God, the Devil and Bob

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  • TV-14
  • 2000
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (896)

The story of God, the Devil and Bob focuses on both God (played by James Garner) and the Devil (played by Alan Cumming). They both decide to bet on the world's fate. God wants to wipe out humanity and start anew, but he later realizes that this something he would never do. He also realizes that he isn't a harmful and destructive God. Meanwhile, the devil decides to pick one person to prove that they can make the world a much better place to live. If the person he picked cannot fulfill this promise, then God will destroy the planet. The person that the devil chooses to pick for this mission is a beer-guzzling pervert from Detroit named Bob Allman. As soon as Bob is told that he must save the world, Bob asks the devil what he gets in return.

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Bob Gets Involved
13. Bob Gets Involved
June 15, 2003
Megan's disgusted when Donna says she's auditioning for "Arsenic and Old Lace" at school; can't her mom just accept that life has passed her by? Bob's shocked when he finds the "f-word" written on Andy's new lunch box; Andy claims he doesn't know how it got there. An angry Bob has no time to play with Andy. He's off to a PTA meeting to complain that teachers have no idea what kids are up to. His credibility goes out the window when it's revealed that he's at the wrong school. Bob encounters God in the men's room of the Classy Chassis and asks him who's to blame for Andy's lunch box. Teachers? Society? Hollywood? God suggests that Bob should try looking within instead of looking for someone else to blame, but Bob isn't buying it. Bob hears a talk show host (who's actually the Devil) discussing exactly what he's concerned about (graffiti on lunch boxes), so he calls in. Before he knows it, he's heading a committee that will meet at his house the following night. Twenty people with twenty different agendas gather a Bob's house, and they all start clamoring at once with their ideas. In hell, Smeck and the Devil thoroughly enjoy watching the chaos in Bob's living room. Later that evening, Donna happily tells Bob she's landed a part in the play. Bob's too excited about the committee to pay much attention. They're going to root out the garbage that's polluting their kids' minds. The next day Bob gets arrested as he and his group attempt to confiscate Rap CDs from a music store. Out ...
God's Girlfriend
12. God's Girlfriend
June 15, 2003
Bob and his family are on vacation for a few days at a Lake Michigan resort. Bob encounters God in the dining room, and God suddenly drops down behind Bob in an attempt to hide from an attractive woman in her early forties, Sarah. Sarah sees God and comes over. She's clearly flirting with God as she tells Bob that she and God go back a long way. Bob's intrigued as Sarah suggests dinner that night and God tries, unsuccessfully, to get out of it. Later God admits to Bob that while he and Sarah worked together on several worthwhile projects, such as mandatory bike helmets, he began to suspect that she was falling for him so he took off. The Devil tries to encourage God to pursue a relationship with Sarah, but God stresses that a relationship for him with a human isn't possible. The Devil confides to Smeck that he arranged for Sarah to be at the resort; he wants to distract God while they do a little mischief in heaven. Bob's having trouble with the plumbing in his hotel room, so God says he'll stay and fix the pipes if Bob will go have dinner with Sarah. The Devil and Smeck show up at the pearly gates, and St. Peter lets them in for twenty-four hours; he's not worried, because the Devil has no power in heaven. At dinner, Sarah complains to Bob that God has intimacy issues. Donna is dealing with a badly sunburned Megan who, as usual, is over-dramatizing the situation and saying she may need skin grafts. In heaven, the Devil tells the Archangel Michael that God has given him permi...
Bob's Father
11. Bob's Father
June 15, 2003
Bob visits his dying father with the intention of making amends, but he winds up riddled with guilt when he tells his dad to "go to Hell" moments before he expires. Meanwhile, Megan brings home a stray dog.
There's Too Much Sex on TV
10. There's Too Much Sex on TV
June 15, 2003
Bob buys a big screen TV and Donna is upset because they can't afford it. God appears to Bob while he's watching television, and tells Bob that there is too much sex on television and God wants Bob to do something about it. Meanwhile, Megan wants to go to the Hole concert, but Donna won't let her. Megan says she'll do anything, so Donna relents and says Megan can go to the concert if she gets an "A" on her next test, does her own laundry, and has no fights with Andy. Bob writes an angry letter to the network, but it ends up in the network's wacko file. The next day Donna is starting to feel sick, while Megan is working hard to keep her end of the bargain so she can go to the concert. God reappears to Bob and tells him his letter was useless; he needs to go to the source of the problem. So Bob decides to go to Hollywood. He checks into a seedy hotel and encounters Katie Henderson, an aspiring actress, hired by the Devil to distract Bob from his mission. The Devil has his hands full trying to deal with Katie's demands and keep Smeck, who thinks he's on vacation, under control. Bob goes to the studio and mistakenly ends up on a studio tour. At the hotel, Katie tries to seduce Bob but God intervenes. God is clearly disappointed in Bob and wonders whether he shouldn't have just destroyed the human race. Back in Detroit, Donna has become too sick to drive Megan to the concert. Megan is upset, but eventually relents and stays home with her sick mother. Bob has returned home and at t...
Bob Gets Greedy
9. Bob Gets Greedy
June 13, 2003
When the Devil misplaces his palm pilot, he discovers that Bob has actually taken it from him and he's using it to win a fortune by getting the next day's sports scores and them gambling on the winning team. God warns Bob that he shouldn't be messing around with such things, though the Devil shows up with an offer that may be too good for Bob to pass up.
Lonely at the Top
8. Lonely at the Top
June 19, 2000
God chides Bob when he catches him in the act of nailing his neighbor's garage door shut, and Bob reminds him that he doesn't know what it's like to be human. God's response is to show up at the auto plant, telling everyone he's Arthur from the Ypsilanti plant, to work on the line with Bob. Bob isn't thrilled to see God, and Bob's co-workers wonder who the old guy is. The Devil tells Smeck that God can't rule the people when he's among the people; he's making a mistake. Smeck says that the Devil has a golden opportunity to do his work while God's distracted. God shows up at Bob's for dinner and tells Bob that this is another experience he wants to have. He has three helpings of meat loaf and stays for four hours before Donna asks Bob what's going on. He plays Chutes 'n' Ladders with Andy and gives Megan some insight on the behavior of some of her friends. With God's prompting, Donna offers him more desert and invites him to spend the night. The Devil has some fun creating chaos at a nunnery, but he's still unhappy that God isn't attending to business. Bob's the manager of the plant's softball team, and he's practicing with the team when God shows up and wants to join in. He's terrible, and Bob's heart sinks when God informs him he wants to play third base at the game on Saturday. Bob takes his baseball very seriously and wishes God would stop interfering. The Devil suggests that Bob tell God to get out of his life. When Bob hesitates, the Devil says it's for God's own good; i...
Bob Gets Commited
7. Bob Gets Commited
 
