Robot Chicken (season 4)

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Robot Chicken (season 4)
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 20
Release
Original network Adult Swim
Original release December 7, 2008 – December 6, 2009
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List of Robot Chicken episodes

The fourth 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 four officially began on December 7, 2008, on Adult Swim, with "Help Me", and ended with "Dear Consumer" on December 6, 2009, with a total of twenty episodes.

The fourth season was released on the Season Four: Uncensored DVD on December 15, 2009 in Region 1, August 30, 2010 in Region 2 and December 2, 2009 in Region 4.

Overview[edit]

The fourth season of Robot Chicken includes many TV, movie, TV commercial, and pop culture parodies, and non-sequitur blackouts, all acted out by dolls and action figures, including parody's like, Tila Tequila reveals a deadly secret, which ends up being that she's a robot, A contractor builds temples for the Indiana Jones movies, Dick Cheney becomes Tony Stark's unexpected ally, the creators imagine a deleted scene from Daredevil, Joey Fatone pitches his idea for a sketch, Strawberry Shortcake solves a robbery, O. J. searches for his ex-wife's killer, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is shown as an opera, the creators imagine what happens when Punky Brewster hits puberty, Criss Angel delivers the Ultimate Mind Freak at Hogwarts, the Creature from the Black Lagoon creates the newest monster-based cereal, Kermit the Frog introduces everyone to his cousin, Annie Warbucks has her Sweet 16, transients begin to wear Clark Kent's clothing, Gyro-Robo add some depth to D&D, Transformers mourn a fallen hero, Batman gets a new look at Two-Face, John Connor gets his first Terminator, the new Bachelor is a beast, and a new spin on Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window.

Guest stars[edit]

Many celebrities have guest starred in Robot Chicken season four. They include Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Katee Sackhoff, Tila Tequila, Joss Whedon, Ronald D. Moore, Sebastian Bach, Alex Borstein, Milo Ventimiglia, Eden Espinosa, Rachael Leigh Cook, Stuart Townsend, Kevin Shinick, Christian Slater, Zac Efron, Donald Faison, Joey Fatone, Rashida Jones, Ron Perlman, Billy Dee Williams, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Amy Smart, Skeet Ulrich, David Faustino, Jim Cummings, Lee Majors, Jon Favreau, Scott Porter, Mark Hamill, Hulk Hogan, Jamie Kaler, Soleil Moon Frye, Nathan Fillion, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adrianne Palicki, David Hasselhoff, Neil Patrick Harris, Monica Keena, Abraham Benrubi, Simon Pegg, T-Pain, Chace Crawford, Sandra Oh, Spencer Grammer, Joel McHale, Clark Duke, Vanessa Hudgens, James Marsden and Greg Grunberg

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
61 1 "Help Me" Chris McKay Hugh Davidson, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Geoff Johns, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Zeb Wells December 7, 2008 (2008-12-07) 401

Robot Chicken returns for its fourth season, with the help of Mutant Enemy Productions founder Joss Whedon, Battlestar Galactica creator Ron Moore and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. Tila Tequila reveals a deadly secret, which ends up being that she's a robot. The creators imagine: What if PaRappa the Rapper had to rap for his life? Movie and TV favorites are trimmed down to "Just the Good Parts." Features contributions by writer Geoff Johns.

Guest stars: Ronald D. Moore, Katee Sackhoff, Tila Tequila, Joss Whedon
62 2 "They Took My Thumbs" Chris McKay Hugh Davidson, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Geoff Johns, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Zeb Wells December 14, 2008 (2008-12-14) 404

A contractor builds temples for the Indiana Jones movies. A salesman has a life-changing accident in the subway. Three days in the life of Jason Voorhees. The Justice League heroes bring their sidekicks to work.

Guest stars: Sebastian Bach, Milo Ventimiglia
63 3 "I'm Trapped" Chris McKay Hugh Davidson, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Geoff Johns, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Zeb Wells December 21, 2008 (2008-12-21) 402

The aftermath of The Adventures of Pluto Nash is shown. Learn about James Bond's sex life. Dick Cheney becomes Tony Stark's unexpected ally. Skeletor plots with an imperfect He-Man clone.

