God, I’ve been wanting to post this for a long time. Thought the episode is at least two years old, it still brings a smile to my face when I think about it. Not only is it a hilarious spoof on a cartoon that I watched as kid, it also manages to do a hilarious crossover with one of the best post-apocalyptic movies of all time! And when it comes right down to it, what is Inspector Gadget if not a clumsy, oafish version of a Terminator?
There have been several moments in this show’s history that I’ve found pretty damn hilarious. Between spoofing superheroes, comic books, Star Wars, Star Trek, and just about anything having to do with the 80’s, how could I not love this show? Relying on Seth Green’s usual combination of outlandish wit and a load of pop culture references, this clip is sure to please! If you haven’t seen it, do so now. I guarantee if you grew up in the 80’s, it’ll make your day!
George Lucas would surely fume over this, were it not for the fact that he’s probably getting massive royalties! And as they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So I suppose he is taking the news that Seth Green, creator of Robot Chicken and the voice of Chris in Family Guy, will soon be releasing another Star Wars parody.
That’s the premise behind Star Wars: Detours, a new animated show that takes the Star Wars universe and does pretty much what Robot Chicken did. Mock it, celebrate it, and just have a lot of fun playing with the characters and storyline. And much like its predecessor, anyone who grey up in the 80’s and loves having their retro/nostalgia sense played to will love it!
However, unlike its predecessor, this one isn’t likely to get all raunchy and gross. Whereas RC appeared on Adult Swim, this is one will be premiering on the Cartoon Network, meaning mainstream audiences will be watching it. Meh, I guess it pays to hedge your bets! No indication on when it will be premiering, but that news is sure to follow! In the meantime, check out the trailer for this new show.