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    Chicken 
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"Bab-bagawk?!"
Voiced by: Seth Green

The titular "Robot Chicken", although his name is only Chicken according to Word of God. As shown in the original credits, he was once a normal chicken that was run over by a car while trying to cross a highway. However, he was found by the Mad Scientist, who took him to his laboratory and turned him into a cyborg to bring him Back from the Dead, strap him to a chair and force him to watch Robot Chicken sketches.


  • A Dog Named "Dog": He is a chicken named Chicken.
  • All for Nothing: Zig-Zagged in regards to the rescue of his wife in "Fight Club Paradise". The Chicken fights his way back to the Mad Scientist's lab, only to be told that he made fried chicken of her. However, this is a lie and she is unharmed. Nevertheless, by the next special she has left him.
  • Alternate Universe: In the Star Wars special, he plays the part of Darth Vader at the end of Revenge of the Sith... before being forced to watch the Star Wars sketches.
  • Always Someone Better: After almost effortlessly massacring the Mad Scientist's minions through his castle, he finds himself completely outmatched in combat by the Mad Scientist. In all likelihood, the Mad Scientist made him weaker than himself to avoid him turning the tables on him.
  • And I Must Scream: For the first five seasons, he is strapped to a chair and forced to watch "mind-numbing" television constantly.
  • Animal Gender-Bender: He is canonically male, but not a rooster. Maybe he is an immature chicken, but his escape sketch implies he is an adult and his wife doesn't look like like a hen either. At least one action figure box fell to the confusion and claimed him as female. And to fuel the misconception, Dark Meat is clearly a rooster despite having the same size and proportions as the Chicken.
  • Ascended Extra: In the beginning, he was only present in the opening credits and had no presence or impact on the show itself.
  • Back from the Dead: Twice. He was revived once in the past by the Mad Scientist, and again in The Future by the Mad Scientist's descendant.
  • Bird People: Downplayed, but he is largely treated as human after he escapes the Mad Scientist's lab.
  • Carnivore Confusion: He shares with his wife the chicken cuts he thought were his wife just a minute before.
  • The Chew Toy: While the show may throw him a bone once in a while, it is undeniable that the creators delight in tormenting him.
  • Cyborg: In his present form, he is half organic and half robotic.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Before he was given an arc in the specials, he had no impact on the show proper despite being named after him.
  • Determinator: It doesn't matter how much his (after)life sucks. He never gives up.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Zig-Zagged in "Fight Club Paradise". The Chicken escapes, but the Mad Scientist kidnaps his wife to lure him back into the castle. The Chicken kills most of his minions in a Roaring Rampage of Revenge, but finds himself outmatched by the Scientist... until he accidentally locks his wrist on the same chair he strapped the Chicken and his wife to. The Chicken then kills the Scientist by crushing him under the same TV monitors the Scientist used to torment him.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: He is reduced to this after his wife leaves him.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: He is only reunited with his wife after killing the Mad Scientist while believing she was already dead.
  • Escaped from the Lab: Happens offscreen in "Fight Club Paradise".
  • Enemy Mine: He later frees the Mad Scientist and teams up with him to fight the Mad Scientist's son.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • He doesn't hurt the nerds during his Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
    • He decapitates all the cyborgs of the Mad Scientist's Son except the Robot Homeless Man, who expressed his unwillingness to fight.
  • Evil Knockoff: "Dark Meat", an evil red rooster cyborg made by the Mad Scientist's son.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Brought Back from the Dead to watch mind-numbing television constantly, and it happens to him twice.
  • Happily Married: He is revealed to have a wife, Cluckerella, in "Fight Club Paradise".
  • The Hero: Plays the part in the segments "The Rescue" and "Robot Chicken and Mad Scientist to the Rescue!", where he fights the Mad Scientist's son.
  • Heroic Second Wind: During the Roaring Rampage of Revenge, he takes a beating from Bitch Pudding but makes a comeback and throws her off the railing to a Disney Death. It is then subverted at the Mad Scientist's lab: the implication that the Scientist cooked his wife enrages the Chicken, but he is outmatched in the fight by the Scientist.
  • Human Popsicle: The latest seasons show the Chicken being frozen in The Future, then being tawed and revived by the Mad Scientist's descendant.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: During his Roaring Rampage of Revenge, the Chicken kills several characters that weren't a threat to him and even made a point of not antagonizing him. He still spared the nerds from harm, though.
  • Living Weapon: He has a laser eye and the specials reveal that he was fitted with several blades, electrical charges and even a jetpack. Yet the Mad Scientist's intention was for him to watch only Stop Motion cartoons... or was it?
  • Negative Continuity: The early credits show that he was a regular chicken before being turned into a cyborg, but "Fight Club Paradise" has him returning to a human home and having a humanoid wife. The house has photos of the Chicken and his wife that shows him in his cyborg self.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Being flesh mixed with robotics, he's actually a cyborg.
  • One-Man Army: In his Roaring Rampage of Revenge during "The Rescue", where he effortlessly kills most of the Mad Scientist's minions.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Has one after the Mad Scientist kidnaps his wife.
  • Series Mascot: To the point of naming the show and being used in its logo.
  • Shout-Out: His arc is a pastiche of pop culture, just like the series. His revival evokes Frankenstein; his looks, Terminator; his abilities, RoboCop and The Bionic Woman; and his fate, the torture scenes of A Clockwork Orange.
  • Stealth Pun: He is a chicken that was killed while crossing a road.
  • Talking with Signs: Uses them when he wants to be understood by humans.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After killing the Mad Scientist, he discovers his wife is actually unharmed and is reunited with her.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • He becomes a One-Man Army in "Fight Club Paradise", when he takes the Mad Scientist's castle by assault to rescue his wife.
    • A second one in "Chipotle Miserables", where he is revealed to have the power to fly.
  • The Unintelligible: He speaks in chicken noises.
  • Uplifted Animal: Used to be a regular chicken before being made humanoid by the Mad Scientist as part of the revival process. If we ignore Negative Continuity.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: After killing the Mad Scientist, he revives him through the same process and forces him to watch cartoons instead.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Became a One-Man Army after being tortured for years.
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    Mad Scientist 
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"It's alive!"
Voiced by: Les Claypool

A psychotic, perpetually smiling Mad Scientist that lives in a dark castle. He turns the Chicken into a cyborg to revive him and make him watch Robot Chicken sketches continuously.


  • All There in the Manual: His real name is apparently Fritz Huhnmörder, but he is known as the Mad Scientist.
  • Alternate Universe: In the Star Wars special, he plays the part of the Emperor at the end of Revenge of the Sith, using Force lightning to revive the Chicken.
  • And I Must Scream: After being killed by the Chicken, he is revived and forced to watch TV in his place.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He actually bests the Chicken in combat, unlike his minions.
  • Back from the Dead: He is killed by the Chicken in "Fight Club Paradise", and then revived by him and forced into his previous fate.
  • Big Bad: Of the "The Rescue" segment.
  • Call It Karma: After his death, he is revived and forced to endure the torture he subjected the Chicken to... for two seasons.
  • Cyborg: Turned into one by the Chicken, as part of the revival process.
  • Decapitation Presentation: When he switches places with the Chicken in the opening, due to the size difference, the Chicken rises only his decapitated head from the ground.
  • Enemy Mine: He teams up with the Chicken in "Chipotle Miserables", in order to defeat and take revenge on his son.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Called the Mad Scientist, despite having a real name.
  • Evil Genius: Even leaving aside his status as Mad Scientist, he is one of the few inhabitants of his castle that can rub two braincells together. If not the only one.
  • Evil Is Bigger: He towers over the Chicken and all of his minions.
  • Evil Laugh: Heard in the original intro, when he finds the chicken by the road.
  • Eye Scream: His son takes out his remaining organic eye to use it for the optical scanner that guards his cyborg-making technology.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Turned into a cyborg and revived after his death, then forced to watch Robot Chicken sketches continuously. This is made worse by his son, who instead of freeing him mutilates his remaining organic eye to steal his cyborg-making tools.
  • For Science!: In the sketch "You can't do that on Robot Chicken!" he taunts the Chicken by telling him that he crossed the road "to die in the name of Science!"
  • Generation Xerox: His long-time descendant taws and revives the original Chicken to subject him to more cartoons.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In "Chipotle Miserables", he joins the Chicken to defeat his evil(er) son.
  • Herr Doktor: His real name is German.
  • I Have Your Wife: When the Chicken escapes in "Fight Club Paradise", he kidnaps his wife to lure him back.
  • Jerkass: As if everything he does to the Chicken wasn't evil enough, he also mocks and taunts him in "You can't do that on Robot Chicken!"
  • Karmic Death: While fighting the Chicken, he accidentally locks his wrist in the same chair he strapped the Chicken to. The Chicken then kills him by crushing him under the same TV monitors he used to torment the Chicken.
  • Large and in Charge: Taller than any of his minions.
  • Mad Scientist: But of course.
  • Meaningful Name: His real last name (Huhnmörder) is German for "Chicken Murderer".
  • Mini-Mecha: Part this, part Powered Armor. He uses this to take on his son in "Chipotle Miserables".
  • Off with His Head!: He is decapitated by the falling monitors.
  • Perpetual Smiler: His smile is permanent, including while he laughs, and even when things don't go his way.
  • Shout-Out: His first name is Fritz, like the assistant in Frankenstein (1931) (not Igor) and his character is patterned after the film version of Dr. Frankenstein (and a bit of Emmett Brown from Back to the Future). In "You can't do that on Robot Chicken!" he taunts the Chicken and then chases him with a chain saw.
  • Slasher Smile: A big toothed smile he wears permanently.
  • Slow Clap: Sarcastic version done to mock the Chicken after he fights his way through the castle.
  • The Speechless: He is only ever heard in the original intro, where he laughs and screams "He is alive!" after reviving the Chicken. His voice was provided by Les Claypool from Primus who also composed the theme song.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: The distant future opening from Season 8 onwards reveals a long line of Mad Scientist's descendants, all of them with the exact same face and Slasher Smile.
  • Talking with Signs: He uses them to talk to the Chicken in "You can't do that on Robot Chicken!"
  • Wild Hair: Just look at the picture.

