Call it an ugga mugga event. Fred Rogers would be proud that we hark back to some nonsense song that was sung on episode 58 on his relentless series. (We were never a fan. Please.) Those who do remember Cornflake S. Pecially, Daniel Striped Tiger, Lady Aberlin, Betty Sweatermaker, Sara Saturday, Prince Tuesday, Mr. McFeely and other odd denizens on his neighborhood will relish the new DVD Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: It’s a Beautiful Day Collection (PBS Distribution).
This four-disc set of 32 memorable episodes and more than 15 hours of content celebrates the 50th anniversary of the beloved Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the pioneering children’s television series from The Fred Rogers Company. Mister Rogers helps children learn the importance of being kind to others, appreciating what makes everyone unique, recycling and taking care of our planet, and much more in the classic series. The new release also includes a very special bonus episode, the series premiere, in original black-and-white.
Through his popular daily TV visits, generations of young children have grown up with the kind and gentle Mister Rogers, who created a calm and safe place that welcomed all to his neighborhood. With real-life guests, adventurous field trips and charming make-believe segments, the iconic Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood encouraged kids ages 2-5 to learn about themselves and the world around them, speaking directly to the series’ young audience with his unique one-to-one affirmation of their self-worth. Celebrity guest stars have included Tony Bennett, Julia Child, Margaret Hamilton, Michael Keaton, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Rita Moreno and Bill Nye.
Sneakers and sweaters not included.