Robot Chicken (season 5)

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Robot Chicken Season 5
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Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 20
Broadcast
Original channel Adult Swim
Original run December 12, 2010 – January 15, 2012
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 October 25, 2011[1]
Region 2 TBA
Region 4 November 30, 2011[2]
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The fifth season of the stop-motion television series Robot Chicken originally aired in the United States on Cartoon Network's late night programing block, Adult Swim. Season five officially began on December 12, 2010 on Adult Swim, with "Robot Chicken's DP Christmas Special",[3] and will contain a total of twenty episodes. The first of the 20 episodes are set to air the first of the official Season 5 episodes on January 9 and the second group of episodes are set to air sometime around October 2011.

Overview[edit]

The fifth season of Robot Chicken includes many TV, movie, commercial, pop culture parodies, all acted out by dolls and action figures, including parodies like: the creators imagine what Batman and Robin think about their Christmas jingle - hint: don't sing it if you value your life; what Skeletor is forced to do when Snake Mountain is foreclosed on; Gargamel puts himself in a Smurf body to gain the trust of the village; Major Nelson uses Jeannie to get back at NASA for firing him, NASA's Lego people have a very bad launch day, The creators imagine how Cabbage Patch Kids are made, The Keebler Elves go to war against the Cookie Monster, Strawberry Shortcake attempts to name Baby Needs-a-Name, A group of mentally challenged soldiers take on Hitler and the SS, The Joker finally gets what coming to him, Optimus Prime chooses his kick-ass name, what Eternia's 24-hour gym might be like, Princess Peach’s parents react when they first met Mario, Winnie the Pooh's addiction, Superman tries to escape Lois' nagging, Doc Brown obtains plutonium, Dora the Explorer embarks on a dangerous Mt. Everest excursion, A bunch of Spocks from the future gather for a surprise party, A lost Lord of the Rings manuscript gets finished by Tolkien's 6-year-old grandson and Sex and the City 3 tries to be more guy-oriented. The fifth season finale celebrates the show's 100 episode, featuring an alternate storyline, in which the Robot Chicken from the show's opening sequence is accidentally freed from the chair by the castle maid and escapes the Mad Scientist's lair. When RC returns home, he comes to find that his house has been broken into and discovers that his wife has been kidnapped by the Mad Scientist and is being forced to take his place in the chair. RC is then forced to return to the Mad Scientist's castle and battle his way through a series of Robot Chicken characters before finally meeting his maker in a final battle for his wife.

Guest Stars[edit]

Many celebrities have guest starred in Robot Chicken season five; they include Mila Kunis, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Macaulay Culkin, Seth MacFarlane, Sasha Barrese, Clare Grant, Michael Ian Black, Katee Sackhoff, Christian Slater, Fred Tatasciore, Dave Sheridan, Michelle Trachtenberg, Abraham Benrubi, Eden Espinosa, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Parnell, Skeet Ulrich, Tamara Garfield, Olivia Munn, Alan Tudyk, Lea Thompson, Sean Astin, Donald Faison, Katy Mixon, Andy Richter, Marc Summers, Amy Smart, Rove McManus, Adrianne Palicki, Pete Wentz, Kevin Bacon, Gary Coleman (final role before his death), Kyle Chandler, Elijah Wood, J.K. Simmons, Harland Williams, Amy Brenneman, Emma Stone, Diablo Cody, Kristen Bell, Nathan Fillion, Jennifer Field, Stuart Townsend, Bryan Cranston, Megan Fox, Brian Austin Green, Sam Kwasman, Josh Groban, Mark Hamill, Katelin Peterson, Freddie Prinze Jr., Zachary Gordon, Laura Ortiz, Magda Apanowicz, Quinton Flynn, Alison Brie, Stephen Stanton, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Mae Whitman, Christopher McCulloch, Jeri Ryan, Dana Daurey, Jon Hamm, Patrick Stump, Jeremy Renner, Affion Crockett, Christopher Lloyd, Jena Malone, Rachael Leigh Cook, Rachael MacFarlane and Frank Welker.

Episodes[edit]

