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STAR WARS: ROBOT CHICKEN
Arrives At Cartoon Network!!

I am – Hercules!!
Actor-writer-director Seth Green has concocted “Robot Chicken: Star Wars,” a 30-minute stop-motion animated Cartoon Network special which mocks scenes from the movie franchise. It premieres tonight on The Cartoon Network. Green made it in collaboration with LucasFilm. He got George Lucas to play himself and Mark Hamill to play Luke Skywalker. Others lending their voices to the project include Conan O'Brien, Robert Smigel, Malcolm McDowell, Hulk Hogan, James Van Der Beek, Donald Faison, Abraham Benrubi and Joey Fatone. Learn how Green and Lucas got together here. Variety says:
... in many respects … more satisfying than the source material's recent chapters. … even in this lightweight diversion resides a lesson highlighted by Cartoon Network's animated "Clone Wars" shorts -- namely, that Lucas' fantasy has frequently sailed the smoothest when he takes a back seat and leaves the starship piloting to someone else. …
The Chicago Tribune says:
Anyone with a deep fondness for George Lucas’ “Star Wars” films should not miss Sunday’s episode of “Robot Chicken”…
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer says:
… Even if you are not a total "Star Wars" fanatic, you will laugh hard at this special. I mean, milk- spraying-out-of-your-nostrils hard. …
"John From Cincinnati": 9 p.m. Sunday. HBO. "The 4400": 9 p.m. Sunday. USA "Celebrity Fit Club": 9 p.m. Sunday. VH1. "Meadowlands": 10 p.m. Sunday. Showtime. "The Dead Zone": 10 p.m. Sunday. USA. "Entourage": 10 p.m. Sunday. HBO. "Robot Chicken": 10 p.m. Sunday. The Cartoon Network. "Flight of the Conchords": 10:30 p.m. Sunday. HBO.





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  • June 17, 2007, 9:05 a.m. CST

    FIRST!!!

    by schnipple

    Feel so much better now...

  • June 17, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Dare to dare again...

    by schnipple

    Second!!!

  • June 17, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    And..

    by schnipple

    Third!!!

  • June 17, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Cant wait

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Robot Chicken has grown on me seriously. Apocolypse Pony!

  • June 17, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Yikes!

    by schnipple

    Third!!!

  • June 17, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Urgghhh...

    by schnipple

    Col. you bastard, foiled me again!

  • June 17, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Urgghhh...

    by schnipple

    Col. you bastard, foiled me again!

  • June 17, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Now what's this about a Chicken bot and Lucas???

    by schnipple

    I wish the Star Wars property could somehow sue George Lucas and separate itself from him...

  • June 17, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST

    why have I never heard of this before?

    by Seph_J

    slipped past me

  • June 17, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    George Lucas can lick my balls.

    by mrtwig48

    He sucks.

  • June 17, 2007, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Wow, a Star Wars spoof. How original!

    by DerLanghaarige

    This has never been done before!

  • June 17, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Cool

    by Cobbio

    This will own the prequels' sorry asses. Despite LucasFilm's involvement, I may just check it out.

  • June 17, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    REVENGE OF THE SITH = 2nd BEST STAR WARS!!!!

    by Seph_J

    You know its true. <p> Best would be JEDI.

  • June 17, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Just watch and see!!

    by mr dark

    Thisa special willa rocksa... Meesa looksa forward to it..

  • June 17, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST

    I can't wait to see this

    by photoboy

    It will be interesting to see if they rag on the prequels at all, considering George Lucas was willing to be involved.

  • June 17, 2007, 10:10 a.m. CST

    HULK HOGAN AS THE BADDIE IN STAR WARS: ROBOT CHICKEN

    by Pound Sand

    "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooo, brother !"

  • June 17, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    RoTS can do just what the shortened title suggests.

    by BenIdom

    No way is Jedi the best. Anyone with half a brain knows that Empire is HANDS DOWN the strongest film of the series. Jedi may be your favorite but it is in no way the best one. And the only thing the new three did was create holes in the original trilogy.

  • June 17, 2007, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Revenge of the SITH=3RD best

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    My Opinion... 1ST=EMPIRE....2ND=NEWHOPE....3RD=SITH....4TH=JEDI....5TH=CLONES....6TH=MENACE. But i will definately TIVO this tonite should be pretty damn funny!

  • June 17, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    What the Hell is an Aluminum Falcon?

    by Neo Con Snake Plissken

    Get your 12 foot asmatic ass back here, or i'll tell everyone what a little pussy you were when cried over edemame or panda bear or whatever her name is. Oh my god he's cring.

