Robot Chicken is an American stop motion animated sitcom created by Stoop!d
Monkey and Sony Pictures Digital, currently airing in America as a part of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim line-up, in Britain
as part of the Bravo's Adult Swim line-up, and in Canada on Teletoon's Detour nightly adult programming. It premiered on Sunday,
February 20, 2005. Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are the creators and executive producers of the show. They are also on
the writing team, provide the majority of voices, and have even directed a few episodes.
Robot Chicken is a variety show that parodies a number of pop culture conventions
using stop motion animation of toys, action figures, dolls, and claymation and various other objects, such as tongue depressers.
The show's name was inspired by a dish on the menu at a Chinese restaurant where Green and Senreich had dined.
Below is a clip from Robot Chicken, a parody of Calvin and Hobbes in today's
"real-life" society. Sadly it makes a good point about the frequent mislabeling of imagaination as ADD, and how it drives
self-esteem and a sense of support inot the ground. It could be described as humorous, but I think it's making more of a point.
On television, the show was rated TV-MA, the equivalent of somewhere between "PG-13" and "R" at the movies. This specific
clip is not recommended for children under age 10. Parental discretion is still advised above 10.