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OVERRATED: 'Robot Chicken'

Part of the Cartoon Network's regular stable of rapid-fire gags served with a helping of gross-out humor, this regular collection of stop motion-animated morsels needs to mix up its formula. While there are moments of anarchic absurdity, building a series out of repeatedly putting beloved or cute characters such as "Calvin & Hobbes" into dark contexts so they can meet real-world ends isn't subversive. It just starts feeling kind of mean.
Cartoon Network / Adult Swim
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