Robot Chicken: Star Wars
Review by Charles Mohapel
Turner Home Ent DVD ISBN/ITEM#: B0012Q3T6S
Date: 04 October 2008 List Price $14.98 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Official Info /
Whether you're a fan of Robot Chicken, a fan of Star Wars, or a fan of both, the Robot Chicken: Star Wars DVD takes the half hour special originally aired on The Cartoon Network and puts it on DVD, complete with a Jabba the Hutt-sized package of bonuses.
Double the length of the normal Robot Chicken episode, the actual airtime of this special is 23 minutes of hilarity, punctuated by 7 minutes of commercials so that you can catch your breath.
On Air Bumps
Behind The Scenes
This option plays the episode with access to Robot Chicken Co-Creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich's sketch by sketch video commentary.
On Air Bumps: (Lunatic outtakes)
Yo Momma - hilarious
Boba Fett - creepy
George Lucas at the Terapist - funny
Emperor version - funny
Darth Vader - annoying reunion with Jar Jar
Ponda Baba - funny montage
Interesting. The 23 minute special required a 56 page script.
Deleted Scenes: (Rightly so)
Lego Star Wars - lame
25,000 Credit Pyramid - moderately amusing
Hide And Go Seek
It Sucks To Be A Space Slug
Jar Jar (Ahmed Best) -- Jar Jar is even more annoying if at all possible
Admiral Ackbar (Breckin Meyer) -- annoying
Space Slugs (Breckin Meyer and Seth Green) -- funny
Dr. Evazan (Donald Faison) The troublemaker from the Mos Eisley Cantina
Having not seen the Robot Chicken: Star Wars special between June 2007 when it aired and September 2008 when I received the DVD, it's still as funny as I remember. When it comes to all the bonus features, they can best be compared to a roller coaster ride, complete with lots of highs, a few lows, and a frantic pace to all the live segments. I think the entire crew must get their energy drinks at wholesale prices. Or else they have an endorsement contract with a company like Red Bull. Having viewed and reviewed the Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest DVD previously, I am still of the firmly held opinion that Robot Chicken: Star Wars did it first and did it better.