Robot Chicken

Season 1 Episode 2

Nutcracker Sweet

Aired Sunday 11:30 PM Feb 27, 2005 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • The base of the Elian Gonzalez toy is briefly visable as it falls down at the end of the Walt Disney segment.

    • In the 'Pattycake' segment, it shows Jesus & Moses playing pattycake with each other, but they were not alive together during the same time period.

    • The shot of the lemmings going over the cliff in the JFK assassination segment is obviously repeated.

    • The hotel that the Knife and Spoon go to is called 'Cheap Rooms.'

    • The Robeast was destroyed, being actually cut apart, for the 'You Got Robo-Served' segment.

    • Originally, Voltron danced to the original song 'Work It Out on the Floor' as performed by Seth Green with music by Michael Suby. However, due to possible legal issues the music was changed, although 'Work It Out on the Floor' can still be heard under the audio commentary track on the DVD.

    • The train that hits the giraffe has the Canadian National Railway logo on its side.

    • In "The Orange Times", the newspaper announcing Walt Disneys death, the following "placeholder"-text can be read under Walt's photo:
      "There are however several questions that remain unanswered. Will Carry and Alex allow the Disney Photo to stand? Will Seth shave his mohawk this week? Will Chris continue his clandestine relationship with the sisters? Will Shannon ever finish epeisode 5? He stared. "No", he said abruptly. He paused. "Even if everything were alright, we'd never work together again. We had six years of a pretty successful series and two years of specials. Why try to top it? That would be foolish. We always knew when the time came to quit, we'd quit. We were family. We quit whil we were ..."

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • The creators commented that they didn't like the 'I Have Big Boobs' segment because there's no real joke.

    • The 'You Got Robo-Served' segment was included on the DVD release for 'Voltron: Defender of the Universe - Vol 1' as a Special Feature.

    • The two animators in charge of the 'You Got Robo-Served' dance-off are big fans of the You Got Served film. Only one animator took control of each side of the dance-off.

    • Rejected Show Title
      The title of this episode, Nutcracker Sweet, is one of the names that was rejected for the show's title. Thus, it is used here as the title of the episode.

    • [adult swim] ratings
      708,000 adults 18-34

    • Sarah Michelle Gellar + Seth Green
      This is the first time Sarah Michelle Gellar and Seth Green have worked together in television since season 4 of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", and the first time they've worked on a project together since "Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed".

    • Three different Voltron toys are used for this episode. The original Matchbox version was used for cockpit sequences, a foam version for the dancing and fighting, but the most recent version, show accurate, was used for the lions and the transformation sequence.

    • TTT Regulars
      No Twisted Toyfare Theater regulars appear in this episode, but you do get to see Superman kicked in the groin.

    • Stoopid Monkey
      The Stoopid Monkey has his mouth full of cigarettes.

    • Elian Gonzalez's Grandma
      In a rather ironic turn of events, the night this episode premiered, in which the Walt Disney segment featured Elian Gonzalez as a character, the news of the death of Elian's maternal grandmother was announced on Fox News and other news outlets.

  • Allusions

    • Walt Disney

      The segment of 'Walt Disney Attacks' is based around the life of famous animator, story teller and visionary Walt Disney. The segment also plays on the urban legends surrounding the his death.

    • Elian Gonzalez

      The Cuban boy that appears in the Walt Disney segment is Elian Gonzalez; a six-year-old Cuban child rescued at sea in 1999.

    • Harry Potter

      The 'Potter In Pain' segment uses the character of Harry Potter created by J.K. Rowling; appearing in a series of book and movies.

    • Barney

      The scene showing the kids crying features a character bearing a resemblance to TV's Barney. The reason for the children crying is because it is a 'knock-off' and not the real thing.

    • Joseph Stalin

      The little girl drawing with her crayons talks about being in love with Stalin, and draws a picture of him. Joseph Stalin was an infamous polital leader and communistic dictator of the Soviet Union during the 1940th and the 50th.

    • The Mongoose: Nature's Assassin
      When the mongoose uses a rifle to snipe a man from a car, it is parodying the infamous 1963 JFK assassination in Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswalt is highly suspected to be the killer, but many theories are out there as to who the "real" killer was.

    • Kool-Aid Man:
      This character has been used for years in television ads for Kool-Aid fruit drinks. Being a pitcher of red Kool-Aid himself, he helped with the marketing of Kool-Aid by appealing to kids in animated form. His famous saying is "Oh yeah", as a result of his enjoyment of Kool-Aid drinks.

    • Voltron:
      "Voltron" is an animated series originally made in the 1980's. A precursor to shows like "Power Rangers" and "VR Troopers", the show was about 5 kids who each controlled robots designed to look like animals (namely cheetahs). When they combined their robots together they formed Voltron and wreaked havoc on their enemies.

    • You Got Robo-Served:
      This is a parody of the movie, 'You Got Served'.

    • The Lion and the Thorn

      Hyena: Some king of the jungle! Needs a mouse's help!
      Just before the hyena says this, a mouse is getting ready to pull a thorn out of a lion's paw, just like the Lion and the Thorn story where the mouse helps out the lion by pulling out the thorn.

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