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->''"The nightmare version of television."''
-->--'''Creator/TimAndEric''' themselves, in the matter of their show.

''Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!'' (2007-2010) was a 15-minute long Creator/AdultSwim original centered around comedians and video artists [[Creator/TimAndEric Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim]], the creators of the absurdist cartoon ''WesternAnimation/TomGoesToTheMayor''. Known for often skirting the border between comedy and [[RefugeInAudacity gratuitous absurdity]] ([[VulgarHumor or worse]]), and also for recruiting extremely obscure, untalented, and non-telegenic performers as recurring cast members, such as James Quall, David Liebe Hart, and the late Richard Dunn, and sticking them alongside frequent [[TheCameo cameos]] from well-known comedy actors. All of this comes together as what low-budget local public-access television from TheEighties and [[TheNineties Nineties]] would look like [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs if it was made by stoners]].

As of 2010, the show's run has ended, replaced by the SpinOff, ''Series/CheckItOutWithDrSteveBrule''.
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!!''Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!'' provides examples of:
* ActorAllusion: During his acting seminars, Tairy Greene (played by Zach Galiafanakis) stands between two ferns.
** Also, he says [[Series/SaturdayNightLive hoobastank]].
* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: In "Green Machine" Eric pronounces "condo" as something like "cuhn-DOH".
* AmusingInjuries: All over the place.
** "Road trip!" *Tim runs over Eric with a van*
** The bloody nips song
* ArcNumber: 5. Five seasons, Channel 5 news, everything's run by a company called "Cinco"...
* AwardBaitSong: Both ''Little Dancing Man'' and ''Little Danson Man'' feature examples.
* BabyDollBaby: Played with for the commercial for the Cinco Boy. A mother loses her child and is told about a life-size replica that gets replacement models at it grows older. Deconstructed as the mother looks rather disappointed in the obviously fake replacement later in the episode when the spokesperson checks in on her. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint He's still pleased with the results.]]
* BeautyInversion: Taken up a notch: in addition to making well-known celebrities uglier (like John C. Reilly as Dr. Steve Brule), they also take their average-to-below-average-looking cast and do the same.
* BittersweetEnding: ''Brothers Cinco''. [[spoiler:Terry is sent to jail for the murder of his wife, and it turns out the only reason Mark made him use the E-Trial software was just so he could take over the company. Worse, Mark learned Terry was guilty because Terry and his wife [[ThanatosGambit planned the death just so Terry could take over]]. However, once they admit what they've done, they begin exchanging ideas for new inventions and make up.]]
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Often used for nightmare sequences.
** The giggling man from ''Crows'' who shouts, "The Dark Man is coming! The Dark Man is coming!"
* BlackComedy
* BreakoutCharacter: Steve Brule, as seen above.
* BrownNote: The Cinco i-Jammer's "i-Jammer" and "e-Bumper" settings emit tones that apparently cause seizures.
* ButtMonkey: Tim, roughly -- notice in most sketches he ends up on the short end of the stick.
** In some episodes, Eric trades places with Eric: most noticeably in the episode ''Road Trip''.
* CandidCameraPrank: Played with in multiple ways...
** Played straight with their prank call sketches.
** Parodied with ''Spagett'', ''Whoopsie Goldberg'', and in a parody of {{Series/Jackass}}, the spider web prank sketch.
* CasanovaWannabe: The Beaver Boys. In the one instance they actually do start getting close to some ladies, they get [[TrademarkFavoriteFood distracted by shrimp]].
* CatchPhraseSpoutingDuo
* ChristmasSpecial: The Chrimbus Special.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Virtually the entire cast...
** The titular duo, depending on the occasion.
** David Leibe Hart, a ventriloquist who obsesses over aliens and good Christian values (despite foraying into the occasional dirty joke or BawdySong).
** Pierre, a DepravedKidsShowHost who obsesses over kids' dads, barbequed meats, and the internet.
** Richard Dunn, who's constantly winging his way through whatever situation he's put into.
** RobinWilliams, in his (simulated) appearance, makes no sense and pisses off the hosts, who kick him out of their flat. He walks away, muttering "asshole..."
* CommercialPopUp: ''The Snuggler''.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Much of the humor is derived from this: especially the Cinco products.
* ConspicuousCG: Grum from "Anniversary", and later in the Glen Tennis movie '''The Pillgrums''.
* CringeComedy
* TheDanza: Will Forte as Will Grello.
* DespairEventHorizon: Subverted in the commercial for Cinco's H'amb, where a man driven to suicide after losing all of his money finds hope again thanks to the titular H'amb, substitube lamb made from ham. [[spoiler:And then DoubleSubverted after hearing the horrible {{Pun}} for substitute lobster made from ham, Ham'bster.]]
* DroneOfDread: Often, during awkward silences to up the uncomfortable factor.
