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Old 04-15-03, 10:00 AM
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Does your PBS show "The Joy of Painting'?




I can think of no better way of relaxing from a stressful day at work than sitting down to a near coma-inducing Bob Ross.

Anyone else either remember this show or watch it on a regular basis?

(I believe it has been renamed "The Best of Joy of Painting" since Bob died.)
Old 04-15-03, 10:03 AM
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OK. What are you smoking? And why aren't you sharing?
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Originally posted by Wizdar
OK. What are you smoking? And why aren't you sharing?
Who needs to smoke anything when you've got Bob? It's almost the same thing.

Besides, my response in this thread got me thinking in the direction: http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=286021

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Bob Ross is awesome. You're right, the show is very hypnotic! I used to look forward to turning it on and falling asleep to it every week.
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Let's paint a happy tree The only art show I've seen recently is some woman who paints by looking at a photo and drawing it on a sheet of paper with gridlines on it

I don't think my PBS afilliates have shown Bob Ross since shortly after he died

Good place for quotes, you can hear his voice in your head
http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/1595/bobross.html
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Bob Ross was a hoot.

He wasn't a very good artist, and was pretty much loathed by every art teacher I ever had, but he was fun to watch. He had this subdued enthusiasm for what he was doing that was just sort of infectous.
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Yeah man, Bob is the bomb (just look at the man's fro). We don't have the man on PBS, but on an affiliate of PBS which has the same line-up. Man, Bob has some wicked strokes w/ his brush, making magic w/ the paint on oil canvis... zzzzz zzzzz zzzz
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Originally posted by FuzzyBallz
Yeah man, Bob is the bomb (just look at the man's fro). We don't have the man on PBS, but on an affiliate of PBS which has the same line-up. Man, Bob has some wicked strokes w/ his brush, making magic w/ the paint on oil canvis... zzzzz zzzzz zzzz
Yeah, I'm sure you never would watch anything cheesy on a Sunday afternoon
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There have been several different series of painting shows-- ever see the one with the German guy?
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Still show him on the secondary PBS channel in Dallas. (Ch. 2)
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Bob was the best He was just starting to become "En Vogue" believe it or not when he died suddenly

He was starting to show up on Late night talk shows and other tv shows.
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Originally posted by Josh-da-man
Bob Ross was a hoot.

He wasn't a very good artist, and was pretty much loathed by every art teacher I ever had, but he was fun to watch. He had this subdued enthusiasm for what he was doing that was just sort of infectous.

total snob BS from your teachers....


His talent was showing the average person who doesn't have any art lessons under his/her belt how to make decent art in a fun and enjoyable way. He was passionate and TRUE to his work. Something I'll bet those snob teachers failed at.
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One of my art teachers was an excellent painter. He regularly commissioned paintings for upwards of ten thousand dollars a pop. I've seen some of his paintings on display at local gallerys and he's a very good artist.

The main reason Ross was looked down on by "serious" artists is because he was an advocate of alla prima (wet on wet) painting.

Wet on wet is when an oil painting is completed without drying between layers of paint. Oil paintings generally take months to complete because of this.

I think pretty much any art teacher or serious artist is going to dislike Ross with a passion.

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Originally posted by Josh-da-man

I think pretty much any art teacher or serious artist is going to dislike Ross with a passion.
Perfect example of the previous poster's point about snobbery. Bob Ross wasn't about serious art. He was about painting happy trees and showing beginners a few techniques. I don't think he took himself too seriously. One of the last times I saw the show he had a squirrel running around in his afro!

I remember the German guy too. He was pretty funny. He described everything as "mighty". I think it was usually "a mighty blue sky". He was really dramatic
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I love watching this guy. He makes a great prelude to nap time on a Sunday afternoon.

Just think, if he would have lived he could have give Thomas Kinkade a run for his money in the 'cabin in the forest at the foot of the mountains with a stream' art market.
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Originally posted by Darren Garrison
There have been several different series of painting shows-- ever see the one with the German guy?
Is that the guy who always purred things like "let's put a little little little little little little trree therr; see, just like that" ? He was good too.

I didn't know Ross died. That's sad to hear; I always found his enjoyment and serenity contagious. Let's face it though, he had honed his technique to a precise science. There wasn't much artistic effort or thought involved. He could've cranked the landscapes out in his sleep.
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Originally posted by CharlesC
I love watching this guy. He makes a great prelude to nap time on a Sunday afternoon.

Just think, if he would have lived he could have give Thomas Kinkade a run for his money in the 'cabin in the forest at the foot of the mountains with a stream' art market.
Good comparison! I forgot about Kinkade. I visited Monterey, CA a couple years ago and it seemed every town in the area had at least one Thomas Kinkade gallery! There were art galleries all over the place down there. There'd be a gallery with an original Picasso next door to a Kinkade gallery. Then you'd go visit a strip mall and they'd have a Kinkade gallery.
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I remember the German guy too. He was pretty funny. He described everything as "mighty". I think it was usually "a mighty blue sky". He was really dramatic
YES! Ve vill take ze mighty brush and ve vill smite the snobs!

I remember him well, but can't remember his name. My dad always referred to him as "Mighty Brush"
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Found him. Mighty Brush had the amazingly pedestrian name of Bill Alexander.

http://www.electrotherapymuseum.com/...nder/index.htm

he's dead too. In January 1997
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I tape it every week....helps me fall asleep when I otherwise can't. LOVE this show.
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I thought I was the only one who knew about the "Mighty Fan Brush".
Every time I see one, that phrase pops into my head.

And Bob Ross with all his "Lovely" Trees was a hoot as well.

Ah, the memories.
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"Happy Trees"

Bob was the bomb, yo!

We used to watch his show in my High School junior year english class (for no reason what so ever). It still strikes me as odd that an entire class of 17-18 yr olds will shut up and focus on this dude when this he starts painting happy trees.

I swear, there is a force at work here that we cannot possibly begin to understand.
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Bob's MTV promo was the coolest.
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My PBS dropped him about a year after he died. I used to watch every Saturday afternoon.

Didn't Sam Kinison do a bit on Bob years ago? He would mimic him painting a happy little tree, then he would "see" someone hiding behind it, then slowly regress into a 'Nam flashback, and begin babbling about "killing Charlies"?

Or am I having a different kind of flashback?

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