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Episodes / Re: Edited episodes
« Last post by mitsguy2001 on Today at 02:13:09 AM »
Someone recently posted a batch of 1970 episodes including the entire 1066-1070 week and all those episodes do indeed have a jump in the closing up to the NET building.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QAtWXRubocE

Does anybody have any idea why these episodes have that jump?  Is it just 1066-1070 that has the jump?  Maybe they had to remove something from the end credits for some reason.
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Episodes / Re: Edited episodes
« Last post by rogersfan1 on April 22, 2017, 10:07:22 AM »
Someone recently posted a batch of 1970 episodes including the entire 1066-1070 week and all those episodes do indeed have a jump in the closing up to the NET building.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QAtWXRubocE
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Episodes / Re: Edited episodes
« Last post by mitsguy2001 on April 01, 2017, 08:19:35 PM »
That's really interesting.  Did you notice those edits from your own copy of the episodes, or from Tim's screenshots?

Was the closing of the 1969 episodes also edited the way that you described?  Or was it just the first 2 weeks of the 1970 season (1066-1075)?  I really wonder what was changed.  Was there any obvious difference between edited vs unedited endings?

As for 1101: I also really wonder what was changed there.  If the wall was still yellow it was probably the 1971-73 version that lacked the wainscoting, but obviously before the walls were painted blue.  Just out of curiosity, is your 1101 from when it aired on TV, or is it from a VHS or DVD release?  I seem to remember hearing that there were 2 VHS versions, one of which lacked the NOM segment.  Maybe the edits were related to that?

Somebody needs to ask somebody at FCI about these edits.

I didn't see it in this thread, but another episode we think may have been edited was Episode 37.  The University of Pittsburgh database says that Mr. McFeely smokes in this episode.  But Tim said that in his copy of 37, he did not smoke, and that FCI denies that Mr. McFeely ever smoked.  But the black and white episodes did not air for long; we think that they last aired in the summer of 1970, and I doubt that attitudes toward smoking in 1970 were that much different than 1968.  So I'm guessing that the episode was not edited.

Another possible edit: we've already discussed the edits in 1696.  But I've also heard that when that episode aired the Monday after Fred passed away in 2003, the opening and closing were edited to add a tribute to Fred.  Did anything have to be removed from the episode to fit it in its timeslot with the tribute added?

A possible theory about edited episodes such as 1101 and 1121: perhaps the removed scenes involved products or songs that FCI no longer had the rights to use?
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Episodes / Re: Edited episodes
« Last post by bjdwsm on March 31, 2017, 04:09:41 PM »
Some edits I noticed:

As mentioned elsewhere on the board, the early 1970 season shows (1066-1075 or so, can't say for sure) used the previous year's model neighborhood before it was altered slightly (different backdrop with more greenery, the NET building looks a little taller and has a white roof on the new one). During the closing pans of the model, as it approaches the NET building, there's an edit and the remainder of the footage uses the revised neighborhood. From what it looks like on Tim's captures, the 1072 and 1074 copies he has didn't have the trolley episode number card, and didn't have the new NET building footage edit, so I'm guessing this may have been something done to the shows when the 1969-75 repeat package was being prepared.

I think 1101 was also edited for the repackaged post-1976 run. When Fred goes over to Picture-Picture, there's a cut to a tight shot around the frame of Picture-Picture. The wall seems to be a slightly different color in these shots (thought it looks like there were pains taken to make sure it wasn't visible in the shot); I'm guessing they replaced the film footage of the fish because I don't think John Costa was using the synthesizer on the program that early. The fade into the videotaped shot of Fred's fish must also have been replaced footage, then another hard edit back to the original show when Fred's visible on camera again.
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General Discussion / On the set of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood" in 1971
« Last post by bjdwsm on March 31, 2017, 03:35:06 PM »
This has a lot of photos and some background on the doctor's office visit in 1132.

http://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/thedigs/2017/03/28/on-the-set-of-mister-rogers-neighborhood-in-1971/
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Episodes / A nagging head scratching question.. episode 1217
« Last post by movinginslomo on March 20, 2017, 07:10:41 PM »
In episode 1217 Mr. Rogers is visited by Andrew Wyeth. I am living on the coast of Maine near-ish the famous Olsen house and in a town with a museum with a Wyeth wing, I know my Wyeth. Now 1217 was taped in 1972, but Andrew Wyeth was much older in that time period, and the gentleman on the show looks younger and resembles Jamie Wyeth (andrew's son). Was it really Andrew or was it Jamie? The person looks way too young to be Andrew... or was it a stand-in?
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Episodes / Re: What was the last episode you watched ?
« Last post by Antoinet999 on March 18, 2017, 12:14:21 PM »
Watched episodes 1485 and 1633.

1633 was interesting in the use of flash-backs with Jimmy the cat. I also enjoyed the way he makes a little girl read a Dr.Seuss book. 
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General Discussion / Re: Watching the Neighborhood as an adult
« Last post by Antoinet999 on March 17, 2017, 09:22:32 PM »
I watch it as a way to escape the real world. With all the hate and cynical comments and jokes there are, it's nice to watch a program that can make you feel good, and know that real effort was put into it.

Thank you for responding. Oh how I wholeheartedly agree with you. Kind of an antidote to all the cynical things and violence all over us. I believe the gentleness on this show is capable to change even adults in real life.
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General Discussion / Re: Watching the Neighborhood as an adult
« Last post by MrRogers143 on March 17, 2017, 06:57:24 PM »
I watch it as a way to escape the real world. With all the hate and cynical comments and jokes there are, it's nice to watch a program that can make you feel good, and know that real effort was put into it.
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General Discussion / Watching the Neighborhood as an adult
« Last post by Antoinet999 on March 17, 2017, 12:48:05 PM »
Hello to everybody.

I was wondering how others in this community dealt with the fact of watching the show as an adult. I found modern films and tv so profoundly cynical and filled with constant irony and post-modern detached philosophies. Plus, the possibilities of entertainment are endless these days and everything is available easily. So why choose the neighborhood ?

Well, the calmness of the show, the tone of his voice, the gentleness of it all is very inspiring. I'm a father of 2 and Fred's way of being around people in general is extraordinary. I read a lot about him in the past months and saw that he was really this gentle outside of tv world.

Add to that the overall message of being interested in other people, genuine interest. Nothing is faked when he speaks.

I know that I'm maybe jumping into the whole Fred was a saint wagon. I don't know about that. But I know that I am 37. That watching episodes helps me as a parent and as a human being. It helps me being better, kinder and more interested.

How about you folks, why do you watch the show ?

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