Won’t you be my neighbour?

Was home from work today, and actually watched an entire episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood. Quite enjoyable!

I had forgotten the hypnotizing quality of his voice! And the way you knew he was going to exchange the blazer for the cardigan, the shoes for the sneaks, and still had to watch to see him do it.

The best part is still when he plays the filmstrip thing about how something is made, on his oil-painting-turned-TV-screen “Picture, Picture.” I have never forgotten the clip about how crayons are made, with all the melting wax. It was fascinating. Today’s clip was about how zippers are made — not as interesting, but still decent. Except I suspect zipper-factories have been greatly modernized in the last 20-odd years.

P.S. As a child, I never noticed that he basically opens a drawer and lays the film-canister thing inside it. He is clearly not actually loading anything up — which is fine for kids, I guess, but as a techy-adult, I was a bit disappointed. The magic of “Picture, Picture” was lost.

So what do you think?

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