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Jimmy Kimmel reimagines Mr. Rogers movie as violent revenge flick

Jacob Tierney
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A spoof trailer for "A Beautiful Day in the Neighorhood" portrays a vengeful Captain Kangaroo hunting Mister Rogers.

If the trailer for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is anything to go by, the long-awaited film starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers will be a heartwarming celebration of a beloved figure.

Jimmy Kimmel has other ideas.

The late-night TV host showed a spoof trailer Thursday that reimagines the movie as a violent revenge thriller.

It shows vengeful children’s TV host Captain Kangaroo using any means necessary to hunt his rival, Mr. Rogers.

“It may be a beautiful day in the neighborhood, but the night will tear you apart” reads the tagline.

The real “Captain Kangaroo,” hosted by Bob Keeshan, ran from 1955 to 1984.

Keeshan and Rogers made guest appearances on each other’s shows, and there is no record of the real Captain Kangaroo ever lighting Roger’s beloved puppets on fire.

For comparison, here’s the real trailer for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” It’s been watched more than 10 million times and features 100% less ax-wielding than Kimmel’s version.

The movie comes out Thanksgiving Day.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jacob at 724-836-6646, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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