Mister Rogers Fun Facts

Since “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers is now in theaters, it’s a good time for this list of The Top Mister Rogers Fun Facts.

  • He once shived Captain Kangaroo in a bar fight.

  • Playing the piano was his favorite stress reducer . . . well that, and blunts he always hid in the Neighborhood Trolley.

  • He didn’t like profanity.  Ironically, Quentin Tarantino doesn’t like cardigans.

  • His mother knitted all his sweaters, which is something he has in common with Mike Pence.

  • He could sing along to every 2 Live Crew album.

  • His inspiration for the Neighborhood of Make-Believe?  Acid.

  • He did all the voices on his show himself.  And apparently, made no effort to distinguish one from the other.

  • He once boxed Joe Frazier to a 15-round draw.

  • Mr. Rogers hated foul language.  However, he would occasionally flip the bird to Mr. McFeely when he overstayed his welcome.

  • During sex, he left the sweaters on.

  • He responded to every fan letter he received.  Thanks, OCD!