Top 6 Steve Jobs Parodies in Animated Comedy

STEVE JOBS!

YOU CAN NO QUIT WORK! THAT LIKE JOHNNY CASH HAVE NO MONEY – @DRUNK HULK

Steve Jobs, we have so much to thank for the work you have done. Are we talking about the iPhones, iPods , the Macbooks and other Apple Products? Nope. Okay so we must be talking about the movies that his investment in Pixar has helped create? Not that either.

It’s the appearances that Steve Jobs has made in animated comedy. After Steve Jobs resigned from Apple he may be gone but not forgotten. Here is a tribute to the man behind the half eaten Apple in the Top 6 Parodies in Animated Comedy.

6. Robot Chicken – Zune Man

It’s a bird, it’s a plane – no it’s Zune Man

Apple is known for being revolutuary but what happens to those products that become obsolete. You remember the Compact Disk? It was like a CD but more…compact. Robot Chicken holds nothing back in showing how great those products were with the Zune – Man to the rescue as a bonus!

5. The Simpsons – Mypods and Boomsticks

The prices of Apples products – “Don’t get me started”

MyPods, MyPhones, MyCubes, MyPhonies and MyTunes. So many products you don’t need but it’s something about them that makes you want to fork out an arm and a leg to purchase a MyPod as The Simpsons would say. Lisa finds out the hard way of the prices at Mapple.

4. Super News – Steve Jobs Vs Bill Gates

PC or Mac, the age old arguement

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, the two heavy weights of computer retail are the spawn of the age old argument of nerdom. What’s better ? A Mac or PC but Super News give us a way to settle the feud. Instead of us arguing we will leave it to a battle between Gates and Jobs for a winner takes all battle royal.

3. College Humor – Charlie and the Apple Factory

The best new iPad feature? Golden tickets. 

You ever wonder what makes Apple so special. Why it looks so slick with such minimalism? College Humor takes a trip into the Apple factory, who knows what you may find. To be the man behind Apple you’d think you would have a bit of a personality but this is borderline insanity from Steve Jobs in this.

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2. Futurama – Attack of the Killer App

Why is it called an Eye – Phone? I’ll explain after I install it. 

“It’s $500, the battery can’t hold a charge and the reception isn’t very- shut up and take my money “. That couldn’t some up Apple enough. Their solution to the iPhone reception problem was – don’t hold the phone that way. There is the Crackberry for the Blackberry and Jobs has created the Crapple. Once you slide your finger over that glossy screen for the first time staring at your glorious apps – you’re hooked. Isn’t that right Fry?

1. South Park – HumancentiPad

Do you actually read the Terms and Agreements?

If you update your itunes without reading what you are agreeing to you can end up in the same situation as Kyle. To think with the ipad is mass production , what else can Steve Jobs produce. A product that’s part human, part centipede , part web browser and part emailing device- how about a product that just works with no catch 22’s.

Steve Job’s you will be missed but with you gone it’s going to be all on Bill Gates and well he’s kind of boring. 

Top 10: Rise of the Planet of the Cartoon Apes

Top 10 Cartoon Apes to rule the Planet

Time to make like a banana and leave

Here’s some food for thought. You have a range of Monkeys ranging from Orangutans to Gorillas raging through the city, but normal monkeys are not the ones to be afraid of – it’s the Cartoon Monkeys that cause all the trouble!

StayToonedIn.com list the Top Ten Cartoon Monkeys that would rise and rebel to create the Planet of the Cartoon Apes.

10.Rafiki

Rafiki is a mandrill hybrid who serves as an advisor to the Lion King. Since Ahadj ruled the Pridelands, Rafiki served as an advisor to Mufasa and even Scar so he is not to be taken lightly.

Coming up against a human, who knows what sort of magic he would use against you.

9.Evil Monkey

The name says it all. Chris Griffin has lived in fear for countless seasons while being tormented. The monkeys have it all planed out, while you run home in fear and lock the door behind you – run under your covers you think you’re in the clear. But lurking in that closet is the Evil Monkey waiting to pounce.

They only lucky thing for you is that the Evil Monkey was killed by the Evil Stewie Griffin, but I’m sure he’s still in their waiting for you to drop your guard.

8.Mr Teeny

Side kick of the famous Krusty the Clown  from The Simpson’s, I can honestly say it looks like he will drop dead at any time. He’s accustomed to the fast life with chain-smoking and booze binges a staple of his partying diet. I don’t know how monkey’s age but he’s not got long left; exactly why you should fear him all the more.

