Mr. Show: Rudy Will Await Your Foundation (1998)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Absurd Comedy, Media Satire, Political Satire, Satire, Variety Show [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Bob Odenkirk and David Cross open the show wearing tuxedos, because this is the "blooper" episode of Mr. Show. Bob gets angry at David for repeatedly showing a clip of Bob vomiting, so he shows a clip of David dancing and singing into a hairbrush in front of the men's room mirror. David tops that with a clip of Bob's parents at the doctor's office, where they're told, "It's simply too late to have an abortion. Your son is four years old." The camera pans to the young Bob, who asks plaintively, "Mommy, what's a 'gagortion'?" "Ultimate blooper!" shouts David triumphantly. "Superstar Machine," the song David composed in the men's room, turns into a huge pop hit. There's even a parody version, "Sushi Bar Machine," by Daffy "Mal" Yinkleyankle (Bob). In another sketch, Glen (Bob) is at work, and on the phone with his friend, Mike (David). Glen loses a bet and owes Mike two hours of phone sex, which, Glen is dismayed to learn, Mike expects him to provide personally. Glen calls himself "Peppermint," and talks in a high-pitched voice while Mike pleasures himself. Later, Rhonda (Jill Talley) and Del (Bob) are a white trash couple who enter their unborn daughter in a Prenatal Pretties Pageant, run by a doctor (David) who explains that he "can surgically apply makeup" and "liposuction baby fat" from the unborn. Rhonda refers to the couple's neglected toddler as "the old baby." The show ends with a sketch about a restaurant, The Burgundy Loaf, so fancy that the French-accented maƮtre d' (Bob) explains, "We would not soil our atmosphere with a men's toilette room." Instead, the customer (David) is asked to defecate through a hole in his chair, into a velvet-lined box, which Frenchy (John Ennis), a cockney chimney sweep-type, then carries off.

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