Robot Chicken Features Arrow, The Flash and CW Shows In Recent Spoof
Animated series "Robot Chicken" joins the comic book craze with its recent spoof of "Arrow," "The Flash," and other CW shows.
According to ComicBook.com, the long-running animated gag series poked fun at the cable network and its current show lineup with the sketch "The Nerd on the CW."
The three-minute YouTube video (watch below) started with a nerd, who was voiced by "Family Guy" cast member Seth Green. The potentially narcoleptic wished to be part of the "cool" gang of "superheroes" and "sexualizing teenagers." While watching TV, he dozed off and was transported in a new place.
First stop is "Arrow." The nerd found out that he was wearing Arsenal's costume when Arrow arrived. Arrow told him about their mission to kill the bad guys but the nerd shot him down with a few references about the previous "Arrow" seasons. In the end, the nerd failed in the "not killing anyone" policy and ended up injuring all of them in a bad way.
The background changed and the nerd appeared as the beast from "Beauty and The Beast." He met up with the show's heroine, Kat, in an underground area. It seems that the nerd has a difference between the series and the Disney film in which it was loosely based from.
Before the make-out session happened, he travelled next to the S.T.A.R.s Labs as Barry "Flash." Harrison Wells came up to him with a bad news. A bank was being robbed, but he was too late and got the wrong address.
The spoof continued with other spoofs of non-comic book-related TV series such as "Jane The Virgin" and the now-cancelled "America's Next Top Model." The skit ended when the nerd up woke up from his dream.
The latest "Robot Chicken" episode garnered positive reactions from the real-life cast members of various The CW series.
Screen Crush reported that "The Flash" actor Grant Gustin, who plays as Barry/Flash, had fun with the sketch. He shared the article with the caption: "YESSSS. so good, Robot Chicken. @amellywood @cavanaghTom @Tha_Los @EmilyBett @colton_Haynes."
— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) November 5, 2015
Meanwhile, Gustin's co-star Tom Cavanagh shared that he voiced the "Robot Chicken"'s version of his character, Harrison Wells.
I do my own voicing. #Robotchicken https://t.co/Z9J6RhzMbT — Tom Cavanagh (@CavanaghTom) November 7, 2015
Similar to Cavanagh, actress Kristin Kreuk also lent her voice to her "Beauty and the Beast" character for the animated episode.
This was a ton fun to do. Hope you beasties enjoy. The Nerd on the CW--Robot Chicken--Adult Swim https://t.co/MDhNcNbYLf
— Kristin Kreuk (@MsKristinKreuk) November 6, 2015
"Robot Chicken" airs every Sunday on Adult Swim.