Mr. Show with Bob and David is an American sketch comedy series featuring former Saturday Night Live writer/actor Bob Odenkirk and stand up comedian/actor David Cross. It aired on HBO from November 3, 1995 to December 28, 1998.
The show generally opens with Cross and Odenkirk introducing the episode as heightened versions of themselves, before transitioning to a mixture of live sketches and pre-taped segments. Unlike many other sketch programs, Mr. Show typically opted for absurdist comedy over current pop culture jokes or recurring characters. Vanity Fair noted that the series had mocked "satanism, teenage suicide, cock rings, hermaphrodites, after-school specials about mentally challenged parents, and the Ku Klux Klan."
The show featured a number of notable alternative comedians as both cast members and writers — many in the early stages of their careers — including Sarah Silverman, Paul F. Tompkins, Jack Black, Tom Kenny, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Brian Posehn, Jerry Minor, Scott Aukerman, and Dino Stamatopoulos. It was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as a Golden Satellite Award.
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—Mario Puzo (b. 1920)
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—David Webb Peoples, screenwriter. English Bob (Richard Harris)