History YMMV / MisterRogersNeighborhood

15th Jul '16 6:24:02 AM VoiceInTheWasteland
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** The Internet is a very raunchy place, but [[BerserkButton try to make fun of this man]] and the HiveMind will ''eat you alive.''

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** The Internet is a very raunchy place, but [[BerserkButton try to make fun of this man]] and the HiveMind will ''eat you alive.'''' Insulting Mr. Rogers will get you insta-banned on 4chan. [[WretchedHive 4CHAN.]]
14th Jun '16 12:25:39 PM Hawaii_Knut
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*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXEuEUQIP3Q A specific example]] of Memetic BadassPacifist was when he spent six minutes talking down congress from cutting PBS funding with 10 mill. dollars. It resulted with them increasing the same amount instead, as if he rolled 20 for diplomacy check.
15th May '16 10:27:45 AM ZarbiNerada
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** There is also a genuine [[http://www.speedeedelivery.com/ Spee-Dee Delivery]] company, though it only operates in the north-central US.
11th Mar '16 3:43:23 PM Jeduthun
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* LessDisturbingInContext: The infamous picture that appears to show Mr. Rogers FlippingTheBird at the camera. While the picture itself is indeed real, the context makes it quite innocent, as it simply appears in the middle of a familiar children's finger-play that involves raising your fingers one at a time ("Where is tall-man?). Of course, some viewers speculate from his knowing grin at that moment that he knew perfectly well what the gesture would have meant out of context.



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SweetDreamsFuel: If you are in a bad mood, just watch any episode at all of this show and feel the blues melt right away.
7th Mar '16 9:27:36 PM jboone93
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* SacredCow:
** The Internet is a very raunchy place, but [[BerserkButton try to make fun of this man]] and the HiveMind will ''eat you alive.''
** Fred Rogers liked Eddie Murphy's parody of his own show, "Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood." To be fair, it was an AffectionateParody, not deliberate and malicious mockery. Apparently, Eddie Murphy caught up with Mr. Rogers and told him, "You understand, we only do it because we love you."
** Johnny Carson also did a parody sketch where Mr. Rogers explained where babies come from, but it was also an AffectionateParody and unlikely any kids were up late enough to watch it.
** On the other hand, in the late eighties when Burger King made an ad with a fake Mister Rogers explaining why BK burgers were better than [=McDonald's=] burgers, Fred Rogers said "You will stop that immediately!"... and they did. This was mainly because he looked ''too'' much like the real him, and did not want kids to get confused. By comparison, obviously no kid is going to confuse Murphy for Rogers, and Murphy's sketch was broadcast safely out of the way of any typical child's viewing time.
** An infamous opening gag in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' featured Stewie terrorizing the Town of Happy and trying to kill Mister Rogers; even series creator SethMacFarlane thought it wasn't funny. Even so, Stewie's rampage turns out to be a DreamWithinADream, and it's Mister Rogers who gets [[MemeticBadass the last laugh]].
** Don't even think about repeating the UrbanLegend that the name "Mr. [=McFeely=]" is a [[HehHehYouSaidX coded innuendo]]. There's a special level of tastelessness for sick jokes about [[UnacceptableTarget Mr. Rogers' mother's maiden name]].
** Even when ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' parodied Mr. Rogers, they were ''quite'' cautious to avoid anything ''too'' out of character. Some people don't find the skit very funny, while some find it ActuallyPrettyFunny
** However, everyone is welcome to scratch their heads at [[http://www.examiner.com/article/pittsburgh-area-attractions-fred-rogers-statue his statue on the North Shore]] in UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, where many have said he looks more like a mud-golem....
** One reason why the Westboro Baptist Church is considered to be such an [[AcceptableTargets acceptable target]] by the internet is because they are willing to attack Mister Rogers--see below.
** There's also the story about a pair of guys who stole his car, and when they realized who it belonged to they immediately returned it and left an apology note.
** Fox News got a rather large chunk bitten out of it when one of their pieces suggested that Mister Rogers and his message was somehow a bad influence on children because he instilled concepts like self worth beyond material possessions and encouraged deeper thought and curiosity rather than blind obedience to more capitalistic pursuits. To say that people's response to this broadcast was overwhelmingly negative and critical of Fox is like saying that the sun is sort of warm.


