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The eponymous chicken is a Reality Warper with a thing for weird crossovers.
  • Nah, that's probably the scientist from the opening.

The chicken has learned pattern recognition.
The sketches are gradually getting longer, and fuller in detail. This is how it appears to us, but the sketches have always been like that and the chicken is only just now starting to notice.

Just restating what was originally said on one episode
The chicken is metaphor, for the viewer, "Being forced to sit through this crap"

The mad scientist works for the Gizmonic Institute
The copyrighted characters that have been parodied are really what they are like after their respective shows end.
All the characters featured on the show, from Star Wars to Thunder Cats to He-Man are all really what they are like when their respective shows have been canceled. Kinda what they would be like if there was a meta behind the scenes thing going on. Hell most of them are voiced by their respective actors too.

Calvin is Fumbles.
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After spending his life in an institution he educated himself so he could get a PHD, but he still had the urge to kill even without his tiger. And the rest is history....

  • Seems to be supported by the title of the skit on YouTube: "Our Newest Member, Calvin".

The Bloopers guy is in Hell.

As evidenced by A: The fact he commits suicide every episode and B: The fact that it turns out There's no one in the audience, just disembodied voices.

There will be a MLP:FiM parody soon

Just seems kinda obvious, considering everything else they've parodied.

  • Sadly (and shockingly), this doesn't seem to be the case. The closest thing we got was the title of the show being referenced in the title of the 3rd DC Comics Special "Magical Friendship".

There will be a Monster High parody soon
Confirmed!

There will be a Steven Universe parody soon
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The Mad Scientist is an insane Show Producer
Recently though, he's produced so much stuff, some of which is alternative versions of things he's already produced, that he has to get a test audience to choose what stuff is good and what stuff is bad. Sadly, real people completely hated everything. The Mad Scientist decided that he would force people to watch his shows until they picked a good amount of shows to pitch to a network. He's found out after he kidnaps a child and he flees to the castle where he finds a rotting chicken corpse and turns it into a Robot Chicken to basically pick the shows. Since the chicken can't talk, however, he really can't say anything positive or negative. Therefore, Robot Chicken will continue for a long time, especially since now the Mad Scientist is the one captured and the Chicken is subjecting him to his own programs.

Avatar: The Last Airbender will be parodied in a future episode.
Considering how other Nicktoons were parodied in this show, this one seems kind of obvious.

Bitch Pudding used to be known as Banana Pudding.
This is why she dresses in yellow and white. However, she was berry bitchy to everyone, so they started calling her Bitch Pudding. She revels in the new monicker

Bitch Pudding has a brother...well, a sister now.
Bitch Pudding was raised with a transexual brother named Plum Pudding. Their parents (Hasty and Tapioca) weren't berry accepting of a M2F trans child, causing much strife in the family. Even though the attention Plum was getting was negative, Little Banana Pudding still felt ignored and acted out in order to get attention. Plum has since gotten the sexual reassignment surgery she always wanted and lives happily in Strawberryland, but her sister is stuck in the habit of being a bitch.

Phineas and Ferb will be parodied in an episode
It's the top cartoon on Disney right now. Robot Chicken is sure to tear into it eventually.

Robot Chicken supports Battle of the Planets-esq Anime dubs over other forms of anime dubbing

There will be one more Star Wars special.
With the new movies coming out and ripe for parodying, they'd be fools not to take advantage. No clue when they'd do it, though my guess would be every three movies. Definitely hoping they go a gag on the debate over Rey's parentage with an alien version of Maury.
  • Plus the return of Gary Phasma and his now grown up daughter Jessica

The scientist is turning the chicken into a weapon.
The real reason the scientist is forcing the chicken to watch all those skits? He wants to make the chicken smart on all those fictional worlds so that he can turn him into a weapon that already knows all about the worlds, and therefore knows how to destroy them easily.
The final episode of Season 9 will involve the Mad Scientist from the first few seasons freeing the chicken
Last time we saw him, he and the Chicken seemed to be enemies no more after they helped each other battle the Mad Sceintists son. With the Chicken now revived after being apparently frozen, its possible the Mad Scientist was as well and will be thawed out at the end of Season 9 in order to save the Chicken from his descendant.

Seth Green is in love with the 1980s.
Robot Chicken is a way for Seth Green to bring back TV sitcoms and cartoons he enjoyed as a kid back in the 1980s. Sure the characters get ridiculed and poked fun of in the skits, but Seth HAS to do this to avoid copyright from their owners (look up parody and fare use).

The two gunners defending the beach from the RC crew were Lazzo and Crofford
If RC managed to destroy the bunker (as the Chicken did), the show would get renewed.
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The Fairly OddParents! will be parodied in a future episode.
A possible idea for a sketch is a Deadpool 2 ending parody where Chloe Carmichael goes back in time and gets rid of Sparky to "clean up the timeline".

Season 5 was partially responsible for the chicken's freakout in the season finale.
I'll confess. Outside of the Bitch Pudding special, I haven't seen any Robot Chicken past the end of season 4. But I have heard plenty about the show from both my uncle who still watches it, and through reading about it online, mostly by way of the Dethroning Moment of Suck page and the reactions to the several season 5 sketches within. I also know that in the season 5 finale, the mad scientist kidnapped the chicken's wife and the chicken broke free of his restraints to rescue his wife from the scientist. My theory from these peripheral facts is, what if the chicken reacted to the needlessly gruesome and mean-spirited sketches that comprised season 5 in the same manner much of the viewership who are willing to talk about it did (since the framing device is that he's being forced to watch much of the skits), and that he was already on the verge of raging out by the end of it, and the scientist kidnapping his wife was the straw that broke the camel's - or in this case, chicken's - back?

The series takes place in the same universe as The Dreamstone, and all the sketches are just the copyrighted characters being parodied having nightmares that Zordrak sent them while they slept
Would explain everything. Zordrak finally stole the Dreamstone and is sending nightmares to various dimensions other than the human world For the Evulz. The mad scientist is trying to stop Zordrak and get the Dreamstone back, so he reanimated the chicken to serve as a sort of watchdog. The mad scientist leaves the chicken in charge of trying to check if the nightmares get out of control while he goes off to a secret location with Rufus and Amberley where they plan furiously to save the vast omniverse and every multiverse contained within it.
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