The Best of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 7 Seasons 1968

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1. The First Week (#1) The First Program (Black & White, 1967) TV-Y CC

The first episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, at that time spelled as one word, Misterogers, includes many of the same elements millions of people came to know and love about Fred Rogers and some that are different.

Runtime:
30 minutes
Original air date:
February 19, 1968

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Season 1
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    1. The First Week (#1) The First Program (Black & White, 1967) The first episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, at that time spelled as one word, Misterogers, includes many of the same elements millions of people came to know and love about Fred Rogers and some that are different.

    CC TV-Y 30min February 19, 1968
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    2. The First Week (#2) King Friday Challenges Change (Black & White, 1967) This playful black and white episode, part of the first week of nationally distributed Neighborhood programs, features a young Betty Aberlin. She visits Mister Rogers' house and he dispatches her to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

    CC TV-Y 30min February 20, 1968
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    3. The First Week (#3) Chef Brockett Bakes a Cake Fit for a King (Black & White, 1967) In this early black and white episode, part of the first week of Neighborhood programs, we see some familiar faces: Chef Brockett, King Friday, Mr. McFeely the speedy - very speedy- Delivery man, and Lady Aberlin.

    CC TV-Y 30min February 21, 1968
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    4. The First Week (#4) Early Whimsy, Fun and Frolic in the Neighborhood (B&W, 1967) Like much of early black and white television, in this early episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood there's lots of freewheeling fun and a fascinating look at the early days of a very creative, playful and imaginative Fred Rogers.

    CC TV-Y 30min February 22, 1968
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    5. The First Week (#5) The end of the first week (Black & White, 1967) In these early episodes we see that as producer, writer, lyricist and host, Fred Rogers envisioned his Neighborhood programs as a half an hour when he would come to visit with and play with his viewers - becoming their television friend.

    CC TV-Y 30min February 23, 1968
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    6. Jealousy (#1176) Grandpere's Granddaughter is Coming to Visit (1971) Mister Rogers writes in fancy italic script. Grandpere gets a picture from his granddaughter Collette. She's coming to visit. Henrietta is feeling jealous about all the excitement and dresses up in her fanciest clothes.

    CC TV-Y 29min April 19, 1971
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    7. Jealousy (#1177) Henrietta Gets Angry (1971) Mister Rogers gets angry when he makes a mistake. Ventriloquist Susan Linn uses puppets to talk about jealousy. In Make-Believe, Henrietta knocks over a picture of "fancy" Collette by mistake and fears everyone will be angry with her.

    CC TV-Y 29min April 20, 1971
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    8. Jealousy (#1178) Keys, Locks and Privacy (1971) Mister Rogers shows how locks and keys work. In Make-Believe, King Friday plans to welcome Collette by giving her a "Key to the Kingdom." But Henrietta, who is jealous of Collette, is afraid the key will unlock the door to her house.

    CC TV-Y 29min April 21, 1971
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    9. Jealousy (#1179) Wishes Don't Make Things Come True (1971) In Make-Believe, Chef Brockett brings a surprise cake to welcome Grandpere's granddaughter, Collette. A jealous Henrietta wishes the fancy cake will fall off its pedestal. When it does, Henrietta fears her mad wishes came true.

    CC TV-Y 29min April 22, 1971
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    10. Jealousy (#1180) Everyone Has a Special Place in This World (1971) Mister Rogers needs helps from his son to make a paper hat. In Make-Believe, Grandpere is making a party. But a jealous Henrietta doesn't want to be part of the celebration. Grandpere helps her know that no one can take another's place.

    CC TV-Y 30min April 23, 1971
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    11. Making an Opera (#1471) The Story of "Bubble Trouble" Visiting storyteller Jay O'Callahan tells the story of "Bubble Trouble." In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Metropolitan Opera baritone John Reardon offers to write a new opera.

    CC TV-Y 29min May 19, 1980
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    12. Making an Opera (#1472) How People Make Sweaters There are so many different ways to make a sweater. Mister Rogers shows some of many the sweaters his mother hand knit for him, there's a factory tour of how people make sweaters, and there's a knitting machine in Trow's Workshop.

    CC TV-Y 29min May 20, 1980
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    13. Making an Opera (#1473) Favorite Moments from Neighborhood Operas Mister Rogers helps children see some of the ways that creating together is different the playing alone as the neighbors plan for the upcoming opera, recalling past Neighborhood operas and imagining what they want to be in the new opera.

    CC TV-Y 28min May 21, 1980
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    14. Making an Opera (#1474) Exploring the Wind Mister Rogers explores the wind. Even though we can't see it, we can see what it does. Different fans make wind, and at the weather station a large weather balloon flies on the wind. Even a hummingbird's wings make wind.

    CC TV-Y 29min May 22, 1980
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    15. Making an Opera (#1475) " Windstorm in Bubbleland" Opera It's opera day in Make-Believe! This fanciful fun-filled story told in song, is about a place called Bubbleland where there is never any trouble until a windstorm threatens to destroy all the bubbles.

    CC TV-Y 29min May 23, 1980

Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Music, Kids & Family
Supporting actors Robert Trow
Season year 1980
Network PBS
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful By E. Scherer on November 16, 2010
When Mister Rogers was removed from the daily feeds of our local PBS station and replaced with drivel, I was upset. My four year old was just as upset, but kept watching repeats of the few episodes we had saved on tape. While I have been trying to collect other "Mister Rogers" episodes since that time, they were hard to come by and resulted in attempts by me to "ration" new episodes. When I discovered seven volumes of Mister Rogers at Amazon on demand, I was thrilled. The smile on my daughter's face when she saw the first episode was priceless.