* DysfunctionJunction: The entire channel five crew.
** Jan and Wayne's marriage slowly falls apart as the series goes along due to Jan's implied affair with Steve Brule.
** Steve himself is an extremely awkward manchild.
** Casey is obviously a parody of severely mentally challenged kids who have amazing talents.
** Tim and Eric themselves. Tim is starved for attention and even his own parents favor Eric over him, and Tim pushes Eric down the stairs in the 50 anniversary reunion episode. By the Chrimbus Special, it's apparent that Tim's hate for his partner and self-esteem issues are festering and festering hard.
* DistantFinale: They did this one prematurely, with a fake 50th anniversary episode.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Or in this case, dude's ''footsteps'' sound like a lady.
* EscalatingWar: Any sketch involving Tim and Eric in competition with eachother
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The Tairy Greene Machine, which contains every work Tairy has ever done, collaborated on or been ''vaguely'' associated with.
* ExcitedShowTitle
* EyeScream: In "Crows", Tim and Eric get their eyes pecked out by crows.
* {{Flanderization}}: Casey seems to grow more sickly and physically repulsive as the series progresses, compare his first appearance, where he's somewhat composed and only devolves into sputtering and gagging when the song begins to skip, and one of his later appearances, where he's visibly sweating and rash ridden and far more prone to aggressive outbursts of sneezing, violent gagging, and occasionally vomiting.
* GenreThrowback: Most sketches look like something out of the 80s or 90s, the era of low-budget, SoBadItsGood television.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In-Universe with the commercial for Dick Dousche's Cleaning Rag.
--> '''Dick Dousche''': Thank you. I'm Dick Dousche. That's my real name... That's the only way we can get away with this.
* GRatedDrug: The i-Jammer and [=eBumper=], marketed towards children but appearing to be a seizure trigger/hallucinogen.
* GrossoutShow
* HeyItsThatGuy: See Special Guest, below. Their ability to get big names to do their show is really impressive
** In a minor case: David Liebe Hart, formerly the host of public access CultClassic "The Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson Program," on which Tim and Eric even guest-starred.
* IAmTheTrope: "I '''am''' The Snuggler."
* InNameOnly: ''Afternoon Review: The Daytime Show For Women'' and ''Morning Meditations'', which open with the promise of a feminine talk show, then quickly cuts to men doing strange activities before cutting back to the title.
* {{Invisibility}}: "Missing" features invisible dog-possum creatures called rascals.
* ItsASmallNetAfterAll: The Innernette.
* KillEmAll: In the series finale, "Man Milk", Tim and Eric send out their milk to ''every reoccurring character in the series'', but it turns out they forgot to pasteurize the milk beforehand.
* KitschyLocalCommercial: These are mocked to no end.
* LargeHam: The Dark Man from "Crows".
* LightningCanDoAnything: A lightning strike reduces Ted Danson to a few inches tall in ''[[ShowWithinAShow Tiny Danson Man]]''.
* LiveActionAdaptation: The episode "Pepperoni" was to feature a live version of WesternAnimation/TomGoesToTheMayor, but Tim and Eric weren't satisfied with the results. The opening is still in the episode (with Tim making a cameo as Tom near the end), but the full sketch is part of the Season 2 deleted scenes.
* MadeOfPlasticine
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Over and over again in "Universe".
* TheMovie: ''Film/TimAndEricsBillionDollarMovie''
* MindScrew
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The guest contestants on "Celebrity Zillions"
* NoodleIncident: "Do not send in squirrel bones. It's complicated."
* NumerologicalMotif: All products come from a company called Cinco and all programming airs on Channel 5.
* OncePerEpisode:
** A frame will be frozen, and "Great Job!" will be scrawled on it.
** An ad for a Cinco brand product which is inevitably overdesigned, pointless, and most likely highly dangerous to use.
* OneLetterName: Before being renamed, Tim was called 'Q'.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Three other men are named Tim in 'Origins'.
* OscarBait: Tairy Greene's ''Little Dancing Man''.
* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: Eric in "Greene Machine".
* ParodyCommercial
* ParodyEpisode:
** The episode "Jim and Derrick" is basically one giant mockery of {{MTV}}.
** The episode "Comedy" is a spoof of SaturdayNightLive.
* PerversePuppet: David Liebe Hart's puppets aren't directly malevolent, but they're definitely only there to be creepy. There was also an episode in which the doll version of Tim turned evil.
* PizzaBoySpecialDelivery: Subverted in the Pizza Boy sketch with David Cross, which turns out to be a PSA for abstinence.
* PunnyName: Many of the names of the people from the commercials have ridiculous and [[ToiletHumor quite possibly offensive]] names like Bradley Michael Fahrtz for the Poop Tube, Dick Dousche and his eponymous Cleaning Rag, and Diha Riah-Jones for D-Pants (which, in itself, it a PunnyName).
