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It’s the moment Bart loses that watch that does it. “A Father’s Watch” improbably winds together three story strands into a satisfyingly unified whole episode. I say “improbably” because The Simpsons’ latter-day tendency to cram three potentially show-carrying plot devices into one undercooked outing is a constant,…

Brian Posehn’s a cappella “Carol Of The Bells” is brutal, atonal, and wonderful

At this point in the holiday season, most of the old traditional Christmas songs are getting a bit old. Sure, you love “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” but you can only listen to it so many times before even it starts to grate a little. Thankfully, Nerdist and Brian Posehn have a solution for all that upbeat holiday…

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross on making a sketch show with “less crying”

November 3, 2015 marked the 20th anniversary of Mr. Show With Bob And David, the sketch comedy series fronted by Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. Of course, Odenkirk and Cross were working together before the fall of 1995, and their creative partnership has outlasted Mr. Show’s sadly brief, nearly perfect run. It’s a…

UPDATED: As expected, a bunch of Mr. Show veterans will be on With Bob And David

Although Bob Odenkirk and David Cross’ names were in the title, Mr. Show With Bob And David never shied away from showcasing the strengths of its talented ensemble. So it’s not much of a surprise now that Deadline reports several members of that group will be returning for With Bob And David, the pair’s spiritual…

Here’s what’s up with that Mr. Show reunion photo making the rounds

On New Year’s Eve, Paul F. Tompkins tweeted a photo of himself along with a good chunk of the Mr. Show creative braintrust, teasing us nerds with the message, “Maybe something new coming from the Mr. Show gang in the new year?” He even hash-tagged it #MrShow! Well, as astute A.V. Club readers already know, Mr. Show…

Keith Morris and OFF! want Nazi punks (played by Dave Foley) to fuck off

Not a lot of bands record songs about how stupid Nazis are these days, let alone make music videos that really hammer home that point. A lot of bands aren’t OFF!, though. The Keith Morris-fronted punk act’s latest single, “Red White And Black,” is about the idiocy inherent in the skinhead movement. Thankfully—and…