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A Stop Motion series on Adult Swim, from Williams Street Productions. Created by Seth Green and Matt Senreich (editor of Toyfare, a magazine for action figure collectors), the show features a rapid-fire series of stop-motion shorts (inspired by Toyfare's Twisted Toyfare Theatre comics), ranging in length from a few seconds to several minutes long. The comedy in these shorts tends to vary wildly between Black Comedy, pop-culture parody and satire, out-and-out surrealism, or some combination of the three.

Most sketches are Dark Parodies involving "mashups", a collision of two pop-cultural items (usually one "innocent" and the other "mature") degenerating into chaos, like Mario and Luigi travelling to Vice City, Beavis and Butt-Head joining the Teen Titans, the Scooby Gang encountering Jason Voorhees, The Smurfs doing their version of Se7en, Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd reenacting a rap battle from 8 Mile, the Fraggles performing Watership Down, and the cast of Monster High meeting the Crypt Keeper.

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Following the cancellation of The Venture Bros. in 2020, the show took up the mantle of being the longest-running series on [adult swim]. Other networks have ordered more serialized stop-motion comedies from Green and company’s Stoopid Buddy Studios; the medieval peg-people epic Crossing Swords came out on Hulu in 2020, and AMC has picked up the urban baby-doll “Ultra City Smiths” for 2021.


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