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09-30-2003, 04:48 PM
What was the first sketch you saw? How were you introduced to the "the true way"?

A friend of mine who was (and probably still is) a struggling comedian handed me a tape saying "hands-down the best sketch comedy this country has to offer". The tape was the whole of season 2 (at the time we were waiting for season 3 to air), and the first sketch on the tape was the "simpapan" episode with Ernie our loveable friend from across the ocean.

It was right about when Bob was flying urging Jill to join him while David held the pan high screaming "HE WILL KISS THE PAN!!!" That I became hooked.

09-30-2003, 07:51 PM
A friend of mine said that if he had a nickel for everyone he introduced to Mr. Show he'd have like..a dollar. We watched the best of thing. When David said "We have the technology, now is the time, children are our future." I got hooked.

10-13-2003, 11:30 PM
I happened to be lucky enough to be staying up late one night when HBO was running a Mr. Show Season 3 marathon, advertising the upcoming Season 4. I had never seen this wonderful show until this marathon hit. It was the greatest thing I had ever seen! What a break from the usual T & A crap they play late night on HBO.

I broke in on the marathon at the end of episode 302, during the Bob Lamonta Story sketch. That was super! I remember laughing my arse off during episode 305 during the "Swear to God" sketch. I have been hooked ever since.

I am grateful for the DVD releases so I could see all of Season 1 and 2 in their entirety, though I was surprised at how many of those episodes I had actually caught as re-runs on HBO.

10-14-2003, 12:21 AM
Cashwash Change Thief Action Squad

10-14-2003, 12:22 AM
Err carwash. But ya, you know what I mean.

10-16-2003, 05:26 PM
the first i remember seeing was the altered state of Drugachussetes..that and the Titannica sketch:D

10-17-2003, 12:45 PM
I have a great memory of the first time I saw Mr Show.

I had been at a meeting for a play I was in and we all got really shit faced that night. I went home and turned on the TV and then promptly passed out with the TV blaring. The building I lived in at the time was owned by Harvard University and one of my neighbors called the Harvard police at like 4AM because of the noise emitting from my apartment. The cops banged on the door but I didn't hear them, so they came into my apartment and woke me up and told me to turn down the TV.

HBO had been the alst thing I was watching before passing out and when I woke up a re-run of Mr. Show was on. It was the Monster Mash sketch and I laughed so fucking hard I almost threw up. From that point on I was totally hooked on it and have since become a rabid crazed fan who pulls out my DVD's whenever we have company and forces everyone else to watch. I've been basiclaly the equivalent of a Jehova's Witness about Mr. Show since becoming exposed to its genius, and have devoted (a portion) of my life to spreading its gospel.

All hail Bob and David!

gerald hennessy
10-17-2003, 02:41 PM
the bob is the true way

10-17-2003, 05:07 PM
Bob and David will lead us to salvation:o :o :o

10-21-2003, 11:11 AM
"simpapan" ???
i always thought it was superpan.

10-21-2003, 11:46 AM
i always thought it was soopinpan

10-22-2003, 11:50 AM
You're right, it's superpan. I always thought it was simpapan, so did my wife, but upon a recent viewing we found that we were really wrong.

For years I was watching a tape of a tape of Mr. Show with rather crappy sound.

11-01-2003, 03:48 AM
the first one i saw was the one with Spank, the performance artist. I will always remember the first time i saw Mr. Show. Now I show everyone, the first one I usually show is "Oh, You Men" just because of Druggacussetts.

11-25-2003, 09:14 PM
I can't remember the first time I ever saw a sketch, but I will say this:

When mr. show first premiered, I was 9.
I first watched when I was 10.

I've been a fan ever since.

12-09-2003, 09:50 AM
I remember seeing the third ever episode of Mr. Show on HBO in '95 and thinking it was the first. I loved sketch comedy (and wanted to another The State), and this looked like a good bet, but I apparently missed two episodes without knowing.

But the first thing I ever saw on Mr. Show was Bob and David (in a blue dress) sitting on the stage, with Bob writing "Although I have never met you, I would like to start a sketch comedy show with you. Signed, A Stranger", then cut to David writing about Creamy Doodles. When Tom Kenny came on and handed all of the letters to David at once, with him reading the "I'm going to kill you letter first", I laughed the hardest I've ever laughed in my life up until that point. I have been hooked ever since. But I was a little disappointed that this wasn't the first ever time we met Bob and David; the introduction in Episode 1 seemed a little more obvious. Still, fantastic, fantastic, fantastic.

In episode three, I also loved the irreverence of "Bordon Grote", the obvious self-mocking of "Video Complaints", and the ridiculousness of "Supermodel Hotline", which looking back seems like the closest Mr. Show ever got to being like The State. Man, what a great show.

