Monday, June 18, 2007

It's Alive!!! Robot Chicken does Star Wars

My wife is routinely amused and disturbed by my sense of humor. Robot Chicken is a prime example of this. Rarely does an episode fail to make me bust a gut laughing.

Robot Chicken, for those of you not initiated, is usually a 15-minute long string of short videos shown on Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim". The videos are just stop-motion animation, usually of toys and action feature, and the sense of humor driving it is just warped beyond pale. That's saying something considering the fellow shows on Adult Swim!

It's not surprising, though - one of the main guys behind it is Seth Green, who is one sick (yet funny) little puppy. Added bonus, through his work on Family Guy, Green often manages to rope Seth MacFarlane into doing voices on Robot Chicken, and both of them are master voice artists.

Now Robot Chicken has released a special half-hour parody of all things Star Wars, with guest voices from George Lucas, Amhed Best (Jar Jar Binks), Mark Hamill, Conan O'Brien, Malcolm McDowell, Hulk Hogan (!!!) and James Van Der Beek.

If you have even a passing rememberance and/or fondness for the Star Wars movies, I highly recommend checking out this special. It's a pricelessly brilliant skewing of the Star Wars pop culture. This clip, which opens the show, really sets the tone perfectly.

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