Andy's home with the measles, and Bob is looking after him; when Donna gets home from school, Bob dashes out to be with his buddies. God pulls Bob out of a strip club and assigns him the task of putting up a billboard saying, "Smile" along the freeway. Bob protests that he can't afford it, but God assures him he'll find a way. Bob paints "Smile" over an existing billboard ad and is caught by the police. The Devil makes Bob hit and kick the officer, and Bob finds himself on the way to jail; he tells the officer he's God's messenger, and he's taken directly to an asylum. The Devil speaks to a straitjacketed Bob and says he'll take good care of Bob's family, especially Donna, as he morphs into looking exactly like Bob. Bob's desperate to warn his family that they're in danger; he gets out into the hall and tries to phone home but is intercepted by a pair of orderlies and drugged out of his mind. The Devil arrives at the Alman home, and Andy immediately recognizes that he isn't Bob. He tries to tell Megan, but she isn't listening. The Devil goes upstairs and quickly tries to seduce Donna, but she's having no part of it. In spite of all his pleas, she's adamant, and he collapses in defeat. God stops by the asylum and chats with the inmates. Bob observes that it's interesting that everyone can see him. God says that the innocents of the world usually can. God's checking on Bob's progress with his assignment. God says that if anyone needs their spirits lifted it's the people in the ...
God's Favorite
6. God's Favorite
June 12, 2003
God and the Devil are in Detroit's Greek Town; God's all set for a great Greek meal and is very upset to discover that the whole block's been boarded up with a mega store about to go in. God says Detroit needs a shot in the arm. The Devil raises a subject that's been bothering him. Bob has no respect for or fear of him. What's that all about? After all, he is the Prince of Darkness. Donna tells Bob that Megan has a huge crush on Jordan, a guy in her class. Bob hasn't noticed. The Devil tries to talk to Bob on his way to work. Bob ignores him, and, when the Devil persists, Bob orders him out of the car. The Devil tells Bob he won't be ignored. That afternoon God shows up, and Bob asks his advice about Megan. Girls are tough, says God. That's why he never had a daughter. Bob says that he can't help himself; he'd like to kick the butts of the guys Megan's attracted to. Bob comes home and finds that Megan has brought Jordan home for dinner. He wants to dislike Jordan but quickly bonds with him due to their mutual love of the Red Wings hockey team. Bob says Jordan's welcome at their home anytime, but, as Jordan's leaving, unseen by Megan and Donna, he turns his head completely around and we see the Devil's face as Jordan says goodnight to Bob. Bob goes inside and forbids Megan to see Jordan again; he's Satan in disguise. Megan says she's not at all surprised at Bob's reaction. Donna says it's a textbook father/daughter thing, and Bob should back off. Bob tries to explain to Donna ...
Neighbor's Keeper
5. Neighbor's Keeper
June 10, 2003
God and the Devil are at a bowling alley. The Devil tells God that Bob is going to be his. God isn't sure; it's too early to tell. Donna's thinking about going back to college, but she's having a terrible time deciding on a major. She's trying to get Bob to pay attention to her problem when screaming erupts across the street. It's their neighbors Randy and Stacey Bickford; clearly their fights have become nightly entertainment for Megan and Andy who consider this their own private soap opera. Bob sends the kids to bed and tries to get Donna to have sex with him, but she's not in the mood. The Devil appears and talks to Bob about what his life could have been like if he weren't tied down with a wife and family. God drops by in the middle of the Devil's pitch, and the Devil takes off. God tells Bob that his neighbors have an adultery problem. Bob's assignment is to save the Bickfords' marriage. Bob goes over to talk to Stacey but chickens out when she comes to the door. The Devil appears in Bob's car and asks what God's going to do for Bob if he fixes the Bickfords' marriage; when Bob says he doesn't know, the Devil says that God's a user. God stops by later and chides Bob for his lack of progress. Bob reminds God that he has free will. He's just realized that he can say "no" to God, but he doesn't. He'll still try to finish his assignment. He goes to Stacey's and sees her on the couch undressed with a guy named Carl Borden, fat, bald and ugly. He tries to tell Donna about it; ...
