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#41 Posted on
Let us not forget the other great lesson Mr. Rogers taught us through the Neighborhood of Make Believe: Monarchy is good. Unfortunately, this lesson was not available to the world in 1873 when the Comte de Chambord was willing to try to restore pride in a lowly country that even 130 years later is gutless, but hopefully this lesson on the positives that monarchy provides will be taken to heart.



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I do not know how fast you die from stomach cancer or if Mr. Rogers even was aware that he had it, but I find it respectable that he did not drag his illness into a huge ordeal and stayed quiet and humble.



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I remeber Mr. Rogers too.... that was always my favorite show as a little kid, right up there with Seasme Street. I loved Mr. Rogers for all the same reasons everyone said, but I remeber 2 years ago being sick from school, and flipping around channels and seeing him on. The amazing thing was that even though it was a show meant for 4 year olds, as a 17 year old it didn't seem like he was dumbing himself down for anybody. When I have kids, I would rather them learn real information and life lessons from Mr. Rogers than have them see pure garbage like the Telletubies (sp?).



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#44 Posted on
With television being the babysitter, Fred Rogers was a surrogate to me every weekday as I was growing up. Sure, he was a Presbyterian minister, but he *never* threw God into the mix -- he was genuinely good, and I'll miss the days of Make-Believe. A Daniel Tiger mark, I am.

Kathleen Falsani of the Chicago Sun-Times said it best when she said that she's now an adult, at age 32, after the passing of her aunt as well as Rogers.

Maybe all of us grew up a little the day he died.

That said about Fred, was it me, or was the Chef on the show a hoot to watch, with his outrageously French accent? To me, that was good times on the show.
Worst time on the show? Fred's interview with Lou Ferrigno; the Incredible Hulk transformation, with lightning, scared the living hell out of me.





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#45 Posted on

    Originally posted by Teppan-Yaki
    That said about Fred, was it me, or was the Chef on the show a hoot to watch, with his outrageously French accent? To me, that was good times on the show.


Sorry to throw this onto the pile, but "Chef" Don Brockett died about ten years ago. (Pittsburgh celebrities, you know.)

Speaking of him, put on "Silence of the Lambs". Wait for the scene with the coroner... Isn't that strange?

(And the nun at the beginning of "Dogma" was Lady Aberlin.)



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#46 Posted on

    Originally posted by El Nastio
    Also, by far my favorite line on SNL; "This is how we answer the door in my neighborhood....WHO IS IT????!!!!?!?!?!"".


There's a lot of love for Murphy, but not a single mention of Martin Short as Fred Rogers in the classic SCTV sketch, Battle of the PBS Stars, repeatedly clubbing Julia Child (John Candy) over the head with the King Friday puppet, while Howard Cosell (Eugene Levy) complains about Mr. Rogers not being DQ'd how this is a dark day in Mr. Rogers' Neighbourhood.





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#47 Posted on
    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    And the nun at the beginning of "Dogma" was Lady Aberlin.








Is there anyone else who would pay to see Lady Aberlin (back in her prime years) doing porn?

(edited by redsoxnation on 3.3.03 1206)


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#48 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
I heard this anecdote a few years back, and I wonder if it's true.

Fred Rogers got his car stolen one day, and the incident made the local news as a human interest story. The next day, Mr. Rogers awoke to find his car back in his driveway, freshly washed with a full tank of gas. On the dashbord was a note by the thieves, apologizing for stealing the car and saying that "we never would've done it if we knew it was your car, sir."



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#49 Posted on
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    I heard this anecdote a few years back, and I wonder if it's true.

    Fred Rogers got his car stolen one day, and the incident made the local news as a human interest story. The next day, Mr. Rogers awoke to find his car back in his driveway, freshly washed with a full tank of gas. On the dashbord was a note by the thieves, apologizing for stealing the car and saying that "we never would've done it if we knew it was your car, sir."



I remember when that happened - yes, it's also true.

(edited by OlFuzzyBastard on 4.3.03 0955)


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