  • June 17, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    ROTS - "the NOOOOOO Scene"

    by nam0krut

    = As good as Empire

  • June 17, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Thats MINUS the NOOOOO Scene by the way

    by nam0krut

    :)

  • June 17, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to it

    by Oceanlizard

    I heard about this a month ago and have been patiently waiting for it to appear. The Revenge of Joe Average!

  • June 17, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Robot Chicken has 9477 friends.

    by BannedOnTheRun

    And they all have chosen ORBIT gum. Here's why.

  • June 17, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST

    YackBacker - wasn't it Seth McFarlane...

    by Russman

    who did the voice of the Emperor?

  • June 17, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    On in Canada?

    by buffywrestling

    When, dear lord, when? <p> I will be standing by for spoilers...post at will.

  • June 17, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST

    AotC is my favorite.

    by DigitalDong

    More light-saber action than that one John Ritter movie with the glow in the dark condoms. Jengo Fett was cool, Lee was cool, and Yoda with a mutha fuckin light-saber is beyond cool. And for some reason the droid factory scene is my favorite even though it was thrown in at the last minute.

  • June 17, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    canada airing

    by Bouncy X

    well teletoon are a little behind since we only got this recently, so i figure it might take a while before we have it. although since its a special and all, maybe it'll come faster because i remember being surprised how quicky we got the second volume of Clone Wars.

  • June 17, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    seth macfarlane

    by Bouncy X

    i'm pretty sure he was the voice of the emperor in that first sketch, i mean if you listen, it totally sounds like parts of brian and quagmire.

  • June 17, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Bouncy X

    by buffywrestling

    Robot Chicken used to show the new episodes on Friday (about 4 months later?) but now they are back in rotation. Maybe there will be something on teletoon's website... At least they are showing the Venture Brothers on Mondays and Fridays, which helped me catch up with that series. Went out and bought the DVDs last week to see the "behind the sceens" stuff.

  • June 17, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    This is gonna be hot....

    by DarthDooku

    Can't wait!

  • June 17, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Come on.... the final 20 minutes of Jedi

    by Seph_J

    is pure true star wars. I dont get the hate. Ewoks aint too amazing, but doesn't exactly fuck it up. I say the final installment in each trilogy is the best. Jedi has EVERTHING at stake... and SITH also has EVERTHING to lose, and loses it! It dark... and the moment that Padme and Obi-wan arrive on Mustafar, the true tragic nature of the entire prequel trilogy becomes clear. Its fantastic. SITH should not be talked about in the same breath as Clones and Menace. I didn't HATE either of them, but SITH is way superior.

  • June 17, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Emperor phone sketch

    by Alientoast

    That one was golden..."Wait wait...slow down. They blew up the death star? Ah F***!!! Who's they?? What the hell is an aluminum falcon? Ok, so who's left? Are you f**king s**ting me?!" So classic.

  • June 17, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Now Seth Green is raping your childhood

    by Little Beavis

    Chew on that, bitches.

  • June 17, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    George Lucas as himself? This'll be the Kong of Comedy.

    by thegreatwhatzit

    I'm betting this will be as funny--if not funnier--than ABBOTT AND COSTELLO IN THE FOREIGN LEGION. George will have the good humor to goof on his unbridled greed...right? And how about a HOWARD THE DUCK in-joke, heh? (the Howard action figures & dolls that never saw the light of day). My sides are already splitting...

  • June 17, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST

    the good Star Wars movie

    by Napoleon Park

    was the movie called Star Wars. <p>so successful the creator of it said he's do nine in all. Two sequels in the trilogy, than another trilogy after that and a prequel trilogy. <p> Well, he gave us the triligy, the prequels, two Holiday specials and the clone Wars cartoon show, so that's nine. He lived up to his part of the bargain. <p> But everything else other than the movie called "Star Wars" was just a toy commercial. "Jedi" was a Muppet movie made to sell teddy bears. And the "Gremlins" dolls were cuter. It's true. <p> People complain about The force being a genetic mutation in the bloodstream and Anikin buiding C3PO, but Darth, Luke and Leia being one happy family was as bit a retcon at the time. True you know it is to be. Star Wars was a great movie. Not "Part IV", not "A New Hope", just "Star Wars". And, obviously, this goes without saying, but "Han shot first." And forget self defense, he gunned Greedo down to get out of paying a debt. That's how bad-ass the real Han Solo was before he got sealed up in a giant chocolate bar. <P> I am Boba Fett, the deadliest bounty hunter in the universe, I can only be killed if, oh, I don't know, if a blind man accidentally bumps into me. Yeah, that makes sense. Blind guys are like my kryptonite. Good thing I'm not a Daredevil villain.

