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MisteRogers' Neighborhood 1608: Josephine the Short Neck Giraffe (1968–2001) HD online
Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Family / Fantasy / Music
Original Title: 1608: Josephine the Short Neck Giraffe
Director: Paul Lally
Writers: Fred Rogers
Released: 1968–2001
Duration: 29min
Video type: TV Episode
The Neighborhood of Make-Believe presents "Josephine the Short-Neck Giraffe," a musical story for children by Fred Rogers. We meet Josephine who feels badly because her neck is short. Her friend suggests she attend the "School for Growing."
Episode credited cast:
Fred Rogers Fred Rogers - Mr. Rogers / Sunflower (Daniel Striped Tiger)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuck Aber Chuck Aber - Frog (voice)
Betty Aberlin Betty Aberlin - Josephine
Michael Horton Michael Horton - Butterfly / Bird / Bee (voice)
Joe Negri Joe Negri - Father Elephant
David Newell David Newell - Mr. McFeely
Zelda Pulliam Zelda Pulliam - Hazel Elephant
Audrey Roth Audrey Roth - Mother Elephant
Maggie Stewart Maggie Stewart - Mrs. Giraffe
Robert Trow 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.