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General Discussion / Re: Fred’s taping schedule?
« Last post by MIKEBENNIDICT on Today at 05:32:35 PM »
In a 1969 episode shows Fred and his sons going fishing.

Since back then new episodes began airing in Feb. that would mean they probably began taping late in the previous year when naturally the weather would be cold and snowy.


So in the case the fishing film would of been shot in the summer of 68.
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I wish I could read articles about when the Fred Rogers company taped on location and how excited the kids were. Like when he and Mr. McFeely went bowling, or when they were on the bus ride around the neighborhood or when he went to the supermarket. Pretty sure they had to close off the places for a couple days because of taping, and they could only allow a certain number of people/extras there. Because obviously if people knew Mr. Rogers was going to be somewhere, it would be mobbed.

Which bowling alley did they go to? Somewhere in Pittsburgh I assume? I also never knew they had "miniature" bowling with smaller balls and smaller pins. Interesting!

I love the one with the bus ride. Fred and Mr. Mcfeely can make any activity so much fun! Bored? Just get on a bus and take a ride around the neighborhood and observe all the people wearing hats. I'll have to do that sometime. There's a bus stop right by my apartment.
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General Discussion / Re: Fred’s taping schedule?
« Last post by picturepicture89 on Today at 08:12:05 AM »
So probably in the summer they did all the on-location shoots at one time just to get them done?

I find it interesting how Fred goes to people's houses in the exact same neighborhood but in reality they could live across the country. lol. When he visited the author of the Spot books, it was right around the corner but the author actually lived in California.

Also, in episode 1510 when he visited Bob Trow's workshop, it was obviously just a set and not his actual shop. I was surprised because Fred usually visits the real place.
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General Discussion / Greetings and Salutations!
« Last post by Johnny Striped Tiger on August 16, 2018, 05:06:41 PM »
Hello Neighbors!

This is my first post here, after taking some time to read a bunch of other wonderful discussions so many of you have taken part of over the years.

I will confess, that I'm a relative late-comer to the neighborhood. Of course, I do have very simple memories of Mister Rogers as a young child. Most specifically his sweaters and shoes at the beginning and end of every episode... and the street light! Surprisingly though, I remember very little, if anything, about the Neighborhood of Make Believe.

But it wasn't until a month ago when my wife and I saw "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" that I was completely blown away.

And now, nearly five weeks later, it is still at the very front of my mind. Every moment of my free time since then (even at work, where I am now) has consisted of scouring the internet for more information about this wonderful man, his program, his life, his mission, anything really. It's already changed my life... I'm finding myself to be more patient, more understanding, even calmer in circumstances where I would typically have a mini anxiety attack. I'm actively trying to be a better person overall.

My wife even surprised me on three separate occasions with Fred's books "The World According to Mister Rogers," "Many Ways to Say I Love You," and "Life's Journeys." So far, it's two down and one to go!

But back to the program itself... Through various websites and even Amazon, I've been watching as many episodes as I can. I usually start the day with an early black & white episode. And just recently (when I got access to Amazon Prime), after work, usually after dinner, I'll watch a post-79 episode. My wife and I watched the week on Divorce (we both come from broken homes), A Grandad for Daniel, and are about to wrap up the week on Competition. (I even took a detour to find and watch the week on Conflict). I'm a little disappointed that many of the other weeks I would love to watch (Including the weeks on Food, Superheroes, and School) are not included with Prime, but require a separate purchase.

