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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Fred Rogers ...  Mr. Rogers / ... 896 episodes, 1968-2001
Betty Aberlin ...  Lady Aberlin / ... 495 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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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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Technical Specs

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

Dr. Bill Platypus's full name is William Duckbill Bagpipe Platypus IV; He and Elsie Jean Platypus first appeared in Episode #1016, which aired March 3, 1969. 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: Maybe you and your family and friends could have your own arts festival. And include whatever you like to do. Such as drawing, or painting, or dancing, or dressing up, or singing, or cooking. There are many ways of saying who you are and how you feel. Ways that can be so helpful. Ways that don't hurt yourself or anybody else. You know, that's how you can tell when you're grown up inside: you're sure that what you're planning and doing are things that can be a real help to you and your neighbor....
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Crazy Credits

Following the end credits of episode #1605: "Dedicated to our friend and colleague Margaret B. McFarland, Ph.D, with love, thanks and respect." 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody's Fancy
Performed by Fred Rogers
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Most Wonderful Children's Show
4 January 2002 | by mille52See all my reviews

Never underestimate the power of Public Television. Fred Rogers makes children feel comfortable and loved, even if their home life isn't perfect. They don't really show the oldest episodes on PBS, but even back in 1968, Mr. Rogers was having episodes about difficult topics, one episode from the aforementioned year about the assassination of Bobby Kennedy. One might jeer at Mr. Rogers' style of taking his fancy jacket off and changing into a sweater, or changing from his business shoes into tennis shoes, but it gives the feeling comfort in a weary world.


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