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Mister Rogers Gets Autotuned, I Get Choked Up

From People:

A new viral video called “Garden of Your Mind” features clips from Fred Rogers’s PBS show, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood remixed into a slow-jam, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“You can grow ideas in the garden of your mind,” Rogers’ “sings” in the song’s chorus.

The artist responsible for the altered version is John D. Boswell (a.k.a. “melodysheep”), who has done the same thing with scientists such as astronomer Carl Sagan, reports the Times.

Rogers died in 2003, two years after his show went off the air.

PBS spokespeople told the Times that Mr. Rogers is the first of several iconic personalities that will get the Auto-Tune treatment, in an effort to bring their children’s programming to a new generation.

Aww, childhood. Aww Mister Rogers. Call me sentimental, but I am way, way more emotional about seeing Mister Rogers all over again, ten years after his death and probably twenty since I last really cared about him than what’s probably necessary, and that brings me to just leave this here for you guys:

As for me, I’m going to go and see if I can find this series somewhere in syndication heaven, because now I’m all sorts of emotional and nostalgic.

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