Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tim & Eric Have A New Show That Looks Great

Tim Heidecker and his pal Eric Wareheim who you may know from television shows like Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Tom Goes to The Mayor, are returning again to television with a brand new show.  What do you know, it looks great.

Eric in a wig, and bees....SOLD.

Their new show Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories premieres tonight at 12:15 a.m. on Adult Swim, their home network.  Although, fans of the duo may find that their new show is something entirely different than what the two have done before.  In fact, even if you hated their other shows, Bedtime Stories just might do it for you.

While the episodes are still short (11 minutes) nearly everything stylistically has changed.  Presenting short nightmare tales in various skit form, designed to be like tales you keep waking up into.

The pilot aired last fall, co-starring Zach Galifianakis in their usual Three Stooges shtick, but the series proper is less slapstick-y, more structured, dreamier, and higher value. "Holes," the first of the new episodes, is about suburbia as a gassy balloon that you're too afraid to pop. That is: Two neighbors meet each other for the first time and a feud is hatched and then one of them, well...a body-sized hole in the ground is involved. Heidecker plays "the King of the Sac" (as in cul-de-).  So clearly, not all of their (hilarious) humor has been squeezed out.

Although the comedy and production values have shifted from Awesome Show's cable access aesthetic to a more straightforward sketch show, their not afraid to still get silly with it.

The first season brings back Galifianakis—the three play "bathroom boys," who daylight as janitors and then, with pulleys and Murphy beds, make their home in a public bathroom.  It's very exciting.

Check out the trailer for yourself below, featuring the usual Tim and Eric surprising celebrity cameos (did I just see Channing Tatum stealing a television?)  

Tune in tonight.

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