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"Son vivant! "

"La séquence du générique d'ouverture vous dit essentiellement: vous êtes le poulet, obligé de regarder cette merde."

Michael Ian Noir, "1987"

Une série Stop Motion sur (nage adulte), de Williams Street Productions. Créé par Seth Green et Matt Senreich (éditeur de Toyfare, un magazine pour les collectionneurs de figurines d'action), l'émission présente une série de courts métrages en stop motion (inspirés de Toyfare Théâtre Twisted Toyfare bandes dessinées), d'une durée allant de quelques secondes à plusieurs minutes. La comédie dans ces courts métrages a tendance à varier énormément entre la comédie noire, la parodie et la satire de la culture pop, le surréalisme absolu ou une combinaison des trois.

La plupart des esquisses sont des parodies sombres impliquant des "mashups", une collision de deux éléments de la culture pop (l'un innocent et l'autre "mature") dégénérant dans le chaos, comme Mario et Luigi se rendant à Vice City, Beavis et Butt-Head rejoignant l'adolescent Titans, l'équipe de Scooby-Doo rencontre Jason Voorhees, les Schtroumpfs font leur version de Se7en, ou Bugs Bunny et Elmer Fudd reconstituant une bataille de rap de 8 miles.

Suite à l'annulation de The Venture Bros. en 2020, le spectacle a pris le relais d'être la série la plus longue sur (nage adulte). D'autres réseaux ont commandé des comédies en stop-motion plus sérialisées à Green et aux Stoopid Buddy Studios de la société; l'épopée médiévale des peg-people Crossing Swords est sortie sur Hulu en 2020, et AMC a acheté la baby-doll urbaine «Mega City Smiths» pour 2021.


Cette série présente des exemples de:

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  • Acid-Trip Dimension: une parodie flagrante de Sous-marin jaune complet avec un sketch entier et un Art Shift qui n'utilise pas de poupées, et il est même abat-jour par Ringo, qui, lorsqu'on le lui demande comment il a su utiliser le trou dans sa poche pour empêcher le gant de détruire le sous-marin, répond "Je ne l'ai pas fait, je suis sous acide".
  • Action Insurance Gag: dans un épisode, les producteurs d'une version théâtrale de Les Vengeurs Regardez comme une répétition complète des costumes tourne mal lorsque le géant mécanique Hulk se détraque et que les acteurs se blessent tous. Les producteurs regardent avec horreur pendant un moment.

    Producteur 1: Euh … Nous sommes assurés, non?
    Producteur 2: Oui! Soupe aux noix!
    (les deux allument des cocktails Molotov pour ajouter à la destruction et courir)

  • Intrigue d'Adam et Eve: Après la destruction de Fraggle Rock, les cinq principaux Fraggles sont les seuls restants; une fois qu'ils ont trouvé un endroit sûr, ils se tournent vers le repeuplement. Mokey et Red ne sont pas satisfaits.
  • Adam Westing: Beaucoup de sketchs qui se moquent des célébrités sont exprimés par la personne réelle.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Joué pour rire avec Bossk. Il a été décrit comme une œuvre désagréable dans l'ancienne UE, qui était le canon officiel lorsque les croquis de Star Wars ont été réalisés. Ici, il est si maléfique que c'est hilarant en soi.
  • Lance-flammes en aérosol: dans le croquis "Bake-Off Beatdown", une bagarre entre Betty Crocker et Sara Lee se termine avec Crocker qui l'utilise pour mettre le feu à la tête de Lee, ce qui la brûle instantanément jusqu'à son crâne et elle hurle de douleur avant de passer l'ambulance la frappe.
  • Affably Evil:
  • L'Afterafterlife: "Super Heaven", Jésus dépose une plainte auprès de Dieu sur l'impossibilité pratique de The Grim Reaper (à la fois dans son apparence et dans l'exécution de son travail) après avoir récolté sans cérémonie une vieille dame nommée Gladys. est assez effrayante sans qu'un squelette ne vienne sur elle alors qu'elle est mourante, ce qui incite la Faucheuse à la moissonner au paradis. Quand Jésus remet cela en question, Dieu remarque que cela signifie qu'elle est maintenant allée au Super-Paradis.

    Jésus: Vous ne pouvez pas mourir au paradis! Papa, dis-lui!
    Dieu: En fait, vous pouvez. Tu vois si tu meurs au paradis, tu vas à super-Paradis.
    Jésus: Quoi?!
    Gladys: Super-Heaven est génial!

  • Tous les hommes sont pervers:
    • Ce trope apparaît parfois dans le spectacle. Dans La femme bionique sketch, The Six Million Dollar Man utilise une blessure potentiellement mortelle pour lui donner des implants mammaires, des genouillères intégrées et une fonction de secousse automatique de la main.
    • Un autre exemple parodie le trope Pantsless Males, Fully-Dressed Females, dans lequel Gadget décide d'abandonner sa combinaison habituelle pour une veste maigre et aucun vêtement inférieur. Lorsqu'ils s'y opposent, elle souligne que ses camarades de sauvetage masculins n'ont jamais porté de pantalon. Mais tous sont tellement excités qu'ils se précipitent pour se masturber (même Fermeture éclair), laissant Gadget confus et ennuyé.
  • Interprétation alternative des personnages: Fait plusieurs fois dans l'univers, que ce soit avec des personnages fictifs ou de vraies personnes.
  • Arbres de Noël en aluminium: usurpés lors de la spéciale DC Comics. On rappelle au public qu'un écureuil extraterrestre Green Lantern nommé B'Dg, un douchebag sans sens de la mode nommé Firestorm, et M. Banjo existent réellement, tandis que la série se moque d'eux juste devant leurs visages. Firestorm n'y prend pas trop de bienveillance.
  • Sondage anal:
    • Inversé lorsqu'un groupe de rednecks édentés et vêtus de flanelle dans une camionnette enlève un extraterrestre de sa planète natale. Puis plus tard, dans une parodie simultanée de ce trope et Délivrance, les hicks entourent joyeusement l'extraterrestre, penchés et attachés à une souche d'arbre, et annoncent sans détour comment ils vont effectuer des «expériences scientifiques» dans son dos.
    • Une autre esquisse montre un extraterrestre (qui vient de participer à un enlèvement humain pour – apparemment – expérimentation) déplore le problème de relations publiques qu'il a et se demande comment la fausse rumeur de sondage anal a commencé (s'avère l'un des autres extraterrestres est un bâtard malade et malade).
  • Et je dois crier:
  • Et il y avait beaucoup de réjouissance: les citoyens de Pastryville célèbrent la mort supposée de Bitch Pudding par un volcan avec un festival "The Bitch Is Dead", avec des jeux de carnaval Toss-a-Bitch et Whack-a-Bitch, une piñata en forme de Bitch Pudding, Pudding de chienne frit au volcan sur un bâton, et une fresque murale géante de Pudding de chienne tombant dans le volcan avec les mots "Bye Bye Bitch!"
  • Animation Bump: L'animation est devenue beaucoup plus élaborée et expressive pour la saison 5. Elle a gagné une autre bosse pour la saison 6, lorsque la série a changé les équipes d'animation de Shadowmachine et Screen Novelties aux propres Stoopid Buddy Studios de Seth Green.
  • Art Shift: Bien que la grande majorité des croquis soient dans Claymation, le spectacle plonge parfois dans l'action réelle, l'animation, les marionnettes et même Synchro-Vox.
  • Comme vous le savez: Il existe de nombreux croquis dans lesquels le personnage principal (souvent) d'une franchise se présentera ou sera présenté par un autre personnage déjà à l'écran. Cela est particulièrement vrai des franchises cultes ou moins connues.
  • Ascended Meme: "Mo-Larr, Eternian Dentist" était si populaire que Mattel a créé une figure de lui comme une exclusivité de la convention. Il comprend, entre autres, sa perceuse et une figurine de squelette avec un dent manquante.
  • Ass Shove: Lors d'un examen de la prostate.

    "Vas-y doucement, d'accord, Doc?"
    "Vous l'avez, Sal!" (s'enroule et enfonce son poing à l'intérieur)

  • Victime de trou du cul:
  • Assimilation Backfire: Les Borgs tentent d'assimiler le capitaine Jake du Entreprise l'équipage de nuit, mais son sang rempli de bière et son amour de la fête corrompent le collectif.
  • Tir de l'équipe A: invoqué dans l'un des G.I. Joe shorts. Un soldat frappe trois coups parfaits, deux au centre du corps et le troisième à la tête. Le Joe a été choqué par la fusillade en disant: "Si vous tirez comme ça, votre ennemi pourrait finir par mourir!". Plus tard, il mord le Joe dans le cul quand un kamikaze n'a pas peur des balles manquées.
  • Atomic F-Bomb: Palpatine termine le troisième Guerres des étoiles spécial avec un bip lent "NON!" version de l'un de ceux-ci:
    Palpatine: Eh bien, si vous voulez quelques derniers mots de sagesse, les voici. (Se tourne vers la caméra tout en retournant l'oiseau alors que la deuxième étoile de la mort explose) Fuuuck yooouuuu!'
  • Assister à vos propres funérailles: Flèche verte dans le deuxième spécial DC Comics, montré après que Batman se soit prononcé sur le fait que la mort est bon marché en ce qui concerne les super-héros. Batman était à ses funérailles en faisant un éloge funèbre, quand il s'est arrêté et a assuré au public que toute la mort dans le monde de la bande dessinée était une connerie totale, et que compte tenu d'une période de temps très probablement courte, Flèche verte sera de retour, puis nous passons devant le public applaudissant Batman pour son discours, avec Flèche verte, qui, tout d'un coup, se présente à l'enterrement comme l'un des pleureuses, à la grande surprise d'Ice.
  • Attention Deficit … Ooh, Shiny!: Invoqué par les ThunderCats.

    Panthro: Vous avez oublié l'épée des présages !?
    Lion-O: Je suis un chat, Panthro. Je suis facilement distrait.
    Panthro: Moi aussi, mais tu ne me vois pas (entend un corbeau voler au-dessus de sa tête) BIRD BIRD BIRD BIRD BIRD!

  • L'autorité égale le coup de pied: Apparemment, le Doc peut se défendre contre le Poulet, qui a essuyé le sol avec chaque autre personnage qui avait une apparition récurrente dans la série.
  • Bad Boss: Ernest laisse certains elfes de Keebler se faire dévorer vivants par un Cookie Monster déchaîné afin qu'il n'ait pas à leur donner des heures supplémentaires.

    Elfe Keebler aléatoire: Mais tu dois moi au fil du temps! (voit Cookie Monster approcher, et tous deux courent pour sauver leur vie) Ce n'est pas grave!

  • Appât et interrupteur:
    • Dans «Je sais ce que les Bratz ont fait l'été dernier», les Bratz tuent (accidentellement) Barbie en la renversant, et sont bientôt traqués et tués un par un par une silhouette sombre dans un trench-coat rose. Nous sommes amenés à croire que c'est Barbie, soit de retour des morts, soit pas tout à fait morte, mais c'est en fait Draculaura de Monster High.
    • Un croquis de Karate Kid a fait remarquer à Johnny à quel point le coup de pied de grue est facilement télégraphié et déplacé à Daniel, qui nie continuellement que le mouvement sera effectué. Quand le prochain tour commence, il tue immédiatement Daniel avec un Hadouken.
  • "Balls" Gag: Un croquis de l'épisode "Celebrity Rocket" a choqué un professeur de gym en surpoids de voir que tous ses ballons de football, ballons de basket et ballons de foot ont été aplatis et s'exclamait "Mes ballons! Qu'est-il arrivé à mes ballons? faire ça à mes couilles? " Nous voyons alors deux enfants l'observer, l'un d'eux faisant sarcastiquement remarquer "Ce spectacle est si intelligent".
  • Balls of Steel: Dans un court intitulé "Ode to the Nut-shot", nous voyons deux exemples de ceci, un droit et un joué avec; dans un cas, un bûcheron se frappe à plusieurs reprises dans les noix sans effet, et dans un autre, un robot en donne un autre dans l'aine, auquel la victime se tient simplement là et hausse les épaules.
  • Anatomie de la poupée Barbie:
    • Fournir le devis pour l'image sur la page elle-même:

      Ken: Je suis désolé, cela ne m'est jamais arrivé auparavant.
      Barbie: NE PAS AVOIR DE PÉNIS NE VOUS EST JAMAIS ARRIVÉ AVANT !?

    • C'est abat-jour dans le Club de combat parodie où Ken et tous les autres petits amis de Barbie au fil des ans ont laissé échapper toute leur frustration quant à la façon dont Barbie a toujours attiré l'attention.

      "Règle n ° 4 du Fight Club: frapper à l'aine est autorisé, car, avouons-le: nous sommes tous assez lisses là-bas."

