There was an hour long documentary on PBS last night and boy did it bring back memories. I used to grow up watching him as well. My dad and brother used to make fun of me for watching that show when I was a little kid but I didn’t care. I liked watching him. Even though he was on television, he had a way of projecting himself out to you and making you feel he was right there with you.
I had so many memories watching Mr. Rogers. I remember one time when he went to the Graham Cracker factory, I told my mom to get me Graham Crackers and that’s all I wanted to eat.
There was an episode when he went to the set of The Incredible Hulk. I remember being afraid that Lou Ferrigno would eat Mr. Rogers, but to my surprise, he was very nice to him. Hey, I was very young at that time.
And that trolly kicked ass as well. I remember there was this one puppet who used to depress the shit out of me. I forgot his name, but he looked sad all the time. Hey, I was very little at that time.
What was cool also was that model design of the neighborhood. I used to think Mr. Rogers house was inside that toy model. Ahh, the memories.