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Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Tim and Eric Awesome Show title.png
Title screen for Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Format Surreal sketch comedy
Created by Tim Heidecker
Eric Wareheim
Starring Tim Heidecker
Eric Wareheim
Richard Dunn
Ron Austar
David Liebe Hart
James Quall
John C. Reilly
Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 43 (List of episodes)
Running time 11 minutes
Original channel Adult Swim
Original run February 11, 2007 – present
Preceded by Tom Goes to the Mayor
Followed by Check It Out!, With Steve Brule

Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! is an American television series, created by and starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, which premiered February 11, 2007 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim comedy block.[1] The program features surreal and often satirical humor, public access-style musical acts, bizarre faux-commercials, as well as fast paced, highly computerized graphical editing effects.

The program has featured a wide range of actors, spanning from the Academy Award-nominated John C. Reilly, to alternative comedians like Neil Hamburger, to television actors like Alan Thicke, to Unknown Hinson, celebrity look-alikes and impressionists.

The creators of the show have described Awesome Show as "the nightmare version of television."[2]



The show, which expands the genre of the live-action material featured in Heidecker and Wareheim's previous show, Tom Goes to the Mayor, consists of sketches, songs, and commercials. It features several characters and segments seen in Tom Goes to the Mayor, such as Gibbons, the "Channel 5 Married News Team", and the Cinco Corporation with its variety of tasteless products. New recurring characters and sketches include "Uncle Muscles Hour," a cable access variety program hosted by a gravelly-voiced "Weird Al" Yankovic and Channel 5 News Correspondent Dr. Steve Brule, played by John C. Reilly.

The show features a variety of celebrity cameos from actors and comedians including Jeff Goldblum, Michael Ian Black, Maria Bamford, Michael Cera, David Cross, Will Forte, Zach Galifianakis, Fred Willard, Neil Hamburger, John Mayer, David Liebe Hart, Palmer Scott, Michael Q. Schmidt, Tom Kenny, Peter Stormare, Bill Hader, The Lonely Island, Flight of the Conchords, A.D. Miles, Patton Oswalt, Josh Groban, Dave Navarro, Elisha Cuthbert, Rainn Wilson, Bob Odenkirk, Brian Posehn, Jack McBrayer, and "Weird Al" Yankovic.

The duo's Absolutely Productions signoff bumper features a video clip of Heidecker's father during a family vacation in 1991; when asked to sum the trip up in two words, he responded "Abso-lutely." The full clip can be found on their timanderic.com DVD and also on YouTube.[3]

Halfway through the broadcasting of the first season, Cartoon Network picked up Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! for another season ordering as many as 30 new episodes.[4] The second season began airing on November 18, 2007. Season one was released on DVD in April, 2008. The third season began on July 27, 2008 and ended on September 28, 2008. Eric posted a MySpace bulletin Oct 1, 2008, announcing that as a "holiday surprise" season four would be airing in January 2009. The show has been renewed for a fifth season.[5]

One of Tim and Eric's first live performances incorporating characters from Awesome Show was Muscles for Bones, a spoof telethon seeking bones for Richard Dunn.[6] This was performed at Troubadour nightclub in West Hollywood, California.[7] Major portions of this live performance were incorporated into season three, episode 8 "Muscles for Bones".[8] An extended version of this show can be found as an extra on the Season 3 DVD. The extended version features performances not seen on the original TV episode, from performers such as Pierre and Michael Q. Schmidt. Prior to the beginning of seasons two and three, Tim and Eric combined "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" Live in Vegas (2007). The second of these, listed as season 3 episode 0, shared their 2008 cross-country tour[9][10][11][12] and was titled Awesome Tour Live 2008.[13]

Speaking with Vanity Fair in July 2009, Wareheim said that season five (or "Season Cinco") will represent "a very dark side of the Awesome Show series. I think people are going to be very scared and very disturbed by it."[14] 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.[14] The duo went on to state that they had begun an unconscious tradition by starting the first episode of seasons two, three, and four each with fecal-related fake commercials; they plan to "outdo" themselves on season five with a "diarrhea disease"-based commercial.[14] The fifth season premiered on February 28th.[15]


Many sketches on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! parody public access television, particularly the poor quality of its programming and the often deadpan, emotionless dialogue of its participants. Long periods of uncomfortable silence, frequent close-ups of people's faces, and excessive video glitching are commonplace events in Tim and Eric's sketches.

Featured sketches and recurring characters

Episode list

Awesome Record, Great Songs!

On May 6, 2008, William Street Records released Awesome Record, Great Songs!, a compilation of songs from the first and second seasons of the show.


