Mr. Show With Bob and David : A Talking Junkie? (1996)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Absurd Comedy, Media Satire, Political Satire, Satire, Variety Show [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Josh Ralske

This episode opens with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross introducing the show, as usual, when Bob interrupts to complain about the "fake-y British accent" that David is using. When the rest of the cast comes out to complain, David drops the accent and admits that he's "just trying to have some personality." He gets upset and tells them he only has one friend. They scoff like they know who he means, and Jill Talley tells him, "There's no such thing as a talking junkie." David runs out of the studio, and meets his junkie friend, whose voice is badly dubbed and sounds startlingly similar to the voice of the dog on the old children's show Davey and Goliath. There's also a sketch about a "Mom and Pop" porn shop, where Mr. and Mrs. Appleway (Bob and Jill) treat their patrons like family. In another sketch, Bob and David play an R&B group, Three Times One Minus One, who appear on WPCBCN -- the White People Co-Opting Black Culture Network -- where they complain about being hassled by the cops for jaywalking. There's an ad for Lloyd Wilson Weber's "Rap: The Musical," a musical theater revue about rap music that trumpets the fact that it "contains no rap music!" TTOMO reappear later at the Homage Awards -- "Honoring excellence in the field of borrowing from black culture." When the group wins an award, Bob gives "a shout out" to his "main man, God."



sketch-comedy, drugs, race/ethnicity