Guest star: Stuart Townsend
64 4 "In a DVD Factory" Chris McKay Hugh Davidson, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Geoff Johns, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Zeb Wells December 28, 2008 (2008-12-28) 403

Find out the only way to kill a werewolf! Discover the secret origin of Composite Santa! The creators imagine a deleted scene from Daredevil. Hannah Montana has a date... with murder!

Guest star: Christian Slater
65 5 "Tell My Mom" Chris McKay Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Zeb Wells January 4, 2009 (2009-01-04) 406

Joey Fatone pitches his idea for a sketch. GoBots prove they're no Transformers. The creators imagine where Billy Joel might get his musical inspirations from. SpongeBob is a father. If you have a problem and the A-Team's not available, try calling the B-Team.

Guest stars: Zac Efron, Joey Fatone, Rashida Jones, Ron Perlman
66 6 "P.S. Yes, in That Way" Chris McKay Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Zeb Wells January 11, 2009 (2009-01-11) 410

Strawberry Shortcake solves a robbery. Billy Dee Williams goes shopping. The creators imagine what happens when Harry introduces his cousin to the Hendersons. Plus G.I. Joe welcomes a new member. Rated TV-MA.

Guest stars: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Katee Sackhoff, Skeet Ulrich, Billy Dee Williams
67 7 "Love, Maurice" Chris McKay Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Zeb Wells January 18, 2009 (2009-01-18) 409

The creators imagine how Babar might rule with an iron tusk. O. J. searches for his ex-wife's killer. What Terminator would Skynet send back in time. Plus, check out the latest superhero movie, Kid Venison. Rated TV-MA.

Guest stars: David Faustino, Lee Majors
68 8 "Two Weeks Without Food" Chris McKay Hugh Davidson, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Geoff Johns, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Zeb Wells January 25, 2009 (2009-01-25) 405

Discover what happened when Dorothy left the Land of Oz. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is shown as an opera. How would the addition of Little Iron Man to the Avengers team play out? Speed Racer competes in the world of NASCAR. See the latest episode of MTV's The Hills.

Guest stars: Jon Favreau, Scott Porter
69 9 "But Not in That Way" Chris McKay Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Zeb Wells February 1, 2009 (2009-02-01) 408

The Giving Tree has much to give. Everyone loves InuYasha. The creators imagine what happens when Punky Brewster hits puberty. Who might Stephen King's new neighbor be? Black Manta narrates Joker's life in Arkham Asylum in "The Arkham Redemption." Rated TV-MA.

Guest stars: Soleil Moon Frye, Mark Hamill, Hulk Hogan
70 10 "I Love Her" Chris McKay Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Zeb Wells February 8, 2009 (2009-02-08) 407

The creators imagine how Freddy Krueger got his start. What would happen if the Monchhichis drew first blood? Criss Angel delivers the Ultimate Mind Freak at Hogwarts. The last ingredient to making the Powerpuff Girls is cocaine. See what a day with the Lohans might be like. Rated TV-MA.

Guest stars: Zac Efron, Stuart Townsend
71 11 "We Are a Humble Factory" Chris McKay Hugh Davidson, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Zeb Wells July 26, 2009 (2009-07-26) 412

The creators imagine an alternate ending to Armageddon. What would the newest Star Trek character look like? The Creature from the Black Lagoon creates the newest monster-based cereal. You are treated to the excitement that is M.A.S.K. Meet the WWE's new up and coming challenger.

Guest stars: Nathan Fillion, Triple H
72 12 "Maurice Was Caught" Chris McKay Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Hugh Davidson, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Zeb Wells August 2, 2009 (2009-08-02)[1] 413

Simon Belmont knows what works. Kermit the Frog introduces everyone to his cousin. Jean-Claude just don't give a Van Damme. Annie Warbucks celebrates her super sweet 16.

Guest stars: Soleil Moon Frye, Adrianne Palicki, Jean-Claude Van Damme
73 13 "Unionizing Our Labor" Chris McKay Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Hugh Davidson, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Zeb Wells August 9, 2009 (2009-08-09) 414

Medieval Dukes of Hazard. The downward spiral of the Libertarian Party. Transients begin to wear Clark Kent's clothing. The creators imagine "Wii Fit: Humping Robot". The frog retaliates to the scorpion and the gerbil with violence. Smurfs engage in war with Snorks.

