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Lark Voorhies; Dustin Diamond; Mark-Paul Gosselaar; Dennis Haskins -NOTE- See also introduction on page 25 of same issue.

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ROBOT CHICKEN
Adult Swim · Aug. 31 · 11:30 PM · Number of episodes: 6

The Scoop
As the Adult Swim series returns, exec producer Seth Green and his merry band of stop-motion pranksters turn their attention to a show just begging to be parodied: Fox’s 24. ”We had a hard time trying to find our way into [spoofing] it because it’s so outrageous,” says Green. Their solution? ”We made Jack Bauer [into] Dracula to see how that altered the dynamic of him interrogating people. For half the day, he’s in a coffin.” While Kiefer Sutherland didn’t get to lend his pipes for the show, another late-’80s sensation did. ”Oh, my gosh, man, we got Sir Mix-A-Lot to do a Knights of the Round Table sketch,” says Green excitedly. ”We wrote the rap for him, and then he added his own flourishes to make it his own…. I mean, we try to rap and sing on the show, and we’re terrible performers in that capacity. So every once in a while it’s nice to get a professional to show you just why they get paid to do that for a living.”
Screech, Meet Jigsaw
”We have a really great Saved by the Bell sketch coming up,” raves Green, ”if you can imagine Saved by the Bell crossed with Saw. The greatest thing is, this is the first unofficial Saved by the Bell reunion. We got Mario Lopez, Lark Voorhies, Dustin Diamond, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Mr. Belding, Dennis Haskins — who was pretty f—ing awesome, by the way.” Well, of course he was. —Adam B. Vary