The Devil's Birthday
4. The Devil's Birthday
March 28, 2000
The Devil, upset that God has forgotten his birthday, decides to rid the world of evil in order to show God just how much he needs him. Bob thinks the world should be great without evil, though he eventually realizes that evil is necessary and he attempts to get God and the Devil back in a working relationship. However, he realizes that it's not going to be easy to end a feud that has been going on for over a millennium.
Date from Hell
3. Date from Hell
March 21, 2000
Upset that Bob merely finds him to be an annoyance, the Devil sets out to instill fear in him by going out with Megan. Meanwhile, God tries to cheer up the residents of Detroit.
Andy Runs Away
2. Andy Runs Away
March 14, 2000
When Andy tells his friends that his father's friends with God, they insist that he proves it. But when God's a no-show, Andy runs away to Canada in embarrassment. Meanwhile, Megan develops a raging crush on Steve, her mother's study partner; and the Devil makes an effort to be nicer to Smeck.
In the Beginning
1. In the Beginning
March 9, 2000
God has become discontented with the human race and is contemplating chucking the whole thing and starting over, much to the delight of the Devil. At the Classy Chassis, a working class bar in Detroit, God wishes he could find just one soul who would show him the world was worth saving. God asks the Devil to pick anyone. The Devil picks Bob Alman, an auto worker with an attitude. God and the Devil make a deal that if Bob can show God that the human race is worth saving, he will spare the world. They approach Bob, who is skeptical. But after God proves to Bob he's the real thing, Bob agrees to help out. Bob quickly becomes dismayed when he realizes that God isn't going to tell him what he has to do. Bob has to figure that out on his own. At home, Bob's wife Donna is having trouble communicating with their 13 year old daughter Megan. Bob tries to tell them about meeting God, but they completely ignore him. Bob tells his 5 year old son Andy, who is unimpressed. Bob tries to get God to let him out of the deal, but God refuses. Bob decides to spread God's word by gathering people in his back yard. Unfortunately, no one is interested in what he has to say. Meanwhile, in the Lava Lounge in Hell, the Devil reveals to his sidekick Smeck that if he destroys Bob, the world will be destroyed with him. Back on Earth Bob tries to pitch a show idea to the 'Blessed News Network,' but when they realize they won't make any money from the show they turn him down. Bob gives mone...
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The story of God, the Devil and Bob focuses on both God (played by James Garner) and the Devil (played by Alan Cumming). They both decide to bet on the world's fate. God wants to wipe out humanity and start anew, but he later realizes that this something he would never do. He also realizes that he isn't a harmful and destructive God.

Meanwhile, the devil decides to pick one person to prove that they can make the world a much better place to live. If the person he picked cannot fulfill this promise, then God will destroy the planet. The person that the devil chooses to pick for this mission is a beer-guzzling pervert from Detroit named Bob Allman. As soon as Bob is told that he must save the world, Bob asks the devil what he gets in return.

God, the Devil and Bob is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on March 9, 2000.

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God, the Devil and Bob is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch God, the Devil and Bob on demand at Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    March 9, 2000
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (896)