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W/Bob & David

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Language, ticklish topics tackled in absurdist sketch show.

TV Netflix Comedy 2015
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Profoundly silly, absurd, and at times even thought-provoking, Cross and Odenkirk's sketches retain the edge Mr. Show fans will remember, and uninitiated fans of the ridiculous will quickly warm to them. As on the long-past but much-beloved Mr. Show, each half-hour episode of W/Bob & David begins with Odenkirk and Cross onstage in front of an audience telling a few jokes or doing a sketch live onstage. Soon that segues into a series of wildly different, but interconnected, sketches that target topics such as cops who gossip about each other to the suspect they're interrogating or a group of poker buddies who make a bunch of ridiculous New Year's resolutions (such as starting their own cell-phone company and becoming a well-respected Hollywood director) that quickly come true. It's all more "hmm" than "HA!" but that's as Mr. Show ever was, where every laugh was generally accompanied by a crinkled-up "huh?" brow and then followed by "Those guys are weird." They still are! But kids probably won't find them funny -- the humor will be more appreciated by older teens and parents.

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