Robot Chicken

Season 1 Episode 10


Aired Sunday 11:30 PM Apr 24, 2005 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Sabrina the Teenage Bitch; Michael Jackson Classic vs. Michael Jackson Modern; The rise and fall of the Hulk; Eternia News Network

Who was the Episode MVP ?

    Phil LaMarr

    Phil LaMarr

    2nd Michael Jackson

    Guest Star

    Pat O'Brien

    Pat O'Brien


    Guest Star

    Jamie Kaler

    Jamie Kaler


    Guest Star

    Seth MacFarlane

    Seth MacFarlane

    news reporter

    Recurring Role

    Macaulay Culkin

    Macaulay Culkin

    Prince Adam

    Recurring Role

    Featured Episode Clip

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (5)

      • The movie posters behind Hulk and Ang Lee at the press conference display the film title incorrectly as 'The Hulk.' The film in question did not have a 'The' in the title.

      • During the Two-Bad wedding scene, two figures from She-Ra: Princess Of Power, the spin off line of He-Man, make cameos. One is off to the right side and only her pink/purple hair is visible, so, it could be either Glimmer or Spinnerella. The other is either a modified Peekablue, without the peacock feathers, or Mermista or Frosta.

      • Hulk's size and stature changes dramatically throughout the Hulk Hollywood segment.

      • Hulk Hogan's name is not really Charlie Higginbottham or whatever they used in the Incredible Hulk segment. It's really Terry Bollea.

      • There was no way the show's makers could have foreseen it, especially since, even for a show as short as Robot Chicken, animation takes time to make. But, Johnnie Cochran appears during the Michael Jackson segment, a few weeks after he had already died.

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Kid: (holding a gun) But which, which one is the real Michael Jackson.
        Black Michael Jackson: To be safe, you must shoot us both.
        Wakko: Oh, that must be the real one. (Kid shoots and kills both Michael Jacksons)
        Lawyer: I guess that's an acquittal. Ha ha ha.
        Alien 1: (grunts) Damnit, damnit, damnit. Years of planning ruined.
        Alien 2: How were we going to take over the world with a white Michael Jackson anwyay?
        Alien 1: Damnit, damnit, damnit!

      • White Michael Jackson: Those are lies, all lies, stop lying.
        Woman: My baby! (White Michael Jackson throws baby and Black Michael Jackson catches it)
        Black Michael Jackson: Now you've gone too far! (does some dance moves) Prepare to die!

      • Guy: It's, it's Michael Jackson? (Michael Jackson throws his hat)
        White Michael Jackson: No, no that's not Michael Jackson. I'm Michael Jackson, really look at my drivers license it says, Michael Jackson.
        Black Michael Jackson: I am Michael Jackson, the real Michael Jackson. I was kidnapped by aliens over 15 years ago. (dancing on state and his hair catches fire) After the concert accident, they had an opportunity they couldn't pass up. I was taken away to another planet. I was replaced by a fake, all part of a plan to take over the world.

      • Trench Coat Man: How old are you little girl?
        Little Girl: Thirteen.
        Trench Coat Man: Perfect.

      • Kids: Oh! A witch! A witch!
        Sabrina: (sarcastically) Ohhh! A witch!
        (grabs kids' halloween bags)
        Sabrina: Happy (bleep) Halloween!
        (throws bags over the bridge, then winks and smiles)

      • Narrator: Taking any bit part he could, Hulk's acting career plummeted, and eventually he sold his name to Hulk Hogan. (Real name: Chesterfield Evenpurple.)

    • NOTES (15)

      • The title of this episode is an urban slang word which basicly has the same meaning as that of the first episode, 'Junk in the Trunk.'

      • The Hulk sketch was originally intended to be done with Spider-man instead of the Hulk, but since Sony had the rights to Spider-man, Robot Chicken used the Hulk as an alternative.

      • This is the Hulk's second Robot Chicken appearance.

      • Gag Credits:
        Head Plasterer - Sarah Gellar
        Best Girl - Mila Kunis

      • The idea of the Hulk selling his name to Hulk Hogan is actually somewhat centered in fact. The name Hulk Hogan was, at one time, a jointly owned trademark between Titan Sports, the corporation that owned the WWF, and New World Entertainment, which owned Marvel Comics at the time. In addition to the Hulk, Marvel had a minor character, a wrestler named Crusher Hogan, who would have been immediately forgotten had he not appeared in a certain issue: Amazing Fantasy #15, the origin of Spider-Man. (Ironically enough, wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage played the Crusher's counterpart, Bone Saw McGraw, in the first Spider-Man Sam Rami movie.) With both corporations having an iconic character named Hulk, and both corporations having an iconic (Although Marvel's definition is stretching it a bit) wrestler character named Hogan, each agreed to share joint copyright on the name of Hulk Hogan.

      • All kinds of classic He-Man toys make appearances in this episode. Those not already mentioned: Sauron (toy from the live action movie), King Randor, Man-E-Faces, Mer-Man, Moss Man, Attak Track (seen in police car chase), Snout Spout, Rio Blast (Uncertain. The ENN anchorman looks like he's partially constructed from this figure.), Mekanek (wearing a construction helmet), Ram Man, Ninjor (Although he's dressed up like someone else.), and Jitsu (Standing next to Ninjor.)

      • The Teela and Evil Lyn that appear in the He-Man sketch are decidedly more, uh, busty than they originally were. In fact, they use entirely different figure bodies made up to look like their character counterparts.

      • The Man-At-Arms figure used in the Teela sketch has had a minor alteration. It has a mustache drawn onto it to match the character's animated series appearances. Somehow, the transfer from toy to cartoon by Filmation added the facial hair. Starting with the 2002 revival of He-Man, both the toys and the cartoon have featured a mustachioed Man-At-Arms.

      • The scene where the guy in the blue shirt says "Fagabeefe", and when another guy appears and everyone yells "LEON!" are from the 1980 movie "Midnight Madness".

      • Stoopid Monkey Logo: The Monkey is looking at a World History book upside-down.

      • The night this episode premiered, the Family Guy that preceded it ended with a take off on The Incredible Hulk live action TV series. This episode not only featured a short directly involving the Hulk, it also featured Family Guy actress, Mila Kunis, as the $25,000 Pyramid contestant.

      • Twisted Toyfare Theater Regular appearing in this episode: Hulk. Also multiple alums, including Two-Bad, Beast Man, Price Adam, Evil Lyn, Teela, Man-At-Arms, Orko

      • [adult swim] Ratings - 935,000 viewers 18-34

      • Michael Jackson's hair being set on fire is from the incident of his hair going alight during the filming of a Pepsi commercial.

      • In the Clinton skit, when Hilliary enters the house, you can see a picture of the scientist and the robot chicken from the show's title sequence hanging on the wall.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • In the part about the rise and fall of the Hulk, there is a grumpy green clay guy in that scene. He may look like "Gumby", only evil.