Tobias Fünke Alert: The 'Mr. Show' stars reunite

Mrshow_lAs if rumors of an Arrested Development movie weren’t a thrilling enough prospect, there’s more potential comedic brilliance on the horizon: The stars of the 1995-98 HBO comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David — Bob Odenkirk and David Cross (pictured) — are reuniting for a new TV project. Cross has announced on the pair’s joint website (alert: NSFW language) that this May, now that the pilot they wrote has been picked up, the duo will begin shooting their new HBO series. Reportedly, it’s titled David’s Situation and will be produced in a sitcom format, including "ad breaks" (which they’ll write and shoot themselves, presumably with — because otherwise what’s the point, right? — their trademark warped humor.) In his post, Cross also says each episode will shoot in front of an audience of about 150, and he emphasizes how excited he and Odenkirk are to work together again, declaring, "it’s really strong and important to the health of America."

Who else agrees? Who thinks these two can recapture the magic with their new Situation? I’d love to hear from Mr. Show fans out there in PopWatch land. Tell me the funniest character (or scene) you remember, and I’ll tell you one of mine — it’s David Cross’ jaunty night janitor, who shuffles onto Mr. Show about two and half minutes into this clip, which you can watch after the jump.

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  • hbomb

    The bad news breakers never fails to make me smile, but I think the best is the “pre-taped call-in show.” Pure brilliance.

  • justin

    sad that some britney spears article on this blog might get 25-50 comments, but a mention of the greatest American sketch comedy show ever gets 2 comments. Come on people, get with it.

  • Fred

    they announced this to MTV about a week or two ago. Just FYI.

  • sean

    coupon the movie! and Fuzz: The Musical

  • Mike


  • Syd

    that’s a good call- I love the Shampoo sketch when they go through customs from amsterdam! Awesome that we will see them again on hbo. I also love the “NEVer, EVer, NERver” scene where David Cross is acting like he’s offended by the show. Just realized how much I have missed these two, thank you.

  • Mel

    What Mr. Show sketch WASN’T brilliant? The Altered State of Druggachusetts. The Fairsley’s ads. Jeepers Creepers. Pit Pat (“I’m Pit Pat, and I love you!”) The mom and pop porn star. Ronnie Dobbs: The Musical. I quote something from this show daily.

  • Kayaboy

    New San Francisco! It is San Frantastic!

  • Brody

    I would love to be a part of this!

  • furry_tom

    RE: they announced this to MTV about a week or two ago. Just FYI
    What? I don’t believe you. How could they find the time to do that in between all the music videos they’re playing?
    Dogpile on Gwinnett!

  • Lex

    Nothing is funnier than Borden Grote, the most dedicated actor in the world.

  • Lex

    Nothing is funnier than Borden Grote, the most dedicated actor in the world.

  • GG

    I love the skit about the rock band that had a tape leaked of all the the bandmates partying. Instead of partying with groupies it was all a footage of the bandmates in compromising gay situations with one another. I can’t remember the name of the band or the skit but it was hilarious. I need to pull out my Mr. Show DVD’s. I also saw Mr. Show live years ago and it was really funny.

  • dmojo

    The episode when they had the competition with the fat kid camp – and the kid gets lured in by chocolates just to get his throat slit by David!

  • dmojo

    Or wait: what about the band who met the boy in the hospital who took their song “kill yourself” literally and jumped into a vat of acid…after he grossed them out with his shrunken body, they penned “try again”.

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