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
[Tom is unconscious in a dumpster]
Thomas! Tom-boy! Tom! Tom, are you okay?
It's okay... I'm gonna hold up your head for you.
...think I hit my head... wh... where am I? What time is it?
Well... I've been keeping you in this dumpster for weeks now. Found this vest on a hobo and put it on you to keep you warm, 'cause you've been way too tender to move.
Oh. Okay. What's that smell?
Tom, what you're probably smelling is the cat food. I've been coming by every night to feed you, and since...
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The first couple of episodes of Tom were a little slow, but the show has been steadily improving. With the demise of Sealab, it becomes the second funniest show in the Adult Swim lineup, next to Robot Chicken. It has more than its share of catchphrases. It's difficult to watch for the first time because the show is so character based. But give it a try for a few episodes, and I think you'll start to come around. I've not yet seen Tim and Eric's webcomic, but Tom Goes to the Mayor has made me want to seek it out. The visual style of the show is very unusual, but not in a bad way. In fact, after a while it becomes remarkable when they switch to live action.
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