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Bob Roberts

The 1992 film Bob Roberts features Tim Robbins as the title character -- a "corrupt right-wing folksinger [who] runs a crooked election campaign."[1]

Set in Pennsylvania, a portion of this movie was filmed inside Pittsburgh's WQED studio -- also the filming location of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. In one particular scene, the taping of a program called "Cutting Edge Live" is taking place in the studio when a production assistant cuts power to the set.

As she makes her way from a control room to the power source, she passes King Friday's castle in the hallway.


Bob Roberts stars Tim Robbins who, just a few years later, would present Fred Rogers with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 Daytime Emmys.


  1. "Bob Roberts". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 25 February 2014.

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