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Season 1 Episode 1

Bob Ross Was Wrong

Written & Directed by John Lurie

Series premiere. After contemplating how to open his show, John discusses his parents’ approach to nurturing their kids’ creativity and his lack of trust for anyone whose laugh he hasn’t heard. 

John Lurie painting in his studio

Season 1 Episode 2

The Explosion Story

Written & Directed by John Lurie


John crashes his seventh drone in his attempt to film a show open. Next, he shares how his cancer treatment led to a middle-of-the-night disastrous shrimp curry incident and recalls meeting Barry White.

Season 1 Episode 3

Elephant

Written & Directed by John Lurie

John recounts how the obsession he and his brother shared for John Coltrane’s “Live at Birdland” resulted in an unfortunate Sunday breakfast and chronicles his epic quest to procure a live eel in Manhattan.

Season 1 Episode 4

Fame Is Bad

Written & Directed by John Lurie

John explains the origin of the painting he made in “honor” of Gore Vidal, tells the story of the now-famous actor who used to clean his house, and ponders the toll that fame took on his friend Anthony Bourdain. 

Season 1 Episode 5

The Disappearance of Chicken Man

Written & Directed by John Lurie

John contemplates uncanny disappearances on the island where he lives. Next, he tells the story of being turned away from the DMV at 17 and how his mother tried to intervene

Season 1 Episode 6

Finding Rudolph

Written & Directed by John Lurie

Season finale. John considers the complex songs of tree frogs, recounts ongoing attempts to make his cameraman, Erik, laugh, and reflects on the challenges and benefits of painting with watercolors.