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The third season takes on more consistent ‘themes’ or stories — best exemplified in “Jim & Derrick”, which parodies the bland sort of youth-oriented variety show you might see on MTV / VH1 / E! these days. In contrast with the increased ‘theme’ in episodes, you get increasingly random and, frankly, insane sketches and scenes tossed in for good measure… like a crazy cat lady collapsing to the ground a burping out a miniature clown on a tricycle who immediately begins pedaling through a psychedelic landscape set to a techno-club beat
Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! proves that Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are truly the rightful heirs to the sketch comedy throne that was vacated by the demise of Mr. Show all those many years ago. No, this is not a hyperbole, and yes, its that good. Certainly, there are some differences: Heidecker and Wareheim dont possess the same venomous political stance that Bob Odenkirk and David Cross did, nor do they possess the bravery that allowed Mr. Show to attack any subject regardless of social taboo. What Tim & Eric do, however, is give an astonishingly well-versed satire on 80s video culture, ruthlessly ridiculing the commercials, instructional videos, PSAs, public access shows and low-budget video editing services that so consumed their youth, often hitting their targets with remarkable accuracy. Yet the duo isnt mocking these institutions just because they can: theyre parodying them because of their undying fondness and adoration for these well-meaning icons of televisions past.
Ultimately, the reason why Awesome Show works is because Tim & Eric have truly created their own off-center comedy universe and they unrelentingly explore its limits in each and every episode. Yet Awesome Show gets one additional kick of quality due to its never-ending stream of top-notch guest stars, giving this little DIY-show an air of industry respect and professionalism.
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