  • Fais attention à ce que tu souhaites:
    • Linus veut tellement voir la Grande Citrouille qu'il mène un rituel satanique pour l'invoquer. La Grande Citrouille apparaît … et le tue aussitôt.
    • Dans le court "Noël 1914", le soldat Doyle demande au Père Noël de franchir la ligne allemande, mais avant que le Père Noël ne vienne le faire, la trêve de Noël est initiée.
    • Dans un Fraggle Rock / Watership Down parodie, après avoir été brutalement mutilé par un chien, l'un des derniers vœux des Fraggles est que les autres le mettent hors de sa misère … ce qu'ils font en le matraquant collectivement à mort pour ses appels désespérés.
  • Barricade du Conseil Berserk:
    • Quand un prêtre voit une famille jouer à "Humping Robot", il monte la porte et verse de l'essence sur le sol. Avant de lancer un match à l'intérieur, il change d'avis et décide de les rejoindre.
    • Dans un He-Man esquisse, Evil-lyn et Beast Man montent aux portes du château de Skeletor après que les trois tuent He-Man et craignent les conséquences.
    • Dans "The Twist", M. Night Shyamalan monte sa porte après avoir trouvé sa maison sur la lune et des extraterrestres essayant d'entrer, et quand on essaie de passer sous la porte, on lui coupe les doigts avec un couteau de cuisine. Il s'avère qu'ils voulaient juste emprunter une tasse de sucre.
  • Be the Ball: Un sketch utilise une variante de ce trope quand Ash punit Pikachu pour avoir pissé sur son tapis en le fourrant dans sa Poké Ball et en l'utilisant comme balle de tennis dans un jeu avec Misty.
  • "Mieux vaut ne pas être né": dans un Popeye-squisse à thème parodique C'est un merveilleux complot, l'ange gardien de Wimpy tente de le dissuader de se suicider en lui montrant ce qui se passerait s'il mourait. Cependant, on montre alors à quel point le monde est meilleur sans son existence. Popeye a les cheveux pleins, lui et Bluto ouvrent leur propre banque, Olive Oyl a une silhouette beaucoup plus sexy et plus courbée, Alice le Goon a trouvé un remède contre le cancer, il n'y a ni pollution ni guerre, et les hamburgers sont gratuits. Après avoir vu tout cela, son ange gardien le jette lui-même du pont.
  • Big "NON!": Dans le sketch "Heimlich Begins", le personnage titulaire laisse échapper un Big "NEIN!" quand son père s'étouffe à mort avec des bonbons.
  • Big "QUOI?!": Dans une parodie de Quartier de Daniel Tiger, c'est la réponse de Daniel lorsqu'on lui dit qu'il a le nanisme pour expliquer pourquoi il ressemble à un enfant alors qu'il est à l'âge où les tigres ont grandi.
  • Bonus bilingue: la chemise de Corey Haim dans "Federated Resources" dit ば か ("baka"), qui signifie "idiot" en japonais.
  • Moralité en noir et blanc: le Père Noël reçoit une chanson qui désactive que personne ne peut être purement méchant ou gentil. Cela le laisse faire une introspection après avoir réalisé à quel point la vie est nulle et à quel point la plupart des enfants méchants le sont seulement parce que leur vie est nulle.
  • Black Comedy: Partout. Si vous regardez cette émission assez longtemps, il y a de très grandes chances que cela ruine votre enfance. Il y a même une playlist pour ceux qui veulent rationaliser le processus.
  • Black Comedy Cannibalism: Un sketch dans l'épisode "S&M Present" met en scène deux vaches mangeant des hamburgers. L'un d'eux commente "Merde, Jonathan est vraiment savoureux."
  • Black Comedy Rape: Traverse la ligne deux fois (ou quarante fois) par exemple avec "Pimp My Sister", un Pimp My Ride parodie où l'hôte kidnappe une adolescente à la demande de son jeune frère et l'entraîne à devenir une prostituée afin il peut gagner de l'argent. Cela se termine par ses vomissements à la perspective d'avoir des relations sexuelles «non conventionnelles» avec le voisin.
  • Blah Blah Blah: Dans le sketch "Villain Car Pool", Lex Luthor dit qu'il aurait dû prendre le téléporteur au lieu de rester coincé dans la circulation. Mumm-Ra dit cela comme il a entendu Lex le dire un million de fois auparavant.
  • Surf corporel: Saut quantique est parodié quand Sam saute dans le corps d'une femme faisant une sex tape. "Ziggy dit que vous devez travailler le manche!"
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: En se préparant pour sa quinceanera, Dora, 15 ans, demande au public quelle bière a le plus d'alcool (et s'épuise sans payer), où trouver son trafiquant de drogue et avec qui elle devrait s'embrasser au faire la fête.
  • Pain, œufs, lait, squick: lors des funérailles de Granny Grahamcrackers, Raspberry Parfait se souvient comment elle a tricoté l'écharpe préférée de Black Cherry Pie, réparé le toit qui fuyait de Fudge Turnover (pendant qu'il regardait Tango et cash sur Netflix), et a conduit des biscuits au babeurre jusqu'à la grande ville pour se faire avorter – euh, ses amygdales.
  • Extension mammaire: dans le croquis "No Need For Glomer" (basé sur la version animée de Punky Brewster), où Punky a demandé à une Glomer abusée de grossir ses seins, sauf que Glomer a continué à aller au point où c'était une horreur corporelle absolue. C'est arrivé à Soleil Moon-Frye. Elle a développé des seins si énormes qu'elle a dû subir une chirurgie de réduction mammaire.
  • Blague de brique:
    • L'épisode de Noël de la saison 3 était Spécial de Noël à moitié cul de poulet robot. Le spécial de Noël de la saison 4 est Spécial de Noël à cul complet du poulet robot.
    • La blague mentionnée sous Trop tôt? Il est revenu pour mordre Owen et Beru une gros chemin.
      Stormtrooper: Oh, et j'ai un message de Lord Vader. Il dit – "Vous pouvez maintenant rire de la blague 'Little Orphan Ani'."
    • La première de la saison 4 s'est ouverte avec Seth & Matt attaqués par Joss Whedon et Ron Moore, croyant que Seth était respectivement un loup-garou (comme il l'était sur Buffy) et un Cylon. Le dernier croquis de l'épisode est "Just the Good Parts", qui se termine sur un segment dédié à Galactica – essentiellement chaque personnage majeur s'annonçant nonchalamment être un Cylon. Y compris Seth, qui déclare confusément "euh, je suis-je suis un Cylon", puis se fait immédiatement sauter la tête par Ron Moore.
    • La saison 4 final avait aussi une blague assez intelligente. Dans un croquis, Seth Green et Matt Senriech ont mentionné que le co-rédacteur en chef Doug Goldstein avait acheté une multipropriété. À la fin de l'épisode, lorsque Keith Lazzo dit que l'émission est annulée, Doug lui-même est vu au téléphone, suppliant sa femme de vendre la multipropriété.
  • Apportez mon pantalon marron: lorsque l'arbre Keebler est attaqué par Cookie Monster:

    Soldat Keebler # 1: Je ne me suis pas inscrit pour ça! Je voulais juste faire des cookies!
    Soldat Keebler # 2: Je fais des cookies dans mon pantalon en ce moment!

  • Brisé l'échelle de notation: La finale de la saison 8 a Doug Goldstein révélant qu'il a mis en place un sondage demandant aux gens s'ils veulent une finale à propos de lui ou de Seth & Matt. Quand le sondage est à 100% pour ce dernier, Doug affirme que sa finale l'implique "portant une veste anti-drogue de Wet Seal, botter le cul sur une moto volante et embrasser à pleine bouche Christie Brinkley avec (sa) langue entière". Le compteur de sa fin passe de 0 à l'infini négatif.
  • Brown Note: Un croquis présente un jeune Seth Green agissant dans une publicité de Burger King et flubbing à plusieurs reprises sa réplique, ses tentatives devenant de moins en moins cohérentes à mesure qu'il prend plus de bouchées des Whoppers qu'il a fournis jusqu'à ce qu'il tombe malade et vomisse depuis qu'il a refusé le directeur. suggestion de cracher ses bouchées dans un seau après chaque prise. De nos jours, il ne peut ni entendre ni même dire le mot «cheeseburger» sans vomir.
  • Honnêteté brutale: Quand c'est au tour de Bitch Pudding de faire un discours à l'enterrement de Granny Grahamcrackers, elle se souvient des sourires de Granny, de ses biscuits au sucre … et aussi de son problème chronique de péter, de sa dépendance au jeu et de son habitude de devenir commando.
  • Buried Alive: Un croquis mettant en vedette les Shirt Tales combattant pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale les a confondus avec des pilotes de l'Axe et abattus par les forces américaines. Lorsque leurs chemises sont posées sur leurs tombes, la plupart d'entre eux changent pour lire "R.I.P.", tandis que Bogey se met à clignoter rapidement et lit "I'm Buried Alive!".
  • Butterfly of Doom: utilisé dans l'épisode 17 à un degré ridicule. Comme pour provoquer des tremblements de terre ou des éruptions volcaniques rien qu'en tuant un insecte.

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  • Rappeler:
    • Le voyage de Palpatine à l'étoile de la mort comprenait un bâillon jetable où un planche de surf est indiqué sur le tapis roulant à bagages (une référence au "Beachtrooper" dans le Lego Star Wars jeux.) Dans le dernier sketch du Guerres des étoiles spécial, où Palpatine tombe à mort, il croise le Beachtrooper (à qui il avait également dit plus tôt de "Va te faire foutre!") vêtu de son maillot de bain habituel et d'un casque Stormtrooper sur un balcon de l'étoile de la mort, buvant dans un noix de coco. Quand l'Empereur tombe devant lui, il lui dit encore bonjour, auquel l'Empereur lui hurle encore une fois d'aller se faire foutre.
    • Dans Orientation de l'étoile de la mort a Private Perkins est montré comme un exemple de quelqu'un que Vader pense avoir tué, mais qui se promène avec une fausse barbe et des lunettes. Dans Retour de Jar Jar, Vader donne des ordres au même Perkins, sans se rendre compte qu'il est censé être mort.
  • Public captif: Le poulet dans le générique d'ouverture des cinq premières saisons, puis le scientifique fou dans les saisons 6 et 7, puis le poulet de nouveau dans la saison 8.
  • Casting Gag: Beaucoup, beaucoup de voix sont apportées juste pour le bâillon. Par exemple, Cree Summer exprimant Penny dans un Inspecteur Gadget parodie, Soleil Moon-Frye exprimant Punky Brewster dans "No Need for Glomer", Dana Snyder dépeint Master Shake comme un critique de l'émission Robot Chicken, et le regretté Robert Culp faisant revivre son personnage Bill Maxwell pour un Le plus grand héros américain parodie.

    Maître Shake: Les gens regardent ça. À la télé!

    • Et l'un des plus grands –Mark Hamill venir faire le Joker pour "The Arkham Redemption".
    • Rejoindre cette grandeur est Patrick Stewart reprenant le rôle de Gurney Halleck de Dune (1984), notant à quel point les Dune Buggies sont plus impressionnants et pratiques que les vers à épices. Il s'agit en fait d'un double Casting Gag, car c'est probablement aussi une référence à la tristement célèbre scène de buggy des dunes dans Star Trek: Némésis.
    • Un croquis sur une comédie musicale mettant en vedette The Avengers n'a nul autre que Avengers le co-créateur Stan Lee prête sa voix et son image au pianiste.
    • Billy Dee Williams reprend régulièrement son rôle de Lando Calrissian pour le Guerres des étoiles sketches. Carrie Fisher (Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke), Anthony Daniels (C-3P0) et Ahmed Best (Jar Jar) ont également repris leurs rôles pour l'étrange croquis.
  • Slogan:
    Fidel Castro: je aimer faire ça!

    Chienne Puddin: Blam! Vous venez de goûter au Bitch Puddin '!

  • Chew-Out Fake-Out: Dans "Bring a Sidekick To Work Day", The Flash réprimande Kid Flash pour avoir déshabillé Wonder Woman en public, puis murmure "Superspeed high-five!"
  • Chunky Salsa Rule: Un sketch avec un RPG de table subvertit ce trope. Un loup-garou est réduit en glu par un pistolet Gatling et incinéré. Ses cendres sont reniflées puis éclatées. Il est toujours en vie parce que ce n'était pas une solution miracle.
  • Clucking Funny: Un sketch était une version de "Law & Order" … avec des poulets.
  • Bombe Bleep-Bomb à fragmentation:
    • Dans le Bitch Pudding Special, Bitch Pudding laisse échapper une longue chaîne (23 secondes, pour être précis) de bombes F alors qu'elle roule sur le flanc d'un volcan. Presque à chaque fois qu'elle rebondissait, elle jurait, se terminant finalement par un long "FUUUUUCK!" à la fin (si vous écoutez attentivement, vous pouvez entendre certains des échos entre les bips).
    • Également déjà fait dans un croquis où Mumm-Ra tire une Mme Doubtfire, uniquement pour que ses bandages se prennent sur le corps en peluche de Snarf (longue histoire), se démêlent et BLEEP une tempête.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Pendant le sketch de FUCK Rogers et quand Dick Cheney a mis la main sur le prototype de l'armure Iron Man.

