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Too Many Cooks (2014)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken DeLozier ... Darren Cook
... Claire Cook
... Chloe Cook
... Harry Cook
... Savannah Cook
... Veronica Van Cook
Layla Neal ... Jenny Cook
... Melinda Cook
Truman Orr ... Taylor Cook
Jayla James ... Olivia Cook
... Warren O'Cook
... Jim Cook
... Armondo Del Cook
Ginny Gibbons ... Zoe Cook
Dylan Schoenthal ... Dave Cook
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Storyline

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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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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It's definitely different.
3 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

The first time I watched Too Many Cooks on Adult Swim I feared that I had suffered a stroke. I temporarily lost my grip on reality and thought perhaps I'd slipped into an acid flashback. I saved it on the DVR and made my wife watch it to confirm that I was actually seeing this twisted madness. Then I shared it with others via YouTube allowing the creeping insanity to spread far and wide. Like vines crawling up the back of your spine and tapping into your brain linking us all through a maddening vision we see Too Many Cooks as a new horizon..... Okay, maybe not all of that but it's twelve minutes of your life you'll never get back and you'll be a changed person from the experience.


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