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Robot Chicken 

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Pop culture references fly thick and fast as stop-motion animation is featured in sketches lampooning everything from television movies to comic books.
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Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Seth Green ...  Various / ... 206 episodes, 2005-2020
Matthew Senreich ...  Man / ... 141 episodes, 2005-2020
Breckin Meyer ...  Superman / ... 108 episodes, 2005-2020
Tom Root ...  Various / ... 94 episodes, 2005-2020
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Pop culture references fly thick and fast as stop-motion animation is featured in sketches lampooning everything from television movies to comic books.

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Trivia

Animator Dillon Markey uses a modified Nintendo Power Glove (by Mattel) with Bluetooth to control his laptop and some figures while animating segments. See more »

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Bill Clinton: I'm Bill Clinton! I'm gonna push over this cow!
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Mr. Green's Dialect Coach - Sarah Gellar Mr. Green's Hygiene Coach - Mila Kunis Knows What Was Blurred Out in Ep. 6 - S. Gold See more »

Alternate Versions

A sketch in the 6th episode "Vegetable Funfest" which featured Beavis and Butthead joining the Teen Titans was not included on the Robot Chicken DVD set due to legal complications. See more »

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Featured in Atop the Fourth Wall: Barbi Twins Adventures #1 (2011) See more »

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The Gonk
Written by H. Chappell
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How much preaching to the choir do we need?
23 April 2006 | by sonny_chiba_livesSee all my reviews

I'm 23. I've read my share of comics, absorbed my childhood's worth of cartoons and PBS. I've seen the movies everyone else has seen. And yet 'Robot Chicken' is still consistently awful. Like, 'Mad TV' awful.

The appeal of 'Robot Chicken' is it indiscriminately rips from the movies, TV shows, and toy aisles of the last 30 years. It takes set-ups that would have no inherent humor apart from the references, and expects that the references are enough. They aren't.

'Family Guy' has been trying the same thing for years. It isn't that the sketches are seemingly Mad-Libbed into existence - 'Mr. Show', 'Monty Python', and 'Kids in the Hall' took their share of left-field potshots. But those shows brought more to the dialogue than the same catchphrases and traits we already remember. On 'Robot Chicken', Mr. T pities the fool for the millionth time and we're supposed to laugh. Don't be fooled - these aren't 'inside jokes'. If you've kept your eyes and ears open for the last ten years of self-referential popular culture, you'll get 90% of the references. Minimum. Reading the comments, it seems that a lot of people watch this show to catch the references and congratulate themselves. Is that all we expect from a comedy now? Why not just watch your average VH1 special? At least its comedians are funny one out of five times.

Is it edgy? Not by a long shot. Not anymore. 'Wonder Showzen', which could have been a decent couple episodes of 'Mr. Show', is still dragging on with its tired shtick of puppets and children saying calculatedly offensive things. 'Family Guy' is aimed at the kind of audience for whom MY HAIRY AUNT isn't bothersome at all. Who's offended when the Duke boys share a longing gaze? Who thinks the Coreys are sacrosanct? Marvel not at the celebrities fearlessly taking on their public personae... people were jabbing them when they were firsthand famous, and 'Robot Chicken' doesn't even require them to show their faces. It's a chance to grab a bit of attention and an easy paycheck. Almost as easy as tossing a bunch of toys in front of a stop-motion camera and having them fart.

Wit is scarce on this show. The great line delivery of Adult Swim's 'Tom Goes to the Mayor' or 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' is absent, which kills even the most promising of premises. Even 'Sealab 2021', despite its absurdist tendency to stretch silence into laughter, managed a crop of 'what the-?' plots. 'Jonny Quest' was masterfully inverted into 'Venture Brothers', with plots and characters that stand on their own, apart from their sources; 'Robot Chicken' would have effected a homosexual glance between Race and Dr. Quest. Perhaps it already has. I'm not watching anymore.

'Robot Chicken' is a show for people who own the toys and have a fetish for watching them get snuffed, or people who like watching massively popular culture thrown at them for the same jokes again and again. If Seth Green really wanted to entertain us, he should've shown off his precious toys on 'Cribs'.


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