Bob Ross remains an icon: All the memes to give you a happy feeling
Bob Ross put instructional painting TV shows on the map (and kinda cornered the market) since he first hit our screens back in 1983 with The Joy of Painting. Ross’s show aired from 1983 for over ten years until 1994, when it seemed the 80s nostalgia god might fade from our focus.
Oh, how wrong we were; Bob Ross didn’t fade from importance in the fast-paced digital age – he rose to even greater heights of fame when he became one of the internet’s most celebrated memes. Bob Ross memes capture the mystic excellence of Bob Ross’s gentle voice, robotic-like painting expertise, and prime catch phrases harkening back back to the time of his simple-natured show.
We’ve gathered all of Twitter’s best Bob Ross memes celebrating the man, the myth, the legendary keeper of happy trees: Bob Ross.
I'm feeling this Bob Ross meme pic.twitter.com/vXTO9FDkMa
— rebecca shaw (@EVASrebecca) April 12, 2020
Wholesome Bob Ross
The essence of Bob Ross’s charm is his gentle wholesomeness; Bob Ross lacks any sort of edge, but manages to keep audiences entranced. Our unproblematic king has a wealth of zenspeak he used to tell us weekly on The Joy of Painting, and now we get to be enlightened all over again with Bob Ross memes.
Just saw a Nazi account (like pinned tweet is a swastika) post this Bob Ross meme sandwiched between virulent racism related to MLK Day. Make it make sense. pic.twitter.com/37RORrNxcr
— The Admiral of Vice (@TheVice_Admiral) January 19, 2021
Bob Ross doesn’t have time to put out negative energy toward others. Haters take note: be like Bob.
It's Bob Ross time #bobross #ross #bob #painting #meme #bobrossmeme @BobRoss pic.twitter.com/hn1DPpcWqR
— Meme Team (@Meme_Team_) December 14, 2015
What’s more inspiring than the words of Bob Ross, now preserved forever in the form of Bob Ross memes? This is your world; carpe diem, baby!
Bob Ross fans will love this Bernie meme :-) pic.twitter.com/wqxLClMZyg
— beth stevens (@stevens1lab) January 23, 2021
Crossover Bob Ross memes
Memes beget memes, folks: it’s a tale as old as time. Bob Ross memes are no different, and this meme says it better than any other, as trusty Bob teams up with what seemed like one of the fastest growing memes of all time, overnight success Bernie chair.
I had to do a bob ross meme for God's most beautiful creation lol 😭💜💖 pic.twitter.com/zMb0Ko2QC7
— 💙💜💖⟭⟬Aɴɢɪᴇ⁷💖정국_Admirer💖💜💙 (@jungooscheeks) October 8, 2020
BTS stans, rejoice: you have your very own cross-over Bob Ross meme. To BTS heads, there’s something far more beautiful than a Bob Ross landscape.
I'm just going to put this right here…
I'll see you folks at noonish EST! Trying to finish Dying Light today!https://t.co/us67rZjiJ9 #memes #BobRoss #GordonRamsay #twitch #streamer pic.twitter.com/nnP19FLDGT
— CoinFury (@coinfurytv) February 25, 2021
Gordan Ramsay is no stranger to memeification, and he too gets the Bob Ross treatment in this crossover meme putting together two of TV’s most radically different personalities.
"I see a red door and I want it painted black.." 🎶 #BobRossMeme #Painting #MickJagger #COVIDHumor #LivingInAGhostTown pic.twitter.com/xgZKqDlIjd
— Catherine Montgomery (@CAMontgomery1) April 27, 2020
Mick Jagger gets Ross-ified in this playful cut from Twitter’s Bob Ross memes. “Paint it black,” like the song. Get it?
If someone ever looks at my cell phone history, they def gonna think imma serial killer. #HorrorFamily #HorrorCommunity 🤣 pic.twitter.com/MpmcilOybs
— Boston Actress (@StaceyBuzzActor) July 27, 2020
Bob Ross is so gentle & charming, he seems almost too good to be true, like so many charming sociopaths before him (we’re looking at you, Mr. Bundy). Here’s a Bob Ross meme with an interesting theory about Bob’s famous landscapes.
Froends sent me this bob ross meme in chat. So I drew on it pic.twitter.com/oL8b1jgoqQ
— willgaea (@Willgaea) December 15, 2020
This meme that’s bordering on deep-fried gets drawn over, but captures what evil Bob Ross might point at you if you don’t do what he says.
everyone loves Bob Ross #Wholesome pic.twitter.com/G3vD7s73uW
— Wholesome Memes (@WholesomeMemer) March 1, 2021
Everybody loves Bob
Bob Ross’s influence knows no bounds: everybody loves Bob Ross. This cut from Twitter shows no generation is safe from Bob Ross memes.
Merry Christmas ♥️ 🎄 #bobrossmeme #bobross #arted #MVMSArtRoom #MVMSDigitalMedia pic.twitter.com/Dbcu5Rw6ot
— Ashley Martinez (@ALMartinezART) December 25, 2018
We leave you with a meme capturing Bob Ross’s most famous little catchphrase with Bob hugging one of his legendary happy trees. It’s drawn by an aspiring artist, reminding us what people will do to show their love & emulate everyone’s favorite TV painter, Bob Ross.