Bob Dog

First MRN Appearance
Last MRN Appearance
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Bob Dog is a large brown dog full of curiosity and excitement.

When he first arrived in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe[1], he often wore a cage over his head when he became frightened or to prevent any misbehavior. This did not always prevent problems as, on his first day in Make-Believe, Bob Dog ate all of the pies from Lady Elaine Fairchilde's pie restaurant.[2] Intimidated by Bob Dog, King Friday XIII ordered that he go to Someplace Else where Donkey Hodie helped him become tame.[3]

Born in Westwood, Bob Dog is a regular in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Little is known about his family background other than the fact that he is the adopted cousin of Ana Platypus.[4]

As a very energetic dog, Bob Dog enjoys staying active in such ways as playing football[5], playing fetch[6], and dancing.[7] He has even danced alongside the Junior Tamburitzans.[8] Unfortunately, on one occasion, Bob Dog's activity got the best of him when he fell from atop the oak tree as he was retrieving a lost ball.[9]

Bob Dog enjoys a good joke such as the one he played on Daniel Striped Tiger by convincing his shy friend that a plant was growing cans of food.[10]

In addition to his fondness for dancing, Bob Dog has also expressed himself artistically through acting in the opera A Granddad For Daniel as well as the Neighborhood play Josephine the Short-Neck Giraffe.


Operas and Plays

Bob Dog's appearances in the Neighborhood operas and plays include the following parts:


The Costume

The Bob Dog costume is seen a few times in the real Neighborhood. In Episode 1583, Bob Trow puts on the costume while Mister Rogers himself wears it in Episode 1672.

 


The Fall From the Tree

Although it is unknown if any real-life injuries were sustained in Episode 1486 when Bob Dog fell from the tree, to the viewers at home the fall appears to have been quite forceful -- so much so that the foot of the costume can be seen flying off as Bob Dog hits the ground.

  


Bob Dog's Name

Lady Elaine Fairchilde commonly refers to Bob Dog as "Bobby Doggy."


Images




Wearing a cage in the King's presence [Episode 1076]
At the castle
[Episode 1101]
Playing Dogfish in the Grandad opera [Episode 1535]
At the castle
[Episode 1554]
Playing Tree in Josephine
[Episode 1608]
Illustrated in The Costume Party
   
Illustrated in Planet Purple
   

Notes


Puppet / Costume Variations

1076 Wears cage on head
1388 Dresses up as witch
1437 Wears cape purchased at flea market
1484 Wears football jersey
1488 Wears cast and uses crutches
1498 Wears hat and bow tie
1524 Wears detective hat
1528 Wears hardhat
1535 Dresses as Dogfish
1538 Wears cape with false nose and glasses
1604, 1605 Wears ...Reindeer-Tiger team uniform
1608, 1609 Dresses up as Tree
1616 Wears party hat
1672 Wears three-cornered hat

Appearances

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Books

Home Video


References

  1. Episode 1072. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  2. Episode 1074. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  3. Episode 1075. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  4. Episode 1554. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  5. Episode 1484. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  6. Episode 1407. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  7. Episode 1384. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  8. Episode 1076. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  9. Episode 1486. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  10. Episode 1537. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

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