MisteRogers' Neighborhood 1608: Josephine the Short Neck Giraffe (1968–2001) HD online
|Episode credited cast:|
|Fred Rogers||-||Mr. Rogers / Sunflower (Daniel Striped Tiger)|
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|Chuck Aber||-||Frog (voice)|
|Michael Horton||-||Butterfly / Bird / Bee (voice)|
|Joe Negri||-||Father Elephant|
|David Newell||-||Mr. McFeely|
|Zelda Pulliam||-||Hazel Elephant|
|Audrey Roth||-||Mother Elephant|
|Maggie Stewart||-||Mrs. Giraffe|
|Robert Trow||-||Tree (Bob Dog)|
Josephine the Short-Neck Giraffe was originally written in French by Fred Rogers while he was in college. In 1968, an LP was released with Mister Rogers narrating the story and "neighbors" from that era singing the roles. There are considerable differences from the original version and this version. Many of the lines and lyrics are adapted significantly and many of the characters are different.
Sunflower, Tree, Butterfly, Bird, and Bee did not exist in the original LP version of Josephine. While Frog did exist, his part is very different.
Father Elephant's name is Roy.
The song It's No Use was not in the original LP version of Josephine.
In the original LP version of Josephine, the school was located in Westwood - the Westwood School for Growing.