15 Reasons Mister Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever

by alphamonkey on May 30, 2007 · 7 comments

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The so-worth-reading-everyday Mental Floss blog ran a great piece on the 15 Reasons Mister Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever, and that made me so very sad that my girls won’t get to grow up with Fred Rogers and his uniquely wholesome view on how the world should work.

Incidentally, item number 4 (He Saved Both Public Television and the VCR) also provided us video of the best subcommittee smackdowns by a citizen ever, which we ran back this time last year. 

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  • BADD

    God damn I really loved that guy.

    (Cries again for a childhood icon)

  • http://www.quietrebellion.com Poet

    I still get a little misty eyed thinking about him.

  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    They still show the reruns on the PBS, right? He’ll never die as long as we keep him in our hearts and minds.

    I guess, from the glass is half full point of view, at least those of us who were priviledged enough to know Mr. Rogers (I even got to meet him, once!), have the ability to pass the things that we learned onto our children.

    I know that came off as horribly cheesy, but I grew up watching his show, and I know it made a huge impact on who I am now. I should probably just stick to bitching about stuff. And Unicorns.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    I was informed last night that my mom took my brother to go see Mr. Rogers at a PBS event in Portland, but I was left with a sitter as I was way young.  Yet more reason to fuel sibling rivalry.

    Though, I suppose I shouldn’t complain, since I still got to meet John Denver and Captain Kangaroo.

  • Boss Robot

    He makes me feel good about myself. His entire life was a moment of zen!

  • KGsharkk

    This dude did the young children’s show better than anyone before him, and possibly anyone after. Durring my early chldhood, I watched Thomas the Tank Engine, Barney, and even Teletubies (for a very, VERY brief time), but Mr Rogers is the only one, 14 years later, that I still have any memory of.

    Has anyone seen the crap that’s on disney channel durring the day? Mr. Rogers Neighborhood OWNS THEM ALL.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    You know what I like about Mr. Rogers?  He was exactly what he seemed to be: a genuinely kind and decent man, who wanted only the best for kids growing up in an uncertain world.

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