Buddy Ebsen does a Grandma Moses on Jed Clampett

Yowza! I’ve seen the Museum of Bad Art (I’ve even seen it in person, since it’s in Somerville). And I’ve seen mediocre art by famous people like Richard Feynman. I’ve seen the primitive folk art of Grandma Moses. But I’ve never these things all rolled together into one magical package. Until now…

This evening, on the advice of my friend Kevin, I happened to be reading up on some classics from the 70s. This took me to the Kindertrauma page on The Horror at 37,000 Feet. Improbably, it was on this page that I made the big discovery. Buddy Ebsen, the talented dancer and actor, is also a bad primitive tasteless famous artist. Just look.

Friend, if Ebsen’s Welll Doggies doesn’t cheer you up, I don’t know what will. And this being the holiday season, you might want to drop $900 on Christmas Cheer. In lieu of a docent talk, I will include the gallery’s complete description of the painting below.

Jed and Duke have been up to the timber line to fetch a Christmas tree. Happily headed home they had forgotten about the deer crossing until they see Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer fixing them with an indignant glare. Jed brings the truck to a sliding stop, to give Rudolph the right of way and incidentally avoids a tangle with a family of skunks whose opportunist mama can apparently read signs.

2 thoughts on “Buddy Ebsen does a Grandma Moses on Jed Clampett”

  1. If Shatner can do spoken performance art, than dang gummit, let Ebsen do paint by number. I envision this prominently displayed on the wall of a Stuckey’s. Personally, I’m a big fan of his “black gold/Texas tea” period, the critical high point being “Cee-ment Pond in Repose.”

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