History Trivia / MisterRogersNeighborhood

22nd Jul '16 3:06:20 AM CJO123
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* AscendedFanboy: John Boswell, creator of ''SymphonyOfScience'', is a huge fan of Mr. Rodgers, something PBS undoubtably took into consideration when they commissioned him to compose "Garden Of Your Mind."

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* AscendedFanboy: John Boswell, creator of ''SymphonyOfScience'', is a huge fan of Mr. Rodgers, Rogers, something PBS undoubtably undoubtedly took into consideration when they commissioned him to compose "Garden Of Your Mind."



* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Completely and utterly averted. Despite whatever fake stories flitter around the internet and other presenters of children's shows, Mr Rogers took pride in being every bit as warm and friendly in real life as he was on television.
* NoExportForYou: Oddly enough, despite being wildly popular in his native U.S., it was never broadcasted outside the States.

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* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Completely and utterly averted. Despite whatever fake stories flitter around the internet and other presenters of children's shows, Mr Mr. Rogers took pride in being every bit as warm and friendly in real life as he was on television.
* NoExportForYou: Oddly enough, despite being wildly popular in his native U.S., it the show was never broadcasted broadcast outside the States.of America.
29th May '16 11:55:47 PM BNSF1995
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* MissingEpisode: "Conflict", aired in 1983, concerned the Land of Make-Believe going into a panic after King Friday becomes convinced that Corny the Beaver is building a nuclear arsenal. At the time, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped this was a very relevant plot]]; after all, it was UsefulNotes/TheEighties, one of the most tense periods of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. It was pulled from syndication in 1996, partially due to controversy and partially due to [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp not being quite as current anymore]].

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* MissingEpisode: "Conflict", aired in 1983, concerned the Land of Make-Believe going into a panic after King Friday becomes convinced that Corny the Beaver is building a nuclear arsenal. At the time, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped this was a very relevant plot]]; plot]], and indeed, was made in response to the ABC television film ''Film/TheDayAfter'', which depicts life before and after nuclear war in a brutal, realistic way; after all, it was UsefulNotes/TheEighties, one of the most tense periods of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. It was pulled from syndication in 1996, partially due to controversy and partially due to [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp not being quite as current anymore]].
29th May '16 10:05:43 AM luisedgarf
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* NoExportForYou: Oddly enough, despite being wildly popular in his native U.S., it was never broadcasted outside the States.
19th May '16 3:30:02 PM Ezclee4050
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* HeAlsoDid: Creator/MichaelKeaton and [[Film/LivingDeadSeries George A. Romero]] both had behind-the-scenes jobs on the show early in their careers.
28th Apr '16 8:05:53 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Creator/KeithDavid was part of the Kingdom of Make Believe. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_David#Film_and_television_acting No, really]].
** [[Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy Bill Nye]]'s television debut was actually on this show before he got his own.
** Back in the 70s, a young Creator/MichaelKeaton was a production assistant and even appeared on the show. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1La-XnijcI Yes, really]].
2nd Mar '16 11:57:57 AM VenomLancerHae
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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: [[GenreSavvy Heeded this aphorism]], both to make his show more intimate, and because kids and animals are notoriously unreliable.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: When ''Sesame Street'''s Big Bird appeared on the show, Rogers' original script called for his performer, Caroll Spinney, to remove his costume and discuss the inner-workings of the Big Bird puppet. Spinney objected, however, because he didn't believe in ruining the [[{{kayfabe}} illusion]] of Big Bird for the children, having been advised not to by Creator/JimHenson. [[CharacterAsHimself Big Bird ended up appearing as himself]] in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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When ''Sesame Street'''s Big Bird appeared on the show, Rogers' original script called for his performer, Caroll Spinney, to remove his costume and discuss the inner-workings of the Big Bird puppet. Spinney objected, however, because he didn't believe in ruining the [[{{kayfabe}} illusion]] of Big Bird for the children, having been advised not to by Creator/JimHenson. [[CharacterAsHimself Big Bird ended up appearing as himself]] in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
28th Dec '15 8:26:47 PM Jeduthun
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* PromotedFanboy: When he mentioned that one of the few TV shows he enjoyed watching was ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'', the producers arranged for him to be a GuestStar. He played the role of "Reverend Thomas" in his only TV appearance as a fictional human character.
16th Dec '15 11:37:37 AM intastiel
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* [[BeamMeUpScotty Beam Me Up Scotty]]/[[CommonKnowledge Common Knowledge]]:
** Despite rumors, he was never a sniper, nor was he ever in the military, nor did he wear the sweaters to cover up his tattoos. Nobody is quite sure just where the rumors started.
** For some reason, Mister Rogers is famous for saying, "Can you say ____?" The line appears in several parodies but he literally never said it on the show, and in fact thought the phrase would be an insult to the intelligence of even his very young audience.
*** He ''did'' ask his viewers "Can you _____ now?" at least once, though.

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* [[BeamMeUpScotty Beam Me Up Scotty]]/[[CommonKnowledge Common Knowledge]]:
** Despite rumors, he was never a sniper, nor was he ever in the military, nor did he wear the sweaters to cover up his tattoos. Nobody is quite sure just where the rumors started.
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BeamMeUpScotty: For some reason, Mister Rogers is famous for saying, "Can you say ____?" The line appears in several parodies but he literally never said it on the show, and in fact thought the phrase would be an insult to the intelligence of even his very young audience.
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audience. He ''did'' ask his viewers "Can you _____ now?" at least once, though.though.
* CommonKnowledge: Despite rumors, he was never a sniper, nor was he ever in the military, nor did he wear the sweaters to cover up his tattoos. Nobody is quite sure just where the rumors started.



* HeyItsThatGuy: Creator/KeithDavid was part of the Kingdom of Make Believe. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_David#Film_and_television_acting No, really]].
** Also, [[Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy Bill Nye]], whose television debut was actually on this show before he got his own.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: HeyItsThatGuy:
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Creator/KeithDavid was part of the Kingdom of Make Believe. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_David#Film_and_television_acting No, really]].
** Also, [[Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy Bill Nye]], whose Nye]]'s television debut was actually on this show before he got his own.
7th Oct '15 5:03:53 PM BaffleBlend
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* MissingEpisode: "Conflict", aired in 1983, concerned the Land of Make-Believe going into a panic after King Friday becomes convinced that Corny the Beaver is building a nuclear arsenal. At the time, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped this was a very relevant plot]]; after all, it was UsefulNotes/TheEighties, one of the most tense periods of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. It was pulled from syndication in 1996, partially due to controversy and partially due to [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp not being quite as current anymore]].
3rd Sep '15 2:13:38 PM LtFedora
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** Back in the 70s, a young Creator/MichaelKeaton was a production assistant and even appeared on the show. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1La-XnijcI Yes, really]].
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