Robot Chicken

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It's here! The premiere season of <i>Robot Chicken</i> — 20 channel-flippin', toy-murderin', attention-span-shatterin' episodes straight from Adult Swim's late-night lineup. Enjoy bite-sized nuggets of sketch comedy performed by yesteryear's favorite playthings, animated in state-of-the-art stop motion. (Hey, CGI — go straight to hell!) It's like a poultry party in your pants!
Starring
Seth GreenMatthew SenreichBreckin Meyer
Genres
Science FictionComedyAnimationAdventure
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Junk in the Trunk
    February 19, 2005
    12min
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    English
    Rachael Leigh Cook smashes more than eggs in her latest anti-heroin public service announcement. Optimus Prime, leader of the Transformers, falls prey to prostate cancer.
  2. 2. Nutcracker Sweet
    February 26, 2005
    12min
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    Voltron engages in an old-school dance-off in "You Got Robo-Served." The secret lives of nature's most fascinating beasts are exposed in "Secrets of the Animal Kingdom." Testicles are terrorized in "Ode to the Nut Shot."
  3. 3. Gold Dust Gasoline
    March 5, 2005
    12min
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    Gold Dust Gasoline: The animals Noah left behind try to survive the flood in their very own ark. Enjoy instant nostalgia with "That '00s Show." Mrs. McNally's third-graders produce an animated abomination in "The Best Cowboy."
  4. 3. Plastic Buffet
    March 12, 2005
    11min
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    America sends Harrison Ford into space to take out a killer asteroid in "Meteorgeddon." Household animals take to the slopes for "Winter Pet Games." Chucky from Child's Play takes on the cutesy Lettuce Head Kids.
  5. 4. Kiddie Pool
    June 11, 2005
    11min
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    Michael Knight's talking car parties hard in "KITT's Day Out." A brawl rocks a nursing home in "Grandma Fu." Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen fight a rampaging dragon. George Jetson's murder takes center stage in "Unsolved Case Files: I, Rosie."
  6. 5. Toyz in the Hood
    March 19, 2005
    11min
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    Toyz in the Hood: The tooth fairy stumbles into murder in "Tooth and Consequences." The world's most terrifying supervillains get stuck in traffic.
  7. 6. Vegetable Funfest
    March 26, 2005
    11min
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    The secrets of The Crying Game, Star Wars and The Village are exposed in "Welcome to the Spoilers." The Teen Titans strengthen their roster by adding Beavis and Butt-head. Travel back in time to witness Benny Hill's funeral.
  8. 8. The Deep End
    April 9, 2005
    12min
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    The Deep End: Seven of the world's greatest heroes stop being polite--and start getting real--in "The Real World: Metropolis."
  9. 8. A Piece of the Action
    April 2, 2005
    11min
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    A teenage girl gets a fashion makeover in "Pimp My Sister." The Surreal Life gang gets sent on mission to destroy an enchanted ring. Debbie Does Dallas gets re-told with the world's cheapest puppets in "Exhausted Budget Theater."
  10. 9. S&M Present
    April 16, 2005
    12min
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    The last surviving member of N*Sync, Joey Fatone, must avenge his murdered bandmates in a deadly martial arts tournament.
  11. 10. Badunkadunk
    April 23, 2005
    11min
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    The roller-coaster celebrity life of the Incredible Hulk is profiled in "Hollywood Spotlight." The Masters of the Universe are rocked by a Paris Hilton-style sex tape.
  12. 11. Toy Meets Girl
    April 30, 2005
    11min
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    Toy Meets Girl: William Shatner's toupee has adventures the action star can only dream of. Heaven's not all it's cracked up to be in "Can We Handle the Truth?"
  13. 12. Midnight Snack
    May 15, 2005
    10min
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    The World's Most One-Sided Fistfights get wild at Mardi Gras. Benjamin Franklin grapples with historical figures like the Wright Brothers and Mahatma Gandhi in "Educational Wrestling Federation."
  14. 13. Atta Toy
    May 21, 2005
    12min
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    The world's most famous monkey busts loose on Skull Island in "Ding Dong, King Kong." Scandalous Hollywood news and gossip get the Pat O'Brien treatment. The Smurfs are terrorized by a serial killer in "Murder in Smurf Town X."
  15. 14. Joint Point
    June 4, 2005
    12min
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    Sailor Moon encounters a bone-chilling villain. A nerd wins a date with famous actress Scarlett Johansson.
  16. 16. Nightmare Generator
    June 18, 2005
    11min
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    The classic film Jaws gets a special edition DVD. Scandal at the North Pole is revealed in "Unsolved Case Files: Claus & Effect." The A-Team solves its problems with maximum firepower and minimal intelligence.
  17. 17. Operation Rich in Spirit
    June 25, 2005
    11min
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    A video dating experience takes a turn for the worse. An Oriental massage also takes a turn for the worse.
  18. 18. The Sack
    July 2, 2005
    11min
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    It's Alien vs. Predator on the battleground of love in a special episode of "First Date." See what the future holds in "Carousel of Tomorrow."
  19. 19. That Hurts Me
    July 9, 2005
    11min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich re-make Godzilla... again. A crime-fighting monkey saves monkeys from a monkey supervillain. An average fellow named Doug wakes up in the world of the Huggytime Bears.
  20. 20. The Black Cherry
    July 16, 2005
    11min
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    Napoleon Dynamite pops up as a famous figure from history. Fizzing candy has terrible repercussions for young Mikey. A weakling turns into the "King of the Beach" with some illegal help.

