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[[caption-width-right:320:Ladies and gentlemen, it's ''The Eric Andre Show''!]]

->''"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!"'' '''[[TrashTheSet *CRASH*]]'''
--> — '''Eric Andre''' rampaging on his own set (the ending of every new episode promo)

A talk show that airs on Creator/AdultSwim, created, written and hosted by actor, comedian, and all-around {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Eric Andre, with fellow comedian Hannibal Buress as co-host.

Well, "talk show" is a loose way of saying it. Eric will almost always go off on unrelated tangents during the interview or doesn't pay attention at all, while random and absurd things happen, either done by Hannibal, members of the crew or band, objects, or animals that suddenly pop onto the stage. The set is specifically designed to keep the guests not exactly relaxed; for example, beforehand they'd put a heater in the guest's sofa, or during the show, water is sprayed all over the guest. And not to mention, 90% of the time, the guests are totally unaware of what they're supposed to expect during the whole taping. Eric also loves to spring graphically nude and explicit jokes on the fly, gross out his captive audience, and more often than not, he might just go berserk without warning and attack whatever thing in the room makes him the angriest at the moment, be it person, furniture, furnishings, or equipment.

Oh yeah, and he has a habit of wrecking the set every episode (and then it gets magically fixed). In between segments are sketches of him doing street pranks, mostly in New York City.