Guest star: David Hasselhoff
74 14 "President Hu Forbids It" Chris McKay Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Hugh Davidson, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Zeb Wells August 16, 2009 (2009-08-16) 415

The Batmobile loses its wheel, spend a night with Jack Sparrow, witness The Joker's plan backfire, the creators imagine what happens when Chris Hansen can't catch a predator, how Dr. Manhattan’s nudity might be a problem, plus Gyro-Robo adds some depth to D&D.

Guest stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Monica Keena
75 15 "Due to Constraints of Time and Budget" Chris McKay Jordan Allen-Dutton, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Erik Weiner August 23, 2009 (2009-08-23) 416

Indiana Jones knows when to keep his eyes shut, Transformers mourn a fallen hero, the creators imagine what goes on in a Yellow Submarine, help Morton discover the land of What-Whatville, examine the kind of role-model that Barbie is, and meet the new Transporter.

Guest star: Simon Pegg
76 16 "The Ramblings of Maurice" Chris McKay Jordan Allen-Dutton, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Erik Weiner August 30, 2009 (2009-08-30) 417

Cereal companies try out a viral video advertising campaign. Batman gets a new look at Two-Face, G.I. Joe celebrates their years in service, the creators imagine what the next Traveling Pants movie might look like, plus a new Dark Crystal for the next generation.

Guest stars: Abbie Cornish, Neil Patrick Harris, T-Pain, Skeet Ulrich, Tay Zonday
77 17 "Cannot Be Erased, So Sorry" Chris McKay Jordan Allen-Dutton, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Erik Weiner September 6, 2009 (2009-09-06) 418

John Connor gets his first Terminator. Bullhorns ruin everyone's lives. A new video game comes out. Fantasy Island has some unwanted guests. Cobra Commander tries to order at a drive-thru. The Nerd ends up somewhere over the rainbow.

Guest stars: Chace Crawford, Sandra Oh, Simon Pegg
78 18 "Please Do Not Notify Our Contractors" Chris McKay Jordan Allen-Dutton, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Erik Weiner September 13, 2009 (2009-09-13) 419

The creators take a skewed look at the Holy Grail. The new Bachelor is a beast. Meet a character who knows how to speed things along.

Guest stars: Diora Baird, Spencer Grammer, Joel McHale
79 19 "Especially the Animal Keith Crofford!" Chris McKay Jordan Allen-Dutton, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Erik Weiner September 20, 2009 (2009-09-20) 420

The creators imagine the origin of the Wuzzles, what Cloverfield's real intention was, a new spin on Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, plus a super sassy season ender.

Guest stars: Diora Baird, Clark Duke, Vanessa Hudgens, James Marsden
80 20 "Dear Consumer (Robot Chicken's Full-Assed Christmas Special)" Chris McKay Jordan Allen-Dutton, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Kevin Shinick & Eric Weiner December 6, 2009 (2009-12-06) 411

Thor celebrates Christmas in Asgard, Santa adds Walter PPK to the bad boy list and the creators take a skewed look at The Gift of the Magi.
Skits: "Santa Royale", "A Powerful Present", "The Most Beautiful Tree Ever", "How the Humping Robot Saves Christmas?", "Mrs. Claus' Present", "Christmas in Asgard", "The Flight of the Snowflake", "Don't Forget About Terrorism", "The Gift of the Magi", "Comet's Christmas Miracle".

Guest stars: Robin Bain, Erika Christensen, Greg Grunberg

DVD Release[edit]

Title Release date Episodes
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
"Season Four: Uncensored" December 15, 2009 August 30, 2010 December 2, 2009 61-80

This two disc boxset includes all 20 episodes from Season 4 in production order. The special features include Chicken Nuggets, San Diego Comic-Con '08 Panel, Day in the Life, New York Comic-Con '09 Panel, Video Blogs, Australia Visit, Alternate Audio, Deleted Scenes and Deleted Animations. Plus Commentary on all 20 episodes.

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