    Cluckerella 
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"I'm leaving you. Sorry."note 
Voiced by: Seth Green

The Chicken's wife, kidnapped by the Mad Scientist and forced to watch sketches in his place to lure him back.


    Mad Scientist's Son 
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"Oh, they might not pay for a President no, no... but how about all the presidents?!"
Voiced by: Zachary Levi

The Mad Scientist's twisted son, who steals his cyborg-making tools as part of a plot to kidnap all living US presidents for ransom.


  • Amusing Injuries: He survives a free fall from a great height with no ill effects.
  • Big Bad: Of the "Robot Chicken and Mad Scientist to the Rescue!" segment.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Has them despite being obviously younger than his dad. Presumably inherited them from him, and it was the Mad Scientist's eyebrows that thinned with age.
  • Call It Karma: After his defeat, the Mad Scientist straps him to the chair and forces him to watch sketches.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Beaten effortlessly by his father, both with and without his Power Armor. There is a reason he didn't release him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He jokes that his father is taking the torture graciously because he keeps his perpetual smile.
  • Greed: He kidnaps the presidents to demand $100 billion.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: A literal instance happens to him after he is already defeated by his father: Jimmy Carter kicks him in the nuts.
  • Humiliation Conga: His plan is derailed by his father and the Chicken, his cyborgs killed (except maybe for RoboHobo), he is beaten up and has his testicles kicked after the fact by a nonagenarian, and he is finally strapped to a chair and forced to watch Robot Chicken sketches (the same torment he forced the presidents to endure during their captivity).
  • I Have Your Wife: He takes all living US presidents hostage and forces them to watch Robot Chicken sketches until he is paid a $100 billion ransom.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: He uses his cyborgs to fight the Chicken. When they are defeated, he is beaten effortlessly by his father.
  • No Name Given: Invoked in his TV address. "My name is 'guy you're going to pay $100 billion'!"
  • Oedipus Complex: Instead of rescuing his father, he antagonizes (and mutilates) him, telling him his research with the Chicken didn't go far enough and "lacked a certain vision."
  • One-Scene Wonder: He is only in one sketch but he made a memorable villain. Just look at the tropes list.
  • Outside-Context Villain: He comes from nowhere to antagonize both the Chicken and his father, making them team up.
  • Sequel Escalation: Much more talkative and proactive than his father, to whom he scolds for his "lack of vision" at one point. He makes four cyborgs (Dark Meat, Cyborg Raccoon, Robot White-Tailed Deer, and Robot Homeless Person a.k.a RoboHobo) instead of one; takes five hostages to make them watch sketches instead of one, who are also living US presidents instead of a dead chicken by the road; and uses both for a stated purpose (netting himself $100 billion in ransom).
  • Shout-Out: He uses a freshly taken human eye to get pass an optical scanner like Simon Phoenix in Demolition Man, and gives the presidents the option of doing "a human-centipede dealie" as part of a sadistic choice.
  • Sadistic Choice: He'll either make the presidents watch Robot Chicken or turn them into a human centipede if his demands aren't met.
  • Slasher Smile: Though unlike his father, he is capable of changing expression.
  • Stealth Pun: He scolds his father for his "lack of vision" after cutting his remaining organic eye.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Looks just like his father, but younger and with slightly rounder features.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Despite being shown to take the Mad Scientist's place on the chair at the end of the episode, he is never seen again in either credits or sketches.
  • Wild Hair: Like Father, Like Son.

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Recurring original characters

    Nerd 
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"That would be shooo coool..."
Voiced by: Seth Green

