Bob Odenkirk


Bob Odenkirk Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Bob appeared in a commercial on the USA Network for the 2007 U.S. Open (tennis).

    • Bob's film, Melvin Goes to Dinner, has won 4 independent film festival awards. It was nominated for an 2 additional awards.

    • Bob and David explained their idea for Mr. Show to HBO by comparing it to Monty Python's Flying Circus. Both Bob and David credit Monty Python players as heroes and comedic inspirations.

    • Bob won an Emmy in 1992 for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy, Musical, or Variety Show with The Ben Stiller Show. The show had already been cancelled by Fox when it won.

    • On October 15th, 2006, Bob appeared (along with David Cross) on Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education.

    • Janeane Garofalo introduced Bob to David Cross in 1992. Garofalo was an old friend of David's and was working with Bob on The Ben Stiller Show.

    • In 2002, the Sundance film festival screened Bob Odenkirk and David Cross' movie Run, Ronnie, Run. The movie was never released to movie theatres.

    • 2003's Melvin Goes To Dinner was Bob's directorial debut.

    • Bob and actress Janeane Garafolo have appeared together in 2 TV shows, The Ben Stiller Show and The Larry Sanders Show. They have appeared together in 1 movie, The Truth About Cats and Dogs.

    • Bob claims the coolest actress he's ever worked with is Wendy Rae Fowler.

    • Bob's favorite sketches from The Ben Stiller Show are "Manson," in which he plays Charles Manson as if he were Lassie; "Woody Allen's Bride of Frankenstein," a parody of Husbands and Wives; "Information 411;" and "T.J. O'Pootertoots."

    • Bob is the brother of the Bill Odenkirk (producer for The Simpsons, Futurama and Mr. Show with Bob and David).

  • Quotes

    • Bob: (On "Run, Ronnie, Run")
      And it was a horrible, horrible experience. The worst experience I've ever had in my career by far. It was a nightmare!

    • Bob: (On actres Sarah Silverman)
      I could see how it wouldn't work at S.N.L., because she's got her own voice, she's very much Sarah Silverman all the time. She can play a character but she doesn't disappear into the character--she makes the character her. She doesn't really do character voices. She puts out stuff that she would appreciate and then you can like it or not--she doesn't give a sh**.

    • Bob: (on getting cut from "Waiting for Guffman")
      I'm thinking of doing a lecture on the experience of getting cut. How to survive it. One: Don't see the movie. Two: Get bitter. And three: Stay that way as long as possible.

    • Bob: I don't get recognized much. But I don't get out much.

    • Bob: (About Lorne Michaels)
      All the things you read about Lorne, they're true. When you work for somebody you learn that they have a system or a theory. His theory is keep everybody off-balance emotionally. It's not a ludicrous notion that if you keep everybody off-balance they'll work really hard, but it's not true, either. It's true in the short term, but it's not true in the long term.

    • Bob: I was raised Catholic, so of course I'm now an atheist.