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Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed -- Netflix documentary



Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed brings us the shockingly untold story of the prolific landscape artist and host of The Joy of Painting. With a keen appreciation for nature, and a kind and gentle demeanor, Bob Ross encouraged everyone he met to embrace their creativity and believe in themselves, becoming a cultural phenomenon along the way. The man who famously said that there were no mistakes - just happy accidents - has brought sheer delight to the world for decades. Beyond the iconic hair, soothing voice and nostalgic paintings lies a mystery that many have yet to discover.
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Re: Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed -- Netflix documentary

Definitely checking this out.
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Re: Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed -- Netflix documentary

A favorite of mine since I was a kid.

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Happy Accidents...
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Bob Ross! The other two are definitely spoilers...


Betrayal
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The man who taught him the wet-on-wet was frustrated Bob hit it bigger than him and resented his success. As far as I know, Bob always gave him credit for teaching him what he did.


Greed
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His business partners who helped launch him got into a legal battle with his Family after he died on rights, shares, etc. Pretty sure they won the case.


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Re: Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed -- Netflix documentary

I watched a lot of the episodes in the 90s and that's how I learned to paint.
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Re: Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed -- Netflix documentary

Interested in this. I watched some of Bob Ross on PBS back in the day. Not the hugest fan or anything, but I liked him as a personality, and it was fun to watch him paint. The documentary seems like it could be an interesting watch.
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Re: Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed -- Netflix documentary

I enjoyed watching Bob Ross...he always relaxed me.'

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Re: Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed -- Netflix documentary

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I enjoyed watching Bob Ross...he always relaxed me.'
It was one of my favorite things to watch if I was hungover. I liked it a lot of other times, too, but especially then.
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Re: Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed -- Netflix documentary

I donít know about any BTS drama but Bob Ross always seemed like a decent guy. The world needs more Bob Rosses.


When my grandfather died in the early 90s, we found dozens of paintings in his basement that were obviously Bob Ross inspired landscapes. Pretty decent ones too. I was only a kid at the time but I really wish I would have kept some of them. 30 years later and I realize I donít own ANYTHING form any of my now deceased grandparents. Having some of my grandpaís oil paintings would be great.
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Re: Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed -- Netflix documentary

It’s now available on Netflix.
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This is a sad story as it turns out his business partners (Annette and Walter Kowalski) who handled the business side of his work and name) control his image and likeness and have made millions off of Bob Ross Inc. while his family hasn't gotten anything. His family sued but haven't been successful in getting back any control of his name after his death in 1995.

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Re: Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed -- Netflix documentary

Nice doc in that it goes through his start being influenced by Bill Alexander through his death. It pointed out many that were contacted to be a part of the doc backed out to avoided possible litigation with the Kowalskis.

It does give you a better appreciation for the person that Bob was, even though he had an affair with Annette.
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The company released a statement. They are getting drug in comments in their Facebook page.

https://experience.bobross.com/publi...-bob-ross-inc/
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Re: Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed -- Netflix documentary

I really dont care about Bob Ross at all, so is this a film for everyone? Is it pretty juicy?
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Re: Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed -- Netflix documentary

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I really dont care about Bob Ross at all, so is this a film for everyone? Is it pretty juicy?
It's not very "juicy." It would hold no interest for someone like you.
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I really dont care about Bob Ross at all, so is this a film for everyone? Is it pretty juicy?
Iíd say this film is for everyone. I knew of Bob Ross when his show aired but never watched his show regularly. If you spent any time watching PBS shows in the 80s or 90s youíll find it interesting.
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Just finished, and a Ross fan, fuck the Kowalski's.

Too bad his sons lawsuit wasn't done now, he could crowdfund that 90K in a day.
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Re: Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed -- Netflix documentary

Watched this today. I've enjoyed Bob Ross since I was a kid. I've always wanted to follow along and paint with him, and I finally took action a couple years ago. Bought everything (paints, brushes, the whole shebang) from Bob Ross Inc...needless to say, I didn't know what I know now.

I've been happy with the products I've bought, but considering the shady nature of the owners of the company, I won't be buying updated supplies from them. I will continue to paint with supplies from a different manufacturer.
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I have supplies and books as well and felt conflicted. But he was involved in the books and supplies when he was alive so it's a little easier to accept than say the chia pet.
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Re: Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed -- Netflix documentary

Watched this with my girlfriend tonight and enjoyed it. Had no idea about the shady dealings of BRI. Bobís son should definitely be getting some percentage of profits made on his fatherís likeness.

At least it seems like Bob Ross himself was generally a good person. Some flaws, but he was only human after all.

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