Every Mister Rogers Sweater Color, Visualized

Owen Phillips // The Awl
Owen Phillips // The Awl

There are few sweaters as iconic as the ones worn by Fred Rogers, the beloved PBS host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Throughout the show’s more than 30 years on the air, Rogers donned many a cardigan—so much so that one is now housed in the Smithsonian as an artifact of American history.

You can map out every sweater he wore throughout the series thanks to Tim Lybarger, creator of the fan site the Neighborhood Archive (and Mental Floss contributor). The Awl recently put together the above visualization of the data Lybarger gathered back in 2011, showing how his wardrobe changed over time.

As you can see, from the show’s start in 1979 to its close in 2001, Rogers began to swap out his bright yellows and sky blues for darker reds, pinks, and even the very occasional black. Though later fans might associate him predominantly with red, he wore green more than any other color, as Owen Phillips writes at The Awl. Overall, he switched it up quite a bit—the visualization as a whole is pretty blinding.

Enjoy more Mister Rogers colors at The Awl. If you really like the graphic, Phillips is giving away a high-resolution version to anyone who donates $5 to PBS.

Pottery Barn Is Launching a Friends-Inspired Furniture Line That Includes Rachel’s Iconic Apothecary Table

To celebrate this fall’s 25th anniversary of the premiere of Friends in 1994, Pottery Barn is releasing a line of furniture inspired by the beloved NBC sitcom, Deadline reports.

The collection will feature accessories, furniture, and tabletop items, including Central Perk mugs. One highlight is a replica of the apothecary table that made a name for apothecary tables everywhere with its spotlight-stealing performance in the season 6 episode “The One with the Apothecary Table.” In it, Rachel purchases an apothecary table from Pottery Barn and, when she finds out Phoebe hates Pottery Barn, tells her the table is an antique from the “days of yore.” It gets more complicated (and hilarious) from there.

Pottery Barn's 'Friends' furniture collection
Pottery Barn

According to BuzzFeed, the episode was actually part of a product placement deal with Pottery Barn, and Entertainment Weekly even ranked it first on their “Best Product Placement” list for Friends.

You can shop the collection beginning on July 30, with prices starting at $12.50. If you’re a diehard Friends fanatic looking to celebrate its 25th anniversary in a way that Rachel Green would be proud of, you can also enter Pottery Barn’s sweepstakes for a chance to win a free trip for two to Los Angeles, complete with a $1000 shopping spree to Pottery Barn and a Warner Bros. Studio Deluxe Tour which includes, of course, a visit to the Central Perk set.

And, if you haven’t seen “The One with the Apothecary Table,” you can watch it on Netflix before Friends leaves for WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max in 2020.

[h/t Deadline]

Target Has Launched a Harry Potter Line of Clothing, Accessories, and Home Goods


No more blending in with the mediocre Muggles—now wizards can decorate and accessorize like the magical creatures they are with Target's brand-new line of Harry Potter clothing and home goods.

Target shoppers will feel like they’ve stepped through Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station as they wander the Harry Potter-stuffed aisles. Popsugar reports that Target will carry more than 500 Harry Potter-themed items, including socks, lanterns, pillows, dolls and much more.

You’ll be able to wake up in your Hogwarts sheets, have your morning coffee in a Slytherin mug, and take a ride on a foam Nimbus 2000 replica while rocking a Potter t-shirt. Not sure what house you’re in? No sweat! Target is even carrying a real-life sorting hat.

Whether you need a gift for the kiddos, or just want to treat your inner witch, Target is sure to have the perfect find in its Wizarding World line.