I always look forward to the NOMB segments. And as you can tell by my username, I have absolutely fallen in love with Daniel Striped Tiger. He's just so sweet and nice and caring and full of wonder. In addition to, of course, his self-doubts and proneness to worry. I relate to him in a such a close level. I've probably watched that Mistake Duet five or so times and shed tears every single time. I have noticed though, that a lot of his insecurities seem to have been fleshed out a little later on, as in these 1968 episodes I've been watching, Daniel seems a little more confident in himself. Still though, my face simply lights up when I see him on the screen and a smile from ear to ear with every word he says. I sure do love that little tiger! I'm a little sad though, that it seems like once they built the school, Daniel spends most of his time in the schoolhouse with the other children instead of interacting with Handyman Negri and his best friend Lady Aberlin (who I am beyond thrilled to see active in this community. I've learned so much from her insights). Maybe it's just the episodes I've been watching, but I hope I get to see Daniel at his clock more often as I continue to watch more post-79s.

In the last week or so, I've also been developing a growing affinity for X The Owl. His cheerful and eager nature is very heartwarming, and I've found myself emulating his personality... Even asking 'How in the world are you?" to my wife and others close to me. I saw an episode recently, where he was upset with Henrietta for not playing catch-ball (as Mister Rogers called it) with him. It was incredibly refreshing to be reminded that even the most happy and positive among us can have moments like this.

Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself and share some of my thoughts so far. I'd love to hear some of your insights on the things I brought up too.

It's a such a good feeling!
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Episodes / Meet Jodi!
« Last post by ExaminerTofty on August 11, 2018, 10:24:50 PM »
Coming this September - Daniel Tiger has a new neighbor and classmate - Jodi Platypus! This is exciting news to a lot of people who have wondered about the show not having a platypus character. Jodi Playtpus debuts with an hour-long movie airing on September 17, followed by two new episodes (a total of four stories) with Jodi as part of the cast.

http://www.pbs.org/about/blogs/news/pbs-kids-goes-back-to-school-with-free-resources-for-parents-and-teachers-and-first-ever-daniel-tigers-neighborhood-movie/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/allthemoms/2018/08/06/daniel-tiger-movie-exclusive-clip/889257002/

http://communityvoices.post-gazette.com/arts-entertainment-living/tuned-in/item/41451-platypus-family-joins-daniel-tiger-s-neighborhood - this has another video clip.



There are also going to be at least two book releases featuring the character:

https://www.amazon.com/Daniel-Meets-Neighbors-Tigers-Neighborhood/dp/153442962X - Daniel Meets the New Neighbors

https://www.amazon.com/Daniel-Finds-Friend-Tigers-Neighborhood/dp/1534429379 - Daniel Finds a New Friend
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Episodes / ep. 1402
« Last post by MIKEBENNIDICT on August 10, 2018, 06:46:43 PM »
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Episodes / Re: Where are missing season 1 episodes?
« Last post by MIKEBENNIDICT on August 09, 2018, 01:31:02 PM »
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Miscellaneous Mister Rogers Topics / Re: Did Fred ever meet Jim Henson?
« Last post by Tommysoul on August 08, 2018, 12:18:57 AM »
On Twitter Frank Oz said while he never met Fred Rogers, Jim did meet him. Also that they both respected each other’s work.

Frank Oz really enjoyed the new documentary about Mr Rogers. He made an amazing confession. He would have been in his 20s when Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood started. At the time he found the show cheesy and old fashioned. But later when he was depressed and feeling self doubt he watched the show because Fred made him feel better. I thought it was amazing that someone as successful as Frank Oz would admit that. It shows what a profound effect Fred Rogers had, even on adults.
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Episodes / Re: Trying to find a specific episode
« Last post by MrRogers143 on July 29, 2018, 09:58:22 AM »
I think I found it in episode 1134 from Season 4 in 1971. Just before Mr. Rogers enters the music store, Joe is giving something small to a girl carrying what looks like a Clarinet case. He also says "I hope it works fine." Tell me Andy, is your friend's name Amy?

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General Discussion / Re: Tom Hanks to play Mr. Rogers in new biopic
« Last post by Jazzman67 on July 26, 2018, 01:07:49 PM »
I'm curious to know which actor will be selected to play David Newell/Mr. Mcfeely. That's still being worked on at this stage, I think.
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