* PrimalScene: Implied in Channel 5 Kid Break song ''I Wear My Dad's Dirty Socks''.
* {{Retraux}}: The whole show, but ''The Uncle Muscles Hour'' especially.
* SatireParodyPastiche: This show does all three. Some examples include...
** {{Satire}}: A good majority of the effects, commercials, and character satirize corporate advertising (such as any number of the Cinco products) and bad pop culture (the episodes "Comedy" and "Jim and Derrick").
** {{Parody}}: ''Brules Rules'' parodies advice columns, ''Quall of Duty'' parodies cop shows, ''Crows'' and horror films (with {{Homage}} to {{Film/Birdemic}}).
** {{Pastiche}}: "Pusswhip Banggang" with late 70s rock, both ''Back To Squall'' and ''Road Trip'' and 80s comedies
* ShoutOut: [[WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast "Space Course Horse to Horse"]]
* {{Shotacon}}: Pierre is apparently attracted to both little boys and their fathers.
* SimilarlyNamedWorks: "Greene Machine" features trailers for the films ''Little Dancing Man'' and ''Little Danson Man''.
* SketchComedy
* SnapBack: Tim has died at least five times. In "Resurrection", David Liebe Hart even comments about how death is not a big deal for Tim. However, things don't always snap back at the end of an episode. Casey remained dead until being reanimated by his brother, but Steve Mahanahan, who died in the same explosion, came back to life with no explanation.
* SoUnfunnyItsFunny: James Quall's entire act tends towards ''terrible'' impressions of celebrities and frequent use of the words "spaghetti and meatballs" as punchlines. He also has no sense of comic timing or delivery, and stammers his way through every joke he makes. It's just so terribly unfunny and [[CringeComedy cringeworthy]] you can't help but find it hilarious.
* SpecialGuest: Creator/JeffGoldblum, MichaelCera, Creator/WillFerrell, Paul "Pee-Wee Herman" Reubens, Music/WeirdAlYankovic, [[Film/TheRoom Tommy Wiseau]], Music/TheLonelyIsland, and ''Mr. Show'''s Bob and David, among others.
** Averted by hiring impersonators to depict [[http://www.robinwilliamsimpersonator.com/ Robin Williams]] and [[http://www.partypop.com/Vendors/4000306.htm Steven Spielberg.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: "Greene Machine" refers to shows called ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Star Trek]]'' and ''[[Series/{{Cheers}} The Cheers]]''.
* SpinOff: ''CheckItOutWithDrSteveBrule''. It's exactly what you'd expect from a Tim and Eric spinoff, for better or worse.
* StylisticSuck: Considering what the show is already like, imagine how bad any [[ShowWithinAShow shows within the show]] are.
* SurrealHumor
* ThanatosGambit: In the narrative episode ''Brothers Cinco'', [[spoiler:Terry Cinco and his wife Lynn planned to help him take over the Cinco company by staging her death and then feeding on his brother Mark's sympathy until he gained total control.]] As a result, [[spoiler:Mark goes out of his way to care for his brother, even going as far as developing a foolproof court software, E-Trial, to prove his innocence... until we learn he overheard Terry and Lynn's plans, and it turns out the only reason he made E-Trial was so ''[[OutGambitted he]]'' [[OutGambitted could take over the company.]]]]
* TooMuchInformation: Many, many skits derive their humor from this, particularly anytime when Will Grello (played by Will Forte) reveals disturbed events from his childhood.
* ToiletHumor: A pair of pants that allow the wearer to avoid the bother of ''using'' the toilet. Another sketch had an invention that allowed the male user to poop using a urinal while standing the entire time. Yet another product was an adapter to use a urinal to take a shower.
** Tim and Eric have stated their intention to have every season opener feature a diarrhea related Cinco product.
* {{Transplant}}: The Married News Team and the Cinco Corporation both originated in ''WesternAnimation/TomGoesToTheMayor''.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Tim and Eric themselves, oh so very much.
* WatchItStoned
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: "Gettin' It Dunn", a spinoff that would have starred Richard Dunn instead of John C. Reilly. The idea was discussed for a while and in 2009 one episode was filmed, but since then Richard has passed away so unfortunately there's no chance of a full series.
* WhoWritesThisCrap: Commonly used, but most often by Eric during the Channel 5 Kid Break raps.
--> '''Eric''': ''*After Eric raps about having bloody nipples''* I think I want to quit this band. This is a song about a woman's problem and it's disgusting.
* WidgetSeries
* YouMeanXmas: Chrimbus, the "lifetime season of the year" and "the season of getting." You decorate everything in yellow and blue, eat a pound of your hair, and if you keep Chrimbus bush trimmed and wet, Winterman (a large naked man wearing only a vest who lives in a cave) will [[DoubleEntendre stuff your Chrimbus bush with your favorite present]].
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