Mister Rogers Biography Quiz Stats

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Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood ran on PBS from 1968 to 2001. From 1997 to 2003, it was the longest-running children's TV show in the US. Which other show finally surpassed it? Sesame Street
90.2%
Blue's Clues
1.7%
Barney and Friends
3.1%
The Smurfs
0.6%
He typically ended each show with the same quote, telling viewers 'I like you' - how? 'just the way you are'
89.7%
'more than life itself'
0.8%
'when you are kind to others'
2%
'no matter what other people say about you'
1.7%
In 1963, he was ordained as what? a Presbyterian minister
89%
a Christian Science practitioner
2.9%
a Buddhist monk
1.4%
an elder in the Mormon (LDS) church
2.9%
From 1973 onward, what were the usual opening and closing songs on his show? 'Won't You Be My Neighbor' and 'It's Such a Good Feeling'
87.6%
'Let's Be Together Today' and 'When the Day Turns Into Night'
1.7%
'You Are Special' and 'It's You I Like'
5.2%
What imaginary place, inhabited by both human and puppet characters, was featured on each show? The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
87.2%
Fantasy Island
1%
Pretend Palace
3.6%
The Land of Dreams
3.4%
Which article of his clothing was displayed by the Smithsonian Institution? a red cardigan
85.5%
a gray fedora
1.1%
a pair of brown loafers
5.3%
a pair of lederhosen
1%
What was his regular physical fitness routine? swam every morning
77.9%
ballet classes twice a week
2.4%
daily yoga
5.9%
jogged at least ten miles daily
9.6%
What was his marital status? Married for over 50 years
77.8%
Never married
8.2%
Married and divorced three times
2.1%
Married in 1955, widowed ten years later
8.5%
Fred Rogers was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, near a larger city where he later did most of his television work. What was that city? Pittsburgh
75%
Philadelphia
16.5%
Erie
3.2%
Scranton
5.1%
A now-famous episode from 1969 indirectly commented on issues of racial segregation, when Mr. Rogers invited which African American character to join him as he cooled his feet in a swimming pool? Officer Clemmons
73.2%
Joey Hollingsworth
6.6%
Keith the Carpenter
9.6%
Mayor Maggie
2.9%
Which musical instrument did he sometimes play on the show? piano
69.5%
drum kit
2.1%
xylophone
18.7%
bassoon
4.9%
In 2018, he appeared on a commemorative US postage stamp, alongside which of his famous puppet characters? King Friday XIII
67.5%
Cornflake S. Pecially
4%
X the Owl
13.2%
Elsie Jean Platypus
7.8%
Throughout his adult life, he weighed about 143 pounds, a number that was significant to him in another way, as well. What was the significance? It corresponds to the letters in the words 'I love you.'
63.4%
His initial salary was $143 per week.
9.2%
He was born in January of 1943.
18.8%
He always took a tea break at 1:43 pm.
4.4%
On that show, he introduced several of the puppets that later appeared on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Which one was NOT one of those puppets? Chef Brockett
62.5%
Lady Elaine Fairchilde
11.7%
Daniel Striped Tiger
13.9%
Henrietta Pussycat
9.9%
He insisted that the show feature high-quality music and hired a live ensemble led by Johnny Costa to provide most of it. Which style of music was most commonly featured? jazz
60.9%
rockabilly
3%
folk
29.7%
hip hop
1.1%
The set included a number of inanimate objects that managed to communicate in some way. Which of these objects was NOT a regular part of the set? Mr. Thinking Chair
60.4%
the traffic light
12.6%
Picture Picture
15.1%
Trolley
5.6%
Which 'urban legend' about him is actually true? He was a vegetarian
49.3%
He was a military sniper
12.4%
He was a Vietnam veteran
17.2%
He wore long-sleeved sweaters to cover up tattoos
12%
Mr. Rogers and his show were parodied many times. Which one of these parodies led to him bringing a lawsuit? A T-shirt showing him holding a handgun and saying 'Welcome to my hood'
48.9%
A Burger King commercial featuring 'Mr. Rodney'
10.5%
Eddie Murphy's 'Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood' parody on SNL
19.4%
Johnny Carson's comedy sketch showing him with a scantily-clad blonde
12.9%
Other than Fred Rogers himself, which actor appeared in the most episodes? Betty Aberlin (as Lady Aberlin)
47.3%
Joe Negri (as Handyman Negri)
33%
Robert Trow (as Robert Troll)
6.4%
Audrey Roth (as Miss Paulificate)
7.1%
Which political party was he a lifelong registered member of? Republican
45.3%
Democratic
40.5%
Green
8.4%
Communist
1.3%
Starting in 1954, he worked as producer, puppeteer, composer, and organist on which children's TV show? The Children's Corner
44.1%
Kukla, Fran and Ollie
18.1%
Howdy Doody
24.6%
Romper Room
11.7%
One of the most frequently featured characters was Speedy Delivery's Mr. McFeely. What was the significance of the name 'McFeely'? It was Mr. Rogers' middle name, and his grandfather's surname.
40.9%
It emphasized the importance of feelings.
31.5%
It was the name of the actor who portrayed the character.
8.6%
No significance - it was entirely made up.
11.9%
He transferred from Dartmouth to Rollins College where, in 1951, he earned his bachelor's degree in which subject? music composition
36.3%
child psychology
49.7%
archaeology
3.1%
art history
10.4%
Several characters from other children's shows also made appearances on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Which one of these never appeared? Bozo the Clown
30.8%
Big Bird
11.9%
Captain Kangaroo
10.4%
Bill Nye the Science Guy
38.8%
The US Supreme Court cited his testimony in Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios. What was he testifying about? Video recordings and copyright
14.8%
The effect of violent TV on children
29.5%
Funding for public TV
46%
A tax on sweaters and hand puppets
1.1%

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