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Tim and Eric creating a sketch show for Adult Swim?

by Adam Finley, posted Oct 9th 2006 2:05PM

tim and ericAdult Swim, you know I love you, but damn it, you make it so difficult to find information on upcoming series. Nevertheless, there seem to be a few clues floating around the online world of Adult Swim that indicate Tim and Eric, creators of one of favorite series of the last couple years, Tom Goes to the Mayor, are developing a sketch show (working title: Sketch Show) which is currently set to debut on February 11 at 12:15 am Sunday evening (early Monday morning). As I've stated before, this may have been mentioned on the Adult Swim TV bumps, but being a Tivo rider, I often miss those. However, the duo mentioned originally wanting to do a sketch show with Bob Odenkirk in this long and rambling IM interview, and the folks over at the Adult Swim messageboards have been chatty-chatting about it, as well.

I'm going to assume this new series won't be animated, which is just fine with me. I may very well be accused of blasphemy here, but I would love to see Adult Swim become its own 24-hour network dedicated to anything weird and unique, animated or otherwise. It seems to be going in that direction anyway, and if that means a place where alternative ideas can grow and flourish, that doesn't seem like such a terrible thing.

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godsmack

Bob is amazing, shut your mouths. This show is going to be awesome... B'owl!

October 09 2006 at 8:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dvddesign

Bob occasionally wants to be too much like one of his "ol' timey" Mr. Show characters like Sen. Tankerbell or his guidance councellor routine. I liked Mr. Show, and I'm glad that Bob was able to get TGTTM on the air, but his same character was bleh as an animated character.

The concept of TGTTM doesn't even need massively eccentric characters. It gets by plenty with the drab, bizzare setting, wardrobe, and plenty of mileage off of bizarre characters. Jan and Wayne barely have to do anything as characters and they bother me. If I were to meet the two of them in public, Jan and Wayne, I'd turn and run. Brian Posehn, Sarah Silverman, Bob Balaban, Fred Willard, JB & KG from The D, all of them are just doing themselves as characters. They get their jokes in by having some disfigurement, or by being generally disturbing.

October 09 2006 at 3:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Morgan at Spot Cost

I would love it if the nixed the Odenkirk, I constantly have to skip past his garbage on TGTTM. Occasionally decent, but an overall drag on the show in my opinion.

October 09 2006 at 2:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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