Robot Chicken

Season 1 Episode 4

Plastic Buffet

Aired Sunday 11:30 PM Mar 13, 2005 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • In the "Meteorgeddon" segment, the censored beverage in the hand of the live-action nerd is a can of Red Bull.

    • In the "Meteorgeddon" and "Chucky/Lettuce Patch" segments there are a series of spinning newspapers. Hidden between the double lines below the titles of these faux publications are little hidden messages.

      Meteorgeddon - The Orange Times: "It's only news if we say it is", The Dizzy Times: "We jumped the shark on this one folks", The Spinning News: "News sucks, use this for picking up dog poop".

      Chucky/Lettuce Patch - The Spinning News: "Are you getting dizzy yet?", The Orange Times: "News, bound to make your head spin", Hollywood Reports: "Spinning the news for you daily".

    • In an opening photo, Dr. Teeth is holding a few hundred dollar bills featuring a design not available while 'The Muppet Show' aired.

    • During 'Behind the Music: Electric Mayhem,' a subtitle claims that Dr. Teeth is an Odontophiliac, which is one with a tooth fetish.

    • In 'Seacrest Out! (Part 3),' the framed photograph on the wall of the fat sheep was taken by Seth Green in New Zealand.

    • The first 'Seacrest, Out!' segment used the 'Zombie Idol' set.

    • The guitar used in the Electric Mayhem scene resembles a Gibson Les Paul, but the cutaway (along with the pickup selector switch) is on the wrong side of the body.

    • During the 'Meteorgeddon' segment, the graphic shown on the TV screen reads:
      MARK HAMILL - No Relation to Dorothy.

  • Quotes

    • Howard Stern: You were with Tommy Lee for a while. He's rich, he's good looking, it couldn't have been that bad.
      Janice: Like, he gave me Hepatitis C. I only have five years to live!
      Howard: So are you gonna show me those boobs?
      Janice: F**k you, Howard! I'm dying!

    • Mark Hamill: Come on, I blew up the freakin' Death Star with my eyes problem.
      Star Wars Fan: That was just a movie, dude.

    • Star Wars Fan: Go get 'em Han Solo!

    • Harrison Ford: I'd like to meet the team of engineers who'll accompany me on my mission to space.
      Sean O'Keefe: Actually, the remaining five spots on the flight will be filled by Aerosmith. We need a cool theme song for this mission.
      Steven Tyler: I'm ready to rock!
      (Steven Tyler then vomits)
      Harrison Ford: My God. Did you just get off the centerfuge trainer?
      Steven Tyler: No, I just shot smack into both my eyeballs! Yeeahhoo!
      (cut to irate viewer watching the show who spits out his Red Bull)
      Irate Viewer: That's terrible! Aw Steven Tyler's been clean for years! I have to write an angry letter. (changing to lispy voice) Dear assfaces-

    • Umpire: Seacrest, out!

    • Ryan Seacrest: (wearing a dress) Seacrest, out.

    • Buffy: And that's where I come in. I'm Buffy, the Lettuce Head Kids Slayer... and that's how season eight would've started.
      Girl: Jesus Christ, no wonder you quit.

  • Notes

    • The live-action segments from the Meteorgeddon segment were initially much longer but were cut for continuity and because they just didn't fit right.

    • Steven Tyler was the only member of Aerosmith the crew had made. They didn't want to pay to have the rest of Aerosmith made into figures because they figured most people wouldn't recognize tham anyway, so they kept helmets on them.

    • The title of this episode was actually considered for the name of the show, but was rejected.

    • Fake Credits

      Janitorial Services-Sarah Michelle Gellar

      This is also the only time Sarah's full name is used in the goof credits. For the rest, she is credited as Sarah Gellar.

    • Sarah Michelle Gellar plays Herself and Various. Mark Hamill also plays himself and Various.

    • [adult swim] ratings - 782,000 adults 18-34

    • No Twisted Toyfare Theater regulars appear in this episode. However, one time TTT alum George W. Bush does appear.

    • Stoopid Monkey Logo: the Monkey is shown drinking bleach.

  • Allusions

    • The Howard Stern Show

      The character of Janice seen within the '' segment appears on The Howard Stern Show.

    • The Muppet Show

      The 'Behind the Music: Electric Mayhem' segment is a direct parody of the house band from The Muppet Show television series.

    • VH1's Behind the Music

      The 'Behind the Music: Electric Mayhem' segment is a direct reference to VH1's Behind the Music series.

    • Olympics' Winter Games

      The 'Winter Pet Games' segment is a parody of the Olympics' Winter Games.

    • Buffy: The Vampire Slayer

      The character of Buffy, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar is a direct parody of the television series Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.

    • Little Richard

      One of the 'Lettuce Head Kids' bears a striking resemblence to Little Richard.

    • Star Wars

      The 'Meteorgeddon' segment contains many reference to the Star Wars movies, namely implementing Mark Hamill and what he talks about.

    • Armageddon

      The entire 'Meteorgeddon' segment is an allusion to the motion picture Armageddon.

    • American Idol

      The 'Seacrest, Out!' segments are direct references to the television reality series American Idol, in which Ryan Seacrest is the host.

    • Over the Top

      The devil turning his hat around is a reference to the film Over the Top.

    • Chucky & Cabbage Patch Kids

      Chucky from the Child's Play trilogy is shown getting attacked by the 'Lettuce Head' which is a parody of the Cabbage Patch Kids who want to steal his soul.

    • Mr. Clean:

      The 'Senor Clean' segment is a parody of Mr. Clean, and Mr. Sheen in Australian, a character used in advertisements to sell house cleaning products. The creators made him into a stereotypical Mexican who is also homosexual and cunning. Even the theme song parodies the Mr. Clean tune in television ads.

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