The newest voice in children’s entertainment is shrill, British, and very, very square. Thanks to the jaw-dropping success of the videogame
The following article is from the bookUncle John's Bathroom Reader Tunes Into TV. One thing that nearly all Americans born after 1965 have in common is that they grew up watching Mister Rogers. He was one of the true pioneers of children’s...Show More Summary
Now that the only books he reads anymore are kids' books, he Guardian's Charlie Brooker has an awesomely cranky paean to Roger Hargreave's capitalistic masterpiece, the Mister Men & Little Miss series, which he [Englishly] grew up on,...Show More Summary
A Pop Candy reader shares how Mister Rogers influenced him... and his mother.
Ian in Ontario was browsing in a used bookshop when he found this copy of one of Roger Hargreaves classic “Mister” books — complete with a gift inscription to the book’s previous owner. Adds Ian: “I can’t imagine why ‘sweetums’ didn’t want it anymore.” related: Another book inscription that didn’t go too well
Here's electronic music pioneer Bruce Haack appearing on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in 1968 with experimental children's dance educator Esther Nelson. Two years later, Haack went on to compose the quintessentially strange electronic music/acid rock record The Electric Lucifer.
Inspired by a recent article about Mister Rogers, Christian Clifton shares his thoughts on the importance of role models. The post You Are Special Too, Mister Rogers appeared first on The Good Men Project.
It should be no surprise to see experimental synth composer and (ahem) The King of Techno, Bruce Haack, along with his collaborator Miss Nelson on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. C'mon, their '60s kids record series Dance, Sing & Listen is legend, so they were a perfect fit for the then-brand-new Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Show More Summary
“Adoption is real–and it’s forever.” – Dr. Bill Platypus, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Season 16, Episode 4: “Families” I’ll talk to anyone. No, really. I chat up the other shoppers in line at the grocery store, then carry on a conversation with the cashier and the fella bagging the groceries. I’m Facebook friends with a couple […]
by Jewels Green “Adoption is real–and it’s forever.” - Dr. Bill Platypus, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Season 16, Episode 4: “Families” Jan. 29, 2013 (JewelsGreen) - I’ll talk to anyone. No, really. I chat up the other shoppers in line at the grocery store,…
Last spring, I was asked to speak at TEDxStetsonU, and used the opportunity to tell the story of what I've learned from reality TV as a viewer and a critic--and talk about Mister Rogers, who's the best ever and who literally inspired my interest in television. I also proposed a new way of watching reality TV. Show More Summary
Some days, you just need a friendly face to motivate your good intentions Consider Mister Rogers your neighborhood pick-me-up. The children's television star and cardigan connoisseur spent 50 years spreading inspiration and kindness....Show More Summary
I love those old factory tour videos from Sesame Street and Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Thus, I'm digging Tor Books' photographic step-by-step tour of their printing facility, which shows you how giant rolls of paper become giant, thudding fantasy tomes.
This was 1969. I was ten, and the world was a confusing and large place. Like most children, I had issues with identity. I was one of a few people who found Mister Rogers' Neighborhood frightening because of the creepy Lady Elaine, who shared my name, and therefore I didn't believe that very calm man who told me that he liked me just the way I was. Show More Summary
Forty-four years ago today a new children’s program debuted that was very different from predecessors such as Howdy Doody (1947-1960), Captain Kangaroo (1955-1984), and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968-2001). These earlier shows weren’t set in the gritty inner-city. I was a few months shy of being 3 years old when Sesame Street first...
In her sophomore effort, the flash-in-the-pan adolescent sings the alphabet while a black Mister Rogers spikes her cranberry juice with puppet potion. Pedo-bait or solid gold Internet garbage? You decide.
We may never stop learning from Mister Rogers. And that's A-OK with us. On Wednesday, Redditor torxirose posted this little piece of advice from our favorite neighborhood teacher: Turns out, the quote is from a message Rogers recorded...Show More Summary
Back in May it was announced that a biopic is in the works about the life of Mister Rogers, one that will at last remove the jacket of politeness from the late children’s entertainer and reveal his deep, dark, inner cardigan of also being very helpful. Show More Summary
Kids of all ages felt like Mister Rogers was their neighbor and best friend. Author Tim Madigan actually got to live it. Madigan was assigned a newspaper profile on the TV icon in 1995 and became incredibly close friends with him up through Rogers’ death in 2003. Madigan then chronicled their friendship as a way to [...]
Following their underrated direction of Ruby Sparks in 2012 (it was one of my favorite films of the year), Little Miss Sunshine directing duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris became attached to a project called The Big Cigar, which wasn't remarkably different from the much buzzed about Oscar winner Argo. Show More Summary