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Handyman Negri

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Handyman Negri is the royal fix-it man in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Skilled at fixing, cleaning, and building things, Handyman Negri is often called upon for his help in keeping the Neighborhood in order. When a new school was being considered for the Neighborhood of Make-Believe children, Handyman Negri went to work and built a school at Someplace Else.[1]

In addition to his handywork, Handyman Negri has also been asked to serve in other roles at the kings request including a Neighborhood border guard[2] and a member of volunteer fire department.[3]

Handyman Negri is a talented musician and often performs for and with his Neighbors. While he has been known to play guitar duets with King Friday XIII and to sing with Lady Elaine Fairchilde, Handyman Negri serves as a guitar instructor for Prince Tuesday. He has also taken an active role in several of the Neighborhood operas and plays.

On a few occasions, Handyman Negri has appeared in the real Neighborhood.

Operas and Plays

Handyman Negri appeared in several of the Neighborhood operas and plays including the following parts:



  • In early episodes, Handyman Negri was referred to as "Mr. Negri" before taking on "handyman" status. He was also known to occasionally appear in the real Neighborhood as Handyman Negri.
  • The first reference to "Handyman" Negri comes in Episode 0020.
  • A caricature of Handyman Negri is seen in Episode 1068 as part of a book called Who's Coming to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.


Mr. Negri
[Episode 0001]
Handyman Negri
[Episode 1471]
Cleaning the castle
[Episode 1486]
Illustrated in Time to Be Friends
A handy lady and a handy man
[Episode 1507]
Handyman Negri
[Episode 1542]
Playing the guitar
[Episode 1669]
Father Elephant
[Episode 1610]
W.I. Norton Donovan
[Episode 1475]
The Windstorm
[Episode 1475]
The Storyteller
[Episode 1505]


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  1. Episode 1461. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  2. Episode 0001. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  3. Episode 1744. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

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