“It all started innocuously enough,” said Margie Meatzenkampf. “Then before I knew what was happening, pastor Bell’s eyes rolled back and his hair instantly grew into a luscious, curly fro. It was quite frightening.” Margie is an 80-year old devotee of both Bell and Oprah, but nothing could have prepared her for what she saw on that fateful day, between the hours of 1:00 and 2:00 PM.
Viewers who tuned in to see another special on the Oprah channel were stunned to see a brand-new, glorious Rob Bell with very large hair, holding a brush and making erratic brush strokes across a canvas. He was also mumbling something about happy little friends.
Bell’s theology and message, which in recent years has centered around finding happy little friends in bushes, arborvitae, and other shrubbery-related plants, has resonated with an older, mostly senior-citizen crowd who readily admit they’re just looking for comfy feelings and someone to listen to them ramble on about the “good ol’ days.”
Oprah seemed to just “go-with-the-flow,” but admitted later that she was a bit skeeved out. “That cracker can’t pull off a fro, and I don’t care who he is, he can’t paint like grand pop-pop Rossy,” she said.
Rob Bell is currently asking $10,000 for the painting he painted “under the influence of Holy Spirit, or whatever that was.”