Mr. Bill is a lovable
but appallingly naive
guy made of Play-Doh
Created by Walter Williams, Mr. Bill had his smashing debut
in a Super 8
presented as part of a Saturday Night Live
home movie contest
in 1976. He turned out to be a big hit, and eventually became a
regular feature on SNL.
Mr. Bill's nemeses, Mr. Hands and Dr. Sluggo,
are always giving Mr. Bill terrible advice and subjecting him to dismemberment,
and deformation. Mr. Bill's stock exclamation in the face of imminent disaster
is to squeal "Oh, Nooooo!" in his high-pitched falsetto.
Here's a synopsis of a sample episode, taken from http://www.mrbill.com/mbsynop.html
(and there's more
where that came from):
Mr. Bill Goes to a Party "You need exercise," Mr. Hands decides, and aids Mr.
Bill with a pull-up that rips out a tiny left arm. Dr. Sluggo recommends, and inflicts,
acupuncture. No time to recover, Mr. Bill has a party to go to! "Let's wash up!" Mr.
Hands douses his friend with a mysterious liquid marked "XXX", and the next thing you know,
Mr. Bill is on fire. "Why, why, why?" Mr. Hands deposits Mr. Bill at a doorway and
rings the bell. Out comes a partygoer, who sees noone but unknowingly winds up with
Mr. Bill pate on the sole of his shoe.