A bucktoothed, bespectacled fanboy of all things geek. Aside from the titular Chicken, he is the show's most recurring character.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: To his Celeb Crush Scarlett Johansson, and really, any female he takes interest in. In a non-romantic way, to George Lucas and George R. R. Martin.
  • All Just a Dream: All his visits to established franchises can be counted as this, even when it is not explicitly stated. It also works well to discard Negative Continuity issues.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Everyone he knows or meets treats him with contempt.
  • All There in the Manual: His real name is apparently Arthur Kensington, Jr.
  • Alternate Universe: When All Just a Dream won't just cut his sketches.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Several instances. In "Spring of the Drowned Girl", every man seems to find him hot after he is turned into a woman, even though he is still the same from the neck up. In "Quantum Leap Nerd" his female form is pounded from behind by Munson while he says "I think I love you!", even though his body didn't become as well figured as in the former. And we can only speculate what Khal Drogo thought when he called him a "girl" and recruited him to be his wife's handmaiden.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Anything he thinks would be "shooo coool" always turns not to be.
  • Black Comedy Rape: Seems to fall victim to unwanted male attention quite often.
  • Body Horror: The Cruel Twist Ending of "Spring of the Drowned Girl". It turns you into a girl like the one in Ranma ½ as he hoped, alright. But it is a morbidly obese girl with chronic flatulence because that was what the girl who drowned there was like in life.
  • Butt-Monkey: Subject to all sorts of misfortunes in every episode he appears in.
  • Catchphrase: "I wish I was X / were in Y... that would be shooo coool..."
  • Celeb Crush: On Scarlett Johansson.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: In "Where is Mordor?", he is subjected to waterboarding by security forces who don't know about Mordor, but suspect it is in Pakistan.
  • Cruel Twist Ending: Nearly all his appearances go extra-awry in the end.
  • The Chew Toy: Subject to numerous misfortunes in every episode he appears in.
  • Daydream Believer: Either that or he has narcholepsia and very well timed dreams.
  • Deathbed Confession: At the end of "A Date with Scarlett", he confesses to his Celeb Crush turned lifelong wife Scarlett Johansson that he faked the fight with terrorists that made her fall in love with and marry him. "Scarlett" then inverts the trope by confessing that he is actually her (male) body double.
  • Dream Within a Dream: The Nerd doesn't like that his dream took him to Team Knight Rider, so he sleeps in the dream (despite the car's warning that he can't do that) so he can be with David Hasselhoff in the original Knight Rider.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: He was called "Gary" once in his first sketch.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Despite having a real name, he is known as "The Nerd" or less commonly, "The Dork".
  • Fanboy: Of every and anything nerd. From Star Wars to Knight Rider.
    • Hilariously deconstructed in the segment "Doctor Who meets the Nerd". The Nerd feels he should be interested in Doctor Who because it is "nerdy"; but being American, he has actually never watched it and admits he only knows about it from Pop-Cultural Osmosis. As soon as he is allowed into the TARDIS, he becomes bored and irritates the Doctor by comparing him to Snoopy.
  • Fix Fic: In-universe, he roleplays a new Star Wars movie where Boba Fett is revealed to have survived and goes to Endor to slaughter the Ewoks.
  • Flynning: In his first sketch, "A date with Scarlett", he pretends to fight terrorists to impress Scarlett Johansson.
  • The Fool: Even leaving his nerdiness aside, he is a very naive and sometimes outright childish individual.
  • Genre Savvy: Knows all the cliches and tropes of the odd situations he finds himself in.
  • Hidden Depths:
  • I Ate WHAT?!: At the end of "Unicorn Mayonnaise", he informs his audience that he used "magic mayonnaise" he got from polishing an obviously horny unicorn's horn to make the very sandwiches they are eating.
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!:
    • In "The Lion, the Witch, and the Locker", he blindly converts to the Witch's side when she shows him her boobs.
    • In "Spring of the Drowned Girl", he day-dreams about getting stuff for free by showing his boobs to people. He calls this his "newfound superpowers".
  • Interrogated for Nothing: In "Where is Mordor?", he accidentally hacks a nuclear silo and bombs Canada while trying to roleplay The Lord of the Rings online. He is immediately "renditioned" by security forces and waterboarded while being aggressively asked who "the High Priestess" is and the locations of Mordor and Gondor. The Nerd then yells that he will say anything the interrogator wants and he is encouraged to say Gondor is in Pakistan.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: After his sexual advice to Daenerys in "Game of Pixilated Naughty Parts" has disastrous consequences, he flatly admits he doesn't know "how sex works".
  • Know When To Fold Them: He is the last character faced by the Chicken during his rampage in "The Rescue". While he shows some attempt to fight it, he immediately drops it and just opens the door to the Mad Scientist Laboratory for him. As a result, he is one of the few minions of the Mad Scientist's to survive the rampage unscathed.
  • Lovable Coward: He drops any intention of figthing the Chicken before antagonizing it, and screams "like nails on chalkboard" after putting on Green Lantern's ring.
  • Mr. Seahorse: At the end of "The Nerd on The CW" he dreams he is pregnant, much to his confusion because he is a virgin (and male).
  • Negative Continuity: At work when All Just a Dream and Alternate Universe don't clearly apply. He's even been killed by Matthew Senreich in "Robot Chicken Telethon" and brought back as a zombie in the following sketch "Seth's Revenge", only to appear as normal in his next episode.
  • Nerdy Nasalness: The Nerd, among other stereotypical nerd traits, speaks with a very nasal voice.
  • Prison Rape: At the end of "Where is Mordor?", he is thrown in prison with a cellmate who wants to make him "his" 'High Priestess'.
  • Real After All: The "Spring of the Drowned Girl" can actually turn you into a girl, but not in the kind of girl the Nerd imagines.
  • Reality Ensues: While dreaming of being Green Arrow's Kid Sidekick in "The Nerd on the CW", Green Arrow tells him to stop shooting Mooks on the head and to just incapacitate them by shooting them elsewhere. The Nerd shoots one on the leg, who promptly bleeds out to death from habing his femoral artery ruptured.
  • Rescue Sex: In "A Date with Scarlett", Scarlett Johansson falls in love and marries him after he stages rescuing her from fake terrorists.
  • Series Mascot: He is the most recognizable of the series's characters along with the Chicken. But unlike the Chicken, he is mostly featured in the sketches proper rather than the opening credits.
  • Serious Business: Because of his geekishness, he has trouble weighting the importance of things. For example, it takes him a lot of time to choose between a once-in-alifetime date with his Celeb Crush Scarlett Johansson and a GameBoy Advance. In a Distant Finale, he tells his son that the day of his birth was not even close in happiness to the one he dressed as a Tauntaun and convinced George Lucas to ride him.
  • Sex God: As told in Hidden Depths entry, when Nerd went to Westworld, he ended up delaying his journey due to spending two weeks having non-stop sex with one of the sexbots, then did it again for another two weeks in a orgy with multiple robot prostitutes. Both times doing it to the point of utterly breaking them, and he only finally stopped the first time because he was interrupted, and the second time because he was previously tricked into a quest for a promised prize (which was, of course, a "sexy prize").
  • Sleepy Head: Falls asleep at the drop of the hat to experience his nerdy dreams. He eventually starts to think he might be narcoleptic.
  • Something Else Also Rises: In "Game of Pixilated Naughty Parts", he uses the HBO logo to hide his erection. Afterward, it rises and lowers accordingly.
  • Speech Impediment: He shlursh his S's, giving him a voice similar to Sid from Ice Age.
  • Strong Family Resemblance:
    • His son, shown at the Distant Finale of "A Date with Scarlett" and "George Lucas at the Convention", is exactly like him but younger. He wears the same glasses even as a newborn.
    • His mother is just like him, except female and slightly older (and arguably even more nerdy). His father doesn't look much like him but has the same hair and glasses.
  • Teeny Weenie: His small penis is made fun of by two girls in "Greatest American Nerd".
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: In-universe. He hates the Knight Rider sequel because of all the changes from the original, the live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas!!, and worries about how the new Star Wars trilogy will ruin the series.
  • Too Dumb to Live: His wife reveals he was a man all along in his deathbed, leading him to understand only then why "she" had a penis (and not a small one).
  • Took a Level in Badass: Realizing that he is in a dream, he changes the original The Wizard of Oz supporting characters to be The Crow (as the Scarecrow), Optimus Prime (as the Tin Woodsman), and Lion-O (as the Cowardly Lion), then they take the Wicked Witch's castle by assault and defeat her and the monkeys under the Nerd's lead.
  • Unexplained Recovery: A rare example within the same sketch in "Greatest American Nerd". The Nerd jumps from a roof and seemingly falls to his death. After that, his body is picked by Bill Maxwell and used for all sort of stunts until he abandons it and the Aliens retrieve the suit from him, leaving him naked. Two neighbor girls pass by and make fun of his tiny penis. Then the Nerd wakes up with no apparent ill effects (shame aside).
  • Vague Age: Some sketches portray him as a high schooler, others in college. The Unicorn, who otherwise shows interest in young boys and teenagers, is aroused by him. In a Christmas special, he learns that Santa Claus is his real dad. His mom actually fathered him with the Krampus, who she met at a college debate in 2002. The episode was released in 2013; in other words, the Nerd was eleven at the time... which was several years after his introduction.
  • Who Writes This Crap?!: In "Beginning Season 5", he criticizes the show's decision to parody the Normandy scene in Saving Private Ryan as "unoriginal"... only to immediately parody the Bullet Time scene in The Matrix.

    Composite Santa 
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"My only weakness!"

A bizarre individual, who is half Santa Claus on one side, and half snowman on the other. Also murderously insane.


  • Anachronism Stew: Created from DNA samples in The ’50s, even though cloning from adult animals wasn't accomplished until The '90s.
  • Anticlimax Boss: Despite appearing in command of the bad guys in "A Very Dragon Ball Z Christmas" and getting into a screaming contest with Goku, he turn out to be a Decoy Leader with no supernatural attacking powers that is defeated easily... from standing too close to the actual target of Goku's attack.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In "A Very Dragon Ball Z Christmas", he steals Santa's sled, reindeer, and pants.
  • Artificial Human: He was created in a laboratory by a Mad Scientist.
  • Ax-Crazy: The rare event is when he doesn't try to murder someone.
  • Bad Santa: Half Bad Santa, half Bad Snowman.
  • Body Horror: He is half Santa Claus and half Snowman, in case you didn't notice.
  • Catchphrase: "____! My only weakness!"
  • Combat Pragmatist: In "The Rescue", he's one of the only characters able to land more than a single hit on The Chicken, which he manages by surprise attack from the air. It doesn't last long, however, as The Chicken grabs a bat in a lull and beats him senseless with it.
  • Decoy Leader: He appears to be the Big Bad of "A Very Dragon Ball Z Christmas" as he bosses the Nutcracker and the Little Drummer Boy, but he is actually taking orders from Mrs. Claus.
  • Eat the Summoner: The first thing he did after being brought to life was shoot the Mad Scientist who created him and the two Mooks who helped retrieve his DNA.
  • Escaped from the Lab: After murdering his way out.
  • Evil Knockoff: Of Santa Claus. And that's considering Santa Claus isn't a completely morally upstanding individual in Robot Chicken.
  • Evil Laugh: An evil-sounding version of Santa's "Ho, Ho, Ho!"
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: The Mad Scientist who created him thought he would make Christianity become the world's only religion by making Christmastime as alluring as possible.
  • I'm Melting!: Reality Ensues. He is half snow, so it only takes Goku one Kame-hame-ha to heat his snow part over 32 Fahrenheit and melt it. Stepping on one foot of seawater will also do it.
  • Mirror Monster: He can be summoned by repeating "Ho, Ho, Ho" before a mirror. Doesn't end well for the summoner.
  • Shallow Parody: Subverted. His Snowman part is introduced as "half-Frosty the Snowman" even though it looks nothing like Frosty. A flashback reveals that the Mad Scientist wanted Frosty's DNA to create him, but that his minion could not be arsed to get it and instead brought a sample of random snow.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Goku doesn't even know the abilities of Composite Santa, just that he "freaks the (bleep) out" of him.
  • Trigger Happy: He is constantly shooting people and seems to favor the Thompson submachine gun.
  • Uncanny Valley: In-universe. It is clearly his non-human appearance that freaks out Goku.
  • Unexplained Recovery: He comes back every time after he is destroyed, but being made of snow, it's likely that he can regenerate to an extent and thus doesn't need to invoke Negative Continuity.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He was brought to life and given milk and cookies. His instant reaction was to murder the very people responsible.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Parodied. He is defeated in every segment he appears, always by completely different means (temperatures over 32 Fahrenheit, water, baseball bats, bullets, wood). After that, he'll always die saying "No! [Item used to defeat me], my only weakness!"
  • Would Hurt a Child: He kills countless by different means - but mostly shooting and bombing.
  • X Meets Y: In-universe. The Mad Scientist who created him wanted a hybrid of Santa and Frosty the Snowman, with the powers of both.

