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'Too Many Cooks': See the Insane Viral Video Hollywood Is Buzzing About

7 November 2014 1:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

It's an 11-minute hallucinogenic odyssey that Looper (and future Star Wars) director Rian Johnson has declared worthy of being "in the Oscar running for best short." And since the people at Adult Swim have made it available online -- it debuted inauspiciously last month during a 4 a.m. programming block -- Too Many Cooks has blazed a trail across the Internet to become a must-see among in-the-know Hollywood creatives. What is it? That's a little hard to describe. From the demented mind of Casper Kelly, co-creator of other out-there Adult Swim titles like Stroker and Hoop and Your Pretty Face is

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- Seth Abramovitch

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Watch: ‘Too Many Cooks’ Parodies Retro Sitcoms Before Descending into Madness

7 November 2014 12:09 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

If you’ve been online over the past 24 hours, chances are you’ve seen mentions of Adult Swim’s “Too Many Cooks,” a bizarre, fever-dream of a sitcom parody that begins by spoofing the endless opening credit sequences found in family comedies of the ’70s and ’80s before devolving into a surreal send-up of everything from cop procedurals to primetime soaps, sci-fi dramas and the “G.I. Joe” cartoon, complete with a chilling twist.

The short is the brainchild of Casper Kelly, co-creator of Adult Swim’s “Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell” and “Stroker and Hoop,” and debuted without much fanfare during Adult Swim’s 4 a.m. infomercials block in October. Since Thursday, it has trended almost constantly on Twitter as more unsuspecting viewers become hypnotized by its earworm theme song and general insanity. Look out for Lars von Trier’s cameo and prepare to be enthralled by Smarf. »

- Laura Prudom

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Can You Make It Through All of This Hilarious, Insane, 11-Minute ’80s Title-Sequence Parody?

7 November 2014 7:15 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

We don't want to tell you too much about what you're about to watch. Created by Casper Kelly (Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell, Stroker and Hoop), "Too Many Cooks" is peak Adult Swim. Essentially, it's a parody of cheesy title sequences from the '70s and '80s, taken to it's most extreme. Case in point: It's 11 minutes long. See you on the other side. »

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