Author Topic: When did the house first change on the inside?  (Read 6928 times)

KSiteTV

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When did the house first change on the inside?
« on: March 14, 2020, 04:53:14 AM »
Looking at the first week of shows, Mister Rogers' house is laid out much differently; for example, Trolley goes under Picture Picture.

When did that change?

I notice that by the time we got to 0038 (with Queen Sara's first appearance), the house is as we know it is already present.

mjb1124

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Re: When did the house first change on the inside?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2020, 01:23:15 PM »
The short answer is that the change permanently went into effect during the fifth week of episodes (episodes 21-25).

The house layout change started with the episodes taped on 11/8/1967, which were episodes 22 and 23.   However, episodes did not tape in the order they aired, so the first episode that aired with the new layout was actually episode 9 (taped 1/4/68), followed by episode 16 (taped 12/14/67).   But the rest of the episodes before 21 still have the old layout.   Episode 21 itself is a curious case, as it appears to have been reshot after its initial airing - its tape date is a week after that of episode 130, and over 4 months after what was listed as its original airdate.   We'll probably never know why it was reshot, what was changed about it, or if the original version still had the old house layout.

More details here:  http://www.neighborhoodarchive.com/forum/index.php?topic=789.0
« Last Edit: March 17, 2020, 01:27:52 PM by mjb1124 »

KSiteTV

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Re: When did the house first change on the inside?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2020, 04:48:39 AM »
Wow. Thank you very much! I don't think I had seen that previous thread; if I had, I didn't recall it. I'm always fascinated by the changes -- as a child I even had my mom change the paint color on my walls to match Mister Rogers' changes. Haha.