    Humping Robot 
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KA-CHUNK-KA-CHUNK-KA-CHUNK...
Voiced by: N/A

A non-talking iron humanoid robot that was introduced humping a washing machine in a sketch, either because he was programmed to or because he actually finds it arousing. It has since humped lots of different objects.


  • Accidental Hero: His humping a clausured church's bell in "Humping Robot Saves Christmas" ends... doing pretty much that.
  • Exact Words: In "Battlehump", the scientists theorize that "hump" must mean something different in the robots language because of their repeated announcement that they want to hump earthlings. However, they really meant humping.
  • Giant Mook: In "Battlehump", several humping robots invade Earth including a giant one.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Gets to play the part of the one-armed soldier in a Saving Private Ryan spoof... except he humps his own severed arm.
  • Nuclear Option: The giant humping robot is lured to a nuclear silo disguised as an asscrack and destroyed.
  • Off with His Head!: Loses his head once in a while. Senreich destroys it with a shotgun in "Robot Chicken Telethon", while the Chicken uses a powerful electric charge from his own body to obliterate it.
  • Overly Long Gag: The original gag occupied four segments in a single episode, during which the robot did nothing but hump the moving washing machine. This was back when sketches were usually very short.
  • Sexbot: He is gifted to the Nerd by the Westworld crew in exchange for leaving the park and stop costing them millions in destroyed robots. The Nerd doesn't seem to mind.
  • The Speechless: He doesn't speak, only humps.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Given a blonde wig and makeup by the Westworld technicians to pass it as female.
  • Unexplained Recovery: He is brought back after being decapitated, presumably because he was repaired in the meantime. And yet "Seth's Revenge" showed a tombstone to the then recently destroyed robot in a cemetery, so maybe he is replaced instead, like it happens to the squirrels in Robot Chicken's version of Alvin and the Chipmunks.
    • "Battlehump" reveals that there are many humping robots indeed, and that they are invading Earth to hump everyone.

    Aliens 
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"Damnit, damnit, damnit!"
Voiced by: Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, and Adam Talbot

A race of wacky grey aliens that appear whenever the plot demands aliens not from an established franchise.


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    Bitch Pudding 
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"BLAM! You all get a taste of the Bitch Pudding!"
Voiced by: Katee Sackhoff

A foulmouthed, crass denizen of Strawberry Land.


  • Alternate Universe: The later sketches put her in a completely different world without reference to Strawberry Land or any implication of it existing in the setting. For example, she replaces Abigail in a spoof of The Crucible, and plays a Cowboy Cop in a Buddy Cop Show parody titled "Murder, She Bitched."
  • Anti-Heroine: She reluctantly becomes one for the Schlorps in the "Bitch Pudding Special". Unfortunately, by that point nearly all Schlorps are dead. Repeats again in "Murder, She Bitched", which recasts her as a Cowboy Cop.
  • The Artifact: Her name, a reference to her origin as a parodic Strawberry Shortcake character, in sketches that make no reference to it.
  • Ascended Extra: From a one-off gag in a sketch about butt-sex, to getting her own episode.
  • Bait-and-Switch:
    • In "Bitch Pudding Special", all the inhabitants of Pastryville expect the worst when she takes the stand to speak in a funeral, but she gives a beautiful eulogy. As soon as everyone is relieved, however, she starts insulting the deceased and pretends fucking her casket.
    • In "Murder, She Bitched", she replies to her partner's comment that she needs a warrant to enter a place by yelling "Here's my warrant!" and kicking the door down. After that, she clarifies that she has an actual warrant and pulls it out from her pocket.
  • Bland-Name Product: Used all over the "Bitch Pudding Special" (Pastryville for Strawberry Land, Schlorps for Smurfs, etc), which hints to its nature as a Poorly Disguised Pilot for a Bitch Pudding Spin-Off.
  • Buddy Cop Show: The sketch "Murder, She Bitched" casts her as a Cowboy Cop partnered with a By-the-Book Cop played by Ernie Hudson
  • Catchphrase:
    • "BLAM!", usually after sassing someone.
    • Later on, she starts singing a sarcastic "DA-DA-DA-DAAAAH!", often before yelling: "Bitch Pudding!"
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Most of her things are yellow, including her clothes and her house.
  • Comically Missing the Point: In "Season of the Bitch... Pudding". When a poltergeist stacks all the kitchen chairs over the table, she throws them to the ground and brags about how she ruined the poltergeist's "art". The exasperated poltergeist says that it was not supposed to be art, it was supposed to scare her.
  • Cowboy Cop: Plays one in "Murder, She Bitched."
  • Curbstomp Battle: On the Squirrel Wizard in "Bitch Pudding Special". Except... it's not actually the Squirrel Wizard, but his innocent "partner".
  • Dark Action Girl: The only denizen of Strawberry Land that is not afraid to get in a fight.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She disses snark like there is no tomorrow.
  • Decoy Getaway: She switches clothes with a guy to escape execution in "Bitch Pudding's The Crucible.
  • Disney Villain Death: She is thrown off the railing by the Chicken in "The Rescue".
  • Evil Counterpart: To Strawberry Shortcake.
  • Flanderization: In her first appearance, she's mildly sassy. She eventually evolved into a typhoon of rudeness and profanity.
  • The "Fun" in "Funeral": "Bitch Pudding Special" opens with a funeral she was purposely left out of, and which she proceeds to crash.
  • Gingerbread House: Like all houses in Strawberry Land, her house resembles a dessert. In this case, a yellow pudding.
  • Hypocritical Humor: When brought to trial for "assaulting a 94-year old man", she defends herself saying, "he sassed me!"
  • Ignored Epiphany: Played with in "Bitch Pudding Special". It takes her forever to bring herself to save the Schlorps from the furious Squirrel Wizard. By that point, they are all but wiped out completely.
  • Jerkass: She gratuitously antagonizes the other inhabitants of Strawberry Land, who have varying tolerance to her antics.
  • More Dakka: At the end of "Bitch Pudding Special", she pulls out 'Ol Painless and massacres the inhabitants of Pastryville.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: Capable of dissing a hurricane of profanity like there is no tomorrow.
  • Negative Continuity: She has her feet blown off in "Beginning Season 5" and dies in "The Rescue", only to appear again with no ill effects.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: She has fully detailed eyes instead of Black Bead Eyes to set her apart from the other Strawberry Shortcake characters.
  • No-Sell: She drives a poltergeist mad and out of her house by showing no fear and antagonizing it.
  • Poorly Disguised Pilot: The "Bitch Pudding Special", the only not devoted to an established franchise, replaces all references to Strawberry Land with "Pastryville" and has "Schlorps" at war with a Squirrel Wizard instead of Smurfs with Gargamel.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: In her special, the fed-up denizens of Pastryville arrange to have her thrown in a volcano. She escapes and returns to see the whole town having a party to celebrate her murder.
  • Serious Business: In The Crucible parody, she takes personal offense to a man claiming the bonfire party in the woods was just "stupid girls playing". The man was trying to protect his daughter from being accussed of witchcraft. But because Bitch Pudding was there and doesn't want to be called stupid, she claims that the man's daughter was having sex with the Devil.
  • Slasher Smile: She smiles to the camera, covered in the blood of a man she just murdered, in the opening montage of "Murder, She Bitched".
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: In the The Crucible parody, when asked what the girls were doing in the woods (a sexualized bonfire party), she mutters a little, very fake sounding "Nothing".
  • Third-Person Person: Downplayed. Only sometimes she introduces herself by saying "Bitch Pudding" or "the Bitch Pudding".
  • Token Evil Team Mate: Of the Strawberry Landers.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She is the only character along with the Mad Scientist to put a real fight against the Chicken. She had not displayed any fighting powers before that sketch.
  • Took A Level In Jerk Ass: In her first appearance, she makes off-color jokes and sass her fellow Strawberry Landers, but she collaborates with them. In later appearances, she gratuitously comfronts them and murders people.
  • Villainous Rescue: She stops the poltergeist from going after Strawberry Shortcake. Not because she cares for Strawberry, but because she had picked a fight with the entity.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: In her special, the Pastryvillagers' plan to get rid of her involves knocking her out, tying her to a vulture (that also works as the town's post officer) and throwing her in an active volcano, alive. Presumably, the Pastryvillagers are too innocent to kill her themselves even after making the decision that she should be killed. She doesn't have such qualms.

