Crew loved to pull pranks on Mr. Rogers

**FILE**Fred Rogers rehearses the opening of his PBS show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" during a taping June 28, 1989, in Pittsburgh.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
**FILE**Fred Rogers rehearses the opening of his PBS show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" during a taping June 28, 1989, in Pittsburgh.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)GENE J. PUSKAR / Today

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Beverly Mitzel: "The crew would often play little pranks on 'Fred' (as we called him) while cameras were rolling. Some have actually made it to some blooper reels.  A few favorites were stuffing extra socks and other objects inside his tennis shoes that he would change into during the show. He would be on camera singing and then, he would go to change from his street shoes to his sneakers and his foot wouldn't fit into the shoe. Another prank was to hide inside the closet where he would hang his sweater. Generally, while cameras were rolling he would open the closet door to hang up his suit jacket and change into his infamous sweater and one of the crew would jump out at him to startle him. He never swore, but generally would break into laughter."

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