The Best Episodes of Mr. Show with Bob and David
Last Updated: Apr 23, 2019
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
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
David's High Pharmacy, Welcome to Law School, Hitlers, The Todd Linderfloman Show Goes Out to Sea, Scams & Flams, Talkin' Bout The Weather Report.
#3 - Heaven's Chimney
Season 3 - Episode 1
"The Bob" and David attempt to go up Heaven's Chimney. Spoof TV Bloopers using religious beliefs. David and Karen Kilgarif ask Bob and Brett Paesal to watch them have sex. A violent roller coaster destroys hundreds of people. Tom introducers the world's oldest educational film. Tom & Jill host a TV show on the Hail Satan Network.
#4 - The Velveteen Touch of a Dandy Fop
Season 2 - Episode 6
David plays a blind man who discusses how the handicapped help out the non-handicapped. Tom plays a man troubled by 4 voices- Old Lady, Gay Guy, Biker, and Japaneese Man. Droopy decides his last donut, Bob plays Dickie Crickets: Megaphone Crooner, and they try to decide who gave Coupon: The Movie the greenlight. They then put the entire country on trial and the American Public are sentenced to one viewing.
#5 - Patriotism, Pepper, and Professionalism
Season 4 - Episode 10
Globo-Chem Corporate Retreat; Honesty in Motion; Fenderman Documentary; The Week Apart; Marilyn Monster "Fun-Ployees" Training Video.
#6 - Oh, You Men
Season 3 - Episode 3
Bob and David tape their "Lost Episode". Jill plays Candy Addams, who promotes entertainers like Wally P. Doyle, a ventriloquist played by Tom, who is killed in the East Coast-West Coast ventriloquist war. Bob reunites with a man whom he tried to kill for stealing newspapers. Bob thinks he's a pregnant teen, and David thinks he's a 7 ft. tall psychiatrist on "The Delongpre Dannon Show". David, Jay, Brian and Paul interview Bob for a job using a lie detector. Bob & Dave play Sam and Criminy Craft who play the lost episode of their 1960s childrens' program "Druggachusets". The cast says goodbye to the lost episode.
#7 - Like Chickens...Delicious Chickens
Season 4 - Episode 8
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.
#8 - It's a No Brainer
Season 3 - Episode 8
Puny Devil Knee High Socks;Protesters;On The Spot News;Lineup Room/VTV Link;Culture Hunt;Frankly Anne;;Jack Webber;Dream Of A Lifetime;Kiddie Massage Cream;Christians and Satanists Unite;Lets Get Sloppy; Fishing.
#9 - Who Let You In?
Season 1 - Episode 4
Includes "Watching Chase of the Chaste", "Popemobile Chase/News", "Dudes Arguing", "Nil's Guitar Shop", "Imminent Death Syndrome", "Trial of the Millennium", "Spank", "Expert Truck", "Founding Fathers", "History Museum", "Watching Murders".
#10 - Eat Rotten Fruit From a Shitty Tree
Season 4 - Episode 7
The Mr.Show Watercooler, Smarty Pants, International News Report: The President has Farted, God's biography ""My Life in the Fastlane"", Probings
#11 - The Story of Everest
Season 4 - Episode 4
Lethal Injeksion Production, Sweetie Pie Jonus-New Executive Producer, Larry Cleest:Rapist, Pallies, The Story of Everest, The Movie: The Story of Everest.
#12 - Please Don't Kill Me
Season 3 - Episode 5
The Mr. Show Swear Jar;Landlords; The Fad 3; Pugazi's Hunger Strike; Mayostard and Mustardayonaise; The Dr. X Annual Save the Earth Telethon; Mayomustardayonaise.
#13 - Show Me Your Weenis!
Season 4 - Episode 2
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.
#15 - The Return of the Curse of the Creature's Ghost
Season 3 - Episode 10
Guidance Counselor Moe Phelps, Gus Kryzinski:Night Janitor/Entertainer, Local World News, B***job, Tittanica, The Pre-Taped Call-in Show, The Return of the Curse of the Creature's Ghost, The Chip on the Shoulder Club, A Trip Up My Mother's Ass, A Tribute to Mr. Phelps, ""We Are a Collection of Screaming Jackasses"".
