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.