He named the mailman on the show Mr. McFeely after his own middle name. Years after the show ended, he shared that he wished he had chosen a different name for the delivery man, had he known the amount of dirty jokes that would have come from it.
9. He Was A Quiet Radical
The show was filled with a kind and gentle feeling, but it had a low-key way of taking on progressive topics that were happening at the time. One episode had the puppet King Friday XIII and his guard making a barbed-wire fence as a way to block social change. The neighborhood was saved, but only through civil disobedience. This was aired during the Vietnam War. Makes sense, doesn’t it?