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Darth Vader calls the Emperor
May 26, 2006 9:27 PM   Subscribe

Darth Vader calls the Emperor. From Adult Swim, Darth Vader calls Emperor Palpatine to break some bad news. Laughter ensues.
posted by Trinkers (37 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
now that we've seen Darth Vader as a whiny kid, a whiny adolescent and a whiny 20-something it a lot more difficult to take him seriously as a seriously evil old man.

which is to say that i feel Palpatine's pain.
posted by striatic at 9:32 PM on May 26, 2006


I'm pretty sure I saw this episode. I'm about out on robot chicken really, kind of a one trick pony.
posted by puke & cry at 9:36 PM on May 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


The Emperor sounded one helluva lot like Family Guy's Quagmire. I half expected the Emperor to say something like;

"As you can see, my young apprentice, your friends have failed. Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station! Giggidy giggidy!"
posted by Effigy2000 at 9:43 PM on May 26, 2006


Look, if you're not going to take this seriously, I'm out.
posted by homunculus at 9:51 PM on May 26, 2006


It's just begun!
posted by homunculus at 9:55 PM on May 26, 2006


That wouldn't have been nearly as good without the "i love you, too." at the end.
posted by stavrogin at 10:08 PM on May 26, 2006


Some laughter ensues, but not much.
posted by mrnutty at 10:19 PM on May 26, 2006


The Emperor sounded one helluva lot like Family Guy's Quagmire.

It is Quagmire. Since Seth Green works on Family Guy, he gets all the other cast members to do voices for Robot Chicken. I often hear the Meg character doing young woman voices on Robot Chicken, and Seth MacFarlane does a great deal sounding like Brian and Quagmire along the way.
posted by mathowie at 10:30 PM on May 26, 2006


very funny!
to keep in the [adult swim] vein:
Sealab 2021 - Stimutacs - It's like a koala bear crapped a rainbow in my brain!
(could be old sh- but /i/ had never seen this before lately)
posted by zenzizi at 10:33 PM on May 26, 2006


posted by homunculus at 11:51 PM CST on May 26

Thanks, glad to see that one here. IMHO one of the funniest Star Wars bits ever. I thought the one in the FPP probably ran a bit long, especially compared to most Robot Chicken skits.
posted by First Post at 10:54 PM on May 26, 2006


Trinkers, thanks, I love that video!
posted by nickyskye at 11:01 PM on May 26, 2006


The entire first season of Sealab 2021 is worth having on DVD, zenzizi. Hit up Amazon.

"Fignuts!"
posted by Mikey-San at 11:34 PM on May 26, 2006


Yes, it's Seth MacFarland. The "Meg" character voice is actually Mila Kunis, the dark haired girl from "That Seventies Show". She's on every Robot Chicken.
posted by Dunwitty at 11:38 PM on May 26, 2006


so obvious personal incentive aside at what point can i say zomg look here.

Is that worth a meta?
posted by sourbrew at 11:57 PM on May 26, 2006


That's pretty funny. I liked the ships in the background.
posted by cribcage at 11:58 PM on May 26, 2006


Hahah so funny I had tears in my eye just laughing my arse off.
posted by arrowhead at 12:04 AM on May 27, 2006


They have a few full episodes of robot chicken on google videos. Recently discovered this series (as the UK doesn't get adult swim.) Funny stuff.
posted by slimepuppy at 1:51 AM on May 27, 2006


Jesus man, thanks... really.
posted by tatnasty at 2:37 AM on May 27, 2006


The attempt on my life has left me scarred and deformed, but I assure you... my resolve has never been stronger!
posted by nthdegx at 3:50 AM on May 27, 2006


This is the last time I bring presents to Japan.
posted by basicchannel at 4:37 AM on May 27, 2006


They could've ended it after the collect call from Darth gag and it'd have been classic. Darth calling collect... that's so ridiculous I just have to chuckle out loud.
posted by dopamine at 5:31 AM on May 27, 2006


I dug this.
posted by chicobangs at 5:38 AM on May 27, 2006


"Now he's crying" * snigger *

V funny
posted by dodgygeezer at 5:58 AM on May 27, 2006


I saw this a couple of weeks ago, and thought it one of the funniest Star Wars based skits I've seen.

It single-handedly reminded me to re-add Robot Chicken to my TiVo queue.

I'm still impressed by their modeling ability.
They make it look pretty damned easy.
posted by Busithoth at 6:16 AM on May 27, 2006


I've seen this many times, and it continues to amuse me. I think the stop motion work is very well done as well.
posted by juiceCake at 6:25 AM on May 27, 2006


I think my favorite robot chicken sketch is the swedish chef one.
posted by graventy at 6:46 AM on May 27, 2006


If we're listing favorites: the cast of Final Fantasy 7 at the local burger joint.
posted by longdaysjourney at 7:21 AM on May 27, 2006


If we're listing favorites: "Your grave motherf*cker!!"
posted by dobie at 7:37 AM on May 27, 2006


See also.
posted by dobie at 7:40 AM on May 27, 2006


It's like a koala bear crapped a rainbow in my brain!

that was the high point of adult swim and it's been down hill ever since.
posted by 3.2.3 at 8:48 AM on May 27, 2006


This was the high point.

"Ahh, mercury... sweetest of the transition metals."

Would you eat a rectal thermometer?

Ah-cha-cha-chacha-cha!
posted by Eideteker at 8:55 AM on May 27, 2006


That went well with the Weird Al my brother has been playing non-stop lately.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 10:58 AM on May 27, 2006


All comedy involving Palpatine is teh funny. QED.
posted by mcwetboy at 2:29 PM on May 27, 2006


Panda-bear. That's where I lost it.

Good stuff.
posted by thanotopsis at 8:03 PM on May 27, 2006


Robot Chicken is easily one of my favorite shows right now. My guess is that people that didn't grow up through the 70's & 80's though are probably missing a lot.
posted by webfanatic at 10:51 PM on May 27, 2006


I want to see Vader vs. Juggernaut.
posted by homunculus at 11:18 PM on May 27, 2006


Robot Chicken's great stuff. I was turned onto it by following the meme that came with Optimus Prime dying of prostate cancer last year.
posted by davelog at 5:33 AM on May 30, 2006


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