Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting

23-May-07 11:12 AM by
Filed under Television; 1 comment.

I've never seen either Family Guy or American Dad! (or most any other show in the eight years since I cancelled my television service), but even I marvel at the sheer genius and execution of this crossover promotion:

American Dad! vs. Family Guy Kung Fu II Turbo! Hyper-Mega Edition

Check out this 1- or 2-player, Street Fighter-style, Flash-based fighting game. Wild!

(As a side note: can anyone identify what remix version of Carl Douglas' song is playing in the background of this game's title screen?)

Attack of the Colonels

11-May-07 12:04 PM by
Filed under Humor, Star Wars, Television; 2 comments.

Though this is slightly older news, I recently encountered a geek who hadn't heard, so for those who still don't know about it, here's a PSA:

Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are channeling their inner geeks with Robot Chicken: Star Wars, a special for Adult Swim.

The 30-minute stop-motion animation special, directed by Green, spoofs key scenes and favorite characters from the
Star Wars universe, including the sci-fi saga's creator, George Lucas. It was done in collaboration with Lucasfilm, and Lucas is on board to voice the animated version of himself.

Additionally,
Robot Chicken: Star Wars will feature Mark Hamill as the voice of Luke Skywalker in one sketch and a voice cast that includes Conan O'Brien, Seth MacFarlane, Robert Smigel, Malcolm McDowell, Hulk Hogan, James Van Der Beek, Donald Faison, Abraham Benrubi, Breckin Meyer and Joey Fatone.

The special… will premiere at 10 p.m. June 17 on Adult Swim, kicking off a best-of
Robot Chicken marathon that will feature reruns of the Star Wars special at the top of every hour.

Story continues at the Hollywood Reporter. Watch the trailer at StarWars.com. And for those of you attending Celebration IV, the Star Wars convention occurring May 24 – 28 in Los Angeles, see Seth Green on a writers' panel.