Total # Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
81 1 "Robot Chicken's DP Christmas Special" Chris McKay Seth Green & Matthew Senreich & Mike Fasolo & Douglas Goldstein & Tom Root & Zeb Wells December 12, 2010 (2010-12-12) 506
See what the very first Christmas was like. Kevin McCallister's traps don't quite work out as planned. The creators imagine what Batman and Robin think about their Christmas jingle - hint: don't sing it if you value your life. And the age-old question is finally answered...who's faster: Superman or Santa Claus.
82 2 "Saving Private Gigli" Chris McKay Seth Green & Matthew Senreich & Mike Fasolo & Douglas Goldstein & Tom Root & Zeb Wells & Matthew Ireland Beans & Eric Schaar & Breckin Meyer January 9, 2011 (2011-01-09) 501
Season Five of Robot Chicken opens with a bang on the beaches of Normandy! The Blockheads go on trial for killing Gumby. The creators imagine what the reaction to shows like STOMP! are, and we see what Skeletor is forced to do when Snake Mountain is foreclosed on.
83 3 "Terms of Endaredevil" Chris McKay Seth Green & Matthew Senreich & Mike Fasolo & Douglas Goldstein & Tom Root & Zeb Wells & Matthew Ireland Beans & Eric Schaar & Breckin Meyer January 16, 2011 (2011-01-16) 502
The origin of Mo-Larr, Eternian Dentist is revealed! Robot Chicken brings you clips from the new Transformers movie! Lara Croft's epic adventures aren't as epic as you'd think. The King of Eternia stays over, much to He-Man's dismay. Gargamel puts himself in a Smurf body to gain the trust of the village.
84 4 "Big Trouble in Little Clerks 2" Chris McKay Seth Green & Matthew Senreich & Mike Fasolo & Douglas Goldstein & Tom Root & Zeb Wells & Matthew Ireland Beans & Eric Schaar & Breckin Meyer January 23, 2011 (2011-01-23) 503
The creators imagine what goes on deep in the jungles of Pandora late at night, Major Nelson uses Jeannie to get back at NASA for firing him, and everyone in the G.I. Joe ranks gets an animal sidekick.
85 5 "Kramer Vs. Showgirls" Chris McKay Seth Green & Matthew Senreich & Mike Fasolo & Zeb Wells & Matthew Ireland Beans & Eric Schaar & Breckin Meyer January 30, 2011 (2011-01-30) 504
NASA's Lego people have a very bad launch day; see how Andy treats his toys after he comes home from college in Toy Story 4. Garfield gets diabetes from a lifetime of eating lasagna. Find out what happened to some our most memorable TV characters from the 90's. All this and more from the minds of the creators.
86 6 "Malcolm X: Fully Loaded" Chris McKay Seth Green & Matthew Senreich & Mike Fasolo & Douglas Goldstein & Tom Root & Zeb Wells & Matthew Ireland Beans & Eric Schaar & Breckin Meyer February 6, 2011 (2011-02-06) 505
Find out what crimes your Thanksgiving turkey committed and was then pardoned for. The creators imagine how Cabbage Patch Kids are made. See who earns the title of lamest villain ever.
87 7 "Major League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" Chris McKay Seth Green & Matthew Senreich & Mike Fasolo & Douglas Goldstein & Tom Root & Zeb Wells & Matthew Ireland Beans & Eric Schaar & Breckin Meyer February 13, 2011 (2011-02-13) 507
Watch the best 60 seconds of television history. Find out what Spider-Man's spider-sense really is; How Willy Wonka really got the Oompa Loompas. Learn the real reason for how the ice cream sundae was created. The Keebler Elves go to war against the Cookie Monster.
88 8 "Schindler's Bucket List" Chris McKay Seth Green & Matthew Senreich & Mike Fasolo & Douglas Goldstein & Tom Root & Zeb Wells & Matthew Ireland Beans & Matthew Libman & Daniel Libman & Brendan Hay February 20, 2011 (2011-02-20) 508
Jason Voorhees uses an easier way to catch his victims. The G.I. Joe's plan to ruin a roast for the Cobra Commander ends badly; Baby needs-a-name from "Strawberry Shortcake" gets a name no one will ever forget; We learn what happened to Skeeter from "Muppet Babies" when she comes back from the grave to kill the other Muppets.
89 9 "No Country For Old Dogs" Chris McKay Seth Green & Matthew Senreich & Mike Fasolo & Douglas Goldstein & Tom Root & Zeb Wells & Matthew Ireland Beans & Matthew Libman & Daniel Libman & Brendan Hay February 27, 2011 (2011-02-27) 509
The creators tackle the question of what was going through Morgan Freeman's mind during his 2008 car crash. Find out what happens when a group of mentally challenged soldiers take on Hitler and the SS.
90 10 "Catch Me If You Kangaroo Jack" Chris McKay Seth Green & Matthew Senreich & Mike Fasolo & Douglas Goldstein & Tom Root & Zeb Wells & Matthew Ireland Beans & Matthew Libman & Daniel Libman & Brendan Hay March 6, 2011 (2011-03-06) 510
The creators ponder what a Diablo Cody eulogy would be like - home-skillett; the Joker finally gets what coming to him and find out how the Robot Chicken Nerd would fare in the world of Tron.