A man who has nothing to lose is unbeatable, a monkey that has nothing to lose , well just run!! Good luck with that, he has skates on too.

7.Stoopid Monkey

You may not recognize this monkey but it’s the logo behind the stop motion comedy Robot Chicken. Just because it’s called Stoopid Monkey doesn’t mean it doesn’t know how to get you. Remember the Rise of the Planet of the Apes erupted into a riot because a monkey was called Stoopid constantly.

Not to mention the fact that most of Robot Chickens humor comes from shock value violence, what does that tell you about the Stoopid Monkey now?

6.Donkey Kong

First of, do you know how strong a Gorilla is? Not to give you a science lesson but an adult gorilla’s upper body strength is six times more powerful than an adult human. Meaning Donkey Kong is packing some serious bone breaking muscles.

Don’t forget that he’s use to chasing Mario all over the place, getting on the bad side of Donkey Kong will result in more than bananas being split.

5.Primeape

By the time you’ve flipped out the Pokedex to see what’s coming at you, it would have been too late.

This Pokemon is known for going berserk – Good luck trying to capture him with a pokeball! Throwing a ball at it would probably make it angrier. I’m pretty sure that it would riot in the streets without the other rebellious apes.

4.Mojo JoJo

Stop now if you’re thinking- he gets beaten up by three schoolgirls constantly because I’m sure many would be beaten up by anyone who uses chemical X.

Mojo Jojo is hardcore evil. With he’s intelligence, the mad scientist simian will launch great war tactics that will rival even the greatest in the human armed forces.

3.Super Monkey

Now if this isn’t Caesar twin I don’t know who is. Super Monkey is Dexter’s caged monkey, who often gets experimented on in Dexter’s Laboratory. Sound familiar? Caesar wants to over throw the world, while Monkey works for a secret global agency but if you get on the wrong side of the flying, super strength, laser shooting monkey all hell will break loose.

2 + 1 Goku and Vegeta

Goku and Vegata!! Goku AND Vegeta. Why the need to say it twice – well there’s two of them!! These two wild monkeys are Saiyans, a monkey type race that are born for ruthless battles.

If they are not scouting the universe taking over planets with high speed punches and kicks- equipped with the ability to shoot concentrated atom bomb energy beams out of the hands, they are in the gym working out at 100 times the earth’s gravity. All of this in stage one of their transformations. The Goku and Vegeta you see now are at Super Saiyan 4.

If you still can’t imagine the force they bring it’s rumoured that Goku alone could defeat Superman!

What Can Be Done to Save Us?

Read over at Dead Homer’s Society for a great Readers Digest Edition entitled Getting Off the Planet of the Apes. If you’re thinking to yourself – “This is my planet I aint going nowhere!” Then I would tell you two things; one you just said a double negative and two call this man to help you.

Troy Mclure

EMMY NOMINATIONS: ‘Robot Chicken’ UP, ‘Family Guy’ DOWN

It seems today that all you see…

Robot Chicken Celebrated

You remember that show with the dysfunction family, where they had a father who couldn’t catch a cold if he tried? The Simpsons? Nooo Family Guy! Oh course you do, two summers ago it was the first animated series in nearly a half-century to score an Emmy nom for Best Comedy Series.

Now things have changed and it hasn’t come close to getting a sniff for Outstanding Animated Program. Guess who has got the applause, I’ll give you a clue “BUCK-BUCK-BUCK-BUCK” – Any idea? Robot Chicken of course, which was nominated for both Outstanding Animated Program and Outstanding Short-Form Animated Program. The Cartoon Network show also received an Outstanding Voice-Over Performance nom for Seth Green.

MacFarlane has more to offer

Oh but don’t knock MacFarlane out of the Animated race just yet. Family Guy may have taken a bow but Cleveland Show has picked up the baton. It will compete against not only Robot Chicken but Matt Stone’s and Trey Parker’s South Park as well, including Matt Groening’s Futurama and the long standing Simpsons.

“Futurama” (Maurice LaMarche) and “The Simpsons” (Dan Castellaneta — aka the voice of Homer and Krusty) also received voice-over performance nominations. Family Guy wasn’t completely knocked off it’s stride receiving four noms in music and sound categories.

Who do you want to win the animated Emmy race?

