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Friday, June 01, 2007

Why Mr. Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever

15 reasons why Mr. Rogers was, and always will be, the best neighbor, and one of televisions best entertainers, ever:

1. Even Koko the Gorilla loved Him.

2. He Made Thieves Think Twice.

3. He Watched His Figure to the Pound!

4. He Saved Both Public Television and the VCR.

5. He Might Have Been the Most Tolerant American Ever.

6. He Was Genuinely Curious about Others.

7. He was Color-blind - Literally.

8. He Could Make a Subway Car full of Strangers Sing.

9. He got into TV because he hated TV.

10. He was an Ivy League Dropout.

11. He composed all the songs on the show, and over 200 tunes.

12. He was a perfectionist, and disliked ad libbing.

13. Michael Keaton got his start on the show as an assistant– helping puppeteer and operate the trolley.

14. Several characters on the show are named for his family.

15. The sweaters - every one of the cardigans he wore on the show had been hand-knit by his mother.

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