A series of montages that parodies the introductory title sequences of generic 70s, 80s and 90s TV shows of various genres slowly turns into an absurdist meta slasher and then the parody becomes even weirder.

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Ken DeLozier ...
Darren Cook
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Claire Cook
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Chloe Cook
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Harry Cook
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Savannah Cook
Linda Miller ...
Veronica Van Cook
Layla Neal ...
Jenny Cook
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Melinda Cook
Truman Orr ...
Taylor Cook
Jayla James ...
Olivia Cook
Cameron Markeles ...
Warren O'Cook
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Jim Cook
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Armondo Del Cook
Ginny Gibbons ...
Zoe Cook
Dylan Schoenthal ...
Dave Cook
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Too Many Cooks is a dark comedy short that originally aired as a special during Adult Swim's "infomercials" block on October 28, 2014, at 4:00 am Eastern Time. It is ostensibly the intro credits of a TV show named "Too Many Cooks", but devolves into a meta-exploration of different TV genres with an ongoing plot line involving a killer attempting to infiltrate the show. Written by Sean Duggan

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Most of the names displayed in the short are for the the real names of the actors. The obvious exception is "Lars von Trier as Pie," but the others are seen in the animated segment and when only body parts are shown. These other names are the real names of various crew members involved with the short, e.g. Aimee Holmberg and Paul Painter. See more »

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Title Card: Lars von Trier as Pie
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Spoofs Manimal (1983) See more »

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Too Many Cooks Theme Song
Written by Shawn Coleman and Michael Kohler
Performed by Shawn Coleman, Cheryl Rogers, Michael Magno, and Patty Mack
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Ignore all the comments and reviews-its funny
26 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There are a few negative and pointless reviews and comments on here about this video short. They are either by trolls or, people who, through no fault of their own, don't actually 'get it'. Its funny, well observed, accurate, ambitious and extremely well done. Every show that ever had titles, that existed or exists now, has been included in this expensive looking montage. Its a case of-'how long can this go on for? Its boring, it CANT go on anymore can it? and then it does and it becomes funnier as it goes along. The person responsible for this obviously did their homework and watched a LOT of TV over the past 30 years. That or, they trawled through hundreds of hours of tapes. The hard work was worth it!


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