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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Pets (#1499 Sometimes It's Very Hard to Wait)

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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Pets (#1499 Sometimes It's Very Hard to Wait) + Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Mad Feelings - Things to Do with our Hands That Don't Hurt + Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Making Mistakes,  Nobody's Perfect
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  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: The Fred Rogers Company
  • DVD Release Date: November 24, 2010
  • Run Time: 28 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004DTS0DI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,373 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Often children wish for a pet for their birthday, just as Ana Platypus does in this episode. It's nighttime in Make-Believe, and tomorrow is Ana's birthday. She's wishing for a kitten, even if Lady Elaine has something much different in mind - a parade with a whale, apes, and Purple Panda. And Daniel Tiger is finding it hard to wait for his friend Ana's big day and to give her his special home-made gift. Mister Rogers is thinking a lot about pets too, as he takes a neighbor's dog on a walk through the neighborhood. Includes the songs "I Think It's Very Hard to Wait", "I'm Taking Care of You" and "Toy Truck". Regular Neighbors include Chuck Aber (Neighbor Aber), Betty Aberlin (Lady Aberlin), Don Brockett (Chef Brockett), Joe Negri (Handyman Negri), David Newell (Mr. McFeely), Audrey Roth (Miss Paulificatte), Elizabeth Seamans (Mrs. McFeely), Maggie Stewart (Mayor Maggie), Bob Trow (Bob Dog/ Robert Troll), Bill Barker (Dr. Bill and Elsie Jean Playtypus), Lenny Meledandri (Prince Tuesday) and Carole Muller Switala (Ana Platypus). The musicians were John Costa, Michael Moricz, Carl McVicker and Robert Rawsthorne.

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“The video and audio contained in this program were taken from the best analog source available from master tapes produced more than 40 years ago. Therefore, portions of this program may contain minor technical variations.”


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54 of 60 people found the following review helpful
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Please note that the other reviewers of this item entered reviews for a different epoisode of Mr. Rogers, and not episode #1481, which called is called "Competition". There is nothing about going to school on this DVD, and it does not come with a toy.

My three-year old son and I are both enormous fans of Mr. Rogers and own the first week of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood on DVD, as well as the Friendship/Love DVD and Circus Time DVD. All those DVDs are wonderful in that the single episodes hold together and don't leave a lot of unanswered questions (to be answered in a follow on episode).

I was hesitant to buy this DVD not only because it was a single 1/2 hour episode for ten dollars, but more because I was concerned it would not hold together conceptually because Mr. Rogers shows ran for half an hour a day for a full week to bring an idea or event to full fruition at the conclusion of a five-episode week. My fears were justified. About six (very interesting minutes) of this DVD is an overview of a crayon factory. The rest of the DVD is equal parts Mr. Rogers drawing with crayons at an easel, and time spent in the Neighborhood of Make Believe preparing for King Friday's art competition. Lady Elaine is certain she will win The Competition because she wants to. She goes so far as to say angrily "I HATE to lose, I hate it!" and "people like you when you win!" Miss Cow is uncertain how an art contest can even be judged, since art is subjective. Clearly the episode was setting the stage for teaching children about competition, losing, winning, and what art really is. And then just like that, the 30 minutes is over and none of those issues are explained or resolved.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Rogers 'Going to school' June 26, 2007
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Mr. Rogers brings the purity and sincerity to a new generation. As in the newer children's programs of today where there is content that is objectionable for little eyes to see and little ears to hear, Mr. Rogers is an anchor for today's innocent children.I bought this for my three year old grandson and he loves the programs. This video is no exception and proves to be one that sends the message that each child is indeed very special and is accepted just as he/she is. It has all the elements of honesty and and is appealing with the sounds of the trolly, the puppets, and the gentle, loving voice and face of Mr. Rogers. The school bus toy is a great added bonus and a joy for my grandson to play with.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a beautiful day in my neighborhood! August 18, 2005
By Nina
Format:DVD
This dvd is wonderful!!!!! It explains a school bus and what going to school is like. My girls love Mr Rogers and my oldest daughter is in 1st grade and now is asking to ride the school bus like Mr Rogers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Rogers is a Balm to a Child's Soul January 2, 2011
Television is generally not good for children. Mr. Rogers is the exception. While even Mr. Rogers would discourage parents from letting their children watch hours of the Neighborhood day after day, I'm firmly convinced that Mr. Rogers is one of the few programs that, if used by parents in moderation, will actually help your children's emotional growth. This group of episodes is no exception. Despite my best efforts, my child could not grasp that playing games was fun--even if you lost. With his uncanny ability to speak to children, Mr. Rogers' episodes on competition helped my daughter to gain perspective on winning, losing, and the value of trying something new--even if you are not "perfect" at it.

