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Robert Troll

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Robert Troll came to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe from Westwood in search of his friend, Sara Saturday. The future queen was responsible for taming the once-wild troll.[1] Robert Troll's initial role in Make-Believe revolved around his supervision of Lady Elaine Fairchilde's Someplace Else campsite where he was allowed to stay.[2]

Speaking at a fast pace in a unique style of gibberish, Robert Troll is often hard to understand. As Queen Sara once said, the best way to understand Robert Troll is to understand his feelings.[3] When the Big Thing comes to Make-Believe, Robert Troll is initially the only one able to communicate with it.[4]

Robert Troll often greets others with the touch of his extended index finger and the word, "Doot!"

A talented artist, Robert Troll has created portraits of many of his friends in Make-Believe,[5][6][7][8] plays the harmonica,[9] and once wrote a song about kings and queens.[10]

Robert Troll has provided help in many ways around the Neighborhood of Make-Believe including his help adding some color to the Museum-Go-Round columns,[11] installing a pulley system at the Eiffel Tower,[12] gathering information for the Neighborhood census,[13] and serving as an usher during the Neighborhood soap opera, As the Museum Turns.[14] As King Friday and Sara Saturday were planning their wedding, it was Robert Troll who suggested that Sara use the married name "Queen Sara Friday Saturday."[15] Unfortunately, his help does not always turn out well as he was responsible for contaminating the castle fountain with polluted water from the Rockit Factory.[16]

Robert Troll is active and enjoys playing ball[17] -- especially Troll Ball.[18] He has a pretend pet named Gloria.[19]


Operas and Plays

Robert Troll's acting experience in the Neighborhood operas and plays includes the following parts listed below. It should be noted that in some cases, these parts should be more accurately attributed to Bob Trow but considering Mr. Trow, as a character, was not a character appearing in Make-Believe, the parts are being creditted to Robert Troll.


Character Demonstration

In the real Neighborhood, Bob Trow talks in the voice or Robert Troll on Episode 1171.


Robert Troll's Name and Background

Robert Troll's name is a play on words in reference to the name of actor who plays this part -- Robert (Bob) Trow.


Family

Robert Troll's parents are seen in a childhood picture of his shown on Episode 1670.

 


Confusion with Bob Dog

It does not go unnoticed by those in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe that Robert Troll and Bob Dog have some very similar features. In fact, some even found it curious that they were never seen together in Make-Believe. That is, until Episode 1111.

Later, in Episode 1737, Bob Dog offers a "Doot" to Neighbor Aber -- a greeting otherwise carried out only by Robert Troll.


Images




First visit to Make-Believe
[Episode 0129]
In Make-Believe
[Episode 1005]
Playing a whale in an
opera [Episode 1055]
At the castle
[Episode 1171]


   
Talking with Daniel
[Episode 1634]
A doot for Neighbor Aber
[Episode 1725]
   

Appearances

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References

  1. Episode 0129. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  2. Episode 1043. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  3. Episode 1065. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  4. Episode 1634. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  5. Episode 1049. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  6. Episode 1641. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  7. Episode 1685. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  8. Episode 1692. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  9. Episode 1273. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  10. Episode 1066. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  11. Episode 1099. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  12. Episode 1155. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  13. Episode 1651. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  14. Episode 1665. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  15. Episode 1009. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  16. Episode 1204. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  17. Episode 1202. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  18. Episode 1042. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  19. Episode 1647. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

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