Mr. Show: Season 1

1995 TV-MA

Mr. Show: Season 1

1995 TV-MA
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This late-night HBO sketch comedy series starring funnymen Bob Odenkirk and David Cross is a breath of fresh air for those seeking big laughs, terrific ingenuity and a touch of good-natured insanity. The first season of this laugh-a-minute program is full of quirks and oddities -- such as the sketch with the hunger striker who wanted to be buried up to his neck in mashed potatoes -- and is utterly unique.
Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Jill Talley, John Ennis, Scott Adsit, Jack Black, Tom Kenny
John Moffitt, Troy Miller
TV-MA - This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this cable sketch comedy show includes uncensored profanity, some sexual elements, and mock violence (though the language has been bleeped/cleaned up for syndicated airings). Some skits show couples in bed and brief shots of women in their underwear, and jokes cover everything from hiring prostitutes to "frigid" women and hitting on women in bars -- but they mainly poke fun at the male characters, and the jokes aren't at the expense of the women. Mock-violent scenes include a riot at a protest where a police officer is hit on the head and pulls his gun and points it at attackers. In another skit, a news reporter acts as a sniper and shoots at people from a rooftop.

Sexual Content

Scenes of men and women in bed allude to sex but aren't directly sexual. Brief shots of women in underwear (also generally not sexual). Jokes involving prostitution, the idea of "frigidity," etc.


Mock comic violence, like a news reporter shooting another for a scoop. No blood.


Explicit and frequent, but not excessive. Words like "f--k," "s--t," "donkey d--k," etc.

Social Behavior

Targets are generally mainstream folks. No jokes about people of color, etc.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Occasional jokes with drug or alcohol references, such as mention of a secret room for bongs.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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