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Tom Goes to the Mayor 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tim Heidecker ...  Tom Peters / ... 31 episodes, 2004-2006
Eric Wareheim ...  The Mayor / ... 31 episodes, 2004-2006
Stephanie Courtney ...  Joy Peters / ... 28 episodes, 2004-2006
Michael Q. Schmidt ...  Joy Peters / ... 28 episodes, 2004-2006
Craig Anton ...  City Council Member / ... 22 episodes, 2004-2006
Ron Lynch ...  City Council Member / ... 22 episodes, 2004-2006
Bob Odenkirk ...  Announcer / ... 22 episodes, 2004-2006
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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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Taglines:

Jefferton alive!

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Comedy | Animation

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Adult Swim [UK] | Cartoon Network | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

Yiddish | English

Release Date:

14 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Том идет к мэру See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[Tom and The Mayor are delivering a proposal to the city council]
Tom Peters: Well, basically, I've done a lot of research, and, um, we think that the best way to protect our youngest citizens in Jefferton here is to... surround them with, uh, bear traps.
The Mayor: Wonderful, Tom, wonderful.
Tom Peters: It's basically for their protection, so I don't know why you wouldn't want to do that. Of course, obviously there's a little bit of risk, so, um... actually, a lot, uh, a tremendous amount of risk, um... I hate to say it, but I ...
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Connections

Followed by Tim and Eric Nite Live (2007) See more »

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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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Bizarre, yet shockingly refreshing
3 March 2005 | by kioberrySee all my reviews

I know not how the idiot mayor of Jefferton was elected, but he would do well to listen to Tom's advice. Tom is a character to sympathize with. His ideas are creative, if not inspired, but the mayor has a way of ruining everything. For some reason, though, Tom goes back to the mayor. And for some reason I keep watching. As for the animation, I love the realism of the paper cut outs of the people, and the expressions on their faces mismatch so extremely with those people usually make, that it hard not to laugh. Though this show is bizarre, it is not so in the uncanny way other adult swim shows tend to be. However, I do find this show shockingly refreshing. Yet, I cannot find what component of this show, that for intents and purposes is simply un-humorous, actually makes me tune in and laugh.


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