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Often inspired sketch lunacy with an absurdist, stream-of-consciousness style, this series found a cult following similar to that of `Monty Python' and `SCTV.' Guest stars included Jack Black, Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jon Stewart and Jeff Goldblum. Before helming `Mr. Show,' Bob Odenkirk and David Cross both won writing Emmys for `The Ben Stiller Show'; Odenkirk also won as a writer for `Saturday Night Live.'