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ROBOT CHICKEN
STRIKES BACK!!

I am – Hercules!!
Seth Green is making a sequel to his Emmy-nominated “Robot Chicken: Star Wars,” and it hits the Cartoon Network Nov. 16. Returning from the first special are Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Ahmed Best, Conan O'Brien and Breckin Meyer. Andy Richter is among the franchise’s newcomers. The Hollywood Reporter describes:
As for the creative direction in the sequel, "we decided to focus on the bounty hunters a bit and explore their stories," "Robot Chicken" co-creator Matt Senreich said.
Read all of The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.

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  • July 23, 2008, 2:45 a.m. CST

    cool

    by deanbarry

    looking forward to seeing these flicks man!

  • July 23, 2008, 2:46 a.m. CST

    notice the cool way i didn't scream first!

    by deanbarry

    that takes some serious machismo. i rock!

  • July 23, 2008, 2:50 a.m. CST

    hooray for seth

    by bacci40

    sometimes nice guys do finish first...be nice to the guy at comic con...

  • July 23, 2008, 3:26 a.m. CST

    There is nothing cool about you deanbarry

    by The Red

  • July 23, 2008, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Allow me to predict the future.

    by Bungion Boy

    A special edition Robot Chicken dvd with all the episodes of Star Wars parody. A Return of the Jedi themed episode can't be more than a few years away. Just something for you people to keep in mind before you go out and buy a dvd of the single 23 minute episode.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:33 a.m. CST

    So it's dueling Star Wars parodies again?

    by Kurutteru Yatsu

    Family Guy vs. Robot Chicken. I look forward to Peter and Chris having another snarky exchange at the end.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:49 a.m. CST

    The Red

    by deanbarry

    heh heh...dude, seriously, i hate the FIRST posts as much as the next guy. But, there i was...typing my talkback...a feeling in the pit of my stomach, oh god, oh god...my first FIRST! don't do it. Don't! I think i handled it eloquently. I have never gotten into Robot Chicken, yet. Worth checking out?

  • July 23, 2008, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Soon to be copied by Family Guy

    by V'Shael

    You know this to be true.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:24 a.m. CST

    never saw it...

    by Conans Sword

    the first one i mean. i saw the family guy star wars thingie tho, that was cool

  • July 23, 2008, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Family Guy is also doing this.

    by th1nk

    And Macfarlane said he wanted to do a Wrath of Kahn episode.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:51 a.m. CST

    The DVD has 2 hours+ of special features...

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    and considering I bought it for $8.99, I think it was well worth it. No point in waiting it out in the hope that years from now there will be some super-huge set. I will have enjoyed this DVD many, many times by then.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:52 a.m. CST

    FG should get revenge on SP in their movie

    by therealkumar

    Think of how pissed Matt and Trey would be.

  • July 23, 2008, 5:48 a.m. CST

    23 min? I take shits longer than that!

    by FuryofthefilmFan

    It''s TRUE!

  • July 23, 2008, 5:51 a.m. CST

    yawn

    by ls420

    atleast lucas isnt directing

  • July 23, 2008, 5:58 a.m. CST

    why should lucas be the only one allowed to milk

    by palewook

    star wars into a withered husk of nothing..

  • July 23, 2008, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Deanbarry: "worth checking out"? Yessir!!!

    by Wldmk

    While taste is an individual matter and all, RC is a guilty pleasure of mine & everyone I've introduced to it that's watched it has been hooked. Just search 'Robot Chicken' at Youtube, loads of clips from the show are there, including some from the SW special...

  • July 23, 2008, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Great, another 23 minute DVD for $20?

    by Trazadone

    Pass.

  • July 23, 2008, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Family Chicken - Revenge of The Dead Horse

    by JamesT

    Enough already!!

  • July 23, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Robot Chicken is fun to watch exactly 1 time

    by Trazadone

    Seriously, is there any repeat value in these little sketches?

  • July 23, 2008, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Your tongues can't repel flavor of that magnitude...

    by James Westfall

    Looking forward to this.

