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Mister Rogers gets the autotune-remix treatment, courtesy of PBS

Well, we can certainly tell it’s Friday afternoon, can’t we?

The childhood staple Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood has gotten this loving and charming tribute from YouTube power user and autotune demigod melodysheep — all with the permission and cooperation of the fine folks (and copyright holders) at PBS, too.

“When we discovered video mash-up artist John D. Boswell, aka melodysheep, on YouTube, we immediately wanted to work together,” a PBS rep wrote on the video’s YouTube page. “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.”

The rep went on to reveal that Mister Rogers is merely the first in a series of PBS icons who will get the remix treatment.

Boswell is particularly known for his “symphonies of science,” which feature interview clips and quips from famous scientists. Stay tuned to the PBS Digital YouTube channel for more. And go throw some money at PBS while you’re at it.

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