History YMMV / MisterRogersNeighborhood

26th Apr '18 12:49:19 AM profviral
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** 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.

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** 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. called up Don Dempsey, Executive Vice President in Charge of Marketing. This was mainly due to the fact because he looked ''too'' much like the real him, and he did not want kids to get confused.confused or mislead about the true nature of his work. 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.
6th Apr '18 5:28:57 PM MarioandSmurfs
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** The Frogg family.



** Also, the appearance of the brick-red building (added from 1974-onwards, not counting the prototype version used from 1972-73) that appears in the model neighborhood at the beginning and end of the show, can be a bit unsettling, especially during the end of the credits when it's zoomed in very close. (The zooming was thankfully toned down beginning in 1980, though it still occured in some episodes until 1988.)

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** Also, On a related note, the appearance of the brick-red building (added from 1974-onwards, not counting the prototype version used from 1972-73) that appears in the model neighborhood at the beginning and end of the show, can be a bit unsettling, especially during the end of the credits when it's zoomed in very close. (The zooming was thankfully toned down beginning in 1980, though it still occured occurred in some episodes until 1988.)
2nd Apr '18 9:43:49 PM MrEightThreeOne
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** Famously, Mister Rogers would always announce out loud that he was feeding the fish on the show after a blind girl wrote to him and never knew if he was feeding them or not. This becomes more amusing after Descriptive Video Services became available for the show (he would continue announcing his feeding of the fish even after this fact, though).
31st Mar '18 10:54:30 AM MrEightThreeOne
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** Which song is the better closing song: "Tomorrow" or "It's Such a Good Feeling"? Apparently "Tomorrow" had to be axed from the show for copyright issues (see SuspiciouslySimilarSong below, though it doesn't explain why both were used for a while interchangeably, although filming-order might be the cause there). Yet even several ''seasons'' after Good Feeling became permanent, people in the Twitch marathon chat STILL complained about Tomorrow disappearing. However, it's a fairly light example, since most viewers love both songs anyway and regardless of which one they like more, they're still enjoyable on a similar level especially since both are pretty catchy and make use of "snappy".

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** Which song is the better closing song: "Tomorrow" or "It's Such a Good Feeling"? Apparently "Tomorrow" had to be axed from the show for copyright issues (see SuspiciouslySimilarSong below, though it doesn't explain why both were used for a while interchangeably, although filming-order might be the cause there). Yet even Even several ''seasons'' after Good Feeling became permanent, people in the Twitch marathon chat STILL complained about Tomorrow disappearing. However, it's a fairly light example, since most viewers love both songs anyway and regardless of which one they like more, they're still enjoyable on a similar level especially since both are pretty catchy and make use of "snappy".
28th Mar '18 7:45:19 PM RAMChYLD
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** Why does Fred like TheDanza trope so much? He has said that he likes to address his viewers directly. So it's not far-fetched to believe he invokes this trope because he's not only addressing the other characters, ''but also the actors playing the characters'', directly. This theory is reenforced by a recent interview with François Clemmons- François recalled one time when he asked Fred after the take of one episode if Fred was talking to him, and Fred replied that he was ''always'' talking to him.

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** Why does Fred like TheDanza trope so much? He has said that he likes to address his viewers directly. So it's not far-fetched to believe he invokes this trope because he's not only addressing the other characters, ''but also the actors playing the characters'', directly. This theory is reenforced by a recent interview with François Clemmons- François recalled one time when he asked Fred after the take of one episode if Fred was talking to him, and Fred replied that he was ''always'' talking to him.
28th Mar '18 7:45:07 PM RAMChYLD
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** Why does Fred like TheDanza trope so much? He has said that he likes to address his viewers directly. So it's not far-fetched to believe he invokes this trope because he's not only addressing the other characters, ''but also the actors playing the characters'', directly. This theory is enforced with a recent interview with François Clemmons- when François asked Fred after the take of one episode if Fred was talking to him, and Fred replied that he was ''always'' talking to him.

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** Why does Fred like TheDanza trope so much? He has said that he likes to address his viewers directly. So it's not far-fetched to believe he invokes this trope because he's not only addressing the other characters, ''but also the actors playing the characters'', directly. This theory is enforced with reenforced by a recent interview with François Clemmons- when François recalled one time when he asked Fred after the take of one episode if Fred was talking to him, and Fred replied that he was ''always'' talking to him.
28th Mar '18 7:40:15 PM RAMChYLD
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** Why does Fred like TheDanza trope so much? He has said that he likes to address his viewers directly. So it's not far-fetched to believe he invokes this trope because he's not only addressing the other characters, but the actors playing the characters, directly. This theory is enforced with a recent interview with François Clemmons- when François asked Fred after the take of one episode if Fred was talking to him, and Fred replied that he was ''always'' talking to him.

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** Why does Fred like TheDanza trope so much? He has said that he likes to address his viewers directly. So it's not far-fetched to believe he invokes this trope because he's not only addressing the other characters, but ''but also the actors playing the characters, characters'', directly. This theory is enforced with a recent interview with François Clemmons- when François asked Fred after the take of one episode if Fred was talking to him, and Fred replied that he was ''always'' talking to him.
28th Mar '18 7:39:25 PM RAMChYLD
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** Why does Fred like TheDanza trope so much? He has said that he likes to address his viewers directly. So it's not far-fetched to believe he invokes this trope because he's not only addressing the other characters, but the actors playing the characters, directly. This theory is enforced with a recent interview with François Clemmons- when François asked Fred after the take of one episode if Fred was talking to him, and Fred replied that he was ''always'' talking to him.
27th Mar '18 10:37:13 AM RAMChYLD
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* {{Mondegreen}}: The sponsorship announcement at the end of each episode mentions the Sears-Roebuck Foundation as it's primary sponsor. Since the second Twitch stream, several viewers have noted how it sounds like the Sears-''Robot'' Foundation instead, leading chat to spam robot emoticons when the foundation is mentioned.

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* {{Mondegreen}}: The sponsorship announcement at the end of each episode mentions the Sears-Roebuck Foundation as it's primary sponsor. Since the second Twitch stream, Mister Rogers' 90th Birthday Marathon, several viewers have noted how it sounds like the Sears-''Robot'' Foundation instead, leading chat to spam robot emoticons when the foundation is mentioned.
27th Mar '18 10:35:16 AM RAMChYLD
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* {{Mondegreen}}: The sponsorship announcement at the end of each episode mentions the Sears-Roebuck Foundation as it's primary sponsor. Since the second Twitch stream, several viewers have noted how it sounds like the Sears-''Robot'' Foundation instead, leading chat to spam robot emoticons when the foundation is mentioned.
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