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Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! - Season 2 (Cartoon Network/Warner DVD)


Picture: C     Sound: C     Extras: C     Episodes: C



My friend went to a Tim and Eric live show; they spent the first 15 minutes jumping around screaming one word…that is no joke.  I reviewed the First Season of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job with some hesitation, but an open mind.  The series shaped up to be interesting and original to an extent, but also possessed an obvious degree of nonsensical dribble that was not creative or funny and instead was exhaustingly annoying.  Season Two of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job delivers more of the same stupidity as it seamlessly continues where Season One left off.  Season Two brings back more sketches, more inventions, more guest stars, and even more frustratingly absurdities.


Strange, bizarre, and odd are words that this reviewer has always embraced as creative benchmarks that pave the way for new and creative ideas as they stimulate the mind; Tim and Eric do little to stimulate the mind.  Whereas up front their off brand of comedy is admirable, it is quickly realized that the duo have little to offer with their intentionally low budget and meaningless sketches.  There is no doubt that the small team does put much effort into what they do, but the end product is annoying and not worth an ounce of anyone’s time.  Tim and Eric first annoyed this reviewer when they produced Tom Goes to Mayor, one of Adult Swim’s worst series as evident by how quickly it was canceled.  There is effort there, but I can not honestly call it a creative effort.  The series once again this season features Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim frolicking around the set with sketches featuring The Channel 5 News team, Cinco Products, and Pussy Doodles.  Guest stars appear here and there (God only knows why) such as Weird Al, Jeff Goldblum in Jeff Goldbluman Group, John C. Reilly as Channel 5’s Dr. Steve Brule, David Cross as Pussy Doodles, and a few more.  The series has no rhyme or reason, nor does it have recurring storylines; it is one acid trip after another.  Tim and Eric is purposely made to look like a public access series, but let me tell you that watching paint dry on PBS may be more thought provoking than this pseudo-intellectual endeavor.  The sketches are bad, the actors are annoying, and only an occasional chuckle can be found when it comes to the zany Cinco products that baffle the mind.


The picture on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job: Season 2 is intentionally bad, but with the series already being overwhelming annoying the gritty 1.33 X 1 full screen does not add to the experience.  The colors are weak with dull black and an overall soft image.  The sound is better in its Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound presentation, but as some sketches embody the same purposefully disrupted quality as the picture it is hard to say what is good and what is bad.  The extras include more of the same quirkiness that the series attempts to radiate as it includes such extras as a Blooper Reel, Deleted Scenes, Extended Scenes, Promos, Karaoke Videos, Kaz Kiss, Edgar Allen Poe IV, Awesomecon 2008, and Tim & Eric Awesome Tour 2008.  This reviewer had little desire to watch the extras after tiring of the duos brand of humor quite quickly, but I must say that Adult Swim did an excellent job of giving fans a number of solid extras.  Most of the extras center on the series, but Awesomecon 2008 and Tim and Eric’s Tour express the pair’s huge following.


Maybe I just don’t get it?  The first season was fun enough, but by season two I had enough.  If you are already a fan of Tim and Eric, now is not the time to stop watching; but if you never saw the series I recommend diverting your eyes from the stupidity as quickly as possible.



-   Michael P. Dougherty II


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