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Mr. Show - The Complete Fourth Season
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If you want comedy on the edge and out of control, Mr. Show with Bob and Dave is the show for you! It's the late-night series that pays homage to the sketch-comedy tradition of Monty Python and Saturday Night Live, then launcehes into it's own eccentric orbit of social deviance and political incorrectness. HBO will be releasing the fourth season of the Emmy-nominated late-night comedy series, Mr. Show. The series fuses live-on-stage routines with scripted video and film material in irreverent, unpredictable, outrageous editions.]]>
But the best material is positively surreal, such as a Jerry Springer-like talk show taking place on a life raft, and a variation on The Paper Chase in which a curmudgeonly law professor (Michael McKean), suddenly called away from class after a ritual assault on his students' intelligence, is replaced by a less-articulate tyrant (Odenkirk). Also superb is a politically incorrect piece about two guys vying for a blind woman's affection via competing (and increasingly bizarre) descriptions of a sunset, and the "501st Olympics," pitting the Dalai Lama and his monks against fat kids from a summer camp. Special features include Bob and Dave's not-to-be-missed appearance at a Comic Relief cable special, in which a gullible Odenkirk bares all for the sake of his craft. --Tom Keogh
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Clearly explaining why this season was funnier than the rest is about as difficult as describing the comedy of Mr. Show to the uninitiated, so I'm going to resist trying. I'll post a more detailed review once it's out, but I'm gonna be eagerly awaiting my copy.
A note of caution, though: the humor in this season is decidedly darker than in seasons 1 through 3, and certain sketches may be a little disturbing to some viewers.
The other DVD collections for seasons 1, 2 & 3 were pretty funny (OK...some of the funniest stuff of all time, especially "Druggachusetts," and "The Chip on the Shoulder Club") but THE FOURTH SEASON WAS WHEN IT ALL CAME TOGETHER. It doesn't get any better than the episode called "Show Me Your Weenis!" The first time I saw this, in 1998 when it first aired, I realized that this was the absolute pinnacle of intelligent, over-the-top American comedy. Surreal, sharp, better than any British zaniness, and full of bizarre ideas like "furniture for the blind" that lets you know where you are with pre-recorded celebrity voices; and the all-time greatest, "Wyckyd Scepter," which must be seen to be believed.
Bob and Dave, you are SO naked!
Better than Monty Python ANY DAY OF THE WEEK. BETTER THAN ANY OTHER SO-CALLED "COMEDY" SERIES I CAN THINK OF.
IF YOU GET ONLY ONE OF THE MR. SHOW DVD SETS, GET THIS ONE.
Mr. Show is phenomenal comedy, but it's really so much more - a way of life, a way of looking at the world, perhaps. I've never been witness to smarter comedy, where the material often actually gets funnier after repeated viewing.
Mr. Show is the true way!
Season Four of "Mr. Show" is the year it all came together, but seasons one two and three had their moments too. You could do a lot worse than buying up all three "Mr. Show" DVD sets, especially if you're a fan of absurdist comedy, done with wit, intelligence, and a healthy crudity too. There is no better sketch comedy show ever, it's as simple as that.
I'm just pleased as punch that Season 4 is finally coming out on DVD.
Squash is on sale.
Episode #406, "It's Insane This Guy's Taint!" is an almost non-stop laugher, but honestly, all the episodes are good for multiple laughs.
All in all, best season of one of the best sketch comedy shows ever.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is classic sketch comedy. There are not many if any shows made currently that compare to this show. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Alex
The skits are tied together seamlessly and are delightfully offbeat. $2 an episode is a bit too much money though.Published on September 16, 2013 by thejatrain
I think that's how they eventually got their own amazingly hilarious show on HBO & back in the day I would stay up late every night it was on & watch every single episode. Read morePublished on July 18, 2013 by derek plattsmier
Mr. Show is absolutely one of the funniest tv shows of all time. The good thing is that it has aged well. Read morePublished on July 17, 2013 by AF
It's so absurd you might not get the joke at first - so you should watch at least twice. I saw this skit a long time ago but I never forgot it and often laughed to myself whenever... Read morePublished on October 21, 2012 by mccormicky