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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 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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Spoofs ALF (1986) 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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many easter eggs in " too many cooks by typer Harry Grut
21 July 2015 | by joelvx-95827See all my reviews

There are many hidden messages and easter eggs i have encountered when watching this amazing piece of art many of which are parodies and memes of other movies, for instance when fuzzy (the fury animal) was playing the piano. This looked quite normal the first time around when watching it, but then the 6-7 time watching it you begin to realize there is a deeper meaning, a easter egg! This scene is in fact referring to a game called "Paul Of Duty" number 6 "Sack Ops 2" in a dlc map pack called Buried, deep underground buried in a western town. In the game we see a ghost playing the piano just as fuzzy did in "too many cooks"!

There are many other easter eggs as well, such as when fuzzy shoots rainbows from his hands. At first you may think it is just an ordinary scene, but as you get into the deeper many we realize this is actually miming a movie called "Harry Potter". Just as harry (the wizard in Harry Potter) can do spells and has an owl who delivers his mail the owls name is whodini the character fuzzy can perform a magic that includes love. Harry potters mom loved him very much and used love to shield him from Voldimorts spells, just how fuzzy used love to create the rainbow! But what really is love? Is it in the sky? "No its a feeling deep inside" dang I'm hungry, no your lonely, i can see it in your eyes.

Also kahoots is very fun

Much of the short movie "too many cooks" is obviously part of a easter egg that relates to other movies and games.

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