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  • Starring: Janeane Garofalo, H. Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser
  • Summary: Mr. Show's David Cross and Home Movies' H. Jon Benjamin have joined forces to create (and star in) this limited-run animated comedy about an odd carnival freak squad that conducts low-priority missions for the Pentagon on the side.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Animation, Action & Adventure
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Alternately goofy and smartly satirical, ["Freak Show"] may be the best companion to "South Park" Comedy Central has come up with yet.
  2. Outrageous, bizarre, effortlessly hip and unsubtle in magically edgy ways.
  3. There’s plenty to laugh at here.
  4. This superhero spoof's odd humor manages to distract from the shudders... but just barely. [6 Oct 2006, p.63]
  5. 40
    "Freak Show" aspires to be both infantile and yet politically and socially astute, and it falls short on the latter. The satire doesn't quite hit its marks.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. AlexD
    Jan 1, 2007
    10
    Absolutely hilarious. The only people who don't find the show funny are the same that find Carlos Mencia and Larry The Cable Guy funny. I guess they'd rather Git ta Gittin' than watch a truly funny show. It's a shame it probably won't last beyond one season. Expand
  2. JennyB
    Mar 13, 2007
    10
    funny as hell!
  3. BobF.
    Jul 14, 2007
    10
    Brilliant.
  4. TomC.
    Nov 6, 2006
    9
    I thought the first episode was very average, but the episode i saw last night (7/06/06 - the plot involves the President having a trivia contest with the Canadian prime minister) was the most biting satire of our political process and media that I have seen in a long time - quite funny too. I'm giving it a nine based on the strength of that episode alone. Expand
  5. JayB
    Nov 6, 2006
    8
    The episodes have been getting better as it goes along. I don't know if they'll get a chance to develop this further, but I wish they would. Many shows start out uneven and end up becoming great as the writers get more comfortable and confident in the characters and stories. It has a weird and subtle comic style that's certainly not for everyone. I think it would have fared better on Adult Swim alongside such things as Tom Goes to the Mayor and 12 oz Mouse.... Expand
  6. GaryM.
    Oct 5, 2006
    8
    This show has tremendous potential to be one of the funniest series on TV. If you haven't met Primi yet, you are really missing out.
  7. ChuckW
    Oct 11, 2006
    0
    Unoriginal.........mix of Blankman the movie... bumbling dopey... with a dash of wanna be eccentric HBO Carivale characters with obvious contemporarily hip cookie cut out trendy subject matter ....gays...politics....society.... below the true capabilities of David Cross. Expand

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