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The Birthday Boys

The Birthday Boys

IFC 2013

"The Birthday Boys" is a scripted original sketch comedy, executive produced by Bob Odenkirk ("Breaking Bad", "Mr. Show") and Ben Stiller ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", "Zoolander"). The series features the Los Angeles comedy group of the same name (UCB Theatre Los Angeles, Just for Laughs Festival) along with Odenkirk and is in the classic vein of absurd/silly/smart/funny variety shows ("Mr. Show", Monty Python), featuring sketches that twist real-life moments and cultural touchstones.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Birthday Boys

The Birthday Boys - S1E6

#1 - Helpful Tips (Season 1 - Episode 6)

The seven Pinkus brothers, owners and founders of The 7 Brothers' Brewery. Their love of beer-making includes backstroking through their vats of beer; the shady world of pool hustlers.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 17 votes.

The Birthday Boys - S1E5

#2 - Cool Machine (Season 1 - Episode 5)

The development of a scientific contraption that promises to turn the guys into cool versions of themselves; a sneak peek into the underground world of Amish juicing.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 15 votes.

The Birthday Boys - S1E8

#3 - All Your Favorites Are Back (Season 1 - Episode 8)

The Birthday Boys are booked on a comedy event proclaiming that All Your Favorites Are Back! The line-up goes on and on and on; a restaurant owner who puts more care into advertising the price of the food than the meal itself.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 15 votes.

The Birthday Boys - S2E2

#4 - Wet Dreams May Come (Season 2 - Episode 2)

The American dream in its many forms. A well-meaning Polish immigrant father (Bob Odenkirk) does his best for his seven DJ sons. Two time-travelers hit a speed bump in their bid to kill Hitler.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 10 votes.

The Birthday Boys - S1E7

#5 - Skewered! (Season 1 - Episode 7)

A man who discovered flight before the Wright Brothers-only to be mocked because his flying machine looked funny and got lost in the mix of goofier inventions; The Birthday Boys review today's hot-button topics.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 12 votes.

The Birthday Boys - S1E4

#6 - Rock and Roll (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Interviews with the modern giants of Rock, Rap, and Dubstep about the foundation of all modern popular music; one of the wildest bachelor parties of all time; Ben Stiller.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 16 votes.

The Birthday Boys - S1E9

#7 - Going All the Way (Season 1 - Episode 9)

The Birthday Boys revisit their High School days with a pact to each lose their virginity before they graduate that they made on graduation day; a student brings his Dad to the prom; a pseudo-intellectual evaluates the Contemporary Family.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 15 votes.

The Birthday Boys - S1E3

#8 - Catching up on Shows (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Tim gets confused trying to keep up with the complicated story lines of TV shows including a variety show; teens dare each other to inspect an old hermit's cabin, but are horrified when they look at the old man's website.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 23 votes.

The Birthday Boys - S1E10

#9 - Dumb Public (Season 1 - Episode 10)

A visit with Glanard Frugner, the worst animator of all time, and are introduced to some of his less than legendary creations; an evaluation how smart the public is.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 12 votes.

The Birthday Boys - S1E2

#10 - Goofy Roofers (Season 1 - Episode 2)

The ups and downs of a group of residential roofers whose antics got them an American sitcom; a moronic rap-rocker who sings about America's problems-only to discover he can't find any; Laraine Newman; French Stewart.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 26 votes.

The Birthday Boys - S2E1

#11 - Snobs and Slobs (Season 2 - Episode 1)

The social class episode. A Ralph Lauren-esque fashion designer, a man raised in the woods, and a desperate indie rock band long to find their places in the world. Guest stars: Dana Carvey, Fabio, and Paul Scheer.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 12 votes.

The Birthday Boys - S2E3

#12 - Women Are Funny (Season 2 - Episode 3)

The debate is over. The Birthday Boys definitively prove that women are funny, but at what cost? Also, Tim hurts his d***.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 12 votes.

The Birthday Boys - S2E7

#13 - Plight Of The Working Class (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Unemployment and economic depression are explored in this heart-wrenching melodrama. Tim & Eric guest star as the owners of a doomed lumber mill.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 10 votes.

The Birthday Boys - S1E1

#14 - Paychecks! (Season 1 - Episode 1)

An alternate story of the inventors of the personal computer who were a group of nerds consumed with their garage hangouts; an introduction to Car-y, a magical automobile that travels to the Land of Pretend.

The episode was rated 7.31 from 39 votes.


Last updated: aug 16, 2021


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