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Mr. Show with Bob and David 

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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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
David Cross ...  Himself - Host / ... 30 episodes, 1995-1998
Bob Odenkirk ...  Himself - Host / ... 30 episodes, 1995-1998
John Ennis ...  Various 30 episodes, 1995-1998
Jay Johnston ...  Various / ... 28 episodes, 1995-1998
Paul F. Tompkins ...  Various 27 episodes, 1995-1998
Jill Talley ...  Various / ... 26 episodes, 1995-1998
Brett Paesel ...  Various 21 episodes, 1996-1998
Brian Posehn ...  Various 21 episodes, 1995-1998
Tom Kenny ...  Various 20 episodes, 1995-1998
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Karen Kilgariff Karen Kilgariff ...  Various 14 episodes, 1997-1998
BJ Porter BJ Porter ...  Various / ... 14 episodes, 1996-1998
Dino Stamatopoulos ...  Various / ... 13 episodes, 1996-1998
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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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USA

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English

Release Date:

3 November 1995 (USA) See more »

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Mr. Show See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show was rebooted by Netflix under the name; W/ Bob and David (2015). See more »

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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

Jill Talley: Sad songs are nature's onions.
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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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Comedy has never been so funny
23 May 1999 | by Brujo-2See all my reviews

The comparison to Monty Python is inevitable (both Bob Odenkirk and David Cross have acknowledged their debt to their predecessor in interviews), but make no mistake: "Mr. Show with Bob & David" is refreshingly original and brilliantly funny. There have been so many hilarious moments on the show that it would be impossible for me to name a particular favorite. The sketches are so finely crafted that even when the jokes fall flat (which is extremely rare), they're still quite engrossing ("Coupon: The Movie" is an example). I've been watching the show faithfully since its second season and each new episode only leaves me wanting more. The show's strong ensemble cast featuring John Ennis, Jill Talley, Tom Kenny and especially Jay Johnston are part of what makes the show work so well.

Being on HBO, they're pretty much able to do what they please, but while there is plenty of profanity (not an issue for me at all), they are in no way reliant upon cussing for laughs. In fact, one of the more memorable sketches involved a take-off of "Goodfellas" being edited for television in which the cuss words were replaced with such phrases as "mother-father" and "Chinese dentist".

HBO deserves to be praised for recognizing the talent of Bob & David and keeping the show on the air in spite of its small - albeit fiercely loyal - number of viewers.

The next time HBO airs a "Mr. Show" marathon, don't just watch it, tape it!


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