Tobias Fünke Alert: The 'Mr. Show' stars reunite
As if rumors of an Arrested Development movie weren’t a thrilling enough prospect, there’s more potential comedic brilliance on the horizon: The stars of the 1995-98 HBO comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David — Bob Odenkirk and David Cross (pictured) — are reuniting for a new TV project. Cross has announced on the pair’s joint website (alert: NSFW language) that this May, now that the pilot they wrote has been picked up, the duo will begin shooting their new HBO series. Reportedly, it’s titled David’s Situation and will be produced in a sitcom format, including “ad breaks” (which they’ll write and shoot themselves, presumably with — because otherwise what’s the point, right? — their trademark warped humor.) In his post, Cross also says each episode will shoot in front of an audience of about 150, and he emphasizes how excited he and Odenkirk are to work together again, declaring, “it’s really strong and important to the health of America.”
Who else agrees? Who thinks these two can recapture the magic with their new Situation? I’d love to hear from Mr. Show fans out there in PopWatch land. Tell me the funniest character (or scene) you remember, and I’ll tell you one of mine — it’s David Cross’ jaunty night janitor, who shuffles onto Mr. Show about two and half minutes into this clip, which you can watch after the jump.