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
Release
Original network Adult Swim
Original release December 12, 2010 – January 15, 2012
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List of Robot Chicken episodes

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",[1] and contained a total of twenty episodes.

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]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
81 1 "Robot Chicken's DP Christmas Special" Chris McKay Matthew Beans, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Brendan Hay,
Daniel Libman, Matthew Libman, Matthew Senreich, & Zeb Wells
December 12, 2010 (2010-12-12) 506
Guest stars: Sasha Barrese, Macaulay Culkin
82 2 "Saving Private Gigli" Chris McKay Matthew Beans, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer,
Eric Schaar, Matthew Senreich & Zeb Wells
January 9, 2011 (2011-01-09) 501
Guest stars: Michael Ian Black, Katee Sackhoff, Christian Slater, Michelle Trachtenberg
83 3 "Terms of Endaredevil" Chris McKay Matthew Beans, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer,
Eric Schaar, Matthew Senreich, & Zeb Wells
January 16, 2011 (2011-01-16) 502
Guest star: Colin Hanks
84 4 "Big Trouble in Little Clerks 2" Chris McKay Matthew Beans, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer,
Eric Schaar, Matthew Senreich, & Zeb Wells
January 23, 2011 (2011-01-23) 503
Guest stars: Dan Fogler, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Parnell, Meredith Salenger, Patrick Stump, Skeet Ulrich
85 5 "Kramer vs. Showgirls" Chris McKay Matthew Beans, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer,
Eric Schaar, Matthew Senreich, & Zeb Wells
January 30, 2011 (2011-01-30) 504
Guest stars: Olivia Munn, Dave Sheridan, Alan Tudyk
86 6 "Malcolm X: Fully Loaded" Chris McKay Matthew Beans, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer,
Eric Schaar, Matthew Senreich, & Zeb Wells
February 6, 2011 (2011-02-06) 505
Guest star: Sean Astin
87 7 "Major League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" Chris McKay Matthew Beans, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Brendan Hay,
Daniel Libman, Matthew Libman, Matthew Senreich, & Zeb Wells
February 13, 2011 (2011-02-13) 507

Skits: "Bart's Punishment", "Best 60 Seconds, "Meet the Bachelors", "Spider Sense", "Ballerina", "Oompa Loompas", "Unwrapped: Sundaes", "Dogs Doing It", "SpongeBob Krabby Patties", "Another Night in the Museum?", "Lucky Man", "Sidekick Elevator", "Humping Pinball", "Keebler Attacked"

Guest stars: Katy Mixon, Andy Richter, Marc Summers, Lea Thompson
88 8 "Schindler's Bucket List" Chris McKay Matthew Beans, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Brendan Hay,
Daniel Libman, Matthew Libman, Matthew Senreich, & Zeb Wells
February 20, 2011 (2011-02-20) 508
Guest stars: Rove McManus, Adrianne Palicki, Katee Sackhoff
89 9 "No Country for Old Dogs" Chris McKay Matthew Beans, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Brendan Hay,
Daniel Libman, Matthew Libman, Matthew Senreich, & Zeb Wells
February 27, 2011 (2011-02-27) 509

Guest stars: Kyle Chandler, Gary Coleman, Emma Stone

Note: This is Gary Coleman's final role before his death in May 28, 2010.
90 10 "Catch Me If You Kangaroo Jack" Chris McKay Matthew Beans, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Brendan Hay,
Daniel Libman, Matthew Libman, Matthew Senreich, & Zeb Wells
March 6, 2011 (2011-03-06) 510
Guest stars: Diablo Cody, Josh Groban, Mark Hamill, Emma Stone
91 11 "Beastmaster & Commander" Chris McKay Matthew 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.

Guest stars: Kevin Bacon, Zachary Gordon, Jena Malone, Katelin Peterson
92 12 "Casablankman" Chris McKay Matthew Beans, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer,
Matthew Senreich, Zeb Wells & Harland Williams
October 30, 2011 (2011-10-30) 512
93 13 "The Departy Monster" Chris McKay Matthew Beans, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer,
Matthew Senreich, Zeb Wells & Harland Williams
November 6, 2011 (2011-11-06) 513
Guest stars: Amy Brenneman, J. K. Simmons, Pete Wentz, Harland Williams, Elijah Wood
94 14 "Some Like It Hitman" Chris McKay Matthew 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. Skits: "High Noon", "Hogwarts Lessons", "Ordering Waters", "Bake-Off Beatdown", "Mighty Shield", "You're Terminated", "Alien Versus Predator", "Aquaman Vs. Big Oil", "The Chamber Pot", "Duck Duck Party"

Guest stars: Kristen Bell, Nathan Fillion, Stuart Townsend
95 15 "The Core, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" Chris McKay Matthew Beans, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer,
Matthew Senreich, Zeb Wells & Harland Williams
November 20, 2011 (2011-11-20) 515
Guest stars: Megan Fox, Brian Austin Green, Danny Pudi, Mary Steenburgen
96 16 "The Godfather of the Bride II" Chris McKay Jordan Allen-Dutton, Matthew Beans, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green,
Matthew Senreich, Zeb Wells & Erik Weiner
December 4, 2011 (2011-12-04) 518
Guest stars: Alison Brie, Bryan Cranston, Affion Crockett, Jon Hamm
97 17 "The Curious Case of the Box" Chris McKay Jordan Allen-Dutton, Matthew Beans, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green,
Matthew Senreich, Zeb Wells & Erik Weiner
December 11, 2011 (2011-12-11) 517
Guest stars: Magda Apanowicz, Bryan Cranston, Freddie Prinze, Jr.
98 18 "Fool's Goldfinger" Chris McKay Jordan Allen-Dutton, Matthew Beans, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green,
Matthew Senreich, Zeb Wells & Erik Weiner
December 18, 2011 (2011-12-18) 519
Guest stars: Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Jeri Ryan, Patrick Stump
99 19 "Casablankman 2" Chris McKay Jordan Allen-Dutton, Matthew 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.

Guest stars: Tisha Campbell-Martin, Affion Crockett, Christopher Lloyd, Mae Whitman
100 20 "Fight Club Paradise" Chris McKay Jordan Allen-Dutton, Matthew Beans, Mike Fasolo, Seth Green,
Matthew Senreich, Zeb Wells & Erik Weiner
January 15, 2012 (2012-01-15) 520

Skits: "The Escape", "Sex and the City 3", "Power Forest Rangers", "Egyptian Boobies", "Chicken Clinic", "The Rescue"

Guest stars: Michael Ian Black, Clark Duke, Katee Sackhoff, Christian Slater, Michelle Trachtenberg

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[2] 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.[3]

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