I took one look at the Movie Title for this week, and said to myself, "Oh God, this is going to hurt."
Sadly, I was right.
Don't get me wrong, I liked Tom Goes to the Mayor. It was wacky and oddball. Their current show, however, makes me want to scrub my eyes with bleach and baking soda.
Ditto re: Tom Goes To the Mayer. At least it was animated. Most of the live action garbage on Adult Swim shouldn't be on a network for animated TV. The only one I ever like was Children's Hospital. The Awesome Show was just utter garbage though.
That being said, does anyone else think it... hypocritical, I guess for lack of a better word, the Bob would bag on the preview for the Three Stooges movie, and then endorse this pile of rubbish? Personally (besides the fact that there's a Snookie cameo, blech), I think the Stooges movie has more merit if Sasso et al can pull it off; T&E is just vapid, and that's saying something in comparison with Stooge slap-stick.
It certainly seems like I am one of the only people on here who loves Tim and Eric. I lvoe Awesome Show and Tom Goes to the Mayor, the movie wasn't bad, but I expected more. I definitely laughed though.
I have no opinion about those two guys. I wanted to add my two cents about Bob's thoughts about how those two guys view Middle America.
Most parodies of rural Americana contain an undercurrent of contempt and disregard for what's being held up for satire, frequently slipping over the line into ridicule. But Tim and Eric really get the real places that this stuff is coming from, and even empathize with their often twisted awful characters, characters who scream "HEY! It's really BAD out here! Will somebody please help us!"
That's even worse.
Rather than laughing at a stereotype, Tim and Eric believe in the stereotype. Or at least Bob believes in the stereotype and thinks that Tim and Eric do as well.
Replace "rural Americana" in the quoted section above with, say, "blacks" or "Jews" or "Australians" and tell me how you think it sounds (especially to blacks, Jews, or Australians). Some of us actually live in middle America and are constantly amazed at what some of you who don't live here think about what life here is like.
"Oh those poor suburbanites. How awful it must be to be them. Lucky for them that I empathize with the miserable bastards instead of making fun of them. I know it looks like I'm making fun of them, but trust me, my mockery is born of a deep understanding of their plight." Really. Gee, thanks. It's nice to know you care. How would I ever have known about the pointlessness of my own existence if you hadn't shared your enlightened worldview with me.
Feel free to take your condescension and stuff it where the sun doesn't shine (Seattle, from what I hear). In the meantime, I'll be over here enjoying King of the Hill, which not only has a good time laughing at the suburban stereotypes but is also laced with genuine appreciation for the happy realities of middle America rather than self-imagined sympathy for the non-existent plight of those presumed to be less fortunate, less happy, and less wise than the creators of our mass media.