Matthew Senreich And Zeb Wells Give Mr. Beaks An Exclusive, Larry Hama-fied Peek At ROBOT CHICKEN'S ATM CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!
"The first fifteen minutes is all wookie talk!"
I'm supposed to be discussing ROBOT CHICKEN'S ATM CHRISTMAS SPECIAL with producer Matthew Senreich and writer Zeb Wells, but the topic of conversation has abruptly shifted to an entirely different holiday special. One of the STAR WARS variety.
"Have we ever found anyone that has actually sat through the entire STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL?" asks Wells. "We've tried here at ROBOT CHICKEN. We've gotten parties together and tried, but we can never quite make it all the way through."
"The STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL stars Boba Fett in my mind," says Senreich. "The rest doesn't exist."
ROBOT CHICKEN'S ATM CHRISTMAS SPECIAL may not feature Boba Fett, but it does have Larry Hama, who, to my mind, is far preferable to some armored goofball who gets swallowed by a vagina in the middle of the desert. The comic-book-writing legend is just one of many guests on what's become an annual highlight of ROBOT CHICKEN's season. There's also Seth MacFarlane, Elizabeth Banks, Henry Winkler and Michaela Watkins. It airs at midnight on Sunday, December 16th, and judging from the merriment in this exclusive clip, it could be their funniest Christmas special yet.
Other than Santa bombing North America with gift-wrapped destruction, what else can you expect from this year's special? Well, Jason Bourne turns up, as does Jim Carrey's Grinch, which promises to be a deeply un-fond tribute to Ron Howard's Christmas non-classic. But it's all about the Hama really. And while Hama's comic book credits are varied, for ROBOT CHICKEN's Seth Green, it's all about G.I. JOE.
"G.I. JOE is above STAR WARS in Seth's ranking of geek culture," laughs Senreich. "His favorite issue is G.I. JOE #21. The silent issue."
As for Hama's role in the special, Senreich and Wells are secretive. All they'll say is that he's live-action and badder than ever.
"We're getting the full Hama experience," boasts Wells. "It's not motion-Hama. It's pure, lady-killing Hama."
Tune in Sunday at midnight to see what that entails.
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Dec. 14, 2012, 8:42 p.m. CST
by Prefect Maximus
Dec. 14, 2012, 8:47 p.m. CST
by Mr Soze
Dec. 14, 2012, 9:18 p.m. CST
by Stephen Pernod
Dec. 14, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST
Dec. 14, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST
Part chicken, Part machine, All cop.
Dec. 14, 2012, 10:17 p.m. CST
by Deceased Fan
Dec. 14, 2012, 11:04 p.m. CST
Dec. 14, 2012, 11:25 p.m. CST
For a month now. Is that old yet ? Oh and the.silent issue gi joe 21 is everyones favorite issue Duh! Snake eyes saved scarlett from storm shadow ! Ninjas rule
Dec. 14, 2012, 11:28 p.m. CST
by Raptor Jesus
That was a long time ago.
Dec. 14, 2012, 11:29 p.m. CST
That brings back memories! What a great writer, he wrote Wolverine back when Wolverine was cool.
Dec. 15, 2012, midnight CST
Wolverine.was a douche. Always. Talks about killing but never kills Says he is hard but crys all the time Cant get his own chick so he trys to wrangle in on his buddys fiance He acts like hes a badass in the comics but gets taken out w ease by spidey, hell even the punisher In the movies all his chick friends die, because he's a pussy Gets beat up by a chick in x2 Not man enough to take advantage of rouge but to weasly to reduff her
Dec. 15, 2012, 4:35 a.m. CST
Hama Wolverine WAS cool .... #90 featuring Sabretooth is one of the single greatest comic books I've ever read.
Dec. 15, 2012, 8:12 a.m. CST
by Dallas Mugno
I watch it every year. I have a decent BETA copy of it from when I was young and I made my own DVD of it. It even has all the commercials. Sure it is cheesy, but I make it through every time.
Dec. 15, 2012, 9:23 a.m. CST
Thanks to Kevin Smith whenever I see those letters I think 'Ass to Mouth' so this years' Christmas ep may be a real keeper.
Dec. 15, 2012, 9:24 a.m. CST
Oops. Shoulda read all the comments first.
Dec. 15, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST
Of something kinda funny being over done and the same jokes being over used! I can't remember a funny episode since the first season. Hopefully Adult Swim will get smart and drop some of their worst shows like this and I hope they cancel That stupid looking Star Wars Detours crap before it comes out! Someone fire Seth Green that little douche hasn't been funny since the 90's
Dec. 15, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST
Watch it. You won't regret it. Have plenty of alcohol ready.
Dec. 15, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST
Community's claymation Christmas special was great and will stand the test of time, and now many other programs are going to copy them
Even though Community's Christmas special was a throwback to the classic claymation Christmas specials of our childhood, other shows are now wishing they had thought of it, especially Robot Chicken with is essentially a stop motion animation show and they didn't have the brainpower to think of it first. Even Russell Peters's recent Christmas special had a claymation episode. You have to be a Community fan to get a lot of the humour in their Christmas episode, but if you are, that episode is something you can pop into the DVD/blu-ray player every holiday season if you're like me.
Dec. 15, 2012, 11:51 p.m. CST
...is the one with ET and Godzilla.
Dec. 16, 2012, 6:13 a.m. CST
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! The GIJoe comic was AMAZING back in the day. So much better than it had any right to be, given the cartoon it was based on. If the makers of the GIJoe movies would just take a few pages out of Hama's books, it could be sooooo good.
Dec. 16, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST
I'll admit seasons three and four were pretty stingy with the funny, but I think they've been back on an upswing. Season 5 was solidly hilarious, and with the exception of last week's episode, the first half of Season 6 has been excellent. With that in mind, it's a 10 minute series (sans ads), and they're not gonna parody every pop culture property you love in every episode. God knows I could do without the GI Joe skits (which have been numerous the past 2 years). Bottom line...they may never live up to Season 1 again, but there's still a lot to love, and I think they've got another year or two left in them before the well is completely dry.
Dec. 16, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
Community did a parody of 70s claymation X-Mas specials, and Robot Chicken uses stop motion, so now that Community did claymation, Robot Chicken, a show completely unrelated in format, tone, and content, wishes it also did a claymation episode?
Dec. 17, 2012, 8:26 a.m. CST
Fuck the haters ... RC is still funny ... still original ... and I am still slapping my knee with laughter.
by Judge Briggs
Dec. 17, 2012, 8:39 a.m. CST
I bet they can't watch a whole Mega Shark movie either??
Dec. 17, 2012, 10:02 a.m. CST
Robot Chicken, for the easily amused 12 yr old & that guy in the movie theater that belly laughs at everything.
Dec. 17, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST
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