History Series / MisterRogersNeighborhood

28th Apr '17 5:25:54 PM Jeduthun
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''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. [[YouAreNotAlone And people can like you exactly as you are.]]''

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''You ''[[SoProudOfYou You make each day a special day. day]]. [[AsYouKnowBob You know how; how]]; [[BeYourself by just your being you. you]]. [[RousseauWasRight There's only one person in this whole world like you.you]]. [[YouAreNotAlone And people can like you exactly as you are.]]''
23rd Apr '17 4:05:49 PM legoking831
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* StoryArc: Every episode was actually part of a five-episode long series (sometimes as many as seven), with the idea being one episode would play for each day of the week (since PBS showed their kid shows on weekdays). Each series was structured around one specific topic (sharing, kindness, play, dance, music, etc.), and there was always a story arc in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe that lasted the whole week.



* VerySpecialEpisode: He did a week-long series in 1983, "Conflict" (#1521-1525), as supplemental material with ''Film/TheDayAfter'', to help kids cope with the themes of the miniseries.
23rd Apr '17 4:01:34 PM legoking831
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Almost on an inception level; obviously, the show runs on NoFourthWall, but there were occasions where Mr. Rogers would break the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief and show that his "home" was actually just a studio and go behind the scenes. For instance, in one of the "Music" episodes, he walks off-stage to show Johnny Costa and the rest of his band who performs during the show. In another case, he also shows his studio in the fifth "Work" episode to explain that it's his own as well as his crew's work place.
1st Apr '17 11:01:16 AM mlsmithca
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* ContinuityNod: One episode features a "Neighborhood of Make-Believe" segment in which the characters discuss the area's history by looking at a film of the structures appearing one by one on the set. The order in which they appear, starting with Daniel's clock, reflects the order in which Rogers debuted the characters who live in each structure (Daniel and King Friday first appeared in ''The Children's Corner'' in the 1950s, followed by X the Owl, Henrietta Pussycat, Lady Elaine Fairchilde, and Grandpere; the other characters were introduced on ''[=MisteRogers=]'' in the 1960s).



** His constant changing of shoes.
*** That would become iconic in its own right, with Rogers tossing a shoe from one hand to the other, always in time with the music, and always with a grin.

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** His constant changing of shoes.
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shoes. That would become iconic in its own right, with Rogers tossing a shoe from one hand to the other, always in time with the music, and always with a grin.



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething:
** King Friday may have a small kingdom but he rules with an iron hand.
** Fortunately, he's usually easily pleased and his subjects seem to know how to get around him pretty easily.

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething:
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RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: King Friday may have a small kingdom but he rules with an iron hand.
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hand. Fortunately, he's usually easily pleased and his subjects seem to know how to get around him pretty easily.



** SilentSnarker: If you pay attention to other characters reaction to those dings and whistles it becomes apparent that Trolley has quite a sharp wit.



--> "Propel, propel, propel your craft
--> Gently down liquid solution,
--> Ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically,
--> Existence is but an illusion."

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--> ---> "Propel, propel, propel your craft
-->
craft\\
Gently down liquid solution,
-->
solution,\\
Ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically,
-->
ecstatically,\\
Existence is but an illusion."



-->"Scintillate, scintillate diminutive stellar orb. How inexplicable to me seems this stupendous problem of your existence. Elevated at such at an immeasurable distance, in an apparently perpendicular direction from this terrestrial planet which we occupy. Resembling in thy dazzling and unapproachable effulgence, a gem of purest carbon, set solitaire in a university of space."

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-->"Scintillate, --->"Scintillate, scintillate diminutive stellar orb. How inexplicable to me seems this stupendous problem of your existence. Elevated at such at an immeasurable distance, in an apparently perpendicular direction from this terrestrial planet which we occupy. Resembling in thy dazzling and unapproachable effulgence, a gem of purest carbon, set solitaire in a university of space."



* SilentSnarker: If you pay attention to other characters' reactions to Trolley's dings and whistles at the beginning and/or end of Neighborhood of Make-Believe segments, it becomes apparent that Trolley has quite a sharp wit.



** ''Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood'' also qualifies as this, since it will feature the original Neighborhood of Make Believe characters as the new main characters' parents.

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** ''Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood'' also qualifies as this, since it will feature the original Neighborhood of Make Believe characters as the new main characters' parents.



*** Put it this way: 4chan, the imageboard rampant with {{Rule 34}} and infamously known by many as the cesspool of the internet, will '''fry''' you if you post any insult directed at Mr. Rogers.

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*** ** Put it this way: 4chan, the imageboard rampant with {{Rule 34}} and infamously known by many as the cesspool of the internet, will '''fry''' you if you post any insult directed at Mr. Rogers.



* JawDrop: Mr. Rogers and Jeff Erlanger were reunited when Rogers was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame in 1999. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI_9GegVoYk&feature=player_detailpage#t=335 Rogers was completely surprised]].

