MISTER ROGERS. BtVS Intertext/Allusion.

In "Gingerbread," we find the following exchange between Willow and her mother, Sheila Rosenberg (who makes her only appearance of the series on this episode):

Willow: Mom, how would you know what I can do? I mean, the last time we had a conversation over three minutes, it was about the patriarchal bias of the Mr. Rogers Show.

Sheila: Well, (makes finger quotes) with King Friday lording it over all the lesser puppets . . .

Mister Rogers Neighborhood (1967-2001) was a long-running PBS television show for children hosted by Fred Rogers (1928-2003) and produced by WQED-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a regular segment of the show, Mister Rogers paid a visit to the Land of Make-Believe, where King Friday was the puppet ruler.



--David Lavery