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Robot Chicken: Season Six

Warner Bros. // 2013 // 220 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // October 11th, 2013

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Editor's Note

Our reviews of Robot Chicken: Season One (published April 12th, 2006), Robot Chicken: Season Two (published September 4th, 2007), Robot Chicken: Season Three (published October 27th, 2008), Robot Chicken: Season Four (published December 24th, 2009), Robot Chicken: Season Five (published November 4th, 2011), Robot Chicken Christmas Specials (published January 23rd, 2015), Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special (Blu-ray) (published July 9th, 2013), Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise (published November 12th, 2014), Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II (published August 3rd, 2009), and Robot Chicken: Star Wars III (Blu-ray) (published July 18th, 2011) are also available.

The Charge

Crashing into your living room in all new adventure.

The Case

Seth Green and company are back for another hefty helping of their pop-culture-skewering mini-sode series. Judging by the number of dick jokes, it seems like everyone continues to be on top of their game.

The meat and potatoes of Robot Chicken remains the geek-friendly joke-ripping on all corners of film, TV, comic and video game realms. From Captain Planet to Captain America, nothing is off-limits, no matter how esoteric the subject matter. A Shirt Tales joke? Gutsy.

When you look at Robot Chicken it's fairly obvious why the series has sustained such success over the past six seasons: the humor is quick and snappy, managing to be both broad and gleefully sophomoric, while tailored enough to appeal viewers who get G.I. Joe references. The biggest thing going for Seth Green and pals is the shortest: the runtime. The brevity of these shorts ensure that no joke overstays its welcome. I'm also guessing it makes life in the writers' room a little easier; with no floor for gag runtime, there's a lot more soil to till. And it shows: some of these drops clock in at only a few seconds.

The flipside? The rapid-fire sketch comedy increases the odds of some duds and that's true here. Not everything packs a punch, and the jokes that struggle often try way too hard and ultimately devolve into a cheap poop gag or a puppet lifting her shirt to flash a singing chipmunk (yeah, that happened).

But that's just prudish bellyaching on my part. Robot Chicken is hefty fun and each installment is sure to deliver some punchy—if sophomoric—laughs. Besides, I'd be nothing but a pathetic hypocrite for saying anything else, as I laughed loud and hard at the Street Fighter II sketch. M. Bison stranded on the top of the Q-bert pyramid is gold no matter how emotionally stunted you may be.

A very nice two-disc set brings 220 minutes worth of content transmitted in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen and 5.1 Dolby Digital surround. Special features are robust: episode commentaries, deleted animatics, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and pop-up video commentary on select episodes.

(One more thing: this is uncensored and is not for the kiddos.)

The Verdict

Not guilty. Bawk.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 85

Perp Profile

Studio: Warner Bros.
Video Formats:
• 1.78:1 Anamorphic
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English)
• English (SDH)
Running Time: 220 Minutes
Release Year: 2013
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
• Animation
• Comedy
• Science Fiction
• Superheroes
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

• Commentaries
• Deleted Scenes
• Featurettes
• Animatics


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