God, the Devil and Bob (season 1)

{4.5/5} “Some mornings you don’t feel very evil but you get out of bed every day whether you like it or not and you destroy souls because… that’s your job.”

In “Date from Hell” the Devil dates Bob’s daughter — of course, Bob is the only one who knows it’s the Devil. In “The Devil’s Birthday” the Devil is upset because God forgot his birthday again — he decides to leave the world and take all the evil with him. In “Bob Gets Committed” Bob gets sent to a mental asylum after performing a task for God — and the Devil takes┬áBob’s place out in the real world.

God, the Devil and Bob originally aired in 2000. Only 4 episodes were shown on TV but they made 13 episodes and you can find them on DVD. I saw 2 or 3 episodes when it was on the first time.

God is thinking about destroying the world but he decides to give humankind one last chance — he will let the fate of the world rest on one person. He even lets the Devil decide who the one person will be — the Devil picks Bob Altman, an auto plant worker, husband, father of two, and drinker of beer. God and the Devil each try to win Bob over to their side.

This is a very funny show, and the Devil is the funniest character. Of course, if you think the title is sacrilegious it’s probably not for you.

God is played by James Garner (Maverick), the Devil is played by Alan Cumming (X2: X-Men United), and Bob is played by French Stewart (the TV show 3rd Rock from the Sun).

The show was created by Matthew Carlson (Malcolm in the Middle).

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