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Mr. Show skits that became reality . (Warning: mature language)
posted by boost ventilator (43 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
I would watch this show.

Most brilliantly written and executed sketch comedy EVAR. But I don't want to oversell it.
posted by DU at 11:42 AM on February 6, 2008 [7 favorites]


Tibetan Monks vs. Fat Kids Camp

it makes me cry it is so good.
posted by munchingzombie at 11:43 AM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Also my absolute favorite sketch comedy show ever. Especially "The story of everest."

However, this site wasn't as cool as I was hoping.

Derrick Beckles told me last night he thinks he heard the word “fuck” in a commercial and he also says he heard someone in a buy.com ad claim they had “tons of shit.”

Also I heard from this one guy that maybe he might have seen this one thing in real life that was like a Mr. Show thing maybe once.
posted by ORthey at 11:48 AM on February 6, 2008


I wouldn't exactly call the language mature.
posted by cell divide at 11:49 AM on February 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Idiots have been fishing with guns since long before Mr. Show had anything to say about it.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 11:52 AM on February 6, 2008


And then other times reality doesn't quite cross the line.
posted by Brak at 11:57 AM on February 6, 2008


What a completely unreadable blog entry on an otherwise interesting subject.
posted by item at 11:59 AM on February 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Mr. Show was based on many realities. Did'ja see the one where the kid is in the hospital
because of a botched suicide after he heard it on a heavy metal album. Too real man.
posted by doctorschlock at 12:00 PM on February 6, 2008


Great post. Perfect title.

All right. Have you ever...taken a train and eaten it piece by piece *after* you just derailed it with your penis?
posted by kableh at 12:01 PM on February 6, 2008


Never in all my life have a seen such a shit-tastic blog. Never. Ever. Never. Nerver. Erver.
posted by sleepy pete at 12:02 PM on February 6, 2008 [4 favorites]


> I would watch this show.

OK, that was very cleverly done indeed... I guess those of us in Europe never even got a first bite at this cherry, which looks to me very much like a shame. I'll have to try and track some more down I think. Thanks, OP!
posted by benzo8 at 12:03 PM on February 6, 2008


I thought that my home was my castle,
with no one scrutinizing me,
no cops, no lying bitch, no hassle,
y'all are brutalizing me!

-from the ballad of ronnie dobbs (as near as I can recall it)
posted by mrnutty at 12:15 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


When I was in law school not too long ago, some of the upper class students organized a sort of "drama night" where law students would perform skits they wrote for an audience that included other law students, professors and their respective guests. My friend adapted "Blow Job" for the stage, changing very little except for the name ("The Law Blows"). In the sketch Danny, an aspiring young lawyer, whom I played, is welcomed into the profession in a rather surprising way. We practiced a lot and did the skit justice. And got a lot of laughs.
posted by gagglezoomer at 12:17 PM on February 6, 2008


I'm still waiting to see some rival competitors to Taint magazine show up at my local pornography shop.
posted by porn in the woods at 12:38 PM on February 6, 2008


They missed the biggest one. NASA is actually planning to blow up the moon.
posted by team lowkey at 12:49 PM on February 6, 2008


Lowkey - I was watching PBS the other night and though I forget the specifics, during the space race one plan put forth by the Army to demonstrate western space superiority was to detonate an atomic bomb on the moon (a natural response to Sputnik I suppose).
posted by gagglezoomer at 12:55 PM on February 6, 2008


I wouldn't consider the desire to detonate an atomic bomb on the moon a natural response to anything.
posted by item at 1:04 PM on February 6, 2008


We're spending so much money, millions of dollars, to blow up the moon when there's so much right here on Earth to blow up. (youtube)
posted by Gary at 1:07 PM on February 6, 2008


What if there was a war on the moon and the only way to penetrate the enemy's bunker was an atomic bomb?
posted by gagglezoomer at 1:09 PM on February 6, 2008


Maybe we should just go ahead and drop an Earth-sized bomb (with a North America cutout, natch) on the Earth.
posted by porn in the woods at 1:23 PM on February 6, 2008


Well, the blog was horrible, but as long as we're on the subject...

Charles McHutchence vs. Harrison Greeley III

Van Hammersly - Teaching by Billiards

MENOCU presents "The House of the Future"

Why Me? The Bob Lamonta Story

And perhaps my favorite Mr. Show sketch of all time, Monster Parties: Fact or Fiction?
posted by Atom Eyes at 1:30 PM on February 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


but the ultimate question: bob or david?

i'll start: unquestionably, odenkirk blows cross out of the fucking water.
posted by yonation at 1:31 PM on February 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Actually the question I always ask is which is funnier? Bob yelling or David singing?