    Citizens of Pastryville/Strawberry Land 
Voiced by: Various

Extras usually appearing in skits that feature Strawberry Shortcake or Bitch Pudding.


In general

  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: In the "Bitch Pudding Special", the entire town of Pastryville celebrates with a giant festival when they think Bitch Pudding is dead.
  • Ax-Crazy: Don't let their cute looks fool you, they're happy to resort to murder in any situation.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: For a bunch of cute, innocent-looking villagers, they can get pretty violent.
    • In the "Bitch Pudding Special", the entire town attempts to murder Bitch Pudding after she gives a rude speech at Granny Grahamcrackers' funeral.
    • Strawberry and her friends set the Purple Pieman's house on fire and stone him to death after accusing him of taking Black Cherry Pie's black cherry (as in, the fruit).
    • Strawberry has Huckleberry Pie arrested and hanged after accusing him of having sex with the Purple Pieman (actually, the Pieman was having sex with an actual huckleberry pie and yelled out its name in a moment of ecstasy).
  • Bland-Name Product: "Pastryville" substitutes for Strawberry Land in the Backdoor Pilot "Bitch Pudding Special".
  • Edible Theme Naming: Of course, being knock-offs of Strawberry Shortcake characters. Examples include Granny Grahamcrackers, Black Cherry Pie, and Buttermilk Biscuits.
  • Euphemism Buster: One mentions that Granny drove a local girl to the city to get her tonsils removed, only for another to joke that it was her "unborn tonsils".
  • Negative Continuity: In the "Bitch Pudding Special", their hometown is referred to as Pastryville, but in every other skit it has it is Strawberry Land. Maybe it's supposed to be a different village within it.
  • Recurring Extra: Black Cherry Pie, Fudge Turnover, Huckleberry Pie, and Blueberry Muffin have appeared in a handful of skits each.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Pastryville to Strawberry Land and the female Pastryvillager, Raspberry Parfait, that presides over Gramma's funeral to Strawberry Shortcake (who is suspiciously absent).

Granny Grahamcrackers

  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: At her funeral, Raspberry Parfait lists things she did for her neighbors, including knitting Black Cherry Pie's favorite scarf, fixing Fudge Turnover's leaky roof, and driving Buttermilk Biscuits to the big city to get...her tonsils out.
    Fudge Turnover: Yeah, her unborn tonsils!
  • The Gambling Addict: According to Bitch Pudding, she had a gambling addiction.
  • Granny Classic: The citizens of Pastryville describe her as warm and caring.
  • Posthumous Character: "Bitch Pudding Special" opens with the Pastryvillagers attending her funeral.

Black Cherry Pie

  • Berserk Button: Do not steal her black cherry.
  • Negative Continuity: She gets killed by Bitch Pudding with a minigun near the end of the "Bitch Pudding Special", but reappears in the skit "My Black Cherry is Gone".
  • Nice Hat: She wears an upside-down red ice cream cone for a hat.
  • Parental Incest: According to Bitch Pudding, she left home because her daddy took her "black cherry".
  • Perky Goth: She dresses in red and black, but she's as cheerful as any other Strawberry character.

Fudge Turnover

  • Ambiguously Brown: He appears to be the Token Minority of the Strawberryland cast.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He'd never take anyone's black cherry without their consent!
    Bitch Pudding: Mmm, that's not what I heard.
    Fudge Turnover: Oh, shut up, Bitch Pudding!
  • Jerkass: He acts pretty blasé about Granny getting heatstroke while fixing his leaky roof and makes a crass joke in church about Buttermilk Biscuits getting an abortion.
  • Negative Continuity: He gets killed by Bitch Pudding with a minigun near the end of the "Bitch Pudding Special", but reappears in the skit "My Black Cherry is Gone".
  • Nice Hat: Wears a little brown fedora with a piece of fudge in the top.

Raspberry Parfait

  • Famous Last Words: "F*** you, Bitch Pudding."
  • Nice Hat: A pink cap with a raspberry decoration (what else) at the side.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Strawberry herself in the "Bitch Pudding Special".
  • Team Mom: From her limited screentime, she appears to be one for the citizens of Pastryville, presiding over Granny's funeral and giving a speech about her being neighborly.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has fluffy, curly pink hair.

    Daniel a.k.a. "Gyro-Robo" 
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"I won't even... dignify this scene with my analysis."
Voiced by: Seth Green

Another nerd, this time more negative minded. He has an online show where he does nothing but complain about things Robot Chicken sketches get wrong.


  • Acting for Two: When shown next to the other Nerd, who is also voiced by Seth Green.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: His reaction to the sketch about masturbating autobots implies that someone walked in on him while he was jacking off in the bathroon. And in the holidays special, he lies down half a dozen unpaired socks for St. Valentine's and claims that they are his "dates".
  • Appropriated Appelation: He took the "Gyro-Robo" name from a helicopter autobot that used to be called Gyro-Robo before being renamed "Copter".
  • Basement-Dweller: Shown to spend too much time in his room, judging by the half eaten pizza and empty containers of soda and Chinese food.
  • Bring Me My Brown Pants: Pisses himself when the Chicken gives him a Death Glare. He's lucky that's all he got compared to most everyone else.
  • Bulletproof Human Shield: Downplayed in the Saving Private Ryan sketch, where he uses Green and Senreich's bodies as cover.
  • Butt-Monkey: In contrast to the other Nerd, who sometimes gets things go his way, Daniel is a complete failure.
  • Dirty Coward: In "The Rescue", he approaches the Chicken to scold him for plagiarizing the fight from The Protector, only to run away and piss in a potted plant when the Chicken lands his eyes on him.
  • Demoted to Extra: He's become largely redundant with the other Nerd being pushed back to High School and becoming negative about changes to his favorite franchises, so it's not a surprise that he is seen a lot less and when he appears, it is as a supporting character in the other Nerd's sketches, instead of starring in his own (where he used to lead his own troupe of nerds).
  • Do Not Adjust Your Set: He pirates the transmission of Robot Chicken in his first sketch to expose his critique.
  • It's All About Me: His complains to Robot Chicken are just about his own sentiments being hurt and not the objective quality of the sketch.
  • Momma's Boy: He lives with his mom and she babies him.
  • Prematurely Bald: Despite being a teenager, he is bald under his cap and grows his remaining hair long to disguise it.
  • Serious Business: He hates Transformers being misrepresented.
  • Speech Impediment: He shlursh his S's like the other Nerd, but sounds somewhat fatter. This might be related to him producing excess saliva in "Bad Boy meets Damaged Girl with Daddy Issues". He also pronounces his R's like G's sometimes.
  • This Loser Is You: Yes. If you complain about shows parodied in Robot Chicken the wrong way, you are a fat, Prematurely Bald, masturbating Momma's Boy who is bullied at school. You are welcome.

    Bloopers Host 
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"Are you ready for more of those hilarious bloopers?!"
Voiced by: Jamie Kaler

The mentally disturbed host of Bloopers!, an America's Funniest Home Videos-style show.