  • June 17, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST

    "I am your father."

    by lost.rules

    "That's not true. That's impossible!" "And Leia is your sister." "That's not true. That's improbbable." "And Ewoks will defeat the Empire." "That seems unlikely." "And I built C-3PO." "Huh?" " And the force...that's just microscopic bacteria called midichlorines in your blood." "That's it. If you're not going to take this seriously, I'm leaving."

  • June 17, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Cdn teletoon website : "The Detour"

    by buffywrestling

    Says that there has been two new episodes airing Fridays on June 8 (Drippy Pony? Never heard of this one and it is not listed in RC's episode guide) and June 15 (Suck it), the first episode of season two. So it looks like there will be 20 episodes before we get the Star Wars ep.

  • June 17, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Stop rating Star Wars movies from 1 to 6

    by krushjudgement

    No one gives a shit. Also Robot Chicken is hilarious.

  • June 17, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Hey, Nosferatu Jones

    by krushjudgement

    Just wondering what plot holes you refer to? Also to those who are mad about midcolorians or whatever the hell. I do think they're kind of lame, but I don't see why science and mysticism can't be intermingled. It happens often in science fiction worlds.

  • June 17, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST

    "The Detour" is right..

    by buffywrestling

    Was just reading some of the Robot Chicken episode guide and I have personally seen all the way up to episode 38 in the second season, "Day at the Circus", which only leaves "Lust for Puppets", "Donkey Punch", "Book of Corrine" and the "Robot Chicken: Star Wars Special" that I haven't seen. Stupid canuck website. Take off, eh!

  • June 17, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST

    detour lied..lol

    by Bouncy X

    last friday was not a new episode and neither was the friday before that because i watched and was like "wait a minute, i saw this"

  • June 17, 2007, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Fanboy buildup...

    by FilmFanatik

    ...ruined the prequels. I happen to like all of them and understand that it's supposed to play off of the Saturday matinee serials, b-movies, westerns and Kurosawa films. There's a lot of b-movie acting, which is intentional, surrounded by a lot of eye candy and spectacle, mixed with a little gunslinger-type action, war and samurai. For one reason or another, fanboys had this preconceived notion of what the prequels would be over the course of the long wait for them. So, when they were not what they had imagined them to be, they threw down and called them shit, which is totally unfair. They are all good films, in one way or another. They are what they are and be happy you got them at all. My point is, enjoy what you got and stop bitching.

  • June 17, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Geeks!

    by Aqua-Mega-Cock-Man

    'Nuff said.

  • June 17, 2007, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Every STAR WARS movie is NOT good...

    by Brians Life

    It's not fanboy buildup or hype that ruined the prequels...it's the post-movie fanboy euphoria that is making SOME think they are still good movies. First of all, anyone that said that bad acting was INTENTIONAL is making shit up to support their cause. Lucas had ALOT of help with the screenplays for the original trilogy and it shows, since the dialogue in the prequels is god-awful. It's not intentional, Natalie Portman just can't act against bluescreen and Hayden is just made of wood. There is a VAST difference between the type of movies the original series was and the prequels...everything was changed and very little matched in tone. Having an amazing time at the theater is one thing, but when you go home and think about the fact that the entire reason that Anakin moved to the darkside was that out of nowhere voice over "Ya know, if I'm killed than you won't be able to save Amidala." I could SERIOUSLY go on all day about why we shouldn't have been expecting the same type of brilliance from a George Lucas that was not the young, hungry director of the 70's. He is definetely a marketing whore, but it made sence with the originals (he was trying to make the sequels w/o interference) but now he just does things 'cause he can. Shame. So...yeah, Phantom Menace was pretty much crap along with Attack of the Clones and I only enjoyed about 10 percent of Sith....shame.

  • June 17, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Question for 4400 fans:

    by GregoryHarbin

    I have not seen any of The 4400, but I'm fascinated in its premise. Should I start watching tonight, or will I be completely lost? Is there something I could read or watch that would get me caught up on the show?

