Mr. Roger (Partially Found Animated Short Series; 1986)
|The opening title card|
Mr. Roger (not to be confused with Mister Rogers' Neighborhood) was a 1986 series of animated shorts about a man who always tried to catch a ride on the subway, but some silly obstacle would prevent him from reaching his destination.
These 20-second shorts were produced by Belokapi, Cofimage 7, and Initial Group in 1986 and commonly aired on The Children's Channel in the UK and parts of Europe, as well as on CBC in Canada.
Although 100 episodes are said to have been produced, only a few of the shorts have surfaced online, and barely any information can be found on the series at all.
Known Episodes (names are fan-given)
01 Windy (Mr. Roger competes against extreme winds coming from the subway train, although a lady is able to get on easily. Unfortunately, the bus speeds away before Mr. Roger can get a chance to try again.)
02 Officer (Mr. Roger gets startled and drops his bag when he seems to get threatened by an officer. All is well until somebody on the subway snatches up his bag and the train leaves.)
03 Bees (A swarm of bees flies around Mr. Roger. As he struggles to swat them away, the subway train makes a brief stop, and somebody sprays him with insect repellent. The train is already gone by the time the cloud of repellent clears up.)
04 Long Train (Mr. Roger waits for a really long subway train... and waits... and waits... until he realizes the unusually long subway train is driving right past him without stopping.)
05 Slingshot (Mr. Roger attempts to slingshot himself into the subway train. Unfortunately the slingshot proves too powerful and sends him crashing through the wall on the other side.)
06 Red Carpet (Mr. Roger walks across a red carpet, but gets tangled up in the carpet before he can enter the subway train.)
An incomplete copy of "Red Carpet" has been found by CDCB2!