Sunday, January 7, 2018

Nick Failla's Supercombs

As I've been working through the last dozen or so character pages yet to be completed, I was intrigued by the fact that Mister Rogers kept the same barber in the Neighborhood for multiple decades. I guess this should come as no surprise considering the longevity of most of the Neighborhood's regular characters, but still, take a look at Nick Failla giving a haircut to Mister Rogers in 1973 (Episode 1262) and then again almost twenty years later in 1991 (Episode 1634).


Always on the lookout for interesting background details in the Neighborhood, it was fun to discover the display in the back corner of Mr. Failla's 1973 barbershop -- a display for Ajax Unbreakable Pocket Combs.

But these aren't just combs. They're supercombs.

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