    Dick Cheney: Va te faire foutre! Va te faire foutre! Va te faire foutre! Va te faire foutre! (continue ad nauseum)

  • Cold Sniper: Trébuche dans l'un des G.I. Joe croquis, bien qu'il ait a débuté en tant que tireur d'élite amical.
  • Punition cool et inhabituelle: Rambo se souvient de tous les terribles punitions qu'il a subies pendant qu'il était enfermé par l'ennemi. Les tortures incluent avoir crépuscule lui lire, être obligé de jouer E.T. l'extraterrestre, être obligé d'écouter Rick Astley, et s'engager dans des numéros de danse, entre autres.
  • Companion Cube: Wilson le Volleyball finit par être emporté par Chuck Noland, et se retrouve bientôt à se faire passer par une série d'autres personnes, chacune agissant comme une vraie personne. Ll est.
  • Gagnant du concours Cameo: In-Universe. Robot Chicken a déjà organisé un concours pour gagner une PlayStation 3 entre les saisons. Au début de la saison suivante, le gagnant du concours a été poignardé à mort par Seth Green.
  • Couch Gag Vanity Plate: Le singe Stoopid à la fin de chaque épisode jusqu'à la saison 5.
  • Creator Cameo: se produit avec beaucoup de membres du personnel de l'émission lors de la finale de la saison 2. Ils sont tués. Et puis revenez en zombies.
  • Creator's Pet: Parodié dans l'univers. Un croquis présentait les producteurs de Star Trek: la nouvelle génération trouver comment amener les gens à aimer Wesley Crusher, après que les fans aient payé un panneau publicitaire menaçant de violer Wil Wheaton s'ils ne tuaient pas Wesley. Les producteurs décident d'ajouter un personnage extraterrestre ennuyeux, ala Great Gazoo, appelé "Snirkles", afin que Wesley ait l'air mieux en comparaison (bien qu'un écrivain ait suggéré d'essayer de faire de Wesley un meilleur personnage … et le soit rapidement mis à la porte). L'épisode est diffusé, et tout ce que Snirkles fait est de jouer une "chanson de banjo de l'espace". Les fans changent le panneau d'affichage pour lire "Kill Wesley. Keep Snirkles". Wil Wheaton, après avoir vu le sketch, a dit qu'il aurait adoré exprimer Wesley s'ils lui avaient demandé.
  • Crédits Gag: Le générique de fin de générique le plus courant est sur le quatrième-dernier écran, qui comprend toujours quelque chose de flatteur ou de positif écrit à côté de "Sarah Gellar" et "Mila Kunis" et quelque chose d'humour écrit à côté d'un autre membre d'équipage. Voici un exemple de l'épisode "Maurice Was Caught":

    Incroyable: Sarah Gellar
    Génial: Mila Kunis
    Ew …: Andrew Racho

    • Beaucoup d'entre eux sont tout aussi stupides:

    Buffy Summers: Sarah Gellar
    Meg Griffin: Mila Kunis
    Matt Peake: Matt Peake

    • Une des variations les plus cruelles de "Les Ramblings de Maurice":
    Fille: Sarah Gellar
    Fille: Mila Kunis
    Coupe: Andrew Racho
    • Une liste complète des "crédits spéciaux" se trouve sur le wiki Robot Chicken. De plus, le "mélangeur de dialogue original" est toujours crédité comme Kate "Superkate" Slepicka.
  • Crippling the Competition: Sinestro coupe (accidentellement) les deux mains de Green Lantern. Green Lantern contre en trouvant un autre endroit où porter sa bague.
  • Mort cruelle et inhabituelle: Kevin McAllister en subit une lorsque les pièges qu'il a inventés pour empêcher les cambrioleurs d'entrer se retournent horriblement contre lui.
  • Cue the Flying Pigs: Un croquis montre qu'une fille demande à sa mère si son couvre-feu peut être minuit. Sa mère dit: "Quand les porcs volent". La fille était préparée et a un cochon attaché à une fusée dans le ciel. La maman accepte alors que son nouveau couvre-feu est minuit.
  • Bataille de Curbstomp:
    • "Les combats de poing les plus unilatéraux au monde filmés"
    • La finale de la saison 5, le Robot Chicken tue presque tous les personnages avec une facilité ridicule, la seule exception étant Bitch Pudding.
  • Dance Off: Un croquis de Voltron a le robot de l'équipe face à un Robest de cette façon. Ils l'ont battu à l'ancienne, mais sont «servis» à l'avance.
  • Parodie sombre:
    • Dans le Animaux de compagnie! parodie, les animaux de compagnie envoient accidentellement un veau à l'abattoir parce qu'ils pensaient que c'était un club de comédie à cause du "S" manquant, ce qui en faisait "la maison des rires".
    • Dans une parodie de Les Jetsons, George est tué, vraisemblablement par Rosie, et dans un autre, Elroy ramène à la maison un extraterrestre qui le tue.
    • Dans le Calvin et Hobbes parodie, Calvin tue ses parents et le blâme sur Hobbes.
    • Dans leurs Jours heureux parodie, Ralph meurt et Fonzie tente de le ressusciter mais le transforme en zombie. Richie demande à être tué pour ne pas être zombifié.
    • Leur tentative de Toy Story 3 La bande-annonce, qui s'est produite avant le film, suivait le même principe qu'Andy était adulte, mais la différence est qu'il est un junkie et qu'il a utilisé Buzz comme un bang de fortune, alors Woody doit lui donner un Mercy Kill.
    • Ils font un épilogue de La vengeance des nerds cela montre les nerds arrêtés puis tués en prison.
    • Les deux G.I. Joe les croquis les montrent si inutiles qu'ils sont tués instantanément.
    • Le iCarly Le sketch commence avec Carly qui fait divulguer ses nus en ligne et se termine avec son père nuking Iran.
    • Le La belle et la Bête esquisse dans "Garfield Stockman dans: A Voice Like Wet Ham" a Belle chanter une chanson sur le taux de mortalité élevé et les conditions de vie insalubres de la France à l'époque où le film se déroule, puis il se termine par son sang éternuant et reconnaissant que une telle chose était une condamnation à mort à l'époque.
  • Un rendez-vous avec Rosie Palms: Chaque fois qu'un personnage masculin doit s'excuser rapidement, c'est généralement la raison.
    • Gadget conteste le fait que le reste des Rescue Rangers soit autorisé à se promener sans pantalon et change sa tenue en rien d'autre que la moitié supérieure de sa combinaison. Chip, Dale, Monty et même Zipper ne peuvent s'empêcher d'aller chercher l'intimité tout en essayant d'expliquer doucement le double standard de ce trope.
    • L'un des amis du Nerd a décidé de sauter leur Donjons et dragons session afin de la branler à Un coup d'amour avec Tila Tequila.
    • Dans un sketch croisé de Mme Doubtfire et ThunderCats (1985), Mumm-Ra entre sur Cheetara en se donnant un bain de langue. Mumm-Ra essaie de trouver une excuse pour sortir de la situation embarrassante avant de simplement dire la vérité.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Ils ont tendance à apparaître dans les croquis pour accrocher un abat-jour sur le film / la série parodié. L'empereur Palpatine est particulièrement populaire dans leurs parodies Star Wars.
  • Death by Gluttony: Quand Cookie Monster attaque l'arbre Keebler, les elfes le vaincent en versant de plus en plus de cookies dans sa bouche ouverte jusqu'à ce que son estomac explose.
  • Death Is Cheap: Moqué dans la deuxième spéciale de DC Comics. Batman arrête un éloge funèbre pour Green Arrow et continue à se plaindre de ce trope. Après avoir eu des halètements de la part de la congrégation, Bruce les appelle ensuite, soulignant que beaucoup d'entre eux sont eux-mêmes revenus d'entre les morts, ce que plusieurs d'entre eux concèdent, et il proclame qu'il en a fini avec l'organisation et la participation à leurs funérailles – ce que tout le monde applaudit. . Pour marteler ce point, Ollie lui-même, l'homme qu'ils sont censés pleurer, est assister à ses propres funérailles et fait partie de ceux qui applaudissent.
  • Armée décapitée: abat-jour à la fin de la deuxième spéciale Star Wars. Peu importe le nombre de milliers de navires de l'Empire, les rebelles viennent de faire sauter la deuxième étoile de la mort ET tué l'empereur, ce qui signifie que les rebelles ont gagné et que l'Empire n'est plus – le tout livré de la même manière concrète qu'un enfant de 12 ans utiliserait pour expliquer les règles d'un jeu de tag.
  • Deconstructor Fleet: Tout ce qui est mignon et câlin est déconstruit et / ou subverti. Aucune exception.
  • Decon-Recon Switch: "G.I. Non" a déployé les Joes en Afghanistan, où il y a des terroristes avec de véritables armes qui sont prêts à tuer, et ils sont tous massacrés en conséquence. Cela signifie également que COBRA est opposé aux Navy SEALs qui les expédient avec peu d'effort.
  • Département de la redondance:

    Pudding de chienne: Un connard a juste essayé de me tuer, alors maintenant ce connard va prendre ma botte, son trou du cul!

  • Coquilles de phlébotine épuisées: dans un Super Girl esquisse, les ennemis du protagoniste principal construisent un véhicule d'assaut en kryptonite pour la vaincre, mais il ralentit de manière comique et s'effondre avant de l'atteindre. Ensuite, ils passent au plan B: demandez à Livewire de lui donner un vibrateur en kryptonite. Elle prétend que ce n'est qu'un vibrateur ordinaire avec de la peinture qui brille dans le noir, puis Supergirl meurt en l'utilisant une nuit quand il s'avère que Livewire a menti et que c'était de la kryptonite après tout.
  • Animateur de Depraved Kids 'Show: Plusieurs, en particulier l'hôte de Où dans le temps est Carmen Sandiego, qui se transforme en un immédiatement après avoir été largué par sa petite amie au milieu du spectacle.
  • Déterminateur: Max Rebo ne manque jamais aucun concert.
  • Deus Angst Machina: Parodié dans le croquis "Randy's Halloween", où Randy reçoit le Pink Power Ranger pour un costume d'Halloween, et un sac à main pour femme à froufrous pour contenir ses bonbons. L'humiliation ne commence que là, lorsque l'intimidateur de l'école l'enlève (pensant qu'il est une fille) et part dans des régions inconnues. Ses amis pensent qu'il va la violer. L'intimidateur voulait juste que quelqu'un écoute ses problèmes qui l'ont amené à tourner comme il l'a fait. Finalement, un policier se présente, l'intimidateur découvre qui est Randy, et Randy apprend que sa mère est décédée dans un incendie de maison juste avant de tuer son chien, et tout ce qu'elle a laissé était une note disant qu'elle ne l'a jamais aimé.
  • Rétribution disproportionnée:
    • Sonic the Hedgehog commence sa dernière vie dans la zone Green Hill en parcourant une zone de 35 mi / h sans anneau sur lui. La police a posé une bande de crampons pour le tuer.

      Officier 1: Euh, on ne pouvait pas juste l'arrêter et lui donner un billet?
      Officier 2: Heheh, nous aurions pu, mais nous n'a pas.

    • Dans le croquis "Apocalypse Pony", les enfants et leurs parents sont tués par les poneys comme "punition pour leurs péchés" parce que les enfants ont dessiné sur le mur.
    • "Fumbles" the sniper quits The Joes, joins Cobra, and kills all but one of his former squadmates because they gave him an embarrassing nickname and proceed to mock him mercilessly over it. Cobra ends up giving him an even worse name, but giving Cobra's ignorant sincerity to it, "Fumbles" didn't really care.
      Duke: You motherfucker! You killed everything I loved! Take me too! TAKE ME TOO!!!
      Fumbles: No… no, you'll live with it.
    • One sketch has Batman and Robin bullying, tormenting, and murdering a group of kids for singing the "Batman smells" song. This is all just a story being told by the music teacher for shutting up the kids singing it during rehearsal. Which also counts as this trope as well.
    • Cobra Commander executes a guy for making oral sex jokes about him at his roast. But then, he est a bad guy.
    • The other citizens of Pastryville trying to kill Bitch Pudding for being a bitch, specifically after she gave an extremely rude speech at Granny Grahamcrackers' funeral. She's mean, but she previously never did anything to warrant getting killed.
    • Strawberry Shortcake sentencing Huckleberry Pie to be hanged after she suspects him of sleeping with the Purple Pieman (who actually was fucking a huckleberry pie…the dessert, that is).
    • One sketch involves three cowboys holding down their buddy and sticking him with a branding iron that says "Jew Lover". All because he bought a jar of Picante sauce in New York City.
    • The "Farting and Retards" sketch involves a guy shooting his roommate just because he didn't want Robot Chicken on their DVR anymore.
    • In the "Superman's Marriage" sketch, Clark forgets to remind Lois to TiVo Top Chef, and she asks him to go back in time like he did at the end of his first movie to remind her. When Clark refuses, Lois threatens to divorce him.
    • In the "Where is Mordor?" sketch, the Nerd is arrested by the FBI, waterboarded, and sent to prison, all because he accidentally hacked into the Pentagon while trying to find cheats for his Lord of the Rings game.
    • When Abby declines an invitation to join the Baby-Sitters Club, they get her boyfriend to dump her by telling him that she has AIDS, seduce him into having a four-way with them, throw a brick through her window, put a rabid wolf in her closet, gun down her parents with sniper fire and finally blow up her house.
    • The cast of Schoolhouse Rock! beating the shit out of random people for making basic grammar and math mistakes.
  • Distracted from Death:
    • Dans le Peanuts sketch where Linus summons the Great Pumpkin, the Pumpkin kills the entire Peanuts crew until just Charlie Brown and Lucy are left. Charlie Brown is talking to Lucy at her "psychiatrist" stand, and briefly looks away while talking. During that moment, the Great Pumpkin kills and eats Lucy.
    • Inverted with Smokey the bear, who murdered a baby. Despite placing a baby in a furnace, the judge only gave him "7 million hours of community service" as opposed to the Death Sentence or Life Imprisonment.
  • The Dog Bites Back: The Robot Chicken gets his revenge on the Mad Scientist by doing the exact same punishment to him that he suffered through for the first 5 seasons.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: In "Horror Movie Big Brother".

    Freddy Krueger: If Ghostface got voted out, take it from Freddy, that would be a dream come true. You get it? A dream? I kill people in their nightmares, man, it's what I do, it's my thing.