  • June 17, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Ole Gravy Leg

    by BenIdom

    I laughed out loud when I read that...And fanboy hype didnt tarnish the movies. George Lucas being too rigid is what it was. I am not going to say the series was ruined. I think that the argument about it having elements of b-movies, saturday specials, and kung fu films in there is a valid point but there is NO WAY anyone could convince me that they were intentionally acting bad. A lot of people want to hate on Hayden but I think his other movies prove he isn't a bad actor. Nor is Lucas a bad director. But just watch that one Star Wars special with interviews from Lucas and Harrison Ford where Ford talked about how both would get frustrated because Harrison wanted to think about his character and Lucas just thought it should come right out how it was written. All the stress of the fist one took its toll on Lucas so he got some help and just look how awesome Empire wound up being. Irvin Kirshner and Harrison Ford remade that whole scene right before he gets frozen summing up just how badass this series was. And this is the trilogy of all trilogies we are talking about so Lucas himself should have gone back and rewatched them a few times to take notes on things like who trained who and just how well Leia knew her mom. Hell, he could have just gone on a fan site and found the tightest knit prequel stories and paid some Star Wars junkie 20 bucks for it because it would have made some guy who still lives with his moms life totally redeemable. Lastly the whole medichlorines or whatever is just so done. Yeah science and spirituality is mixed in movies a lot but in this case it wasnt necessary. I am a spiritual person and have always thought that you could change the word "Force" to "Faith" and it would still make complete sense. You cant see it or touch it, there isnt a math equation for it. But you just know it is there. I think that is why the original one was so magic. Was that yeah it was a sci-fi. But none of it was ever explained. It was just all given to us and we dove right in with it. (On the same note but from the different side of the coin I actually thought of the comic run where Spiderman found out about some mystic powers relating to his sci fi side and hated it because I felt like that story never needed to be explained). Anyway, Ive rambled on way too long about this and need to get back to work but the bottom line is I can't WAIT to show my kids the original trilogy (widescreen VHS enhanced audio but no bonus scenes) and maybe when they are older just the special edition of Empire. But if they want to watch the new ones they will have to do that on their own time...

  • June 17, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST

    50% new content? 2 ot of 5 stars.

    by projectionist-punisher

    It did have its moments.

  • June 17, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Blockbuster has chosen Blu-Ray. Here's why....

    by BrowncoatJedi

    In a huge blow to Toshiba, Universal, and the rest of the HD DVD devotees, rental giant "Blockbuster has decided to stock only Blu-ray discs in the vast majority of its nationwide locations, although HD DVD titles will continue to be offered online and in the 250 (out of 1,450) stores that have been testing both formats since last year"

  • June 17, 2007, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Episode VII: Format Wars

    by tiredpm

    Um. Isn't Blockbuster going out of business? Or is their online plan working out better than I thought it would? Just asking, because I've seen two dead Blockbusters in DC in the past year, and it's not like they weren't in high-traffic areas.

  • June 17, 2007, 10:26 p.m. CST

    I feel the force, but........

    by darthbinks1220

    I cannot control it.

  • June 17, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Just got off the phone with Dex, the....

    by mrtwig48

    ...fat alien diner owner in Ep2, and he said George Lucas is good at selling toys.

  • June 17, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST

    what a waste of good props

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    this wasnt that funny. i dunno i'd rather that they use the props and make something with a plot. its not that hard to parody something, especially something like star wars so seth green really isn't that great. thats my oppinion im sure most people wouldnt agree.

  • June 17, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST

    did anyone see the title of the porno

    by Holodigm

    in the very first scene that the stormtrooper was reading on the shitter? Naboobies...fuckin lawl

  • June 17, 2007, 11 p.m. CST

    Was expecting better

    by Neutron

    Seriously, he had permission to rip on all 6 movies and he wasted several minutes on lame-o Bush jokes? Bush not very smart, what an original take! He had a light saber so that counts, right? A wasted opportunity. <p> The bit with the cantina fight was classic, though.

  • June 17, 2007, 11:16 p.m. CST

    What I didn't like...

    by PirateEmery

    ... was that half of the show was old material. Sure, the "Aluminum Falcon" skit was hysterical the first thousand times we watched it, but I was really expecting more. I wanted 30 minutes of NEW material, not 15 minutes of old Robot Chicken material put in this episode because it had some relation to Star Wars.<p> I totally didn't realize that SO MANY people in the SW Galaxy fell to their deaths.

  • June 17, 2007, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Wow. That was underwhelming...

    by Bones

    All of the good stuff was from previous episodes.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Yeah that wasnt really memorable...

    by LordEnigma

    Seriously, that's what all the hubbub was about? That? Oy. Good try Robot Chicken guys, but it really did not live up to that trailer.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Are you people insane?

    by Deathpool

    Dancing Lobot has got to be one of the ten best Robot Chicken moments in its history.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Itchy & Scratchy:the movie with 47% new footage!

    by projectionist-punisher

    I hate that bush skit. Hated it the FIRST time I saw it, what a year ago? That 10 second "dawgbarf" video on G4 was better that that skit.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    the only funny bits were...

    by Kirbymanly

    ...and AT-AT guy on the toilet and the Power Converters at the Toshi Station. Otherwise, not that funny. Robot Chicken has NEVER been that funny. I don't know why anyone's expectations would be high in the first place

  • June 18, 2007, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Only good part was the first skit

    by zillabeast

    Poor dude in AT-AT.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:31 a.m. CST

    Seth Green sucks

    by Evil Hobbit

    Had some good laughs though, but Goooood what an annoying cutscenes with Seth and the bunch of them.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Rorschach Cast in Watchmen

    by DOGSOUP

    Jackie Earle Haley. Bad News Bears. Yup.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:40 a.m. CST

    The bit with Jar Jar at the end was hilarious

    by Doc_Strange

    Just being annoying and shit but that was what made it funny. Still laughing about that one.

