TURNER HOME ENT. | 10.7.08
Robot Chicken is a stop-motion speedball for anybody who grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons in the ’80s. Waist-deep in pop-culture references and ridiculous send-ups, if names like Voltron, Thundercats and Corey Feldman don’t ring any bells, much of the show’s fast-paced humor is going to fly right past you. Born of the same culture that bred a generation of geeks, dorks and stoners afflicted with attention deficit disorder, expect 220 minutes of insanity in 15-second bursts. The sketches are even shorter, with Chicken Law & Order coming in at under two minutes. It’s hilarious, though, as each cliché of the cop drama is let out of the coop, though with nothing but clucks to provide the dialogue (and the Robot Chicken spoof of King Leonidas (300) just gets funnier). With a full DVD of extra "nuggets" like deleted scenes, gag reels and commentary from co-creator Seth Green, Season Three is a referential, Ritalin-induced romp.