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​Twitch asks Mister Rogers, 'Would you be my neighbor?'

The streaming site for video games is changing its tune with plans to stream a "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" marathon.

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Twitch will be streaming 886 episodes of the classic children's TV show starting next week.

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It's time to grab that cardigan and cozy up for Twitch's all-episode marathon of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

The Amazon-owned streaming site, which is typically focuses on video games, tournaments and gaming culture, has taken a slight detour to give users 886 episodes of that decades-long TV classic featuring Fred Rogers singing and teaching children how to be good people.

"In a lot of ways, Mister Rogers may have been the first 'streamer' that many of us ever watched," Twitch wrote in a blog post. "He'd always speak directly to his viewers in a welcoming, familiar way, and when you entered his neighborhood you immediately felt like a part of the community."

The marathon kicks off on May 15 and runs through June 3. It will show all Mister Rogers episodes, including some that only aired once or are otherwise unavailable online. People will be able to watch the show as it goes from black-and-white in the late '60s to color in the '70s, '80s and '90s.

Part of Twitch's marathon is to urge people to donate money to their local PBS stations. PBS was the network that broadcast "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" from 1968 to 2001. Twitch and PBS have partnered up before and streamed other network classics like "Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting" and "Julia Child's The French Chef."

Staring down larger video giant YouTube, Twitch has been working to make the site more inviting for those who aren't gamers. In December, the site loosened its rules to allow non-gaming video.

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