91 11 "Beastmaster & Commander" Chris McKay Matthew Ireland Beans & Mike Fasolo & Seth Green & Breckin Meyer & Matthew Senreich & Zeb Wells & Harland Williams October 23, 2011 (2011-10-23) 511
Hal Jordan loses his hands to, well, the hands of Sinestro, and without anywhere to put a ring, faces the possibility of no longer being a Green Lantern. Optimus Prime chooses his kick-ass name, albeit to the dismay of his relatively common named comrades. The presenter of a TV bloopers show displays scenes from his own life, including all of his mistakes and regrets he's forced to smile through.
92 12 "Casablankman" Chris McKay Matthew Ireland Beans & Mike Fasolo & Seth Green & Breckin Meyer & Matthew Senreich & Zeb Wells & Harland Williams October 30, 2011 (2011-10-30) 512
See! Rubik the Amazing Cube as he returns for one last adventure. Watch! As kids try out the newest fad - getting Supe'd. Discover! The secret behind a small doorway in a little boy's room. And finally, the creators imagine what Eternia's 24-hour gym might be like.
93 13 "The Departy Monster" Chris McKay Matthew Ireland Beans & Mike Fasolo & Seth Green & Breckin Meyer & Matthew Senreich & Zeb Wells & Harland Williams November 6, 2011 (2011-11-06) 513
Will the world ever find out what Master Chief looks like under his mask? What is life like for the pink Frankenstein’s Monster, Frankenberry? How did Princess Peach’s parents react when they first met Mario? How will the Scarecrow survive his time in a prison called Oz? The creators answer these questions and more in this thrilling episode!
94 14 "Some Like It Hitman" Chris McKay Matthew Ireland Beans & Mike Fasolo & Seth Green & Breckin Meyer & Matthew Senreich & Zeb Wells & Harland Williams November 13, 2011 (2011-11-13) 514
A look at life at Hogwarts, Donald Duck's sister has a dangerous escort job, and Betty Crocker and Sara Lee fight to the death.
95 15 "The Core, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" Chris McKay Jordan Allen-Dutton & Matthew Ireland Beans & Mike Fasolo & Seth Green & Matthew Senreich & Zeb Wells & Erik Weiner November 20, 2011 (2011-11-20) 515
Kratos collects blood orbs; Superman tries to escape Lois' nagging; the Velveteen Rabbit has bad luck; and aliens' true motives are revealed.
96 16 "The Godfather of the Bride II" Chris McKay Jordan Allen-Dutton & Matthew Ireland Beans & Mike Fasolo & Seth Green & Matthew Senreich & Zeb Wells & Erik Weiner December 4, 2011 (2011-12-04) 518
The Robot Chicken Nerd dreams of hanging out with Michael Knight from Knight Rider. A bunch of Spocks from the future gather for a surprise party. The creators imagine what television will be like in the year 2013.
97 17 "The Curious Case of the Box" Chris McKay Jordan Allen-Dutton & Matthew Ireland Beans & Mike Fasolo & Seth Green & Matthew Senreich & Zeb Wells & Erik Weiner December 11, 2011 (2011-12-11) 517
Comical look at the final moments before death. Dora the Explorer embarks on a dangerous Mt. Everest excursion. God is caught in the Garden of Eden. Clown-car crash.
98 18 "Fool's Goldfinger" Chris McKay Jordan Allen-Dutton & Matthew Ireland Beans & Mike Fasolo & Seth Green & Matthew Senreich & Zeb Wells & Erik Weiner December 18, 2011 (2011-12-18) 519
Harry finds a new owner. A lost Lord of the Rings manuscript gets finished by Tolkien's 6-year-old grandson. Find out the trouble of a bleeding alien. A guy finds out that in the world of dating, anything can become a bomb. Gay Tony calls for other video game characters to embrace their homosexuality.
99 19 "Casablankman 2" Chris McKay Jordan Allen-Dutton & Matthew Ireland Beans & Mike Fasolo & Seth Green & Matthew Senreich & Zeb Wells & Erik Weiner January 8, 2012 (2012-01-08) 516
Doc Brown obtains plutonium; Jesus talks to normal humans; and Bella and Edward's life together is examined.
100 20 "Fight Club Paradise" Chris McKay Jordan Allen-Dutton & Matthew Ireland Beans & Mike Fasolo & Seth Green & Matthew Senreich & Zeb Wells & Erik Weiner January 15, 2012 (2012-01-15) 520
The chicken escapes! Sex and the City 3 tries to be more guy-oriented. Ranger Smith tries to stop Yogi Bear, Power Rangers style! The show celebrates 100 episodes with shocking ultra-violence! (What else?)

Episode titles[edit]

With the exception of the Christmas special, this season's episode titles are each an amalgamation of the titles of a good and a bad movie, in the opinion of the show's crew.

DVD release[edit]

Title Release date Episodes
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
"Robot Chicken: Season Five: Uncensored" October 25, 2011 TBD November 30, 2011[4] 81-100

This two disc boxset includes all 20 episodes from Season 5. The special features include deleted scenes, deleted animatics with video introductions, episode commentaries with celebrity guests, behind the scenes featurettes, and on-air promotions.[5]

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