The Life & Times of Tim is the creation of Steve Dildarian, who made a name for himself in advertising with the "Budweiser Lizards" campaign. With his HBO animated series, Dildarian serves as the writer, director, and voice of the twenty-something New Yorker who constantly finds himself in ridiculous and profane situations that might even be too outrageous for channel-mate Larry David. Yet no matter how out of control the situation gets, Tim, whose speech pattern is reminiscent of Ray Romano, always remains calm and even keel. His reactions and dialogue are the source of most of the show's humor.
Tim lives with his girlfriend, Amy (M.J. Otto), and it's amazing she stays with him considering the very first time we meet them is in "Angry Unpaid Hooker," where Tim has to explain to Amy and her parents why he is sitting on the couch with Debbie the prostitute (Bob Morrow). He fumbles his way through an explanation that alternates between very funny and painfully awkward.
Tim doesn’t always get himself in these situations. In "Rodney's Bachelor Party," an obnoxious co-worker (Matt Johnson) at the nondescript Omnicorp invites Tim and his best friend, Stu (Nick Kroll), to what turns out to be the world's worst bachelor party. Tim and Stu are the only people who show up. Not even the strippers came. To allow Rodney to save face, the three decided to make up wild stories of how the evening went. However, Tim doesn't like his story when he learns Rodney told the entire office Tim was "raped by a bum."
Every encounter with Amy's parents is terrible. Tim spoils her sister's wedding with a poor joke suggested by an immoral priest and when Tim takes Amy's dad to a football game, Amy's dad is abused verbally by the crowd and fluidly by Stu's beer-drinking father who attends games so he can holler "Cock!" at the visiting team's fans.