History WesternAnimation / RobotChicken

18th Aug '17 9:34:05 PM Snowsky
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Linus wants so badly to see the Great Pumpkin that he conducts a Satanic ritual to summon him. [[GodOfEvil He sees him, alright...]]

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Linus wants so badly to see the Great Pumpkin that he conducts a Satanic ritual to summon him. [[GodOfEvil He sees him, alright...]]The Great Pumpkin appears...and promptly kills him.
18th Aug '17 7:40:22 PM IsadorLevi
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** The "Cheese League" skit has an intro for a super spy team of mice apparently at war with a faction of evil mice, GI Joe style, only for the whole team to be promptly massacred by a small (and entirely mundane) cat.
4th Aug '17 1:52:37 PM Kadorhal
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* BaitAndSwitch: In "I Know What the Bratz Did Last Summer," the Bratz (accidentally) kill Barbie by running her over, and are soon hunted down and killed one-by-one by a shadowy figure in a pink trench coat. We're led to believe that it's Barbie, either BackFromTheDead or NotQuiteDead in the first place, but it's actually [[spoiler: [[Franchise/MonsterHigh Draculaura]] from ''Monster High'']].

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* BaitAndSwitch: In "I Know What the Bratz Did Last Summer," the Bratz (accidentally) kill Barbie by running her over, and are soon hunted down and killed one-by-one by a shadowy figure in a pink trench coat. We're led to believe that it's Barbie, either BackFromTheDead or NotQuiteDead in the first place, but it's actually [[spoiler: [[Franchise/MonsterHigh Draculaura]] [[spoiler:Draculaura from ''Monster High'']].''Franchise/MonsterHigh'']].
3rd Aug '17 7:23:45 PM kazokuhouou
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* ForcedToWatch: The chicken in the opening for Seasons 1 through 5. As of Season 6, the MadScientist takes the chicken's place.

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* ForcedToWatch: The chicken in the opening for Seasons 1 through 5. As of Season 6, the MadScientist takes the chicken's place. In Season 8, the chicken is forced into this role ''again'' by a descendant of the Mad Scientist.
3rd Aug '17 7:19:34 PM kazokuhouou
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** The actual state of the Robot Chicken character [[spoiler:until the 100th episode]].

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** The actual state of the Robot Chicken character [[spoiler:until until the 100th episode]].episode. Then the Mad Scientist for two seasons. Then the Robot Chicken ''again'' in season 8.
3rd Aug '17 7:18:25 PM kazokuhouou
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* CaptiveAudience: The chicken in the opening credits.

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* CaptiveAudience: The chicken in the opening credits.credits for the first five seasons, then the Mad Scientist in seasons 6 and 7, and then the chicken ''again'' in season 8.



* EvolvingCredits: Season 6's opening involves the Robot Chicken strapping the Mad Scientist to the bench, turning him into a robot, and making HIM suffer what the chicken was forced to go through for the first 5 seasons.

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* EvolvingCredits: Season 6's opening involves the Robot Chicken strapping the Mad Scientist to the bench, turning him into a robot, and making HIM suffer what the chicken was forced to go through for the first 5 seasons. Season 8 opens with a now frozen Robot Chicken being thawed out and put through the same hell he went through in the early seasons, only with more advanced technology and a descendant of the Mad Scientist.
28th Jul '17 7:46:36 PM Snowsky
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* MoodSwinger: In "Dolly Hates You Too", a young girl says to her father, "I hate you, and Dolly hates you too" after being told to go to sleep. The father violently tears Dolly into several pieces while screaming insults at her and impaling her severed head on the bedpost before lovingly tucking his daughter into bed.

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* MoodSwinger: In "Dolly Hates You Too", a young girl says to her father, "I hate you, and Dolly hates you too" after being told to go to sleep. The father violently tears Dolly into several pieces to shreds while screaming insults at her and impaling her severed head on the bedpost before lovingly tucking his traumatized daughter into bed.
28th Jul '17 7:41:31 PM Snowsky
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* BaitAndSwitch: In "I Know What the Bratz Did Last Summer," the Bratz (accidentailly) kill Barbie by running her over, and are soon hunted down and killed one-by-one by a shadowy figure in a pink trench coat. We're led to believe that it's Barbie, either BackFromTheDead or NotQuiteDead in the first place, but it's actually [[spoiler: [[Franchise/MonsterHigh Draculaura]] from ''Monster High'']].