  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: The beliefs at work behind this are played totally, unironically straight in one skit where it shows a victory screen for Street Fighter II where Ryu just defeated Chun Li and she's acting like a stereotypical battered spouse making excuses for why her "partner" beat her, while Ryu suddenly realizes with horror that he's "severely beaten a woman".
  • Drive-Thru Antics: The "Hissing Noise" skit has Cobra Commander, Destro, Major Bludd, and Baroness stop at a drive through. When attention is brought up to Cobra Commander's Snake Talk, the others have a laugh at his expense.

    Cobra Commander: Yess, I'll have a sssssssssssssssssmall Sssssssssssssprite and a-
    Employee: Could you repeat that sir, I'm getting a… hissing noise.
    CC: I ssssssssaid I'll have a ssssssssssmall Sssssssssspite and a-
    Employee: Could you speak more clearly, sir?
    Destro: Tell him I want seven super sized special sandwiches.
    Baroness: With sweet and sour sauce.
    CC: You're all doing this on purpossse!

  • Driven to Suicide: Shows up all over the place, from Dora the Explorer jumping off the roof at her quinceanera (after admitting "I've never been able to hear you" to the audience) to Lionel Richie shooting himself after the media reminded the entire world that Nicole Richie, currently in the midst of a prison escape with Paris Hilton, is his daughter.
    • Suicide as Comedy: The Bloopers host would close out the sketches with him committing suicide in different ways. In the show's first episode he hung himself, then later episodes show him OD'ing on prescription drugs and immediately chasing with alcohol, suffocating himself with a plastic bag, and getting in a bathtub before dropping a toaster in.
  • Dumbass DJ: Dr. Ryan Stone accidentally calls a couple of these while trying to reach NASA. They annoy her so quickly that she just ends it all by jumping into the vacuum of space.

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  • Easily Forgiven: Brought up during the "Smurfatar" sketch, by one irate Smurf towards Gargamel.

    Smurf: People! He beat Clumsy to death with a pipe!

  • Electrified Bathtub:
    • The fourth Bloopers sketch ends with the host killing himself by dropping a toaster in a bathtub.
    • The "Baby Terminators" sketch ends with the Terminator Baby destroying the Terminator Puppy by throwing it into an automatic washer before ripping out the control panel and throwing it in.
    • One sketch features a guy using The Brave Little Toaster to off himself this way.
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy Is Torture: In a short parodying Calvin and Hobbes, Calvin is sent to therapy because he thinks his stuffed toy is a real tiger. He's given shock therapy when he begins showing violent thoughts. Ominous music plays as Calvin is shocked against his will and left twitching afterwards.
  • Emergency Transformation: A couple of The Six Million Dollar Man parodies use this:
  • Enemy Mine: The Scientist and the Robot Chicken join forces in the Season 7 finale to put a stop to the Scientist's son, who took Presidents Carter, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Obama hostage.
  • Enfant Terrible: The unnamed little girl from the "Sunny Muffins" sketch who cuts off a pegasus' wings, drugs him, paints him to look like a My Little Pony, and repeatedly whips him until he agrees that his name is "Sunny Muffins". She is also shown to have done the same thing to a griffin whom she named "Honey Flake".
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Dr. Ball may work for the Empire, but he will not be party to torture, because he's a doctor.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In "A Certain Point of View", Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda spend the entire skit screwing with Luke and singing about how everything is true from a certain point of view, even when Luke asks them if Leia is his sister. After Luke mentions that he and Leia made out, Obi-Wan immediately cuts it out and gives Luke a straight answer while Yoda apologizes.
  • Everyone Went to School Together: One skit involves Michael Bay meeting with Hasbro executives to discuss Transformers 5. One of his ideas involves Optimus Prime having met all the Autobots and Decepticons in high school in spite of years of continuity.
  • Everything Except Most Things: The show parodied Franklin Roosevelt's famous "All we have to fear is Fear Itself" speech, where people keep popping up and adding their own fears and phobias to the list. By the end of the gag, it's quite a Long List indeed.
  • Evil Counterpart: Dark Meat, an evil version of the Robot Chicken, who was built by the Scientist's evil son.
  • Evolving Credits:
    • Season 6's opening involves the Robot Chicken strapping the Mad Scientist to the bench, turning him into a robot, and making HIM suffer what the chicken was forced to go through for the first 5 seasons.
    • Season 8 opens with a now frozen Robot Chicken being thawed out and put through the same hell he went through in the early seasons, only with more advanced technology and a descendant of the Mad Scientist.
    • Season 10 has both the Robot Chicken and Mad Scientist digging up the Nerd's corpse and turning him into a robot.
  • Exact Words: In a sketch involving Ted Turner running around dressed as Captain Planet and screaming his name at the top of his lungs, he holds a Corrupt Corporate Executive out a window and says he'll let him go if he signs a pledge to not pollute anymore. He does so, and Ted makes good on his word. By letting him go while he's still hanging out the window.
  • Excrement Statement: This is how a man in one skit announces his resignation.

    Boss: So this is your two weeks, then? (man pisses directly in his face) I see.

  • Executive Meddling: Defied In-Universe. Steven Spielberg knows that Hollywood only wants him to make remakes for movies these days, but he's convinced that making movies is still what he should be doing anyway. He decides to make the mother of all remakes by combining pretty much every movie he ever directed into a remake of Saving Private Ryan.
  • Explosive Decompression: Little Orphan Annie is given Mars for her sweet sixteen party, and upon visiting it, trips and loses her space suit helmet, leading to her head exploding.
  • Eye Poke: In one Star Trek spoof, Spock tries to knock out Scotty with a Vulcan nerve pinch. When that doesn't work, he goes for the eye poke.
  • Face Full of Alien Wing-Wong: A woman walks into a pharmacy with a face hugger attached to her face and asks for a Morning-After pill.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Aquaman joins the Legion of Doom after being mistreated for so long. The only reason he was able to join was because he knew the codes to get into the Justice League's headquarters.
  • The Faceless: Master Chief ends up screwing up one of his missions because he's too obsessed with the fact that his face is hidden behind his helmet. Even though nobody even cares what he looks like, he keeps bringing up the issue that his face is too important to show anyone.
  • Facial Horror: Described in needlessly grim detail in one sketch parodying The Brady Bunch revealing the fate of Carol's first husband, who was a scientist who suffered an accident involving radioactive materials, and initially survived the explosion of the laboratory's core but was left with a hole where his face was.
  • Fair-Weather Mentor: Palpatine to Vader, whose growing incompetence causes him to resent and belittle his supposed apprentice.
  • Faking the Dead: Wile E. Coyote becomes suicidally depressed after failing to catch the Roadrunner so many times, so he tapes a bag around his head and suffocates to death. At his funeral, he knocks down a trompe l'oeil of a casket, revealing that he faked his death, and fries the mourning Roadrunner at point blank with a flamethrower.
  • Family-Friendly Firearms: The G.I. Joes mock the US military for loading actual bullets into their guns instead of lasers and for training soldiers to shoot to kill their targets instead of "harmlessly herding them back to the enemy line." A taste of real combat in Afghanistan quickly proves their own downfall. And Cobra's as well immediately afterward.
  • Fan Disservice:
    • A Smurfs parody of a Carl's Jr Fanservice burger ad has the elderly warlock Gargamel wearing a bikini and sloppily eating a blue (possibly made out of Smurfs) burger. It does not look good.
    • The Fairy Godmother stripping naked as part of a Satanic ritual to create Cinderella's dress, shoes and carriage.

      Cinderella: What the—? Stop that!
      Fairy Godmother: You want to go to the ball, dear, right?
      Cinderella: Well, yeah, but…
      Fairy Godmother: Well, my spell wasn't working, so I had to go with Plan B. O, PRINCE OF SUFFERING! FREE YOUR MINIONS FROM THE DARKEST CROTCH OF HELL AND SEND CINDERELLA TO THE BALL!

  • Fantastic Drug: The fearsome career of the Dread Pirate Roberts is shown snorting iocaine powder.
  • Fantastic Fantasy Is Mundane: One sketch had a group of fantasy races playing an RPG about working in an accounting firm.
  • Fantastic Racism: When a salt shaker introduced her new boyfriend to her family, they were all shocked to learn he was pepper.
  • Faux Affably Evil: While Emperor Palpatine is humanized by his amusing and vulnerable reactions to the various setbacks his Empire experiences during the Original Trilogy, he still does terrible evil and relishes in his own wickedness.
  • Favors for the Sexy: The characters of The A-Team won't help an obese and homely young woman rescue her kidnapped father, they reject her because of her appearance and she runs away sobbing. Then comes a blonde, shapely beauty with a similar story, the A-Team gladly offer their help.
  • Five Stages of Grief: One of the more famous sketches, where a giraffe is trapped in quicksand and goes through all five stages until reaching acceptance…when he hits the bottom of the quicksand. With his neck still above ground.
  • Flaming Emblem: One skit mocked the scene in Daredevil where he forms his iconic symbol with fire from a lit cigarette. In the skit, he visits the site hours earlier just so he can meticulously set up his "flaming Ds".
  • Fluffy Cloud Heaven: Most depictions throughout the show look like this. According to a Season 5 sketch, it's possible for people in Heaven to die and go to Super Heaven, which is Fluffy Cloud Heaven with more rainbows, fireworks, motorcycles, and electric guitars.
  • Foe Yay: invoked
    • UNE Star Wars sketch has some very unambiguous such from Boba Fett for Han Solo.
    • Superman decides that he suddenly has the ability to induce short-term memory loss by kissing Lois in order to make her forget that Clark Kent is Superman. Lois questions how he just suddenly has this ability, but he snaps back that he's Superman and that's just the way it works. Why should he stop there though? He uses his new "ability" to start making out with ALL of his villains. Luthor, Brainiac, Darkseid… all of them. And then they show up at the Fortress of Solitude with flowers.
  • For the Evulz: The Mad Scientist, made especially clear the way he taunts Robot Chicken by kidnapping his wife.
  • Forced to Watch: The chicken in the opening for Seasons 1 through 5. As of Season 6, the Mad Scientist takes the chicken's place. In Season 8, the chicken is forced into this role again by a descendant of the Mad Scientist.
  • Free-Fall Fight: One sketch begins as a skydiving marriage proposal but eventually becomes this.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • The episode "Suck It" includes "If You Are Reading This You Are Too Close = Crappy Bumper Sticker / Robot Chicken Hearts You for Paying Attention to Details" and "The Puppet Dept. Is the Land of Cute Girls / Matt Has Cool Toys / Fasolo Is the Man of the People but Tom Root Is My Hero" during the Six Million Peso Man sketch.
    • Season 3 opener "Werewolf vs. Unicorn" has descriptions for each of the cast members shot during the Season 2 Kill 'Em All finale on their tombstones.
  • Fruit Cart: Parodied in one sketch in "Vegetable Funfest" where a guy avoids having his fruit cart destroyed during a high-speed chase, only for a safe to fall out of nowhere and flatten him.
  • Future Imperfect: The Robot Chicken The Walking Dead special starts with the Nerd visiting a museum dedicated to how the zombie outbreak has been cured, both the zombie saliva and the "we were all infected all along" thing, and how they believe it's all thanks to the efforts of "Rick Gremlin" and his daughter, "Carlisle."
  • The "Fun" in "Funeral":
    • Another sketch had Diablo Cody delivering a long eulogy only for the deceased to come out of her coffin and question Diablo's presence and whether or not her mom even read the suicide note.
    • Yet another had Casper's cousin, Jasper the Douchebag Ghost, possessing the corpse at a funeral for some hijinks.
    • In the first DC Comics special, Superman, Batman, and Green Lantern attend the funeral of Captain Carrot of the Zoo Crew, and Green Lantern is trying his best not to laugh when he sees that the members of the Zoo Crew are all cartoon animals. Batman also lets out a snicker when he finds out that one member is a mouse named Little Cheese.
    • The second DC Comics special sees Batman stop his eulogy for Green Arrow, then (to the horror on those attending) rant about how Death Is Cheap in the DC Universe and noting Green Arrow will probably be back in some fashion considering everyone attending the funeral have themselves died and came backat some point. Not only do those in attendance applaud to this fact, but sure enough, one of the people attending Green Arrow's funeral is Oliver Queen himself, proving Bruce's point.
  • Funny Background Event:
    • In one sketch, two music producers turn off the sound to a recording booth and don't hear the performer as he's attacked and ultimately killed by a zombie, an alien, and a wolfman.
    • There was also an episode where the Playmobil characters were inside the airport, talking about how silly the set was. If you watch the luggage conveyor belt in the corner, you can eventually see a Playmobil kid figure (which came with the set) rolling through.
    • In another sketch, a woman is sitting in a subway car, while in another car behind her a man is getting slapped and throttled by a monster.
  • Gambit Roulette: The Inuyasha sketch, where a father goes FAR out of his way to make his daughter hate Inuyasha so that he can watch football, which is on at the same time, in peace.
  • Games of the Elderly: At the beginning of the sketch, "Senior Mutant Ninja Turtles", a game of Bingo is played at a retirement center. When the Bingo caller calls "I-16", an elderly Leonardo shouts, "Cowabingo, dude!" and holds up his winning bingo card.
  • Genius Bruiser:
    • The Mad Scientist. Where after Robot Chicken storms the castle and slaughters everyone in his path, the Scientist is able to block all of Chicken's attacks with no effort.
    • Faker for He-Man. He only acts stupid for the sake of the show, but is both physically stronger and more intellectual than He-Man behind the camera.
  • Genre Savvy: The Nerd usually knows the source material of whatever the hell is happening to him. Sometimes it doesn't always go as planned, but he knows well enough.
    • When he finds the Pool of the Drowned Girl, he imagines how awesome his life will be to have the same "curse" that Ranma has. It didn't turn out as well as he hoped.
    • When he dreamed he was in The Wizard of Oz, his knowledge of his companions allowed them to defeat all the flying monkeys.
    • When he dreamed he was riding around in Knight Rider, he complains how much it sucks that he got stuck with the remake version. Even his own dreams had limitations though, but he was able to get what he wanted eventually.
    • When his Christmas was stolen, he soon realizes that the thief had to be the Grinch. He was annoyed to learn it was the Jim Carrey version instead of the cartoon version, but the Grinch says that it doesn't really matter since a Grinch is a Grinch. In response, the Nerd pushes him off a cliff and kills him.
    • When the TARDIS and the Doctor show up, he acknowledges that he's never seen the show, but feels he's absorbed enough information about it through nerd osmosis. Being a companion isn't as fun as he expected it to be. He wasn't impressed with the TARDIS being Bigger on the Inside because Snoopy did it first with his dog house. He thinks that the locations that they travel to are sound stages, and solves the problem of the Doctor's greatest enemy by effortlessly knocking over a Dalek.
    • Sometimes this is just generally played for laughs. A good example is when a museum in the DC Universe is showing off a priceless diamond, and the curator says, "All right, we all know what's coming, so let's try to get through a round of h'ors d'eurves before the first ice-themed supervillain shows up."
    • When the Child Catcher is caught by Chris Hansen, he is familiar with all of the trappings of the show, up to knowing that when Hansen calmly lets him leave it means that the cops are outside waiting for him.
  • Genre Throwback: Surprisingly yes. Introducing Dr. Ball, M.D., perfectly in the style of typical 1970's television show openings. Disco music, funky text graphics and everything. Co-Starring Larry Elsworth as Sam.

