Saturday Night Live has been a staple of American comedy for over four decades, and one of its most beloved recurring sketches is the Bob Ross parody. The sketch, which features Will Ferrell as the soft-spoken painter, has been a fan favorite since its debut in 1996. But what if the sketch was extended into a full-length episode?
In this hypothetical scenario, the Bob Ross parody would be given the full SNL treatment, with a cold open, monologue, and various sketches throughout the episode. The cold open could feature Ferrell as Ross painting a serene landscape, only to be interrupted by a group of rowdy teenagers who have stumbled upon his secret painting spot. The monologue could see Ferrell as himself, reminiscing about his time on SNL and how the Bob Ross parody came to be.
The rest of the episode could feature sketches that riff on the Bob Ross persona, such as a cooking segment where he teaches viewers how to make “happy little meals,” or a talk show where he interviews other famous painters like Jackson Pollock and Salvador Dali. There could even be a musical number where Ferrell as Ross sings about the joys of painting.
Of course, no Bob Ross parody would be complete without some unexpected twists and turns. Perhaps a rival painter, played by a guest star like Bill Hader or Kristen Wiig, tries to sabotage Ross’s painting career. Or maybe Ross himself has a dark secret that is revealed in a dramatic sketch.
The possibilities are endless, but one thing is for sure: an extended Bob Ross parody would be a hilarious and entertaining addition to the SNL canon. With Ferrell’s impeccable impression and the show’s talented writers and performers, it’s a sketch that could easily fill an entire episode and leave audiences laughing for weeks to come.