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Mr. Show with Bob and David 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (1995–1998)
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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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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
Bill Odenkirk Bill Odenkirk ...  Various 16 episodes, 1995-1998
Janette Andrade Janette Andrade ...  1995-1998 / ... 15 episodes, 1996-1998
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 »

Also Known As:

Mr. Show See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

David Cross, Jay Johnston, and Bob Odenkirk also worked together on Arrested Development (2003) as Tobias, Officer Taylor, and Dr. Gunty respectively. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Senator Howell Tankerbell: Now I would like to address this Arts Funding issue. Now this all reminds me of a humorous story of a travelling salesman. Let's say that the taxpayer is a farmer, and the government is a salesman. Well, the farmer says "You can spend the night in my barn, but do me a favor and don't stick your willy into any of the three holes in the wall." Well in this case, the salesman's willy represents the taxpayer's money, you understand. Well, the government, like the salesman, can't help himself. ...
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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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Monday night TV's finest 30 minutes.
26 October 2004 | by sixtwentysixSee all my reviews

HBO for a short four seasons, ran this nearly flawless gem of a show to little or no fanfare, quietly this show fell again and again the woods of Friday at midnight, Sunday at 2AM, Monday at 11:30, Tuesday at 9:45 or wherever there was late night time to kill on HBO, building a following (and Emmy nominations) with ANYONE that took the time to watch it until executives canceled what they did not understand or know how to market.

As a parody of a sketch show every scene blended seamlessly in an interesting mix of absurdist comedy and just outright funny over the top comedic performances. The show had a razor sharp subtext on society, counterculture and the entertainment world. It's witty writing provided a smart and fresh take on nearly every subject under the sun from mediocre comedians, rock music teen suicide to senators paying for sex with wooden craft fair puppets. I've never found a sketch show that could compare or span it's width or depth of complexity in 30 minutes.

Impossible to define, no explanation can be given for this show but everyone I've taken the time to introduce the show is an instant fan after one or two episodes. Do yourself a favor and check out a season DVD of this show, I can nearly guarantee you'll be running out to find the other volumes and thankfully HBO wised up and released them in an acceptable format!

I've yet to find a show as entertaining as this show. Perfect television. A show whose time came too soon, Bob and David, we hardly knew ye! Thank you for the ride.


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