Mister Rogers' Drunk History


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/13/mister-rogers-drunk-history.html


#2

I dunno. Educating children sounds like socialism to me. How are they supposed grow to be obedient docile consumers and cannon fodder if they start getting ideas that they can be somebody and have value beside their credit scores? /s


#3

It’s all true, I was there.


#4

The best Mr. Rogers appearance, IMO, was his acceptance speech for his Lifetime Achievement Emmy.


#5

And, if you’ve never seen the real footage from 1969 of Mr. Rogers pleading to the Senate for more funding for his then one-year-old television,

Wow, I guess televisions were really crappy back then.


#6

Could also be a poor analog-to-digital transfer from the master reels.


#7

Meh! Guess my joke didn’t work.

bows out awkwardly


#8

Delayed laugh. Too clever for five-o-clock me. :upside_down_face:


#9

Always look for the helpers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LGHtc_D328


#10

thank you for this good memory of a wonderful man.

i need to go, apparently there is something in my eye - causing it to water.


#11

And, if you’ve never seen the real footage from 1969 of Mr. Rogers pleading to the Senate for more funding for his then one-year-old television

That’s not pleading. That’s Fred Rogers doing one of the things he did best: explaining serious matters in a way a small child can understand (and with that I now realise why he was so effective in connecting with Congress critters).


#12

Nope, you’re bad at this. Go study Betsy DeVos and get back to me.


#13

Rogers was aware of our own propensity to kick people out — an early episode of his show featured King Friday, the ruler of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, attempting to build a wall around his kingdom to protect it from change.


#14

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