  • July 23, 2008, 7:55 a.m. CST

    But will it be all new material this time?

    by chrth

  • July 23, 2008, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Trazadone: $20? Target has it for $8.99 this week.

    by SpyGuy

    Still a bit pricy, but certainly better than 20 bones.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:15 a.m. CST

    V'Shael is a FUCKING RETARD!

    by 2sdaychicken

    Family Guy IS making another Star Wars episode, and they have been doing it FOR A LONG TIME! When the Blue Harvest DVD came out MONTHS ago, they showed concept art and voice recordings for the next Star Wars Family Guy episode. THERFORE THEY STARTED LIKE A YEAR AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Robot Chicken is just now making this?!?!?!? Yeah, THEY are copying... And the same goes for the first FG and RC SW episodes: Though The RC episode came first, the FG Blue Harvest was in development LONG before. The sad thing is none of this truly matters because Seth Green is ON FUCKING FAMILY GUY! Him and McFarlane are great freinds, and they discused the idea of SW-themed episodes of their own shows from the start. I HATE YOU V'SHAEL! I HATE YOU!

  • July 23, 2008, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Robot Chicken Repeat Value

    by FluffyUnbound

    I always laugh when I see the one where the superheroes are carpooling to work and they look over at the car next to them in the traffic jam and it's the supervillains. And the one where the He-Man villains accidentally actually kill He-Man is very funny even though I've seen it before. I think to the extent that it's possible to laugh at ANY sketch comedy twice, it's possible for Robot Chicken.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:08 a.m. CST

    I repeat:

    by DerLanghaarige

    The Star Wars Special was the funniest (and probably the only funny) Robot chicken episode ever! And I'm not even THAT much of a Star Wars fan!

  • July 23, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    will it be more than 40% new footage this time?

    by SoupDragon

    And what about the regular series? they haven't turned out an episode in a long time.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    wait for the torrent its cheaper

    by Orionsangels

  • July 23, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Cant wait for the back story on Dengar

    by Baron Karza

    He was probably a cook before he became a bounty hunter. Probably worked with Bossk.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    This season of RC

    by redshirt

    Writing quality has gone way down. They are substituting graphic violence for their usual dead on satire and mocking. Seems like Seth is mad at the world!

  • July 23, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Venture Brothers and Squidbillies...

    by MCVamp

    10X better than the Chicken.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Something Something Something Dark Side...

    by sapno_krei

    I'm looking forward to FAMILY GUY's sequel more. When is that coming out?

  • July 23, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Everything wrong with Family Guy is distilled in RC

    by Mostholy

    It's the manatee humor craftbook, to the nth.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    the Jar Jar sketch had me in tears

    by smackfu

    literally in tears I was laughing so hard. And I'm a jaded laugher.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to FAMILY GUY's sequel more.

    by smackfu

    Really? I'm a big Family Guy defender but their Star Wars episode contained almost no comedy, it was like they focused more on showing off their ability to do shot-for-shot recreations than they did on the satire. The only thing that made me laugh in Blue Harvest was the casting as the effeminate gay guy as Greedo, that was perfect, and the whole 'listing lazily to the left' rant.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Exactly, Mostholy

    by jimmay

    Everything all the Herc-a-loids here bitch about on Family Guy is not only present in Robot Chicken, its magnified. Yet, somehow Family Guy is the worst thing ever happen to the world, and Robot Chicken is original and funny. I wonder why this article didn't have a picture of a manatee in a tank on top of it. Why is that Herc?

  • July 23, 2008, noon CST

    how the fuck is this show so popular!?!?!

    by BMacSmith

    even Family Guy has its moments, but this shit is just unfunny. toys kicking each other in the balls and making fart jokes. that was fucking hilarious when i was 4.

  • July 23, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    2sdaychicken

    by malificus

    You are wrong, whether Green and McFarlane are buddies or not Robot Chicken did the Star Wars parody first, obviously Family Guy is, once again, merely copying what other series, like the Simpsons for instance, did years ago and much better. I like Family Guy basically, but use your head, Robot Chicken is almost entirely parody who would be most likely to do so first, especially since Chicken had Star Wars clips in it long before they did a full episode of it. Family Guy is notorious from day one for ripping off the Simpsons left and right, shamelessly I might add. It's simply the lowest common denominator humor ripped from people much more creative and funnier than they are, fact. Take a great Simpsons bit, add feces, s&m or homosexuality and you got Family Guy, THE formula for McFarlane's undeserved success. Pitch a hissy fit if you want, everyone knows what a hack McFarlane is. Never before has a hack reaped richer benefit from his obvious hackdom than old McFarlane, what a total dick.