  • June 18, 2007, 6:01 a.m. CST

    sith=best star wars

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    fucking love it. second would be empire and whoever says they dont like rotj, read this: SUCK MY FUCKING DICK.thank you

  • June 18, 2007, 6:02 a.m. CST

    when does the family guy one air?

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    im guessing like september?

  • June 18, 2007, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Prequels

    by SithMenace

    I end up fast forwarding through more than half of them when I watch them now, and I barely ever watch them anyway. Jar jar was hilarious on Robot Chicken though, which means it's the first time he's ever made me laugh.

  • June 18, 2007, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Saw most of this on You Tube

    by Drath

    Beore this even aired! Crap, the best skit was the Emperor getting the call about the Death Star and I saw that weeks ago. I gotta love Breckin Meyer in these though, never thought I would ever say that ever. EVER!

  • June 18, 2007, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Never watched Robot Chicken before, and

    by teedadawg

    ...this did NOTHING to make me regret that. What a bunch of hair-palmed geekwad stupidity. ONLY funny line? "Yo mama so stupid she spent half a day saying 'am not' to R2!"

  • June 18, 2007, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Ahmed Best did his voice, which is funnier.

    by DigitalDong

    Saw it on the credits. Also they the only ones giving Joey Fatone work these days? Anyways when anyone complains about Jar Jar the jokes on them. Almost every single character in EP 1 either despise's or put's down Jar Jar in that flick. If they took him seriously it would be uncomfortable, but watching it again it makes me laugh as it did the first time. I think on the commentary even Lucas made some rips on him as well. Jar Jar is the galacitic punching bag. The RC was nice though, but too much OT. Any SW fag/fan in their 30's can do Vader and Solo jokes and post it on the internet. I wanted more prequel stuff, like Count Dooku, Grevious, and of course my favorite asian stereotypes the Trade Federation.

  • June 18, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Nosferatu Jones

    by stabbim

    Sounds like your real gripe is with ROTJ, since 1-4 were issues before the prequels existed (actually, 1 & 3 were issues even before that.) Also, 3PO never told Owen his name. Just sayin'.

  • June 18, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Robot Chicken copped-out

    by thegreatwhatzit

    As a result of Lucas' involvement, Robot Chicken forfeited any sort of stinging satire. Nothing about the unprecedented marketing (exempting a lame and very safe "cereal" gag), nothing about Lucas tampering with the original trilogy (and milking business with repeated reissues), et al. There's a wealth of targets, especially Lucas' uncompromising commercialism: but instead of applying the bull's eye to Lucas, the writers inserted Bush jokes! WTF?? Jesus, no wonder Lucas participated in this sanitized homage. Any single episode of FUTURAMA is more poignant than this ass-kissing "comedy".

  • June 18, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST

    YEA I LOVE EPISODE 2 & 3

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    1 is boring though.

  • June 18, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Damn this was funny!

    by PwnedByStallone

    Best moment: Luke and Leia in bed together: "That was just wrong."

  • June 18, 2007, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Even worse

    by Mr. Neutron

    was the way they sat there like they were wiped out from the marathon effort of putting the show together. Way to mix in old skits with some new stuff, guys. Their intro was smug, self-congratulatory and useless, just more filler to round out the show.

  • June 18, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    The PT are the Most Hilarious Sci-Fi Comedies ever...

    by uss cygnus

    Next to "Spaceballs". Meesa sure think so, Luca$.

  • June 18, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Disappointed

    by Philvis

    I actually remembered to watch it, as I was really looking forward to seeing it. I must say that I was pretty disappointed. I have seen ten times better Robot Chicken episodes. Being this one was such a big deal, I was expecting it to be great or at least really good. At most, I rate it 2.5 of 5 stars. There were a couple funny moments, but the majority of the time I didn't crack a smile, much less laugh.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Ole Gravy Leg

    by mrmgp

    Uh, you're NOT supposed to try to put your dick into your 30 year old nephew's mouth Christmas Eve? Huh... Maybe THAT explains why I haven't been invited back to family gatherings at Christmas....