#16 - The Biggest Failure in Broadway History
Season 2 - Episode 3
David shows up late, but the two reunite over beating up a hippie. Bob, Brett Paesal, and John host ""No Adults Allowed"". Promos awards feature the New Ku Klux Klan, and the North American Man Boy Love Association. A spoof of Drunk Cops, and David plays a guy who adopts pets. Jack Black guest stars in Jeepers Creepers: Semi-Star The Musical.
#17 - A Talking Junkie
Season 2 - Episode 2
This episode opens with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross introducing the show, as usual, when Bob interrupts to complain about the ""fake-y British accent"" that David is using. When the rest of the cast comes out to complain, David drops the accent and admits that he's ""just trying to have some personality."" He gets upset and tells them he only has one friend. They scoff like they know who he means, and Jill Talley tells him, ""There's no such thing as a talking junkie."" David runs out of the studio, and meets his junkie friend, whose voice is badly dubbed and sounds startlingly similar to the voice of the dog on the old children's show Davey and Goliath. There's also a sketch about a ""Mom and Pop"" porn shop, where Mr. and Mrs. Appleway treat their patrons like family. In another sketch, Bob and David play an R&B group, Three Times One Minus One, who appear on WPCBCN -- the White People Co-Opting Black Culture Network -- where they complain about being hassled by the cops for jaywalking. The
#18 - Flat Top Tony and the Purple Canoes
Season 3 - Episode 4
The Mid-Morning Show;Bob and David and the Womyn's Solidarity Collective;Smoosh on the Moon;Young People and their Companions; Wee-Time Toddler Care; Nostradamus and his ever present pal;Indomitable Spirit;Apocalypse Drill.
#19 - If You're Going to Write a Comedy Scene, You're Going to Have Some Rat Feces in There
Season 2 - Episode 4
The show takes questions from it's shareholders, and John does a news story on child labor script writers. Bob plays Van Hammersly, host of a series of How-to Billiards tapes. John and Jill are convinced their son is gay, only to have the scene cut short by Greg Sniper, principal stockholder of Mr. Show. Promos for San Fransisco: The Theme Park.
#20 - Bush is a Pussy
Season 3 - Episode 7
Kedzie Matthews replaces Bob for the night, Kedzie is a hit, The Value of Human Worth, The Ex-Siamese Twins, The Bad News Breakers, 24 is the Highest Number, Philouza, Mediocrity, Kedzie on Dr. Katz's Couch.
#21 - What to Think
Season 1 - Episode 2
Includes "Arts Funding", "Tracking Collar", "Old Swerdlow", "Books for Seniors", "Good News", "Jesus & Marshal (The 13th Apostle)", "Announcements", "Commercials of the Future (Globo-Chem)", "The Joke: The Musical", "Senator Tankerbell".
#22 - Goin' on a Holiday
Season 3 - Episode 6
"Our Families Are Here Tonight", The Coming Age War, The Hanged Man, 'Ol Fisherman Sticky Pads; Lie Detector; Seventies Movie Channel:Streakers and Streak-Dome 97, The New Mr. Show.
#23 - A White Man Set Them Free
Season 3 - Episode 9
Mr. Show Viewer Hate Mail; Mr. Show Cracker Barrel, The Misunderstood Letters of Sharwood Lish, Marriage-Con and Boat Show '97; The Last Indian; Dying Asshole in Vietnam, Senator Tankerbell on Late Night with the Senate Sub-Comittee, All-Star Tribute to the Last Indian; Les Balloons Sportif.
#24 - Peanut Butter, Eggs, and Dice
Season 3 - Episode 2
David makes a brave choice. The boys make a trip to "The ratings man" who doubles as Santa. We meet the Tatiana, the weather hermaphrodite, and see a promo for cock ring warehouse. When Bob gets married, Paul, John, David, and Jay respond by beating him up. Terry Twilstein gives Ronnie Dobbs a chance to make a soundtrack album for the TV Show "Fuzz" along with Ronnie's wife and John and Ken Daly as two cops. At the Cyrus Dewey Awards, David plays Bob Lamonta, who made a movie about himself in which his parents, played by Bob and Jill, are retarded.
#25 - It's Perfectly Understandishable
Season 4 - Episode 5
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.