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Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Season 2

review by Zach B.

 

 

Running Time: 115 Minutes

 

Studio: Warner

Retail Price: $19.99

Features: Blooper Reel, Deleted Scenes, Extended Scenes, Promos, Karaoke Songs, Kaz Kiss, Edgar Allen Poe IV, Awesomecon 08, Tim & Eric Awesome Tour 2008

Specs: 1.33:1 Full Screen, English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Surround, English Subtitles, Episode Selection

Released: February 10th, 2009

 

 

This second season is presented in 1.33:1 full screen, though some of the bits are in non-anamorphic widescreen. These are strong, pleasing transfers that highlight the show's wacky visuals: namely lots of vibrant colors that stand out. Otherwise, fleshtones look pretty good and detail is fine. Noise and edge halos do appear, but aren't distracting. However, the video-taped portions look cleaner and sharper than the filmed sketches, as the filmed sketches do come off a little grainy. Perhaps it's a little hard to judge the transfers since different filming styles are used for specific sketches, but in all, things are pleasing to look at.

 

The second season of "Tim and Eric" is presented in English Dolby Digital 5.1. Truthfully, the additional channels don't do a tremendous amount, other than giving extra room for the music. The funny songs do have a bit more bounce and energy through the extra channels. Surrounds come through here and there in the sketches, and when they do, are pretty discrete. Dialogue is clear and easy to hear, and the mixes have a good balance, as no single sound element overpower the others. Subwoofer use is also seldom. I wouldn't call these 5.1 mixes immersive, but at times they bring a little extra power to what's happening on the screen. Enjoyable, if not entirely necessary.

English subtitles are included, plus English Dolby Surround tracks.
 




The second season is packed with quite a few goodies. There's a Blooper Reel that runs nearly 4 minutes, and is pretty amusing. There are ten Deleted Scenes, plus eleven Extended Scenes. Promos are included that advertised the second season, as our Karaoke Songs for four songs featured in the episodes.

Kaz Kiss is a 2 minute piece that highlights a bit player seen on the show - Kaz. Even with the short length, this piece falls a bit flat. Edgar Allen Poe IV is a brief piece featuring Jon Mugar, a writer and producer on the show who also does casting, who gives an anecdote about another bit player on the series who has quite a lot of head shots.

Lasting about seven-and-a-half minutes is Awesomecon 08, where fans of the series - along with its stars - gathered to have a day of fun and games, which included tug-of-war and karaoke, among other activites. It's pretty amusing.
 
Rounding out the set is Tim & Eric Awesome Tour 2008, which runs nearly 50 minutes. Clearly the pinnacle of this release, this documentary-of-sorts highlights comedy bits from the duo's 2008 tour. Between the bits are faux-documentary segments, where Tim and Eric plan for the tour, discuss sketches, rehearse and look into other business ventures. Oh, not to mention Tim's growing obsession with illegal drugs. It's definitely entertaining, and fans of the show will love this. Not only is there new filmed material, but fans should appreciate seeing the stage sketches - whether they missed the tour, or just want to see them again.

 

"Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" is an Adult Swim staple, and is a bit of an acquired taste - chances are good you either love the randomness and cheesy 80s/cable-access inspired bits, or don't. The second season on DVD makes for a solid release, with the episodes looking and sounding good, and enjoyable extras - namely the Awesome Tour documentary. The retail pricing is more than fair, so for Tim and Eric fans, this is clearly a no-brainer of a purchase.