Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

I’m not sure I watched Mr. Rogers Neighborhood as a child.  I remember cartoons and The Three Stooges.  Educational programming wasn’t a thing yet.  I have two sisters, almost a decade younger, though.  I do remember watching Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers at a time when I was probably not their targeted demographic.  Hey, all the better.   I remember enjoying and being even a bit confused by Mister Rogers.  I didnt even appreciate that he voiced all the puppet characters, something that seems obvious to me today.  And I really never followed the plot of the puppet shows.  Even today I can’t remember any of the plotlines though I remember the characters well.  Perhaps it was inscrutable, even to an older child, but it did keep my attention for years.  A good article from the Atlantic on Mr Rogers.

My Friend Mister Rogers

I first met him 21 years ago, and now our relationship is the subject of a new movie. He’s never been more revered—or more misunderstood.