Is it just me, or have the latest episodes of Robot Chicken moved away from the original fifteen-second gags and more towards the extended segments? If this is the case, I'm sad, because the extended segments just aren't as funny this season, while the quick gags are just as good as ever. This episode is a prime example.
The episode opens well, with an amusing pair of gags, but then immediately takes a dive with "Dance Dance Counter-Revolution", an overly-long Castro joke that seems to be there just so they can get another use out of the Castro model from the first season.
It goes downhill from there. Between the gruesome and unfunny vampire sketch and the outdated parody of those "Mr. Six" Six Flags ads, there isn't much here to laugh at. The worst sketch is, sadly, the longest - the parody of Highlander that closes out the show; does anyone laugh at Lindsey Lohan jokes anymore? Especially ones involving the truly obnoxious impression of her the voice actor did?
There are a couple of bright spots - the Dragon's Lair segment was fairly entertaining and an example of what the longer sketches should be like - but for the most part, this episode was little more than bland. It doesn't bode well for the remainder of the season.