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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.

Director:

Chris 'Casper' Kelly (as Casper Kelly)

Writers:

Chris 'Casper' Kelly (as Casper Kelly), Jim Fortier (creative consultant) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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
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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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Short | Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

27 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Trivia

Each character has a name, but not one is said on screen. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: Lars von Trier as Pie
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Crazy Credits

Lars Von Trier as "Pie" See more »

Connections

Spoofs ALF (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

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 jessezassSee 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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