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Robot Chicken Star Wars
« on: June 12, 2007, 02:34 PM »
Not sure if this has been posted yet, or how many other people know about it but the Adult Swim show Robot Chicken will be doing a 30 minute Star Wars special this Sunday night (June 17) at 10 PM EST. Now they've done Star Wars related stuff in the past, but this special appears to be all new material (and some using Hasbro toys). They even got multiple SW personalities to provide voices for the special. So far they've announced that Ahmed Best, Mark Hammil, and Uncle George himself will be providing voices.

Looks to be awesome, and I can't wait for it.

You can find out more info (and watch clips) here.

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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007, 02:42 PM »
I love Robot Chicken and have been looking forward to this special.  Along with the Family Guy Star Wars special, it will remain on my tivo!  ;D
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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2007, 03:25 PM »
When is the Family guy Special?
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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007, 12:38 AM »
It will be the fall season premier. You can learn more about that here.
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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2007, 03:31 PM »
 :o COOL! I'll have to set up the DVR for that one as well Thanks! Matt ;)
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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2007, 10:36 PM »
I just saw it, it was by far the best episode of Robot Chicken ever. The Ponda Baba, Max Rebo & "Empire on Ice" skits were the best of the skits. I feel jipped they used a couple of pass SW skits instead of doing brand new skits.  :-\
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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2007, 11:45 PM »
I just watched it on starwars.com pretty good ****.   ;D

Lobot dancing, Ackbar Cereal, Max Rebo & Empire on Ice was great & the ghost of Jar Jar...  :D

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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2007, 01:02 AM »
Ackbar cereal was priceless...

"Your tasebuds can't repel flavor of that magnitude!"

And him swatting away the cereal they had and yelling, "It's a trap!"

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Still one of their greatest is Vader calling after the Death Star's destruction.  The kids were rolling around laughing about that...  again.
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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2007, 01:34 AM »
I thought the running gag with the janitor sweeping up the bodies of Maul, Windu, and Palpatine was great. The Yo Momma contest was hilarious! "Yo momma's so dumb she spent all day saying 'are not' to R2!" Good stuff, and the modified intro was a nice touch.

Any chance we can get Virex to upload the dancing Lobot onto Lobot's Duplex?

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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2007, 10:14 AM »
I saw it a couple of times last night, and I thought it was really good.  I always enjoys Robot Chicken, but it was nice to see a whole half hour dedicated to Star Wars.  I got a kick out of the Ackbar cereal sketch as well, good stuff.  Its funny the knowledge that the Robot Chicken staff (at least some of them) have for even the background characters of Star Wars.  The stuff last night featured Lobot, Ponda Baba, Ackbar, Zuckuss, and more.  Funny stuff.

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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2007, 12:04 PM »
Actually, I was a little disappointed.  Some sketches were flat out great, like the Walrus Man bit and the Akbar cereal.

Other sketches were pretty good, others went on WAY, WAY too long like Empire on Ice, which got less funny with each passing second.  I was also annoyed there were three repeat sketches in there.  I find it hard to believe they couldn't have filled the half hour with new material.  Felt lazy.

A definite mixed bag.  I give it a B-.

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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2007, 12:42 PM »
I watched it too and thought it was okay. The Ackbar bit was great as was the Walrusman segment. The Emperor/Construction worker stuff wasn't bad but the Empire on Ice thing sucked hard and it was unintelligible at some points.

Oh and the Ben kneeing Luke in the junk was funny, but when isn't that type of gag.
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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2007, 01:11 PM »
I watched it too and thought it was okay. The Ackbar bit was great as was the Walrusman segment. The Emperor/Construction worker stuff wasn't bad but the Empire on Ice thing sucked hard and is was unintelligible at some points.

Oh and the Ben kneeing Luke in the junk was funny, but when isn't that type of gag.

Empire on Ice wasn't funny and went on forever.  I literally fast-forwarded through it about halfway, I was astonished they wasted so much time and effort on that one-joke sketch.  Ugh.
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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2007, 04:40 PM »
Oddly, the preview of Lucas in therapy that was funny, but not in the special.  Odd, but I still thought the show was hilarious!
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Re: Robot Chicken Star Wars
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2007, 06:17 PM »
I thought the show was funny.  My favorite skit was the Ackbar cereal.