Mr. Rogers Loved Farting in Public, According to His Widow

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Fred Rogers, the congenial host of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, has been exalted by viewers for decades, and rightfully so. His gentle and genuine approach to helping children deal with adult topics and embrace a healthy exploration of their imaginations was a fixture in the lives of many. At no point during his life or after his death in 2003 has any scandal emerged. Until now. According to his widow, Mr. Rogers was not above public displays of farting. This surprising character trait was revealed in a profile of Joanne Rogers in the Los Angeles Times. According to Joanne, her husband often broke the tedium of a bland social gathering by breaking wind.