The Robot Chicken panel at this year’s New York Comic Con was every bit like the show it was there to honor and discuss — that is to say, chock full of rapid-fire jokes, non sequiturs, cursing, and plenty of raunchiness.
While the panel stayed mum on many of next season’s secrets, they did say a large order for M.A.S.K. toys had been placed, and they were more than ready with sometimes candid, but always funny, responses to audience questions. When asked about the possibility of an Austin Powers 4, Robot Chicken creator Seth Green excitedly answered, to paraphrase, “Yeah, guys, I’ve been waiting to tell you — no.”
He then aimed a small jab at the actor behind the shagadelic spy, saying, “I think Mike Myers is still smarting from The Love Guru.
As talk turned to the creative process behind Robot Chicken, Breckin Meyer, writer and castmember, revealed that Green’s habit of laughing at an idea before flat-out rejecting it made him want to lunge over the table at him. The panelists also acted out some of their favorite rejected and cut sequences. Highlights were a longer version of the Spaceworm sequence with the word “penis,” and a scene where Luke Skywalker and Han Solo duck into an alley for a little “light saber” action with Solo remarking, “Let’s blow this thing.”
When the panelists weren’t fielding questions they were busy deciding how to respond to one audience member’s request for a sexy pose from Green. While Green joked that the next request would be for actual sex, Meyer, after teasingly lifting his shirt, decided his sexy pose involved him bending down towards Green’s crotch.
A fellow panelist was quick to remark, “Let’s blow this thing.”