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Bob Ross - the PBS Painting Guy

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by IndyTom, May 15, 2006.

  1. IndyTom

    IndyTom New Member

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    Do his reruns exist anywhere on TV?

    My wife and I were talking about how fascinating it was to watch him whip out a painting in 30 minutes and wondered if any network ever picked up his shows.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Chapper1

    Chapper1 Broncos Faithful

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    I know our PBS affiliate still shows them pretty regularly. I miss Bob Ross, it was a shame he has passed on!
     
  3. flyers088

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    They did a segment on him on VH-1 Return of the 80's (part 3). Totally forgot all about him.
     
  4. SeanC

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    I loved to watch him when I was a kid. I just found the program to be so relaxing and soothing. I generally fell asleep in 10-15 minutes.
     
  5. IndyTom

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    I guess it must depend on whether or not my local affiliate schedules it or not. Sounds like I need to send them an email!

    Thanks!
     
  6. JDHutt25

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    I've seen him on a few times lately. He was great. I had a neighbor that looked a lot like him.
     
  7. gchance

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    Happy trees, they're happy trees.

    There are a TON of small art studios that have classes on the Bob Ross "method". For a while there after Bob Vila left This Old House, he became the face of PBS. Remember the MTV promo?

    Goofy guy but memorable.

    Greg
     
  8. LordFett

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    He was great in the Boondock's "Riley wuz here" episode.
     
  9. durl

    durl 67° 40% chance/rain

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    Our local affiliate carries his program as well.

    "In our world, there are no mistakes; only happy accidents." I don't remember Bob's exact words, but that was priceless stuff.
     
  10. Meathead

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    That is my exact same reaction to Bob Ross. I love to watch him, but the show is so relaxing to watch & his voice is so low & soothing that I was usually asleep before he was able to sign his name at the bottom!
     
  11. SeanC

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    I always thought he should put out an audio tape for insomniacs.
     
  12. Meathead

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    The problem is that he is like NyQuil. You better be in bed when you take it because you are going to pass out right where you stand.
     
  13. desoma

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    He died from cancer in '95.
     
  14. IndyTom

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    I believe I read that the Boondocks episode had an "art teacher" that was based on Bob Ross.
     
  15. LordFett

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    That is exactly what it was. I've only seen the episode once but I don't recall that they ever said his name. But he did happy trees and everything just like Bob Ross did.
     
  16. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    I remember a great spoof on Bob Ross (SNL or similar). The premise was that he was a Vietnam vet and after he painted the happy trees he screamed that he saw VC hiding in them and went nuts.
     
  17. Turd Fergusson

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    FWIW, Bob actually was a Vietnam vet, and apparently somewhat of a bad-a$$ at that. Hard to believe when you watch his show.

    Our PBS station out here plays a best of every Saturday. And like everyone, I'm ususally asleep before he signs his name.
     
  18. splendid

    splendid All day everyday :)

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    Wantage...

    I always loved when he said that! I love his paintings even more. I'd like to watch him again myself.
     
  19. pendragn

    pendragn Well-Known Member

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    I know it's hardly gospel, but Wikipedia seems to suggest otherwise:
    This rumor sounds like the Mr. Rogers rumor that he was a Viet Nam vet.

    tk
     
  20. BriGuy20

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    Happy clouds! :p
     

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