Editor Note: If you’re not caught up on The Walking Dead, this special and the review below will include spoilers.
It started with a dinner with the Robot Chicken crew. Robert Kirman asked why there was no The Walking Dead Special for the puppet comedy show, and a wonderful creation of inappropriateness was born.
The sketch comedy show takes place after the “walkerpocalypse” has ended, and the stereotypical nerd character is checking out the Walking Dead Museum. An old and life-worn Carl steps in to explain what really happened (okay, so this was made before the most recent season). Sit back and prepare for some Robot Chicken insanity, strong language, and many things you don’t want to have to explain to your kids until they are older; you know, typical Robot Chicken stuff. From Dale the RV King jumping over a child ala Free Willy, an inappropriate Magical Unicorn helping Rick get gas the hard way, to Hershel’s drunken alter ego boxing a kangaroo, the special takes away a little bit of the darkness of The Walking Dead with hilarious sketches and puppet figures. My personal favorite sketch is Carol’s “look at the flowers” scene, followed by her handling Lenny from Of Mice and Men, Old Yeller, and the guy from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The Glen sketches were still a bit hard to take as the scene from the TV show still haunts me.
Some of the best parts of this special have to do with the fact that almost every member of The Walking Dead cast participated, including the creator Robert Kirkman and executive producer Scott M. Gimple. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, and even Chris Hardwick do their own voices. Even Michael Rooker sings a racist love duet with a Walker. I highly recommend watching the Behind the Scenes special features, as it’s just as entertaining watching the process as the finished product.
The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking is available on DVD and Bluray March 27th. You can pre-order now.