You might remember from previous blog entries that instances of Mister Rogers being mentioned on these shows is not uncommon as I've already made mention of the Saved By the Bell episode "Model Students" and the Family Ties episode "Give Uncle Arthur a Kiss." But here are two more...
First on Saved By the Bell, in an episode called "King of the Hill," Zack finds himself in Mr. Belding's office about to receive some guidance from his principal.
Before sitting down for a heart-to-heart chat, Mr. Belding changes into a sweater and has the following exchange with Zack:
Mr. Belding: "I'm taking a different approach with you, Zack."
Zack: "You're gonna be Mister Rogers?"
Mr. Belding: "You're in the neighborhood."
Then, just a few days later, I'm watching "D is for Date" from Family Ties' fifth season (1986). Mallory's boyfriend Nick is in danger of serving jail time after neglecting to pay his income taxes for the past five years.
The Keatons offer their help and Nick gladly provides them with his financial records -- a box containing the "past five years in alphabetical order." Elyse is quite surprised by the first document she pulls from the box.
Elyse: "Mister Rogers Fan Club? 'This card certifies that Nick is a neighbor.'"
Alex: "Don't leave home without it, Nick."
So there you have it. Insignificant, I know.