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6 Degrees Entertainment

'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Making Mistakes'
(DVD / NR / 2019 / PBS Kids)

Overview: Mister Rogers taught generations of children how to accept and respect others, and how to feel valued and encouraged.

In 'Mister Rogers and Making Mistakes', watch memorable episodes where Mister Rogers helps children understand that everyone makes mistakes from time to time.

World-famous pianist Andre Watts performs for Mister Rogers, and together they talk about learning from mistakes!

DVD Verdict: Just to bring you up to date a wee bit, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was an American half-hour educational children's television series that was created and hosted by Fred Rogers.

The series originated in 1963 as Mister Rogers on CBC Television, and was later re-branded in 1966 as Mister Rogers' Neighborhood on the regional Eastern Educational Network (EEN, a forerunner of today's American Public Television).

The national U.S. debut occurred on February 19, 1968, and it aired on NET and its successor, PBS, until August 31, 2001. The series is aimed primarily at preschool ages 2 to 5, but has been stated by PBS as "appropriate for all ages".

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was produced by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania public broadcaster WQED and Rogers' non-profit production company Family Communications, Inc., previously known as Small World Enterprises prior to 1971; the company was renamed The Fred Rogers Company after Rogers' death.

In May 1997, the series surpassed Captain Kangaroo as the longest-running children's television series, a record the series held until July 2002, when Sesame Street beat Mister Rogers' record.

Here on this brand new 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Mister Rogers and Making Mistakes', we watch as Mister Rogers helps children learn the importance of actually making mistakes, but more so, how to learn from them.

And episode from the show's seventeenth season, we quickly find that Mister Rogers has forgotten about a meeting and has to find a way to deal with it.

Upon his arrival, Mister Rogers says that "there was a strange smell in here a little while ago" so he freshens the air by using the atomizer he brought with him.

Mister Rogers THEN receives a phone call from Mrs. McFeely who tells him that he needs to be at a meeting in just a few minutes.

Unfortunately, Mister Rogers mistakenly thought that meeting was the next day. Chuck Aber, who is making speedy deliveries, spends time with television viewers while Mister Rogers goes to his meeting.

Interestingly enough, as the actor/character rarely left the set, the time Mister Rogers leaves for the meeting and returns is approximately 3 minutes and 25 seconds. This is the first time Mr. Rogers is absent as he leaves to go to a meeting and so Chuck Aber takes over the episode until Rogers later returns.

Mr. Aber has a conversation with Mr. Skunk about why Mister Rogers had to leave. He also spends some time demonstrating sign language and sings Many Ways to Say I Love You.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mr. Skunk is visiting and feels embarrassed when he accidentally sprays his scent on Audrey Duck before her poetry reading.

Lady Aberlin uses an atomizer to freshen the air around the Neighborhood before she and Daniel Tiger sings a song about his thoughts of being a mistake.

Of course, this leads Daniel is having his own thoughts of uncertainty because he doesn't look or act like any other tiger he knows! But Lady Aberlin assures him he's fine just as he is.

In what is a highly informative, for any age, in truth, episode, there's even a video of how people make erasers (made in association with Eberhard-Faber, Inc.). This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.