Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, creators of HBO's classic sketch comedy show "Mr. Show, " present to you this collection of never-before-seen scripts and ideas that Hollywood couldn't find the gumption to green-light. Simply put...
HOLLYWOOD SAID NO
Since "Mr. Show" closed up shop, Bob and David have kept busy with many projects--acting in fun, successful, movies and TV shows, directing things, and complaining about stuff that didn't turn out well to anyone who would listen, and even alone, in silence, inside their own heads.
HOLLYWOOD SAID NO reveals the full-length, never-before-seen scripts for "Bob and David Make a Movie" (fleshed out with brand-new storyboards by acclaimed artist Mike Mitchell) and "Hooray For America " a satirical power-house indictment of all that you hold dear. This tome also includes a bonus section of orphaned sketch ideas from the "Mr. Show" days and beyond, suitable for performance by church groups that aren't all koo-koo about religion. What you are looking at online, and are about to buy, is chock-full of comic twists, turns, and maybe a few hard truths. We said "maybe," but what we mean was "probably not."
Now, for the first time, take a peek at the scripts that didn't get the go-ahead and ponder a world we can only dream about...and beyond.
About the Author
Cross is the owner and managing director of Magnum Solutions, Ltd., an Internet and database consulting firm.
Bob Odenkirk has won two Emmy Awards for his work on "Saturday Night Live" and "The Ben Stiller Show". He cocreated and starred in "Mr. Show with Bob and David", which ran on HBO and has been called the American "Monty Python". Odenkirk had a regular page in "Vice" magazine and has written short comic pieces for the "New Yorker", directed three feature films "Melvin Goes to Dinner", " Let s Go to Prison", and "The Brothers Solomon" and had many memorable roles on television most notably "The Larry Sanders Show", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "How I Met Your Mother", and "The Office". He is most proud of his appearances in James Ponsoldt s "The Spectacular Now" and Alexander Payne s "Nebraska". Odenkirk is currently producing, writing, and performing in "The Birthday Boys", a sketch comedy show on IFC.
PRAISE FOR HOLLYWOOD SAID NO! :
"...funny book...yes to cameo, unbilled...green-screen me in..."
"Liked book...cut twenty minutes, punch up...more laughs = more asses in seats..."
"...yes to book blurb...still unsatisfied, tho...oh well..."