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‘Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed’ Goes Behind the Happy Little Trees

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Aug 18 2021
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Beyond the iconic hair, soothing voice, and nostalgic paintings is a mystery waiting to be uncovered.

Bob Ross has become a symbol of happiness and optimism thanks to his Emmy Award-winning television show The Joy of Painting. It aired between 1983 and 1994 but has made a resurgence in recent years, showing up on streaming services, games, clothing, and kitsch. The artist’s simple messages of positivity have become something folks can rely on when times are not so bright – even if they’re not picking up a paintbrush.

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According to this upcoming doc from Netflix, Ross’s life wasn’t all ‘happy little trees’ and smiles, though. They’re not revealing a lot, but they’ve definitely got my interest.


Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed brings us the shockingly untold story of the prolific landscape artist and host of The Joy of Painting. With a keen appreciation for nature, and a kind and gentle demeanor, Bob Ross encouraged everyone he met to embrace their creativity and believe in themselves, becoming a cultural phenomenon along the way. The man who famously said that there were no mistakes – just happy accidents – has brought sheer delight to the world for decades. Beyond the iconic hair, soothing voice and nostalgic paintings lies a mystery that many have yet to discover.

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed debuts on Netflix on August 25th.


Author: Mars Garrett
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