2011 Animation Emmy Nominations

Animated Primetime Emmy nominations

The Emmy Award Nominations were announced today with many big budget animations going for the win. The likes of Family to Robot chicken are all included.

I would have liked to seen Archer included in the line up. It’s not a Matt Stone and Trey Parker product nor is it part of Animation Domination but it is freakin’ hilarious to watch and at least needs some recognition, right?

Nomination List

Outstanding Animated Program

  • The Cleveland Show, “Murray Christmas”
  • Futurama, “The Late Philip J. Fry” (My Pick)
  • Robot Chicken, “Star Wars Episode III”
  • The Simpsons, “Angry Dad – The Movie”
  • South Park, “Crack Baby Athletic Association”

Outstanding Short-format Animated Program

  • Adventure Time, “It Came From The Nightosphere”
  • Disney Prep & Landing, “Operation Secret Santa” (My Pick)
  • Regular Show, “Mordecai And The Rigbys”
  • Robot Chicken, “Robot Chicken’s DP Christmas Special”
  • SpongeBob SquarePants, “That Sinking
    Feeling”

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

  • Futurama, “Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences,”Maurice LaMarche as Lrrr & Orson Welles
  • The Looney Tunes Show, “Jailbird And Jailbunny,” Bob Bergen as Porky Pig
  • Robot Chicken, “Catch Me If You Kangaroo Jack,”Seth Green
  • The Simpsons, “Donnie Fatso,” Dan Castellanetaas Homer Simpson, Krusty the
    Clown, Barney Gumble, Louie

 Who is your money on?

Adult Swim Programming Line Up for 2011-2012

Adult Swim Programming Line Up for 2011-2012

Adult Swim releases details of all its upcoming shows for 2011-2012.

Adult Swim celebrated a new slate of programming for the 2011-12 season last night during their star-studded annual Upfront event in New York City. Coming off a stellar first quarter, in which the network added an hour of primetime to its schedule, Adult Swim ranked as cable television’s #1 network for total day delivery of adults 18-34 and adults 18-49. Adult Swim also has ranked #1 in total day delivery of adults 18-24 and men 18-24 every quarter since becoming its own individually ranked network in 2005 (23 consecutive quarters).

New original series and specials:

THE VENTURE BROS. SPECIAL – FROM THE LADLE TO THE GRAVE: THE STORY OF SHALLOW GRAVY –

See the Venture Family as you’ve never seen them before: in a 15-minute documentary-style animated special. Follow the meteoric rise, the equally meteoric fall, and the decidedly un-meteor-like second coming of the most important band Hank Venture, Dermott Fitctel and H.E.L.P.eR. robot have ever been in: Shallow Gravy. If you’re hungry for rock, then open wide, because here comes a ladle of heavy metal fire and metaphoric meat drippings. Launched on Adult Swim in August 2004, The Venture Bros. is an inspired spoof of 1960s action cartoon shows such as Johnny Quest. Created by Jackson Publick III (King of the Hill, The Tick), the 30-minute animated series follows the bizarre misadventures of the Venture family. The Venture Bros. Special – From the Ladle to the Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy premieres July 24 on Adult Swim.

· BLACK DYNAMITE –

Based on 2009′s critically-acclaimed feature film, Black Dynamite, the new 30-minute animated series will premiere in the spring of 2012. The Black Dynamite animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character, Black Dynamite, and his crew. Under the direction of Carl Jones (The Boondocks), the series features The Voice talent of Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Kym Whitley and Byron Minns, all of whom starred in the feature film. The feature film is an outrageous action comedy-spoof that follows ex-CIA agent and full-time ladies man, Black Dynamite, who’s out to avenge the death of his brother against kung-fu masters, drug-dealing pimps and The Man. Black Dynamite, the animated series, is being produced by Ars Nova Entertainment. Carl Jones is executive producer. Jon Steingart and Jillian Apfelbaum also serve as executive producers. Brian Ash is co-executive producer. Scott Sanders, Michael Jai White and Byron Minns are producers. Black Dynamite is being animated by Titmouse, Inc.