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  • I Approved This Message: Parodied: "My name is George W. Bush and I approve this message: Tacos rule!"
  • An Ice Person: Mister Freeze, Captain Cold, Icicle, and Chillblaine all each decide to rob the same museum at once, though nobody told any of the others and Captain Cold forgot Chillblaine existed ("You and America, buddy"). Before Ice has a chance to stop them all with her amazing freeze powers, the museum collapses in on itself after Icicle notices that all four of them demolished a lot of load-bearing walls in the process.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: The titles of Season 1 episodes are rejected titles for the show. The titles of the first half of Season 4's episodes form a letter written by someone trapped in a DVD factory who's missing his thumbs:

    Help me. I'm trapped in a DVD factory. They took my thumbs. Two weeks without food. Tell my mom I love her, but not in that way. Love, Maurice PS: Yes, in that way.

    • And the titles of the second half form the DVD factory's response:

      Dear Consumer: We are a humble factory. Maurice was caught unionizing our labor. President Hu forbids it. Due to constraints of time and budget, the ramblings of Maurice cannot be erased, so sorry. Please do not notify our contractors, especially the animal Keith Crawford.

    • Season 5's episode titles seem to be mashup of two completely different films that have nothing to do with the episode, one known for being really good, the other known for being awful, leading to titles like Catch Me If You Kangaroo Jack, Schindler's Bucket List, et Saving Private Gigli.
    • Season 6 (for the most part) seems to be named after ways to die (i.e., "Executed by the State", "Punctured Jugular", etc.) Which ends with "In Bed with Loved Ones", revealing it to be a Trauma Conga Line.
  • I Do Not Drink Wine: Dracula is kind of a mood-killer at parties.
  • I Got a Rock: Parodied in one Peanuts sketch in which the gang has been assigned to different countries for geography class. Linus Van Pelt got Italy and Lucy Van Pelt got Russia. As for Charlie Brown… "I got Iraq."
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!:
    • The nerd fantasizes about what he'll do with the Most Common Super Power before he jumps into the "Spring Of Drowned Girl" from Ranma ½. Naturally things don't work out the way he expected.
    • Also in the "Narnia" sketch, the Nerd has doubts when the White Witch asks him to kill the Jesus-allegory lion. She sighs, then flashes him, causing him to hypnotically pledge to do whatever she wants.
  • The Internet Is for Porn: In the "Cyberdyne" skit, while Penny and Brain escape from Terminator uncle Inspector Gadget, she uses her browser to get a map for safety leading to this exchange:

    Penny: I'll plot us a map to safety…Who bookmarked dog-on-dog porn on my browser? (looks at Brain, who smiles) As if I have to ask!

  • I Love the Dead:
    • In "How The Nerd Saved Christmas", the Nerd pushes the Jim Carrey version of The Grinch to his death. A member of a circle chanting to exact revenge on him for robbing them finds his corpse and they agree to rape it.
    • A song about the Boglins has the lyric "They also eat and fuck their dead!"
  • Impact Silhouette: In the "Cat Court" sketch, Garfield uses Nermal as a Cat Shield against Heathcliff before the latter knocks him through a window to his death, leaving this behind.
  • Improbable Weapon User: A TMNT sketch had Shredder killing the Turtles with plastic straws after reading online about how plastic waste kills turtles, ending with him impaling Michaelangelo with an enormous bendy straw and drinking his blood.
  • Inconvenient Summons:
    • One skit had Beetlejuice's wife accuse him of liking Lydia more than her since he had to appear when she said his name three times.
    • Pikachu when summoned from his Poké Ball.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Darth Vader, who constantly fails to capture the Rebels, gets relentlessly bullied by the Emperor, and even lacks the ability to Force Choke people.
  • I Want My Jetpack: Directly addressed in-universe in a Season 4 sketch. Apparently, the prototype jetpacks would keep catastrophically malfunctioning, so the world's scientists gave up on jetpacks and moved on to making iPods smaller. Which also blew up.
  • Jerkass: The Hyena, labeled as "Nature's Asshole", who laughs at other people's misfortunes, such as a drowning hippo. Taken Up to Eleven when he frames a lion for domestic abuse, and then starts hitting on his traumatized wife.
  • Joke and Receive: Upon arriving in Gilead, Bitch Puddin' is incredulous that she's about to become "Ofdylan", on the grounds that the "Dylans" of the world are already locked up at 19 on some very specific criminal charges she pulled out of her ass. The woman dictating is taken aback about hearing how she somehow knows Commander Dylan's "…difficult criminal past."
  • Joker Immunity: Subverted with the invokedTrope Namer. In a sketch the Joker lampshades the trope and then Batman testifies against him in court, and the Joker gets the death penalty. During execution by electric chair his head explodes.
  • Just Here for the Free Snacks: The characters from Punch-Out!! attend Doc Louis' funeral. While some of them gave a eulogy out of respect, Mike Tyson states that he didn't know who Doc was, only showed up to steal food from the catering table, and dared anyone to try and stop him.
  • Karmic Death: The Mad Scientist is crushed underneath the television sets he forced the chicken to watch after one of his hands is strapped to the Robot Chicken's torture chair.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Dora does this to Swiper when he's freezing to death and she gives him an unloaded pistol.

      Swiper: You bitch.

    • UNE Wizard of Oz sketch has the Wizard waiting for Dorothy to go home so he can come back and take back the Scarecrow's brain, which he rips out of his head, and the Tin Man's heart, which he retrieves and then eats after compacting the Tin Man into a cube. The Cowardly Lion pleads him that his courage is a concept instead of something tangible, so the Wizard has him made into a rug. At the end when he's told that Glinda has come to see him, he declares his intention to rape her.
  • Lampshade Hanging: In one sketch, when the Nerd starts to do his typical drifting off to sleep routine, he quickly wakes up to mention that he might want to get himself tested for narcolepsy.
  • Lampshaded the Obscure Reference: A sketch revolving around movie plot twists included a reference to the obscure 1983 slasher movie Sleepaway Camp. The director of Sleepaway Camp shows up at the end, amazed that anyone would decide to spoof the movie, or even remembered that it even existed.
  • Laser-Guided Broadcast: Played with in an episode where Lex Luthor uses Superman's hypersonic hearing to broadcast a message only he can hear about a bomb the villain has planted in the city. The joke comes in that while the human population may be ignorant of the broadcast, Metropolis's ANIMAL population is acutely aware of what's being said and are taking the opportunity to get the heck out of Dodge.
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
    • The Robot Chicken gets his revenge on the Mad Scientist in the Season 6 opening credits by taking the scientist's body and tossing him onto a table, turning him into a robot, strapping him to the chair, and forcing him to watch the show, just as RC had been forced to do for the first 5 seasons.
    • The Billy Joel parody, which turns "Pianoman" Up to Eleven from a humblebrag to an unhinged psychotic rant. Billy gets his comeuppance later when one of the bar patrons he's taunting stabs him to death—and then receives everything he's ever dreamed of.

      Man: POETIC JUSTICE!!!

  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Mafia-installed union reps are brutally killed… by Bob the Builder and crew.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: In a sketch showing the sun from Teletubbies growing from a baby to a teenager to an old woman and lamenting that she wasted her life watching them, she gloats that she'll get the last laugh when she finally burns out. As soon as she does, the planet freezes over and the Teletubbies promptly freeze to death and shatter.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: First off, the show itself has created and established a wide cast of characters who are frequently used for sketches. Almost all of them show up during the Roaring Rampage of Rescue scene in the 100th episode. More than that, this trope is exaggerated in a spoof of Ocean's Eleven, where a team is assembled for The Caper consisting of so many random celebrities that it takes over a minute to prattle off all the names in quick succession.
  • Logic Bomb: A pair of robots planning to kill a human want him to finish going to the bathroom first. He tells them that he can't go if he knows they're going to kill him. A logic paradox kicks in and they explode. Later on, Robin Hood realizes that by robbing from the rich and giving to the poor makes the poor rich, which means he has to rob from them and make them poor again, only to give them riches again. The robots explode again.
  • Logo Joke: The tenth season highlights the T in "Robot" and EN in "Chicken" with lightning to celebrate that it's the tenth season.
  • The Loins Sleep Tonight:
    • In the "Wizards In Heat" sketch, Dumbledore tells Harry, Ron, and Hermione that they can't defeat Pubertus because he's inside of them, just as his own demon, Wandus Limpus, prevents him from having meaningful relationships.
    • Peter Parker's spider sense attempts to warn him of this, but he brushes it off.
  • Long Title:
    • The 2014 Christmas episode is called "The Robot Chicken Lots of Holidays but Don't Worry Christmas is Still in There Too so Pull the Stick Out of Your Ass Fox News Special."
    • The 2017 Christmas episode is "Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition"
  • Low-Speed Chase:
    • The baby Terminator and Terminator Puppy battle one out on a toddler-sized fire truck toy.
    • Snail Cop with a megaphone: "YOUUUU ARE GOIIIIIINGGGG TOOOOOO FAAAAAAAAAASST! PULLLLLLLL OVVEERRRRRR IMMMEDIATELEEEEEEEEEEEEY!"

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  • Malaproper: The Sailor Earth sketch ends with him accidentally breaking a sewage pipe and flooding a food court with waste, then saying the phrase "Never eat where you shit" as "Always shit where you eat." One of the other Sailor Scouts is quick to point out that that's not the saying.
  • Man on Fire:
    • A man's telling of why he converted to Judaism reveals that as a child, he accidentally set his church on fire along with his grandfather.
    • Le Fraggle Rock sketch has the Fraggles trying to cross a road, but one of them catches fire when they make two cars crash.
    • When Betty Crocker battles Sara Lee, she finishes her off by setting her head on fire, causing it to quickly burn down to just her skull.
    • The Little Match Girl sketch ends with the girl dousing her father with alcohol and using one of the matches he made her sell to set him on fire as he declares "I never dreamed you would learn to use the matches for your own purposes!"
    • In the Island of Recalled Toys sketch, one of the toys is one of the old Easy-Bake ovens that would get hot enough to burn the user. While singing, it accidentally sets an Elmo toy (which was recalled because it had Tourettes syndrome) on fire.
  • Mauve Shirt: Gary the stormtrooper is given enough characterization that he survives through the entirety of episodes 4 – 6. He avoids Darth Vader's wrath after confessing that it was "Bring Your Daughter To Work" day, and he loves his daughter.
  • May the Farce Be with You: The Robot Chicken Star Wars specials.
  • Meaningful Name: The Mad Scientist seen in the intro is named Fritz Huhnmörder. His last name means "Chicken Killer" in German.
  • Medium Blending:
    • The 100th episode has Yogi Bear stealing another picnic basket, but the park ranger stops him by transforming into a live-action five-man Super Sentai-esque team. It was a proposal to bring Yogi Bear into Japan. The Japanese execs were not pleased.
    • The "updated" release of 2001: A Space Odyssey simply involves the actress Robin Bain jumping around naked and pretending she's part of the movie.
    • One skit involves the G.I. Joe team taking down the kid who was torturing and injuring them. They shot him in the back with the aid of a tank, but Roadblock voices his concern.

      Roadblock: Did we just kill a kid? I mean, Yo Joe, but I think that was a kid.

