TIM: Yeah, we never stick with something for more than a minute and a half. Stuff that would play out on Saturday Night Live for seven minutes, we do in 30 seconds. We kind of play up to the audience. We expect them to be a little smart in the way they watch comedy or watch television. We don't need to pound stuff over people's heads.
ERIC: There's really no hand-holding in this show. You're either onboard right away or you're just lost. Like our last show [Tom Goes to the Mayor]. You either love it or you f*****g don't understand it at all.
Do you think this new show will have a similar fanbase as Tom?
TIM: There's definitely a sensibility that exists in both shows.
ERIC: But at the same time, this show's all live-action. It's easier to watch than Tom Goes to the Mayor. Some people didn't like the type of animation we were doing. This new show is super bright and colorful.
TIM: And if you don't like a sketch, wait thirty seconds. There's another one coming up right after it.
It being live-action, was there any opposition from Adult Swim or Cartoon Network?
TIM: There was never anything that was worried about or discussed. It was something that I think they wanted to move towards anyways. We just happened to be at the right time in our career to want to do it there. I think they anticipated people being kind of weirded out by the fact that it's a live-action show. But these guys are the kings of "Who gives a s**t?" They want to break the rules as many times as they can.
By these guys you mean the guys at Cartoon Network?
TIM: Mike Lazzo, Matt Harrigan, Keith Crofford...
Back to Bob Odenkirk for a second: I was curious as to how your partnership with him came about and how the working relationship operates, him being more seasoned than you guys.
TIM: We sent him a tape a few years ago of our stuff and he thought it was great and wanted to help out in any way he could. He's a very giving man. A sweet old man.