Mr. Rogers didn’t have Time to Watch T.V.

Fred_RogersYears ago I came upon a show where Mr. Roger, of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, was being pranked.

It was one of those hidden camera pranks they sometimes do on celebrities.

Apparently Mr. Rogers had reserved a hotel room during some travels. So the show’s crews put a hidden camera there to catch his reaction.

The goal seemed to be to see Mr. Rogers  lose his cool.

The baggage carrier opened the door to the hotel room  and pointed out there was no tv.

Mr Rogers was unruffled. Totally mellow. And very pleasant! He said he didn’t need it.

A great goal of mine is to give up T.V.



However, I  have kids and a husband at home and love joining them for a show.

I’m not one of those who think TV is evil. I’ve watched many good shows that were inspiring, educational, had great story lines or that gave us something to discuss. TV has often brought us together at the end of a busy day to relax.

But I don’t want to die watching T.V.  I want to live having done things while working hard! I don’t want to live having wasted too much time ‘watching’  others go about their ‘acting’ work.

Michele Marie

13 thoughts on “Mr. Rogers didn’t have Time to Watch T.V.

  1. I’ve definitely cut back. I grew up watching tones of British t.v. Was gutted the t.v. was playing up tonight so I couldn’t watch The Voice. It’s the only thing I watch regularly. I love watching kids movies on the weekend.

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  2. PBS recently carried a story about someone who had watched Mr. Rogers’ program. During a time when the viewer had experienced a difficult stretch, he met Fred Rogers coming out of an elevator. Mr. Rogers gave the viewer his full attention, allowing him to share his problem. So in real life, Mr. Rogers was the gracious person we had seen on TV. FB recently carried the appearance of Mr. Rogers when he appeared before a Senate committee to defend the funding of PBS. He convinced the senators. We could use him today.


  3. It’s so awesome that he was one of those celebrities who never forgot he was human (and part of the human family) after all, nice to know that “celebrity” never went to his head.


    • I really want to. A friend of mine found herself suddenly single. She got rid of the cable tv and the Internet. Couldn’t afford it. Her kids became very indusurious eager workers AND learned to like board games and such for entertainment. …guess there is life after tv /Internet.


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