Hi everyone, Bryan Here…
It’s hard to believe this little gem of a show has now had seven full seasons. Creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich have molded a stop motion show of action figures into a cult phenomenon that is one of Adult Swim’s biggest series. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, each episode is less than 15 minutes in length and is a series of very short comedy skits, all using stop motion with action figures. The catch is that it’s definitely geared towards adults, since the comedy is very R rated.
Nothing is off limits here and is more or less full of vulgar bathroom humor than anything else. Needless to say, this show is a big hit on college campuses, but if you’re a fan of a super fast paced comedy show that doesn’t shy away from showing your favorite action figures from growing up having sex and killing one another, than I’m sure you’ll laugh your butt of here. A running joke with the show is that the very last episode of each season, the creators say that the show is cancelled, only to be greenlit again for one more season, which is where we open up this series with action figures of Green and Senreich entering an ‘Eyes Wide Shut‘ party that turns ultra violent. It’s a solid and hilarious start to this season.
This seventh season is a bit more consistent as well than other season, making the overall flow of each episode much easier. In past seasons, you’d have to find the short segments that were actually funny, but with last season and this seventh season, each episode is solid. Santa Claus comes back with a vengeance as well as some memorable Hobbits. Also, Bitch Pudding (Katee Sackhoff) has her own episode, which is just fantastic in every way. If you haven’t heard of Bitch Pudding, look it up. You’ll want a shirt of some sort. There are tons more sketches to talk about, but then again, we’d be here till next month. It’s best you just watch them and laugh like I did.
Robot Chicken: Season 7 Episodes:
1. Bitch Pudding Special
2. G.I. Jogurt
3. Link’s Sausages
4. Secret of the Booze
5. Rebel Appliance
6. Legion of Super-Gyros
7. El Skeletorio
8. Snarfer Image
9. Up, Up and Buffet
11. Catdog on a Stick
12. Super Guitario Center
13. Noidstrom Rack
14. Stone Cold Steve Cold Stone
15. Walking Dead Lobster
16. The Hobbit: There and Bennigan’s
17. The Robot Chicken Lots of Holidays but Don’t Worry Christmas is Still in There Too so Pull the Stick Out of Your Ass Fox News Special
18. Batman Forever 21
19. Victoria’s Secret of Nimh
20. Chipotle Miserables
Audio Commentary – Each episode has cast and crew commentary, which is a must listen. These guys and girls are hilarious and are constantly cracking jokes and discussing how they came up with the sketches. If you thought the show was funny, listen with the commentary.
Cut Sketches – There is quite a few sketches that didn’t make it on television for timing. All can be seen here and are worth the watch.
Featurettes – There are a series of small featurettes that feature interviews with cast and crew, some outtakes, deleted Animatics, and some behind the scenes info that shows how they create the show. All of which are worth watching and will make you laugh.
THE ULTIMATE WORD
‘Robot Chicken: Season 7‘ is definitely funny. You’ll laugh a lot for sure, but try to spread the episodes out over a couple of days, rather than marathon for the full comedy effect. If you marathon, the series can get a bit redundant and tiresome. Other than that, this seventh season is a great and funny season, full of celebrity voices and acts so depraved, that you’ll re-think a few things. It’s glorious. The extras are all worth watching as well. If you’re a fan of the show and don’t mind purchasing a DVD rather than a Blu-ray, then by all means, pick this one up.
– Bryan Kluger