While doing press for the first season of the program, Heidecker and Wareheim told an interviewer that they had aspirations to create a spinoff featuring Awesome Show regular Richard Dunn: "It's just him interviewing people like The Charlie Rose Show. We would love to produce that. No one would ever watch it."[16]

Using characters and skits from Awesome Show, Heidecker and Wareheim (via their Absolutely production company) created a online-only show called Tim and Eric Nite Live!, originally broadcast on the website SuperDeluxe.

Advertisement for the scrapped spin-off series The New Big Ball with Neil Hamburger

In July 2008, the New York Times reported that an Awesome Show spin-off, Check It Out!, With Steve Brule, would air on Cartoon Network beginning some time in 2009.[2] The show parodies local newscasts, and as Heidecker briefly described it: "It's like his half-hour to go around town and interview the local beer-maker or whatever."[17] The show will have an episode run time of approximately 11 minutes, and it will feature John C. Reilly reprising his role as Dr. Steve Brule. According to Heidecker, Reilly had the original idea of giving the Dr. Steve character an entire show.[14] Vanity Fair reported that the program would begin airing on August 23, 2009;[14] however, the program did not air on that date, and LA Weekly reported in September 2009 that Check It Out! is currently "forthcoming."[18]

In the same July 2008 New York Times article, it was reported that the duo was in the process of developing a surreal game show series starring Neil Hamburger, titled The New Big Ball with Neil Hamburger.[2][19] Wareheim described it as a mix between "Japanese bizarre game show and The Price Is Right."[2] In late July 2009, Neil Hamburger posted a blog on MySpace stating that a pilot had been filmed, but that Adult Swim was not satisfied and had "pulled the plug on the project."[20]


  1. ^ Turner Newsroom Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Fact Sheet
  2. ^ a b c d New York Times article: "The Bizarre Brains of Nightmare TV".
  3. ^ "On Youtube: The inspiration for the name 0f Absolutely productions". YouTube. 2006-07-08. http://youtube.com/watch?v=iWorSepWyJQ. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  4. ^ "SuicideGirls Interview with Tim and Eric". http://suicidegirls.com/interviews/Tim%20and%20Eric/. Retrieved 2007-04-09. 
  5. ^ "Adult Swim Schedule". http://www.adultswim.com/schedule/index.html. Retrieved 2008-05-22. 
  6. ^ "Tim and Eric". Tim and Eric. http://www.timanderic.com/live.html. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  7. ^ http://www.timanderic.com/images/mfb_flyer.jpg
  8. ^ ""Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" Muscles for Bones (2008)". Imdb.com. 2008-09-14. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1293050. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  9. ^ Thompson, Jason (2008-04-23). "A Chat with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, interview, "Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!"". Bullz-eye.com. http://www.bullz-eye.com/television/interviews/2008/tim_and_eric.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  10. ^ Willamette Week (2007-03-07). "WWire | Tim & Eric Awesome Tour @ Someday Lounge, 3/4". Wweek.com. http://wweek.com/wwire/?p=7328. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  11. ^ "Adult Swim's Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Hits the Road: Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Tour 2008 Kicks Off in Boston on April 21". Billboardpublicitywire.com. http://billboardpublicitywire.com/releases/april/eric_awesome/prweb750584.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  12. ^ http://www.timanderic.com/images/awsometourflyer08.jpg
  13. ^ ""Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" Awesome Tour Live 2008 (2008)". Imdb.com. 2008-05-06. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1231200. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  14. ^ a b c d e Vanity Fair article: "Q&A: Tim and Eric on Child Abuse, Diarrhea, and Yerba-Mate Tea".
  15. ^ http://www.adultswim.com/schedule/onair.html
  16. ^ http://www.cracked.com/article_15327_adult-swims-tim-eric.html
  17. ^ Philip Brown (August 30, 2008). "Twisted minds spawn an Awesome Show". http://www.thestar.com/article/487266. Retrieved October 26, 2008. 
  18. ^ LA Weekly article: Are Tim and Eric Getting Political?".
  19. ^ Hardford Advocate article: "Hamburger Helper: America's 'worst' comedian performs in New Haven and then in Northampton".
  20. ^ MySpace blog post by Neil Hamburger: "The New Big Ball".

External links


Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote


Season 1

Dads [1.1]

Friends [1.2]

Cats [1.3]

Salame [1.4]

Chunky [1.5]

Slop [1.6]

Tragg (played by Fred Willard): Slop in the morning, slop in the evening, slop at supper time. Slop 'till ya' drop, kids!

Abstinence [1.7]

Anniversary [1.8]

Grum [Singing]: I like crackers and snacks, crackers and snacks, crackers and snacks. I like crackers and snacks, crackers and snacks, crackers and snaaaacks.

