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Robot Chicken
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"It's Alive!"
Genre: Parody
Stop Motion
Black Comedy
Adult Animation
Running Time: 11 Minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: February 20, 2005 – present
Network(s): Adult Swim
Seasons: 11
Episodes: 206 (and 11 specials)

Robot Chicken is a long-running American adult stop motion sketch comedy television series, created and executive produced for Adult Swim by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich along with co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root. It premiered on February 20, 2005 and is currently the longest running Adult Swim Animated Series as it has aired a total of 16 years.


Seth Green and Matthew Senreich created the off-the-wall comedy hit, which is a series of pop-culture parodies using stop-motion animation of toys, action figures and dolls. The title character was an ordinary chicken until he was run down by a car and subsequently brought back to life in cyborg form by a mad scientist who tortures Robot Chicken by forcing him to watch a random selection of TV shows, the sketches that make up the body of each episode. The show often features special episodes built around a single theme, including Star Wars and DC Comics.

Why It's ALIVE!

  1. The stop-motion animation is amazing as they use action figures and dolls instead of clay-mated puppets.
  2. It satirizes pop-culture referencing toys, movies, TV shows, video games, celebrities and politicians, etc. much in the same vein as comedy sketch shows like Saturday Night Live.
  3. Funny and likable characters, including the Nerd, the Bloopers Host, Bitch Pudding and even the titular Chicken.
  4. Plenty of hilarious and unforgettable sketches such as:
  5. Some of the toilet humor is really funny.
  6. Great voice acting, especially from Seth Green and Seth MacFarlane.
  7. Creative writing, with many skits being funny.
  8. Bizarre theme song that fits the show well.
  9. The success of this show spawned Titan Maximum and Buddy Thunderstruck, both of which are great.
  10. It stands out to be the longest running stop-motion animated series. You'd be quite lucky to know this show has always stayed in stop-motion, even from Day 1.
  11. It even spawned a short-lived, family-friendly spin-off for Cartoon Network called MAD with a similar premise as this show except with the content toned down for its younger target audience and uses a wider variety of animation styles as opposed to just stop-motion and aired from 2010 to 2013.
  12. Profanity is censored on television, though most home video releases of the show are uncensored.

Bad Qualities

  1. Like Treehouse of Horror, some sketches are extremely disturbing, unfunny, plain boring, or just mean-spirited such as:
  2. Most of the toilet humor is unfunny as expected.
  3. Some sketches are inaccurate to the source material they are parodying, such as the Team Fortress 2 sketch.
  4. The Pepe And Michigan J Frog sketch is just a dumb crossover where none of the frogs won, instead it's just a political mess.
  5. "Malcolm X Fully Loaded" is often considered the worst episode in the series by many fans and is currently the only worst episode of the show we got.