Robot Chicken

Sunday 11:30 PM on Cartoon Network
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  • The stop-motion series entitled Robot Chicken is the animated program from Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, and is currently airing on the late-night programming block "Adult Swim".What is Robot Chicken? "Robot Chicken" was a dish from the Chinese restaurant where Seth & Matthew ordered take-out, while they were writing the show.About the Creators: Seth Green Known for his acting roles in dozens of movies like The Italian Job, Without a Paddle and the Austin Powers films. He has also appeared extensively on television, starring in the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and as the voice of Chris in Family Guy.Matthew Senreich A former ToyFare editor. Began his career working in comic books before joining Wizard Entertainment, Wizard is a magazine covering comic books, action figures, anime and collectible card gaming. Senreich was named editor of ToyFare, then editorial director for all of Wizard's publications.Robot Chicken is original in the ways that there hasnt been any like it since Action League NOW! The great fact is the episodes are so incredibly random, yet they still happen to pull through and manage to be completely hilarious, without losing the viewers attention because of the entire random factor... So read the rules and have fun posting... about the sheer random-ness that is Robot Chicken!moreless

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  • S 8 : Ep 10

    The Unnamed One

    Aired 1/17/16

  • S 8 : Ep 9

    Blackout Window Heat Stroke

    Aired 1/10/16

  • S 8 : Ep 8

    Joel Hurwitz

    Aired 1/3/16

  • S 8 : Ep 7

    The Robot Chicken Christmas Special: X-mas United

    Aired 12/13/15

  • S 8 : Ep 6

    Zero Vegetables

    Aired 12/6/15

  • Cast & Crew
  • Seth Green (I)


  • Breckin Meyer


  • Dan Milano


  • Chad Morgan


  • Tom Root


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  • Quotes (362)

    • < b >goku< /b >: spirit bomb!!!!!!

    • Reindeer: You'll never get away with this! Composite Santa: Ho, ho, ho! I've got five good reasons for you to shut up: (shoots reindeer while counting)1, 2, 3, 4, 5!

    • Santa: (ringing bell) Bring Out Your Dead!

    • Composite Santa: Temperatures over thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit, my only weakness!

    • Gohan: What are Composite Santa's powers? Goku: I don't know, but he freaks me right the f--- out!

    • Gohan: Dad, could you kick an angel's ass? Goku: You're damn right I could.

    • Reindeer: She's so ugly,we'll push her face in dough and make gorilla biscuits!

    • (After defeating Mrs.Claus) Goku: At last, the Tenka'ichi Budôkai is complete! Santa: What the f*** are you talking about? Is that even English? What happened to my wife? This is the last time I bring Christmas to Japan!

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    Notes (277)

    • During the panel that took place at Anime Expo, Tom Root promised that there would be a Yu-Gi-Oh sketch in the upcoming 4th season. According to him, they had been been wanting to do one for quite a while now, but had trouble creating one that worked.

    • This episode premiered at Anime Expo 2008 during the Robot Chicken Panel on July 5th and was made exclusively for that event.

    • The snowman with the flamethrower is another sketch that never aired before this was because it was originally cut in season 1.

    • This is the first time the regular ending music(The Gonk from Dawn of the Dead) is not played. Instead, "Jingle Bells" is played by the chicken choir.

    • The man who The Nutcracker attacks in Goku's explanation is Adult Swim President Mike Lazzo.

    • This special was not included on the Season 1 DVD boxset but will be on the Season 2 DVD as a special feature.

    • "A Dragonball Christmas" was the only new skit featured in this episode, but it would later be added to an episode in the second season, "Easter Basket" (2-3).

    • This is the second time the 'Kill Bunny' skit is shown. The first time was in the episode "The Deep End." Other short clips in this episode were also borrowed from earlier episodes.

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    Trivia (236)

    • When Santa starts to come down the chimney, Goku prepares a gun to defend himself. However, he never used a gun in Dragonball Z, because he has 'superman'-esque powers and never required any guns.

    • The names on the Christmas stockings for the last sketch read (left to right): Goku, Chi-Chi, Gohan, Goten. While only Goku and Gohan were featured, Chi-Chi and Goten are actual characters from Dragonball Z as well. Chi-Chi is the mother of Gohan, and Goten is Gohan's little brother.

    • Gohan's hair for this show was wrong. In actuallity, he resembled Goten. In DBZ, though he resembled his father, he never in the entire series sported his hair-style. Goten did.

    • The Final Dinner was before Jesus was Crucified, and Kill Bunny shows Jesus coming back to life. This retains to Easter, not Christmas.

    • The only movie of the Star Wars movie series that was not referenced in this episode was Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

    • The Stoop!d Monkey is wearing swim trunks and water wings as he happily jumps into The Great Pit of Carkoon.

    • Luke's right hand is cut off, but in his memory of being with Darth Vader he still has both hands.

    • This series came about when Seth Green was deciding how to promote his new toy. He decided to make a short film instead of an interview.

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    Allusions (355)

    • Video game reference Goku's line 'The Tenka'ichi Budôkai is finally complete!' can be viewed as a direct reference to the video game Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tennkaichi that was released in the same year. The way it is said in the show is the Japanese title arrangement.

    • Reindeer: She's so ugly, we'll push her face in dough and make gorilla biscuits! This is a reference to one of Fred Sanford's line from Sanford and Son. For example: Fred:(to Esther) You're so ugly, I could stick your face in some dough and make some gorilla cookies!

    • Composite Santa: Composite Santa, who is one half Santa Claus and one half Frosty the Snowman, is a parody of Composite Superman: Half Superman, Half Batman.

    • Akira When Mrs. Claus grows into a titanic blob near the end of the last sketch, this appears to be a take off on the animated movie, Akira, when Tetsuo grows into a massive singled-cell type of organism. When she does, the character standing, screaming "NO!" whose hair stands up on end, appears to be a reference to Tetsuo himself because of the similar appearance. The headaches that Mrs. Claus receives is also taken from the Akira movie, as they were a precursor to Tetsuo's metamorphosis.

    • Dragonball Z While it is obvious that Goku and Gohan are characters based on the popular anime, Dragonball Z, not many know that the "Spirit Bomb" they use is from the show as well. The cloud that Gohan uses to attack the Nutcracker is based one the Nimbus cloud from the animated series. The way Goku and Composite Santa yell is a parody of the series as well, because the animated series is known for having the slow buildups to big fights. Even the background behind Goku is remiscient of the artistic design of similar moments from the animated series.

    • Nutcracker The character from "A Dragonball Z Christmas" is based on the real-life seasonal item. While the real-life counterpart is used for cracking regular nuts, the Robot Chicken character ironically knows over 100 testicle-based attacks.

    • The Drummer Boy: The Drummer Boy was a homage to the movie 'Drum Line'. When the Drummer Boy marched up to Goku and Gohan (while doing a beat on his drum) he drops his sticks in a defiant way, this a a referance to the final drum line battle in 'Drum Line'. The name of the character is derived from the Christmas carol, "Little Drummer Boy." The look of the figure's head seems to be inspired by Goku's design.

    • drummer boy: an spooff of nick cannon from drumline he even has the same costume

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  • Fan Reviews (356)
  • People who like The Oblongs but hate this are scum!

    By 03bgood, Aug 30, 2014

  • In a nutshell, Robot Chicken is hit or miss.

    By a34trgv1, Sep 01, 2015

  • Dirty, yet funny.

    By bautistakenrick856, Sep 25, 2014

  • Art by Robot Chicken designers

    By DanielLewisRolnik, Sep 21, 2014

  • used to be much better

    By disillusion_me, Jul 16, 2014