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June 7, 2012 7:55 AM   Subscribe

Garden of Your Mind: Mister Rogers Remixed
posted by jacquilynne (57 comments total) 76 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hell yeah.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:59 AM on June 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is quite well done! And trippy as fuck.
posted by flex at 8:03 AM on June 7, 2012


That was beautiful.
posted by popaopee at 8:03 AM on June 7, 2012


Awesome.
posted by oulipian at 8:05 AM on June 7, 2012


I really like how well done this is
posted by fightoplankton at 8:07 AM on June 7, 2012


You forgot the #ididntorderanywhistles tag.
posted by oulipian at 8:09 AM on June 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


Mr Rogers is hip as ever.
posted by stbalbach at 8:11 AM on June 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I admit, I was hesitant to click on the link. I think I feel very...protective of Mister Rogers. Like, there's a recurring style of "imitation" of him where someone will say something like, "Can you say 'trichinosis', kids? I knew you could!", and inside I'm all BUT MISTER ROGERS NEVER PRETENDED HE COULD HEAR YOU, HE WAS VERY CLEAR ABOUT YOU BEING TELEVISION NEIGHBORS, NOW LEAVE HIM ALONE.

Um. That is just to say, I watched this anyway, and turns out I love it. That's Mister Rogers, right there. So, thanks, jacquilynne.
posted by theatro at 8:11 AM on June 7, 2012 [17 favorites]


Oh wow, I just realized this is officially PBS-sanctioned (I watched it in the little MeFi player):
"Mister Rogers remixed by Symphony of Science's John Boswell for PBS Digital Studios.

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. (Headphones highly recommended!)

This is the first in a series of PBS icons remixed.

Many thanks to the folks at the Fred Rogers Company for their support."
Can't wait to see more of these!
posted by flex at 8:11 AM on June 7, 2012 [12 favorites]


Although, the suggested/related videos on that page are kind of puzzling.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:14 AM on June 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is awesome. That the messages delivered here can be strung together without real trickery (splicing bits of words or phrases) speaks to what a force for good Mr. Rogers was. I'm not familiar with today's children's TV landscape, but I just can't imagine there's anything as rich as this.
posted by uncleozzy at 8:14 AM on June 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


Thank you so much for posting this.

It's lovely.
posted by kinnakeet at 8:16 AM on June 7, 2012


Something in my eye.
posted by jquinby at 8:16 AM on June 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Also I'm pretty sure we had the tape recorder pictured in the opening. I remember very distinctly the day my mom brought it home--I must have been 4, probably not yet 5--and put in a listen-and-read type deal (I believe it was Sesame Street-related). I thought, Jesus, this is some fancy stuff that we probably can't afford.
posted by uncleozzy at 8:18 AM on June 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


That was great.

I'm wondering who else is in that "series of PBS icons."
posted by jprind at 8:18 AM on June 7, 2012


jprind: I'm wondering who else is in that "series of PBS icons."

Bob Ross remixed, please.
posted by gilrain at 8:21 AM on June 7, 2012 [10 favorites]


That the messages delivered here can be strung together without real trickery (splicing bits of words or phrases)

That's one of the things I really love about it. I occasionally watch a remix, usually of Obama, and they're so tedious. Why yes, it is easy to find Obama saying almost any word in a song lyric, because the man gives like a kabillion speeches a year and all of them are recorded for posterity. So the end result is disjointed and not particularly interesting. It doesn't say anything about the person featured or the song, and it's usually not that pleasant to listen to, either.

But this was beautiful.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:21 AM on June 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


jprind: I'm wondering who else is in that "series of PBS icons."

Bob Ross remixed, please.


I believe this situation calls for Julia Child.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:22 AM on June 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


In case you need something unstuck.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:23 AM on June 7, 2012


Bob Ross remixed, please.

Ahem
posted by oulipian at 8:26 AM on June 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


video mash-up artist John D. Boswell, aka melodysheep

Ah, the same person who did the mega-viral Carl Sagan remix(which I think is catchier).
posted by neroli at 8:26 AM on June 7, 2012 [6 favorites]


I think Mr. Rogers would have like this.
posted by orme at 8:29 AM on June 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


That was a nice way to start my morning. Thanks for posting it.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 8:34 AM on June 7, 2012


Mr. Rogers rules, and this was cool. Thanks for posting.
posted by Outlawyr at 8:35 AM on June 7, 2012


I've surprised myself with an unexpected rush of nostalgia and affection. I never realized how much I really loved Mr Rogers. This touched something very deep within my brain.
posted by Eumachia L F at 8:41 AM on June 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


That was just great and represents everything I love about Mister Rogers.
posted by BoatMeme at 8:46 AM on June 7, 2012


This was better than I was expecting - thanks.

