"Jim and Derrick": Tim and Eric "take a night off" from The Awesome Show to bring you this very special NEW show: a wonderful spoof of themselves that lampoons the music skills of DJ Dougpound (Doug ...
The title of the show is a mixture of ideas. Bob Odenkirk suggested to have "Tim and Eric" in the title, Eric Wareheim suggested the name "Awesome Show", and Tim Heidecker suggested the name "Great Job". The comma (,) and the exclamation point were added then for comedic effect. See more »
The clip at the end of the show's credit sequence is from a 1991 Heidecker family vacation where Tim's father was asked to sum up the vacation in two words. He looked at the camera and said, "Abso-Lutely". See more »
Don't stare too close at your TV while watching the Tim & Eric Awesome Show... You might see a part of TV you try to avoid. Worse yet, you might laugh at it, and not understand why...
This show is the first highly specific 10-minute jab at the cable/public access TV parody & relies on heavily subversive & confrontational humor. Tim & Eric's breed of improv is more thematically constructed than average, which lends it to break out & resemble sketch more often than not.
But the genius is that the show's structure is just a playhouse for the obscene dramedy that inadvertently gets put on broadcast, much like an out-of-control public access TV channel. Inspired hilarity, featuring some of today's best sub level comedians working in a very large creative space.
The natural progression of Tom Goes to the Mayor, and something very new & differently funny.
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