Can you please paint Mr. Rogers in a war-torn post apocalyptic setting, with a blood soaked red sweater and a bloodied Japanese headband resting a katana over his shoulder and giving a friendly smile as he stands over the body of a recently killed Darth Vader. Nearby are corpses of Sauron, Lord Voldemort, and Agent Smith, while a few members of Sesame Street are bowing to him in honor and a torn banner with the words “Welcome to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe” falls above him like the ending of Jurassic Park.
How stupid is this….I just stumbled across some “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” toys, recognized the characters, setting, whole concept basically, as a rip off of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood of Make-Believe and felt like someone had punched me in the stomach. I really felt like crying about this :(
After looking up more about this new neighborhood I understand that it is NOT really a rip off and that Mr. Rogers would be pleased (at least that is what the wiki article makes it sound like. I haven’t actually seen any episodes).