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Episodes / Re: skipped Mister Rogers Neighborhood Episodes Twitch
« Last post by mitsguy2001 on April 16, 2018, 11:41:38 AM »
Mr. Rogers would make them all available for free to view online. After all, he supported the use of VCRs to tape shows and testified to Congress. Viewing online is today's version of a VCR.

Exactly!  That is what makes FCI especially hypocritical.  Also, Fred always said that everybody is special, not that only a few individuals are special.  I'm sure somebody here will come back with a line like "life isn't fair, and not everybody equal".  True, but that was not what Fred preached.
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Episodes / Re: skipped Mister Rogers Neighborhood Episodes Twitch
« Last post by Jonathan on April 13, 2018, 05:06:14 PM »
Mr. Rogers would make them all available for free to view online. After all, he supported the use of VCRs to tape shows and testified to Congress. Viewing online is today's version of a VCR.

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General Discussion / Re: "It's You I Like" Special & Meeting David Newell
« Last post by mitsguy2001 on April 13, 2018, 11:11:29 AM »
What did Betty say during the Twitch Marathon?  Is that available anywhere?

It seems that Chuck Aber and Maggie Stewart were not invited either (and I assume both are alive), and I never heard them being critical of MRN.
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Episodes / Re: skipped Mister Rogers Neighborhood Episodes Twitch
« Last post by mitsguy2001 on April 13, 2018, 11:09:38 AM »
Notice that Tim has photos from that episode, just like all other episodes.  If Fred was still alive, I wonder whether or not he would have made at least some of these episodes available to us mere mortals, rather than available to just a select few such as Tim and SnowPeck.
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General Discussion / Re: "It's You I Like" Special & Meeting David Newell
« Last post by loverinthesnow on April 13, 2018, 03:03:05 AM »
Betty not being asked for an interview or even being told something was made for Fred Rogers is a shame. It's a bit sad that Betty has become so disillusioned by her time being on the show. She was such an integral part of it. I'd say if Fred was the brains behind the operation Betty would be the heart. Fred tied me to the "real world" while Betty tied me to the NoMB. It's disappointing knowing that they probably want nothing to do with her these days because of how critical she can be (especially during the Twitch marathon of Mister Rogers) with Fred and the show.
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I just found this and wanted to share. It's Fred on The Late Show With David Letterman in 1982. :)

https://youtu.be/XKjKZKpEkVY
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Episodes / Re: skipped Mister Rogers Neighborhood Episodes Twitch
« Last post by Neighborhood Archive on April 11, 2018, 05:22:05 PM »
It's most unlikely that they showed the Christmas special since that show is no longer in print. I heard that they don't have that avaialble and is now lost. A very unfortunate thing to have happen.

I assure you that the Christmas special is not lost.
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Episodes / Re: skipped Mister Rogers Neighborhood Episodes Twitch
« Last post by Antoinet999 on April 11, 2018, 03:36:10 PM »
It's most unlikely that they showed the Christmas special since that show is no longer in print. I heard that they don't have that avaialble and is now lost. A very unfortunate thing to have happen.

Thanks for the info. :) With all the rare Christmas specials on youtube, maybe it will pop up out of nowhere.
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Episodes / Re: skipped Mister Rogers Neighborhood Episodes Twitch
« Last post by Jazzman67 on April 11, 2018, 02:10:21 PM »
It's most unlikely that they showed the Christmas special since that show is no longer in print. I heard that they don't have that avaialble and is now lost. A very unfortunate thing to have happen.
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Pre-MRN (CBC, Children's Corner, etc.) / Re: Cast Differences in EEN Episodes?
« Last post by mitsguy2001 on April 11, 2018, 11:12:31 AM »
Normally I would agree, but I don't think that the first week of episodes ever reran.

We know that the 1968 season started Feb. 19, 1968, but the 1969 season started a week earlier, Feb. 10, 1969.  So that means that 1 week had to be skipped in reruns.  Let me explain why I think it was 1-5 that was skipped.

The 1970 season started a week earlier, Feb. 2, 1970.  The reruns that followed the 1969 season skipped 1 week, which we know was 1-5.

The 1971 season started 2 weeks later, Feb. 15, 1971.  After the 1970 season, they aired 15 seemingly random weeks of the 1968 season, followed by the entire 1969 and 1970 seasons.  Episodes 1-5 was not one of the 15 weeks that reran.

Since Episodes 1-5 is the only week at that point that had no known re-airings, it is very likely that it was also the week that was skipped during the reruns after the 1968 season, and very likely never reran.

I'm guessing that 1-5 was intended to prepare the kid who watched the EEN episodes for the national version of MRN, so they figured it didn't make sense to re-air it.
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