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Surprising Unknown Facts About Mister Rogers

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But he enjoyed an Eddie Murphy spoof from Saturday Night Live.

Mister Rogers' parody Mister Robinsons' Neighborhood

Images: NBC / Saturday Night Live

Eddie Murphy made many skits during his stint on Saturday Night Live. He took motivation from household names, including Stevie Wonder, Sammy Davis Jr., and Mr. T. But one of his most prominent skits was Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood. Eddie Murphy plays the role of a calm, cool, and collected man who, unlike Mister Rogers, lives in a less than ideal world. He has been chased down for rent money, groceries, and toy money. Fred found the parody “amusing and affectionate”. He even visited the Saturday Night Live set in 1982 to meet Eddie Murphy. Eddie Murphy was very excited to meet “the real Mister Rogers”.

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