My apologies to everyone who can’t look at YouTube videos. I didn’t intend to have two YouTube posts in two days, and I have no idea why I ended up on YouTube, looking up Bob Ross at midnight. I know there was a link that took me there, that there was a reason I wanted to see a Bob Ross clip, but then I hit this and totally forgot it:
Awesome. And it’s the only parody I saw (that I bothered to watch all the way through) that worked, and that had a point.
I used to love this show when I was a kid, and maybe that’s why so many of the parodies I saw just didn’t work for me. Not because Ross is untouchable, but because an “outtake” of someone with foofy hair saying “fuck” isn’t really close to my image of him, and parodies should be very close to the source material, not just throwing in a toilet word now and then. Now, an outtake of the real Bob Ross saying “fuck”? Funny, because it’s surprising.
Then, because I’m a dork, I watched this, which is someone using the Bob Ross technique in Photoshop (and compressed for time — this actually took an hour and a half, according to the info):
And someone doing the same thing in GIMP, but this one isn’t speeded up (and I’ll admit I didn’t watch all the way to the end. It’s a fascinating process, but without the soft voice and the happy little trees, just not the same. Sigh.)