426 episodes, 1968-2001)
David Newell ... Mr. McFeely / ... (368 episodes, 1968-2001)
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Series Directed by
Bob Walsh (280 episodes, 1972-2001)
David F. Chen (260 episodes, 1968-1970)
Bill Moates (135 episodes, 1974-1976)
Paul Lally (105 episodes, 1982-1989)
Sam Silberman (65 episodes, 1971)
Hugh Martin (30 episodes, 1979-1981)
Bob Muens (5 episodes, 1989)

J. Philip Miller (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Fred Rogers (734 episodes, 1968-2001)
Betty Seamans (95 episodes, 1974-1975)

Eliot Daley (unknown episodes)
Barry Head (unknown episodes)
Guy Urban (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Fred Rogers .... executive producer / producer (635 episodes, 1968-2001)
Diana Dean .... assistant producer / associate producer (325 episodes, 1968-1972)
David Newell .... associate producer (265 episodes, 1972-1976)
Margaret Whitmer .... producer / associate producer (265 episodes, 1982-2001)
Paul K. Taff .... executive producer (238 episodes, 1968-1970)
Nan Wheelock .... associate producer (135 episodes, 1974-1976)
Adrienne Wehr .... associate producer (132 episodes, 1987-1998)
Betty Seamans .... assistant producer / associate producer (130 episodes, 1972-1973)
Laura Perkins .... assistant producer / film producer (130 episodes, 1973-1974)
Sam Newbury .... producer (75 episodes, 1982-1986)
Bill Moates .... producer (70 episodes, 1975-1976)
Hedda Sharapan .... assistant producer (65 episodes, 1969)
David F. Chen .... associate producer (65 episodes, 1970)
Sam Silberman .... producer (65 episodes, 1971)
Bob Walsh .... producer (65 episodes, 1973)
Cathy Cohen .... associate producer (30 episodes, 1979-1981)
Hugh Martin .... producer (30 episodes, 1979-1981)
Gary Hines .... producer (29 episodes, 1995-1999)
Susie Simons .... associate producer (15 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jordan Klein Jr. .... consulting producer (5 episodes, 1990)

Casey Brown .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Johnny Costa (1 episode, 1968-1996)

Carl McVicker (unknown episodes, 1979-2001)
Michael Moricz (unknown episodes, 1996-2001)
Josie Carey (unknown episodes)
Bobby Rawsthorne (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Nicholas Spies (1 episode, 1968)
 
Series Film Editing by
Susan Howard (135 episodes, 1991-2001)
Michael Colonna (90 episodes, 1982-1987)
Randy Strothman (45 episodes, 1987-1990)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jack Guest (520 episodes, 1970-1988)
Joan Thomas (195 episodes, 1968-1969)
Kathryn A. Borland (135 episodes, 1989-1998)
Catherine McConnell (30 episodes, 1999-2001)
Wayne Gallagher (15 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Bill Law (130 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Makeup Department
Patty Bell .... key makeup artist (10 episodes, 1997-1999)
 
Series Production Management
Sam Newbury .... production manager (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wayne Morris .... assistant director (1 episode, 1981)
Rich Dwyer .... assistant director (1 episode, 1984)

Tim McGrane .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Chelle Robinson .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Hedda Sharapan .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Elliott Boswell .... art department (17 episodes, 1973-1994)
Smith Harper Hutchings .... scenic artist (11 episodes, 1984-1997)
Bill Law .... assistant art director (10 episodes, 1969)
Patsy Gianella .... carpenter (2 episodes, 1981-1984)
Rich Karapandi .... carpenter (2 episodes, 1981-1984)

Julie Blair .... scenic artist (unknown episodes)
Megan Graham .... scenic artist (unknown episodes)
Frederika Gray .... scenic artist (unknown episodes)
Michael Keaton .... stagehand (unknown episodes)
Gary Kosko .... scenic artist (unknown episodes)
Gregory Puchalski .... scenic artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Bill Forsythe .... audio mixer (1 episode, 1981)
Dick LaSota .... studio audio (1 episode, 1981)
Al Lawyer .... studio audio (1 episode, 1981)
John Sutton .... location sound (1 episode, 1981)
Jim Durham .... audio (1 episode, 1984)
Bob Millslagle .... videotape sound (1 episode, 1984)
Louis Block .... location sound (1 episode, 2000)

