To many (including myself), the Pre-Taped Call-in Show is possible the highest pinnacle of comedic sketch writing. Will you please give us, your humble fans, a telling of how that sketch came about.
David Cross: That was Dino Stamatopoulos with some help from Brent Forrester, who came up with the idea when they were tripping on acid in Joshua Tree.
Pound for pound, Mr. Show is the best sketch comedy show ever broadcast. At least I think so. I love you fuckers.
Bob Odenkirk: THANK YOU. I am commenting on this wonderful compliment because it makes me remember the other day when I somehow found myself reading the comments on MR SHOW DVD package on amazon and I couldn’t help myself but to read the most negative comments. People either gave us 5 stars or 1 star. Not much in between. But the 1 star ones just killed me! People who watched and couldn’t find ANYTHING funny. Really? Audition sketch? The Story of Everest? FAIRSLEY difference? FF Woodycooks? Civil War Re-enactments? The Fad Three? I could go on. I can see someone not getting the weirder absurd stuff we did, no problem, but these are just solid, clear, funny funniness…right? Anyhow. Internet comments…hilarious.
Why isn’t Mr. Show available on HBO GO?
That’s a great question.
(Bob here) HBO has a hate-hate relationship with the show.
(Brian here) They are not aware that we did the show.
(David, back) They hate having to google Mr. Show.
Just one quick question: Can I use this chair?
David Cross: It’s being used for a sketch right now.
The Birthday Boys premiere on IFC on October 18 at 10:30/9:30c