This post is about the “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”
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1) The creators of the show have described Awesome Show as “the nightmare version of television.”
2) Speaking with Vanity Fair in July 2009, Wareheim said that season five (or “Season Cinco”) will represent “a very dark side of the Awesome Showseries. I think people are going to be very scared and very disturbed by it.” He also noted that the pair draw equal humor from the awkwardness of The Office as they do from the awkwardness of David Lynch’s films.
3) The show has a million implications for the discussion of social contingency. I have never seen a show with as many interesting intellectual references.
As Vanity Affair writes, “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! is one of those rare TV shows that can alienate some viewers with nothing more than the opening credits. Even for long-time viewers and hardcore fans, it’s kinda confusing. It begins with stars Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, dressed in matching red jumpsuits, dancing on their own tongues. Then there are flashing images of a fax machine, a hot dog and two kittens tongue-kissing. Tim and Eric’s respective heads explode, sending their viscera and dozens of tiny kitty heads spiraling towards the screen. If you don’t enjoy those 20 seconds of rapid-fire absurdity—which, for the record, tells you absolutely nothing about the show itself—then you need to keep on tappin’ that remote, brother, ’cause you ain’t gonna like what comes next.