History Trivia / MisterRogersNeighborhood

8th Apr '18 4:37:32 PM WilliamRadarStorm
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* HeAlsoDid: Creator/MichaelKeaton and Creator/GeorgeARomero both had behind-the-scenes jobs on the show early in their careers.

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Creator/MichaelKeaton and Creator/GeorgeARomero both had behind-the-scenes jobs on the show early in their careers.careers.
** Rogers himself had ''one'' acting role that wasn't AsHimself: Reverend Thomas in Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman.
4th Apr '18 3:57:15 PM MrEightThreeOne
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* TheResolutionWillNotBeIdentified: The last episode was treated like any other, with the understanding that the show would live on in reruns. Mr. Rogers did show some pictures of his neighbors, and he shook hands with Mr. [=McFeely=].
* SeriesHiatus: The show went on a three-year production hiatus starting from 1976 and lasting through to 1979. During this period, only repeats were shown of the series proper, but two holiday specials (a Christmas special and a springtime special) were made and aired on PBS.

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The last episode was treated like any other, with the understanding that the show would live on in reruns. Mr. Rogers did show some pictures of his neighbors, and he shook hands with Mr. [=McFeely=].
** Averted, however, with the end of the show's first run. The single week of episodes produced in 1976, though not a GrandFinale by any stretch, still spent a lot of time paying tribute to past episodes and stated numerous times that the older episodes would be reran starting with the following week. This included spending time in the garage showing tapes of and props from past episodes.
* SeriesHiatus: The show went on a three-year production hiatus starting from 1976 and lasting through to 1979.1979 before the show was UnCancelled. During this period, only repeats were shown of the series proper, but two holiday specials (a Christmas special and a springtime special) were made and aired on PBS.


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* UnCancelled: The series was initially set to end production in 1976, but later got another renewal in 1979 with somewhat of a ReTool.
27th Mar '18 10:15:51 AM MarioandSmurfs
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** Sadly, this status holds true for the lesser-known runs from CBC, WTAE, and EEN [[note]]Rogers' first foray into TV was on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, under the title ''Misterogers''. It ran for almost three years, but ultimately Rogers decided to return to the states where the show had another run on local commercial station WTAE in Pittsburgh. After this ended, another version got a semi-national run on the long-forgotten Eastern Educational Network, a forerunner of American Public Television. This show broadcasted in several markets, such as Pittsburgh, Miami, and San Francisco. After Sears-Roebuck agreed to fund the show enough for a national broadcast, the show we know and love made its debut and the rest is history[[/note]]. Thus far no recordings have been known to circulate in any fashion, and only a single episode from the EEN run has ever been documented on the Neighborhood Archive. While the plot summaries of all of them are known, the episodes themselves almost remain a mystery. A few episodes from the 1961-1967 era, however, can currently be viewed at the Paley Center for Media in New York and Los Angeles.

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** Sadly, this status holds true for the lesser-known runs from CBC, WTAE, and EEN [[note]]Rogers' first foray into TV was on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, under the title ''Misterogers''. It ran for almost three years, but ultimately Rogers decided to return to the states where the show had another run on local commercial station WTAE in Pittsburgh. After this ended, another version got a semi-national run on the long-forgotten Eastern Educational Network, a forerunner of American Public Television. This show broadcasted in several markets, such as Pittsburgh, Miami, and San Francisco. After Sears-Roebuck agreed to fund the show enough for a national broadcast, the show we know and love made its debut and the rest is history[[/note]]. Thus far no recordings have been known to circulate in any fashion, and only a single episode from the EEN run has ever been documented on the Neighborhood Archive. While the plot summaries of all of them are known, the episodes themselves almost remain a mystery. A few However, four episodes from the 1961-1967 era, however, CBC run can currently be viewed at the Paley Center for Media in New York and Los Angeles.
27th Mar '18 10:09:24 AM MarioandSmurfs
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** Sadly, this status holds true for the lesser-known runs from CBC, WTAE, and EEN [[note]]Rogers' first foray into TV was on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, under the title ''Misterogers''. It ran for almost three years, but ultimately Rogers decided to return to the states where the show had another run on local commercial station WTAE in Pittsburgh. After this ended, another version got a semi-national run on the long-forgotten Eastern Educational Network, a forerunner of American Public Television. This show broadcasted in several markets, such as Pittsburgh, Miami, and San Francisco. After Sears-Roebuck agreed to fund the show enough for a national broadcast, the show we know and love made its debut and the rest is history[[/note]]. Thus far no recordings have been known to circulate in any fashion, and only a single episode from the EEN run has ever been documented on the Neighborhood Archive. While the plot summaries of all of them are known, the episodes themselves almost remain a mystery.