Bonus

  • Robot Chicken, DC Special
    23min
    TV-MA

    The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special brings you the awesomeness of the DC Comics universe of characters as only Robot Chicken can, with amazing guest stars and the stop-motion sketch comedy you've come to love.

More details

Directors
Tom SheppardChris McKayZeb WellsKevin ShinickMatthew SenreichSeth GreenDouglas GoldsteinTom RootChris FinneganAlex Kamer
Producers
Alexander BulkleyCorey Campodonico
Season year
2005
Network
[adult swim]
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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SciFi-Kaiju-Guy @ TeePublicReviewed in the United States on February 8, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Embrace you inner 8 year-old and enjoy!
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This is one of those shows you'll likely either love or hate with an equal passion. I bought the first three seasons used for literally pennies on the dollar, so I really cannot complain. Will you like this show? Hmmm... Let me clarify your tastes by asking you this: Did you enjoy Revenge of the Nerds, the old Batman show, Napoleon Dynamite, Sigmund & The Sea Monsters, The G.I. Joe Adventure Team, Celebrity Death Match, SuperFriends, and Manimal? If you loudly screamed "Yes!" to any or all of these then first, get some help! Second, place your order right now for Season One since, IMHO, you are fully-primed to thoroughly enjoy the twisted genius that is ROBOT CHICKEN. If you turned up your nose or rolled your eyes at any of the above-listed titles then do yourself a favor and steer clear. No genre or topic is left un-riffed. A bunch of guys take toys from their youth and use crude stop-motion animation to make the figures come to life, creating funny (often hilarious) skits in a raunchy SNL style that's sure to please those who haven't lost their inner child and can fully enjoy a good fart joke now & then without being ashamed. >>>But please note that this show is ripe with scatological & sexual humor and contains some harsh (F-bombs included) language, so it is most definitely NOT for young kids, despite the toy/action figure look of the show.<<< The episodes contained in Season 1 are in good shape on this DVD collection. Buy it used and save a little extra dough. 4 STARS
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Precise DisarrayReviewed in the United States on April 25, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
best of bunch
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Silly, crude, dank, and topical.
I have it rated in the middle. It isn't amazing programming even if one loves it. Creative, sure, but the material is most relevant to the time it was written. Some silly messed up themes that can get a laugh, but I dont love it as much as some do. I think I have become desensitized to this style of dankness. The seasons were best enjoyed in the time that they came out- so if you were pretty much 18+ when these were airing, then you will still likely get the jokes. It would be hard for a new viewer to understand all the topical references. I can take it in small doses, but often it is an annoying program. Definitely good for viewers with short attention span. I really have to be in the mood for it. You've got to be a fan to like it. Early work is better than later.
Colleen McMahonReviewed in the United States on May 10, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars
Inspired and Hilarious!
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I had heard great things about this show from people who had access to Cartoon Network, and a few sketches posted to online video sites whetted my appetite for more, so when the DVDs became available I snapped them up. I was not disappointed!

Seth Green and his co-conspirators have cooked up an inspired melange of spoofs (I think my favorites had to be the Cannonball Run and Real World: Metropolis bits) and short, often Monty Pythonesque bits, all done in stop motion animation with what often appear to be modified off-the-shelf action figures. Along the way they take on cultural icons as disparate as Gandhi, the Olsen twins, Voltron and the A-Team. The extras are worth a view and the DVD allows you to slow down and catch bits in backgrounds and crowded shots you might otherwise miss. The episodes are 15 minutes each which are a perfect length, great for a quick laugh but nothing goes on overly long. The creators show special love for 70s and 80s pop culture and the more references you know, the more you will appreciate the humor.

