Mr. Rogers Breaks the Fourth Wall To Introduce the Show’s Musicians to His Television Neighbors

On an early episode of his eponymous show, the affable Fred Rogers of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood broke the fourth wall to introduce the musicians who played his opening theme along with all other incidental music on the show. Johnny Costa played piano, Carl McVicker Jr played double bass and Bobby Rawsthorne played drums all of whom were known as Johnny Costa Trio, which was an integral part of the show for a very long time.

This episode is about music and Mr. Rogers introduces his musicians, John Costa (Piano), Carl McVicker Jr. (Bass), and Bobby Rawsthorne (Drums).