Mister Rogers gets auto-tuned again: Watch the 'B-Side' video, 'Sing Together'
There can never be too much love for Mister Rogers.
That's what lies beneath a new digital remix from PBS, "Sing Together." Called the "B-Side" version, this is the second video to feature the words and kindness of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" star Fred Rogers auto-tuned into a song.
Yet again, the result is beautiful and happiness-inducing.
The original, PBS-sanctioned auto-tune remix for Mister Rogers hit the Internet almost exactly one year ago, on June 7, 2012. With footage and lyrics taken from episodes of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," the tune was a nostalgic flashback to decades of childhoods.
And it did rather well for PBS -- "Garden of Your Mind" has over 8.7 million views in its first year.
Can "Sing Together" replicate that success? While it's unlikely that this newest remix, made as before by MelodySheep (Symphony of Science's John D. Boswell), will replicate the initial video's viral status, there's still plenty of Mister Rogers nostalgia out there.
If nothing else, PBS can legitimately hope that "Sing Together" will match the success of its other video remixes: "Happy Little Clouds" (featuring Bob Ross, 5.2 million views), "Keep on Cooking" ( Julia Child, 1.5 million views) and "In Your Imagination" ( "Reading Rainbow," 850,000 views).