Sadhvi Sez: Mister Rogers and the Garden of your Mind


I don’t remember watching Mister Rogers when I was a kid, probably because I was not a kid when he came out in ’68!  But having a younger brother who watched Sesame Street, I was aware of seeing and hearing his voice.  I always thought he was kind of strange; his voice was too nice, the kind of voice that I didn’t trust. 

It turns out that he was just being himself, and since he was on TV for such a long time (1968-2001) influencing a lot of kids, there must have been some magic in him!

He is no longer with us, but lives on thanks to a great remix for PBS.  And now, Mister Rogers has gone viral! 

  • The video has been viewed on YouTube more than 4 million times.  Last weekend it was the #1
  • On the PBS Facebook page, the video has been shared more than 3,400 times, has earned more than 2,000 likes and generated more than 160 comments.
  • Celebrities including Neil Patrick Harris, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alyssa Milano, Morgan Spurlock and Guy Kawasaki have shared the video with their many Twitter followers.

I really liked it. Enjoy.

About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

8 thoughts on “Sadhvi Sez: Mister Rogers and the Garden of your Mind

  1. My kids adored Mr. Rogers, and I love this video! Thank you for posting it, Sadhvi. He was only a little creepy to adults–never to kids.

  2. Yes I remember Mr. Rogers and all his songs. He was so wonderful to children (and Moms) as to how things worked and gave everyone confidence that they could do anything. Kids today need a person to explain things in their terms and how things to work. But I understand, when you are a teenager he is just a silly person. By the way, I loved that mix!

  3. Hey Ramapada….when Mister Rogers hit the tube, you were making Jimi Hendrix’s leather clothes for Woodstock…who you kidding man!

  4. Yeah, I found him creepy too like a mouthpiece for Big Brother..but then again I wasn’t the ‘perfect’ child either..

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