Next I'd like to see a This Old House industrial hardstyle remix.
posted by codacorolla at 9:14 AM on June 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


This Old House is clearly ripe for a dubstep style.
posted by clvrmnky at 9:23 AM on June 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Since we're making requests, Marty Stouffer's Wild America, please.
posted by katyh at 9:24 AM on June 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


Victory Garden Ibiza, if you please.
posted by jquinby at 9:38 AM on June 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I occasionally watch a remix, usually of Obama, and they're so tedious. ...But this was beautiful.

Agreed!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:55 AM on June 7, 2012


I loved this!!!!
posted by timpanogos at 10:15 AM on June 7, 2012


You can grow many things

In the garden of your mind
posted by Tomorrowful at 10:16 AM on June 7, 2012


Marty Stouffer's Wild America, please.

aaaaah oh my god yes
posted by Sokka shot first at 10:40 AM on June 7, 2012


Wonderful. Thanks!
posted by gyusan at 10:44 AM on June 7, 2012


Every time we have a Mr. Rogers thread, I have to link to this Esquire profile. Weren't we lucky to have him.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 10:47 AM on June 7, 2012 [5 favorites]


I concur with theatro -- I'm very protective of Mister Rogers too. I don't like jokes about him, or anything like that. Mister Rogers is my hero -- if I could be like anyone in the entire world it's him, and I try my best every day.

So, at first I thought this was going to be something making fun. But then I saw that it was sanctioned by PBS -- AND by the Symphony of Science guy. So I had a feeling it was gonna be OK.

And it turned out to be wonderful and very true to Mister Rogers' message.

Thank you for sharing this, it's beautiful.
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 11:21 AM on June 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


OMG, I loved this, and I'm favoriting everything in this thread because of love.
posted by BrashTech at 11:21 AM on June 7, 2012


I saw this elsewhere and I KNEW it would find its way here -and I was right.


This was beautiful. Calming even.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 12:32 PM on June 7, 2012


This was so amazing, and it was so surreal that I could actually remember most of these episodes.
posted by Nimmie Amee at 12:44 PM on June 7, 2012


I pulled up the Symphony of Science website and my kids and I have spent the last hour or so watching the other videos. My favorite is We Are All Connected but the kids keep asking me to replay The World of the Dinosaurs. They didn't recognize Sagan or Attenborough or Hawking or any of the other Science Superstars of my youth (although they're learning about them now), but they just about lost their minds when they saw Bill Nye pop up.

Thanks for introducing us to this, jacquilynne! These are all really nicely done.
posted by Dojie at 1:41 PM on June 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


That was simultaneously awful and awesome.
posted by scottatdrake at 1:49 PM on June 7, 2012


I've never noticed it until, but there's something... Eames-ian about Mr. Rogers. Maybe that's another layer of why I love him.
posted by functionequalsform at 2:03 PM on June 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


*until now
posted by functionequalsform at 2:03 PM on June 7, 2012


:thumbsup:
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:41 PM on June 7, 2012


I feel all fuzzy and warm inside. That Carl Sagan remix was nice too. Does there happen to be one of Steven Hawking by any chance?
posted by PipRuss at 3:55 PM on June 7, 2012


15 Reasons Mr. Rogers Was The Best Neighbor Ever, Mental Floss
posted by the man of twists and turns at 4:16 PM on June 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


MORE PLEASE MORE PLEASE MORE METAFILTER

This post more than makes up for all the Hideous Creep brand eye bleach I've needed on the blue lo these many, many years.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 4:51 PM on June 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I loved this.
posted by 4ster at 5:30 PM on June 7, 2012


Carl Sagan re-mix. even more billions.
posted by TMezz at 6:08 PM on June 7, 2012


Brilliant. Both this and the Sagan remix.
posted by gen at 10:56 PM on June 7, 2012


Somebody please tell me there's an MP3 of this available.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 1:33 AM on June 8, 2012


And someday, I'll learn to read.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 1:38 AM on June 8, 2012


It seems like this has popped up in seventeen places as I've gone around online and I've watched it at every single one. Jesus I miss Fred Rogers.
posted by nanojath at 1:23 PM on June 8, 2012


turned it off when I found out it was autotune.
posted by benbenson at 1:57 PM on June 8, 2012


This was so very good.
posted by Lutoslawski at 3:23 PM on June 8, 2012


Does there happen to be one of Steven Hawking by any chance?

The very first Symphony of Science video, A Still More Glorious Dawn contains some Hawking bits. I'm sure others include Hawking, too, if you want to click the first link and watch some of them.
posted by audacity at 8:45 PM on June 8, 2012


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