  • Big "NO!": In response to the incident in By "No", I Mean "Yes".
  • By "No", I Mean "Yes": While being held in a dungeon by a dictator, he is told that he'll soon be free. To watch his movies-on-demand service. Which only carries Christmas with the Kranks.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: The Bloopers! segments are overhelmingly violent and cruel, even by the show's standards.
  • Cruel Mercy: In "The Rescue", he is surprised to be saved from committing suicide by hanging by the Chicken, only to have his head smashed in.
  • Driven to Suicide: He attempts suicide at the end of every Bloopers! program.
  • Excited Kids' Show Host: Technically not a kids show, but he fits the trope to a T.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: He impregnated the first girl he ever had sex with, resulting in a daughter who got herself impregnated at 13.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: In "Personal Bloopers!", he is shown being chased and hit with a belt by his father when he was a child.
  • Hope Spot:
    • Told about being free soon... free to watch one movie while still in the dungeon.
    • In "The Rescue", he screams "My life has value after all!" Then the Chicken kills him.
  • Imaginary Friend: "Personal Bloopers!" ends with The Reveal that his live audience only exists in his mind.
  • No Name Given: Never named on screen or otherwise.
  • Off with His Head!: He gets his head blown off with a shotgun by Senreich in "Robot Chicken Telethon" and his head smashed in by the Chicken in "The Rescue".
  • They Killed Kenny Again: He commits suicide or is killed in most sketches he is in, only to appear again like nothing happened.
  • Toilet Humor: During his vacation in Mexico, he was hit with a massive diarrhea that made him defecate until he destroyed the toilet.
  • Stepford Smiler: He has a massive grin and seems happy when he is on camera, but he is actually depressively suicidal.

    Gary the Storm Trooper 
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"I'm probably gonna get fired for this but... (bleep) it. I love my daughter!"
Voiced by: Donald Faison

A normal 29-year old husband and father of a young girl from Leeburg, Virginia who is employed as a Storm Trooper for the Empire of Star Wars.


  • Alternate Universe: Obviously, in the Star Wars films there isn't a young girl named Jessica accompaning her father stormtrooper. Or it is not "bring your child to work" day at any point in the films.
  • Ascended Extra: Literally and figuratively. The premise is that he is one of the millions of Stormtroopers in the first film, now shown as a main character. He also goes from starring in just one sketch in the second Star Wars special to seven in the third special.
  • Been There, Shaped History: He fought the rebels when they stole the Death Star's plans, was one of the patrolmen hypnotized by Obi-Wan, caused Luke's aunt and uncle's deaths, almost crashed the Death Star and survived its explosion by being aboard a TIE-Fighter, and walked on Darth Vader throwing down the Emperor.
  • Continuity Nod: When Beru tells him to stay until the droids return, he says "they are not the droids we are looking for, anyway".
  • Disaster Dominoes:
    • Him just using the toilet while in Owen and Beru's house spirals out of control until it results in their deaths.
    • He runs over an Ewok while on patrol in Endor and his attempts to Mercy Kill it only makes it suffer more and attract more Ewoks.
    • Downplayed when he accidentally ends in control of the Death Star. He causes several personal accidents and almost crashes on Earth, but manages to save the day in the last moment.
  • The Everyman: Of the Empire's troops.
  • The Faceless: He never removes his helmet. Not even to sleep.
  • Happily Married: He seems so.
  • Mercy Kill: He tries to do this to an Ewok he run over but ends repeatedly hitting it on the face with its own cane.
  • Morality Pet: His daughter Jessica is one for him and becomes one unexpectedly for Darth Vader.
  • Of Corpse He's Alive: When surrounded by Ewoks, he tries (futilely) to convince them that their pal is still alive and friends with him.
  • Perspective Flip: The sketches retell several scenes in the first trilogy of Star Wars from Gary's perspective.
  • Punchclock Villain: He works for the Empire but doesn't voice support for it.
  • Staring Down Cthulhu: He defends his daughter from Darth Vader, risking job and life.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He started the fire that killed Luke's aunt and uncle and almost crashed the Death Star on Earth after being left for one hour driving it.

    Little Drummer Boy 
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"A drumroll? It's so suspenseful!"
Voiced by: Seth Green

An animesque drummer little tin soldier spoof.


  • Animesque: Because of his introduction during the "A Very Dragon Ball Z Christmas" sketch, he looks very similar to Goku and Gohan.
  • Anticlimax: His demons are destroyed by Goku as soon as they are summoned.
  • The Artifact: However, later sketches make no mention to Manga and draw jokes only from his nature as drummer. He also doesn't use his drum to summon demons like in the original sketch.
  • Ascended Extra/Demoted to Extra: Zig-Zagged. Introduced as a subordinate of Composite Santa, he appears in later sketches on his own capacity. However, all of these jokes are about the fact that he is a drummer boy, and not the supernatural Manga warrior he was introduced as.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: See Running Gag.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In "The Rescue". he suggests playing a drumroll for the Chicken to add suspense. The Chicken kills him in a horrible way.
  • Eye Scream: The Chicken takes his drumsticks and stabs him in his eyes with them.
  • Ironic Death: Lampshaded. After the incident above, he cries "Aaaah, what an ironic death!"
  • Mundane Made Awesome: His drumming skills are treated like an Anime attack in his first sketch (including dropping his drumsticks like a badass after playing a Rim Shot).
  • Non-Indicative Name: His second sketch is titled "Little Drummer Goku" even though Goku doesn't appear and it's all about the Little Drummer Boy and Composite Santa playing music.
  • Pretty Little Headshots: In the Saving Private Ryan spoof, he is shot once on the forehead before leaving the landing craft and lives long enough to voice his disappointment.
  • Rim Shot: Done twice in "A Very Dragon Ball Z Christmas", to punctuate jokes made by Mrs. Claus.
  • Running Gag: Everytime he does a Rim Shot in "A Very Dragon Ball Z Christmas", he extends his hand to the camera and drops the drumsticks like a badass.
  • Summoning Ritual: Marching to a certain melody in his drum can summon black demons to fight for him.
  • Unexplained Recovery: After being apparently vaporized by Goku in "A Very Dragon Ball Z Christmas", he reappears to punctuate Mrs. Claus's words with a Rim Shot or two.

    Unicorn 
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"A unicorn's just a horse who's a little more horny than usual."
Voiced by: George Lowe

A Depraved Homosexual unicorn from a magical land, always craving sex with a young male human.


  • Ass Shove: He is forcefully shoved long objects up his ass twice. Of course he thinks not really bad about it.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: He is sexually depraved and he is only interested in having sex with humans.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In "The Lion, the Witch, and the Locker", he winks to the camera after saying that he'd like to "cross swords" with the Nerd.
  • Decapitation Presentation: The Nerd is seen pulling his decapitated head by the horn in the Saving Private Ryan spoof.
  • Depraved Homosexual: A sex addict who is only attracted to young human males.
  • Destination Defenestration: In "The Rescue", the Chicken throws him out a glass window of the castle.
  • Double Entendre: He makes constant ones, always of a sexual nature.
  • Major Injury Underreaction:
  • Mythology Gag: A literal one. In the legend, unicorns were naturally drawn to the 'purity' of virgins... which the Nerd is.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: In "The Double-Edged Horn", it is revealed that the teenage boy he was going to apparently rape had actually agreed to it: he intended to film the encounter and sell copies to pay for college. On the other hand, he kills several boys in "Unicorn Jockey" with STDs after pressuring them into sex in exchange for winning horse races... and he clearly knew that would happen.
  • Rhino Rampage: Fridge Logic aside, he can, and will use his horn as a weapon.
  • Something Else Also Rises: He draws pleasure from having his horn "polished". The procedure climaxes in him producing "unicorn mayonnaise" (somehow).
  • Summoning Ritual: In "The Double-Edged Horn", he is summoned by a teenage girl opening her unicorn-themed diary after midnight (something the Gypsy that sold the book to her told her not to do).
  • Talking Animal: He talks and has human intellect, but is completely equine otherwise.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: He is associated with pastel tones and rainbows. His own flesh is ranbow-colored, as revealed when he is eaten by zombies.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: You can't harm him by shoving objects up his ass, no matter how big. And he actually enjoys being eaten.
  • Uncertain Doom: The Chicken throws him off a window, but it isn't shown if it was tall enough for a Disney Villain Death.
  • Unicorn: He is one.
  • Verbal Tic: Due to his equine nature, he tends to draw his I's and E's when he talks.

