Pop is officially devouring itself. The Hollywood Reporter brings us the surreal news that the creators of Robot Chicken — the Adult Swim parodyfest behind two hit Star Wars parodies — will now be working on an actual Star Wars comedy cartoon. This news is completely bananas (a Star Wars sitcom?) but if you ask me, this could be just the adrenaline shot that the Star Wars franchise needs. After all, this Chicken scene is easily smarter than the entirety of Revenge of the Sith.
So, Star Wars fans, give us your 25-word-or-less sitcom pitches for the new animated comedy. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Give Me a Hand: An Office-style mockumentary set in a factory that designs cyborg hands, a business model that starts to fail them after the Empire falls and no one loses their hands in lightsaber duels.
My Three Clones: A family sitcom featuring Jango Fett, his son-clone Boba, and Boba’s heretofore-unknown clone-brothers Mogo and Kruga. The three brother-clones all try to kill each other. Hilarity ensues.
The Life and Times of Jabba the Hutt: A dark comedy about the corpulent slug-gangster and his minions, who all secretly want to kill him. (There was actually a classic comic series about this – check it out, Seth Green!)
That’s No Moon: A Sealab 2021-esque workplace sitcom set on the Death Star. The Death Star will explode at the end of every episode.
Little People, Big Galaxy: A charming buddy sitcom about a Jawa, an Ugnaught, and an Ewok who become friends and travel from world to world. All three are voiced by Warwick Davis.
Bespin City: A political comedy set in Cloud City, starring Lando Calrissian as the narcissistic mayor and Lobot as his straight-faced assistant.
PopWatchers, do you have any better ideas? Please? And what do you think about a sitcom Star Wars?