Mr. Rogers Autotuned: Twitter Reacts

By: WebProNews Staff - June 8, 2012

Mr. Rogers autotuned: If you’re one of the few unfortunate souls who has yet to hear “Garden of Your Mind”, an official collaboration between PBS Digital Studios and John D. Boswell, then you’re seriously missing out on one of the eeriest autotune songs currently available on the Internet. Using clips from several episodes of Fred Rogers’ iconic PBS series “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”, Boswell (aka melodysheep) has crafted something truly remarkable and, believe it or not, weirdly mesmerizing.

Here’s what PBS had to same about the project:

When we discovered video mash-up artist John D. Boswell, aka melodysheep, on YouTube, we immediately wanted to work together. Turns out that he is a huge Mister Rogers Neighborhood fan, and was thrilled at the chance to pay tribute to one of our heroes. Both PBS and the Fred Rogers Company hope you like John’s celebration of Fred Rogers’ message.

As Josh predicted yesterday, it hasn’t taken very long for this sucker to go viral. After giving the song one, two, or twelve spins, check out some Twitter reactions to this loving tribute to a man who helped define and shape many a childhood in his day. You’ll find the aforementioned comments positioned beneath the embedded video. Enjoy!

I was a huge Mr. Rogers fan growing up, and still am. Love this new remixed, groovy, autotuned tribute:
12 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto
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Get your groove on. New singles dropping from the Fresh Prince and Mr. Rogers. Um, what year is this? What universe?
47 minutes ago via bitly · powered by @socialditto
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We need another Mr. Rogers.
3 hours ago via Tweetbot for iOS · powered by @socialditto
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This mr. Rogers autotuned remix thing is blowing my mind right now, what kind of sick fuck made this
4 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto
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In love w/ this Mr. Rogers vid. Love the idea of telling kids that creativity, imagination & open mind is a good thing
8 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto
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PBS autotunes Mr. Rogers, the results are tender yet trippy via @io9
39 seconds ago via Tweet Button · powered by @socialditto
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If you’re interested in being able to sleep tonight, don’t watch the new autotuned Mr. Rogers YouTube video.
11 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto
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    Imagine that. Thanks, Mr. Rodgers, and friends.

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