Mr. Show: The Biggest Failure in Broadway History (1996)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Absurd Comedy, Media Satire, Political Satire, Satire, Variety Show [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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On this episode of Mr. Show, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross take on generational differences, with a special focus on "Generation X." In one sketch, Marjoe Crawley (Warren Hutcherson), the Grand Wizard of the KKK, explains that they don't "hate" slackers -- they just don't want them around. He suggests sending them all up to Seattle and letting them live there. The interviewer points out that Crawley himself is African-American, and asks, "Isn't the Klan against your people?" Crawley responds by showing him a promotional spot for "The New KKK," which features a black guy and a white guy fishing and playing badminton in their robes while a jaunty song plays. This segues into an advertising award show where a new image campaign for the North American Man-Boy Love Association (featuring the tagline, "NAMBLA -- We're not killers") wins an award. Bob plays an iguana in another sketch. This episode also features "Jeepers Creepers Semi-Star," a sharp parody of Jesus Christ Superstar about a sort of indecisive Gen-X Jesus, Jeepers Creepers (Jack Black), who spouts wisdom like, "Always be good, except when you're bad." This sketch also features a guest appearance by a singing Jeanne Tripplehorn (Basic Instinct).

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