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(Me TV) Video Remember when the Wicked Witch of the West went on Mister Rogers Neighborhood in 1975? Me neither, but here's proof   ( metv.com) divider line
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2017-10-18 10:38:56 AM  
Mister Rogers was the Dr. Phil of his time.
 
2017-10-18 10:45:03 AM  

johnsoninca: Mister Rogers was the Dr. Phil of his time.


Don't you insult Mr.Rogers like that!!
 
2017-10-18 10:50:27 AM  

lindalouwho: johnsoninca: Mister Rogers was the Dr. Phil of his time.

Don't you insult Mr.Rogers like that!!


Hey, he's the one having maligned celebrities on to rehab their image.
 
2017-10-18 10:56:41 AM  
I'm old enough to have had early Mister Rogers reruns air, and I remember this!  I also remember seeing one of the guys backstage as Mr. Mom.
 
2017-10-18 11:09:35 AM  
Mister Rogers was really good about talking about what's real and what isn't. In fact, he even had an episode where he did it with his own show- he showed that the "home" he filmed in was just a set, and then showed his real home where he lived.
 
2017-10-18 11:17:33 AM  
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Blew our minds to learn that Cora the Maxwell House coffee pitch woman was the Wicked Witch of the West.
 
2017-10-18 11:29:49 AM  

damageddude: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Blew our minds to learn that Cora the Maxwell House coffee pitch woman was the Wicked Witch of the West.


She hasn't got the nose. You must have tied a carrot on!
 
2017-10-18 11:32:30 AM  

Fano: damageddude: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Blew our minds to learn that Cora the Maxwell House coffee pitch woman was the Wicked Witch of the West.

She hasn't got the nose. You must have tied a carrot on!


She has got a wart....a little one...
 
2017-10-18 11:36:26 AM  
Lol from the article:
The green makeup would rub off if she held anything or washed at all so when she was in costume 'The Wicked Witch' couldn't touch water.
 
2017-10-18 11:37:57 AM  
I saw it in reruns when I was a kid. And yes, I actually remembered, so it must have re-aired some time after 1978 for me because my memory before that was obliterated.
 
2017-10-18 11:54:16 AM  
I do remember this and think about it every time I see the movie.   Flying monkeys still scare me, though.
 
2017-10-18 12:15:29 PM  
The only thing in Wizard of Oz that really freaked me out as a wee tot was when the witch appeared in the crystal ball, cackling and laughing at Dorothy. I remember thinking "damn, that's cold, biatch."

/okay, maybe not those exact words
 
2017-10-18 12:28:19 PM  
Margaret Hamilton was cool as hell
 
2017-10-18 12:55:32 PM  
That article was pretty good but the linked list did not include Aunt Clara.
 
2017-10-18 01:12:25 PM  
CSB:

My mom told me about one of the family trips she went on as a kid to the Grand Canyon. She said that at one of the view points, while her parents and everyone else was looking at the sights, her youngest sister (of 4) was staring at an older woman who was enjoying the view.

My mom said she pointed up at the woman and said "You're the Wicked Witch!" The woman looked down at her and simply put her finger up to her lips, winked and went "Shhh." Apparently her parents overheard and it was actually Margaret Hamilton and they got an autograph I believe.

/CSB
 
amb
2017-10-18 01:23:27 PM  
The more I learn about Fred Rogers, the more I believe that he was a saint. If people could just be 10% as nice and genuine as he was, we would have a pretty nice world to live on.
 
2017-10-18 02:34:11 PM  
Mr Rodgers was awesome n every way I can think of.

Barely even related:

Mr T vs Mr Rogers. Epic Rap Battles of History #13
Youtube 7ZsKqbt3gQ0
 
2017-10-18 02:36:13 PM  
No, but I remember her showing up to my school around that time.  Our school was holding a carnival/book sale and the fourth grade teacher, who was some sort of relative, invited her.  I think she was in town visiting family.  Very nice lady.
 
