The [adult swim] gang does it again! Yes, Seth Green and his crew return with more edgy stop-motion animated toys and saucy puppets with a smattering of CGI thrown in. And they've brought even more guest stars with them! Christian Slater, Simon Pegg, Soleil Moon-Frye (y'know, Punky Brewster), Lee "Six Million Dollar Man" Majors, Billy Dee Williams, Triple H, and David Hasselhoff show up, Mark Hamill makes a triumphant return as The Joker (Hamill was always the best Joker, hands down), and Jean-Claude Van Damme and Hulk Hogan feature as themselves . . . and that's barely half the guest voices.
Find out how Skeletor's blue robot impostor, Faker, manages to trick Eternian heroes into thinking he's He-Man! Witness the creations of Composite Santa and Iron Cheney! Learn about homonyms in the most offensive way imaginable! See how much more cool "Clash of the Titans" would be with a monster truck in it! Discover the secret behind the power and ego of The Piano Man! Indulge in "The Wrath of Khan: The Opera"! Get a peek at clown foreplay! Hear from a scientist the REAL reason we don't all have personal jetpacks in 2010! See Smurfs vs. Snorks: Armageddon! Experience the puppet / rap fantasy spectacular, "The Dark Cristal"! And many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many more quick-fire sketches and musical numbers on just about everything ranging from clever wry social commentary through pop culture references and advertising to fart jokes and beyond into the realms of the shockingly über-tasteless! And frankly, it gets kind of hard to tell which category (or categories) some of those sketches belong in, as several of them are hybrid ideas blended together from two or more inspirations or sources, and it gets a bit weird sometimes. Weird, but still lots of fun. I must be honest, it's been over four years since I've seen much American television, and I always avoid "Reality TV" shows like a trite cliché, so I didn't get the full impact of a few of the references, but that didn't put a crimp in my enjoyment.
As for extras, you get copious behind-the-scenes footage of the days in the lives of various people on the crew, some very funny panel presentations from some comic conventions, the mandatory "Chicken Nuggets" augmentation to a few of the episodes, deleted scene animatics, commentary on every episode, and a few hidden "Easter eggs" in the menus. And you should definitely NOT miss Hulk Hogan's hilarious self-parodying alternate audio track. With each progressive season of "Robot Chicken," the sketches seem to get edgier, ruder, and sometimes cruder, and Season 4 is likely the basest yet. But I still laughed out loud during every episode, and would definitely recommend this DVD set to most people I know. Which is what I'm doing now. So, if you like "Family Guy," or any of the other adult-humour animated shows, this should be right up your alley.