  • June 18, 2007, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Some good moments

    by mrmgp

    Overall, it wasn't a bad piece. Some skits really shined, but some were mediocre. Still love the Emperor's phone conversation with Vader about the Death Star destruction, as well as Jedi Bush. And surely most of us have personally experienced or known someone who has gotten into trouble at a bar because of a mouthy friend stirring up shit. I'd like to see Robot Chicken do special episodes devoted entirely to other movie or TV classics.

  • June 18, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    They put a F***ing Musical in there.

    by WickedMonster

    What's up with that? I didn't understand half of that. And the rehashed skits. WTF? <p>The Orientation was the best part, besides the Aluminum Falcon...."Pretend that you are choking, getting out of breath..." lol</p>

  • June 18, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Episode I and II on Rifftrax

    by NeoMyers

    Mike Nelson from MST3k has a site that basically does MST stuff, but on new, more current movies. He and Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) watched Episode I and II. They watched II with Chad Vader from Youtube. I HIGHLY recommend them. They tear them apart. Ep. I is worth it if only for the podrace sequence. www.rifftrax.com

  • June 18, 2007, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Melknick666...

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Agree with you, 100% As evinced by the opening, you would have thought Green and Co. just wrapped a marathon Frank Herbert trilogy. It was really a lame clip show--and one that was so damn timid that Lucas applied his own impramateur. All gags, no satire (or risk the wrath of George)--it was about as biting as a Hallmark card. The network has really screwed-up this year, e.g. planting promotional cylinders in one city that were mistaken as terroist devices...releasing an Adult Swim movie that tanked (haven't seen it)...but this STAR WARS hype was the worst transgression of 'em all! No guts.

  • June 18, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed it

    by chrth

    Disco Lobot ruled, I enjoyed the Cantina scene from a "different" perspective, the orientation was funny (but more so because it was referenced later by having officers in beards and mustaches), and the Aluminum Falcon scene is funny every time I see it. Yeah, it would've been nice to see more new content, but I ain't going to complain about something I get for free. Oh yeah, the Power Converters at the Tashi Station was pretty funny, took me a second.

  • June 18, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    See it here

    by plocock

    http://www.giochannel.blogspot.com/

  • June 18, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    I have to answer this, N. Jones...

    by ZeroCorpse

    "1) Yoda and the Emperor completely disappear for EPISODE IV, and Yoda isn't even mentioned by name.: <p> Yoda is IN HIDING and PRESUMED DEAD twenty years ago. The Emperor isn't necessary in Episode IV for any reason. <p> 2) Padme is never mentioned AT ALL in the entire Original Trilogy, and Vader never references her when confronting the Emperor in ROTJ. <p> And what do you want? You want Vader to say "And THIS is for Padme!" when he throws Palpatine over the edge? Luke and Leia don't remember her (the "real mother" Leia is remembering is Bail's wife, not Padme) and there's no reason to bring her up. <p> 3) Yoda hides on Dagaboah, Leia hides on Alderaan... but they fuckin' give Luke to the Skywalkers on Tatooine? And have him keep the Skywalker name??? <p> Too few people caught the whole idea to this. Dagobah hides Yoda because of a lot of Dark Force Energy (the cave) which makes it so the Emperor can't sense him there. Leia is NOT as strong in the Force as Luke, and thus was never sensed as a Skywalker in the first place. Luke and Ben are on Tatooine because it, too, has a heavy Dark Force presence from the time when Anakin slaughtered the Tuskin Raiders, and because it's in the one place in the galaxy that Vader has no desire to ever visit again. Keeping the Skywalker name on Tatooine is kind of like keeping the "Nguyen" name in South Korea. No Big Deal. <p> 4) The Force is supposed to be strong in both Luke AND Leia, but they never realize that they're brother and sister? <p> They never say the Force is strong with Leia. They say the Force runs strong in their family, but Luke is still the one who matches or exceeds Anakin's power levels. Not Leia. This is why she was trained as a diplomat and why Obi-Wan went to be near LUKE, not Leia. <p> 5) Ben turns into a total mind-fucker: "You're father wanted you to have this when you were old enough." Read: "I just happened to pick up your Dad's lightsaber after I chopped off his legs and arm. Here ya go!" <p> This is no different than half the backwards cultush behavior of the Jedi Order. Luke was fed a lie his whole life, and to tell him all in one swoop "Oh, by the way, your father was actually my apprentice, turned evil, killed your mother, and I had to take him down but he survived and became the most evil man in the galaxy-- Here's his lightsaber." would have knocked Luke on his ass. Kenobi was trying to be subtle and get Luke to go to the Force through hope, not revenge. <p> 5) Uncle Owen doesn't remember C-3PO AT ALL??? He still has the name C-3PO, for fuck's sake!<p> C-3PO is not his "name", but his MODEL NUMBER. There are THOUSANDS (or more) C-3PO units in the galaxy, from thirty years ago at that point. He's no different than an old car or toaster. If you saw a Ford F-150, would you think it was the exact same Ford F-150 your stepmom owned 25 years ago? Droids are THINGS, not individuals, and they are mass-marketed. Unit designation can be unique, but in C-3PO's case, he was a busted, wrecked C-3PO protocol droid that Anakin found in the junk, and put back together with a few new pieces. He wasn't original, unique, or special beyond being allowed to exist for a long time without a memory wipe (which causes droids to develop personality quirks).<p> Say it with me: C-3PO is not a name. It's a MODEL NUMBER. That's all. You could walk into a droid shop and find a whole stack of them, I'm sure.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Doesnt anyone here ever let themselves just enjoy life

