Ok, I admit that given what Cartoon Network (and more Importantly Adult Swim) is, these shows fill a need. I’m just about sold on Robot Chicken… and it gives me great hopes that I only need to pitch (basically) a 10 minute idea each week and I can have my own show. The “channel flip” jokes are good (the 2 second scenes) and the longer scenes are good too. Its very random… and I like that.
Then I see oz mo (12 ounze Mouse)… (6/19) and the AS bummpers for it as well. I’m not surprised that AS has a show like this, the chracters and the apparent storyline / characters seem to have a nice home.
But at what point do we tell the Emperor he has no clothes? I mean if we are supposed to be ‘in’ on the entire concept that the show is produced in a way that is different from most other animation, it does not excuse the fact that AS has it as a show, and airs it.
It is as if it is a meta Emperors new clothes… where the double bluff works better than no bluff at all.