Looking for the fast track out of suburban hell, two natural born losers scheme an impossible heist. Mick is slack, cynical, and most of all, unemployed. He masterminds the plan while Kev, ... See full summary »
Absurd slapstick cartoon-like comedy about Howie, a scrawny kid pushed around by his slob dad and everyone else. He loves cinema and becomes obsessed with a gangster film. This pushes him over the edge into the life of crime. Or does it?
I haven't seen this show in 15 years, and yet there is no way I could ever forget it. Alex Winter's Mtv comedy show was original, edgy, crass, and hilarious. The ideas and sketches pushed the envelope long before South Park and its clones. Every time I see a rusty nail, I think of my favorite sketch "Lockjaw". Lockjaw's problems with alcohol (he literally couldn't drink due to his tetanus-related disability) are as funny and fresh today as they were when I first saw them as a preteen babysitter. For God's sake, The Idiot Box should be out on DVD. Why continue to release more crusty, overplayed, unfunny reruns (i.e., Friends) or shows with no replay value (i.e., Newlyweds)? Hey Mtv - I want my Idiot Box!
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