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Mr. Show: The Complete Collection
If you want comedy on the edge and out of control, Mr. Show with Bob and Dave is the show for you! It's the late-night series that pays homage to the sketch-comedy tradition of Monty Python and Saturday Night Live, then launches into it's own eccentric orbit of social deviance and political incorrectness.
4 X 3 FULL FRAME
Stereo 2.0 - English
||Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis, Jay Johnston, Jill Talley|
||Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled|
||French, English, Spanish|
|Number of Discs:
||Hbo Home Video|
|DVD Release Date:
||January 17, 2006|
|Average Customer Rating:
|| based on 45 reviews|
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78 of 94 found the following review helpful:
See Choo Choo the Herky Jerky DancerFeb 11, 2006
A quick tip for all readers: I love Amazon and everything, but Bestbuy.com is currently selling this DVD collection for the incredible price of $39.99, which is barely more expensive than purchasing a single season DVD. Take advantage before they realize it and hike the price way up.
Mr. Show was one of my favorite shows when it was on HBO. The comedy is so strange and eccentric that it stands in a class of its own. Individually, Bob Odenkirk is a very talented comedy writer and David Cross is an equally talented stand-up comedian. Together, these two comedic minds created a unique showcase of off-beat comedy sketches. This show also introduced the world to other comedic talents such as Jack Black, Sarah Silverman and Brian Posehn.
Getting all four seasons together is a great deal. You get to see how the show progressed and became more collected by the time they reached the 4th season. By that point, the comic duo had perfected their teaming and were shelling out some seriously memorable material.
Great show and a great DVD collection to have.
13 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Very relevant stand out comedy...Jul 15, 2007
By M. Bros
In Australia we're very backwards in non-mainstream comedies. One such standout comedy I believe, with mixed reviews, is Tom Goes To The Mayor. Which I think is brilliant. When watching the show I always wondered who is Bob Odenkirk and why he keeps on popping up in the show. When listening to the commentry I found out about Mr Show.
I watched a couple skits on Youtube and they blew my socks off, especially two skits: Globochem and It's Insane, This Guys Taint.
After getting the box set watching every episode again, it's all gold with very few misses. It's a strange thing to see such a good American sketch show run for such a short time, almost as long as British counterparts. Which means very little recycled comedy and relativley low amount of misses.
It's a very adult comedy with the cast using almost every expletive under the sun with no beeps, another touch of realism. This is definatly a show the FCC would frown upon as every sketch pushed the boundries.
Well worth the purchase!
11 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Now Who Wants Ice Cream?Jan 21, 2006
By C. L. Stahl
It's refreshing to see people who can make fun of everything and don't hold any prejudice against any one sect. These guys comedy holds no limits to who or what they target. A must have for anyone who loves realistic comedy. When I saw they were releasing all their seasons in one box set I was sold. If you haven't seem Mr. Show don't waste your time picking out one season at a time to see if your going to like it just buy the whole set because you will end up buying them all eventually. Comic genius's they guys are.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
How Great Is This!Oct 05, 2008
By Nikhil Murthy
I love this show. My favourite sketch show of all time. So well done even from the very first episode. So forward thinking and intelligent yet not pretentious. I just wish HBO had let the to a few more seasons because I think by the third season they had really hit their stride. If you do not like this show at first. Do not worry it can be a grower for some. But in saying that though, everyone who I have played this to has instantly found this hilarious.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Greatest of the Satirical Sketch Comedy ShowsSep 28, 2007
By Scott McFarland
I'm a fan of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Saturday Night Live's beter stuff (including the great period in the late 80's/early 90's when Mr. Show's Bob Odenkirk was on the writing staff), SCTV, and Kids In The Hall. Great shows all. But this one's even better than those.
If you like intelligent comedy you have to check this show out. It's not perfect - like all of the above-mentioned shows there are some dull or effete patches. But it's chock full of genius. It's a tad edgier and more cutting than most of the above (believe it or not). It creates its own smart, funny universe and it's a treasure.
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