The children of today's society desperately need a quiet, gentle, and calming figure in their crazy lives: Mister Rogers is one of the few TV personalities capable of filling that role.
In a world of television programs that are over-stimulating and age inappropriate, Mister Rogers was and continues to be an oasis. He teaches quietly, gently, and with a unique perspective on childhood fears and emotions. He does not just talk to children, he communicates with them. I have seen countless children, verbally respond to him when he asks a question to his "television neighbor." I am so glad that Amazon is making Mr. Rogers' unique perspective more readily available to a new generation of children.

If you think Mister Rogers only had the capacity to profoundly affect children, you have either never watched his show or seen him speak outside of the Neighborhood. In 1969, Mr. Rogers was responsible for Congress increasing the federal government's appropriations for PBS from $9 to 21 million. In about six minutes of senate testimony (available on YouTube), Rogers spoke of the need for social and emotional education that public television like his show provided. The initially impatient chairman of the subcommittee, John O.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Shepherd on February 23, 2011
I am so glad to see that Mr. Roger's Neighborhood is available again. I had looked forward, for years, to sharing his show with my children and was upset to learn that PBS had discontinued airing the program. I will be purchasing Amazon Prime just for access to the show. I am so grateful to Amazon for bringing back this classic-timeless show of gentle words, kindness and positive moral lessons which are not reflected in any other show I have found on Television these days. Thank you, once again, Amazon. To any who are interested, this is a link to Fred Roger's testimony before the US Congress that planned on cutting PBS Funding in half. His 7 min. testimony saved PBS. It needs to be heard again! [...]
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By SilverArrow on February 23, 2011
Why can't we find something, anything, like Mr. Rogers Neighborhood today?? Anyone who has kids of the appropriate age group (3-7ish) should have them sit down and watch a few episodes....this is children's television at its best!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A grateful reader on December 26, 2010
I'm thrilled that these old episodes of Mr Rogers' Neighborhood are available. What I like about the packaging of these volumes is that they include sets of five sequential shows (shows that originally aired Monday through Friday). This is important because it means that the Neighborhood of Make-Believe episodes for each five-show sequence are consecutive and reach a resolution. I watch the shows with my four-year-old daughter on the computer (playing them directly from the Amazon library) and have been pleased with the audio and video quality. These shows are beautiful; my daughter is captivated by them and I am inspired by Fred Rogers' gentle and loving demeanor. I hope that more episodes from each season are made available in the future. These shows are a grace.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By chromaspace on March 28, 2011
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this black and white episode is a piece of history. i let my kids watch as much mister rogers as they want because i know of no better parent. beautiful man.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mark Boudreau on December 2, 2010
Finally! I've been waiting forever ( it's very, very, very hard to wait!)for past episodes of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood to be made available. Just when the world, children in particular, need Mr. Rogers the most, some PBS stations are playing less & less. Fred Rogers' lessons on life, humanity & growing up are more important today than ever. This is a great way to keep the Fred Rogers legacy alive. I'm hoping that DVD sets will be made available soon as this is quite a collectable item. As a side note, for those "Handyman" Joe Negri fans, he's doing well as a living Jazz Guitar legend and teaching music at U-Pitt. Get news & great CD's at joenegri.com/. Thanks again to Family Communications/Fred Rogers Co. and Amazon.com!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Oy on February 22, 2011
Years ago, after Denver PBS offhandedly without so much as a gold watch yanked this show in favor of Barney the Dinosaur, I tried to find a good source, but other than a few episodes on dvd this bonafide classic wasn't available. My kids grew up on it -- first thing in the morning I used to pick them up out of bed and carry them downstairs and set them on the couch so they could wake up to Rogers's sane loving for-real voice and regard.

If you wonder what all the fuss is about, read this 1998 Esquire profile of Fred Rogers: do a browser search for Mister Rogers Esquire article Tom Junod. Trust me, just do it. Then rent an episode or two.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jim Garland on June 8, 2012
Symphony of Science posted a video remix untitled Garden of Your Mind yesterday. When I saw the video it had a few hundred views. In the one day since it has 703,797 and counting. I made a comment on my Facebook wall about how a Blu-ray collection would sell like hotcakes. And then I remembered... Amazon Instant Video may have the titles.

Last night at dinner I showed the remixed video to my kids. (ages 9,6 and 4) They loved it but had no reference. :-( After dinner we did our nightly routine but this time i fired up the x-box and signed in to my Prime account and did a search for Mister Rogers Neighborhood. We were in luck. the first 7 titles were available. We watched the first episode ever my 4 and 6 year old kids were in a trance with smiles and giggles. They wondered why the picture was in black and white. I then got to tell them that TV is a relatively a new invention and color TV is even newer.

The show dealt with change, as magic is used to rearrange the neighborhood of make-believe. We happen to be moving so the subject was spot on. I plan to make this a new ritual. To watch Mister Rogers Neighborhood after story (reading time) the video is also very good.[...]

Thank you PBS for licensing the video to stream. Thanks for making it free to Prime users Amazon! :-)
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