We follow a family of bears, known as the Berenstain Bears, as they figure out life together. With friendly neighbors and close friends, the journey is never boring. Inspired by the book series written by Stan and Jan Berenstain.
"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 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 Stripèd Tiger. Frequent visitors as well as Rogers' own frequent visits to various places in the neighborhood rounded out each show. The program was taped at ...Written by
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Fred Rogers never appeared in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe as himself. In the first few seasons of the show, he used to interact with the characters. In episode one, he called Edgar Cooke, whom Fred Rogers also voiced, on the telephone can ( we didn't hear Edgar's voice on the other line though). Then, he'd look through a telescope to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. At the end of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe segment, King Friday XIII says, "I wonder what Mr. Rogers would say about this," and sends a note to him on the trolley. Betty Aberlin played her Neighborhood of Make-Believe character, Lady Aberlin, in the real neighborhood in episode #1013 that ran through 1969. During this episode, she gives Mr. Rogers an invitation to the wedding of King Friday XIII and Queen Sara. Episodes #1001-#1005, which also aired through 1969, Joe Negri played his Neighborhood of Make-Believe character, Handyman Negri, in the real neighborhood. After those series of episodes, from then on, both performers began to play, as themselves, in the real neighborhood. See more »
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 its own, as if someone were behind the door pulling it closed. See more »
Right before the opening credits for the 1979-2001 episodes, a blue screen appeared and a male voiceover announced the sponsors. "The people who gave the money to make Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, are the people of...". In the 1967-1975 episodes, there was no blue screen credits at the beginning or end. Instead, the sponsors were announced over the end credits. See more »
Various theme-week episodes were released to video in the late-1980s in a special format. For instance, the week of "Day Care and Night Care" (#1516-1520) was released to video under the title "When Parents Are Away", and featured the Neighborhood of Make-Believe segments, edited into new segments featuring Mr. Rogers, as well as old segments like him visiting the day care home. In the old version, Fred meets Mr. McFeely at Brockett's bakery and they go to the day care home together. But in the video version, Mr. McFeely visits Mr. Rogers from Brockett's bakery and they leave from the house. See more »
One thing that always bothered many people about Mr. Rogers is that he was not believable. Well, the wild thing is that what you see on TV is what you get in real life.
Fred Rogers is the most soft spoken and kindest person you would ever want to meet. What you get is not fake love like in many of today's kid's shows (Barney, to name the most evil one), but true heart from a man who cares.
Mr Rogers is married, has a son, and his son was a bit of a rebel, but you can't deny the man's love for people. I grew up with him. I'm glad I did.
If you don't believe me, just look at the bloopers from his show (Him setting up the tent is the most famous - all he does is laugh).
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