Tom Goes to the Mayor

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  • TV-14
  • 2004
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.6  (3,731)

Tom Goes to the Mayor is an American animated sitcom that was broadcasted on Cartoon Network between 2004 and 2006. The show is created by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, the same creators behind the popular Adult Swim show "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" The show features a distinctive animation style that was innovative at the time of its release, adding to its critical acclaim and cult following.

The show centers around Tom Peters, who moves to the small town of Jefferton. Tom is an optimistic resident with an entrepreneurial spirit, who frequently pitches his many business ideas to the Mayor, who always has his own agenda in mind. The Mayor is an eccentric and somewhat incompetent public figure with a never-ending list of projects he wants to implement in Jefferton. Together, they navigate the town's weird and wacky landscape, dealing with unexpected obstacles and surreal situations that often arise from their bizarre interactions.

Throughout the show's two seasons, the viewer is taken on a rollercoaster ride through the lives of the show's characters, all of whom are played by a talented cast of comedians. The show features guest stars, such as Bob Odenkirk, Craig Anton, and Michael Q. Schmidt, who brilliantly portray the weird and wonderful inhabitants of Jefferton.

One of the show's defining features is its distinctive animation. The style, known as "photo-mosaic" animation, creates a unique, slightly unsettling effect that adds to the show's surreal and absurd atmosphere. The animation consists of real-life objects and photographs animated in a variety of ways, from stop-motion techniques to computer-generated effects. The result is an animation style that looks like nothing else on television and is often seen as a precursor to more experimental, avant-garde animation techniques that are now popular.

The show's humor is off-kilter and divisive, often focusing on the mundane aspects of everyday life and exaggerating them to absurd and surreal degrees. The jokes can be subtle and understated, or overtly gross-out and shocking. The show is not afraid to push the boundaries of what is acceptable in terms of humor, but manages to do so in a way that never feels mean-spirited or offensive.

One of the recurring themes of the show is the absurdity of small-town life, and the ways in which seemingly insignificant events can spiral out of control. The show often satirizes the idiosyncrasies of small communities, from the petty rivalries between neighbors to the bizarre customs and traditions that are unique to particular towns. The show sheds a humorous light on the weird and wonderful things that make small towns so unique and memorable.

Ultimately, Tom Goes to the Mayor is a show that defies explanation. It is a strange and surreal show that cannot easily be categorized or compared to anything else on television. It is a show that rewards those who are willing to go along with its bizarre sense of humor and unconventional storytelling style. The unique animation style, talented cast, and distinct humor have ensured that the show remains a cult favorite long after its cancellation.

Tom Goes to the Mayor is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (31 episodes). The series first aired on November 14, 2004.

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Jeffy the Sea Serpent
27. Jeffy the Sea Serpent
February 22, 2011
Tom and The Mayor invent a sea serpent to attract tourism.
Joy's Ex
17. Joy's Ex
September 24, 2006
One of Joy's ex-husband's intereferes with Tom's life.
16. Puddins
September 17, 2006
After Tom's son dies from a buffet overdose, he eats Puddin's pudding to help the grieving process.
15. Undercover
September 10, 2006
Tom goes undercover at his son's school.
Glass Eyes
14. Glass Eyes
September 3, 2006
Tom seeks the Mayor's help to get the father-son barrel goat hunt back on.
Couple's Therapy
13. Couple's Therapy
August 27, 2006
The Mayor and Tom go on a couple's cruise, but they dont bring their wives.
The Layover
12. The Layover
August 20, 2006
Tom spends 11 minutes with his dad before his plane takes off.
Zoo Trouble
11. Zoo Trouble
August 13, 2006
The Mayor and Tom join together to renovate the Jefferton's zoo.
Friendship Alliance
10. Friendship Alliance
August 6, 2006
The Mayor gets Tom to sign up at a site called Friendship Alliance and he meets someone who messaged him on it and gets Gibbons and him kidnapped.
9. CNE
July 30, 2006
Tom has CNE (Chronic Nocturnal Emissions) and goes to the mayor's office but he faints while proposing for an idea for a restaurant. He wakes up at a children's hospital and the doctor tells him he has CNE and ISS but he wasn't able to be cured there so the mayor takes him to Dr. Ian Black and becomes the spokesperson for an anti-arousal pill.
Surprise Party
8. Surprise Party
July 23, 2006
Tom wants to goto Gibbon's surprise party at Gullivers but to get invited Tom has to steal from children to get the sword that Gibbon wants.
Spray a Carpet or Rug
7. Spray a Carpet or Rug
July 16, 2006
The Mayor solves a problem with the lawn mower man by replacing all the grass in the city with carpet using Tom's Spray A Carpet or Rug but ends up in jail after something goes horribly wrong.
6. SaxMan
July 9, 2006
The Mayor hires a guy to play sax at the grand opening of a Waterbed Galleria.
5. Wrestling
July 2, 2006
The Mayor makes Tom the coach the town's boys wrestling team after the other coach had some medical problems.
White Collarless
4. White Collarless
June 25, 2006
Tom gets a misleading job as a "CEO" but ends up digging to find something not even the mayor knows (supposedly).
3. Jeffy
June 18, 2006
The mayor gets Tom to build a fake lake monster to get more tourists to come to Jefferton.
Bass Fest
2. Bass Fest
June 11, 2006
The Town's dam is in danger if Tom does not stop the mayor from staring "Bass Fest".
My Big Cups
1. My Big Cups
June 4, 2006
Tom starts his own business that sells cups that can hold up to 1.8 liters of liquid, and Tom asks the Mayor to promote it. The Mayor notices Tom's sons macaroni picture and is amazed and wants him to make one for Jefferton's 30th Anniversary.
Where to Watch Tom Goes to the Mayor
Tom Goes to the Mayor is available for streaming on the Cartoon Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Tom Goes to the Mayor on demand at Sling, Apple TV and Adult Swim.
  • Premiere Date
    November 14, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (3,731)