I'm in the Bob camp
posted by tittergrrl at 1:44 PM on February 6, 2008


Mr. Show, for me, was always about the segues/transitions, and the way they tied it all together. Watching it in clips on YouTube doesn't do the show justice.
posted by Eideteker at 1:45 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


What a completely unreadable blog entry on an otherwise interesting subject.

I felt the same way. The post is still worth its salt because it's always nice to rehash some of Mr. Show's best skits (and, yes, perfect title, boost). It was a such a clever show, some of the smartest comedy I've seen. It's a little bit sad seeing them now, though. They were so young and early into their careers when Mr. Show premiered, and it seems to me that none of their stuff since has reached the same height. Every time I see Odenkirk on adult swim or Cross doing stand up, I just wish they would all reunite and put out another Devastator or Pretaped Call in Show, or remind us that Sad Songs are Nature's Onions. We can always dream...
posted by farishta at 1:51 PM on February 6, 2008


I just looked up at my insert from the Run Ronnie Run DVD that is prominently displayed in my cubicle and I swear he winked at me.

PS. David. NOT BOB.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 1:54 PM on February 6, 2008


This blog's science is too tight!
posted by cog_nate at 2:10 PM on February 6, 2008


What the fuck!?

I thought Mr. Show was a documentary!
posted by loquacious at 2:11 PM on February 6, 2008


but the ultimate question: bob or david?

does a girl have to choose? *swoon*

excepting, for a moment, david cross' voluminous chest hair, it sounds like a lovely sandwich to me!
posted by CitizenD at 2:22 PM on February 6, 2008


Tofutti Break!
posted by Gary at 2:24 PM on February 6, 2008


Ah, what an awesome show. Okay I've decided, I'm gonna drag my Mr. Show DVDs out of storage.
posted by JHarris at 2:24 PM on February 6, 2008


unquestionably, odenkirk blows cross out of the fucking water.

Cross blows Odenkirk out of the water on acting skills. Bob always looks uncomfortable on screen. But I suspect he's the better writer.

The former at least is proven by David Cross getting a lot more acting jobs. More money = better than.
posted by DU at 2:31 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


cross blows oedenkirk. also, he's a better performer. and standup.

the blowing up the moon sketch is the perfect example of how ruinous bad editing can be to a well written sketch. I'm inclined to say that it's responsible for mr show not taking off when it was on the air, simply because so much good material gets destroyed by fucking the timing up in post. if you read a transcript of a mr show episode, it's much much funnier than the actual episode.
posted by shmegegge at 2:34 PM on February 6, 2008


"Honey, where'd all the bags go?"
"The Bag Hutch!"
"NO SHIT?!"

I still pee a little everytime I see the whole Pit Pat Sketch. (NSFW bad language)
posted by hellslinger at 2:51 PM on February 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Odenkirk = Lennon; Cross = McCartney; and Jill Talley, Tom Kenny, Jay Johnston, and John Ennis add up to some sort of quadruple Harrison.
posted by Iridic at 3:13 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Bag Hutch reminds me of mayomustard/mustardayonnaise.
posted by DU at 3:23 PM on February 6, 2008


'Bob, we're just… tired of the way you run your interventions.'

'But we've had so many laughs!'
posted by shakespeherian at 3:44 PM on February 6, 2008


Hey, as long as we're trading favorite quotes:
I like to masturbate in a closed room while people are waiting for pie to cool!
posted by Brak at 4:06 PM on February 6, 2008


I'll believe in Mr. Show's ability to predict reality when Six Flags builds The Devastator. Mind you, I love this show and I bought the full series dvd set last week
posted by rainman84 at 4:36 PM on February 6, 2008


While this series of posts caught my eye, I admit that the linked blog has yet to really fulfill the promise that the nexus of two of my personal favourite phenomena should: the brutal Vice Do's & Don'ts and the mind-numbingly amazing TV Carnage series.

As for Bob and David, I still enjoy seeing them both pop up from time to time (like Tim and Eric's "Pussy Doodles"). I am still trying to build up the strength to see either of the films Odenkirk recently directed (Let's Go to Prison and The Brothers Solomon) and couldn't possible afford to chase down all of the Cross cameos.

To keeping with the comment theme, here is another clip from the vault:
The Audition
posted by boost ventilator at 5:45 PM on February 6, 2008


I still pee a little everytime I see the whole Pit Pat Sketch. (NSFW bad language)

I still have a little Pit-Pat graphic that makes me snicker every time I look at it.

Love this show and anything associated with it. Thanks for the post.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:44 PM on February 6, 2008


24 is the highest number.

Brilliance.

If there was a way, I would tell Mr. Show that my shoes hurt.

Thanks for this.
posted by YFiB at 5:47 AM on February 7, 2008


Suddenly I'm craving some beer and frozen peas
posted by Anders Levant at 11:26 AM on February 7, 2008


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