Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
By Sierra Filucci,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Quirky skits blend animation and live action.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
All of the show's content is meant to be funny, but it sends some iffy messages nonetheless. For example, one recurring feature is a prank-calling skit, which may encourage teens to follow suit.
Positive Role Models
While not as extreme as some other sketch comedy shows, the characters here do play on stereotypes. Various types of people are made fun of. There also isn't much diversity; women and people of color are absent from the cast.
Violence & Scariness
Nothing major. Some physical humor, like falling or bonking heads.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Surreal tongues whirl around and sometimes touch, as if kissing. Recurring characters hug and smooch. Some pelvis thrusting and cross-dressing.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some use/references. In one episode, for example, a character wears marijuana-leaf-patterned clothing and takes a drag from a fake joint.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this quirky skit series features cross-dressers, pot smokers, slurring TV personalities, and prank callers. While the content is aimed toward adults and mature teens, the humor is lighthearted and clever and doesn't tend to go overboard with potentially offensive material. That said, there's some mild sexual innuendo and graphics featuring wiggling tongues. The show's surreal elements -- such as a miniature person who makes strange noises and pops up in people's mouths -- could be potentially upsetting to younger kids.
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What's the Story?
Twisted comedy duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's variety show on Adult Swim (Cartoon Network's late-night line up for adults) is chock full of weird stuff. Staged as a public-access-style TV series, the program features the comedians as exaggerated live-action and animated characters in bizarre skits featuring karaoke, prank calls, and newscasters. Highly regarded comedians like John C. Reilly and Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show) make guest appearances. Skits run the gamut, content-wise, and can include everything from drug references to sexual innuendo.
Is It Any Good?
Obviously this style of comedy isn't for everyone, but it's clever, original stuff that teens and adult fans of quirky humor will enjoy. That said, this particular brand of humor seems to emerge from a very narrow set of comedians, because women and non-Caucasians are rarely seen.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the skits. Which ones were funniest? What makes them funny?
Have you ever laughed when you weren't supposed to? Where and why? Why do different styles of humor appeal to different people?
How does this show fit in with the rest of the Adult Swim line-up? Does it blend in well or stand out on its own? Why?
- Premiere date: February 11, 2007
- Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Eric Wareheim, Tim Heidecker
- Network: Cartoon Network
- Genre: Comedy
- TV rating: TV-14
- Last updated: October 13, 2022
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