So much can be said about the brilliance that is Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job. I’m grateful Bob Odenkirk discovered them and gave them a shot. But I’m also sure they would have eventually gotten famous on their own, they are just too talented. Tim and Eric are geniuses of comedy, their take on the genre is revolutionary. I consider them to be artists of comedy. Their team is very talented as well, specifically their editor DJ Douggpound and their composer Davin Wood. I personally can watch any episode on repeat and it wouldn’t come close to getting old or stale. Among all this geniusness, one episode is the greatest of the series in my opinion (I’m sure many people don’t agree with me but this is just my personal opinion) and that is the season 5 Episode “Handsome” (episode 8 of season 5).
The episode opens with a “Morning Meditations”. This iteration of Morning Meditations features a hippie-type man with long hair, light yellow button down shirt, grey slacks, and a silver chain. For a split second the camera zooms in on his face and his eyes look like they are ready to pop out of his face as if he was wired on something, hopefully “coffee”. The man starts it off with a bizarre eclectic dance. The dance involves him moving his arms and legs in repetitive motions. The morning meditator then gets on all fours like an animal and claws his hands like he’s a lion. The noise he makes while he’s in this position sounds like that which a seal or porpoise of some type would make. We probably have Douggpound to thank for that noise. The man then removes his button down shirt, probably to show his beastly side, and the noise he makes turns into the roar of a lion. He then stands on all fours and roars again. To conclude the scene the camera zooms in on his face while he’s making a mean face with his pearly whites exposed.
After the Morning Meditation, the opening credits play. The opening for this episode is psychedelic-themed. There’s cannabis leaves popping in and the colors are like the colors you would see on a tye dyed shirt. The word “trippy” even flashes on the screen for a split second, subliminal message-esque.
The opening scene after the credits consists of Tim and Eric standing in their office (obviously green screened or some other effect used because the office looks really odd). Their cubicles are across from each other and they are standing in the aisle between their cubes. Eric’s cube contains a pile of letters from fans, apparently all containing the message that he is the handsomest man. There doesn’t seem to be any fan mail in Tim’s cube. One of Eric’s letters is from a fan named “kelly” with a plea to come over and look at her “bazans”. I figure that means “boobs” since there is a crude drawing of boobs in the letter (2 circles with dots in the middle) and Eric proceeds to lick the bazans drawing. Its such an awesome word for boobs that it has entered my own personal lexicon and I now use “bazans” instead of “boobs” in everyday conversation. Tim and Eric then have a friendly but slightly serious argument about who is the most handsome. Then Tim lets the viewer know the reason for there not being any fan mail in his cube; he scans everything in and digitizes it to keep a clean record of his account. After some more banter about who is most handsome, they agree to get a 3 person panel and have a contest to see who is the most handsome.
After this confrontation a scene begins, featuring a catchy Davin Wood tune, with various middle aged men doing strange dances in their front yard singing about their daily routines on what they would consider the perfect day. Specifically a “perfect dad day”. Obviously, being the Tim and Eric show, the daily routines are abnormal to say the least. The scene also features some Douggpound edits, which are always a riot. My favorite part here is the guy who “checks the levels in his toilet bowls”. I mean who doesn’t do that….lmao.
Next it cuts to the opening of the competition of who’s the most handsome man. Richard Dunn (god rest his soul) is the leader of the 3 member panel along with 2 other women. Who better to judge who is the most handsome other than Richard Dunn?! The competition begins with a card from Eric’s parents showing the parents in bed having what appears to be doggystyle sex and says “To Eric our #1 Handsome Boy!”. Eric then plays a video showing why he’s the most handsome. The video begins with Eric in a magician type outfit with a top hat and leotard. The only words Eric repeats in the video is “oh yeah” in various tones of voice. There are also a couple women with large bazans dancing along with him. Then it ends with the words “undeniably handsome” written on the screen. Eric received creative consulting help with his video from Bilb Ono:
After that scene we are treated to a commercial for a very interesting and useful Cinco product, “The Cinco FaceTime party snoozer”. I need to get me one of these! All too often I find myself having mind numbingly boring conversations in social settings that bore me to death. This product allows you to sleep thru parties without anyone noticing. The party snoozer is a clear mask with a set of eyes that are wide open which allows you to close your eyes behind the mask without anyone noticing. When others start to talk to you it says phrases to show you are paying attention. A few phrases it says are “sure why not”, “I understand”, and “okay”. Why can’t there be a real Cinco company to make these useful products in real life!? The product even includes a body brace that allows the user to sleep while standing!
Now the episode goes back to the handsomest man competition and Tim plays his video showing why he’s the most handsome. Tim’s video is great. A Fabio type man makes a few appearances in the video as well. It shows him in various sexuality suggestive positions with either very little cloths or nude. For example:
Tim also does a small bit of commentary saying things such as he likes his eyes and legs. He also reveals that when he showers he often catches himself looking at his body in the mirror and it turns him on. The best part of Tim’s video is him and another man having a conversation at a water cooler and Tim’s pants and underwear are down around his knees allowing his dong and butt to be exposed. He then gets on his knees and drinks straight from the spout of the water cooler. He also says the blood from his body is hot, wet, and red.
Now that Tim and Eric have both played their respective videos, it’s now time for Richard Dunn and his team of judges to decide who the most handsome man is. The judge Boh Boh votes for Eric and the judge Bohdar votes for Tim. Now Richard Dunn has to cast the tie breaking vote. To build the suspense the episode cuts to another scene showing various dads singing and dancing describing the perfect dad day.
Now it goes to the final round of the handsome man competition where Richard Dunn will decide who is most handsome. Richard Dunn says in order to make up his mind he needs to French kiss both Tim and Eric and then he will be able to come to a decision. Lucky them I wish I had a chance to French kiss Richard Dunn!
Then the episode ends without us knowing who was the most handsome. Typical Tim and Eric fashion!
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