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** Sadly, this status holds true for the lesser-known runs from CBC, WTAE, and EEN [[note]]Rogers' first foray into TV was on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, under the title ''Misterogers''. It ran for almost three years, but ultimately Rogers decided to return to the states where the show had another run on local commercial station WTAE in Pittsburgh. After this ended, another version got a semi-national run on the long-forgotten Eastern Educational Network, a forerunner of American Public Television. This show broadcasted in several markets, such as Pittsburgh, Miami, and San Francisco. After Sears-Roebuck agreed to fund the show enough for a national broadcast, the show we know and love made its debut and the rest is history[[/note]]. Thus far no recordings have been known to circulate in any fashion, and only a single episode from the EEN run has ever been documented on the Neighborhood Archive. While the plot summaries of all of them are known, the episodes themselves almost remain a mystery. A few episodes from the 1961-1967 era, however, can currently be viewed at the Paley Center for Media in New York and Los Angeles.
26th Mar '18 10:13:38 PM MrEightThreeOne
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** Sadly, this status holds true for the lesser-known runs from CBC, WTAE, and EEN [[note]]Rogers' first foray into TV was on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, under the title ''Misterogers''. It ran for almost three years, but ultimately Rogers decided to return to the states where the show had another run on local commercial station WTAE in Pittsburgh. After this ended, another version got a semi-national run on the long-forgotten Eastern Educational Network, a forerunner of American Public Television. This show broadcasted in several markets, such as Pittsburgh, Miami, and San Francisco. After Sears-Roebuck agreed to fund the show enough for a national broadcast, the show we know and love made its debut and the rest is history[[/note]]. Thus far no recordings have been known to circulate in any fashion, and only a single episode from the EEN run has ever been documented on the Neighborhood Archive. While the plot summaries of all of them are known, the episodes themselves almost remain a mystery.
24th Mar '18 5:45:51 PM MrEightThreeOne
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Surprisingly not quite as prevalent as one would think, even though the show ran for a bit more than thirty years. One easy to spot case, however, is that Picture Picture for all of the show's first run used actual film to show films. Beginning with the second run, however, he used VHS tapes to show them; had the show run any longer, there is no doubt he likely would have been using [=DVDs=] in due time.

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Surprisingly not quite as prevalent as one would think, even though the show ran for a bit more than thirty years. One easy to spot case, however, is that Picture Picture for all of the show's first run used actual film to show films. Beginning with the second run, however, he used VHS tapes to show them; had the show run any longer, there is no doubt he likely would have been using [=DVDs=] in due time.time.
** In the episode where Mister Rogers goes out and buys a TV set, one thing that immediately dates the episode (aside from the aesthetic of the TVs quite clearly coming from the 70s): "Can this TV do color?"
21st Mar '18 8:55:08 PM MrEightThreeOne
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** Also according to her, one of the ideas proposed before the show ended was PassingTheTorch to Chuck Aber as a potential new show host (which may in part explain his ADayInTheLimelight moment somewhat late in the show's run) in a spinoff to keep the show's legacy alive. For some reason though, this idea never came to see the light of day.
21st Mar '18 1:24:33 AM superslinger2007
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** For the 2018 rebroadcasts, episodes were fitted with borders, in order to account for Creator/{{PBS}}'s aspect ratio having changed since the show went off the air.

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** For the 2018 rebroadcasts, episodes were fitted with borders, in order to account for Creator/{{PBS}}'s aspect ratio having changed since the show went off the air. Some stations, though, crop the image for broadcast by zooming in.
17th Mar '18 8:38:10 PM Drcynic24
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** A bit of a sideways one, Fred Rogers' middle name was [=McFeely=].
11th Mar '18 5:01:34 PM mimitchi33
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* EditedForSyndication: When the episodes from the first run (1968-1976) were rerun after their initial air dates, a new stinger was added to the end of each of them signifying what episode code number they were and thanking any new sponsors that were originally not around during their first airings. Many of the episodes have also gone through several {{Vanity Plate}}s throughout their run; for example, early color episodes originally had the NET vanity plate, but they now have the 1970 PBS logo. Likewise, almost all the episodes from the early 70s to 1979 still have the 1989 PBS logo from past reruns, and most of the episodes from 1979 onward having the 1999 PBS Kids logos, except a few episodes which have the 1993 and 1996 PBS Kids idents.
* For the 2018 rebroadcasts, episodes were fitted with borders, in order to account for Creator/{{PBS}}'s aspect ratio having changed since the show went off the air.

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* EditedForSyndication: When the episodes from the first run (1968-1976) were rerun after their initial air dates, a new stinger was added to the end of each of them signifying what episode code number they were and thanking any new sponsors that were originally not around during their first airings. Many of the episodes have also gone through several {{Vanity Plate}}s throughout their run; for example, early color episodes originally had the NET vanity plate, but they now have the 1970 PBS logo.logo[[note]] except for when Episode 1101 reran on PBS in 2018, when it had no logo at all at the end and just cut to some promos[[/note]]. Likewise, almost all the episodes from the early 70s to 1979 still have the 1989 PBS logo from past reruns, and most of the episodes from 1979 onward having the 1999 PBS Kids logos, except a few episodes which have the 1993 and 1996 PBS Kids idents.
* ** For the 2018 rebroadcasts, episodes were fitted with borders, in order to account for Creator/{{PBS}}'s aspect ratio having changed since the show went off the air.
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