Bob Ross autotuned

For over a decade, artist Bob Ross had an instructional painting television show on PBS called The Joy of Painting. Bob was well-known for his gentle personality and tendency to say "happy little clouds" and "happy little trees." His paintings were just a little corny, but he was technically skilled and I would watch in wonder at his magical ability to make a scene come alive with a single stroke of a brush (or more often, a palette knife loaded with $5 worth of alizarin crimson). Bob died in 1995. Earlier this year, PBS paid tribute to Bob with this autotuned remix of The Joy of Painting. (David posted this previously.)

Here's a 3-hour DVD of Bob Ross painting instruction that shows you how to paint lots of happy little things. It has received rave reviews on Amazon.

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15 Responses to “Bob Ross autotuned”

  1. Christopher says:

    Finally a good application for autotuning.

  2. Cowicide says:

    One nation under Bob Ross : http://i.imgur.com/K74WJ.jpg

  3. akbar56 says:

    Mark, back in October you challenged me to improve upon the ‘Photos of Space Helmets’ post you had made. I took your challenge and created this supercut. Hope you enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMgmxkZ0pWI

  4. invictus says:

    Your 3-hour DVD link actually leads to a youtube-hosted thumbnail. Here is the link you meant:  http://www.amazon.com/Bob-Ross-Joy-Painting-Series/dp/B000CIF3U2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1354571425&sr=8-2&keywords=bob+ross

    I’ll leave it to you to plug in the affiliate ID.

  5. Fred Kahl says:

    Am I the only one who remembers his predecessor William Alexander? 
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Alexander_(artist)
    He had a lot of the same mannerisms as Bob, but the heavy German accent really made him entertaining “Fire into the sky with one mighty stroke!” 

  6. Melinda9 says:

    “…that shows you how to paint lots of happy little things.”
    But why would you want to? Instead, paint what’s in your own heart in your own style.

  7. Frank Diekman says:

    Turns into a sexy slow jam at about 1:18. Feel weird now.

  8. Festus says:

    Mark, thanks for sharing. I hope as many people appreciate me when I am gone as appreciate Bob Ross.

  9. Jee Jay says:

    The best of these is still the Julia Child one

    http://video.pbs.org/video/2267156929/

  10. Petzl says:

    This Bob Ross video is the perfect unicorn chaser after being exposed to a Kinkade or a Jon McNaughton.

  11. carry brown says:

    The Mr. Rogers remix is fantastic too.

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