  • Metaphorically True: In the second Star Wars special, Obi-Wan's claim that what he said was true "From a certain point of view" becomes the refrain of a musical number for Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda as they explain themselves to Luke.
  • Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Parody: All the writers are "killed" at the end of season 2, at the start of season 3, one survived. The network renewed the show, causing the others to come back as zombies. He manages to keep them from eating him while his cell phone ringtone plays "Thriller" causing the zombies to dance instead, until he can give them jobs, causing them to lose interest in eating him.
  • Mirror Monster: This show likes to spoof the "Bloody Mary" urban legend in its own ways.
    • Saying "ho ho ho" in front of a mirror in a dark bathroom will summon Composite Santa to snatch you away.
    • When three boys each tweet fake news about Donald Trump in front of a bathroom mirror, Donald himself shows up and starts saying fake news about them in return. This rightly freaks them out. The next day at school, all three of them show up for class dressed up and acting like Trump. The entire classroom starts screaming in terror.
    • In one sketch, a girl successfully summons Bloody Mary, who is surprised that it worked and summons Candyman, who summons Beetlejuice, who tries to summon God and nothing happens, disproving his existence.
  • Mob-Boss Suit Fitting: This spoof of Star Wars has Emperor Palpatine flipping out at Darth Vader over the phone for losing the Millennium Falcon, only for Alphonso the barber to cheerfully suggest hiring a bounty hunter.

    Palpatine: (hangs up) I just want to sit in a hot bath and cry!
    Alphonso: You're looking for some guys? What about a bounty hunter? You know, a guy who looks for a guy for money! My sister's dating one!
    Palpatine: Alphonso, you're a lifesaver!

  • Mocking the Mourner: In "Real Boy, Real Death", after Pinocchio ends up dying of an auto-immune disorder brought on by a peanut allergy, the Blue Fairy callously says at the former's funeral that if Gepetto hadn't wished for Pinocchio to be a real boy, he would have survived as a wooden puppet, before offering half hearted condolences when Jiminy Cricket clears his throat to subtly rebuke her for her lack of decorum.
  • Mood-Swinger: In "Dolly Hates You Too", a young girl says to her father, "I hate you, and Dolly hates you too" after being told to go to sleep. The father violently tears Dolly to shreds while screaming insults at her and impaling her severed head on the bedpost before lovingly tucking his traumatized daughter into bed.
  • Most Writers Are Male: Go ahead and compare the amount of Transformers, G.I. Joe, ThunderCats, Masters of the Universe, et Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sketches to the amount of My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Brite, Barbie, Jem, et Care Bears sketches.
  • Motor Mouth: Micro-Machines Man shows off the product… and tosses in some info about his life.
  • Multiboobage: In "Kramer vs. Showgirls", an Enterprise crewmember is enticed by the description of alien women with ten breasts apiece.
  • Mundane Utility: When Blanka's cellphone runs out of energy in the middle of a business call, he charges it up with his own electricity.
  • Mushroom Samba: Santa ends up eating pot cookies in "Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition", and comes to reflect upon his life from the ensuing trip.
  • Musical Number Annoyance: In the Bitch Pudding Special, she gets annoyed when the Shlorps sing their "Get To Know You" song. When they finish, she grabs their banjo and sings "Shut The (Bleep) UUUUUP!"
  • Must Be Invited: One sketch has a vampire get around this weakness by impaling a man with a harpoon gun and dragging him out of his home.
  • My Future Self and Me: A parody of Star Trek (2009), where Old Spock meets Young Spock, and tells him of certain future events that would help him avoid certain injuries and other minor inconveniences. Other Spocks from the future show up to warn Spock about other things that will happen, including one Spock who had a sex change. (Old Spock changed back because he didn't like it, though not without consequences). When Spock asks why all these Spocks are showing up, it's revealed that this is the only point in time when they could all meet up to give Ancient Spock a surprise 2000th birthday. He nearly dies from a heart attack.
  • My Little Panzer:
    • A kid playing with his Bop-It is quite surprised to learn that he transformed it into a sniper rifle. The toy insisted on him loading the gun with the bullets supplied inside the box, had him memorize a target that he was assigned to kill, and goaded the kid into pulling the trigger. At the trial, the kid testified against the toy and sent him to prison, where he was immediately raped.
    • One sketch features the Island of Recalled Toys, populated by some infamous real-life examples such as a Lawn Dart and an old Easy-Bake oven.
  • My Little Phony: The Parody Commercial sketch advertising My Little Pony: Apocalypse Ponies, a toyline modeled after the Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Peter Parker's spider-sense ends up tingling just for the most mundane of reasons, including trying to tell him his cereal's milk was spoiled, that he was about to step into a water puddle, and he was suffering from erectile dysfunction. A doctor later tells him that it was a brain tumor that was causing it and Peter immediately tells him to remove it, but he ignores his spider-sense frantically going off to warn him that the tumor is inoperable and dies during surgery.
  • Never Heard That One Before: Cheetara's reaction to guys trying to flirt with her using "pussy" double entendres.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: If the Mad Scientist hadn't equipped the Chicken with so many cybernetic weapons, he wouldn't have been able to escape, much less kill his former captor. Heck, the opening even shows the Mad Scientist finding the chicken dead on the road. He'd still be dead if the Mad Scientist hadn't revived him in the first place.
  • No Ending: Some sketches simply end without exactly providing a payoff.
  • No Endor Holocaust: Averted with the titular theory in the DVD of the second Star Wars special.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Popeye to Wimpy when he didn't pay him on Tuesday for his hamburger.
  • No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: In one of the Star Wars skits, the heroes are forced to eat dinner with Darth Vader and Boba Fett after Lando betrays them. The atmosphere at the meal is tense at best.
  • No-Sell: Bitch Pudding is completely immune to a ghost's attempts to haunt her house, eventually insulting him so much that he leaves.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: A sketch involving the Airwolf helicopter crashing into a mountain while acting as a flying ambulance in "Caffeine-Induced Aneurysm" ends with the message "F***ING GOOGLE IT" to assure audiences that it actually happened. Followed with the same for the crimes de Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers "actor"note Skylar Deleon.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: Lampshaded in "Smurfatar" over the distinct lack of nipples on Smurfette when Garglesmurf sees her bathing.

    "I don't know what you're censoring. Smurfs don't have nipples… Not arousing."

  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Martian Manhunter's invisible sidekick, "Martian Boyhunter".
  • No, You: Subverted in the above-mentioned Highlander sketch: Duff tells Lohan "Your album sucks!" and Lohan retorts "My album sucks!" before landing a killing blow.
  • Oblivious Janitor Cut: Made into a Running Gag in the Star Wars specials.
  • Oblivious Mockery: Combined with Actually, I Am Him in the DC Comics special—Sinestro draws "Leonard Snart" for the Legion of Doom's Secret Santa, thinks he's the mailroom clerk with body odor, and starts expostulating about it.

    Captain Cold: (standing behind him with the name-drawing hat) I'm Leonard Snart!

  • Only Sane Man: Despite a clean handicap indication, the kid from the Cookies sketch is this. When it's announced that the cookies are poisoned, look at said kid at the right closely: He's the only one who doesn't take a bite.
  • Off the Chart: There's a quick take of a boardroom with a chart like this, going off the bottom, and a guy with a pointer panicking: "What did I tell you? This is bad!!!"
  • Of Corpse He's Alive: A Hannah Montana sketch had Miley get shot by an overzealous fan and her friends having to pretend that she's still alive, until her father reveals her secret identity to her class and her friends throw her corpse out the window. It then turns out the whole thing was a threat to the actual Miley Cyrus of how the show would end if she let herself get pregnant.
  • Oh, Crap!: In the Gooey Louie sketch in season 10, the guy he's sitting next to has this reaction when the former decides to watch Up for the first time, unaware of its Downer Beginning.
  • Older Than They Look: Twilight's Edward tells Bella that's he's really 109 years old, despite how young he looks. Bella soon finds out that he acts like a typical old person, including driving 30 miles under the speed limit with your right blinker on, and being completely behind the times when it comes to knowing how modern society works.
  • Ominous Latin Chanting: In a short parodying Final Fantasy VII, the main characters run a fast food restaurant. When Sephiroth enters the room, his theme is parodied with the chanting being "Hamburger! Hamburger!"
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: One example involves a new member getting inducted into G.I. Joe, and ruining first impressions by tripping over. He is mercilessly mocked by the crew and given the nickname "Fumbles". This backfired horribly, because after too much abuse he ends up joining Cobra, and turns out to be an ace sniper.
  • The Other Darrin: invoked Le Harry Potter film series' having to recast Dumbledore was parodied in the "Pubertus" sketch, where Dumbledore is suddenly a young, hip black man.

    Harry: Who are you?
    Dumbledore: Aw, Harry, it's me! Dumbledo'!
    Harry: But Dumbledore isn't-
    Dumbledore: Listen, I'm a different actor in every movie!

  • Overly Long Gag:
    • Once the second season started, the show switched from "machine-gun comedy" to "drag the jokes out as long as humanly possible".
    • "Fridge Smell" starts off with Paul and John from The Green Mile literally walking the Green mile. For the entire episode, it shows them walking an entire mile in a small box while the rest of the episode played out.
    • Darth Vader's "I've altered the deal, pray I don't alter it any further".

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  • Parental Favoritism: Odin's parenting is most inequitable. Dans ce skit, he even says "I love my son Thor and not my son Loki" to Loki's face.
  • Parody Assistance: The show goes to great lengths to get actors just to sometimes participate in one skit.
  • Parody Magic Spell: Frequent in this Harry Potter parody. When Snape tries to seduce Hermione in his "magical jacuzzi", he calls it forth with the spell, "Barry Whiteus, candlelightus, girl-exciteus!" She dispels his lecherous advance with the counterspell, "Pedophilius repelus!"
  • Papa Wolf: The neighbor in this Grinch spoof. If you steal his kid's iPad, he will pray to the spirit of vengeance to come out of hell and rip your guts out with a spear.
  • The Peeping Tom: Ben Tennyson gets a spy-glass for his 14th birthday. His "real" present was the ability to peep at the naked girl showering next door.
  • Perpetual Smiler: The scientist never stops smiling, even when about to be killed by falling televisions.
  • Pin-Pulling Teeth: One skit averted it. The soldiers are thrown the pin; we briefly hear "You idio-" before the shack the soldiers were firing at explodes.
  • Place Worse Than Death: When the Care Bears ethnically cleanse Care-A-Lot of the Carebear Cousins, the great Cloud Keeper in the Sky turns the place into New Jersey. New Jersey's governor is rather proud of his state's history.
  • Plane Awful Flight: They depict B.A. Baracus' dislike of flying through a flashback. He was all happy and eager to take his first flight. The pilot commended him for going all alone, moments before mentioning to the passengers that they discovered that all the in-flight meals had gone bad, and all the bathrooms were occupied. Cue everyone trying and failing to hold in their bowel movements, and one severely traumatized B.A.
  • Pluto Is Expendable:
    • A scientist announces that Pluto is no longer a planet, then goes mad with power and starts coming up with many other ridiculous declarations, such as that the letter A is no longer a vowel, Mt. Fuji is no longer a mountain, and bullets are no longer lethal. Unfortunately for him, he turns out to only have the power to make these decisions in theory.
    • And also, when Earth asks Pluto if he feels he's been rehabilitated, he just faces everything with a grin and says, "This room must be huge!"
  • Politically Correct History: Painfully averted in the Robin Hood sketch where the narrator details that the evil King John was forgiven by King Richard, that King Richard died a stupid and avoidable death and King John was a Karma Houdini whose only punishment was dying of dysentery.
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis: The Nerd recognizes the TARDIS and jumps at the chance to become the Doctor's companion, despite openly saying that he's never seen the show, yet feels he's absorbed enough knowledge about it through nerd osmosis.
  • Positive Discrimination: Discussed in the "12 Angry Little People" sketch.

    Black Juror: Yeah, then the five-oh plant the DNA evidence, you can't trust the po-lice! One time a po-lice take my shoe shine box, beat me with it! My lawdy! … What? Every black man on the TV gots to be a positive role model?

  • Power Perversion Potential: When the nerd becomes the new Green Lantern member, Kilowog teaches him that his powers are limited only by his imagination. He summons Selena Gomez to start slapping Kilowog, so he summons a girl in return. Cue the summoning of lawn chairs by both of them while using the rings to start making both girls strip and make out with each other.
    • During "Bring Your Sidekick to Work Day", Kid Flash used his Super Speed to strip Wonder Woman.
  • Prehensile Hair: In The Cabin in the Woods skit in "Immortal", one of the cursed items in the cabin is a copy of Gardiens, which when picked up will cause Alan Moore to appear and attack the characters with his beard.
  • Pulled from Your Day Off: One episode had a Final Fantasy VII parody set at a fast food joint. Sephiroth the manager arrives, complete with Ominous Latin Chanting, and tells Cloud that he needs to come in on Saturday, but Cloud has Lakers tickets! In the ensuing battle, Sephiroth hits Cloud with the Unpaid Overtime attack and Cloud levels the restaurant with a meteor.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: A recurring sketch parodying This! Is! Sparta!, starting with "This. Isn't. FUNNY!!", regarding Two and a Half Men. The episode also featured Leonidas shouting at other people in this manner, usually kicking them afterward for no reason. The kick was averted when he shouted "This… is… SCRUMPTIOUS!" when having dinner with his family.
  • Pungeon Master: The Crypt Keeper is frustrated that the role of "spooky franchise full of puns" has been taken by Monster High.
  • Pushed at the Monster:
    • In a sketch involving Scooby-Doo investigating Crystal Lake, they naturally run into Jason after the split up. When he confronts Fred and Daphne, Fred pushes Daphne into Jason for him to kill while he escapes. Scooby himself does this when Jason stabs at the barrels Shaggy and he were hiding in and manages to hit Shaggy. He tries to run, but Jason grabs his tail before he can get far.
    • The season 3 premiere involved Seth Green, who was murdered in the previous season, and several regulars of the series coming back as zombies and attacking the studios. When Co-Creator Mathew Senreich and producer and (at the time) head of Adult Swim, Mike Lazzo, get stuck at an elevator with the zombies closing in on them, Mat pushes Mike into the crowd to buy himself time for the elevator to come.
    • Dans le Archie Comics/Final Destination sketch, when Death personally comes after Archie, Reggie, Betty and Veronica, Veronica offers Death a large sum of money as long he spares her and kills the others. Death accepts.
  • Quarter Hour Short: Normal episodes of the show run 11 minutes, though specials are sometimes 22 and the third Star Wars special is 44 minutes long.
  • Rape and Revenge: Occurs a few times.
  • Rapid-Fire Comedy: No sketch in the show (originally) lasted longer than two or three minutes, and many of them were just a few seconds long. Case in point: one sketch of a kung-fu Benjamin Franklin. Le entire sketch.

