W/ Bob and David: Season 1 (2015)

Season 1
W/ Bob and David

Critics Consensus

W/ Bob and David offers a long-overdue reunion between Mr. Show principals Odenkirk and Cross - and a suitably hilarious reminder of the reasons for their subsequent individual successes.



Critic Ratings: 27

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User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Nov 13, 2015
Air date: Nov 13, 2015
Air date: Nov 13, 2015
Air date: Nov 13, 2015
Air date: Nov 13, 2015

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A sketch comedy series written and starring Bob Odenkirk and David Cross who are also known for their previous collaborative effort on "Mr. Show with Bob and David".

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Critic Reviews for W/ Bob and David Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (15)

Cross also performs to the peak of his abilities, but it's worth noting that all these years Odenkirk has spent playing in premium dramas... There's a nuance and depth to his acting here... that elevates things to a new plane of quality.

Nov 13, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

What's most endearing and reassuring, though, is that despite the 17 years that have passed since the end of Mr. Show, the format still works and the guys are still funny, despite not doing much to get with the times.

Nov 13, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

W/Bob and David is similar enough in tone that fans of the original can breathe a sigh of relief, but different enough that newcomers shouldn't feel compelled to binge on the old episodes as some kind of research to enjoy the sketches on offer.

Nov 13, 2015 | Full Review…

People found Mr. Show, and people will find With Bob and David. And people will laugh.

Nov 11, 2015 | Full Review…

The team is as funny, outrageous, and controversial as ever.

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…

The world needed this reunion, just like it needs Cross and Odenkirk and Tompkins et al. to scatter and tumble into as much pop culture as possible.

Nov 16, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

We get to watch two friends whose professional successes pale in comparison to the joy they get from dressing up like goofballs and making live audiences laugh.

Dec 3, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Well HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA is all I have to say about W/ Bob & David, because it's damn funny and does the Mr. Show legacy proud.

Nov 13, 2015 | Full Review…

So, praise be, With Bob & David is great.

Nov 13, 2015 | Full Review…

A lot of the comedy hinges on little quirks and whimsicalities. Some of it is a bit tedious... But the best stuff is excellent indeed, with that blend of craziness and wit that characterized Mr. Show.

Nov 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for W/ Bob and David: Season 1

  • Jan 17, 2017
    Ahh yes I could watch this again and again
  • Nov 14, 2016
    Ony on epside 4 and i already gave it a 5 star. So fucking good. please let there be a sizzle 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 ect
  • Aug 23, 2016
    Bob Odenkirk and David Cross may not be quite as ruthless in how they satirize their numerous targets as they were during their previous sketch comedy show, Mr. Show, but they certainly succeed in remaining relevant, twenty years after Mr. Show began. The familiar cast is still much on point, even with some contemporary changes in style of humour, and W/ Bob & David is an excellent introduction to the lovingly destructive nature of Odenkirk and Cross. Having watched Mr. Show first, where misses were near non-existent, I was disappointed by the drop in consistency. Sometimes, the writing team goes too easy, in favour of playing for a more contemporary audience. For newcomers, that may not be noticeable. My favourite sketch is Rooms! The Musical, from its preceding sketch conception, through the sketch itself of three guys conceiving a musical about singing rooms of a house, and into the following sketch that reprises running gags of the episode. That, among the many other successful sketches of the show, are so hilariously pointed that, despite the drop in consistency, I ached for more than four episodes.
  • Dec 23, 2015
    Great, funny show. The pre-taped video bits are better than the live studio performances (obviously), but still funny. The Salesmen bit was the best of the entire season. The 4 episodes season leaves you wanting more. The "making of" episode provides a good insight to the creative process.
  • Nov 21, 2015
    In the decade-and-a-half since the conclusion of the HBO sketch series Mr. Show, hosts Bob Odenkirk and David Cross have gone from alt-comedy heroes to rather recognizable TV stars. Still, this reunion series for them has hardly lost any of the off-kilter humor, and it's retained it's zany-yet-dark edge and almost the entire cast (guess Sarah Silverman was too famous to show up). Don't expect anything too different from the previous series (asides from the contemporary filmmaking), but name two other comedians in their 50s that are putting out material that's just as strong as their hey-day. Also, it's fairly miraculous that Bob and David were able to take enough time out of their busy schedules to give us even an abbreviated season.
  • Nov 15, 2015
    Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are always fun to see together, but I was expecting a bit more than what I got out of season 1.
  • Nov 14, 2015
    lots of things just fall flat or dont even get off the ground. there are a few laughs (very scattered) and sadly not carrying the length of any sketch. prob the saddest bit is there are a few that would have worked if filmed instead of performed live (cops, first part of dry cleaner, etc)

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