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5 Things We Hope to See in the Mr. Show Non-Reunion

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Bob Odenkirk recently sat down with Rolling Stone and shared the best news ever — the Great and Special Bob and David (please refer to them that way going forward) are reuniting for an all-new sketch comedy show. Don’t call it a comeback, actually don’t call it a Mr. Show reunion, because it’s definitely not that.

While it’s definitely going to be all sorts of hilarious and ridiculous, Odenkirk says the new show he is doing with David Cross will have different pacing and jokes than Mr. Show. Basically same cooks in the kitchen, just different recipes. Speaking of cooks, it looks as if Comedy Bang! Bang!‘s very own Stop Tacoman, aka Scott Aukerman is back with the old gang, including Paul F. Thompkins, Brian Posehn, and Eric Hoffman.

It should go without saying that we are so on board with this news. And while we are completely looking forward to an all new, non- Mr. Show, there are a few things we really hope to see.

5. Put Dino Stamatopoulos to work

It seems like Dino has some downtime post Community, so we’re hoping he hops on board to write for this new sketch comedy. Dino’s contribution to Mr. Show was huge, having come up with some of the best skits for the series like “Pre-Taped Call In Show.”

4. Use Jay Johnston as much as possible.

Third wheels are usually a bad thing, but not in Jay Johnston’s case. He was just as instrumental to the hilarity of the show as Bob and David. Sorry, The Great and Special Bob and David.

3. At least one cameo from Jack Black

Jack Black is never not funny. (Remember his turn in Mr. Show‘s take on Jesus Christ Superstar, “Jeepers Creepers Semi-Star”?) He was undoubtedly one of the few shining moments of this year’s Oscars, and is always down to play. If the new show does any sort of musical comedy, then Jack’s their man.

2. Find any excuse for Thomas Schnauz to write at least one episode.

We’re not saying we need this new show to be Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul, but this scribe is hilarious. (And clearly he’s comfortable writing for Bob Odenkirk.) When he isn’t writing dark and funny for TV, he’s cracking people up on Twitter. Even if it’s mostly himself.



1. A cameo by Bryan Cranston.

Long before Cranston was everyone’s favorite science-teacher-turned-meth-dealer, Cranston was the goofy and affable Hal in Malcolm in The Middle. Cranston’s default personality is set to funny, whether it’s as a guest on a talk show, doing a Reddit AMA, or in Funny or Die skits. Can you imagine the comedic goodness if he were let loose on Bob and David’s show ?

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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