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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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Comedy

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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 was still paying off his student loans throughout most of the series. 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 »

Quotes

Tom Kenny: Now let's knock these other ones out, Voice-over King, before we go to lunch, okay?
Bob: All right.
[reads copy into mike]
Bob: To win, you must be 18 and come in first place.
Tom Kenny: Great. Moving on.
Bob: Offer expires... nnnnow.
Tom Kenny: Zippidy-doo-dah! Next.
Bob: Not be confused with the disease cancer.
Tom Kenny: Zippidy-a. Movin' on.
Bob: Harvard's Memory Loss Clinic: established in 1952, 1967, and for the first time in 1981.
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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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Absolutely brilliant.
1 October 1999 | by death-13See all my reviews

How can you quantify perfection? It is a standard to which everything else must be compared. Okay that makes a better diamond commercial than a comedy review. Bad skits are few and far between. The pace of the show doesn't allow for anything to drag out too long. For Mr. Show, nothing is sacred ("...we have a saying around here: Get used to it Hitler..."). While it may offend some viewers, who cares! The writing is near comedic genius. The originality of each episode is truly refreshing. My new goal in life is to distribute Mr. Show tapes to unsuspecting friends with the tenacity of a very tenacious thing.


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