The BEST Episodes of Mr. Show
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2020
Mr. Show was the insanely funny, critically loved but HBO-loathed sketch comedy that ran on the channel for 4 years from 1995-1998. The show was created, executive produced, written and starred comics/writers Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. The show also starred Tom Kenny, Jill Talley and John Ennis. Featured performers/writers included Paul F. Tompkins, Jerry Minor, B.J. Porter, Scott Aukerman, Brian Posehn, and Jay Johnston. Featured performers included Mary-Lynn Rajskub, Brett Paesal, and Sarah Silverman. The show has spawned a movie based on popular character Ronnie Dobbs in Run Ronnie Run. Bob's wife, Naomi Odenkirk, has compiled everything you could ever want to know about the show in her wonderful book, Mr. Show: What Happened.
#1 - Rudy Will Await Your Foundation
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 9, 1998
The Mr. Show ""Bloopers"", Superstar Machine, Phone Sex, Audition, Dad and You, The Pre-Natal Pageant, and the Burgandy Loaf 6-Star Resturant.
#2 - Life Is Precious and God and the Bible
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 26, 1998
Bob catches David high on "medical marijuana" > Law School: Bob abducts a student and takes his place as assistant to the law-school teacher > Lifeboat: Todd the talk-show host takes his show to the "sea."
#3 - Heaven's Chimney
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 12, 1997
Up Heaven's Chimney led by "The Bob" > Deprogramming > Life after Mr. Show > Crazy Religious Beliefs > "Watch us have sex" > The Devastator > Directions > The 12th Annual Educational Film Festival: The Limits of Science > Hail Satan Network.
#4 - Patriotism, Pepper, and Professionalism
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 28, 1998
Globo-Chem Corporate Retreat; Honesty in Motion; Fenderman Documentary; The Week Apart; Marilyn Monster "Fun-Ployees" Training Video.
#5 - It's a No Brainer
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 14, 1997
Puny Devil Knee-High Socks> Protesters > Channel 6: We Make the News > "Culture Hunt" > Jack WEbber > Dream of a Lifetime > Catholics and Satanists united > "Let's Get Sloppy!"
#6 - Like Chickens...Delicious Chickens
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 14, 1998
David waits for his reparations from the Swiss Government, Edmund Premmington addresses the Gentleman's Hunt Club, Plane Crash, The Civil War:The Re-enactments.
#7 - Please Don't Kill Me
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 24, 1997
The swearing jar > "Swear to God" with The Reverend Winton Dupree > Landlords > The Fad 3 > Hunger strike > Mustard and Mayonnaise > The Dr. X Annual Save the Earth Telethon > Mustmayostardayonnaise.
#8 - The Story of Everest
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 16, 1998
Lethal Injeksion Production, Sweetie Pie Jonus-New Executive Producer, Larry Cleest:Rapist, Pallies, The Story of Everest, The Movie: The Story of Everest.
#9 - Show Me Your Weenis!
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 2, 1998
Swingin' Show, The Mr. Show Boys Clubs, Get Your Own News, Fucked Up Kidnapper, Underground Tapes, Wycked Sceptre Party Tape, Menocu Buttplugs, House of the Future, and Racist in the Year 3000.
#10 - Sad Songs are Nature's Onions
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 21, 1998
David decides to run away, The Reason Behind the Content Warnings, Inside The Actor with Cyrus, Land of the Lost Parody, The Teardrop Awards.
#11 - Oh, You Men
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 3, 1997
"Who wants a banana?" > Taping "The Lost Episode" with The Mayor of Television > Entertainment 4 Every 1 Productions > East Coast/West Coast ventriloquist feud > Watch more TV > The hanged man > The Delongpre Dannon Show > Ol' Fisherman's Sticky Pads > Lie Detector > Tee-Vee T.V.: The Time Caplet with Sam and Criminy Crafft > "Druggachusettes" > Losing "The Lost Episode" > "Who wants a banana?" reprise.
#12 - The Return of the Curse of the Creature's Ghost
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 5, 1997
Guidance Counselor Moe Phelps > Gus Kryzinski, Night Janitor > Local World News > Blowjob > Titanicca > The Pre-Taped Call-in Show > The Return of the Curse of the Creature's Ghost > Chip on the Shoulder Club > A Trip Up My Mother's Ass > The Moe Phelps Guide to Classical Acting.
#13 - Flat Top Tony and the Purple Canoes
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 10, 1997
Mr. Show Morning Show: The Womyn's Solidarity Collective > "Got a Good Thing Going" - The Beetletown Players > V-TV presents "Smoosh" and "Norma Jean Monster" > Young people and their companions > Nooz 6 Blooperz! > Wee-Time Toddler Wear sales meeting > Predicting the future of fashion with Nostradamus > Indomitable Spirit > Apocalypse Drill > "Smoosh" on the moon.
