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Robot Chicken is a stop-motion sketch comedy show on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. The series, co-created by Seth Green, features short stop-motion animated vignettes created with action figures, toys, and clay puppets of pop culture figures.

Muppet Mentions

Pictures Episode Description
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"Plastic Buffet"

March 13, 2005
The Palisades' Muppet action figures were featured in a parody episode of VH1's Behind the Music on Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. In this parody, the Electric Mayhem gets fired after the Muppet Theater is shut down when Kermit is unable to pay the rent to the mob. The band then tries to earn their fourtune back by performing at "kids' parties, bar mitzvah, and even offering children piano lessons." Janice ends up on "The Howard Stern Show" where she has been diagnosed with something. The Electric Mayhem soon appear on a star search special. However, Ed McMahon makes fun of Animal causing him to attack the host. Animal is then "put down" (killed) by the doctors and the band splits. With Animal dead, Floyd Pepper states that a reunion is unlikely especially since Zoot had been busted in Japan when cocaine was in his suitcase. The parody ends with Dr. Teeth saying that friends are more important than fame as Rowlf plays a quiet sad piano melody and Janice cries in the background.
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"Federated Resources"

April 9, 2006
The Swedish Chef is featured in a segment walking down the street finding things rhyming with "bork," including Björk, Mork (Mork and Mindy), a dork, York, Quark (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Peter Tork (The Monkees), Zork, pork, a fork, a spork, and an orc (Lord of the Rings). When his wife asks him what's wrong, Swedish Chef tells his wife to get off his case.
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"Book of Corrine"

November 19, 2006
Big Bird is infected with bird flu and was vomiting. Snuffy is also seen, although in this skit he really is an imaginary friend. Elmo, Grover and The Count make brief speaking cameos, and Ernie, Bert and Cookie Monster can be seen in the background at one point, receiving vaccines from the Count. A brief parody of "One of These Things" is seen, with three dancing kids and one dead kid. Today's episode brought to you by the letters CDC.
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"Star Wars"

June 27, 2007
In a segment called "Max Rebo's Greatest Hits", a listing of song titles roll by. One of the titles is "It's Not Easy Being Blue", a reference to "Bein' Green".
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"Endless Breadsticks"

September 16, 2007
In a segment, which is an obvious Sesame Street parody, a Muppet resembling Elmo says, "So you see, sharing is great!", to which the puppeteer (named Victor) performing a Grover look-alike starts suffering from a stroke.
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"Monstourage"

September 21, 2008
In a parody of Fraggle Rock and the novel "Watership Down", Doc hires an exterminator to get rid of the creatures living behind the wall in his workshop when his dog Sprocket keeps barking down that hole. With the help of a grenade, Fraggle Rock is destroyed and only Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Red, Boober, and three generic Fraggles escape while the rest are trapped in the cave-in. Gobo consults his (raunchy) postcarts left by his Uncle Traveling Matt to help find a new home, despite Wembley's scary premonitions. The group cross a busy section filled with speeding cars (which Gobo calls them "Beep-Beep-Outta-the-Way-Assholes") with the crashing of two of them killing a green Fraggle. The Fraggles then get chased by Sprocket who mangles a purple Fraggle who is then put out of his misery by the other Fraggles. The survivors find sustenance at a farm filled with radishes with a pink Fraggle getting killed in a trap. The remaining Fraggle five find a new cave home and are eager to start repopulating (despite how nervous Mokey and Red get due to them being the only females in the group). Wembley gets another vision of him partying until it is interrupted by an oil rig destroying their new home with the remaining Fraggles emerging from the oil gushing and hitting the ground already dead.
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"Maurice Was Caught"

August 2, 2009
Sesame Street is seen to be next to Wall Street. Kermit sings to some kids on the stoop about sharing when his cousin Gordon the Gecko arrives and teaches them about being a money-hungry mogul. The kids ditch Kermit for Gordon and Kermit ends the show, saying it was brought to you by the number "douchebag" (This segment parodies the 1987 film Wall Street).
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"The Ramblings of Maurice"
August 30, 2009
Two Henson Company executives try to think of a way to update the new Dark Crystal sequel and have it appeal to kids as it has been in development limbo for quite some time. The final product is shown, featuring Gelfling rapping the plot of the movie - "The Dark Cristal"). After the film, the two executives toast to a picture of Jim Henson before drinking poison with them quoting "Well, we failed you Jim."
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"Saving Private Gigli"
January 9, 2011
The sketch shows the Doozers from "Fraggle Rock." When a Foreman Doozer asks a Migrant Doozer some questions, the Migrant Doozer quotes "Me like the Fraggle Rock." When the Foreman Doozer demands to see the Migrant Doozer's work visa, he learns that the Migrant Doozer doesn't have one and have that Doozer deported. The Foreman Doozer then tells the workers to shut the project down.
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"Terms of Endaredevil"
January 16, 2011
Kermit is having a prostate exam. When his doctor says "This won't hurt a bit, Kermit quotes "I doubt it" and feels relaxed when the doctor puts his hand up Kermit's butt.
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"Major League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"
February 13, 2011
The final sketch features the factory of the Keebler elves under attack by a large, ravenous Cookie Monster. They managed to trap Cookie Monster and kill him by overstuffing him with cookies. Cookie Monster's mother brought this to court stating that Cookie Monster had a cookie addiction and claimed that what the elves did to her son was like over-stuffing a Heroin Addict with heroin. Ernest J. Keelber's lawyer stated that the elves did it in self-defense as Cookie Monster attacked them. Judge Brown finds the case in favor of the Keebler Elves and states "That's the way the cookie crumbles." Cookie Monster's mother was not pleased at losing the case and that cookie pun causing Cookie Monster's mother to attack Judge Brown only to be shot by the bailiffs.
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"Schindler's Bucket List"
February 20, 2011
Gonzo attempts to walk across hot coals for an act while explaining what he is, until a mysterious figure in a black hooded robe decapitates him with a cannon. At his funeral (where Steve Martin is performing), Fozzie Bear recalls the last time a Muppet died. Later, he rehearses a joke in his dressing room, when the figure returns and murders him on stage where Statler and Waldorf heckle him. Miss Piggy and Kermit tell Scooter about when they were kids, where Skeeter beat up Fozzie and insulted Miss Piggy. They all agree on killing her. Scooter reveals he's the killer and tries to slash Kermit ("15 seconds 'til you're dead!") He is then killed by Camilla the Chicken who fires an arrow through his head....a gag Steve Martin then calls a classic.
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"Crushed by a Steamroller on My 53rd Birthday"
September 22, 2012
A group of scientists have re-created the DNA of a dinosaur and use a machine to bring it back to life. The dinosaur they resurrect is Robbie Sinclair from Dinosaurs, who begins to spout various catchphrases related to the 1990's. He is promptly shot by the lead scientist, who has his crew burn and destroy the lab.
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"Poisoned by Relatives"
October 7, 2012
A spoof of The Dark Crystal appears. Later in the episode, a Biggest Loser parody show features Miss Piggy as a contestant (having crushed Kermit's pelvis during intercourse), facing off against Mario, Garfield and Winnie the Pooh.

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