God, the Devil and Bob

NBC (ended 2003)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 13

    Bob Gets Involved

    Aired 6/15/03

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    God's Girlfriend

    Aired 6/15/03

  • S 1 : Ep 11

    Bob's Father

    Aired 6/15/03

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    There's Too Much Sex on TV

    Aired 6/15/03

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    Bob Gets Greedy

    Aired 6/13/03

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Garner

    God

  • Alan Cumming

    The Devil

  • French Stewart

    Bob Alman

  • Laurie Metcalf

    Donna Alman

  • Nancy Cartwright

    Megan Alman

  • show Description
  • God is disappointed in the world today. So many people are doing wrong, not using good judgment, and God is getting sick of it. God is just thinking of giving it all up. That is, unless he can find one person that can prove the world is worth saving, then he won't destroy it. God decides to let the Devil choose who that person should be. The Devil picks Bob Alman, an autoworker who has a bit of an attitude, and is also pretty lazy. Out of fear, Bob agrees to help make the world a better place. Without any hints or suggestions from God, Bob is all on his own to prove that humanity deserves to be saved. This series originally aired on NBC but was cancelled due to the content of the show, but it eventually aired in it's full season on the TRIO network in june of 2003.moreless

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  • Quotes (29)

    • Bob: So, what exactly is it that I'm supposed to do? God: You don't know? Bob: Well, sure I ... no. God: Oh for ... you people. This isn't new stuff. It's written down in books, scrolls, stone tablets. What do you want me to do, scribble it on a bar napkin for you? Bob: (holds up a napkin and pen) Would you? 'Cause that would really help. God: You're on your own, Bob. Don't disappoint me. (He disappears)

    • Bob: I drink, I swear, I download porn... Devil: Bob, go to hell.

    • God: Hi, I'm your maker and this is the evil one. Bob: Get lost!

    • Bob (to video store clerk): Do you have the Bible on video? No? What about Showgirls?

    • Bob: God has literally put the fate of mankind in my hands! Donna: And these would be the same hands that are inching up my nightie? Bob: That's just a little confidence builder.

    • (getting his car inspected at the Canadian border) Bob: This is harassment, pure and simple. Border Patrolman: Sorry sir, but you fit the profile. Mindless belligerence is one of our red flags. Bob: What kind of idiot country is this?! Border Patrolman: Fair warning sir, you're on the verge of talking yourself into a full cavity search. Bob: Where do you get off threat- (cuts to Bob driving away with a frightened look on his face)

    • Bob: I wanted to ask you, I'm in sort of a tough bind with my kid and I need your help. God: This is a tough week for me Bob. There's a crisis in Africa. Bob: You always say that! You always say there's a crisis in Africa. God: That's because there is always a crisis in Africa. You might know that if you picked up a news paper once in a while instead of filling your head with soft-core porn.

    • Andy: We need to talk. Bob: All right. When a man has certain “feelings” for a woman... Andy: Dad, I’m six. Bob: Oh. Then you know.

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    Notes (16)

    • Robert Downey Jr. was originally signed to do the voice of the Devil.

    • Eventually aired in the US on the TRIO network on June 10, 2003.

    • Aired in the UK 15 May 2001.

    • Eventually aired in the US on the TRIO network on June 12, 2003.

    • Aired in the UK 26th May 2001.

    • Eventually aired in the US on the TRIO network on June 10, 2003.

    • Originally scheduled to air on April 4, 2000, but the series was cancelled by NBC.

    • Aired in the UK 12 June 2001

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    Trivia (3)

    • When Bob asks the Devil if his father was in Purgatory since he wasn't in hell, the Devil merely laughs at Bob saying that they made Purgatory up as a joke.

    • In the line waiting to get into Heaven, there's an astrometrics droid from Star Wars.

    • When Bob begins paddling the boat out to the raft he's wearing just his bathing suit, but when he reaches the raft he's got on a gray t-shirt as well.

    Allusions (1)

    • Council Member #1: That's what they told Joe McCarthy. Bob: The puppet with the monocle? The "puppet with the monocle" Bob is thinking of is Charlie McCarthy, a ventriloquist dummy performed by Edgar Bergen.

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • God, the Devil, and Bob A great idea that could have been legendary.

    By met_J_Kent, Jan 03, 2006

  • Well thought out and well made, it's a shame it never got a chance to get even better.

    By Lady_B1983, Apr 07, 2008

  • Good Stuff

    By ssimonds1, May 19, 2007

  • Very clever--it needed a little work, but it was pretty good. Killed too soon because of religious agendas.

    By jaded531, Apr 01, 2007

  • God I miss this show.

    By lone_shark3025, Feb 03, 2007

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