    by howaboutanicecupofgofuckyourself

    Gawd, it was pretty funny y'all. It's like the show owes you money or something the way you hate on it for not amusing you enough. Made me laugh. What's not to laugh about the Emperor on the phone with Vader talking about Panda Bear or whatever she was called (puts hand over phone 'omg he's crying!!" to Sith buddies listening in, proceeding to make 'wanker' hand gesture while soothing Vader. That's hilarious. Han Solo cryogenically frozen getting bitch-talked by Boba Fett? (god help me if I got the wrong Fett there.) Seriously, if you didnt like it, who gives a fuck. It was funny. Chewbacca walking up to the bathroom mirror with a comb and going"hrrrrr?". High-larious you cunts.

  • June 18, 2007, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Zero Corpse, I was about to rip on N.Jones

    by howaboutanicecupofgofuckyourself

    by saying nobody cares about such nit-picking trivial meaningless points about Star Wars plot-gaps but then you answered him with a 3000 word essay. I guess that's two of you that'll be getting laid tonight, because women just cant get enough of star wars geeks like youz guyz

  • June 18, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST

    C-3PO is not his "name", but his MODEL NUMBER.

    by howaboutanicecupofgofuckyourself

    There are THOUSANDS (or more) C-3PO units in the galaxyFor that sentence alone you should be taken outside and beaten with a shitty stick in front of hot women

  • June 18, 2007, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Max Reebo's greatest hits!!

    by clockpolitiks

    Including the new single "I already told you I'm not an elephant." Personally my favorite part of the show.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    "I mean, milk- spraying-out-of-your-nostrils hard"

    by WONKABAR

    Is it just me, or are journalists starting to sound more TBers?

  • June 18, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Lucas hatred

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Do you think Hitchcock would have tampered with THE BIRDS because he could insert CGI footage to substitute for an inferior technology? Do you think Orson Welles would have tampered with CITIZEN KANE, perhaps appending deleted scenes or colorizing the film to capitalize on reissues? Do you think George Lucas would--oh wait, he already did. As for the gutless ROBOT CHICKEN; it was more of a valentine than a satire (Seth and Co. thanking Lucas for his participation. Wow, that's undiluted Ken Russell bravura). Sucked.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    (god help me if I got the wrong Fett there.)

    by PwnedByStallone

    howaboutanicecupofgofuckyourself. That was the seriously the funniest thing I've ever read in talkback.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    (god help me if I got the wrong Fett there.)

    by PwnedByStallone

    howaboutanicecupofgofuckyourself. That was the seriously the funniest thing I've ever read in talkback.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Actually pretty funny

    by jhpiii

    Yeah the Emporer skit was rehashed, which was the funniest, and so was the rehashed vader/luke skit....But damn if the walrusman, or snaggletooth who ever, skit wasnt funny as hell...so was Ackbar cereal, yo mama skit, people falling to their death, han solo caught in a lie skit,...BUt where were the Lando skits, and more solo skits...

  • June 18, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Not too shabby

    by Jake Spoon

    There were some funny bits, butthe orientation was hilarious and well done. I'm gonna see if that whore'll give me a poke.

  • June 18, 2007, 4:04 p.m. CST

    That was hilarious!

    by Darth Thoth

    I don't care what anybody says.

  • June 18, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Spinal Tap is more of a "valentine" too...

    by stabbim

    <p>...and it's still goddamn hilarious. </p> <p>What's up with some folks thinking the whole thing needed to mercilessly rip Lucas in order to be A) funny or B) considered satire? </p>

  • June 18, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Robot Chicken has its moments of brilliance

    by Engelhast

    But there is also much that is just cringe worthy and very un-funny rehashed jokes we have heard or seen done better countless times before. When they are on their game however I nearly piss myself laughing. The Ackbar cerial commercial and the part with Luke and Leia in bed were golden IMO.

