Before their big breaks as Tobais Funke on Arrested Development and Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad, David Cross and David Odenkirk starred together in a HBO sketch comedy series titled Mr. Show with Bob and David. The network cancelled the show in 1998, but the two never forgot it - and neither did their fans.
Recently, the two teamed up with former cast member and writer Brian Posehen to release a new book, Hollywood Said No! Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr Show. The book outlines a collection of things once pitched to the Hollywood machine, but rejected.
"Bob and David Make a Move" chronicles the two as they try, and fail, to make an original movie. Unfortunately, many of the jokes in the script are heavy-handed towards Hollywood executives, and it's easy to see why the movie machine turned it down. There are many other snippets, and even another film script, none of which seemed to impress.
But, it does seem to impress fans. During the book release on September 10, comedian Jon Benjamin joined the three performers in reading a few of the sketches and scenes outlined in the book. It was a hit with fans, and gave everyone a chance to see what it would have been like if even one of these projects had made it to the theaters.
Hollywood doesn't know what they're missing out on.