It’s been 7 years since Mr. Rogers passed away. Mental Floss put together a great article about everyones favorite neighbor, listing interesting facts and anecdotes about this almost unbelievably sweet man.
My personal favorite tidbit:
He Could Make a Subway Car full of Strangers Sing
Once while rushing to a New York meeting, there were no cabs available, so Rogers and one of his colleagues hopped on the subway. Esquire reported that the car was filled with people, and they assumed they wouldn’t be noticed. But when the crowd spotted Rogers, they all simultaneously burst into song, chanting “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.” The result made Rogers smile wide.
I was so sad when the news came out that a stipulation of Conan’s seperation with NBC was he would not be able to put a show on the air until September. The news of a possible live show that tours the country (and possibly abroad) is not only brilliant, but it makes perfect sense. And the thought of Conan being able to put on a show that’s purely comedy without the shackles of celebrity interviews and appeasing corporate sponsors, a network and the censors is making me absolutely giddy. GIDDY.