Robot Chicken: Season 2

DVD Reviews | Sep 3rd, 2007

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Starring Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Dan Milano, Tom Root and tons of celebrities
Written By: Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Mike Fasolo, Douglas Goldstein, Tom Root
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The first season of Robot Chicken was great. I just never saw a funny show like this that featured animated toys and figurines. This show has hilarious and obscure pop culture references from 70s through the 90s. I’m just wondering if they are ever going to run out of ideas. Judging by the second season of the show, It doesn’t look like they are running out of jokes just yet.

If you never seen an episode of Robot Chicken on Adult Swim, than you’re really missing out! Each episode goes about 13 minutes or so. I wish the episodes were longer but that’s how most Adult Swim shows are. Each episode features many sketches with animated toys and old school stop motion animation. Some sketches might be 5 seconds long, and others might be 5 minutes. This season has many celebrities doing voices, like Dr Phil, Morgan Freeman, Scarlet Johannsen, Ashton Kutcher, Christian Slater, Cory Feldman, Cory Haim, Macaulay Culkin, Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper and and even more people! Usually all the celebrities on the shows are voicing themselves but some regular guest stars like Ashton Kutcher and Seth MacFarlane voice other characters as well. The usual type of sketch you’ll find on a Robot Chicken episode is something where they mix two pop culture references together, like Hogan’s Heroes. It’s a spoof on Hogan’s Heroes (obviously), but Hulk Hogan and his band of wrestlers are the ones in the Nazi POW camp instead. Or you might see a sketch like Mr and Mrs Brady, where its a spoof on the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith. And the Brady Bunch parents go through the house, shooting everything in sight like their own annoying children. Then there might be something really quick like a clown getting kicked in the nuts or something. Like something that really needs no other explanation that just a sight gag. This show is great to watch if you have ADD.

What’s great about this DVD is all the episodes are uncensored. I don’t even think the first season episodes were uncensored on DVD? But I just think it’s so much funnier when those annoying bleeps are left out. I think it’s funny hearing someone like Dr Phil or someone like that curse. Hearing it bleeped out doesn’t make it as funny to me. I’m sure others will disagree with me though. I’m not sure which season is the funniest yet. I think both have a lot of great skits and episodes. I’m still a fan of the first season because it was just really funny seeing this type of show for the first time. But the second season has gotten more consistently funny, and there aren’t as many flat joked sketches. Of course like with any sketch comedy show, you’ll always have a few jokes and stuff that leaves you scratching your head. Some of the Robot Chicken jokes are so out there and obscure, that if you don’t know any TV shows from the 70s-80s, you might not get half the jokes.

The special features on this DVD include a few great things like some deleted scenes, deleted audio, making of a sketch, and a few other things. The deleted scenes & audio were pretty funny, and you get introductions from the staff on each one. The audio had some hilarious lines from the guy who does Master Shake from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. My favorite extra on this DVD was the making of the sketch. I always like seeing how animated movies and TV shows do their stuff. But you find out how the process begins, with a bunch of people just sitting around with their laptops bullshitting. And then you see them storyboarding the sketch, doing temp animatics, voice-over work, lighting, figurine building and all that stuff that goes into a sketch. It’s really cool to see how things are done and makes you appreciate the show even more! Besides that, there’s audio commentary on all the episodes, slide shows, video blogs, promos, a Xmas special and more! Lots of stuff to watch after you’re done watching the episodes.

If you love toys, cartoons, TV shows from the 70s and 80s, Seth Green, and fast paced sketch comedy; you’ll absolutely love Robot Chicken! While I can’t decide whether or not the second season is funnier than the first, you’ll be laughing either way. Although, if you have lived in a cave and don’t watch TV, you probably won’t get 75 percent of these jokes. Robot Chicken airs on Adult Swim (Cartoon Network) on Sundays at 11:30pm.

Deleted Scenes
Deleted Audio
Christmas Special
The Making of a Sketch
Adult Swim Promos
Deleted Animatics
Animation Meetings
Slide Show
PS3 Contest Promo
Video Blogs
Freedom Rock Promo
Plus Commentary on all 20 Episodes!

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo CC

Standard 1.33:1 Color

English, Spanish, French

Favorite Scenes: Darth Vader getting mad fun of by the Emperor, Mr and Mrs Brady, Hogan’s Heroes, Attack of the Giant Midget, Golden Girls and the City, Senior Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jedi George W Bush, Harry Potter sketch
Rating: NR
Running Time: 221 minutes
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