Excellent show, can't wait for the next season!
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RMurray847Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2007
5.0 out of 5 stars
You gotta laugh!
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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 action figures with story lines. And a great voice cast. For example, a favorite of mine was KILL BUNNY. What do you do with a Jesus action figure? A spoof of the trailer for Kill Bill, of course. When Jesus heals Daryl Hannah, instead of plucking her other eye out, I thought I'd keel over laughing.

Not every skit is a winner. No one will like them all. But they go by so fast, that even the clunckers (An A-Team spoof seems redundant) only take a minute of your time. These are great to watch when you have limited time, need a quick pick-me-up, or have a large group of people over who can't concentrate on anything too long.

Also, anything that has music by Les Claypool automatically takes a step UP in the cool department. It's not the greatest thing since sliced bread, doesn't hold a candle to ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, but it is funny. If you want funny...you get it. If you want genius, a high budget and uncanny special effects...keep looking.
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RenterReviewed in the United States on July 14, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Classic season of a series that will live in infamy. Hilarious infamy.
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Robot Chicken is a stop-motion animated sketch show based on the premise of a mad scientist turning a chicken into a cyborg and forcing it to watch short movies. The shorts run the gamut of scenarios and hilarity, from gags of just a couple of seconds to spoofs lasting most of the show's average eleven minute runtime. Some of them fall flat, but the longer sketches trend toward greatness. Abide by the MA rating: despite being stop-motion animated, this show is most definitely not for children. A great deal of the humor is aimed at people who remember cartoons created to sell toy lines. Season one has some chestnuts for the ages, like a super race spoof in episode 3, or the martial arts contest parody in episode 9. If you like season one, chances are you'll like the rest of the series too.
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Dave BReviewed in the United States on August 31, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Chicken nuggets
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I don't know what to say about Robot Chicken that hasn't already been said by wordsmiths better than myself, but if you have a taste for the ridiculous and/or absurd, you've arrived. I arrived a bit late to this party, as the Adult Swim program of Cartoon Network was on Season 5 of this series when I first ran across it. Needless to say, I am in now, and anxiously await new seasons and specials. I know it's probably too good to last much longer, so I do plan on collecting them all to view at my leisure when I need a temporary escape from this reality. I'm not going to try describing it; just check it out on CN, and you will instantly know.
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Derrick JenkinsReviewed in the United States on May 27, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
mad Genius
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that's really all i can say to sum up this show with comedic and downright funny episodes. While they don't last long, it doesnt really need to with everything that's working in this show. No issue or person is taboo or left alone. It really has to be seen to believe just how all this happens and is put together to make a show that while very violent is still so freakin funny. That you can help but to laugh out loud at all that's happening here.

With many featurettes, deleted scenes and how this show came about along with several different would be names for the show and also some ads plugging the Robot Chicken show. It's all that and a Robot Chicken.
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ValnastarReviewed in the United States on March 16, 2006
4.0 out of 5 stars
Funny animated "blackouts" are great satire
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The topics and humor in this show come fast and in a highly random manner, which may not appeal to everyone, but if you like the old 1-minute "blackout" type of sketches done years ago on many variety shows, then Robot Chicken will appeal to you. If a gag misses the mark for you it will be over fast and the next one will be rolling by moments later, a gag that may be very different and a lot funnier to you. There's something for everyone, as pop-culture, politics and more are skewered using action figures and other models in a rapid parade of stop-motion comedy sketches. My personal favorites are those that use action figures from some popular cartoon, comic book or movie, placing them in character in situations where they are forced to deal with everyday frustrations and problems. It's bust-a-gutt funny when you see Lex Luthor and Skeletor stuck in traffic, Transformers suffering from severe chronic illnesses, and more. There's also a hilarious bit where a stop-motion Mark Hamill (who voices himself) walks off the set of Star Wars after Darth Vader spouts a string of the most improbable explanations of how things work in Star Wars mythology. Many other actors and well-known personalities provide guest voices on the show, often poking fun at themselves or work they have done in the past.

Robot Chicken Vol. 1 is funny enough to warrant repeated viewing and I'm looking forward both to buying this DVD set and to seeing the second season of the show which begins in April 2006.
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