Jerry Cobbs .... sound (unknown episodes)
Dennis Williams .... videotape sound (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Warninsky .... lighting director (435 episodes, 1972-2001)
Art Siegel .... lighting director (155 episodes, 1969-1971)
Gregory King .... lighting director (135 episodes, 1974-1976)
Dick Weiss .... lighting director (130 episodes, 1968)
Al Brennecke .... lighting director (65 episodes, 1971)
Don McCall .... camera operator: studio camera (2 episodes, 1981-1984)
Bob Vaughn .... camera operator: studio camera (2 episodes, 1981-1984)
Art Vogel .... camera operator: studio camera (2 episodes, 1981-1984)
Steve Zorbas .... camera operator: studio camera / video operator (2 episodes, 1981-1984)

Jarrett Buba .... electrician (unknown episodes, 1999-2001)
Mike Laver .... video tape operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
David Belko .... editor: video tape (1 episode, 1981)
Kevin Conrad .... editor: video tape (1 episode, 1984)
 
Series Music Department
Johnny Costa .... musical director / musician: piano / ... (895 episodes, 1968-2001)
Michael Moricz .... musical director (55 episodes, 1997-2001)
Carl McVicker .... musician (2 episodes, 1981-1984)
Bobby Rawsthorne .... musician (2 episodes, 1981-1984)
 
Series Other crew
Albert V. Corrado .... consultant (760 episodes, 1968-1993)
Margaret B. McFarland .... consultant (704 episodes, 1968-1989)
Don Williamson .... video (600 episodes, 1970-2001)
Nick Tallo .... floor manager (570 episodes, 1972-2001)
Lenny Meledandri .... production assistant (290 episodes, 1981-2001)
David Newell .... production assistant / film (260 episodes, 1968-1970)
Ken Anderson .... video / technical supervisor (97 episodes, 1968-1984)
Jerry Jones .... technical supervisor (95 episodes, 1968)
Diana Dean .... film (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Carole Switala .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1979)
Andy Lichtstein .... runner (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Dianna N. Palatella .... production staff (3 episodes, 1999)
Norris Brock .... film (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
George Boyle .... film (2 episodes, 1970)
Doug Coates .... production crew / studio supervisor (2 episodes, 1981-1984)
John Cosgrove .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1981-1984)
Jimmy Seech .... assistant floor manager / production crew (2 episodes, 1981-1984)
John Sutton .... location production (2 episodes, 1981-1984)

Jack Arthurs .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Holly Bruwelheide .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Joe Fiacco .... production associate (unknown episodes)
Julia Palazzi .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"MisteRogers' Neighborhood" - USA (original title)
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Runtime:
30 min (895 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
USA:TV-Y | USA:TV-G (1968-1996)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Daniel Stripèd Tiger was the first resident of the Neighborhood of Make Believe. He was created in 1954 for "The Children's Corner" (1955). Daniel Stripèd Tiger and King Friday XIII were the first-ever puppets created and used by Fred Rogers while he appeared on that show. The show also featured Rogers' other puppet creations, X the Owl, Henrietta Pussycat, and Lady Elaine Fairchilde. They were also on "MisteRogers" (1962), which was the precursor to this show.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
X the Owl:[Waiting for seeds to grow] Maybe they need more water.
Mr. McFeely:What they need is patience, X.
X the Owl:Well where do you get that?
Mr. McFeely:Patience comes from inside yourself.
Henrietta Pussycat:Meow meow little meow meow seed?
Mr. McFeely:That's true, Henrietta. Patience is a little like seeds. It's something that grows little by little.
X the Owl:[Glumly] Oh boy!
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
There will never be another Mr. Rogers, 16 May 2006
Author: david-2271 from United States

Like many kids of the early 70's, I used to watch the PBS trinity. Sesame Street taught us about letters and numbers while The Electric Company taught us about reading. Mr. Rogers had the hardest job of all though; he taught us about feelings, socialization and the adult world.

Everything about the show was crafted to be warm and friendly without being boring or patronizing. Mr. Roger's tools were puppets, videos and original music, all of which were used to great effect. Even so, the show was about how people feel and relate, and for that it needed a Human element. Mr. Rogers and his neighbors were that element, and they were expert teachers.

As the focal-point of the show ("star" just doesn't seem right), Mr. Rogers always spoke directly to the camera, as if speaking directly to the children who were watching. His manner was always calm and inviting, unlike a certain purple dinosaur whose hyperactive manner almost demands that you like him. More importantly, Mr. Rogers always conveyed an air of dignity. Contrast that with many modern shows that tend to portray adults as fools. That may be good for a cheap laugh, but kids know that adults are in charge. Who wants a fool to be in charge? Kids shows will come and go, but there will never be another Mr. Rogers. He didn't want to sell the kids things, he didn't expect them to be "cool," and he didn't want to replace their parents. he just wanted to be their neighbor.

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