Imagine it like a [[RecycledInSpace live-action]] ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'', but a hundred times crazier.[[note]]Andre has even noted ''Space Ghost'' as one of his influences for coming up with the idea for his show.[[/note]]
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!!Tropes:
* AndIMustScream: Eric seems to be in this situation. One monologue has him asking Hannibal how to escape the show, falling into a void only to reappear on stage, and then screaming for help as occult symbols flash on the screen, implying that he is doomed to forever host the show in some sort of personal hell.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Hannibal is repeatedly shown to be much more rich and successful than Eric.
* AxCrazy: Eric, in every intro.
* BlatantLies: Some of the guests clearly aren't who Eric says they are, but he treats them as if they were the real deal anyway. For example, Creator/RussellBrand is [[spoiler: an elderly, shirtless Indian man]], Creator/ReeseWitherspoon is [[spoiler: a black guy wearing a wig]], Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger is [[spoiler: Bruce Vilanch riding a motor scooter]], and Joe Biden is [[spoiler: a cooked duck hanging from a string on the ceiling with a cutout of Joe Biden's face glued to its head]].
* BodyHorror: See TeleporterAccident below.
* ButtMonkey: Eric.
** That poor, ''poor'' drummer.
*** Funnily enough, the only time when he doesn't suffer horrible injuries is when Hannibal was running the show instead of Eric.
** As of Season 4, Kraft Punk is turning into this. Every time he comes on camera Hannibal and Eric run him off and hurl insults at him.
* CallBack: Early in Season 2 there was an extremely uncomfortable interview with Eric Balfour from ''Series/{{Haven}}'' where Eric asked if he'd ever slept with any "Oriental background actresses". A few episodes later, Eric mentioned meeting up with some Oriental background actresses during one of the "Ranch It Up" segments.
* TheCameo:
** [[Music/FallOutBoy Pete Wentz]] appears [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment for a few seconds]] at the end of the Lorenzo Lamas episode to deliver AnAesop and walk away.
** ChrisRock briefly appears near the end of the Season 3 finale as the director of the "Bird Up" segments.
* CandidCameraPrank: A lot of them, including but not limited to Eric [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxwU_Avq2qY having sex on a bed in a store]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_URCSCFZ0Sg pretending to scalp himself]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnIqhU-3gfI setting up a smoothie stand]] and [[spoiler:sticking his hand in the blender]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pROomL6IiOw destroying a "NYPD car"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQzteyXbqNg breaking into a dojo to deliver a "pizza ball"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yet2Q0M32GQ becoming a black scientologist]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA3D1UtSSQo destroying an art gallery]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPRKbdMKObc pretending to be blind and swinging a walking stick around a lightbulb shop]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UlXcoVHnog turning his body into a Froot Loops communion]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fm-xSSARyo making out with a cop who has just apprehended him]]. Some of the most popular ones have to be "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6A_lSlD8sM Ranch It Up!]]" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxR50HxH48E Bird Up!]]".
** Even Kraft Punk got in on the fun with his prank show ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucpOQYJICYI Kraft Punk'd]]'' (or ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9r0egZH7tU Kraft Dunk'd]]'').
* CaptainErsatz: Kraft Punk is designed after the members of Music/DaftPunk, robot helmet and all.
* CatchPhrase: "''Time for some RANCH!''"
* ChestOfMedals: Hannibal's Brother has this even though he's a WalkingShirtlessScene.
* TheChewToy: Street Correspondent Paul Littleson appears a few times, in all of them, he is being hurt in a mundane but funny way.
** Again, as it bears repeating, but that poor, ''poor'' goddamn drummer.
* CloudCuckooland: The set of the show itself starting in Season 2, WordOfGod credits a dream sequence in ''Series/TwinPeaks'' for the set. Lampshaded by Questlove:
-->'''Questlove''': "...What is this place?"
* CloudCuckoolander: Eric, and Russell Brand in spades. Some of the guests can act this way as well.(Hannibal is generally the voice of comparative, critical reason.)
* CombatPragmatist: Hannibal. Whereas Eric destroys the set by turning himself into a human wrecking-ball, Hannibal has a simpler solution: '''MoreDakka'''.
* CouchGag: Eric destroying the set during the introduction sequence has different actions per episode:
** Eric playing with a Ouija board and speaking in tongues.
** Eric throwing boiling water at a naked man.
** Eric [[RefugeInAudacity removing his teeth with pliers, than making out with a stagehand]].
** Eric being shot by a SWAT team until he's literally just a pile of hamburger meat.
** A [[EmptyShell catatonic]] Eric being swung around the set by a cable and smashing into different objects.
** Eric fingering a snowman before biting its nose and punching its head off.
** Eric hanging himself while masturbating.
** Eric attempting to fight a kung fu master and getting his ass kicked.
** Eric beating up and devouring a police officer.
** The entire opening being played backwards.
** Eric snapping a stage hand's neck.
** Eric stripping naked and pouring mustard and ketchup on himself.
** Eric salsa dancing with a woman in an elegant dress before suddenly body slamming her into a desk.
** Eric sticking his dick in a paper shredder before being beheaded by an ISIS militant.
** Eric getting beaten up by several wrestlers.
** Eric breaking up a fight between two Asian businessmen.
** Eric being sucked through a wormhole.
** Eric cutting his own tongue out with shears.
** Eric dressed as a Buddhist monk, pouring gasoline on himself before being pepper sprayed by a police officer.
*** All of these sequences end with Hannibal walking on-set, oblivious to what just happened.
* CringeComedy: Most of the guest segments. Especially Tatanya Ali and Sinbad. The show is basically half this and half SurrealHumor.
** The street segments in Season 2 take this UpToEleven.
* {{Cuckold}}: "I want you to have sex with my wife" seems to be one of Eric's go-to phrases, using it on both men and women.
* DeadpanSnarker: Hannibal, usually in response to Eric's attempts at telling jokes.
* DespairEventHorizon: Rory Scovel crosses it while showing us how to cook like a pro, going into a nihilistic monologue about TheNothingAfterDeath before crushing glass into his face, pushing the table to the floor, and collapsing on the floor while crying.
--> '''Eric:''' Yeah, uh... can't wait to try that at home.
* DistantFinale[=/=]DownerEnding: Parodied at the end of the first season. [[spoiler:R.I.P. Eric Andre (1983–2028)]]
* DudeNotFunny: InUniverse; Hannibal is constantly calling Eric out on this.
* TheEeyore: The black saxophonist, who keeps saying that he wants to kill himself.
* EldritchAbomination: The Octopus, who is covered in poison (or as the French say, ''la poison''), has a HiveMind with its tentacles, and believes Creator/BillCosby is innocent.
* FanDisservice: Lots of penises get whipped out on this show and not just Eric's.
* GainaxEnding: Nearly every episode and segment ever.
* GenreDeconstruction: This seems to basically be the concept of the show.
