Let me start out and admit that I never really understood this show to begin with. The DVD can at times be mildly humorous, but never once can I say I really enjoyed this disc. I’m sure fans of the show will “get” a few inside jokes. Tom Green’s act is reminiscent of some of David Letterman’s much more clever street sketches throughout New York City. In this show, Tom Green travels through Japan begging for laughs, mostly by pretending not to understand the people around him.
The audio track is a pretty standard made for TV Dolby Digital 2.0 mix. Don’t look for anything dynamic. Many of the sketches occur in noisy environments, so dialogue is inconsistent.
Tom Green is presented in a 1.33:1 full screen video format. Most of the video was recorded on digital camcorders with the expected results. The camera work is often shaky, but I believe that is likely a part of the show’s stylization. Colors are adequate when lighting is within an acceptable range. There is a great sense of amateur photography present.
A handful of “best of” moments from the TV show are provided as bonus footage. There is a biography of Tom Green and a theatrical trailer. While that would ordinarily be considered slim pickings, I found it to be quite a bit more than I wanted.
If you like the TV show I expect you will enjoy the DVD. I expect it’s pretty much the same stuff without the commercials. As for me, I simply “Don’t understand”.