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* BadBoss: Ernest lets some of the Keebler elves get eaten alive by a rampaging Cookie Monster so he doesn't have to give them overtime.
-->'''Random Keebler Elf:''' But you owe ''me'' overtime! ''(sees Cookie Monster approaching, and both run for their lives)'' Which is no big deal!
* BaitAndSwitch: In "I Know What the Bratz Did Last Summer," the Bratz (accidentailly) (accidentally) kill Barbie by running her over, and are soon hunted down and killed one-by-one by a shadowy figure in a pink trench coat. We're led to believe that it's Barbie, either BackFromTheDead or NotQuiteDead in the first place, but it's actually [[spoiler: [[Franchise/MonsterHigh Draculaura]] from ''Monster High'']].


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* MoodSwinger: In "Dolly Hates You Too", a young girl says to her father, "I hate you, and Dolly hates you too" after being told to go to sleep. The father violently tears Dolly into several pieces while screaming insults at her and impaling her severed head on the bedpost before lovingly tucking his daughter into bed.
16th Jul '17 6:35:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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** In the Nerd's dream about GameOfThrones, he's conscripted into service as a handmaiden to Daenerys Targaryen and gives her sex advice, and...well...

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** In the Nerd's dream about GameOfThrones, Series/GameOfThrones, he's conscripted into service as a handmaiden to Daenerys Targaryen and gives her sex advice, and...well...
14th Jul '17 8:25:40 AM merotoker
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* BrickJoke: The Season 3 ChristmasEpisode was ''The Robot Chicken Half-Assed Christmas Special''. The Season 4 Christmas Special is ''The Robot Chicken Full-Assed Christmas Special''.
** The joke mentioned under TooSoon? [[https://youtu.be/kZ8Na04Bh9Q it came back to bite Owen and Beru in]] a ''[[KillItWithFire big]]'' [[KillItWithFire way]].

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
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The Season 3 ChristmasEpisode was ''The Robot Chicken Half-Assed Christmas Special''. The Season 4 Christmas Special is ''The Robot Chicken Full-Assed Christmas Special''.
** The joke mentioned under TooSoon? Too Soon? [[https://youtu.be/kZ8Na04Bh9Q it came back to bite Owen and Beru in]] a ''[[KillItWithFire big]]'' [[KillItWithFire way]].



* ClusterBleepBomb: In the Bitch Pudding Special, Bitch Pudding lets out a long string of F bombs as she rolls down the side of a volcano. Almost every time she bounced, she swore, finally ending with one long, drawn out "FUUUUUCK!" at the end. The entire sequence is ''23 seconds long''! (If you listen closely, you can hear some of the echos between the bleeps.)
** Also previously done in a sketch where [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats Mumm-Ra]] pulls a Mrs. Doubtfire, only for his bandages to get caught on the stuffed body of Snarf (long story), gets unraveled, and BLEEPs up a storm.

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* ClusterBleepBomb: ClusterBleepBomb:
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In the Bitch Pudding Special, Bitch Pudding lets out a long string of F bombs as she rolls down the side of a volcano. Almost every time she bounced, she swore, finally ending with one long, drawn out "FUUUUUCK!" at the end. The entire sequence is ''23 seconds long''! (If you listen closely, you can hear some of the echos between the bleeps.)
** Also previously done in a sketch where [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985 Mumm-Ra]] pulls a Mrs. Doubtfire, only for his bandages to get caught on the stuffed body of Snarf (long story), gets unraveled, and BLEEPs [=BLEEPs=] up a storm.



** The Season 5 finale, [[spoiler: the Robot Chicken kills nearly every single character with ridiculous ease, the one exception is Bitch Pudding.]]

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** The Season 5 finale, [[spoiler: the Robot Chicken kills nearly every single character with ridiculous ease, the one exception is being Bitch Pudding.]]Pudding]].



* DeusAngstMachina: Parodied in the "Randy's Halloween" sketch, where Randy is given the Pink Power Ranger for a Halloween costume, and a frilly women's hand-bag to hold his candy. The humiliation only begins there, when the school bully abducts him (thinking she's a girl) and drives off to parts unknown. His friends think that he's going to rape "her". The bully just wanted someone to listen to his problems that lead him to turn the way he did. Eventually a police officer shows up, the bully finds out who Randy is, and Randy is told that his mom died in a house fire just before killing his dog, and all she left behind was a note saying how she never loved him.

