Tom Goes to the Mayor (2004– )

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Hapless Tom Peters takes meetings with a bizarre and moronic mayor to share his ideas for bettering the town, always with disastrous results.

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 Tom Peters / ... (31 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 The Mayor / ... (31 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Joy Peters / ... (28 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Joy Peters / ... (28 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 City Council Member / ... (22 episodes, 2004-2006)
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Tom Peters has just moved to the small town of Jefferton, best known for its strip malls, buffet restaurants and run-down parks. Seeking to make a name for himself, Tom begins setting up meetings with the eccentric mayor of the town. Together, they develop a number of pointless ideas that never seem to go anywhere. Sometimes they seem to make things worse. Written by Civonos

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Jefferton alive!

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The show is based on a short film Tom Goes to the Mayor (2002) by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim which appeared in independent film festivals as well as on Tim and Eric's website. Tim and Eric sent copies of the short to a few of their favorite comedians including Bob Odenkirk who liked it so much he showed it to David Cross. Cross later made a cameo in the sequel Tom Goes to the Mayor Returns (2003). Odenkirk later worked with Tim and Eric to develop the short into a series. See more »

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Mike Fox: [the Mayor is watching "Scared Straight" on TV] My name is Mike Foxx and I've lost thirteen of my own children - four to wind poisoning, two to sand rash, five to deadly crickets, and at least six to a mysterious drifter who looks and sounds like this guy:
Mysterious Drifter: This is the sound of my voice!
The Mayor: Oh, no!
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Bear Trap Song
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Written by Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim
Performed by Jack Black & Kyle Gass
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Truly, you will absolutely LOVE or HATE it
30 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It goes about half and half, but with Tom Goes to the Mayor, you'll either love or hate it. I don't know anybody that thinks it's just O.K. There are two types of Tom Goes to the Mayor viewers.

The first are those who absolutely despise creators Tim and Eric, think they are absolutely humorless, have no talent and think Tom Goes to the Mayor is the worst show on the planet.

Then there are the others, who find Tom Goes to the Mayor a very funny and entertaining show, and don't mind the strange and "choppy", you might say, animation it sports.

I am the latter. I love this show, and I think the expressions that Tom Peters, the Mayor, city council, extra portray are hilarious as well as the dialog. It's just as strange as any other show on Adult Swim, so I don't see a problem there.

It's a different kind of humor though, and for some it really clicks, and others will never, ever get it. If you haven't seen Tom Goes to the Mayor before, give it a try. I can't guarantee you'll like it, and you can't get your 15 minutes back, but you never know which side of the fence you'll be on.

Though Tom Goes to the Mayor is in the beginning of its first season, the seven episodes I have seen are great, including the pilot - so I think if it stays consistent it will continue to be excellent.

9/10.


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