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at the beginning of the show?
 

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lol. but no. maybe you're thinking of Mr. Robinsons

Neighborhood?? nm


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He was uncomfortable wearing 4 inch pumps around the set?
 

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Ok, ok settle down people, here's the answer

When the show first began, it was live on tv. Mr. Rogers worked his handpuppets from behind curtains. As he scurried about the studio floor getting to the next spot to puppeteer, his shoes made too much noise on the studio floor so he put on sneakers. A habit which carried over into the later taped shows. All true. No joke.

(From a cool show on PBS about the development/history of the Rogers show. A true Fred.)
 

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at the beginning of the show?
He never knew if he was gonna have to make a run from "The Man" I guess. Who knows? And why did he always change into the old-man zip up cardigan? Why not just turn up the heat?
 

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He never knew if he was gonna have to make a run from "The Man" I guess. Who knows? And why did he always change into the old-man zip up cardigan? Why not just turn up the heat?
Apparently his mother or another relative had made him all those sweaters.
 

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yup

He said his mom made all the sweaters. One hangs in the Smithsonian.

The only worry I ever had of the show was Mr. McFeely. That guy was unsettling, in name and temperment. Pre-postal syndrome??

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Apparently his mother or another relative had made him all those sweaters.
 

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When my daughter was quite young, and a big fan of the show, she sent Mr. Rogers a birthday card. He sent back a personal reply to her, thanking her for her card, as well as a second reply, to me, telling me how much he liked the card, and what a great neighbor of a daughter I had.

Since then, Fred's aces in my book.

Fred attended the same high school, one year ahead of another famous Latrobe, PA citizen--Arnold Palmer.
 

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I have yet to hear anything bad about Mr. Rogers. If anybody has any dirt on him, STFU. He was probably the second coming of Jesus and nobody noticed :rolleyes: Hell, he's way better.
 

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I remember Fred Rogers way before public TV, back in the mid 50's when he was a puppeteer for WQED in Pittsburgh (yes kids, all in black and white, when there were like 4 channels and the test pattern played ALL NIGHT LONG!)
 

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I remember Fred Rogers way before public TV, back in the mid 50's when he was a puppeteer for WQED in Pittsburgh (yes kids, all in black and white, when there were like 4 channels and the test pattern played ALL NIGHT LONG!)
The test pattern would be better programming than most of basic cable today...
 

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The test pattern would be better programming than most of basic cable today...
I pretty much hate most tv so you're preaching to the choir here.

Network tv sucks for the most part. Public TV is pretty much the only thing I watch on the extremely rare occasion that I turn it on. My wife has it on all the time but I have developed the super power of being able to completely and totally ignore it.
 

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I am envious of your super power. I still have to turn off obnoxious TV's...
I resist the need to walk to the set and shut it off when my wife is watching it! (however, it is a big house with lots of other rooms, the great outdoors and my garage)
 

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at the beginning of the show?
So the little boys did not hear him sneaking up behind them. This dude always gave me the creeps. Mr. Dress up, the friendly Giant, pee wee and Mr. Rogers all creepy dudes....... Now Bert and Ernie they was cool.
 

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So the little boys did not hear him sneaking up behind them. This dude always gave me the creeps. Mr. Dress up, the friendly Giant, pee wee and Mr. Rogers all creepy dudes....... Now Bert and Ernie they was cool.
AGREED 100%

Now Eddie Murray as Mr Rogers, that was cool.
 

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He shared his other shoes with his alter ego, the eponymous Mr. McFeely.
 

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His full name was Fred McFeely Rogers, seriously
 
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