Mr. Show With Bob and David: Season 1 (1995)


Season 1
Mr. Show With Bob and David

Critics Consensus

Absurd, experimental, and absolutely hysterical, Mr. Show with Bob and David still stands as one of the best sketch comedy shows of all time.



Critic Ratings: 12

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Nov 3, 1995
Air date: Nov 10, 1995
Air date: Nov 17, 1995
Air date: Nov 24, 1995

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Critic Reviews for Mr. Show With Bob and David Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

Despite dedicating more time to its sketches and packing in jokes more densely than most shows, it still feels like one of the quickest and funniest sketch shows you've ever seen.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

While the extremely low-budget show doesn't look like much today, its creative comedic concepts, memorable characters (Ronnie Dobbs), unconventional format, and bold, punk-rock attitude have earned the show credibility...

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

This inspired, inventive show combines the freewheeling creativity of Monty Python's Flying Circus with cabaret theater, and each episode swirls around an ingenious thematic thread that just barely connects things together by the end...

May 22, 2016 | Full Review…

While Saturday Night Live panders to a lowest common denominator, Mr. Show gave the audience more credit. Perhaps more importantly, it never worried if the audience kept up.

Oct 30, 2015 | Full Review…

[The] series was to Nineties humor what the original SNL was to Seventies counterculture: a blast of cutting-edge irreverence that captured a moment.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

It hit a certain mark so definitively that you had to tell your friends about it and thrust it into their hands.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the greatest pieces of television ever assembled, and a show easily worthy of being considered among the best comedy programs of all time.

Oct 30, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

So consistently bizarre that I sometimes felt a bit lightheaded while watching it - though it might have just been a side effect of David Cross' falsetto voice.

Oct 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Mr. Show offers up a mad world of silliness and satire that recalls the heyday of Monty Python.

Oct 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Each show has a natural fluidity, with each sketch bleeding into the next. It's sort of like a comedy bean-salad stream of consciousness.

Oct 30, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mr. Show With Bob and David: Season 1

  • Feb 01, 2016
    Mr. Show's first year was still trying to find it's voice a bit, but it had all the elements in place to become the very best sketch comedy show ever (which it did).

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