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Old 03-21-18, 11:46 AM
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"Won't You Be My Neighbor?" -- Mr. Rogers Documentary



I teared up watching this.

My father was a puppeteer when I was growing up and we always had a special love for Mr. Rogers in our house. He was truly a wonderful human being and genuinely seemed to want to make the world a better place.

I look at the state of how we treat and talk to each other these days, how we rarely seem to care about other people and if they are suffering and just miss him so, so much.
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The Mr. Rogers movie coming out, the new dvd set, and now this documentary. Yes, the world needs someone like him in the world today. I saw this trailer on my facebook page, and didn't realize it was an actual movie being put out by Focus Pictures not just PBS. I might have to see it if it plays in town.
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Definitely hoping that it will be in a theater near me.
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PBS aired a 90 minute documentary a few weeks ago on the 50th Anniversary of the show. Michael Keaton hosted as he used to work behind the scenes on the show. It’s a worthy watch if you can track it down.

It’s too bad that Fred got sick in his later years. He would have been 90 this year.

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Originally Posted by DJariya
PBS aired a 90 minute documentary a few weeks ago on the 50th Anniversary of the show. Michael Keaton hosted as he used to work behind the scenes on the show. Itís a worthy watch if you can track it down.

Itís too bad that Fred got sick in his later years. He would have been 90 this year.
Yeah, that one was called "It's You I Like" and was part of their pledge drive programming. It was very good. I'm looking forward to seeing this one too.
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I saw the trailer for this last night and got confused because I thought there was a post here about a biopic of the same name. Guess that one is You Are My Friend. Iíll see this too though.
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Originally Posted by Quatermass
Yeah, that one was called "It's You I Like" and was part of their pledge drive programming. It was very good. I'm looking forward to seeing this one too.
I loved it, too. The most moving part was when he had a child pianist (maybe Yo Yo Ma's son) on the show, and the whole time the kid was playing, Mr. Rogers was focused not on the pianism but the kid's face. And my attraction to Sarah Silverman has only grown, knowing what a big fan of his she is.
I'm also confused, Mike86. I watched yet another documentary about Mr. Rogers a couple of years ago. I thought it was called "Won't You Be My Neighbor?", but I guess it was "Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor" (2004).
He died far too young. Looking at him, one can imagine him living well into his 90s.
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Originally Posted by Draven
I teared up watching this.

My father was a puppeteer when I was growing up and we always had a special love for Mr. Rogers in our house. He was truly a wonderful human being and genuinely seemed to want to make the world a better place.

I look at the state of how we treat and talk to each other these days, how we rarely seem to care about other people and if they are suffering and just miss him so, so much.
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I admire him for being a nice guy but I bet there must be some freaky stuff he kept hidden since nobody is ever that clean and righteous.
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I hope it covers when he had 6 minutes to save PBS when Nixon wanted to cut funding.

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As sad as it was when Fred Rogers died, I'm honestly relieved that he's not alive in 2018 to see where we are as a people.
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There's so much to make fun of with Mr. Rogers but Fred's sincerity gets me every time and I just can't do it.
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
I admire him for being a nice guy but I bet there must be some freaky stuff he kept hidden since nobody is ever that clean and righteous.
Yea, this is my fear as well. I keep waiting to hear something horrible about him.
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Originally Posted by d2cheer
Yea, this is my fear as well. I keep waiting to hear something horrible about him.
By all accounts, he was exactly the same person off-screen as on. I think he was a truly decent fellow through and though.
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re: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" -- Mr. Rogers Documentary

I shed more than a few tears. Damn! I'll just put this here.

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^Wonderful, and what a meaningful speech from this great and good man.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
I hope it covers when he had 6 minutes to save PBS when Nixon wanted to cut funding.
I saw that too, and I think Rogers had a good point about his show, and others on PBS, serving as a push back to all the negative children's content out there on television.

I remember as a kid there would be a bunch of mecha animes that would start at 3:00, on PBS suprisingly, that would involve characters fighting and shooting at each other. Those ones, in addition to GI Joe, Transformers, He-Man, Voltron, were my go-to for TV entertainment.
Well, I always got home from school around 2:30 so Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood was on before the cartoons. I had nothing else to do so I watched it. I always thought it was a re-run because of how old fashioned it looked.

Originally Posted by ytrez
There's so much to make fun of with Mr. Rogers but Fred's sincerity gets me every time and I just can't do it.
As a kid I probably should have laughed at it, or changed the channel but like you said, he came across as a genuine and sincere person. Even a asshole kid like me at the time appreciated it.

Movie's not playing in my area.

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I adored and admired Mr. Rogers so much much. He was almost too good of a person imo. He truly cared deeply, and understood children like no other person ever did. I would be saddened if I anything bad about him ever came out, but I have a feeling nothing ever will. One of the most important people to ever appear on tv, and that’s just tipping the iceburg. I has such an amazing person and I loved watching him every day as a child.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
I hope it covers when he had 6 minutes to save PBS when Nixon wanted to cut funding.

Best video ever. This one really touched me.
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Best video ever. This one really touched me.
It was amazing how he completely won over senator Pastore (who had no knowledge of the show) by just being himself.
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Anyone see the Drunken History episode with Colin Hanks playing Mr. Rogers?
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
I admire him for being a nice guy but I bet there must be some freaky stuff he kept hidden since nobody is ever that clean and righteous.
The big brother of a high school friend was a pianist. He worked for Fred Rogers in a stage show. According to his story, Fred Rogers didn't allow the slightest deviation from what he wanted, and he would absolutely tell you off -- in the gentle sing-song Mr. Rogers voice. He thought it was disturbing.
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I hope the producers do a sequel on Mister Robinson's Neighborhood:

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Thanks for making me tear up watching those videos of Mr. Rogers. You assholes.

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