    Gummy Bear 
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"I'm so happy 'cause I'm a gummy bear, gummy bear!note "

An animated, sentient gummy bear that is doomed to scream in pain from stepping on a bear trap in every sketch she's in.


  • Autocannibalism: In her first sketch, she cuts her trapped foot by eating her own flesh - which she notes, is delicious.
  • Blood-Splattered Innocents: In the Saving Private Ryan she spoofs, she gets almost completely covered in Lindsay Lohan's blood.
  • Bulletproof Human Shield: Involuntary version in the aforementioned sketch, where Lindsay Lohan soaks up all the bullets, resulting in the Gummy Bear behind her being shocked but completely unharmed.
  • Dark Reprise: In "The Rescue", she changes her tune to "I'm so happy 'cause you're gonna die, GONNA DIE!"
  • Dirty Coward: She waits for and attacks the Chicken, but as soon as he gets the upper hand, she cries out for him to stop.
  • Expository Theme Tune: Her song, where she is states that she is happy for being a gummy bear (which she is).
  • Eye Scream: The Chicken peaks her eyes out before throwing her in the bear traps she's placed for the Chicken.
  • Karmic Death: She sets five bear traps for the Chicken, who avoids them successfully and throws the Gummy Bear in one. The Gummy Bear then activates all traps one by one, until only its screaming head is left.
  • Life-or-Limb Decision: In the first sketch, the Gummy Bear resolves to amputate her trapped foot as her only way to escape.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Although she screams a lot when falling into a trap, she doesn't seem to mind biting off her foot and actually finds her flesh delicious.
  • Running Gag: She steps in at least one bear trap in every sketch she's in.
  • Sequel Escalation: In her first sketch, she step on two bear traps and suffered one amputation. In "The Rescue", she is thrown by the Chicken on to a trap and ends activating five of them in quick succession, losing each of her limbs and her torso until she is reduced to her screaming head.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Everything is usually sweet about her sketches... until she steps on a bear trap.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In "The Rescue", where she acts outright villainous, lies the bear traps for herself intending to hurt the Chicken with them, and boasts that she's happy because he is going to die.
  • Unexplained Recovery: She's always back to full and unharmed after every sketch. She might have some regenerative powers or maybe she's replaced by other gummy bear.
  • Up to Eleven: Her falling into a trap after another in "The Rescue". Just read Sequel Escalation.

    Munson 

Voiced by: Breckin Meyer
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"Yeah, baby! lntroducing King Kickass! Everyone who plays this queer game has two vaginas. Yeah Three, two, one, awesome!"
A jerkish teenager that bullies the nerds, and specially Daniel.

    Pablo Rodríguez 
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"There's 283 American dollars we won't see again."
Voiced by: N/A

A Mexican cyborg nicknamed "The Six Million Peso Man".


  • The Artifact: His name and his cyborg nature are not referenced past his first episode.
  • Cyborg: Like the The Six Million Dollar Man, but Mexican.
  • Demoted to Extra: He is reduced to filling crowd scenes in his following episodes.
  • Dynamic Entry: In "The Rescue", he manages to briefly get the drop on the Chicken when he's about to face off with three others via swinging kick and they gang up on him together, but it doesn't last long before the Chicken recovers and kicks all of them to the curb.
  • Magnificent Moustaches of Mexico: His black moustache occupies about a quarter of his face, obscuring his mouth.
  • Mundane Utility: After his Refusal of the Call, he uses his Super Speed to cross the American border and his Super Strength to throw orange packages.
  • Negative Continuity: He is the only member of the Telethon who survives Senreich's rampage: the shotgun blast knocks his sombrero out first, then he blocks a new shot to his head at the cost of his hand. Nevertheless, he also appears zombified in the following sketch, "Seth's Revenge" (and with both of his hands).
  • Refusal of the Call: Whatever the Mexican scientists wanted him for, it was clearly not to cross illegally to the United States.
  • Ridiculous Exchange Rates: According to the sketch, six million Mexican pesos are equivalent to 283 American dollarsnote 
  • South of the Border: He is introduced as a "Mexican test pilot" while the image shows him crashing into a cactus while riding a donkey. He has a magnificent moustache and wears a poncho and a giant sombrero. He uses his Super Strength to open a taco, jump the border fence, and sell oranges as an illegal immigrant. He sleeps on the street at any given hour, under his sombrero and with his back against the wall. At least, none of the other Mexican characters in the sketch look so ridiculously stereotypical.
  • Super Speed and Super Strength: Gained both with his bionic conversion.
  • The Speechless: He never speaks.

    Mo-Larr 
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"Looks like someone has not been flossing!"
Voiced by: Michael Ian Black

A relentlessly dedicated dentist in Eternia, who pulls rotten teeth out of hero and villain alike (but mostly Skeletor).


  • Ambiguously Jewish: His real name is Moe Larrstein.
  • Defictionalization: A real Mo-Larr toy for the He-Man series was made by Mattel in 2010, complete with a dentist chair, tools, and a Skeletor toy missing one tooth.
  • Heroic Build: As befits any male born in Eternia.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: "Mo-Larr: Eternian Dentist" retells his college education as if it was a Superhero Origin story.
  • Punny Name: His Eternian name is read just like "molar", the tooth.
  • Serious Business: He takes dentistry very seriously and will not accept an appointment being cancelled, even if he has to fight beast men and capture a supervillain for it. He will also not dispense any other medical care, even if the patient is bleeding from having her feet amputated.
  • True Neutral: A "one-dimensional asshole" who only cares about his craft.
  • Uncertain Doom: In "The Rescue", he is beaten by the Chicken and splatters some blood on the wall, but not to the extent of other characters who have their heads completely destroyed.

Reaccuring Characters From Other Media

    Superman 
    Batman 
    Joker 
    Santa 
    Darth Vader 
    Emporer Palpatine 
    Justice League 
    Leagion of Doom 

"Real" people

    Seth Green 
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Voiced by: Himself

The show's egotistical creator.


  • Adam Westing: Seth plays himself, with a massively inflated ego.
  • Boom, Headshot!: He is shot in the head. More than once.
  • Rousing Speech: Gives one to the recurring characters in "Beginning Season Five".
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: After the show gets canceled for the first time, he has the chance to go back in time and undo the event that caused it (a bucket of green paint falling over Keith Crofford).
  • Shoot the Dog: In "Robot Chicken Telethon", he threatens to shoot a puppy if people don't start calling to donate money in two minutes. Senreich shoots the puppy anyway, so he brings a backup monkey (which Senreich also shoots).
  • Vengeful Ghost: Comes back as a vengeful zombie in "Seth's Revenge", after Senreich kills him and takes over the show.

    Matthew Senreich 
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Voiced by: Himself

The show's second banana to Seth, and moderately more sane.


  • Adam Westing: Plays a ditzy, psychotic version of himself.
  • Axe-Crazy: At least two season finales have ended with him killing everyone.
  • Bad Acting: Let's say... he's a better writer than voice actor.
  • The Ditz: Occasionally. He goes on a shooting rampage in the Telethon when he was supposed to only shoot the puppy if nobody called. And he goes "Wow!" when reading it on his cellphone screen before realizing it's upside down and it actually reads "Mom".
  • Klingon Promotion: Becomes showrunner after killing Seth in "Seth's Revenge", which prompts him to come back for revenge.
  • The Lancer: And no one will let him forget it.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: In "Robot Chicken Telethon", he shoots the puppy before Seth is done talking. Then he shoots the backup monkey too.
  • Refuge in Audacity: When cornered by Seth's and other zombies, he shows them his contract and demands they allow him to write new sketches instead of being killed. It works.
  • Self-Deprecation: When Seth is killed in "Beginning Season Five", he cries that he will tell Seth's story. When he is also killed, Daniel says that he will also tell Seth's story, because it is more interesting than Matt's.
  • Trigger Happy: After shooting the puppy in the telethon, he also shoots the backup monkey and eventually everyone else present including Seth. His excuse is that his finger slipped every time.

    Mike Lazzo 
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"Oh man! Oh, by the way... you're canceled!"
Voiced by: Himself, Clark Duke

The all-powerful head honcho of [adult swim], always ready to cancel the show.


