A few people have asked me if I have seen the new Bob Ross MTN Ad. I have, and I am not a fan. It isn’t because of the cluster of ethical questions around deepfakes. I can thankfully ignore all that because the Bob Ross Company signed off on the idea.
The problem is that I think they could have done a better job!!!!
This video clocking in at over 40 minutes of content includes 26 minutes of an old episode. Instead of mixing and blending in the fake Bob Ross, they go full fake once they run out of original footage. It isn’t impressive, and I have no idea why they didn’t just lean into how bad it…I need to stop.
Here is some info on the ad:
- Who Plays Bob Ross In Mountain Dew’s ‘Refreshing Opportunity’ Commercial?
- Why Mtn Dew created a 40-minute Bob Ross ‘lost episode’ to bring joy by painting
Some of my Bob Ross nonsense: