"Did I mention they have to use a video game to animate everything? It is a huge undertaking, and I have great respect that these episodes manage to have a compelling cinematography as well as humor."
This is just plain ridiculous. The fact they are using animation created by another company makes their job immensely easier. Hell, there are fourteen year-old machinima artists who can match them. Search "Machinima Tutorial" on google and you'll see how easy it is.