  • July 23, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Don't worry, guys.

    by GeekyAnimeNerd79Beyotch

    It'll be on YouTube.

  • July 23, 2008, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Jimmay

    by malificus

    The reason Robot Chicken will ALWAYS be greater than Family Guy is because watching spastic puppets kick the shit out of each other is infinitely cooler than the ass-ugly 'animation' based off McFarlane's shit drawings.

  • July 23, 2008, 1:08 p.m. CST

    There is NOTHING left to parody about the SW universe

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    NOTHING.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:23 p.m. CST

    malificus

    by V'Shael

    Thanks for the clarification there. <p> The other guy must be off his meds or something. There's nothing on the internet worth getting that worked up over.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Family Guy Will Trump This

    by RockMSockM

    Sorry, but Robot Chicken is kind of like a late 90's "Loaded Weapon" movie--there are lots of middling, unfunny jokes, and every once ina while, there's a good laugh. I'm not entirely sure why this show is still around. Family Guy's "Empire Strikes Back" will be undoubtedly better and much more watchable. Sorry, Seth.

  • July 23, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Dismissed from the DVR

    by Heckles

    It has been less than funny lately. Stopped recording it. Only thing I check on Cartoon Network now is Venture Bros. That show is damn funny. Anyone else see Monarch screwing that robot? Hilarious.

  • July 23, 2008, 3:40 p.m. CST

    "Robot Chicken did the Star Wars parody first"

    by chrth

    Robot Chicken AIRED the Star Wars parody first. Do you know for sure that Robot Chicken started production before Family Guy did?

  • July 23, 2008, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Family Guy Strikes Back -Something, something Darkside

    by Force_Shaped

    Not sure if it's true, but there is a "poster" of the Family Guy strikes back at //acmelimited.com/news. I'd rather have Ollie Williams as Lando, then that pharmacist guy.

  • July 23, 2008, 4:26 p.m. CST

    The RC Richie Rich Cribs skit had me

    by terry1978

    Honestly, the concept on paper seems retarded, but Seth Green doing that gangsta wannabe voice for Richie Rich amps it up. "I'm so rich, I even got my dog gold plated. He wasn't dead, I just wanted him gold plated, and I gets what I wants AND I WANTS MY DOG GOLD PLATED!!! GOLD-PLATED DAWG!"

  • July 23, 2008, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Cloud City

    by studioki

    I actually really liked Blue Harvest and Im pretty sure Im going to like something something something dark side. You know why. Because the poster for the episode on the link above shows that Cloud City is purple. I dont know why, but the Idea of a black Mort in a giant purple floating city makes me laugh.

  • July 23, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST

    chrth

    by malificus

    Robot Chicken had done a few Star Wars parodies during regular episodes before they ever did the entire Star Wars themed show, that's a fact. They also announced their intention to do a full Star Wars episode before Family Guy announced theirs, which just lends credence to my long-held belief of what an also-ran hack McFarlane is, as if watching Family Guy in general doesn't do that enough. Tell me there was one thing as funny in Blue Harvest as Jar Jar ripping that helmet off Vader and exclaiming:"Ohhhh Annie, what happened to you?" or Boba Fett taunting the frozen Han Solo (So-slow)"Down..goes..Solo..."

  • July 23, 2008, 7:02 p.m. CST

    My boys LOVE Robot Chicken

    by malificus

    Granted they are 12 and 9 and shouldn't be watching it to start with, but man you've never heard kid laughter until the show ran short and they spun the wheel and "farting retards getting kicked in the nuts" came on.

  • July 23, 2008, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Tastebuds can't repel flavor of that magnitude!

    by pokadoo

    It's a Trap!