Thanks for making these available. We will be purchasing more!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great September 19, 2008
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Mr. Rogers is awesome! Very education and well paced for children. I wish there were many more to purchase!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Mr. Rodgers November 2, 2008
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Mr. Rodgers is just the greatest in my opinion so it doesn't surprise me that I loved this dvd. I have a toddler who I am trying to teach about school so I thought this would be a great dvd to help explain a little about what goes on there. My daughter really dug the school bus that comes with this (a small toy that comes with the dvd) and especially the part of the dvd where he gives the viewer a tour of a real school bus. It's one episode of many I would love to watch with my little one and I only wish they offered more compilations of his show.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars In the spirt of Mister Rogers March 27, 2011
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I'm twenty-eight years old. Mister Rogers and I have been television neighbors since the day I was born on February 8, 1983. I love his messages. They're timeless and perfect for any age. No matter how old you are everyone needs to feel loved and accepted by someone. When I found out that Amazon finally had Mister Rogers on DVD I was thrilled! This was what I had been waiting for! At least I thought so.
I went online and picked out the ones I wanted for Christmas. I got the one called Competition Big Bird Visits the Neighborhood. Disabilties A visitor who visits Leg Braces, and Curiosity the beginning of learning.
When they arrived, I couldn't wait to watch them. Again, I love Mister Rogers, but I was disappointed to find out that I paid ten bucks for one single episode. What a rip off! There weren't even any special features. No special tours, no sing alongs, no interviews, etc. I was expecting to see the whole theme of competition carried out throughout the week just like Mister Rogers did. These are classic shows that I'd like to keep not just for myself as an adult, but also to show my children and grandchildren someday. I'd like to show them the classics I grew up with the way I grew up with them so that they can have an appreciation for who Mister Roogers really was. That man is one of the reasons I write the way I write as a children's writer. I'm trying to carry out the principles he taught that were so helpful to me.
Episodes of Mister Rogers aren't just shows, they're keepsakes because the show is so unique. The way It's packaged right now, it doesn't allow kids to get to know the real Mister Rogers and understand why he was loved by so many. What a shame!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Mister Rogers is a (expletive) Saint!
I love Mister Rogers. What this man gave me as a child, and countless other children, was an immeasurable gift that I carry in my heart to this day. Read more
Published 22 hours ago by AllUpInYoGrill
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful. great for kids
wonderful. great for kids. My grandson loved it.
Published 23 days ago by Dr. John Woods
5.0 out of 5 stars So glad for my Grandsons to fall in LOVE with Mister ...
So glad for my Grandsons to fall in LOVE with Mister Rogers! They like it because it is REAL people, not just animation.
Published 28 days ago by Sharon B.
5.0 out of 5 stars I grew up with mister Rogers neighborhood, and now ...
I grew up with mister Rogers neighborhood, and now I get to share some of that with my child. Thank you Amazon!
Published 1 month ago by Michael Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent
Published 1 month ago by Michael Mehl
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless
Loved Mister Rogers as a kid, now my daughter is enjoying watching him too!
Published 1 month ago by Jaime Keith
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic!
Classic Mr. Rogers - Great for kids & adults!
Published 1 month ago by Beth Ellen Harper
5.0 out of 5 stars Still one of the best choices available for children's entertainment
Can't beat a classic show like this--our kids love it. Fun, educational, inspiring--this show has these qualities in abundance.
Published 1 month ago by John P. McHale
5.0 out of 5 stars Wholesome
good, quality programming for the whole family.
Published 1 month ago by mike2184
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite show :D
I am an immigrant and grew up watching this show in America since I was in elementary school. This was my favorite tv show. Educational, warm, and fun. Read more
Published 2 months ago by J Zhang
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