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* DeusAngstMachina: Parodied in the "Randy's Halloween" sketch, where Randy is given the Pink Power Ranger for a Halloween costume, and a frilly women's hand-bag to hold his candy. The humiliation only begins there, when the school bully abducts him (thinking she's a girl) and drives off to parts unknown. His friends think that he's going to rape "her". The bully just wanted someone to listen to his problems that lead led him to turn the way he did. Eventually a police officer shows up, the bully finds out who Randy is, and Randy is told that his mom died in a house fire just before killing his dog, and all she left behind was a note saying how she never loved him.



* DistractedFromDeath: In the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' sketch where Linus summons the Great Pumpkin, the Pumpkin kills the entire ''Peanuts'' crew until just Charlie Brown and Lucy are left. Charlie Brown is talking to Lucy at her "psychiatrist" stand, and briefly looks away while talking. During that moment, the Great Pumpkin kills and eats Lucy.

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* DistractedFromDeath: DistractedFromDeath:
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In the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' sketch where Linus summons the Great Pumpkin, the Pumpkin kills the entire ''Peanuts'' crew until just Charlie Brown and Lucy are left. Charlie Brown is talking to Lucy at her "psychiatrist" stand, and briefly looks away while talking. During that moment, the Great Pumpkin kills and eats Lucy.



** A parody of {{Series/Airwolf}} in "Caffeine-Induced Aneurysm" ends with the message "F***ING GOOGLE IT".
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: The beliefs at work behind this are played totally, unironically straight in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T6bvcybsWQ one skit]] where it shows a victory screen for StreetFighter where Ryu just defeated Chun Li and she's acting like a stereotypical battered spouse making excuses for why her "partner" beat her, while Ryu suddenly realizes with horror that he's "severely beaten a woman".

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** A parody of {{Series/Airwolf}} ''{{Series/Airwolf}}'' in "Caffeine-Induced Aneurysm" ends with the message "F***ING GOOGLE IT".
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: The beliefs at work behind this are played totally, unironically straight in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T6bvcybsWQ one skit]] where it shows a victory screen for StreetFighter ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' where Ryu just defeated Chun Li and she's acting like a stereotypical battered spouse making excuses for why her "partner" beat her, while Ryu suddenly realizes with horror that he's "severely beaten a woman".



* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: One skit involves Michael Bay meeting with Hasbro executives to discuss Transformers 5. One of his ideas involves Optimus Prime having met all the Autobots and Decepticons in high school in spite of years of continuity.

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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: One skit involves Michael Bay Creator/MichaelBay meeting with Hasbro executives to discuss Transformers 5.''Transformers 5''. One of his ideas involves Optimus Prime having met all the Autobots and Decepticons in high school in spite of years of continuity.



* FreezeFrameBonus: The episode "Suck It" includes "If You Are Reading This You Are Too Close = Crappy Bumper Sticker / Robot Chicken Hearts You for Paying Attention to Details" and "The Puppet Dept. Is the Land of Cute Girls / Matt Has Cool Toys / Fasolo Is the Man of the People but Tom Root Is My Hero" during the Six Million Peso Man sketch.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: FreezeFrameBonus:
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The episode "Suck It" includes "If You Are Reading This You Are Too Close = Crappy Bumper Sticker / Robot Chicken Hearts You for Paying Attention to Details" and "The Puppet Dept. Is the Land of Cute Girls / Matt Has Cool Toys / Fasolo Is the Man of the People but Tom Root Is My Hero" during the Six Million Peso Man sketch.



** This [[http://robotchicken.wikia.com/wiki/Sawed_by_the_Bell sketch]] [[JustForFun/XMeetsY involving]] ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' and ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'': the cast can escape if they press a button that will torture Screech. They refuse to do so, until they are told they will receive free Corvettes. When Belding explains that it was just a trust exercise, the cast beats up Screech and end up in detention.

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** This [[http://robotchicken.wikia.com/wiki/Sawed_by_the_Bell [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYhMQuDF46g sketch]] [[JustForFun/XMeetsY involving]] ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' and ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'': the cast can escape if they press a button that will torture Screech. They refuse to do so, until they are told they will receive free Corvettes. When Belding explains that it was just a trust exercise, the cast beats up Screech and end up in detention.



