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Revealed! Mr. Rogers's New Replacement in the Neighborhood

Mr. Rogers Is Replaced At Last – By a Tiger

Originally posted 09/01/2012 10:00AM

Fred Rogers peacefully presided over PBS's Mister Rogers' Neighborhood for 33 years, until his retirement in 2000 – the beloved Fred Rogers died in 2003, at 74 – and now, finally, someone is getting ready to take his place in the neighborhhod.

Meet Daniel Striped Tiger, a brightly animated character described by The New York Times as "the fictional young offspring of Rogers’s original puppet characters."

Cuddly, wide-eyed Daniel, who is seen in some depictions sporting a trademark Rogers cardigan (Mr. Rogers's favorite color, too: red), will start presiding over the old neighborhood as of this Monday. He will be joined, The Times reports, by O the Owl (whose uncle was the original X the Owl), and Katerina Kittycat, the progeny of Henrietta Pussycat and a usually absent father.

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Mr. Rogers (Yes, Mr. Rogers!) Gets a Remix

Mr. Rogers Gets Auto-Tuned in 'Garden of Your Mind' Video

Originally posted 06/08/2012 08:00AM

Kanye West, Rihanna and … Mr. Rogers?

The latest celebrity to get the Auto-Tune treatment – whereby singers use an electronic processor to alter the pitch of their voice, sometimes drastically – is none other than the late beloved children's TV host.

A new viral video called "Garden of Your Mind" features clips from Fred Rogers's PBS show, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood remixed into a slow-jam, according to the Los Angeles Times.

"You can grow ideas in the garden of your mind," Rogers' "sings" in the song's chorus.

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