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Tom Goes to the Mayor 

Hapless Tom Peters takes meetings with a bizarre and moronic mayor to share his ideas for bettering the town, always with disastrous results.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tim Heidecker ...  Tom Peters / ... 31 episodes, 2004-2006
Eric Wareheim ...  The Mayor / ... 31 episodes, 2004-2006
Stephanie Courtney ...  Joy Peters / ... 28 episodes, 2004-2006
Michael Q. Schmidt ...  Joy Peters / ... 28 episodes, 2004-2006
Craig Anton ...  City Council Member / ... 22 episodes, 2004-2006
Ron Lynch ...  City Council Member / ... 22 episodes, 2004-2006
Bob Odenkirk ...  Announcer / ... 22 episodes, 2004-2006
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Hapless Tom Peters takes meetings with a bizarre and moronic mayor to share his ideas for bettering the town, always with disastrous results.

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Genres:

Comedy | Animation

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Adult Swim [UK] | Cartoon Network | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

Yiddish | English

Release Date:

14 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Том идет к мэру See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show is based on a short film Tom Goes to the Mayor (2002) by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim which appeared in independent film festivals as well as on Tim and Eric's website. Tim and Eric sent copies of the short to a few of their favorite comedians including Bob Odenkirk who liked it so much he showed it to David Cross. Cross later made a cameo in the sequel Tom Goes to the Mayor Returns (2003). Odenkirk later worked with Tim and Eric to develop the short into a series. See more »

Quotes

Mike Fox: [the Mayor is watching "Scared Straight" on TV] My name is Mike Foxx and I've lost thirteen of my own children - four to wind poisoning, two to sand rash, five to deadly crickets, and at least six to a mysterious drifter who looks and sounds like this guy:
Mysterious Drifter: This is the sound of my voice!
The Mayor: Oh, no!
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Soundtracks

Bear Trap Song
(uncredited)
Written by Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim
Performed by Jack Black & Kyle Gass
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Dreck.
10 April 2005 | by offers-9See all my reviews

Without a doubt this is absolutely the worst television I have ever watched. I am a fan in general of Adult Swim, and I'll generally watch programs that are sandwiched between shows I like. Tom Goes to the Mayor should be watchable simply on the grounds that it's in between Robot Chicken and Sealab, two excellent quality shows.

That said, I can't say there is any redeeming qualities to this show at all. "Animation" that is mono-color architectural line drawings on low quality backgrounds, coupled with live action cuts, does not make cutting edge avant-garde media. It makes the show rely on it's humor even further. South Park, as an example, can get away with this. TGTTM can't, for there is no humor to be found in it.

I have watched three episodes of the show, in the hopes that I might find something that might cause a smile, or at least understand why a show like this got green-lighted. The only possible reason I've found is, "Hey, it's got Bob Odenkirk as an EP, so there must be something funny here." There isn't.

I stand corrected, there are two redeeming qualities. First, it makes Super Milk Chan seem like it's on the level of Venture Bros. or Futurama. Second, it provides an extended safe zone to go to the bathroom and fix a snack.


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