Hamburger [1.9]

Missing [1.10]

Season 2

Live in Vegas [2.1]

Vacation [2.2]

Dad's Off [2.3]

Dolls [2.4]

Palmer Scott:
This is what I do,
This is what I do.
This is what I do, I sit on you.

Coma [2.5]

Forest [2.6]

Carol [2.7]

Robin [2.8]

Innernette [2.9]

Jeff Goldblum (Advertising for the Jeffgoldbluman Group): It's a sizzler. Please watch.

Molly: This is magnificent, James.
David Cross (as James, creator of PussyDoodles): Why thank you, Molly.
Molly: Love what you've done with the colors-
James [covering Molly's mouth with his hand]: SHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhh! Don't tell anyone. It's just my Pussy-Dooo'les.

Pepperoni [2.10]

Embarrassed [2.11]

Cinco Voiceover: If D'ump detects a Bear in the area, it just shuts down!
[Two young boys stare at their D'ump contraption for an estranged period of time. D'ump is entirely unresponsive.]

Eric Wareheim [pointing at a naked baby picture of Tim]: ..Hey, Who's this?
Tim Heidecker [Blushing a bit]: Yeah, well that's my mom. So-
Eric Wareheim: Yeah, but what's this. [Points at Tim's small wiener in the picture]
Tim Heidecker [Glowing Red]: ...That's my Penis.

Eric Wareheim: For one thing, Tim was an average sized man.

Season 3

Awesome Tour Live [3.1]

Resurrection [3.2]

Chan [3.3]

Rascals [3.4]

Eric Wareheim: You killed my RASCAL!
Tim Heidecker [Sobbing, turning away]: NO I DIDN'T!

Spagett [3.5]

C.O.R.B.S. [3.6]

Jim and Derrick [3.7]

Jim Heckler: You've been bonged!

Jazz [3.8]

Muscles For Bones [3.9]

Larry [3.10]

Brownies [3.11]

Season 4

Snow [4.1]

Balls [4.2]

Universe [3.3]

Road Trip [4.4]

Tim Heidecker [Driving van, talking via Phone]: Pack up your things, Buddy. We're goin' on a lil' road Trip.
Eric Wareheim [Smiling]: Road Trip.
Tim Heidecker: Mhm Heh heh, Road trip!
Eric Wareheim: Road Trip!
Tim Heidecker[Screaming]: ROAD TRIP!
Eric Wareheim: Roooaadd trip! [Packs his Suitcase] Reewdtraap! Reewdtraaap! Rooooaaaaddd Triiiiip!

Tommy [4.5]

Tim Heidecker: When Tommy said we were going to be working with THE Jessica Alba, my eyes lit up in the back of my head. I said, "J..Jesc'a Alba? I.. I'm a fan of Jesssc'a Alba."

Origins [4.6]

Presidents [4.7]

Tim Heidecker: Premium? More like CREAMULUM.

Tim Heidecker: Rick Wareheimer wears a straw hat at home in his house - he goes outside without the hat, but if you seem in his house he does wear a small straw hat.

Hair [4.8]

Tim Heidecker: I hope you don't wear that bigafric'n haaaaaii.
Eric Wareheim: Ihopeidon'twearthat bigafricannnhaaaiii?
Tim Heidecker: You SWEAR you're not gonna wear that big African hat?
Eric Wareheim (Leans close to Tim's ear) : I'M NOT GONNA WEAR MY BIG AFRICAN HAT TO YOUR PARTY!
Tim Heidecker: ...Alright, you're comin'.

Brothers Cinco [4.9]

Tennis [4.10]

Eric Wareheim [3.12]

"Oh my god, I can't wait."
"I hate these old men."

Casey Tatum

"Hamburgers and hot dogs too. I want to have a barbecue."
"My pep pep told me not to talk to strangers."

Pat Dudley

"Can I get a Dudley Dip? Let's go for the double dip, we can do it!"


"That's my dream, sir."

Mr. Henderson

"You look good enough for a poke." "Ya blew it."

Ron Austar

"Think about your dad! What's your dad like! I wanna meet that dad!"

The Mahanahan Brothers

Steve Mahanahan: I love you Steve!
Mike Mahanahan: I love you Mike!
Steve Mahanahan: I love you Steve! I wish you the best!
Mike Mahanahan: ....I love you Mike.

Steve Mahanahan: Have ya' ever seen a child clown without shoes? It's DISGUSTING!


"You ever seen a leg like this?"

The Great Gregory

"And now, the rabbit in the hat, circa 2004!"

James Quall

[Impersonating Bill Cosby] "Kids say the darndest things like spaghetti and meatballs."

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