  • July 23, 2008, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Welcome to Toshi Station...

    by Mistahtibbs

    <p>...Put your hands together for The Power Converters! Oh yeah *slaps money on the stage*</p> <p>The BEST line in the whole RCSW. Seriously. Pissed myself laughing. Then I had to change because it cooled off and became uncomfortable.<[>

  • July 23, 2008, 8:01 p.m. CST

    ..or how about the skydiving clown...

    by Mistahtibbs

    <p>...who pulls the ripcord and a bunch of camping gear comes out instead of parachute?</p> <p>"Happy Birthday, Billy"</p>

  • July 23, 2008, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Family Guy Rules

    by fiester

    And obviously Patty Tanninger, The Caddy Manager (yeah, it rhymes, big whoop, wanna fight?) will play Yoda.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:11 p.m. CST

    I just hope Ernie the Giant Chicken plays Boba Fett

    by fiester

    That way him and Peter can have a good scuffle. Heh.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Dinner With Vader

    by malificus

    "Princess....let-it-gooooo....."

  • July 23, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST

    When someone asked Seth McFarlane...

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    how he felt about being accused of ripping off The Simpsons, he said he hoped they weren't talking about the last few seasons of The Simpsons. Nuff said. Giggaty giggaty!

  • July 23, 2008, 10:08 p.m. CST

    DEAD HORSE INDEED!

    by crab_cakes

    Looking forward to the prequels! Watch out mode_7!!!

  • July 23, 2008, 11:24 p.m. CST

    McFarlane should lick Groenings balls

    by malificus

    Where does he get off? Knocking the last few seasons of the Simpsons? Deliver one good one yourself you hack, the Simpsons first 8 did it so much better than Family Guy could ever dream of and without the Simpsons there wouldn't even BE prime time cartoons on major networks. Simpsons and Flintstones of course.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Ok

    by Series7

    How can Harry cup the balls of Robot Chicken Star Wars but say Blue Harvest is the worst thing on TV ever? Seriously? There isn't that much difference between the two, pretty much Robot Chicken is Family Guy minus the small attempt of a story.

  • July 24, 2008, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Simpsons have been crap this century

    by Yamato

    Lisa preach preach preach Marge preach preach preach The 90's are over, and I am sick of PC thugs and preaching. The Simpsons are lame beyond lame now. FG pretends to be nothing but attempts at laughs, nothing more, and Seth Mc would be the first to say that.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:31 a.m. CST

    The only...

    by andtheflesh

    <p> ...really great gag I've seen in Robot Chicken was in the Kill Bunny sequence. Jesus as the Bride, giving Elle back her eye. </p> <p> Elle: I can see!! It's a miracle! </p> <p> Jesus: It's what I do. </p> <p> *Cuts her in half* </p>

  • July 24, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Robot Chicken rules!

    by ReZourceman

    And Im sure this will be good...but hasnt SW been parodied enough now? Has it detiriated into shameless piss taking?

  • July 24, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    People keep bitching about Simpsons being lame

    by malificus

    NOW while conveniently ignoring the fact that it was one of the best comedies ever on TV for years and years. Family Guy cannot even TOUCH that pedigree seeing as how Family Guy has NEVER COME CLOSE to being as good as the Simpsons when it was at it's best. Who gives a frog's fat ass how much it sucks NOW when there's 8 seasons of greatness already in the can? You cunts are all about: "What have you done for me lately?" The Simpsons has already given you Family Guy dicks better than you deserve so give it up constantly railing about how Family Guy is better, because IT NEVER WAS AS GOOD AND NEVER WILL BE! The Simpsons could air half hour showcases of Moe squishing cockroaches in his bar at this point and as lame as that would be even THAT would show up 6 months later on Family Guy. From stealing Stewie's look from Jimmie Corrigan to ripping King of the Hill's Boomhaur for Quagmire McFarlane has never ONCE come up with an original concept, he's like the Weird Al Yankovic of cartoons, goofing on material that already has built-in success and thusly feeding off it like a leech, at least Weird Al is a supremely nice guy. McFarlane is a HACK pure and simple. You can laugh at Family Guy, I do on occasion,but don't even TRY and make that shit show into something greater than it is, a hodgepodge of stolen ideas and concepts done better elsewhere. Even a broken clock is right twice a day, that doesn't make it a Bulova.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    No one is saying The Simpsons isn't one of TV greatest shows

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    ...but that was in the past. When people step up and claim that the show is as fresh and hilarious as ever, that's when people object. I love those early Simpsons. They are the best. And I feel that qualifies me to stand up and say the show has been lacking quality the last few season. I know what good comedy writing is. I've seen it in The Simpsons. I just haven't seen it lately. You could Google "Simpsons not funny anymore" and get thousands of hits. It's not a lone opinion.