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Video: PBS presents Julia Child's 'Remixed' roasted potatoes

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In celebration of Julia Child's 100th birthday, PBS Digital Studios has served up a fresh cut of autotune from the 'Icons Remixed'  series.

The latest installment is charming, respectful and mellow, but seems to hint that an edgier, suggestive, and possibly hip-hop version may have existed in an earlier edit of the video by John D. Boswell (aka melodysheep). 

Given how tepid the term "food porn" has become, and knowing what we know about Child's libidinous ways -- which were not glazed over in the late Nora Ephron hit film Julie & Julia -- it seems a kitchen slow jam would not have been in poor taste. 



PBS 'Remixed': Everyday's a good day when Bob Ross paints

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Bob Ross, the late host of the PBS series "The Joy of Painting."

Oil up for a feel-good video via PBS Digital Studios. With his hypno-afro ways and happy little everythings, Bob Ross soothes in autotune while painting life lessons onto the blank canvas of your afternoon.

"The Joy of Painting," hosted by Ross, aired on PBS from 1983 to 1994. The mellow man who spoke gently and carried a giant palette, died in 1995 of cancer at age 52.

Ross is the second in PBS icon to get the remix treatment. "Happy Little Clouds" creator John Boswell released the Mister Rogers tribute "Garden of Your Mind" in June.