** DeconstructiveParody: Of the talk show, more specifically, public access talk shows.
* InNameOnly: Most of the "celebrity guests", which leads to more confusion as they get more obscure and you actually don't know if it's the real one or not.
** Happens much less often in season 2, which feature mostly actual celebrities with a couple fake ones recurring from the first season.
* KubrickStare: The trombonist in Season 4 has a habit of doing this directly into the camera.
* LittlePeopleAreSurreal: Quite a few dwarves show up on the show, to Lynchian effect. In particular, the Octopus skit has Eric in an elaborate octopus costume, with Eric in the costume's main body and a few midgets as its tentacles, who proceed to terrorize an innocent restaurant.
* MadeOfIron: The shit that Eric puts his body through is ridiculous. It'd be impossible to count how many times he's just been shot.
** More literally with Kraft Punk, who commented that he is unable to die and subsequently proved so by shooting himself in the head multiple times with no effect.
* MadnessMantra: "Everything... is in... ''the NEWS today''..."
** "Did you hear about this... Did you hear about this..."
* MindScrew: Constantly and PlayedForLaughs. Some segments seem particularly [[Creator/DavidLynch Lynchian]], such as "Savion Glover", who just ran around screaming with a rotisserie chicken taped around his head and over his face while wearing a wig and breaking things, and... tap dancing?
* MistakenForSpecialGuest: While fooling around at the RNC 2016 event, Radio/AlexJones mistakes Eric for [[Series/TheDailyShowWithTrevorNoah Trevor Noah]] and invites him on-stage at his rally, with Eric saying his usual stuff.
-->'''Eric:''' I want you to have sex with my wife.
* MoodWhiplash: Frequently.
* NWordPrivileges: Hannibal's Brother is trying real hard to say it less.
* NegativeContinuity: ''To say the least.''
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Eric will often appear naked while [[TrashTheSet trashing the set]] in the opening credits.
** A RunningGag in the street segments of season 1 was Eric streaking. [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in one episode, where he crashes a ''nudist colony'' wearing a tuxedo, shouting "[[RefugeInAudacity We're going reverse streaking!]]"
* TheNicknamer: "Wait, I know you! You're Pimple Pete!"
** "Sup Pimple Pete?"
* NonSequitur: Extremely frequent, not just in dialogue but in the many, many {{Big Lipped Alligator Moment}}s per episode, such as a two second cut to Eric running maniacally through the street screaming and holding a chicken.
* NoSell: When Questlove appeared as the drummer on the show, he knocked Eric out with one punch when he tried to attack him in the intro sequence.
* OnceAnEpisode: Eric trashing the set. More specifically, Eric violently assaulting the drummer of his band, usually by tackling him through a wall and then punching him in the face.
* OnlySaneMan: Hannibal, most of the time.
* OverlyLongGag: Hannibal explaining to Harry Shum, Jr. what he'd want his Fatality to be if he were a ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' character. It's basically Hannibal standing still and repeatedly pantomiming throwing an apple.
* PracticalJoke: Eric does a lot of absurd, creative pranks on the city streets... like running from a pack of guys dressed up just like him. He longs for people to stop and stare, confounded at human bizarreness.
* RefugeInAudacity: The show ''runs'' on this. Expect constant speechlessness from guests and witnesses to street segments.
* ScaryBlackMan: Hannibal's Brother.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
** Only two guests walked off the set during their interviews.
*** Music/{{TI}} walked off after seeing a random crewmember with no underwear on arrive just as he was about to suggest something to Eric.
*** Lauren Conrad noped out of there after seeing Eric suddenly vomit[[note]]He actually spit out hot oatmeal he put in his mouth when she wasn't looking.[[/note]] and then play with his vomit.
** Eric and Hannibal have had one of these moments too with the grizzly bear interview; the two immediately ran for the hills the moment the bear started manhandling Eric's desk after having ripped up the couch next to it.
* SelfDeprecation: All the time. One sequence near the end of Season 1 has a montage of interviews with people on the street about ''The Eric Andre Show'', all of whom have either never heard of or hate it. This causes Eric to let out a SkywardScream.
* SerialEscalation: Every episode seems to be more violent and destructive than the last.
* ShapedLikeItself: From the Season 3 premiere monologue.
-->'''Hannibal''': Yeah, what's up with your hair, man?
-->'''Eric''': Got it done like Katt Williams, baby!
-->''(studio audience claps politely)''
-->'''Eric''': Katt Williams? More like '''FAT''' Williams! ''(motions to indicate a fat belly)''
-->'''Hannibal''': (''angry'') NEXT JOKE! Katt Williams is very thin!
-->'''Eric''': Which one is Katt Williams?
-->'''Hannibal''': Katt Williams!
-->'''Eric''': Right.
* ShoutOut: Many to ''Series/TwinPeaks'' in the second season, such as the change to red curtains and the statue from the Black Lodge, and a segment where Eric [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill empties two whole clips of bullets]] into Hannibal mid-monologue, looks straight at the camera, and asks "Who killed Hannibal?", after which it segues into a parody of the ''Twin Peaks'' intro.
* SoapBoxSadie: Eric briefly became one in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtbBqS8cyJk "Society's Lies"]] bit.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Eric has interviewed a grizzly bear and a fire before.
* SoUnfunnyItsFunny: Whenever Eric tries to actually tell jokes, it ends up being like this, with requisite mockery from Hannibal.
* TheStoic: Hannibal is completely unfazed by all the lunacy happening around him every episode.
* StraightMan: Hannibal; the fact that he manages to be this and a CloudCuckoolander at the same time speaks about how weird this show is.
* StylisticSuck: Everything about the show. The cameras seem to come from a different decade each, mostly from the seventies to the early nineties.
* SurrealHumor: And occasionally SurrealHorror.
* TeleporterAccident: In one episode, Eric gets "one of those ''Franchise/StarTrek'' transporters". He is wiping his face when transported, and comes out with his hand fused to his face. Hannibal has the person operating the transporter send Eric back to his chair, and he comes out as a shapeless blob.
* TrashTheSet: At the beginning of every episode, Eric is seen rushing in and breaking everything (while also doing... other things). The set is always rebuilt within literally seconds—the net effect is to make Eric seem like a soul condemned, Sisyphus-like, eternally to roll a chat-show off the edge of a cliff and then host it again.
** Taken UpToEleven in the Season 2 Finale when the entire episode is basically Eric breaking the set.
* TotallyRadical: Ranch Guy is this mixed with massive amounts of CloudCuckoolander.
* {{Troll}}: Eric's comedic style, in a nutshell. Both the interviews and hidden camera segments revolve around him making unsuspecting bystanders as uncomfortable as possible.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Eric has a habit for these, especially during public pranks, even when it makes no sense.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Russell Brand and Hannibal's Brother.
* WidgetSeries: Even by Adult Swim standards, this show is ''bizarre''.
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-->[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e53q3NrX2HI We'll\\
Be\\
Right\\
Back]]
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