* HurricaneOfEuphemisms: [[http://robotchicken.wikia.com/wiki/Milk_Sacks Done in a therapy session.]]

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* HurricaneOfEuphemisms: [[http://robotchicken.wikia.com/wiki/Milk_Sacks [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Zjl9wVVnw Done in a therapy session.]]



* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: The nerd fantasizes about what he'll do with the MostCommonSuperPower before he jumps into the "Spring Of Drowned Girl" from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Naturally [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute things don't work out the way he expected]].

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* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: IHaveBoobsYouMustObey:
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The nerd fantasizes about what he'll do with the MostCommonSuperPower before he jumps into the "Spring Of Drowned Girl" from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Naturally [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute things don't work out the way he expected]].



* LetsGetDangerous: The ''WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder'' sketch

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* LetsGetDangerous: The ''WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder'' sketchMafia-installed union reps are brutally killed... by WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder and crew.



* MostWritersAreMale: Go ahead and compare the amount of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', ''Franchise/GIJoe'', ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'', ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse'', and ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' sketches to the amount of ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'', ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'', ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'', ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', and ''Franchise/CareBears'' sketches.

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* MostWritersAreMale: Go ahead and compare the amount of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', ''Franchise/GIJoe'', ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'', ''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats|1985}}'', ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse'', and ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' sketches to the amount of ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'', ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'', ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'', ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', and ''Franchise/CareBears'' sketches.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: If the Mad Scientist hadn't equipped the Chicken with so many cybernetic weapons, he wouldn't have been able to escape, much less kill his former captor.]]
** Heck, the opening even shows the Mad Scientist finding the chicken dead on the road. He'd still be dead if the Mad Scientist hadn't revived him in the first place.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: If the Mad Scientist hadn't equipped the Chicken with so many cybernetic weapons, he wouldn't wouldnt have been able to escape, much less kill his former captor.]]
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]] Heck, the opening even shows the Mad Scientist finding the chicken dead on the road. He'd still be dead if the Mad Scientist hadn't revived him in the first place.



* PungeonMaster: [[Series/TalesFromTheCrypt The Crypt Creeper]] is frustrated that the role of "spooky franchise full of puns" has been taken by ''Franchise/MonsterHigh''.

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* PungeonMaster: [[Series/TalesFromTheCrypt The Crypt Creeper]] Keeper]] is frustrated that the role of "spooky franchise full of puns" has been taken by ''Franchise/MonsterHigh''.



* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMGfENjTFjw this]] sketch, He-Man threatens to rape Skeletor. As a result, Beast Man murders He-Man with an ax (though by accident; he thought he'd block it).



* SeriesFauxnale: Every season actually ends in this manner. Season 5's actually takes the cake, [[spoiler: with the Robot Chicken escaping and killing nearly every reoccurring character in the series.]]
* ShapeshifterWeapon: In the Season 5 finale [[spoiler: the Robot Chicken reveals his bionic arm is capable of forming whatever weapon he wants: [[BladeBelowTheShoulder sword]], [[DropTheHammer hammer]], [[PowerFist fist]], etc.]]

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* SeriesFauxnale: Every season actually ends in this manner. Season 5's actually takes the cake, [[spoiler: with the Robot Chicken escaping and killing nearly every reoccurring character in the series.]]
series]].
* ShapeshifterWeapon: In the Season 5 finale [[spoiler: the Robot Chicken reveals his bionic arm is capable of forming whatever weapon he wants: [[BladeBelowTheShoulder sword]], [[DropTheHammer hammer]], [[PowerFist fist]], etc.]]etc]].



* SitcomArchNemesis: UsefulNotes/BillClinton often serves as this towards UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.

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* SitcomArchNemesis: SitcomArchNemesis:
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UsefulNotes/BillClinton often serves as this towards UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.



* {{Storyboarding The|Apocalypse}} ApocalypseHow: If you give a mouse a cookie, the world ends in nuclear holocaust. And that's why [[spoiler: [[BlatantLies Mommy had to stab Daddy.]]]]

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* {{Storyboarding The|Apocalypse}} ApocalypseHow: If you give a mouse a cookie, the world ends in nuclear holocaust. And that's why [[spoiler: [[BlatantLies Mommy had to stab Daddy.]]]]Daddy]]]].



* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: One skit involving GI Joe has Snow Job getting rejected for missions for not only wanting to go to places where skis wouldn't work, but also for wearing bright white, making him a very shootable target.

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-->'''Palpatine''': I did it ironically so I think I'm safe.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman:
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One skit involving GI Joe has Snow Job getting rejected for missions for not only wanting to go to places where skis wouldn't work, but also for wearing bright white, making him a very shootable target.



* ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree: Astronauts on the Space Station call pizza deliveries with this policy in order to get unlimited free pizza for the guys at NASA.

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* ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree: Astronauts on the Space Station call a pizza deliveries place with this policy in order to get unlimited free pizza for the guys at NASA.



* ThouShaltNotKill: After Batman beats ComicBook/TheJoker literally to within one punch of his life, Joker mentions that if Batman doesn't kill him, [[CardboardPrison he'll just break out of jail]] and keep on killing. Batman contemplates this conundrum and persuades the Gotham legal system to give him the death penalty instead. Commissioner Gordon chooses to [[Film/TheGreenMile not use the sponge during his electrocution.]]
** Parodied when the Nerd ends up in Series/{{Arrow}}. After determining that this is the season 2-4 Arrow with this rule, he tries to go for crippling shots only to constantly shoot people in the eye. He succeeds in hitting the leg, only for the man to bleed to death due to being hit in the femoral artery.

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* ThouShaltNotKill: ThouShaltNotKill:
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After Batman beats ComicBook/TheJoker literally to within one punch of his life, Joker mentions that if Batman doesn't kill him, [[CardboardPrison he'll just break out of jail]] and keep on killing. Batman contemplates this conundrum and persuades the Gotham legal system to give him the death penalty instead. Commissioner Gordon chooses to [[Film/TheGreenMile not use the sponge during his electrocution.]]
** Parodied when the Nerd ends up in Series/{{Arrow}}.''Series/{{Arrow}}''. After determining that this is the season 2-4 Arrow with this rule, he tries to go for crippling shots only to constantly shoot people in the eye. He succeeds in hitting the leg, only for the man to bleed to death due to being hit in the femoral artery.



* TooSoon: In-universe example: Owen makes a joke about "[[{{Theatre/Annie}} little orphan Ani]]" while Anakin Skywalker is holding his dead mother's body. Ouch.

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* TooSoon: TooSoon:
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In-universe example: Owen makes a joke about "[[{{Theatre/Annie}} little orphan Ani]]" while Anakin Skywalker is holding his dead mother's body. Ouch.



* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Boba Fett and the other guy he was with both got spit out of the Sarlacc beast because it just couldn't take their annoying activities anymore.
-->'''Sarlacc:''' "Umm, hey guys, I don't mean to be a prick, but... you guys gotta get the fuck out." [''belches them out'']

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* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: TooSpicyForYogSothoth:
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Boba Fett and the other guy he was with both got spit out of the Sarlacc beast because it just couldn't take their annoying activities anymore.
-->'''Sarlacc:''' --->'''Sarlacc:''' "Umm, hey guys, I don't mean to be a prick, but... you guys gotta get the fuck out." [''belches them out'']



* TrojanHorse: The Legion Of Doom tries this on the Justice League. It doesn't work out well for either side.

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* TrojanHorse: The Legion Of of Doom tries this on the Justice League. It doesn't work out well for either side.



* TrustBuildingBlunder

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* %%* TrustBuildingBlunder



* WeirdAside: From the cliffhanger of the Enter the Fat One sketch: "Will Joey win the tournament? Will he avenge his former band mates? Does this look infected to you? Find out next time, on Enter the Fat One!"



* WhamEpisode: Fight Club Paradise, mainly because it's the only season by far to end with the series not getting canceled.

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* WeirdAside: From the cliffhanger of the Enter the Fat One sketch: "Will Joey win the tournament? Will he avenge his former band mates? Does this look infected to you? Find out next time, on Enter the Fat One!"
* WhamEpisode: Fight "Fight Club Paradise, Paradise", mainly because it's the only season by far to end with the series not getting canceled.



* WorthyOpponent: [[spoiler: The only person who can match the Robot Chicken's power is Bitch Pudding.]]

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* WorthyOpponent: [[spoiler: The only person who can match the Robot Chicken's power is Bitch Pudding.]]Pudding]].
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