History Series / MisterRogersNeighborhood

9th Jul '17 3:37:21 PM nombretomado
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** Music director Johnny Costa did serve in the military during WorldWarII. That's the extent of the military careers of anyone connected with the show.

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** Music director Johnny Costa did serve in the military during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. That's the extent of the military careers of anyone connected with the show.
18th Jun '17 8:44:45 PM Jeduthun
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** Mr. Rogers' own berserk button was engaged when [[TheKlan the KKK]] recorded some messages that parodied his voice to [[http://www.nytimes.com/1990/10/12/us/klan-is-told-to-stop-imitating-mister-rogers-on-the-phone.html circulate racist and homophobic messages]] among elementary school children. While Mr. Rogers was usually easygoing about parodies of his style (as with the Eddie Murphy example above), he took this one straight to ''federal court'' and sued the heck out of them for copyright infringement.

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** Mr. Rogers' own berserk button was engaged in 1990 when [[TheKlan the KKK]] recorded some messages that parodied impersonated his voice to [[http://www.nytimes.com/1990/10/12/us/klan-is-told-to-stop-imitating-mister-rogers-on-the-phone.html circulate racist and homophobic messages]] among elementary school children. While Mr. Rogers was usually easygoing about parodies of his style (as with the Eddie Murphy example above), he took this one straight to ''federal court'' and sued the heck out of them for copyright infringement. It took no more than one day for the judge to issue a restraining order against the Klan. ([[https://me.me/i/tvg-when-do-you-get-angry-where-does-mr-rogers-13886753 Said Rogers]], "I am hardly a suing person, and yet that just got my goat.")
18th Jun '17 8:36:57 PM Jeduthun
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** Mr. Rogers' own berserk button was engaged when [[TheKlan the KKK]] recorded some messages that parodied his voice to [[http://www.nytimes.com/1990/10/12/us/klan-is-told-to-stop-imitating-mister-rogers-on-the-phone.html circulate racist and homophobic messages]] among elementary school children. While Mr. Rogers was usually easygoing about parodies of his style (as with the Eddie Murphy example above), he took this one straight to ''federal court'' and sued the heck out of them for copyright infringement.
18th Jun '17 7:58:55 AM RAMChYLD
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** The military rumors may have started when fellow soft-spoken PBS star [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]] was confused for Mr. Rogers. Ross actually ''was'' in the Air Force, as a DrillSergeantNasty, no less! Additionally, the appearance of the militaristic-sounding ''Chicken Fat'' song (which Coach Saunders lip-synced to) in Episode 22, an early black-and-white episode of the show, could've also played a part in creating the confusion.

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** The military rumors may have started when fellow soft-spoken PBS star [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]] was confused for Mr. Rogers. Ross actually ''was'' in the Air Force, as a DrillSergeantNasty, no less! Additionally, the appearance of the militaristic-sounding ''Chicken Fat'' song (which Coach Saunders lip-synced to) in Episode 22, an early black-and-white episode of the show, show which last repeated in ''1970'', could've also played a part in creating the confusion.
17th Jun '17 10:05:51 PM legoking831
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* ReplacedTheThemeTune: Well, not the opening theme, but the closing song was changed from "Tomorrow" to "It's Such a Good Feeling" in the early 70s due to copyright issues (see SuspiciouslySimilarSong on the YMMV tab).
17th Jun '17 9:38:46 AM RAMChYLD
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** The military rumors may have started when fellow soft-spoken PBS star [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]] was confused for Mr. Rogers. Ross actually ''was'' in the Air Force, as a DrillSergeantNasty, no less!

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** The military rumors may have started when fellow soft-spoken PBS star [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]] was confused for Mr. Rogers. Ross actually ''was'' in the Air Force, as a DrillSergeantNasty, no less!less! Additionally, the appearance of the militaristic-sounding ''Chicken Fat'' song (which Coach Saunders lip-synced to) in Episode 22, an early black-and-white episode of the show, could've also played a part in creating the confusion.
17th Jun '17 9:24:48 AM RAMChYLD
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** Up until Season 3, the Land of Make-Believe was always treated as if it was real and the human characters traveled between it (though Mr. Rogers himself never enters). Lady Aberlin appears in Mr. Rogers house on several occasions. Starting with the third season, trips to the Land of Make-Believe were explicitly prefaced with "Let's pretend..." and this was reinforced after the return. This lead to the introduction of many more humans in the Neighborhood that had previously only been depicted as characters in Make-Believe. For example, Betty Aberlin and Lady Aberlin became two different characters and Bob Trow was introduced as a neighborhood artist even though his character Robert Troll appeared in Make-Believe near the end of the first season. However, none of the previous continuity of the storylines in Make-Believe were discarded.

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** Up until Season 3, the Land of Make-Believe was always treated as if it was real and the human characters traveled between it (though Mr. Rogers himself never enters). Lady Aberlin appears in Mr. Rogers house on several occasions. Starting with the third season, trips to the Land of Make-Believe were explicitly prefaced with "Let's pretend..." and this was reinforced after the return. This lead to the introduction of many more humans in the Neighborhood that had previously only been depicted as characters in Make-Believe. For example, Betty Aberlin and Lady Aberlin became two different characters and Bob Trow was introduced as a neighborhood artist even though his character Robert Troll appeared in Make-Believe near the end of the first season. However, none of the previous continuity of the storylines in Make-Believe were discarded. In the last week of the 1976 broadcast, the episodes attempt to {{retcon}} this as the neighbors playing make-believe along with Mr. Rogers.
13th Jun '17 9:29:23 PM legoking831
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* ListSong: "Everything Grows Together" is a cumulative form of this (where one verse starts off with one thing, then the next verse adds another thing on top of it).
13th Jun '17 8:11:03 PM RAMChYLD
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In 2017, Website/{{Twitch}} was given the rights to do a marathon stream of the show. From May 15 to June 3, the stream showed every NET/PBS episode except the ''"Conflict"'' week arc. This was also the first time the show was legally available to those outside the US, as the stream is not region-locked.

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In 2017, Website/{{Twitch}} was given the rights to do a marathon stream of the show. From May 15 to June 3, the stream showed every NET/PBS episode except the ''"Conflict"'' week arc.arc (although certain early episodes were also skipped over). This was also the first time the show was legally available to those outside the US, as the stream is not region-locked.
7th Jun '17 7:48:27 AM Rebochan
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** Starting in episode 1631, Mr. McFeely ''always'' sings the "Speedy Delivery Song" during his appearances.

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** Starting in episode 1631, Mr. McFeely [=McFeely=] ''always'' sings the "Speedy Delivery Song" during his appearances.
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