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Category:Arts, Advertisements
Tags:PBS, korea, bob ross, blasphemy, annyong
Submitted:boner
Date:10/19/14
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Binro the Heretic
This fucking better be fake.
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Having lived in Korea I can safely say this is tame compared with the level of ludicrous that most of their advertising involves. And also I'm betting the rights to his show are pretty cheap.

fluffy
My impression was that the Ross family guarded the rights incredibly closely and will only license his likeness for artistic supplies and so on. They also frown very heavily on people sharing even the best, most uplifting clips of his show to YouTube and can be pretty litigious (which is why all you can find on YouTube anymore is mean-spirited fratboy-humor parodies).

Apparently this ad has been around for a long time, and nobody knows if the Ross estate did anything about it (or whether they were paid for it or not):
http://thethreewisemonkeys.com/2010/04/28/bob-ross-liked-touch -phones/

infinite zest
Interesting. I always sort of assumed it was the opposite. It's probably on here somewhere but I'm reminded of the MTV promos (this was the only one I could find)

http://youtu.be/Q7G3m4OpnV4

that I believe aired for a while after his death. He's a universally recognizable TV artist, especially in a Foreign market: off the top of my head I can name/recognize exactly one Eastern TV chef in the same way I could recognize Bob Ross even if I didn't know his name. He's the Happy Trees guy the way that Morimoto is the king of the Iron Chefs. I don't see this as offensive in the same way as reanimating Gene Kelly or making a CGI Orville Redinbacher; it's just his picture coming to life to promote some smartphone using old footage.

infinite zest
(whoops my bad it was Fred Astaire who did the posthumous vacuum commercial)

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