Tom Goes to the Mayor/Bear Traps

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Bear Traps
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Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate November 14, 2004
Writer(s) Eric Wareheim
Tim Heidecker
Director(s) Eric Wareheim
Tim Heidecker
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Bear Traps is the first episode of the first season of Tom Goes to the Mayor.

Guest Stars: Bob Odenkirk (Mike Foxx / Mysterious Drifter), Kyle Gass (Kyle), Jack Black (J.B.)


Plot Overview

Concerned about the children of Jefferton, entrepreneur Tom Peters seeks help from the Mayor, who convinces him spreading 20,000 bear traps around the town will be just the thing to keep everyone safe.



The Show

  • "Hello Tom" - 1:40

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References


Memorable Moments


  • Mike Foxx: My name is Mike Foxx, and I've lost 13 of my own children. Four to Wind Poisoning, two to Sand Rash, Five to Deadly Crickets, and at least six to a mysterious drifter who looks and sounds like this guy!
  • Mayor: And look at those boys...
    Tom: Okay.
    Mayor: They look just like you.
    Tom: Well, um, they're not actually mine; they're from Joy's previous marriage... but...
    Mayor: Oh, oooh, oh.
  • Mayor: Thank you all for coming.... safe at last.