And now, the world's oldest educational film

The more seasoned television viewers among you will recall that — before playing sleazy attorney Saul "It's all good, man" Goodman on Breaking Bad — Bob Odenkirk created and co-starred in the amazing HBO comedy series Mr. Show. Here now, thanks to the hard work of Odenkirk and the rest of Mr. Show's crew, is the… » 12/17/12 4:40pm 12/17/12 4:40pm

10 More Deranged Depictions of Santa Claus

We've seen plenty of proper screwball depictions of Kris Kringle previously, but history is ripe with examples of magical pensioners who trespass down strangers' flues. Here are 10 of the more egregious examples to throw on this Yuletide bonfire of weirdness. » 11/30/11 10:50am 11/30/11 10:50am

The best comedy sketch about Halloween novelty songs ever

Mr. Show's 1998 sketch "Monster Parties: Fact or Fiction?" has a fascinating conceit: what if "The Monster Mash" was non-fiction? This eight-minute comedic tour de force is a pitch-perfect imitation of Unsolved Mysteries-style documentaries » 10/31/10 11:30am 10/31/10 11:30am

Saturday matinee — Mr. Show's "The Limits of Science"

Back in 1997, David Cross and Bob Odenkirk's HBO sketch comedy program Mr. Show filmed one of the most memorable depictions of the medieval scientific method ever. Remember — "All facts begin as dreams, dreamt by a wizard!" » 6/19/10 2:00pm 6/19/10 2:00pm

The 10 Funniest Comedy Sketches About Aliens

Aliens are inherently funny, even when they're drinking the marrow out of your funny bone. These are ten of the best alien-themed sketches this side of the Crab Nebula (and no, Coneheads is not #1). » 2/21/10 9:00am 2/21/10 9:00am

The Craziest Space Racists Of All Time

In the distant future, most our problems will be solved - except racism. Science fiction is full of crazy bigots, who hate aliens, robots and mutants. We list SF's most monstrous racism allegories, below. » 3/27/09 4:26pm 3/27/09 4:26pm