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Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! S3ASON THR33 on DVD

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 26th 2009 5:04PM
Tim and Eric Awesome Shwo Great JobSeason four of Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! has been over for months, and "Season Cinco," as season five has been dubbed on the pair's Web site, has not yet started. But fans can bide their time with the Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! S3ASON THR33, which was out earlier this month.

In season three, Tim and Eric took a step up. The shows got funnier and tighter, without losing any of the scattershot, what-the-hell-am-I-looking-at feel. They upped the ante on creepy and uncomfortable with the "Child Showcase" sketch, featuring Patton Oswalt and Rainn Wilson as children singing inappropriate songs while an approving host looks on. It's an immediately unsettling image (though nothing really tops Chippy for that so far), a seamless special effect that puts Oswalt's and Wilson's heads on a kid's body.

The product parodies have gotten more specific, like the Cinco-fone with one-button and a one-use battery hawked by Ed Begley. "The Jim and Derrick Show" is a spot-on parody of an MTV-style studio show, where the hosts drink themselves unconscious at the end. And Spagett gets his own Steven Spielberg movie, which requires Tim to get plastic surgery to permanently look like the character. Hard not to mention more of the guest appearances - Will Forte in "Quilting with Will," Bill Hader as cheesy impressionist James Qual, and Zach Galifianakis as children's acting coach Tairy Greene.

Fans of the "Channel 5 Presents Jazz Sessions" bits have plenty to watch in the deleted scenes. And it's too bad "Kasual Swordin'," a cable access show about how to use your sword to pick up trash and rescue a friend from a burning building, didn't make the final cut. Tim and Eric really capture the awkward acting and bizarre behavior of these kinds of shows perfectly.

There's also a blooper reel, which is mostly the actors losing the deadpan required to deliver the show's absurd material, an episode of the "Getting' It Dunn" talk show with Richard Dunn, and an extended episode for "Muscles for Bones," which featured a telethon to replace Dunn's lost bones so he could lead a full life again. And really, who wouldn't be touched be a guy with no bones?

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