#14 - Eat Rotten Fruit From a Shitty Tree
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 7, 1998
The Mr.Show Watercooler, Smarty Pants, International News Report: The President has Farted, God's biography ""My Life in the Fastlane"", Probings
#15 - Who Let You In?
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 24, 1995
Must-see TV – Pope flees homicide accusations in popemobile > A pope expert speaks > Larry learns guitar > I.D.S. (Imminent Death Syndrome) > The trial of the millennium > "Spank," a performance artist, tries to make his statement on the American flag > "Spank" has his day in court > Courtroom experts > The Founding Fathers: A History of the Flag > The Museum of History.
#16 - A Talking Junkie
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 22, 1996
David affects an English accent > "Mr Junkie: The Talking Junkie" > Adopted son > The red balloon > Mom and pop porno store > Three Times One Minus One on "The White People Co-Opting Black Culture" Network > "Rap: The Musical" > The Homage Awards > HBO's Creepy Peeping Videos.
#17 - Bush is a Pussy
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 7, 1997
Kedzie Matthews understudies for David > David fires Bob and David > The value of human worth > Value Magazine > The ex-Siamese twins > Bad News Breakers > 24 is the highest number > The Great Bilouza > Mediocrity > Kedzie on Dr. Katz's Couch.
#18 - The Velveteen Touch of a Dandy Fop
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 20, 1996
Good deeds for charity > Helping the non-handicapped > Subway scene > Dr. Sammy's "Old Lady, Biker, Gay Guy, Japanese Man: The 4 Voices Within" > The last donut > Dickie Crickets, The King of Megaphone Crooners > Who greenlighted "Coupon: The Movie?" > The trial > The trailer > The testimonials.
#19 - If You're Going to Write a Comedy Scene, You're Going to Have Some Rat Feces in There
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 6, 1996
Mr. Show goes public and opens up the floor for questions from you, the shareholders > Child labor script writers > Van Hammersly, champion billiard player > "We love our gay son" > "Work is play!" Greg Sniper, principal stockholder of Mr. Show, plays a visit to the set > Downsizing > The new economics of child labor > Senator Tankerbell speaks > GloboChem presents "San Francisco: The Theme Park" - Family Friendly!
#20 - Goin' on a Holiday
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 31, 1997
Our families are here tonight > The Coming Age War > A world run by old people > Secret love > Photo shop > "America will blow up the moon" > You're fired > Don Pratt > "Seventies Movie Classics: Bare Ambition & Streak-Dome '97" > Goin' on a Holiday > A kinder, gentler Mr. Show.
#21 - A White Man Set Them Free
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 28, 1997
Viewer Hate Mail > The Mr. Show Cracker Barrel > The Misunderstood Letters of Sharwood Lish > Marriage-Con & Boat Show > Biosphere > Corporate ice cream > The Last Indian > Dying asshole in Vietnam > Night Talk with the Senate Subcommittee > All-Star Solute to The Last Indian > Les Balloons Sportif.
#22 - The Biggest Failure in Broadway History
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 29, 1996
Waiting for David > The Generation Gap > "No Adults Allowed" - Talking to Teenagers > Slacker discrimination > The New Ku Klux Klan > American Ad Awards: NAMBLA "We're Not Killers" > "Drunk Cops: Hammered in Detroit" > Nathan's pet iguana > "Jeepers Creepers - Semi-Star" the musical > Offensive ending.
#23 - Peanut Butter, Eggs, and Dice
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 19, 1997
A Very Special Episode > David comes out > Off to see the ratings man > Santa's secret > Tatiana the Weather Hermaphrodite > Cock Ring Warehouse > Best friend's marriage announcement > "Fuzz: The Musical" > The Brave Choice Awards > "The Bob Lamonta Story" > Everyone's a winner.
#24 - It's Perfectly Understandishable
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 23, 1998
Rehersal Tape, In the Cage, Trainers to the Stars, Blind Love, Emergency Psychic Hotline, 18 Dalai Lama, Camp Monk Academy, and an In the Cage reprieve.
#25 - Now, Who Wants Ice Cream?
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 15, 1996
Mr. Show becomes a sovereign nation > Mountain Dougie part 1 > The Peterson Family News > Thrilling Miracles > 8-in-1 Super Pan infomercial > Only the British can fly > New Freelands, Montana: Mountain Dougie part 2 > U.S. Customs > "Take Back the Streets" with F.F. Woodycooks > The Independent Nations Games > The Standoff: Day 4.