A trio of fast-food items works to solve mysteries in an edgy adult cartoon. The brains of the group is Frylock, a floating box of fries, but Master Shake does a lot of the talking, most of it aimed at making life miserable for Meatwad, a sweet-natured ball of meat. Recurring characters include neighbor Carl, supercilious Mooninites (lunar creatures) Ignigknot and Err, and mad scientists Dr. Weird and Steve.
"Jonny Quest" gets an irreverent but affectionate spoofing in this animated series chronicling the sometimes hair-raising adventures of Hank and Dean Venture, the not-especially-bright twin sons of pill-popping "super-scientist" Dr. Thaddeus "Rusty" Venture. Luckily (for the most part), their safety is overseen by a security guard who uses his license to kill every chance he gets.
Part-American, part-Scandinavian death-metal band Dethklok has a lingering effect on its fans, who take the words seriously and do anything Dethklok lyrics say. The government fears the band's influence and sets out to destroy it by covert means; for example, by sending military pharmaceutical psychotropic drug manufacturers. Deemed sociopaths for tossing hot coffee at their concert attendees, two of the band members are alcoholics, and they all have self-esteem issues.
Actor Seth Green ("Family Guy") and Matthew Senreich created the off-the-wall comedy hit, which is a series of pop-culture parodies using stop-motion animation of toys, action figures and dolls. The title character was an ordinary chicken until he was run down by a car and subsequently brought back to life in cyborg form by mad scientist Fritz Huhnmorder, who tortures Robot Chicken by forcing him to watch a random selection of TV shows, the sketches that make up the body of each episode. The show often features special episodes built around a single theme, including "Star Wars" and DC Comics.
After having been missing for nearly 20 years, Rick Sanchez suddenly arrives at daughter Beth's doorstep to move in with her and her family. Although Beth welcomes Rick into her home, her husband, Jerry, isn't as happy about the family reunion. Jerry is concerned about Rick, a sociopathic scientist, using the garage as his personal laboratory. In the lab, Rick works on a number of sci-fi gadgets, some of which could be considered dangerous. But that's not all Rick does that concerns Jerry. He also goes on adventures across the universe that often involve his grandchildren, Morty and Summer.
This off-the-wall assortment of bogus TV commercials, fake phone calls and inappropriate comic sketches features Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, the creators of "Tom Goes to the Mayor." The show features appearances by a variety of celebrities -- a list that includes David Cross, John Mayer, John C. Reilly and "Weird Al" Yankovic.
Superjail is the world's largest, most brutal prison. Built beneath a volcano, it is routinely the site of riots and murders. Its megalomaniacal warden doesn't like conventional prisons and has chosen to make his facility unlike any other. The warden's assistant, uptight Superjail accountant Jared, originally arrived at the jail as a prisoner but got his job after impressing the warden with his intelligence. Even the resident doctor gets in on the brutality of Superhail, for he regularly performs grotesque experiments on the inmates.
From the co-creators of "Sealab 2021," this tale revolves around a super villain named Killface and his struggle to destroy the world -- but he finds that global destruction is hard work. While Killface unenthusiastically deals with his tasks, his nemesis, billionaire playboy Xander Crews, is on the case. Xander's superhero alias, Awesome X, puts on a good face to make sure his action figure line of toys stays in business.
Old Town is a small, old-fashioned place that's slowly being overtaken by the modern world. Among its residents is the Goodman family, including 6-year-old Tommy. The innocent boy gets into adventures around town with his best friend, the family's lovable dog, Mr. Pickles. The pooch seems to be a sweet dog who loves pickles -- hence his name -- and he gets one whenever he's good! But Mr. Pickles has an evil streak that only Tommy's grandfather knows about: Mr. Pickles likes to wander off -- to kill and mutilate.
"China, IL" began life as a four-part miniseries (titled "China, Illinois") in 2008 and now is a full-blown series. It features Frank and Steve Smith, brothers who are professors in the history department of a state university in the titular town. The brothers are legends ... in their own minds, at least. As a result, they put themselves above education and are willing to sacrifice facts, lessons and syllabi for the sake of being awesome. That's the sign of a good professor, right? Maybe in some students' opinions.