I never thought this series would be any good but it was really funny. There is nothing normal about Robot Chicken but the best way to define it is the what if game you play with your friends when you're in a really dumb mood. You know when you say to somebody hey what if there is really two Mike Jackson's and one is an alien and the other was abducted or hey what if Transformers had a break dance competition with the alien. One of my favorites would have to be Alien's daughter dating Predator's son. This is an ok show and it certainly is nothing like anything out on TV right now.
I was totally unaware of this show until it popped up in a recommedations from Amazon (I don't have cable or dish TV, so I don't see Cartoon Network). The price at the time was good, it sounded funny, so I took a chance. Sure glad I did. The episodes are only 15 minutes or so long. Each contains quite a few "skits" varying from 5 seconds to about 3 minutes long. It's all animated unbelievably crudely, and that's part of the charm. It's all about the twisted combinations of … more
One of the most popular and by far the shortest shows on Cartoon Network, ROBOT CHICKEN is a series of sketches (running about 12 minutes each) that uses action figures and other toys in stop-motion animation to skewer pop culture: movies, television shows, commercials, famous novels, politics, American History, amusement parks, current events, music, and more get parodied in this first season. The sketches happen rather quickly with jokes (some witty, some not) flying out at a rate that someone … more
Take the stop-motion animated toy action ofKablam!and the pell-mell-paced gag barrage of, say,Laugh-Inand you've got the fast and furiously funnyRobot Chicken, the addictive addition to Cartoon Network's Adult Swim late-night lineup. Co-created by geek-God Seth Green and filmmaker Matthew Senreich,Robot Chickenepisodes run a scant 12 minutes or so, which invites repeat viewings to catch what you missed during the channel-flipping mayhem through TV, movie, and commercial parodies, and non-sequitur blackouts, all acted out by dolls and action figures. To truly appreciate this series, it helps to have aFamily Guygrasp on pop-culture trivia, although you need not remember the failed TV seriesTwo Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Placeto enjoy "Two Kirks (Admiral James T. and Cameron), a Khan and a Pizza Place." Suffice to say, if you grew up with the Transformers, Voltron, He-Man, and the Care Bears, you'll cackle loudly atRobot Chicken. Each episode is hit and miss, with moments that border on mad genius, such asThe Diary of Anne Frankre-imagined as a vehicle for Hilary Duff, or a sketch involving the Tooth Fairy and a little boy whose happiness is short-lived as his parents brutally bicker off camera. It may just live up to its billing as "the darkest sketch in television history."
Other moments to remember: actress Rachael Leigh Cook (voiced by herself) gets carried away during a "This is your brain on heroin" PSA; the shape-shifting superhero adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen; a...