Neither William Hung or Yoko Ono are dead, but both appeared as zombies in the 'Zombie Idol' segment.
The drum set used in the Bob Marley part of the 'Zombie Idol' segment is Animal's drumset from the 'Behind the Music: Electric Mayhem' sketch from the 'Plastic Buffet' epsiode.
All the 'Real World: Metropolis' characters are wearing their classic costumes except for Batman, who is wearing the 1989 Tim Burton film costume.
The zombie of Kurt Cobain takes Ving Rhames' shot gun and shoots himself in the head during Zombie Idol.
The Hulk in Metropolis?
In the real world Metropolis, they have a slew of DC comics characters, but the Hulk, is from the Marvel universe... and does not belong in Metropolis.
Falcon is also from Marvel Comics. His power is the ability to communicate with falcons.
Also seen (but not voiced) in the sketch is the Marvel character Thor.
It is interesting to note how the episode segues into the closing credits. It ends with a take off on the 2004 remake of Dawn Of The Dead. And, the closing credits theme for Robot Chicken is the one that plays over the closing credits of the original Dawn Of The Dead.
In "Kill Bunny", if Santa Clause is supposed to be like the Lucy Liu character O-Ren Ishii then he is the one who's supposed to say "You didn't think it would be that easy, did you?" not Bunny.
Security Guard: There's only one way to stop a zombie... (stands up and cocks a shotgun) Blow their ****ing heads off.
Wonder Woman: On my plates. My good china plates.
Batman: Relax, Wonder Girl.
Wonder Woman: What did you just call me?
Batman: I--I am the night!
Aquaman:(feeding fish) Come and get it, little guys. Hello? I know you can hear me. I'm Aquaman.
Superman: Trouble at home?
Aquaman:(shaking fish tank) Answer me, you little bitches!
Aquaman: Listen, uh, I don't mean to be nitpicky or anything, but, um, the living room hasn't been vacuumed in weeks and...
Superman: Hey, Waterman, I was busy, you know...realigning the planet, or something.
Aquaman: But you drew vacuuming out of the job jar and everyone else...
Superman: Face it. Who's gonna save the Earth from a giant meteor while Superman's vacuuming? You? I don't think so.
Aquaman: I could. Hey!
Wonderwoman: (walking in on The Hulk peeing on the dishes) My good plates!
The Hulk: Dishes done!
Wonder Woman: They're afraid of the almighty uterus! Almighty uterus!
Boo Berry: I hope everyone just has fun and, you know, be themselves. Pretty, pretty space people. And a puppy.
Ryan: And last, but certainly not least, Count Chocula.
(Audience begins booing)
Count Chocula: Well I certianly hope that this week's batch of performers are better then last week's ghastly affairs.
Ryan: Say Count, isn't it gauche to wear brown after Labor Day?
Count Chocula: I don't know Ryan. Isn't it gauche to act like a complete douchebag on national TV each week?
Ryan: Not when your paid like me.
Seth Green and others were unhappy with the cow used in the 'Presidential Cow Tipping' segment, but were forced to use it since it was the only cow toy available.
The slow motion part of the 'Cats Are Jerks' segment was added after an initial screening revealed that you couldn't tell what had actually happened.
The title of this episode was actually considerd for the name of the show, but was rejected.
The name of the pizza place in Two Kirks, a Khan, and a Pizza Place was "Pie Hole."
Alex Borstein does the voices of Wonder Woman and Catwoman in the "Real World: Metropolis" sketch.
Stoopid Monkey Logo: shows the Monkey with a grenade in his hand and the pin is in his other hand.
In Zombie Idol, Frankenberry was played as Randy Jackson (II). Boo Berry was played as Paula Abdul. And Count Chocula was played as Simon Cowell.
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Twisted Toyfare Regulars appearing in this episode: Hulk, Thor, Falcon, Conan, Captain Kirk. Alums George W. Bush, Frankenberry and Count Chocula appear as well.
In the Zombie Idol sketch, the female that reminds Ving to tell the audience about all the deals at Radioshack is a parody of Teri Hatcher, an actress who appeared with Ving in commercials for Radioshack prior to the airing of the episode.
Charlie in the Box
The bunny's voice in the 'Kill Bunny' segment was inspired by the Charlie in the Box from the 1964 Rankin-Bass Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer special.
Too Curious George
The channel flip segment in which a monkey is seen putting a fork into the power point outlet is a subtle reference to the animated movie Curious George starring Will Ferrell and Drew Barrymore. It also suggests a comparison to Stoopid Monkey, the production company for Robot Chicken.
The monkey that appears with Robin in the closet is 'Gleek, the monkey who accompanied Jayna and Zan in the DC superhero animated series, Superfriends.
At the end of the 'Kill Bunny' segment, we see Jesus fighting an old man with large, round glasses and a cigar. This person resembles George Burns, who is famous for his role as God in the Oh, God! series of films. Therefore, in essence, Jesus is kung-fu fighting God.
William Hung/American Idol
While many of the zombies in 'Zombie Idol' are based on real music artists who are now deceased, the second zombie in the sketch is based on William Hung, from American Idol.
The sketch is a parody of the Quentin Tarantino films, Kill Bill. Jesus Christ plays Uma Thurman's role in the parody.
The Bunny represents the Easter Bunny, a character founded on the holiday that celebrates Jesus' death.
Santa Claus is also featured as an enemy of Jesus, reflecting Lucy Liu's role in the Tarantino films. Coincidentally, Santa is a character based on the Christmas holiday, a holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus.
Two Kirks, a Khan, and a Pizza Place
The sketch was a parody of the short-lived, late 1990's sitcom, Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place.
Admiral James T. Kirk and Khan Noonien Singh are fictional characters, most notably seen together in the second Star Trek movie, subtitled The Wrath of Khan.
Kirk Cameron is an actual actor who is best known for his role as Mike Seaver on the famous 1980's sitcom Growing Pains.
Real World: Metropolis
The sketch, originally done for "Sweet J Presents," is a parody of MTV's original reality show, "The Real World." Every season, the show is held in a different city, hence the addition of "Metropolis" to the title of the sketch. In the show, a group of seven strangers live together to see what happens when "people stop being polite, and start being real."
The seven characters used are:
Traditionally, the show was known to have only one black cast member per season, and Falcon is the application of the old "rule" in this sketch.
"Metropolis" is the fictional city that is the base of operations for DC Comics' Superman.
General Mills characters
The three judges in Zombie Idol were characters from three popular General Mills cereals, Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry. While Count Chocula and Franken Berry were introduced in 1971, Boo Berry would be released in 1973 with two other cereals that no longer exist, Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy.
Who Poop Last?
This sketch is based on the bizarre Japanese game shows shown in real life. It is directly parodying a game show where people drink a lot of water, give them diapers filled with ice, and the winner is the one who can last the longest without urinating.
In the "Real World" sequence, when Aquaman has been thrown out of the bathroom by the Hulk, the other superheros are watching the original verion of "Press Your Luck," a game show from the 80's with the Whammy.
The "Press Your Luck" sequence was originally designed as a "channel flip" (one of the short sketches), but it is a deleted scene and was added into this sketch instead.
The two dragon plushes in the Japanese game show sequence are from PBS's Dragon Tales. The dragons are Ord (Blue dragon) and Cassie (Pink dragon).
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