Pop culture references fly thick and fast as stop-motion animation is featured in sketches lampooning everything from television movies to comic books.
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Series cast summary:
Seth Green ...  Various / ... 207 episodes, 2005-2021
Matthew Senreich ...  Man / ... 141 episodes, 2005-2021
Breckin Meyer ...  Superman / ... 108 episodes, 2005-2021
Tom Root ...  Various / ... 85 episodes, 2005-2021


Pop culture references fly thick and fast as stop-motion animation is featured in sketches lampooning everything from television movies to comic books.

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Chinese Resturant Guy: ["You Can't Do That On Robot Chicken"] Hey! Breckin Meyer!
Breckin Meyer: Yeah, Chinese Restaurant Guy?
Chinese Resturant Guy: Hey! Ever hear of a cat gopher?
Breckin Meyer: Cat gopher? What's a cat gopher?
Chinese Resturant Guy: Cat go for $6 if I put MSG on it!
[audience laughs as Chinese Restaurant Guy goes back in locker]
Breckin Meyer: Seriously, is this the only part of the sketch I'm in? I spent an hour and fifteen minutes in traffic getting here. I mean, granted, I was in a Benz, but this is horse shit! Oh, fuck you! You know what? I'm going home! Yeah, you can kiss my ass! I was in...
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits for the first five seasons, a mad scientist acquires a chicken's corpse and experiments on it, resurrecting it as a half-mechanical creature. The scientist then straps the robot chicken into a chair and forces it to watch television. See more »

Alternate Versions

The aired episodes have all utterances of "Jesus Christ" as a swear word bleeped out. The DVD leaves them uncensored, but still censors all other language. See more »


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Hit and miss
27 March 2015 | by J-bot6See all my reviews

When this show's skits are good, they're generally really good.

However, there's an unfortunate tendency for shows like this to eventually degrade into unfunny territory. You can generally tell when the gross-out jokes start to outnumber the legitimately funny ones. This same issue plagued Aqua Teen Hunger Force as well. Likely it's a result of writers getting too used to each other in an insular environment with few trusted people to check or critique their work.

Having said that, Robot Chicken is a fantastic show for people who know and love their pop culture references. Stop-motion is the ideal format and the patience of the animators is very much appreciated.

Well worth a look.

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20 February 2005 (USA) See more »

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