  • Big Bad: In almost any meta sketch, as he is shown either canceling the show or in favor of it.
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: Not giving a very favorable portrayal otherwise, either.
  • Hidden Depths: He is shown dancing to many different tunes at the end of Season 4.
  • Machete Mayhem: Attacks the Chicken with a machete during "The Rescue"...
  • Mutual Kill: ...Only to sink it on Crofford's back while Crofford accidentally hits him with his nunchucks. Subverted later because the Chicken has no patience to watch them die.
  • Nice Hat: Always wears a snow hat, regardless of setting or clothing.
  • Off with His Head!: In "The Rescue", the Chicken stomps his head on the ground, smashing it.
  • The Other Darrin: Originally voiced by the real Lazzo, and later by Clark Duke.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Portrayed as odd and quirky, at least.
  • Running Gag: Lazzo canceling the show.
  • Suddenly Sexuality: After accidentally injuring Crofford, he kisses and caresses him, leading into...
  • Together in Death: ...the Chicken killing them together.

    Keith Crofford 
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"These ratings... will be glorious!"
Voiced by: Himself, Matthew Senreich

The executive vicepresident of [adult swim].


  • Beleaguered Assistant: Implied in the sketch where he renews the show without consulting Lazzo, who is clearly not happy about it. However, he is not free of quirkiness himself.
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: Same deal with Lazzo.
  • Fighting with Chucks: Attacks the Chicken with nunchucks during the "Rescue".
  • Mutual Kill: ...only to hit Lazzo while he sinks his machete on Crofford's back. However, the Chicken kills them first...
  • Off with His Head!: ...by stomping their heads together.
  • Old Media Are Evil: He gloats more than once about how violence going up in Robot Chicken translates, or will translate on better ratings.
  • Only Sane Man: Downplayed. He is saner than Seth and Lazzo and acts as the Straight Man with them, but is no free of craziness himself.
  • The Other Darrin: Originally voiced by the real Crofford, and later by Senreich.
  • Suddenly Sexuality: After injuring Lazzo in "The Rescue" (who also injures him) he starts kissing and caressing him...
  • Together in Death: ...until the Chicken kills both.

    Joey Fatone 
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Voiced by: Himself

The former member of *NSYNC. You know, the fat one.


    Lindsay Lohan 
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"Darth Vader, who farts in Heaven... Halloween be the name!"
Voiced by: Breckin Meyer

A rather unflattering portrayal of the disgraced child actress.


  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Calls Munson a bad boy and falls instantly in love with him.
  • And Zoidberg: When she's revealed to be part of the V. invasion troops, she's trusted to... carry a cup of coffee. Which she immediately drops. She's then told to do anything she wants.
  • Breathing In Space: She flies through space without a suit at the end of "There can be only one Lohan" (a.k.a. Highlohander).
  • Bulletproof Human Shield: Acts as an involuntary one for the Gummy Bear in "Beginning Season Five".
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Voiced by Breckin Meyer, who is actually a man.
  • The Ditz: Portrayed with varying grades of stupidity.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: After winning "the Gift" in "There can be only one Lohan", she makes Earth explode and flies away to party with aliens in outer space.
  • Fan Disservice: Besides being a doll, she's portrayed as crash, vulgar, constantly drunk or insane, taking out any appeal from her curves and revealing outfits.
  • Fiery Redhead: Definitely at play in "There can be only one Lohan". Later iterations portray her more as stupid than fiery... but interestingly, that's after she dies her hair black and blond.
  • Flanderization: From a Cloud Cuckoo Lander with a violent streak in her first sketch to suicidally stupid by the V. parody.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: In "Bad Boy meets Damaged Girl with Daddy Issues", Munson moves in with her and her family and impregnates her between airings of her reality show, apparently.
  • Hero Insurance: During the first duel in "There can be only one Lohan", she destroys an office without the officinists caring at any point.
  • Hidden Depths: She can fight with a two-handed sword (courtesy of her Training from Hell with Ramirez), and she understands what the "Beginning Season Five" sketch is about from the beginning.
    Gummy Bear: Oh, who's even shooting at us?!
    Lindsay: It's just a metaphor for season five, stupid!
  • Lady Drunk: She chucks entire bottles down. But the worrying part is that she behaves the same when she doesn't.
  • Love at First Sight: She falls in love with Munson after seeing him (or seeing that he is a "bad boy"). Munson comes across as more opportunistic.
  • Malaproper:
    • Just read the quote (given while assaulting enemy trenches in "Beginning Season Five").
    • In "V: The Celebrity Rehab Invasion", she scolds the police for their lack of knowledge of Geography... when she obviously means Biology.
  • Monumental Damage: After killing Amanda Bynes in "There can be only one Lohan", she destroys the Hollywood sign while receiving "The Gift".
  • Off with His Head!:
    • Obviously done in "There can be only one Lohan", as it is a parody of Highlander.
    • In "V: The Celebrity Rehab Invasion", she thinks that being a lizard implies the ability to regrow a head, and procedes to remove her own herself to demonstrate. She kills herself instead.
  • Panty Shot: Gives a (blurred) one when she gets a Bridal Carry by Munson.
  • Potty Failure/Toilet Humor: In "Bad Boy meets Damaged Girl with Daddy Issues", she defecates in Daniel's family's backyard during a drunk bender. They assume it's her dog, and she does not correct them.
  • Pun: While being shot in "Beginning Season Five", she names her movies (The Parent Trap, Mean Girls, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Georgia Rule) before ending with I Know Who Killed Me.
  • Reptilians: In "V: The Celebrity Rehab Invasion", she appears as one of the alien Lizard Folk invaders.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: "Bad Boy meets Damaged Girl with Daddy Issues" gives her sister and mother the same voice and personality. By the end of the sketch, they all become pregnant at the same time.
  • They Call Me Mr Tibbs: While driving a speeboat in "Hannah Dakota", she insists on being addressed as "Captain Lohan".
  • Too Dumb to Live: Taken to extremes in the V. parody, where she is seen hitting a chair with her face for no reason, and then removes her own head in a futile attempt to prove that reptiles can regrow heads.
  • Took a Level in Badass: "There can be only one Lohan" reveals that she was trained in swordsmanship by Ramirez from a young age. She avenges him, receives "the Gift", and promptly destroys Earth.
  • Training from Hell: Her sword training in "There can be only one Lohan", done while she was filming The Parent Trap.
  • You, Get Me Coffee: Exaggerated in the V. spoof, where she is trusted to hold a cup of coffee, then to do whatever she wants when she fails to do even that.

    Britney Spears 
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Voiced by: Seth Green

The former teen pop star, and the person whom Seth Green presumably hated the most before transferring his sights to Lohan.


  • All Your Powers Combined: In "Enter the Fat One", she fuses herself with Christina Aguilera, Avril Lavigne, Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson to become the giant Kaiju-like "Britney Abomination" and kill him.
  • And Zoidberg: She doesn't consider Ashlee Simpson worthy of any introduction besides "Jessica Simpson's Sister" and tells her to shut up because "adults are talking".
  • Bigger Bad: She is the woman behind the Yakuzas in "Enter the Fat One".
  • Body Horror: Her fusion with other pop stars and transformation into the giant and aptly named "Britney Abomination", which has a head in place of each hand and foot.
  • Buried Alive: At the end of "Enter the Fat One".
  • Crossdressing Voices: Voiced by Seth Green himself.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Spears was already spoofed in a 1999 Robot Chicken-esque stop motion short by Seth Green, years before the series proper began.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: She shrugs when she drops her baby to its death while driving a spaceship in "V: The Celebrity Rehab Invasion".
  • Kaiju: The "Britney Abomination", which she transforms into when combining with other pop stars.
  • Decapitation Presentation: Santa Claus decapitates her and brings her head to the Coca-Cola executives when they suggest replacing him with her as their mascot.
  • Gasshole: One of the Bloopers! programs show her lighting up her farts in the company of her boyfriend.
  • Lethally Stupid: She carries her baby on her lap as she drives a spaceship without a covered cockpit, using the safety belts for her only. She then flies upside down, apparently trusting the baby to remain in place somehow. Obviously, the child plummets to its death.
  • Noodle Incident: It is never explained why she hates and wanted to murder REO Speedwagon.
  • Reptilians: She is revealed to be one of the invaders in the V. spoof.
  • The End... Or Is It?: The parody of The Stinger in "Enter the Fat One" reveals that she's actually Buried Alive and is clamoring for vengeance against Fatone.
  • Unfinished Business: After being told that the Yakuza killed the *NSYNC by mistake, she says she has this with REO Speedwagon.
  • Who Writes This Crap?!: At the end of "Enter the Fat One", she says that the joke sucked and that this cannot be the end of the sketch.
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