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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 overview, first billed only:
Ken DeLozier Ken DeLozier ... Darren Cook
Tara Ochs ... Claire Cook
Katelyn Nacon ... Chloe Cook
Justin Scott ... Harry Cook
Morgan Burch ... Savannah Cook
Linda Miller ... Veronica Van Cook
Layla Neal Layla Neal ... Jenny Cook
Kayte Giralt ... Melinda Cook
Truman Orr Truman Orr ... Taylor Cook
Jayla James Jayla James ... Olivia Cook
Cameron Markeles ... Warren O'Cook
Zack Shires ... Jim Cook
Gwydion Lashlee-Walton ... Armondo Del Cook
Ginny Gibbons Ginny Gibbons ... Zoe Cook
Dylan Schoenthal Dylan Schoenthal ... Dave Cook


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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27 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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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 »


Title Card: Lars von Trier as Pie
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Referenced in Final Deployment 4: Queen Battle Walkthrough (2018) See more »


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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The best 11 minutes of TV ever.
17 June 2017 | by OrangieTooDopeSee all my reviews

Too Many Cooks is pure genius.The review on the main page says it's worse than The Heart, She Hollers(sic)(which would still mean it's really good).That was clearly written by a fool with no sense of humor and no idea what comedy is all about.Probably a child who grew up on Barney and Teletubbies and now laughs at lame shows like Blackish and that dumb show with the janitor from Scrubs.If that fool had seen anything made before 1995 he would have gotten all the jokes and realized this is possibly the funniest thing ever made.I didn't bother to read any other reviews because life is too short.The plot summary basically explains the whole eleven minutes so there's no reason for me to get into it.Anyone who watched television in the 80s will love this.A definite must see.

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