5 of the Funniest Mr. Show Sketches

In today's interview, Tim and Eric, creators of Adult Swim's first live-action sketch show, acknowledge that their new comic creation is inspired by the HBO comedy series Mr. Show. With a number of great sketch shows hitting the air that seem to owe something to Bob Odenkirk and David Cross's inspired weirdness (Aziz Ansari's Human Giant and Sarah Silverman's new "sitcom" both come to mind), we thought it was time to take a look back at five of our favorite Mr. Show sketches.

Premise: Playing advertising executives, Bob and David pitch increasingly expletive laced TV spots to a conservative international corporation.
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Highlight:Probably when Odenkirk tells a female GloboChem employee who objects to the swearing that he, "doesn't come down to where you work and slap the dick out of your mouth."
Life Boat
Premise: For some reason, they take a Jerry Springer-style talk show and put it on a lifeboat. And for some reason, this subtle change of scenery makes for a hilarious sketch.
Highlight:Or maybe we're just laughing at lines like, "Before I die, I'm gonna' fuck a fish" and "Life is precious. And God. And the Bible"
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Coupon: The Movie
Premise: A trailer for an action movie in which the only action that takes place is an uneventful trip to the grocery store.
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Highlight: "Yeah I watched the shit out of it."
Random Cameos: Chloe from 24! What the fuck is she doing in a Mr. Show sketch? We mean besides wearing a stupid wig.
The Founding Fathers
Premise: Lincoln, Franklin and co. debate what the American flag should look like, the main goal being to come up with a design that people won't shit on.
Highlight: "Why would someone shit on shit? It would be an empty gesture."
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Lie Detector
Premise Bob Odenkirk is being subjected to a lie detector test in an anonymous corporate room.
Highlight:To see if there's anything Bob hasn't done, the guys' bizarre questions escalate to: "Have you ever taken a train and eaten it, piece by piece, after you just derailed it with your penis?" Turns out, he has (but it was for charity).
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