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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 3, 1995
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Mr. Show with Bob and David Image
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  • Summary: Widely considered one of the funniest sketch comedy series in TV history, Mr. Show ran sporadically on HBO's late night schedule for four seasons (and 30 or so episodes) from 1995-1998. In addition to the titular hosts and series creators, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross (who had met whileWidely considered one of the funniest sketch comedy series in TV history, Mr. Show ran sporadically on HBO's late night schedule for four seasons (and 30 or so episodes) from 1995-1998. In addition to the titular hosts and series creators, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross (who had met while working on Fox's The Ben Stiller Show), on-screen regulars included Tom Kenny (later the voice of SpongeBob), John Ennis, Jill Talley, and Jay Johnston, with Paul F. Tompkins, Jack Black, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Brian Posehn, Scott Aukerman, Karen Kilgariff, Dino Stamatopoulos, and Scott Adsit also serving as writers and/or performers. Each episode blended Bob and Dave's on-stage introductions (in front of a live audience) with filmed segments, which were often linked together into a seamless whole. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy
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  1. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Jul 8, 2013
    90
    The phrase "stream-of- consciousness" doesn't do it justice. Geyser-of-consciousness is more like it. What holds it together is the program's unique comic voice. [12 Sep 1997]
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Leiby
    Jul 8, 2013
    90
    Scenes fold into themselves and mutate with a chaotic precision not seen since Python. [23 Oct 1997]
  3. Reviewed by: John Haslett Cuff
    Jul 8, 2013
    80
    Always unpredictable... It's by turns sophomoric and dazzlingly original. [14 Feb 1998]
  4. Reviewed by: Rick Marin
    Jul 8, 2013
    80
    Suffice it to say that they're edgier and better than anything on "Saturday Night Live." [29 Sep 1997]
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