12-09-2003, 10:52 PM
my first time, oddly enough, was the first airing of the first episode. i didnt know anything was coming on, but me and my friends were all hanging out, we got bored, and turned on hbo. i love this show, and i cant wait for good copies of the season 4 eps, cause the ones on the computer are never as good as the dvd!

12-12-2003, 02:14 PM
Well, the first time I saw Mr. show was at the Spike and Mikes sick and twisted animation festival. While people file into the theatre waiting for the animation to start they always show random video clips. Derranged porn, gross home videos and so on. They happened to show the Drugachussets sketch while we were waiting. I loved it. Then a few months later, someone was watching that same sketch in their room and I said Hey Ive seen this before! So I watched the whole druggachusets episode and have been a fan since. God bless the DVD releases and I continue to wait for season 4. oh please, oh please...

12-15-2003, 03:12 PM
a friend gave me a tape of the tenacious D episodes, and he recorded Mr show on them and I just happened to stumble upon it, never heard of it before.....first episode was David pretending to be british, going into the talking junky.

12-27-2003, 12:12 AM
I never saw an episode of Mr. Show until it was almost out of production. The first sketch I saw was Hunger Strike during a Season 3 re-run. When David said he wanted to be buried in mashed potatos I almost fell over laughing.

That got my attention, but I didn't see another episode until months later when I unintentionally taped a re-run of episode 202, "A Talking Junkie." The Adopted Son, Mom & Pop Porno Store, and Bob's R&B character again had me in stitches.

I bought the Seasons 1 & 2 DVD set the day it hit the shelves and have been addicted ever since.

12-30-2003, 03:28 AM
i heard of it before that, but, the first episode i ever saw was the one where david pretends hes british. i didnt get it, but when david says "bob, youve got youre rapping" and bob says "well thats how i am i grew up on the streets" and goes into rapping and d.j-ing, i thought it was hilarious

12-30-2003, 03:30 AM
what bob raps is " aint no party like a mr.show party"

08-04-2005, 09:47 PM
Wow... everyone in this thread is mind-numbingly retarded.

Someone call them all back so I can beat them up during recess

08-05-2005, 12:01 AM
Originally posted by Lee
I can't remember the first time I ever saw a sketch, but I will say this:

When mr. show first premiered, I was 9.
I first watched when I was 10.

I've been a fan ever since.


08-05-2005, 03:05 AM
Well i was at the taping of the first episod of Mr. Show. i guess you could say I was a fan before it even hit the air. Was anyone else there? Man I'm cool.

08-05-2005, 11:26 AM
Originally posted by #1MrShowfan
Well i was at the taping of the first episod of Mr. Show. i guess you could say I was a fan before it even hit the air. Was anyone else there? Man I'm cool.

Wasn't the audience for the first episode 20 of their closest friends? Since no one knew about the show?

I'm not asking to be a dick, I'm just curious. If you were really there you must have some good stories to tell.

08-05-2005, 11:36 AM

08-05-2005, 03:39 PM
Originally posted by #1Mr.showfan
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Just FYI

08-05-2005, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by Tommy
Wow... everyone in this thread is mind-numbingly retarded.

Someone call them all back so I can beat them up during recess

I'm not ignoring this.

08-05-2005, 06:26 PM
SixStrangSmoker and gerald hennessy are/were pretty decent.

Maple Syrup
08-11-2005, 02:29 PM
I moved into an apartment that was previously occupied by some heroined-out musician types who left behind a lot of shit when they ran off to Europe. One VHS tape was found with a couple Mr Shows, the original Tenacious D series, and some TV Funhouses. Also found were used condoms and needles. First sketch that I remember flipping out over was "I.D.S.".... "Super-Pan" really hooked me too. They were still on the air, but I couldn't afford cable. When the DVDs finally started coming out I was stoked... but now it seems I have nothing left to live for at all. Ain't that just a B?

08-21-2005, 07:23 AM
about 3 years ago i watched bob and david on conan
they showed a clip (the titanica sketch) to promote their dvd of seasons 1&2.
i clip there were commentary by them (that wasnt on the actual dvd) that was soo funny.
i went to video store and rented the dvd. at first i found some bits funny but in general i wast that impressed (i returned the dvd without seeing it all).
then few days later like an enlightment
i told some friends about the sketches and as i was talking i realized how genius they were.


08-21-2005, 02:25 PM
Originally posted by israelfan
i told some friends about the sketches and as i was talking i realized how genius they were.

That's the magic of Mr. Show. When I first saw the fourth season, I was impressed with almost every sketch, but hated a particular few. When I rewatched those episodes, I ended up liking all the sketches pretty much the same. I think commentary is a great way to like certain sketches as well because you get the story behind it and a lot of great jokes come out of the cast members hating their own stuff.