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PBS Video Mashup Honors 'Joy Of Painting' Host

07/26/12 04:49 PM ET  AP

LOS ANGELES — On the heels of PBS' hit Mister Rogers video mashup, a second public TV favorite is getting the star treatment.

PBS said Thursday it has posted a video remix with clips from "The Joy of Painting" instructional series, featuring the late Bob Ross.

The "Happy Painter" remix is from John Boswell, who created the "Garden of Your Mind" video tribute to Fred Rogers. That mashup of clips from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" has been viewed nearly 6 million times on YouTube.

"The Joy of Painting," still seen in repeats, aired on PBS from 1983 to 1994 with its bushy-haired, mellow-voiced host. Ross died in 1995 of cancer at age 52.

The two PBS Digital Studios mashups are the start of a "PBS icons remixed" series that's intended to get people talking about public TV and to support their local PBS stations.

Boswell, also known as Melodysheep, has done autotuned video pieces featuring prominent scientists including Neil deGrasse Tyson and the late Carl Sagan.



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  • Mountains

    Bob makes his favorite little snow-covered mountains.

  • Quiet Pond

    Bob gives some happy little tree shapes a quiet pond pal. Let it happen.

  • Evergreen Tree

    Yes, everybody knows there's 500 branches on an evergreen tree.

  • Clouds

    Bob breaks out the fan brush to make little fluffy things, also known as clouds.

  • Sky

    "This is when the brush beater rack will save your marriage."

  • Snow

    Bob gets serious with snow.

  • Winter

    "The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it."

  • Path

    "We don't make mistakes, we just have happy accidents."

  • Glacier

    "We don't want pure white. That would be disturbing."

  • Bob Washes His Brushes

    He just likes to wash brushes.


Filed by Kathleen Massara  |