Have you ever stayed up late at night past any reasonable hour, only to experience the itching insomnia that keeps you awake just to watch TV?
For networks, it’s an all out brawl for the last seconds of the waning attention span and lucidity of the last few members of the American public who are still awake. Fortunately, Adult Swim, the purveyor of offbeat comedy attached to Cartoon Network, has crafted a lineup strictly for those night owls with the sense of humor of a funeral director.
“Robot Chicken,” which is going on its 6th season, is the anti-SNL. With short bursts of machine-gun comedy, some skits can stretch over the course of an episode and others can just be a second.
The show’s premise revolves around a chicken left for roadkill who becomes re-animated by a Dr. Frankenstein-esque mad scientist who forces the erstwhile chicken to be strapped into a chair and watch the worst TV programming available to the hungry populace.
Part commentary, part social satire and part balls-to-the-wall humor is what makes this show worth watching. An amazing guest voice cast is set to appear this season, running the gamut from Megan Fox, Elizabeth Banks and Krysten Ritter to Daniel Day-Lewis, Tom Hiddleston and nerd favorite Nathan Fillion.