Vanilla Ice Goes Amish

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  • 2013
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.6  (103)

Vanilla Ice Goes Amish is a reality show that aired on the DIY Network in 2013. The show starred Rob Van Winkle, who is better known by his stage name Vanilla Ice, as he traveled to Ohio to learn woodworking and other traditional Amish crafts from the Amish community.

The concept of the show arose from Vanilla Ice's love of DIY projects, and his interest in learning from the master craftsmen of the Amish community. In each episode, he works alongside an Amish mentor who teaches him a new skill, such as building a wooden shed or crafting furniture. Vanilla Ice also experiences the Amish way of life, living without electricity, cars, or other modern conveniences.

The show documents the challenges Vanilla Ice faces while adapting to the Amish lifestyle. He is unused to early mornings, manual labor, and the quiet and slow pace of Amish life. Despite his initial struggles, however, he quickly gains respect for the Amish way of life and the expertise of his mentors.

Throughout the show, Vanilla Ice references his past life as a rapper and performer. He frequently speaks about how he used to party and live a lavish lifestyle, but how he is looking for something more meaningful in life. He believes that the Amish can teach him valuable lessons about hard work, discipline, and living a simple life.

In addition to the woodworking projects, the show also focuses on the relationships Vanilla Ice forms with the Amish community. He lives with an Amish family during his stay, and he gets to know them and their way of life. He attends church with them, eats their meals, and learns about their culture and beliefs.

Vanilla Ice Goes Amish received mixed reviews when it first aired. Some critics praised the show for its unique concept and its ability to bridge the gap between two vastly different cultures. Others criticized it for being a gimmick or a form of cultural appropriation.

Despite the mixed reviews, the show was successful enough to warrant a second season, which aired in 2014. This time, Vanilla Ice traveled to Pennsylvania to learn more about the Amish culture and crafts. The second season featured many of the same themes and storylines as the first season, but also included more advanced woodworking projects and a greater focus on spirituality and faith.

Overall, Vanilla Ice Goes Amish is an interesting and entertaining show that offers a rare glimpse into the lives of the Amish community. It combines traditional reality show elements with the Amish craftsman ethos to create a unique viewing experience. Whether you're a fan of Vanilla Ice, woodworking, or Amish culture, there is something in this show for everyone.

Vanilla Ice Goes Amish is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (11 episodes). The series first aired on October 12, 2013.

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Amish Field of Dreams
6. Amish Field of Dreams
November 15, 2014
Rob Van Winkle's getting ready to head back to Florida, but wants to do something to thank his Amish hosts. When Kevin tells him about a popular community baseball field that has no place for folks to hang out, Rob goes to work.
Raber Family Fun: Round Two
5. Raber Family Fun: Round Two
November 8, 2014
Vanilla Ice and Melvin go look at a horse that Jon might want to buy.
Pimped Out Patio
4. Pimped Out Patio
November 1, 2014
Vanilla Ice and the Winesburg crew are hired to customize an outdoor space for a Mennonite family including a thermal-controlled conservatory and a color-infused stamped-concrete patio. Rob Van Winkle gives Amish plowing a try.
Happy Wife, Happy Life
3. Happy Wife, Happy Life
October 25, 2014
Vanilla Ice works with his new Amish Ninja Leon to build a master bedroom and bathroom retreat for a New Order Amish family.
Hundred Year-Old Rehab
2. Hundred Year-Old Rehab
October 18, 2014
John sends Vanilla Ice and Albert to help out Mose, an Amish friend whose poor health keeps him from renovating the exterior of his hundred year old home.
Cabin Fever
1. Cabin Fever
October 11, 2014
Vanilla Ice returns to Ohio to help his Amish ninjas design and build a year-round hunting cabin. Back at John's farm, Rob's chores include an early morning pig stall-cleaning and a showdown with a Billy goat.
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  • Premiere Date
    October 12, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (103)