I’m glad my old roommate Jersey introduced me to the mad genius that was HBO’s sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and Dave.
There was nothing like it on television and probably will never be anything like it again. Sketches bled into one another and you’d be watching a sketch about a cooking show only to have it turn into something else only to morph back into the original sketch.
The show almost defeats explanation. The good news is that Bob Odenkirk and David Cross will be teaming up once again for another HBO comedy show. The two are never funnier than when working together.
HBO has officially picked up the pilot Bob and I pitched them and wrote. We should be shooting in LA in the beginning of MAY. We’ll keep you posted on exactly when and where (we’ll have room for 150 audiencers). We are both very, very excited about it and feel it’s really strong and important to the health of America. We know that America is hurting right now and old people like to say that “Laughter’s the best medicine” So, keep hope old people, an injection of 10cc’s of funny is about to be shot all up in your funny bones!
Just to get you started, here are two completely disparate lines from the show. They are taken out of context and have nothing to do with each other, but are nonetheless actual lines of dialogue. Enjoy!
HUNT WALKS THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR, ANGRY
“I’ve never had to suck so many little pricks in my life!”.
The Producers eyes light up.
AND this one!!!
“Huh? I thought I was still in the shower”.
OKAY! One more!!!!
“He burps the Star Spangled Banner. You people love that shit.”
Strange. But that’s the good news, the bad news, at least according to this report in the Hollywood Reporter, is the premise for the show sounds rather pedantic. ” Odenkirk and Cross co-wrote the project, which will star Cross as himself. He leaves Hollywood to move into a suburban, gated community where he has two roommates, a right-wing conservative and a liberal hippie.” Nothing to get excited about, and if this was coming from anyone besides Bob and Dave, I wouldn’t be excited at all. Hopefully, this show will defy explanation as well.
No word from HBO on when the show will begin airing, but probably sometime in the fall or winter. After the jump you can get a taste of their comedy stylings if you haven’t already. Plus there’s an interview with David Cross or writing, Mr. Show and Arrested Development.