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Post by Elliott H. Seadevil on Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:50 am

A funny comedy on fx on Saturday at eight
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:53 am

Yes it is very funny indeed. The new Christmas and Star Wars Specials were brilliant. As you already know, since you watched them with me. Very Happy
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Post by Elliott H. Seadevil on Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:01 am

I know fantastic show indeed
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:45 am

Elliott H. Seadevil wrote:I know fantastic show indeed
You're not wrong there. Remind me to borrow your season boxsets next time I visit your gaff.
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Post by Zoltar on Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:47 am

Tis a fun show, we get it on Cartoon Network (during the Adult Swim programming block) on this side of the pond.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:49 am

We get it on FX over here.

Well, when I say "we" I don't mean "me" - since I no longer have access to FX. But the hatchling does...Sad
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Post by Zoltar on Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:59 am

Sid Seadevil wrote:We get it on FX over here.

Well, when I say "we" I don't mean "me" - since I no longer have access to FX. But the hatchling does...Sad
I wonder if they put them up on the Tube of You, some channels do host their shows there and Robot Chicken's segments are short enough for that sort of thing.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:04 am

Zoltar wrote:I wonder if they put them up on the Tube of You, some channels do host their shows there and Robot Chicken's segments are short enough for that sort of thing.
That's an excellent suggestion. I shall check it out.
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Post by Elliott H. Seadevil on Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:11 pm

go on Sid
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:14 pm

Elliott H. Seadevil wrote:go on Sid
I will, hatchling. Just as soon as I get the chance.
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Post by Elliott H. Seadevil on Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:17 pm

Ok then Sid
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:31 pm

OK then, kid.
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Post by Elliott H. Seadevil on Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:08 pm

Ok then Sid
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:12 pm

Are we stuck in a time-loop?
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Post by Elliott H. Seadevil on Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:19 pm

Robot Chicken is an American stop motion animated television series created and executive produced by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich along with co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root. Green provides many voices for the show and Senreich, Goldstein and Root were former writers for the popular action figure hobbyist magazine ToyFare.

The program is a sketch comedy that parodies a number of pop culture conventions using stop motion animation of toys, action figures, and claymation (usually for special effects) and various other objects, such as tongue depressors and The Game of Life pegs. The show's name was inspired by a dish on the menu at a West Hollywood Chinese restaurant, Kung Pao Bistro, where Green and Senreich had dined, although the series originally was intended to be titled "Junk in the Trunk".[1]

The show premiered on Sunday, February 20, 2005. It is produced by Stoopid Monkey, ShadowMachine Films, Williams Street, Fuzzy Door Productions, and Sony Pictures Digital, and currently airs in the US as a part of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block, in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of FX's Adult Swim block, in Canada on Teletoon's Detour block, in Australia on The Comedy Channel's Adult Swim block, in Russia on 2x2's Adult Swim block, in Germany on TNT Serie's Adult Swim block and in Latin America on the I.Sat Adult Swim block (after being cancelled from Latin Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block in 2008 for unknown reasons).

The series was renewed for a 20-episode third season, which ran from August 12, 2007 to September 28, 2008. After an eight month hiatus, during the third season, the show returned on August 31, 2008 to air the remaining five episodes. The series was renewed for a fourth season which premiered on December 7, 2008 and ended September 20, 2009. In early 2010, the show was renewed for a 5th and 6th season (40 more episodes total).[2] Season 5 is set to premiere on January 9th, 2011 and will include a new hour long Star Wars special scheduled to air on December 19, 2010 and Christmas Special on December 12th, 2010

In 2007 Robot Chicken was the highest rated original show on Adult Swim and the second highest on the network (after Family Guy).[3]

he show focuses on mocking pop culture, referencing toys, films, television, and popular fads, as well as more obscure references (to some) like anime cartoons and older television programs. One particular motif often involves the idea of fantastical characters being placed in a more realistic world or situation (such as Stretch Armstrong requiring a corn syrup transplant after losing his abilities because of aging, Optimus Prime performing a prostate cancer PSA, and Godzilla having problems in the bedroom). The program even had a 30 minute episode dedicated to Star Wars which premiered June 17, 2007 in the US featuring the voices of Star Wars notables George Lucas, Mark Hamill (from a previous episode), Billy Dee Williams, and Ahmed Best. (The Star Wars episode was nominated for a 2008 Emmy Award: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour). Another recurring segment is "Hilarious Bloopers", a parody of the Bob Saget era of America's Funniest Home Videos featuring the host constantly moving around in various exaggerated, disjointed motions. Unlike that show, this skit ends with the host using various household methods of suicide. Another recurring character is the "nerd" a dorky middle school kid with broken glasses and a plaid shirt who talks with a lisp, spitting when he says the letter S. So far, every season finale to date has ended with the head of Adult Swim saying that "Robot Chicken is canceled", although it never really stays canceled.

A Mad Scientist finds a road-killed chicken, which he takes back to his laboratory to re-fashion into a cyborg. The Mad Scientist then straps the re-animated Robot Chicken into a chair, uses calipers to hold its eyes open, and forces it to watch a bank of television monitors (an allusion to A Clockwork Orange); this scene segues into the body of the show. (In the episode "1987", Michael Ian Black claims that this sequence tells the viewer that they are the Robot Chicken, being forced to watch the skits.) The show does not actually focus on the robot chicken. Midway through the opening sequence, the titular chicken turns its laser eye towards the camera, and the title appears amidst the 'laser effects' as Les Claypool of Primus can be heard screaming "It's alive!" in typical Frankenstein fashion. Claypool also composed and performed the show's theme song.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:20 pm

Well I'll be blowed. You learn something new each and every day!
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Post by Elliott H. Seadevil on Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:47 pm

dont you just
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:58 pm

Seems so.
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Post by Elliott H. Seadevil on Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:25 pm

I know
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