Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Robot Chicken + Star Wars = funny

Today it was announced that the awesomely funny Adult Swim show Robot Chicken will be making a 30 minute Star Wars themed special for Comedy Central. The special will air on June 17th at 10pm, and I assume will be repeated a lot. This is a very good thing. I love Robot Chicken, I love Star Wars. so really everyone wins. But the really best part is that RC creator Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, have gotten the full partnership of Lucasfilm behind the production. Including having both George Lucas and Mark Hamill voice themselves respectively in the claymated spoof.

Robot Chicken has done spoofs of Star Wars in the past and apparently in particular the one called "Emperor's Phone Call" was so beloved by the Lucas guys that they approached Adult Swim for permission to put the clip on the offical Star Wars website. When Green and Senreich met with Lucasfilm about that, they apparently turned the meeting into a pitch session for the Star Wars special. And that great initiative seems to have payed off. I'm very stoked about this. Just watch the video and tell me you don't think it'll be a really funny show :)


Anonymous said...

I think I might have to give Robot Chicken another chance.

Chappy said...

you definitely should :)

Jim said...

This makes me laugh every time I watch it. It's just hilarious. Ah, I was never a huge Robot Chicken fan until this sketch ... its just amazing!