‘Robot Chicken’ season three stays alive

Mikhail Chernyavsky

“Robot Chicken” season three is finally here. The wait is over. Oh, you’ve never heard of “Adult Swim’s” number one show?

Don’t worry, like most shows on Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim,” “Robot Chicken” is more of a cult show. It airs weekdays at midnight with the episodes running about 15 minutes long. So, it’s not hard to miss.

“Robot Chicken” is an animated stop motion show created by Seth Green (Voice of Chris on Family Guy). The show makes fun of pop culture, celebrities, movies, and television shows, as well as random antics.

Although the show runs less than 15 minutes, it still manages to attract celebrities to voice characters, as well as reprising their former roles. The cast of “Saved By The Bell” reunites on this season.

The two-disc set has the typical DVD extras such as a gag reel, audio commentary, and deleted skits. However with the deleted skits, you get to see the ones that only made it to the storyboard as well as the ones that were cut from the show.

The DVD offers alternate audio for episodes, as well as a feature called “Chicken Nuggets.” This feature pops up as the “Robot Chicken” symbol. When you select it, the feature goes to a behind-the-scenes commentary with Seth Green and co-creator Matthew Senreich.

Other behind-the-scenes features include diary blogs. These blogs show how the show is created. The fan is taken into the writers’ room, where the show writers pitch skit ideas. Viewers get to listen in on how ideas are bounced around and ultimately sentenced to life or death.

From there, viewers can see how some sets and characters are made and brought to life as they are taken on a virtual tour of the studio.

As interesting as these features are, they really are more for the hardcore fans and those interested in the technical side of how the show works.

Aside from the features, this is a great show and the episodes alone are worth the buy. Most people can space 15 minutes for a quick laugh, or even a minute to watch one skit.

“Robot Chicken” season three continues to deliver the smart, witty, and at times dumb, comedy that fans have come to love.

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