This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (Even the monologue) are connected in some strange way.
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This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (Even the monologue) are connected in some strange way.

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The first late-night comedy show with an attention span shorter than yours.

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Trivia

Even though Bob and David joke about getting hate mail a lot in Mr. Show, the only time they actually received some was from a military veteran offended by a sketch where a character attempts to deficate on an American flag. Bob and David then called up the veteran and realized he hadn't watched the entire sketch, because the character never successfully managed to deficate on the flag. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of one episode in the fourth season, the show offers the math problem "If he drives 15 MPH for fifteen minutes, how far has he travelled? Answer at the end of the show." When the end credits roll, they say that the answer is 3.5 The correct answer is 3.75 See more »

Quotes

Bob: When you came here, your heads were filled with soup. When you leave here, your mind will be like... a steel trap. A steel trap with the bloody foot of law caught in it, crying for its mommy.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of each episode's credits under "Special Thanks," there is at least one random name that had nothing to do with the show. This is pointed out by David Cross in the DVD commentary for the first episode. See more »

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Referenced in Talking Saul: Switch (2016) See more »

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this show rocks.
30 September 2002 | by (new york city) – See all my reviews

i just saw these guys live in Philly, and their show is one of the greatest things to ever grace the television set. the shows are all remarkably written, with scenes and themes flowing in and out of one another. there are a lot of modern sketch-comedy shows that i consider ground-breaking, such as "The State", "The Kids in the Hall", "TV Funhouse", and even "Saturday Night Live". However, "Mr. Show with Bob and David", despite its short, four-season lifespan, does the best job of re-inventing sketch comedy, in a form that is like no other. Lots of characters, lots of childish, scatological humor, lots of laughs, all packaged into one hell of a show that for all of its silliness is extremely intelligent.


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