Returning series:

· AQUA UNIT PATROL SQUAD 1 –

The series formerly known as Aqua Teen Hunger Force is one of the most popular and longest-running original series on Adult Swim and has been retooled for glory and renamed Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1. Show creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, felt that after 100+ episodes, they really didn’t like the name. Now Frylock, Master Shake, Meatwad and their smelly neighbor Carl appears under a new banner and new theme song, which was written, composed and performed by Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and Alain Johannes. The closing theme shred guitar performance is by co-creator Maiellaro. The cast also does a lot of the things they’ve done over the past 10 years: look for a new place to put their stuff, pay rent, make gut-wrenching decisions and talk about life while sipping herbal tea. Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 premiered May 8 and continues every Sunday at 11:45 p.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim.

· ROBOT CHICKEN –

Robot Chicken uses stop-motion animation to bring pop-culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format. The Emmy Award(R)-winning series began airing in February 2005 and remains the top-rated original series on Adult Swim. Robot Chicken is created and executive produced by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich under their Stoopid Monkey Productions, in conjunction with Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico’s ShadowMachine Films. Green and Senreich also executive produce, write and, with Chris McKay, direct the series, with Green providing many of the voices. Season 5 part 2 premieres this fall.

· SUPERJAIL! –

In April the hit series Superjail! slammed back in general population for a second season of destruction and continues to premiere on Sundays at midnight (ET, PT) on Adult Swim. Double the insanity. Double the crazy. Double the pain of being kicked in the guts really hard. Superjail! returns to Adult Swim with ten new episodes produced at Titmouse Studios in N.Y. Series creators and executive producers Christy Karacas (Cartoon Sushi, Robotomy) and Stephen Warbrick (Beavis and Butthead, Daria) teamed up again to take this over-the-top animated series to the next level. Chris McCulloch (The Venture Bros.) returned as a consulting producer this season and lent his talents with story editing and voice-overs.

Information Via TV by the numbers 

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Top 5 James Bond Cartoon Parodies

How do you like your parodies? Shaken not Stirred.

James Bond one of and if not the most famously known Spy to hit the screens since the word Undercover meant more than getting into bed has influenced many cartoons.

Ranging from Looney Tunes to Futurama, all have had their parodies included in some shape or form – and who can blame them. There is so much material that whole episodes can be used for a plot let a lone a simple line from any of the Bond movies.

Question is what shows do it best? Here is a list of couple that trigger the funny bone.

1.Robot Chicken – The name’s Hashanah, Ross Hashanah

Do you expect me to talk ?
“No mister Hashanah, I expect you to eat this BLT!” 


Robot Chicken’s very own Jewish Bond named Ross Hashanah.  The clip references many Jewish stereotypes in addition to Bond cliches, such as cheapness, an unwillingness to eat pork and a stereotypical Jewish accent. Hashanah even has a Star of David as a weapon of choice.

2.Roger as Tearjerker- American Dad

In the American Dad! episode “Tearjerker”, the James Bond formula is strongly parodied with each character taking up a role that can be found in a Bond story.

The whole episode was based on the family becoming characters from the Bond films with Stan as Bond himself. We know of Bond to be smart, cunning, skilled gambler and a fox with the ladies problem is Stan Smith isn’t any of the previously mentioned in fact he is a poor gabler who is still a virgin. Hard times- or not, if you catch mydrift.

3.Pokemon Giovanni

Head Poncho of Team Rocket

The boss of the infamous Team Rocket from the world of Pokemon trying to take over the world and control all Pokemon. Doesn’t that sound like a Bond thing to you? Although there isn’t Ash Ketchum in a Bond manner we can see the influence from Ernst Stavro Blofeld from the Bond Films. Bond and villains seem to spend their days stroking pussies. Strange.

4.Inspector Gadget

Go Go Gadget – (insert anything here to appear-yep seriously anything)

One thing Bond is known for, is the gadgets the spy uses from laser pens to a rocket launching watch. Yes that’s right a watch so who else can would fit the bill more than a walking gadget machine. Inspector Gadget  has to foil the plans of The Claw who again is carbon copy of  Ernst Stavro Blofeld just as Pokemon’s Giovanni.

5.Archer

“I don’t like to make that comparison but… yeah, basically.”


Last and by no means least is Archer. A spy from Isis secret agency who actually is one of the only cartoon parodies to take note of James Bond and call himself a better spy. Who knows maybe he is. Archer is completely based on Bond and there is a constant stream of references to the spy life that answers the questions to what Bond would have been like as a loose cannon.

Was I too biased?

Well there are plenty of other cartoons that have used Bond in one way or another, Simpsons already did it  and Futurama have used it in All My Circuits. Can you think of any others that have made you chuckle?

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