Back in October, we helped break the news that you could watch the entire first season of Bob Ross’s beloved TV show, The Joy of Painting, free online. Now can you add another 70 complete episodes to your media queue (roughly 20% of the show’s entire catalogue), all pulled from different seasons that aired between 1983 and 1994. Just call up this playlist from Bob’s official YouTube channel, or start streaming the videos above.
If you sit tight for 35 hours, you’ll learn how to paint Misty Rolling Hills, Lazy Rivers, Twilight Meadows, Mountain Streams, Peaceful Valleys and other idyllic scenes. As The New York Times points out this week, 20 years after Bob’s untimely death, there’s now a strange revival of Bob Ross in full swing. And thanks to his YouTube channel, you can get swept up in the mania anytime you like.
Finally, it’s worth mentioning that every Monday night is “Bob Ross Night” on Twitch.com. According to Twitch’s blog, “Every Monday, we will be running one season of The Joy of Painting on /bobross starting at 3pm PST and ending at 9:30pm PST. There are 31 seasons, so repeats will happen only once every seven months.” Tune in for these marathons here.
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