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Robot Chicken TWD Special


The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking airs October 8th and is going to feature a number of segments sure to rile up The Walking Dead fans, including one about a sitcom featuring Maggie and a post-Lucille Glenn still living together titled “Happy Glenndings.”

“I’m biased because I wrote it, but ‘Happy Glenndings’…that’s just one of those things we do on Robot Chicken: What happened after everybody went home?” Robot Chicken writer Breckin Meyer told Yahoo Entertainment.

The larger story of the special involves a group of fans visiting a Walking Deadmuseum full of artifacts like Daryl’s crossbow. The tour guide begins telling the history of The Walking Dead until an old man with an eyepatch, Old Man Carl, pulls aside Robot Chicken character The Nerd to give his version of the apocalypse as relayed through the bit in the Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special.

Old Man Carl, and young Carl, are voiced by Chandler Riggs, who is joined in the episode by his Walking Dead co-stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jon Bernthal, Lennie James, Steven Yeun, Scott Wilson, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Michael Rooker, and Josh McDermitt.

“[The special] is just this ultimate kind of love fest of The Walking Dead, of ‘Hey, let’s put this in, oh, we got to have Carl doing this, we gotta have Darryl’s crossbow, and Carl’s hat!’” Meyer said. “All of that. I think that was just the ultimate love letter to The Walking Dead.”

The idea to do a Walking Dead-themed episode of Robot Chicken actually started with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.

“I wish it were a more elaborate story,” Robot Chicken co-creator Matthew Senreich explained. “At San Diego Comic-Con, I do this annual dinner with a bunch of people… We all kind of started in comic books, and Robert Kirkman is one of those people. So we were sitting there during our annual dinner, and [Kirkman] was like, ‘Hey, you’ve done these DC specials for Robot Chicken, why don’t you do a Walking Dead?” And I was like, ‘OK.’ So, really, it was very casual, and we just kind of joked about it at that dinner.”

“That’s a testament to both AMC and Adult Swim and how well they play together, that we were able to pull something like this off,” added Robot Chicken co-creator Seth Green.

The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking premieres October 8th at midnight on Adult Swim.

The Walking Dead Season Eight premieres October 22nd at 9 pm ET on AMC.

Vatos Deleted Scene

Vatos Deleted Scene, The Walking Dead.


Season 2, After they flee the CDC, they think they can go to the hideout of their former enemies and maybe now friends, the Vatos who are hiding in a relatively secure “old folks home”.

They find the place over run by walkers.

Its a great idea doing a “sequel” to the Season 1 Vatos episode.  They never explained what happened…. WHO killed them? The Governors group?  The saviours were too far away.

I think this scene was cut because of a few logical errors in the writing.

If they could blast a swarm of walkers in one scene why kneel down and hide from ONE walker int he next scene. And how could Darryl figure out what happened before the two cops in the scene?


RIP George A. Romero

George A. Romero, ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Director, Dies at 77

George A. Romero, who launched the zombie film genre with his 1968 “Night of the Living Dead,” died on Sunday, Variety has confirmed. He was 77.

The director died in his sleep following a battle with lung cancer, according to a statement from his manager Chris Roe.

“Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero passed away on Sunday July 16, listening to the score of ‘The Quiet Man,’ one of his all-time favorite films, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero at his side,” the statement said. “He died peacefully in his sleep, following a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer, and leaves behind a loving family, many friends, and a filmmaking legacy that has endured, and will continue to endure, the test of time.”

Made in Pittsburgh on a budget of $114,000, “Night of the Living Dead” made $30 million and became a cult classic. Romero’s friends and associates in his Image Ten production company pooled their funds to make the film. Influenced by Richard Matheson’s novel “I Am Legend,” the black and white film about a group of people trapped in a Pennsylvania farmhouse who fall prey to a horde of the undead was said to be a critique of capitalism during the counter-culture era.

After “Night of the Living Dead,” he directed films including “There’s Always Vanilla,” “Season of the Witch,” and “The Crazies,” although none had the impact of his first film. His 1977 vampire arthouse pic “Martin” was somewhat more well-received.

He went back to zombies with “Dawn of the Dead,” which made more than $55 million on a half a million dollar budget, then made his third Dead movie with “Day of the Dead” in 1985.

His non-zombie films of that period gained more attention, including “Knightridgers” about jousters who re-enact tournaments on motorcycles and the anthology “Creepshow” written by Stephen King.

Among his other films from the 1980s and 1990s were “Monkey Shines,” Edgar Allen Poe adaptation “Two Evil Eyes,” in collaboration with Dario Argento, “The Dark Half’ and “Bruiser.”


He exec produced and updated his own screenplay for Tom Savini’s 1990 remake of “Night of the Living Dead.” He made a cameo appearance in “The Silence of the Lambs.” Romero was originally set to direct “Resident Evil,” but left the project due to creative differences.

His fourth Dead movie “Land of the Dead” was made in Toronto in 2005, starring Simon Baker, Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento and John Leguizamo.

He followed that with “Diary of the Dead” in 2008 and “Survival of the Dead” in 2010. He also worked on video games and wrote comic books.

Born in the Bronx, Romero’s father was Cuban and his mother Lithuanian. He graduated Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, then began shooting shorts and commercials, including a segment of “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.”

He is survived by his wife Suzanne and two children.


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