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.
Moving quickly up “What Would You Do With Time Machine?”survey: – Kill Hitler ^ Kill #TheDress – Kill John Cougar Mellencamp – Kill Pol Pot
— Thomas Schnauz (@TomSchnauz) February 27, 2015
— Thomas Schnauz (@TomSchnauz) February 12, 2015
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 ?