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Fruitsnake
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Question First Mr. Show Sketch

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.
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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.
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The Bob Lamonta Story

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.
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Err carwash. But ya, you know what I mean.
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the first i remember seeing was the altered state of Drugachussetes..that and the Titannica sketch
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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!
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the bob is the true way
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Bob and David will lead us to salvation
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"simpapan" ???
wtf?
i always thought it was superpan.
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i always thought it was soopinpan
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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