Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

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  • 1968
  • 31 Seasons
  • 8.6  (8,259)

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is an American TV series hosted by Fred Rogers and scripted to appeal to children between the ages of 2 and 5. Mister Rogers' 30-minute episodes use his puppet friends and a neighborhood of make-believe to talk to children about the numerous issues they might have to deal with in their own lives. The shows tackle a wide array of life experiences from the everyday problems of simple mistakes to fear of abandonment, war and death. In one episode, Mister Rogers accidentally failed to properly align the buttons and buttonholes of his sweater. He skipped one of the buttonholes to launch a talk about errors. He explained that everyone makes mistakes. He discussed how bad a person can feel when someone makes fun of their errors. The host also talked about how unkind it was to be one of the people who made fun of someone in such as situation and that these mistakes should be shrugged off. He also addressed the difficult issue of death. In one episode, he showed the viewing audience a fish floating on top of the water in a fish tank. He explained that it was very sad that the fish had died and told children it was normal to grieve. Mister Rogers went on to assure his audience that grief passes and after a loss they would feel happy again. Through his puppet characters in the Neighbor of Make-Believe, he covers a topic from every side. The puppet characters act out some of the behaviors or feelings the audience members might be experiencing. Mister Rogers speaks in a quiet, reassuring voice as he explains the issues in clear, simple terms. His show encourages people who want to recreate his neighborhood in their homes to use their imaginations. Instead of selling replicas as merchandise, the audience is urged to use discarded boxes and cloth to make their own version of the trolley and puppets on the show.

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Celebrate the Arts (5)
5. Celebrate the Arts (5)
August 31, 2001
Mr. Rogers is visited by Mr. McFeely and they both watch a video in how artists can go to a special college in order to specialize in making art when they grow up. Meanwhile, in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the citizens of the kingdom learn the truth as to why Lady Elaine Fairchilde has been so cruel during her time in the kingdom, though they decide to do something special for her in order to make her feel better. However, Lady Elaine Fairchilde does something in return for her friends as well, which permits the art festival and the series to end on a very special note.
Celebrate the Arts (4)
4. Celebrate the Arts (4)
August 30, 2001
Mr. Rogers decides to visit Handyman Negri's shop, in which he speaks with a musician who enjoys playing the harmonica. Meanwhile, in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the citizens of the kingdom attempt to figure out why Lady Elaine Fairchilde is being such a harsh critic.
Celebrate the Arts (3)
3. Celebrate the Arts (3)
August 29, 2001
Mr. Rogers decides to visit a woman who has made many different pottery pieces during her lifetime, in which he later watches a video on pottery. Meanwhile, in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine Fairchilde mocks the citizens of the kingdom for their poor artistic creations, though the other citizens of the kingdom don't see the sculpture as horribly as she does.
Celebrate the Arts (2)
2. Celebrate the Arts (2)
August 28, 2001
Mr. Rogers decides to go outside to his sandbox in order to make something in the sand, though he later watches a video about the beach. Meanwhile, in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday XIII announces that the kingdom will hold an art festival, though Lady Elaine Fairchilde appoints herself as judge in boredom of the event.
Celebrate the Arts (1)
1. Celebrate the Arts (1)
August 27, 2001
Mr. Rogers decides to look over a tree for Mr. McFeely, in which he spends his time drawing a picture of the tree. Meanwhile, in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X's cousin returns to the kingdom and the citizens of the kingdom watch a video on the many different types of trees in the world.
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Description

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is an American TV series hosted by Fred Rogers and scripted to appeal to children between the ages of 2 and 5. Mister Rogers' 30-minute episodes use his puppet friends and a neighborhood of make-believe to talk to children about the numerous issues they might have to deal with in their own lives. The shows tackle a wide array of life experiences from the everyday problems of simple mistakes to fear of abandonment, war and death.

In one episode, Mister Rogers accidentally failed to properly align the buttons and buttonholes of his sweater. He skipped one of the buttonholes to launch a talk about errors. He explained that everyone makes mistakes. He discussed how bad a person can feel when someone makes fun of their errors. The host also talked about how unkind it was to be one of the people who made fun of someone in such as situation and that these mistakes should be shrugged off.

He also addressed the difficult issue of death. In one episode, he showed the viewing audience a fish floating on top of the water in a fish tank. He explained that it was very sad that the fish had died and told children it was normal to grieve. Mister Rogers went on to assure his audience that grief passes and after a loss they would feel happy again.

Through his puppet characters in the Neighbor of Make-Believe, he covers a topic from every side. The puppet characters act out some of the behaviors or feelings the audience members might be experiencing. Mister Rogers speaks in a quiet, reassuring voice as he explains the issues in clear, simple terms. His show encourages people who want to recreate his neighborhood in their homes to use their imaginations. Instead of selling replicas as merchandise, the audience is urged to use discarded boxes and cloth to make their own version of the trolley and puppets on the show.

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is a series that is currently running and has 31 seasons (864 episodes). The series first aired on February 19, 1968.

Where to Watch Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mister Rogers' Neighborhood on demand at Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    February 19, 1968
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (8,259)