Mr. Rogers’ Notorious Neighborhood

During a rousing game of (drunken) Scattergories, the letter “R” was rolled and one of the questions was “Notorious People.” My friend answered “Mr. Rogers”. I called bullshit. Notorious has a negative connotation. I was told I was wrong, that notorious is just another word for “famous”.  This is wildly incorrect:  If Mr. Rogers were a known child molester then yes, he would be considered notorious. I offered ample data to support my argument like the definition of the word and anecdotal evidence such as, “Well then, why would Biggie Smalls call himself ‘Notorious B.I.G.’!?”  Anyway, am I right or am I wrong here? 

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