  • June 18, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    I forgot about that walrus guy in the cantina sequence

    by howaboutanicecupofgofuckyourself

    That was hilarious, I was laughing so hard at the "He doesnt like you" part and he's all "NO!! I didnt say that!!What are you doing??" Then the poor cunt gets his arm cut off trying to explain his mental friend making shit up. I was laughing my ass off at that and fuck all those haters that are only happy when Lucas is being insulted. Sums their mentality up considering every one of the slackjawed pasty-skinned 40 year olds have seen the films 1000 times each

  • June 18, 2007, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Well, it was better than Family Guy, I'll say that

    by BrowncoatJedi

    Maybe 7 good jokes. Which is 7 more than any Family Guy ever.

  • June 18, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Admiral Ackbar Cereal

    by Darth_Gonz

    IT'S A TRAP!

  • June 18, 2007, 8:09 p.m. CST

    The "Power Converters from Toshi Station" was great.

    by Flim Springfield

    Overall though, fairly hit and miss.

  • June 18, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    BrowncoatJedi

    by DarthDooku

    Why are you hating on "Family Guy"? "Robot Chicken" was quite entertaining, though, quite entertaining indeed.

  • June 18, 2007, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Jar-Jar gets spaced: priceless

    by MGTHEDJ

    And having A. Best record the voice!!! The show made me laugh.-----later-----m

  • June 18, 2007, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Just WATCH this video for F*** sakes!

    by LazarusRevival

    Just posting this in every SW talkback. Star Wars - Complete Saga http://tinyurl.com/yug838

  • June 18, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST

    What should have happend in the Lucas scene

    by Phategod2

    It should have turned into a Q & A gone wrong, like the scene in Chasing Amy "Whats a Nubian?"

  • June 19, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST

    So which scene was Mark Hamill in?

    by SpacePhil

    That's the one I couldn't figure out. My guess would be the Vader revelation scene. "Look... if you're not going to take this seriously... I'm out." Hilarious.

  • June 19, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    meh

    by aboriginal

    With a chance like this and they run some of the old ones again. A couple of good ones and a few that should've been stopped at the storyboard. Best was Hoth Pooper and Cantina mix up - dumbass ending tho'. And, you give Bush the green saber? WTF with the Star Wars on Ice??? To go out on that one? I give it 4 out of 5 meh's.

  • June 19, 2007, 5:58 a.m. CST

    Picking up power converters...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    LUKE: "But I was going into Toshi Station to pick up some power converters." OWEN: "You can waste time with your friends when your chores are done." This Robot Chicken special put a new, funny twist on this infamous dialog. But there's one obvious joke that the show totally failed to address: Who fired first -- Han or Greedo?

  • June 19, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    First

    by Metlar413

    Yeah Beyotch

  • June 19, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Emperor Vs. Yoda=Cartoonish Eye-Rolling Ridiculousness

    by uss cygnus

    There was more realism and drama in the Smith/Neo fight in the original "Matrix" than Obi Wan/Anakin and Palps/Yoda put together. "My name...is NEO." Trumps "I HATE YOU!" any day of the week and twice on Sunday. The PT substituted CGI for plot, story and character development every chance it got. Mannequin Skywalker Lives.

  • June 19, 2007, 10:03 a.m. CST

    ...And don't even get me started on the "Jedi Purge"

    by uss cygnus

    He didn't have the balls to show Anakin wasting kids...and somehow, Jedi, especially Jedi Council members who have spidey-sense level precognition of danger and imminent attack can't detect drone like clone troopers levelling their weapons at them and cut their frickin' heads off like Yoda did with relative ease? PLEASE. Get me something off the top shelf in a large glass with ice, please.

  • June 19, 2007, 6:27 p.m. CST

    star wars repeats

    by SlowBurn

    Did any one else notice that several of the longer on clips were repeats. Like when vader called Palpatine, Vader explaining to Luke he was his father & another one I can't remember at the moment. I enjoyed the ep but would have appreciate all new material and not some new stuff and some old stuff.

  • June 19, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Anakin Skywalker has chosen the Dark Side and heres why

    by McClane_Corleone

    Mark Hammill did the voice of Luke Skywalker in every sketch. My personal favorite Construction Worker: "Look, I don't tell you how to....threaten your blonde kid, so why don't you just let me do my job."

  • June 19, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    I liked the behind the scenes

    by Dazzler69

    I would watch a movie with all those slackers and smartasses. "I'm going to unload on you while you host." Then he shots him with the nerf machine gun. Thought that was funny.

  • June 19, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Can't believe that's the guy from Garfield

    by Dazzler69

    He played such a zero in the Garfield movies it took me aback to see him act goofy.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Sure, there were some re-hash...

    by samsquanch

    but fuck, the new bits were funny, and I don't even smoke dope.