|Tom Goes to the Mayor|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||30 (and 2 pilots and 1 special) (list of episodes)|
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Original network||Adult Swim|
|Picture format||4:3 SDTV|
|Original release||November 14, 2004 –|
September 25, 2006
|Related shows||Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!|
Tom Goes to the Mayor is an American adult animated series created by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim for Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. It premiered on November 14, 2004 and ended on September 25, 2006 with a total of thirty episodes.
Tom Goes to the Mayor began as a web cartoon on timanderic.com. It was popular enough to get a web sequel, in which David Cross guest stars. Bob Odenkirk noticed the show's potential, and began producing it for Adult Swim.
Adult Swim has described Tom Goes to the Mayor as "one of the most polarizing shows" they have ever had, indicating that viewers "either love it or hate it."
Tom Peters (Tim Heidecker) has just moved to Jefferton, an unpleasant, rundown town filled with strip malls and buffets. Episodes usually focus on Tom going to the mayor (Eric Wareheim), hence the title of the show, with various ideas for business and civic endeavors, and the Mayor tweaks those ideas and causes them to backfire in horrible and destructive ways, leaving Tom to answer for them.
The show features a crude but distinctive limited animation style made by taking photos of the cast with different facial expressions and body language. The photos are then filtered using the "photocopy" image filter in Adobe Photoshop, resulting in monochromatic blue and white images resembling Ditto machine copies. There are some live-action scenes, usually on a television set within the show.
Many characters, segments, and content from Tom Goes to the Mayor have resurfaced in Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, including the Channel 5 Married News Team, the Cinco Company, Gibbons, and even a live-action version of Tom Goes to the Mayor used as an opening for the episode "Pepperoni".
Main article: List of Tom Goes to the Mayor episodes
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||13||November 14, 2004||June 12, 2005|
|2||17||June 5, 2006||September 25, 2006|
|Special||June 12, 2005|
In Canada, Tom Goes to the Mayor previously aired on Teletoon's Teletoon at Night block and later G4's Adult Digital Distraction block. The series currently airs on the Canadian version of Adult Swim.
On April 3, 2007 the entire series was released on DVD. In addition to being available on DVD, Tom Goes to the Mayor is also available on iTunes.
|DVD Name||Release Date||Ep #||Additional Information|
|Tom Goes to the Mayor – The Complete Series – Businessman's Edition||April 3, 2010||30||This three disc boxset contains all 30 episodes from the show's first and second seasons. Bonus features include Commentary on every episode, Making of featurette, Married News, Deleted Scenes, Music Jukebox, Deleted Art Slideshow.|