For a long time I did not understand Adult Swim's The Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! I would watch it every time it was on anyway, and eventually I realized that, weirdly, I clearly did like the show -- I just did not get why. Then I saw, on regular television at 10 AM, this commercial for Pancake Puffs. Let me emphasize that this is a real commercial -- in the YouTube clip a guy is recording his TV with a videocamera:
You see something like that and you realize that Tim and Eric are necessary. Deeply necessary.
Just for fun, here are some old comments on the Tim and Eric Show burried in a long dead Free Form Comments post:
Brad Winderbaum Wrote
Geoff, when you talk about Morrison at his best, you often say that his comics feel like they're from the future. Well Tim and Eric make comedy from the future. This is what SNL will look like in 2027. My experience goes something like this: I start watching one of their segements, and it's colorful, and it's pulling from at least ten different genres simultaneously. And the characters are acting wild and the form in which they exist is not sacred to them: whatever they're context or whatever the narrative, the characters are playing right at the very edge, where they'll either fall into an abyss or pop the bubble they're living in and send the universe imploding in on itself. Then all of a sudden, something magical will happen. I will have a moment of clarity. Every aspect of their surreal antics will align, and I will peak like a hippie in the desert. I'm filled with unexpected joy. It's hard to define, but I'll try: Hardly anything saturates my entire brain anymore. In this media-soaked world, my brain is distended. Most things just fall in there without eliciting a visceral response. But Tim and Eric manage to fill the whole fucking thing up. And once my threshold is reached, it's unrelenting, and I'm laughing like I'm being pinned down and tickled. And I'm grateful to them for making me lose control.
Matt Fraction Wrote
I only saw the pilot for TIM & ERIC but by the time it was over, two drops of pee had come out.
I don't know if that's because of the show or not.