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* SacredCow:
** The Internet is a very raunchy place, but [[BerserkButton try to make fun of this man]] and the HiveMind will ''eat you alive.''
** Fred Rogers liked Eddie Murphy's parody of his own show, "Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood." To be fair, it was an AffectionateParody, not deliberate and malicious mockery. Apparently, Eddie Murphy caught up with Mr. Rogers and told him, "You understand, we only do it because we love you."
** Johnny Carson also did a parody sketch where Mr. Rogers explained where babies come from, but it was also an AffectionateParody and unlikely any kids were up late enough to watch it.
** On the other hand, in the late eighties when Burger King made an ad with a fake Mister Rogers explaining why BK burgers were better than [=McDonald's=] burgers, Fred Rogers said "You will stop that immediately!"... and they did. This was mainly because he looked ''too'' much like the real him, and did not want kids to get confused. By comparison, obviously no kid is going to confuse Murphy for Rogers, and Murphy's sketch was broadcast safely out of the way of any typical child's viewing time.
** An infamous opening gag in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' featured Stewie terrorizing the Town of Happy and trying to kill Mister Rogers; even series creator SethMacFarlane thought it wasn't funny. Even so, Stewie's rampage turns out to be a DreamWithinADream, and it's Mister Rogers who gets [[MemeticBadass the last laugh]].
** Don't even think about repeating the UrbanLegend that the name "Mr. [=McFeely=]" is a [[HehHehYouSaidX coded innuendo]]. There's a special level of tastelessness for sick jokes about [[UnacceptableTarget Mr. Rogers' mother's maiden name]].
** Even when ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' parodied Mr. Rogers, they were ''quite'' cautious to avoid anything ''too'' out of character. Some people don't find the skit very funny, while some find it ActuallyPrettyFunny
** However, everyone is welcome to scratch their heads at [[http://www.examiner.com/article/pittsburgh-area-attractions-fred-rogers-statue his statue on the North Shore]] in UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, where many have said he looks more like a mud-golem....
** One reason why the Westboro Baptist Church is considered to be such an [[AcceptableTargets acceptable target]] by the internet is because they are willing to attack Mister Rogers--see below.
** There's also the story about a pair of guys who stole his car, and when they realized who it belonged to they immediately returned it and left an apology note.
** Fox News got a rather large chunk bitten out of it when one of their pieces suggested that Mister Rogers and his message was somehow a bad influence on children because he instilled concepts like self worth beyond material possessions and encouraged deeper thought and curiosity rather than blind obedience to more capitalistic pursuits. To say that people's response to this broadcast was overwhelmingly negative and critical of Fox is like saying that the sun is sort of warm.
2nd Mar '16 12:01:08 PM VenomLancerHae
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* EarWorm: Just ''try'' to get the theme song out of your head after reading this page...

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Just ''try'' to get the theme song out of your head after reading this page...



* FridgeBrilliance: Many episodes open with a shot of a flashing yellow traffic light that was in Mr Rogers' house before panning over to the door where he entered. A yellow light (generally) means "slow down" which is exactly what he did with the pacing of his show, especially compared to others at the time.
** On some episodes, Instead, We see the porch and Fred Rogers walking into the house.

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* FridgeBrilliance: FridgeBrilliance:
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Many episodes open with a shot of a flashing yellow traffic light that was in Mr Rogers' house before panning over to the door where he entered. A yellow light (generally) means "slow down" which is exactly what he did with the pacing of his show, especially compared to others at the time.
** On some episodes, Instead, We instead, we see the porch and Fred Rogers walking into the house.



* NightmareFuel: [[NietzscheWannabe Propel, propel, propel your craft, gently down liquid solution, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, existence is but an illusion.]]

