Chef Brockett

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"Chef" Don Brockett lives in the real Neighborhood at 5600 Darlington Road[1] and is the owner/operator of Brockett's Bakery which is located near Negri's Music Shop and Betty's Little Theater. He is following in the footsteps of his father who was also a chef.[2]

Early on, Chef Brockett does not speak while cooking and insists on having a quiet kitchen; however, this characteristic becomes less emphasized over time.

In addition to the typical bakery a short-lived soda shoppe could be found at Brockett's Bakery in the late 1970s.

Chef Brockett walks with a noticable limp which does not hold him back from staying active throughout the Neighborhood. When the factory caught fire, Chef Brockett was instrumental in putting out the flames.[3]

Mister Rogers often visits Brockett's Bakery or Chef Brockett visits Mister Rogers' house where they demonstrate how to make a variety of tasty snacks. Similarly, Chef Brockett finds his way into the Neighborhood of Make-Believe quite frequently as well. There he is often delivering a snack of some sort or participating in one of the many Neighborhood operas.


Operas and Plays

Chef Brockett's experience with the Neighborhood operas and plays is quite extensive including the following parts:


Polio

It is no secret that Don Brockett suffered from the effects of polio. In Episode 1674, Chef Brockett visits Mister Rogers' house using crutches following a recent surgery. It can only be assumed that limp and condition were written into the character traits of Chef Brockett.


Images




Chef Brockett at Mister Rogers’ house. [Episode 0003]
Chef Brockett dressed as Santa Claus. [Episode 1261]
Chef Brockett in his bakery.
[Episode 1179]
Chef Brockett in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. [Episode 1606]
Horatio in Potato Bugs and Cows. [Episode 1300]
King Kittypus in Spoon Mountain. [Episode 1505]
Angelfish in A Granddad for Daniel. [Episode 1535]
Father Kitty in A Star for Kitty.
[Epsiode 1565]
Mr. Bulldog in Josephine the Short-necked Giraffe.
[Episode 1609]
Illustrated in Planet Purple

Notes

  • A caricature of Chef Brockett is seen in Episode 1068 as part of a book called Who's Coming to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Puppet / Costume Variations

1015 Wears a tuxedo for the wedding
1169 Dresses as the Monkey's Uncle
1245 "The Chef"
1261 Dresses up as Santa Claus
1300 Horation Potato Bug
1369 Wears football jersey
1370 Wears handball-football uniform
1425 Father Swan
1475 Banana boat captain
1505 King Kittypus
1523 Wears war general uniform
1535 Angelfish
1565 Father Kitty
1584 Dresses up as a clown
1609, 1610 Mr. Bulldog
1638 Wears Handyman Negri's hat

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Books

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References

  1. Episode 1046. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  2. Episode 0121. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  3. Episode 0063. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

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