Mister Rogers talks about games
October 25, 2007 12:54 PM   Subscribe

Mister Rogers asks a kid how to play Donkey Kong. Later in the clip, Keith David shows up and demonstrates how the buttons in an arcade machine work. [Via.]
posted by tepidmonkey (17 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Awesome! Don't be fooled, though - Fred Rogers secretly tears it up on Donkey Kong, especially the Pie Factory level.
posted by porn in the woods at 1:06 PM on October 25, 2007


If Fred Rogers were still alive, Billy Mitchell would be cowering in fear.
posted by The World Famous at 1:22 PM on October 25, 2007 [2 favorites]


I know I'm going to hell for this, but if you listen to this clip sans video, you get a very different take on what's really happening.

>Could we watch?
Sure, stand over there and you can see it better.

>You put that inside there.

>We're interested about the insides of things.

>That's what makes it move, left to right, or up and down.

>Oh, Brandon, your Dad is over there...I think we better go.
posted by fijiwriter at 1:26 PM on October 25, 2007


That was a totally great little video clip, thank you. I love that the kid is already a hardcore gamer. He's still playing Chutes and Ladders, but on Donkey Kong he knows that "down" isn't terribly useful (at least, on that first level).
posted by Nelson at 1:38 PM on October 25, 2007


If Fred Rogers were still alive, Billy Mitchell would be cowering in fear.

Billy Mitchell sucks the non-douchebag joystick of Steve Wiebe.
posted by Mikey-San at 1:59 PM on October 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


In case anyone is thinking about going in the direction of fijiwriter's comment, just remember this.
posted by ORthey at 2:09 PM on October 25, 2007 [3 favorites]


OMG! I love that kid.

"That little girl, you're opposedta save her with that little carpenter."
posted by piratebowling at 2:36 PM on October 25, 2007


Billy Mitchell sucks the non-douchebag joystick of Steve Wiebe.

Preach on, brother. Amen.
posted by The World Famous at 3:13 PM on October 25, 2007


I know I'm going to hell for this, but if you listen to this clip sans video, you get a very different take on what's really happening.

Especially if you're Mr. Furley.
posted by sourwookie at 4:40 PM on October 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


I was about due for some Mr. Rogers. Thanks for the post!
posted by hector horace at 4:49 PM on October 25, 2007


Wow, this clip really takes me back. How cool that the kid is the expert, and Mr. Rogers defers to him.
posted by misha at 6:09 PM on October 25, 2007


Mr. Rogers Goes to Washington to defend public television funding. A classic moment in front of a Senate committee.
posted by ALongDecember at 6:42 PM on October 25, 2007 [3 favorites]


Thank you for that link, alongdecember. Rogers had a strength of character, and a belief in himself and what he did, that is absolutely moving.
posted by churl at 8:11 PM on October 25, 2007


I'd seen this before, but I clicked anyway, and I saw that someone had uploaded an interview by Gary Collins from 1986. It's amazing how someone so soft-spoken can have such a commanding presence.
posted by zennie at 9:56 PM on October 25, 2007


Two of the coolest guys on the planet in one video! I'm having a hard time picturing David going from the set of The Thing to the set of Mr. Rogers...
posted by brundlefly at 10:00 PM on October 25, 2007


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posted by ZachsMind at 3:03 AM on October 26, 2007


Fred Rogers interview, you say? Four hours worth, coming right up.
posted by Optamystic at 8:59 AM on October 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


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