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The Flying Zookeeni Brothers

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The Flying Zookeeni Brothers Daredevil Circus is a group of stunt performers seen when looking into Digger Digorum's magic basket. Their performance is a special birthday gift to King Friday.[1][2]

The Zookeeni Brothers perform along with the All American All Star One Man Band and Peaches and Cream.[3][4]

 

 


Performers

Originally organized as a joke among the crew of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the Zookeeni Brothers and the All American One Man Band were played by Frank Warninsky, Jim Seech, Joe Abeln, David Smith, and Michael Douglas. Peaches and Cream were played by Mary Rawson and another female performer whose identity has yet to be determined.


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The All-American One Man Band [Episode 1450]
The Zookeenis
[Episode 1450]
The Zookeenis
[Episode 1450]
Royal couple about to be entertained [Episode 1450]
The Zookeenis
[Episode 1450]
The One Man Band and Cream
[Episode 1450]

Notes

  • Michael Douglas would go on to a successful acting career under the name Michael Keaton.
  • One member of the Zookeeni Brothers wears a Rolling Stones shirt.

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  • In a 2016 interivew with David M. Smith, he mentions that the Zookeeni Brothers were not just a one-and-done performance. Their "guerilla circus" performed around Pittsburgh and occasionally included other characters such as Bronco Cody (played by David Smith) as well as The Casserole Sisters, Tuna and Noodle (played by Mr. Smith's wife and the wife of Nick Tallo).

Appearances

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

1449 | 1450

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References

  1. Episode 1449. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  2. Episode 1450. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  3. Episode 1449. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  4. Episode 1450. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

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