2017-10-18 02:37:16 PM  
Mr Rogers Breakdancing
Youtube Fw_GnjE-des
 
2017-10-18 02:51:40 PM  
Since we're on the subject of Margaret Hamilton, here is some essential Halloween viewing:

The Paul Lynde Halloween Special (1976)
Youtube 4psTeRpQ-1o
 
2017-10-18 02:55:04 PM  
Fred Rogers' unforgetable Emmy Award speech - 1997
Youtube ZGHKAWdmGvI

God damn he was awesome.
 
2017-10-18 03:03:59 PM  

Courtney Cox-Zucker: Since we're on the subject of Margaret Hamilton, here is some essential Halloween viewing:

[YouTube video]


Paul Lynde, the Wicked Witch, and Kiss...

A network executive must've been doing the really good shiat when he put that show together.
 
2017-10-18 03:13:35 PM  

ElectricPeterTork: Paul Lynde, the Wicked Witch, and Kiss...

A network executive must've been doing the really good shiat when he put that show together.


Those ingredients are actually the least weird things about it.

Witchiepoo.
Roz "Pinky Tuscadero" Kelly.
Florence Henderson singing a disco rendition of "That Old Black Magic."
 
Ant
2017-10-18 03:51:27 PM  

johnsoninca: Mister Rogers was the Dr. Phil of his time.


No! Dr Phil sucks
 
2017-10-18 04:21:57 PM  
That looks nothing like Nancy Reagan.
 
2017-10-18 05:41:41 PM  
It's hard to watch anything with him in it and not get a little choked up. Ok, a lot choked up..!

When you grow up with a narcissistic, mentally, emotionally and physically abusive asshole as a father, people like Mr. Rogers gives you a window that lets you know there is good in the world.

Why anyone would ever say one negative word about that man totally escapes me.
 
2017-10-18 06:12:42 PM  
Remember when the Wicked Witch of the West went on Mister Rogers Neighborhood

I'm very glad you said "Neighborhood", and I wish it hadn't wrapped down to the next line right at that point in the sentence.
 
stk [recently expired TotalFark]
2017-10-18 06:43:45 PM  
I showed my kids Wizard of Oz for the first time not too long ago and then showed them Hamilton on Mr. Rogers. They thought it was the coolest thing ever.
 
2017-10-18 06:50:36 PM  

logieal: CSB:

My mom told me about one of the family trips she went on as a kid to the Grand Canyon. She said that at one of the view points, while her parents and everyone else was looking at the sights, her youngest sister (of 4) was staring at an older woman who was enjoying the view.

My mom said she pointed up at the woman and said "You're the Wicked Witch!" The woman looked down at her and simply put her finger up to her lips, winked and went "Shhh." Apparently her parents overheard and it was actually Margaret Hamilton and they got an autograph I believe.

/CSB


I did the same thing once in a bookstore when I was very little.

My mom had a hell of a time apologizing to those poor nuns....
 
amb
2017-10-18 07:05:55 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: [YouTube video]
God damn he was awesome.


It is getting real dusty here.
 
2017-10-18 10:19:57 PM  

amb: Jim from Saint Paul: [YouTube video]
God damn he was awesome.

It is getting real dusty here.


When I need a morale boost, it's one of the videos I will watch and life feels just a tad bit better.
 
2017-10-18 10:43:49 PM  

johnsoninca: Mister Rogers was the Dr. Phil of his time.


I'm the Wicked Witch and I do what I want.  Cash me in the West.
 
2017-10-19 01:24:20 AM  
CSB

A fellow I knew and was friendly with was a Presbyterian minister who married two friends of mine.  At the reception, he was talking about just returning from a conference for ministers he'd attended, and Mr. Rogers (also an ordained Presbyterian minister) was there.  Someone said something like, "He's not really all that nice, is he?  It's got to be a little bit of an act", and my friend said, "No.  He's probably nicer than he seems on television."
 
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