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Tim And Eric Awesome Show Great Job! Season Cinco

Te_heads I have decided to take a break from my usual American Idol Recap this week. Partly because the show has sucked since Ellen arrived but more importantly, so I can bring you a special announcement. The best show in the history of television is back for its fifth season and this makes me very happy.

TeasgjS5 No, I'm not talking about Land of the Lost or Silver Spoons. TIm and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! is back with a vengeance. For those of you who aren't familiar with this completely demented, yet precious, jewel of television, you're in luck. For the last three years, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have been churning out the most outlandish sketch comedy, television has seen, since SCTV and Kids in the Hall. It's the kind of humor that either makes you spit out your coffee or turn away in disgust. Either way, it's brilliant.

Tim and Eric is anything but mainstream. In fact, it's been quite the opposite. Adult Swim has tucked it away, ever so neatly on Sunday nights at 12:AM. Probably a good place for them to be. The worst thing that could happen to them is having the pressure to change the format for prime time. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

The same cast of regular oddballs and freaks are back this year and they are just as awkward as ever. Although the real treats tend to come in the cameos, when you least expect them. Whether it's 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer playing a spokesperson, pitching the Diarrheaphragm or John C. Reilly's disoriented, Dr. Steve Brule, the show is usually packed with well known talent that seems happy to be in on the joke.

The show's format tends to change from week to week, never settling into any sort of rhythm. Tim and Eric themselves have referred to the show as "the nightmare version of television." It does appear that the boys have a bit more cash to play with in their budget for this crop of shows. It seems as if they've upped the anti a bit with some of the effects. The production value is still like public access on steroids but that's a huge part of it's quirkiness.

Here's a little taste... An oldie but a goodie.

What's great is you can now get the first three seasons on DVD, as well as watch old and new episodes on the Adult Swim website.

Tim and Eric

It's been a long wait for Season Cinco and I couldn't be more pumped to see what's in store. With shows like American Idol shitting the bed and the disheartening return of Jay Leno to the Tonight Show, it's good to see a network like Cartoon Network, put their faith in some pretty left of center talent. Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! Great Job! Do yourself a favor and check it out!


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Comments

MayoPie

Sold, sold and sold. Can't wait.

Palinode

I've only seen some YouTube clips of this show, but all signs point to Win.

steff

this show is freakishly awesome. don't let anyone tell you different. i have been in love with these two since they did "Tom Goes to the Mayor".
bonus love?
they are Philly boys. HOLLA!!!
so yeah, im kind of obsessed. ive also seen their live show twice which is great if you like hotdogs thrown at your head. literally.
hotdogs at your head.
and you KNOW it's a great show when one of the cast regulars is John C. Reilly.
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