Robot Chicken

Season 1 Episode 8

The Deep End

Aired Sunday 11:30 PM Apr 10, 2005 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Find out what happens when seven superheroes are forced to live under one roof in "The Real World: Metropolis." Then catch Admiral James T. Kirk, Khan Noonian Sing and Kirk Cameron at work in a pizza joint in "Two Kirks, a Khan and a Pizza Place." Someone is on a mission to crack down the Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny in "Kill Bunny." Lastly, go backstage for America's favorite undead reality show, "Zombie Idol."moreless

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  • Amazing episode!

    I just bought the DVDs so this is the first episode I've seen and I loved it. The Real World: Metropolis skit was ingenius. It really gave us a hilarious look at the possible insecurities and mannerisms of some famous fictional superheroes. I laughed through the entire skit. Zombie Idol had me laughing hard as well. There were so many funny moments throughout these skits that has made me fall in love with the show. I didn't really understand the one about the Kirks and the Pizza Place. I'm sure it was a parody of something but I'm not sure what.moreless
  • Funny Episode!

    This Is The First Episode Of Robot Chicken Ever! Where The Super Heroes Are Forced To Live In The Same House! Cats Are Jerks! The Rhino Humping The Jeep!Two Kirks A Khan And A Pizza Place! Zombie Idol! A Stupid Monkey Doesn't Know That A Fork Didn't Belong In A Plug! "The Zombies Are Going Wild Like Some Sort Of Feeding Frenzy L.A. Women!!There Only One Way To Stop The Zombies,Blow There *****ing Heads Off Baby! Don't Forget To Tell Them About All The Great Deals At Radio Shed Ving!Boom!!!! Boom!!!!Boom!!!!!Boom!!!!!Boom!!!!!Boom!!!!!Boom!!!!!Boom!!!Boom!!!!!Brains!!!!!! Boom!!!!!! Good Night At Here At Zombie Idol Seacrest Out! Boom!!!!!Boom!!!!!!!Boom!!!!!!!!!!Brains!!!!!!!Boom!!!!!!!!!!!Boom!!!!!!!!Boom!!!moreless
  • Great episode!

    This early robot chicken episode is an absolute classic. It contains some of the best skits that show created, and right off the bat during the first season. This episode hooked me on the amazingly good humor of robot chicken. It has very good skits like "kill bunny", Jesuses attempt to get revenge for the people who have been stealing his shine, and one of my alltime favorite superhero "realworld", with the perfectly infused comedy batman, superman, and the hulk with the stupidity of MTV reality shows. A must see episode for anyone interested in robot chicken. JEA JEA WHAT??!moreless
  • Wonder Woman: "Did you just call me Wonder Girl?" Batman: "Uhh.. Umm... the Bat signal!"

    This episode was hilarious. The real world with the Super friends was a favorite of mine and my favorite skit. How funny is it seeing Batman getting tanked at a bar. Or Superman being the arrogant man we all know and apparently praise. And for some reason Catwoman, a villian, lives with them. But I guess I can't take it to seriously now can I? And Kill Bunny was really funny too, even though I love and praise Jesus, it's just funny to see them make fun of two bloody movies.moreless
  • The Rhino

    Some friends and I watched this episode early one morning and fell out after the second scene. Noone was ready for it. It was the hardest I\'ve laughed in a long time. The real world Metropolis was pretty funny too. The scene where Jesus heals the chick and says \"Hey, it\'s what I do\" just before slicing her in half was awesome. Long Live Robot Chicken!

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • 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.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • 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.

  • NOTES (9)

  • ALLUSIONS (13)

    • Radioshack
      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.

    • Superfriends

      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.

    • Oh, God!

      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.

    • Kill Bunny

      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:
      Wonder Woman
      Incredible Hulk

      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.

    • Dragon Tales

      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).