    Benjamin: "HA! HIYAH! For America!"

  • Read the Freaking Manual: In a Street Fighter II sketch, Ryu specifically wrote a manual for all the characters, giving detailed schedules of which character was to fight who. Ryu's fighting Sagat, who gives every excuse he can to claim he never got the manual right in front of Ryu. Guile calls up and complains about how E. Honda's stage is a men's bathhouse, and he doesn't want to see everyone's sushi rolls hanging out. Blanka complains about the hotel he wants to check into not allowing his dog. Ken complains about how his opponent is 20 minutes late. He thought he was fighting E. Honda, but Ryu corrects him by saying he's fighting a Honda. Ken ends up finding the joy in destroying a car anyway. M. Bison somehow found his way into Q*bert, though he has no problems with casually punching out the titular character.
  • The Real Spoofbusters: MythBusters' Jamie and Adam investigate the myth of whether or not masturbation causes blindness by driving to a kid's house in Ecto-1 and catching him like a ghost.
  • Reality Ensues: Nearly every episode has at least one instance of a cartoon's characters coming face to face with a problem that would be faced by ordinary people, and having no idea of what to do. See this page for these examples.
  • Reality Warper: When the crew of the show is trying to find a way to get their show Un-Canceled, they find that Seth MacFarlane is capable of changing reality by way of Family Guy style Flashback Twists. As an example:

    Seth: Robot Chicken? I haven't heard about that show since it got renewed.
    Executive: Robot Chicken's renewed. (stamp)

    • They can't convince him to "offhandedly refer to the time we all ended world hunger", though, probably because he hadn't heard a more stupid idea since "Scooby Jew".
  • Really Gets Around: Captain Kirk learns that he has Class-3 Space Herpes, and needs to go tell everyone he's slept with in the last 5 years that they may have been infected. In the end though, Kirk wonders who gave him the disease in the first place. Afterward, a tribble tells him that they need to talk.
    Kirk: Scottie, here are the coordinates of every place my wang has made contact.
    Scottie: (looks at the list) Oh, me mother's house!?
    Kirk: I wouldn't kiss her on the mouth from now on. Or the butt. You want to slide those knobs there, or do you want me to keep going? (beamed out)
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Dark Meat, the Evil Counterpart to the Robot Chicken, has red feathers and black robotic enhancements.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning:

    Kid: Mommy, there's a monster in my closet!
    Mom: I know…

  • Red Shirt: A Red Shirt gets his revenge upon Kirk, Spock, Bones, and Uhura. The Enterprise blows up because Kirk traded all the dilithium crystals for holographic pornography, and there was only enough energy left to transport an away team. Toby the red shirt points out that he has to go because you just gotta have a red shirt. After the others realize that they may have to resort to cannibalism to survive, on behalf of all the red shirts who died before him, he's proud to announce he was the only one who brought a gun.
  • Reference Overdosed: Pretty much the point of the series.
  • Rejected Marriage Proposal: Played for comedy in the sketch "A Modest Proposal", where a guy attempts to propose to his girlfriend on top of a stopped Ferris Wheel. She rejects him, leading to an awkward silence, as the two are now stuck together on the not-moving Ferris Wheel.
  • Relax-o-Vision: A woman imagines herself dancing with a pony from My Little Pony, only to be snapped back to reality to find a prostitute who's delaying having sex with a donkey. She does the deed, but the viewers go back to seeing flowers being thrown against her face.
  • Replacement Goldfish: One Alvin and the Chipmunks sketch reveals that the band members have died repeatedly and simply been replaced with identical chipmunks every time, as real chipmunks only live for an average of 3 years. At a press meeting, Dave states that he can legally do whatever he wants with them because they're rodents and unashamedly admits that he ran over one of the Simons and replaced him with a chipmunk from a crate of chipmunks that he keeps in his Jeep.
  • Ret-Gone: Happens to Skeletor in one sketch where he goes back in time (in the process accidentally giving himself a baby body) to kill King Randor and prevent He-Man's birth. He's successful, but also kills Randor's mistress, who was Skeletor's mother, resulting in his own erasure.
  • The Reveal: The audience in front of the blond, Stepford Smiler Bloopers host? There's not a single person in the seats; just monstrous disembodied voices, laughing and taunting him.
  • Ridiculous Exchange Rates: One sketch poofed The Six Million Dollar Man with the Six Million Peso Man (who upon being completed immediately disappears past the US border).

    Mexican Government Man: "That's 283 American dollars we won't see again…"

  • Road Sign Reversal: In the spoof of The Cannonball Run, Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane does this to trick "them Duke Boys" as an homage to The Dukes of Hazzard. Unlike the original, this causes them to have a fatal accident.
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue: In the 100th episode, the Robot Chicken finally escapes. The Mad Scientist wasn't pleased about this, so he kidnapped the chicken's wife and forced her to start watching the show in the same manner that he did for the last 5 years. On his way up through the castle, he fights nearly every character who had ever shown up in the series (killing off most of them in the process) before finally confronting the Mad Scientist himself.
  • Rule of Three:
    • A Batman sketch features Two-Face getting his face burnt a second time, turning him into Three-Face, who replaces his coin with a three-sided dice that he uses to decide if he kills Batman, lets him live, or they have hot chocolate together. He gets burnt a third time and becomes Four-Face, who makes Batman draw straws to decide if he lives, he dies, he gets bleach thrown on his costume, or they have hot chocolate together. He draws the hot chocolate straw and accidentally burns Harvey's face a fourth time, and the sketch ends.
    • One sketch features an inventor building a time machine and intending to go back in time to see a T. rex. He instead ends up accidentally getting shot during the presidential assassinations of Lincoln, JFK, and Reagan, then when he finally does meet a T. rex, it pulls out a handgun and shoots him again.
  • Running Gag: Several.
  • Runs with Scissors: In one episode featured Cobra try to ape G.I. Joe's And Knowing Is Half the Battle segments. Storm Shadow was going to do a "don't run with scissors message," but he pointed out that he ran with katanas all the time. Then a kid on set runs with scissors, trips and falls on them. Storm Shadow promptly apologized.

S-T

  • Safe Under Blankets: In one sketch, a couple of monsters sarcastically lament that they can't get a kid under the covers… and then bust out the baseball bats.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: When the Archie characters are dying off in the style of the Final Destination movies, Veronica pays the Grim Reaper a million dollars in exchange for not killing her, and he accepts.
  • Secret Santa: The Legion of Doom holds one in the DC Comics special. Luthor has to make a rule against exploding toys, and Toyman complains that he's being persecuted.
  • Self-Deprecation: Co-Head Writer Doug Goldstein likes to put himself down in a few of the sketches.
  • Series Fauxnale: Every season actually ends in this manner. Season 5's actually takes the cake, with the Robot Chicken escaping and killing nearly every reoccurring character in the series.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: In the Season 5 finale the Robot Chicken reveals his bionic arm is capable of forming whatever weapon he wants: sword, hammer, fist, etc.
  • Shout-Out: Maybe not the most affectionate ones, sure…
    • The most affectionate, probably, being the end credits music, a chorus of chickens singing "The Gonk" de Dawn of the Dead (1978) soundtrack. Le Star Wars specials have the chicken chorus singing the film series' standard end credits theme.
    • "The Rescue" took The Oner from Tony Jaa's Tom-Yum-Goong, and had one of the two recurring nerds lampshade this fact in the middle of the chicken's rampage.
    • A reporter in "Junk in the Trunk" is named Jerry Poppendaddi, after the similarly named ska band Cherry Poppin' Daddies.
    • Season 10 episode 6's opening credits is a recreation of the opening to Monty Python's Flying Circus.
  • Shrunk in the Wash: In the "Big Horror Movie Brother" segment, Ghostface pisses off Freddy by shrinking his iconic sweater.

    Freddy: YOU FOOL! The label CLEARLY says permanent press!

  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: The message of the "Revised Lessons of Dr. Seuss", where in The Lorax learns that morals are lame and ultimately it's better just to sell out.
  • Sir Verb-a-Lot: One skit actually features Sir Mix-A-Lot as a member of King Arthur's court. He's the one who suggests the concept of the Round Table, via the song "Table Be Round" (a parody of "Baby Got Back").
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis:
    • Bill Clinton often serves as this towards George W. Bush.
    • Santa Claus and Superman also share this role with each other in a few skits.
  • Smuggling with Dolls: A short documented that Santa Claus from Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer was a coke pusher, with his preferred method of hiding the coke inside toy bears.
  • Smug Super: Superman. Robot Chicken takes Superdickery to a whole new level.
  • Space Opera: The page image is one of the most brilliant parodies of this.
  • Spin-Off: The Stoopid Monkey videos seen here could be counted as a spin off.
  • Squashed Flat: In one sketch where Zordon selects the Teletubbies to be his new Rangers, they get crushed on their first mission. Unlike most examples, it's fatal.
  • Staging an Intervention:
    • One sketch had Popeye's friends confronting him over his addition to spinach.
    • A parody of Adventures of the Gummi Bears had the bears holding an intervention for Tummi over his addition to gummiberry juice.
  • Stealth Pun: In one skit, Woody smothers a brain-damaged Buzz with a pillow after Andy uses him as a makeshift bong. What a buzzkill.
  • Stealth Pun: Season 9 episode 11 is titled "Never Forget".
  • Stop Motion: Animated using a mix of action figures and claymation.
  • Storyboarding The Apocalypse How: If you give a mouse a cookie, the world ends in nuclear holocaust. And that's why Mommy had to stab Daddy.
  • Story-Breaker Team-Up: All the time and played for laughs. The Mario Brothers in Vice City, and Yoshi in Raccoon City.
  • Stylistic Suck: The Mrs. McNally's Third Graders Present sketches.
  • Subverted Kids Show: While many of the sketches are based on family-friendly source material, the content itself is about as far from family-friendly as you can get.
  • Sugar Apocalypse: Among other examples, the Care Bears decide that to save their ratings, they must kill all of the Care Bear cousins in an act of genocide. Not even Don Cheadle offering to put all the cousins in a hotel could stop them. And, to punish the Care Bears for genocide, the Cloud Keeper turns Care-a-Lot into Hell on Earth.

    "Mmm, that's good rainbow."

    • "My Little Pony, Apocalypse Pony! Punish mankind for their sins!"
  • Summon Bigger Fish: Charlie Brown defeats The Great Pumpkin by siccing The Kite-Eating Tree on it.
  • Suspect Existence Failure: Unnecessarily lampshaded just before the end of "Michael Jackson vs. Michael Jackson" sketch.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Invoked.
    • Lampshaded in a sketch about Libertarians from an episode in Season 4. During multiple election years, they chose similar-but-not-copyrighted versions of popular songs such as "We Are The Victors Of The Globe" instead of "We Are The Champions" by Queen and "We Are Close In Group" instead of "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge. They ended up getting sued for copyright violations anyway.
    • Earlier on, it was used twice, and both times for the same reason—and it was even mentioned in the commentary. Used for a Season 1 sketch about Voltron getting served, where the aired version used a similar version of the DMX song "Get It On The Floor" (which the crew even made lyrics for) for the dance-off, which was apparently so similar to the actual song that it THEN had to be dubbed over with a generic production song (that they recorded more new lyrics for) for the DVD. One of the behind-the-scenes extras even shows a couple of seconds of Seth and another crew member recording "WHAT? WHOA!" for the original version of the dance-off theme.
    • Also, "Playing with a Car" ("Playing with the Boys") from Season 1 (and the Season 2 DVD menu) when the valets joyride KITT instead of parking it.
    • "Let's Have a Party" ("Let's Get It Started") from Season 4 (and the DVD menu) during Castle Greyskull's dance party where Faker goes in place of real He-Man.
    • In a crossover of Super Mario Bros. et Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, they used takeoffs of the music from both games.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: In the Bitch Puddin' Special, a new character named Raspberry Parfait appears to be a replacement for Strawberry Shortcake. American Greetings has gone after people who they feel have misused the character in the past, or alternatively, the licensing fee might have gone up.
  • Synchro-Vox: One of the Star Wars episodes spoofs Conan O'Brien's use of this.
  • Take That!: What the show more or less revolves around.
  • "Take Your Child to Work Day" Plot: Taken to a funny extreme when Gary the Stormtrooper takes his daughter to work … to the Devastator … where she meets Darth Vader, participates in the boarding of Leia's Blockade Runner, and ends up with her father on Tatooine where he's the subject of Ben's Jedi Mind Trick.
  • Technologically Advanced Foe: Two rival gangsters stop fighting during an Alien Invasion (apparently the Chitauri from The Avengers (2012)) and decide it vraiment doesn't seem worth it in light of the scale of things. Then The Punisher busts into the room and spends a few seconds chasing them with guns blazing before he also notices the invasion. He also concludes this changes everything, but adopts the use of one of the aliens' vehicles to pick up where he left off, otherwise.
  • Tempting Fate: In the second Star Wars special, referred to by name. Emperor Palpatine has arrived on the Death Star and is having a crappy day. He turns to a nearby Red Guard and says, "Wanna see me tempt fate? Could this day get any worse?" It does.

