jqavins wrote:Can anyone tell me why this was funny? I mean, it is a comic; doesn't that mean there's supposed to be something comical about it? All right, there's the Mel Gibson thing, but come on Randall: hows about a joke?
The joke is pretty straightforward.
Mr Rogers is so nice that even during a screaming angry furious cussing fit, the meanest thing he could ever possibly say is "I feel frustrated when we disagree, and I love you" It's that wall of absurdity that he was completely incapable of such an act. It seems impossible that anyone could be like that, it's hilarious to even suggest it... Heck you could even make a comedy routine about a person so nice they are physically unable to say something mean... And then, whelp, looks the joke is on us, cause Mr Rogers is just that sorta person.
Mr Rogers. Dude, I'd say he was in real life, every bit the sorta person that Jesus was described as in the Bible. If only more people in the world was like him. It's a shame that someone like him apparently only comes along every 2000 years.
... Yes I just compared Mr Roger's goodness to Jesus. I dare anyone to disagree. All the more impressive considering Mr Rogers wasn't a <drama> fictional character </drama>