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* JawDrop: Mr. Rogers and Jeff Erlanger were reunited when Rogers was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame in 1999. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI_9GegVoYk&feature=player_detailpage#t=335 com/watch?v=PI_9GegVoYk&t=335 Rogers was completely surprised]].



* {{Kayfabe}}: Averted breaking of the trope when Carroll Spinney and the Children's Television Workshop objected to Rogers' idea to have Spinney remove his Big Bird costume on camera, as a way of Rogers explaining the difference between make-believe and reality. Spinney did agree to appear (as Big Bird) in the "Neighborhood of Make-Believe" segments, and then on the regular show talk about his career and puppetry. Rogers did make a few sly remarks, however, about fantasy creatures.

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* {{Kayfabe}}: {{Kayfabe}}:
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Averted breaking of the trope when Carroll Spinney and the Children's Television Workshop objected to Rogers' idea to have Spinney remove his Big Bird costume on camera, as a way of Rogers explaining the difference between make-believe and reality. Spinney did agree to appear (as Big Bird) in the "Neighborhood of Make-Believe" segments, and then on the regular show talk about his career and puppetry. Rogers did make a few sly remarks, however, about fantasy creatures.



** ''"Mr. Rogers projected an air of genuine, unwavering, almost saintly pure-hearted decency. But when you look deeper, at the person behind the image ... that's exactly what you find there, too. He's exactly what he appears to be."''

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** ''"Mr.-->"Mr. Rogers projected an air of genuine, unwavering, almost saintly pure-hearted decency. But when you look deeper, at the person behind the image ... that's exactly what you find there, too. He's exactly what he appears to be."''"
29th Mar '17 6:26:29 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* AcceptableBreakFromReality: The Neighborhood of Make-Believe segments. Rogers would give a very clear distinction by saying the show was moving to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe by traveling there with the Trolley. He also mentions frequently that certain things can only happen there.
15th Mar '17 9:25:04 PM nombretomado
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** First, on an episode of MuppetBabies; in one daydream, Fozzie walked into a not-quite replica of Mr. Rogers' house, whilst singing "It's a beautiful day in my neighborhood!" in a way that didn't bear any resemblance to the actual theme song (probably to avoid a lawsuit).

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** First, on an episode of MuppetBabies; ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies''; in one daydream, Fozzie walked into a not-quite replica of Mr. Rogers' house, whilst singing "It's a beautiful day in my neighborhood!" in a way that didn't bear any resemblance to the actual theme song (probably to avoid a lawsuit).
1st Mar '17 11:55:02 AM Jeduthun
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* MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext: The plots of the {{opera}}s tend to border on the surreal. Of course, that's all part of the fun as they're designed to include elements that will be appealing to a child's imagination.
--> "Spoon Mountain Opera, a story told in song, weaves together seat belts, a kitten, spoons and popcorn. Prince Extraordinary and a Park Ranger help Wicked Knife and Fork change his behavior..."
--->-- Website/{{IMDB}} episode summary



%% * SpeciesSurname: Most of the puppets.

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%% * SpeciesSurname: Most of the puppets.puppets-- Henrietta Pussycat, Daniel Tiger, X the Owl, Dr. Bill Platypus, Harriet Elizabeth Cow, Audrey Duck, and others.


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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: In the "Spoon Mountain" opera, when the villain Wicked Knife And Fork is thwarted, he begins to cry and explains that all he ever wanted was for someone to give him a spoon, but [[FreudianExcuse they only ever gave him a knife and fork]] because they [[ThenLetMeBeEvil considered him evil]]. This gives the heroes sympathy for him and they arrange to get him a spoon of his own. [[note]]Yeah, it MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.[[/note]]
12th Feb '17 7:00:13 AM SirSapphire
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* AudienceSurrogate: Mr. Rogers becomes this any time he goes on one of his field trips.


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* AuthorAppeal: The week of episodes about Josephine the Short-Necked Giraffe had Mr. Rogers taking pictures at a wildlife park and taking them to be developed. In real life Fred Rogers was himself an avid photographer and often carried a camera with him so he could take pictures of people he met.
11th Feb '17 7:41:58 PM SirSapphire
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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: A 1987 show about making mistakes has Mister Rogers realize he needs to be at a meeting and briefly hands off hosting duties to Mister Aber.



** In the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygr6HDh0uD4 first episode]], Mister Rogers' house is completely different (with a different non-blinking traffic light), and Rogers himself changes into a button-up shirt as opposed to a zip-up cardigan sweater.

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** In the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygr6HDh0uD4 first episode]], Mister Rogers' house is completely different (with a different non-blinking traffic light), and Rogers himself changes into a button-up shirt sweater as opposed to a zip-up cardigan sweater.
7th Feb '17 7:58:00 PM SirSapphire
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** SilentSnarker: If you pay attention to other characters reaction to those dings and whistles it becomes apparent that Trolley has quite a sharp wit.
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