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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 

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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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 63 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Fred Rogers ...  Mr. Rogers / ... 895 episodes, 1968-2001
Betty Aberlin ...  Lady Aberlin / ... 496 episodes, 1968-2001
David Newell ...  Mr. McFeely 438 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 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 Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Family | Fantasy | Music

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TV-Y | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Runtime:

(895 episodes)

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Mono | Stereo

Color:

Black and White (1968)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

From its premiere in February 1968 up to 1975, when the show went on hiatus; a total of 590 episodes were produced. When the show returned in 1979, and ran through 2001; a total of 305 episodes were produced. This brought the grand total to 895 original episodes that were produced in the show's 33 year run. PBS decided that the 305 newer episodes were enough to cover the year and so dropped the 590 classic episodes, from 1968-1975, out of circulation. These episodes had had their last airing on PBS throughout 1995. 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 its own, as if someone were behind the door pulling it closed. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Rogers: You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you. There's only one person in this whole world like you. And people can like you exactly as you are.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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The best children's show ever
16 July 2003 | by matlock-6See 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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