I enjoyed this interview with Bob Odenkirk on Last Week on Earth with Ben Gleib. Gleib asks if Bob and David smoked pot during writing sessions:
Bob: No! We didn’t smoke weed when we were writing Mr. Show. You know what the show would be like? It would be the most boring, stupid show ever.
Ben: You think?
Bob: Yes! That show is filled with jokes, structure, references that recur, and that’s from THINKING and concentrating, not from smoking pot.
Ben: David Cross was not smoking pot?
Bob: He was not smoking any pot.
Ben: Really? I’m stunned and disappointed to hear that only because-
Bob: No, I know, only because for years people were like “you guys must get so high!” No! We don’t get high at all. We worked our fucking asses off.