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[[NietzscheWannabe Propel, propel, propel your craft, gently down liquid solution, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, existence is but an illusion.]]



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* SacredCow / UnacceptableTargets: The Internet is a very raunchy place, but [[BerserkButton try to make fun of this man]] and the HiveMind will ''eat you alive.''

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The Internet is a very raunchy place, but [[BerserkButton try to make fun of this man]] and the HiveMind will ''eat you alive.''



* EveryoneIsSatanInHell: Even [[http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/08/60minutes/main3475200_page2.shtml mainstream news]] cites him as "corrupting" youth into things like [[ValuesDissonance not becoming corporate yes-men dedicated heart and soul to a company]] when they graduate from college.

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Even [[http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/08/60minutes/main3475200_page2.shtml mainstream news]] cites him as "corrupting" youth into things like [[ValuesDissonance not becoming corporate yes-men dedicated heart and soul to a company]] when they graduate from college.



* MemeticBadass: Go to the [=DnD=] wiki -- [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Mr._Rogers_(3.5e_Deity) he's a minor god.]]

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Go to the [=DnD=] wiki -- [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Mr._Rogers_(3.5e_Deity) he's a minor god.]]
18th Jan '16 7:04:35 PM Karxrida
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* MemeticBadass: Go to the {{Pantheon}} and look up Theater Overdeities. Then scroll down to his entry. Or better yet, go to the [=DnD=] wiki -- [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Mr._Rogers_(3.5e_Deity) he's a minor god.]]

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* MemeticBadass: Go to the {{Pantheon}} and look up Theater Overdeities. Then scroll down to his entry. Or better yet, go to the [=DnD=] wiki -- [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Mr._Rogers_(3.5e_Deity) he's a minor god.]]
7th Dec '15 6:38:28 AM Scorpion451
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* EveryoneIsSatanInHell: Even [[http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/08/60minutes/main3475200_page2.shtml mainstream news]] falsely cites him as corrupting youth into things like [[FelonyMisdemeanor not being corporate yes-men]] when they graduate from college.

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* EveryoneIsSatanInHell: Even [[http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/08/60minutes/main3475200_page2.shtml mainstream news]] falsely cites him as corrupting "corrupting" youth into things like [[FelonyMisdemeanor [[ValuesDissonance not being becoming corporate yes-men]] yes-men dedicated heart and soul to a company]] when they graduate from college.



** It's not just badassery, either. Mr. Rogers can talk anyone into a reasonable exploration of their feelings, and according to at least one thread on Website/FourChan, that includes [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} the Chaos Gods, the Imperium of Man, the Necrons, the Tau, the Orks]]...

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** It's not just any old badassery, either.either. He's a memetic ''BadassPacifist''. Mr. Rogers can talk anyone into a reasonable exploration of their feelings, and according to at least one thread on Website/FourChan, that includes [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} the Chaos Gods, the Imperium of Man, the Necrons, the Tau, the Orks]]...
17th Nov '15 9:13:20 AM freefall4242
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* MemeticBadass: Go to the {{Pantheon}} and choose Main House. Then scroll down to his entry. Or better yet, go to the [=DnD=] wiki -- [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Mr._Rogers_(3.5e_Deity) he's a minor god.]]

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* MemeticBadass: Go to the {{Pantheon}} and choose Main House.look up Theater Overdeities. Then scroll down to his entry. Or better yet, go to the [=DnD=] wiki -- [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Mr._Rogers_(3.5e_Deity) he's a minor god.]]
14th Nov '15 4:33:27 PM nombretomado
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** Even when ''RobotChicken'' parodied Mr. Rogers, they were ''quite'' cautious to avoid anything ''too'' out of character. Some people don't find the skit very funny, while some find it ActuallyPrettyFunny

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** Even when ''RobotChicken'' ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' parodied Mr. Rogers, they were ''quite'' cautious to avoid anything ''too'' out of character. Some people don't find the skit very funny, while some find it ActuallyPrettyFunny
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