    Palpatine: I did it ironically so I think I'm safe.

  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman:
    • One skit involving GI Joe has Snow Job getting rejected for missions for not only wanting to go to places where skis wouldn't work, but also for wearing bright white, making him a very shootable target.
    • invokedAverted with the Trope Namer where despite having a series of rescues in the ocean, Superman still rejects the idea of letting Aquaman tag along since he could still handle the situation fine without him.
  • 30 Minutes, or It's Free!: Astronauts on the Space Station call a pizza place with this policy in order to get unlimited free pizza for the guys at NASA.
  • Those Two Guys: Tom Root and Doug Goldstein, who appear in a few sketches once in a while.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill:
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Subverted when Percival tries returning Excalibur to the Lady of the Lake and it keeps falling into the lake before even getting close to her arm. He lampshades that a sword's weight balance completely throws off any attempt to properly calculate a throw.
  • Throw the Pin: Seen from the outside; two G.I.s sitting in a foxhole with a bunker in the background. One is hit on the helmet with a pin, looks at it quizzically, and a shout of "You idiot—" then the bunker explodes.
  • Time-Compression Montage: Played with in a sketch that featured a Jamaican superhero named Montage, whose power was to dilate time by invoking montages. His archenemy is End Credits Man.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Justified in the "Toy Story 4" sketch, where Buzz actually becomes mentally retarded as a result of a college-aged Andy turning him into a makeshift bong. Suffice it to say that the way he acts afterwards is a far cry from the noble, heroic and decently intelligent space ranger he was beforehand.
    Retarded!Buzz: "Hello, Woody! (gasp) Do you know what my daddy did? (Beat) Poop! He pooped! Poop-de-doop-doop-poop! Ah, somebody left some poop in his pants."
  • Too Kinky to Torture:
    • The creator of Girls Gone Wild had become so desensitized that the only way to excite him anymore was to summon Pinhead to help him out.
    • Bill Clinton is more than willing to become part of a Human Centipede.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth:
    • Boba Fett and the other guy he was with both got spit out of the Sarlacc beast because it just couldn't take their annoying activities anymore.

      Sarlacc: Umm, hey guys, I don't mean to be a prick, but… you guys gotta get the fuck out. (belches them out)

    • In a different skit, Bitch Pudding's house is invaded by a ghost. Instead of being scared, she curses it out and trash-talks its parents until it agrees to leave town.
  • Toyota Tripwire: A businessman does this on a passing motorcyclist. Why should the cyclist be able to move between the cars while he's stuck in traffic?
  • Transformation Sequence: Sailor Moon's transformation sequence provokes an obvious physical reaction in her opponent, much to their mutual embarrassment, and going a long way towards explaining why the monsters she fought were Always Female.

    Sailor Moon: Should we still fight? Because I don't really want to anymore.

  • Trojan Horse: The Legion of Doom tries this on the Justice League. It doesn't work out well for either side.
  • Trolling Translator: In a Star Wars parody, Evazan does this for Ponda Baba's innocent question to Luke Skywalker. (The two are architects, according to the skit.)
  • Turn Your Head and Cough:

    Doctor: Okay, turn your head and cough… It's just as I had suspected; you let a stranger grab your balls.

U-Z

  • Un-Canceled:invoked A running joke. Every season finale they get canceled, and the next season they get "uncancelled". One wonders when this trick is going to backfire. Discarded in the 100th episode in favor of a bloody lampshading the show's Adored by the Network status.
  • Unfortunate Names: Lando tells Boba Fett that while the Slave I is a pretty neat ride, he's not crazy on the name.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: A producer for one of Justin Bieber's music videos exclaimed how big a hit this singer will be. She's a teenage lesbian who's open about it in her music and videos, and there's nothing the public won't like about this. Then a stagehand tells him the truth.
  • Vampire Doctor: One sketch focused on vampires taking over media. One show involved a hospital where all the doctors and nurses are vampires. They try to treat a patient by giving him a blood transfusion, but since they're, well, vampires, they keep drinking all of it. Ultimately, they just decided to drain the patient of his blood, instantly turning him in the process.
  • Victory Sex: In "Welcome to the Golf Jam", Cleo promises Tiger Woods a blowjob if he wins. She has a little Oh, Crap! moment when she realizes she has to keep her promise.
  • Viewers Are Geniuses: Played With. The Doctor is standing on the first base of a baseball diamond. After a few seconds, he just asks "Do you get it?!"
  • Villains Out Shopping: Loves this trope. Famous examples are the obvious "Villains in Traffic" and "Darth Vader Calls" skits, both of which are frequently considered a Funny Moment by many people.

    Emperor Palpatine: "What the hell is an aluminum falcon?!"

  • "The Villain Sucks" Song: In the Bitch Pudding special, the villagers sing a hymn about her supposed death after celebrating all day with a "The Bitch Is Dead" festival.

    "She made our lives a living hell / So nasty and so mean / And when Bitch Pudding hit the lava / You should have heard her scream!"

  • The Voiceless: The Mad Scientist never talks.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Happens quite frequently.
  • Voodoo Shark: A mobster interviews the assassin "Waffle Face", who has a waffle for a face. The mobster asks for how he got a waffle for a face. Waffle Face explains an incident with the Triads and a waffle iron but mentions he'd had a pancake for a face. The mobster becomes irritated and guarantees him no one who asks wants to hear him walk back to the time he had a pancake for a face and threatens him if he tries to say. Waffle Face, with irritation and haste, says he got run over and that's how he had the pancake head; this seems satisfactory until he mentions that it was another breakfast food before that. The mobster screams bloody murder and shoots him where he sits.
  • Vorpal Pillow: In a skit parodying Toy Story 3, Woody has to smother Buzz to death with a pillow after Andy used Buzz as a bong, burning out the insides of his head and making him mentally retarded as a result.
  • Wanting Is Better Than Having: After a flood wipes out the Smurfs' village, Gargamel finally achieves his goal of eating them. As it turns out, they taste really bad. He throws the food out, and orders Chinese.
  • Warm Water Whiz: When the Nerd is telling stories to his niece and nephew, he falls asleep to dream about his stories, as he does. The kids decide to just pee on him, but he wakes up and thinks that they pranked him with the hand-in-the-water prank… before wondering where the cup of water is.
  • We Are as Mayflies: The characters from A Bug's Life cannot get any sleep because the Mayflies themselves are partying, having sex, giving birth, going through a midlife crisis as husband and wife, and finally dying in the span of three hours. Just when they think they can finally get a moment's rest, the eggs hatch and it starts all over again.
  • Weapon of Choice: Seth Green's is the Bat'leth.
  • We Will Meet Again: Promptly turned into a Sedgwick Speech with two bullets to the head during a G.I. Joe skit where the US military gets involved.
    Cobra Commander: "You haven't seen the last of me, Seal Team Si-" *blam* *blam*
  • Weird Aside: From the cliffhanger of the Enter the Fat One sketch: "Will Joey win the tournament? Will he avenge his former bandmates? Does this look infected to you? Find out next time, on Enter the Fat One!"
  • Wham Episode: "Fight Club Paradise", mainly because it's the only season finale other than the finale of season 7 to end with the series not getting canceled.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Aquaman from Superfriends awkwardly makes his way to a board meeting at the BP oil company (even after nearly spraining his ankle when the secretary tripped him) in order to send the CEO to jail for all the sea life they killed with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The CEO tells him that he can't go to jail because the court case was already settled and BP paid a fine. He asked if Aquaman was going to kick his ass, to which Aquaman responded that he wasn't really planning that. The CEO tried to sincerely but sarcastically insisted they were sorry, and Aquaman returned home. The sea life didn't take the news that well, so they beat him up and killed him.
  • Where da White Women At?: A black scientist programs his Afrobot to say this.
  • Whip It Good: In the Castlevania sketch, two werewolf servants and Dracula mock Simon Belmont's weapon of choice. They proceed to get the piss whipped out of them.
  • White Glove Test: In the "Bitch Pudding" sketch, Bitch Pudding does this.
  • Whole Plot Reference: The "Of Moose and Squirrel" sketch is Of Mice & Men with the cast replaced with characters from Rocky and Bullwinkle. The sketch ends the same as the original, with Rocky about to shoot Bullwinkle in the back of the head with a shotgun to spare him from getting lynched for accidentally killing Natasha, followed by a parody of their show's Find Out Next Time at the end of every episode.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: It's "Fumbles"… it was always "Fumbles"…
  • Who Writes This Crap?!: In the "Pokémon Bloopers" sketch, Pikachu and Squirtle are having a conversation until Squirtle loses his composure, and, to Pikachu's horror, says "Squirtle! Squirtle squir- what the fuck am I saying?! No, I mean it! This shit makes no sense at all!"
  • Womb Horror: Played for Laughs in one sketch, where a giant monster hand comes out of a woman's womb and drags the doctor inside.
  • World of Ham: Boy howdy. This show is filled to the brim with it, since many of the sketches tend to be notorious for overdramatic reactions to the slightest of actions.
  • Worst News Judgment Ever: In the "Voltron Dance Battle" sketch, a news report focused more on the Voltron team getting "served" in a Dance Off against a Robeast, than the robot defeating it in a traditional battle shortly after.
  • Worthy Opponent: The only person who can match the Robot Chicken's power is Bitch Pudding.
  • Would Harm a Senior: When Strawberry Shortcake gets the chance to confront her old adversary the Purple Pieman, it turns out that he's now elderly, blind, diabetic and using a walker. She beats the stuffing out of him anyway, and ends up in jail for it.
    Strawberry Shortcake: I told that motherf***er I'd bury him. And that's not some fruit-related speech impediment. B-U-R-Y. Bury. Like in the f***ing ground.
  • Wrestler in All of Us/Professional Wrestling:
    • In a Season 1 episode (guest-starring Conan O'Brien), there was a wrestling sketch (the Historical Wrestling Federation), featuring Benjamin Franklin and Gandhi in a tag team match against the Wright Brothers. Noted for using ACTUAL Jakks Pacific WWE figures (instead of the standard figures) for the 4 wrestlers (though their original heads were indeed replaced); the 2 commentators (voiced by Seth, doing his cheesiest impersonation of a color commentator and Conan as the driest play-by-play historian you could imagine) were regular figures.
    • A Season 2 episode guest-starring Hulk Hogan featured the sketch Hogan's Heroes, where the gang was replaced by (more Jakks Pacific figures, this time from the "WWE Legends" line) Hulk Hogan and his fellow pro wrestlers "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (voiced by Piper himself), "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart, The Iron Sheik, and Randy "Macho Man" Savage.
    • Also, since every standard Robot Chicken action figure is animated in stop-motion, and any aerial shots are on wires, many of the close-range combat stunts you see are usually a wrestling-type maneuver.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: In "Annie's Super Sweet 16", Annie Warbucks (who is now a Spoiled Brat and Rich Bitch) seemingly invites some young orphans to her Sweet 16 birthday party, but it turns out she just wanted to use them as part of her "super special invitations" idea.

    Orphan Girl: Thanks for the invite, Annie.

    Annie: Oh, you didn't obtenir an invitation, you sommes the invitation! Isn't that clever? Your own little orphan!

  • You All Look Familiar: There are only a couple different character models for generic people, so viewers will end up seeing the same faces on different minor characters.
  • You Just Had to Say It: In the second Star Wars special, Emperor Palpatine has a terrible day when he visits the Death Star. He says things couldn't possibly get any worse. Cut to a couple hours later and we see the Return of the Jedi scene of Darth Vader throwing him over the balcony.
  • You Keep Using That Word: (dork voice) Technically speaking, the eponymous fowl is actually a cyborg and not a robot, technically speaking.
  • You Must Be This Tall to Ride: Subverted and lampshaded in the sketch, "Attack of the Giant Midget". A midget, turned into a giant by a Mad Scientist, goes on a rampage through an amusement park. It comes to a "you must be this tall" sign, then pauses a moment to let the irony sink in before continuing on its rampage.
  • Your Head Asplode:
    • The above-mentioned Explosive Decompression example.
    • "Raiders of the Magic Garden" has Paula's head exploding when the Story Box is opened.
    • "Hogwarts Lessons" has Ron putting an extra drop of wolfsbane extract in a potion, which causes his teeth to rocket out of his mouth and his head to explode. As Harry and Hermione point out, the ridiculously slim margin for error and result of a botched attempt aren't proportionate for a potion that was just supposed to change their eye color.
    • "I Know What the Bratz Did Last Summer", Chloe's head explodes when her elephantiasis medication is stolen.
  • Your Mom: Robot Chicken isn't above doing these every now and then. One notable example is a pull-and-say children's toy.

    "The cow says "MOOOOOOOO". "
    "Your mom says "Wabglwgaw" because my cock's in her mouth."


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