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Robot Chicken

Robot Chicken is an American stop motion sketch comedy television series and executive produced for Adult Swim by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich along with co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root. The writers Green provide many of the voices. Senreich and Root were writers for the popular action figure hobbyist magazine ToyFare. Robot Chicken has won an Annie Award and six Emmy Awards. Robot Chicken is based on "Twisted ToyFare Theatre", a humorous photo comic-strip appearing in ToyFare: The Toy Magazine; the show's name was inspired by a dish on the menu at a West Hollywood Chinese restaurant, Kung Pao Bistro, where Green and Senreich had dined. The show was created and produced by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios in association with Stoop!d Monkey, Williams Street, Sony Pictures Television. The series first appeared as Sweet J Presents on the Sony website Screenblast.com in 2001. In the first episode, Conan O'Brien was a featured character, voiced by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.

Sweet J Presents ended after 12 episodes and moved to Cartoon Network's Adult Swim in 2005 as Robot Chicken, premiering on Sunday, February 20, 2005. Some television networks and sketch shows rejected Robot Chicken, including Comedy Central, MADtv, Saturday Night Live, Cartoon Network. However, someone at Cartoon Network passed the pitch along to Adult Swim, around the same time that Seth MacFarlane told Seth Green and Matthew Senreich to pitch the show to Adult Swim; the show mocks popular culture, referencing toys, television, popular fads, more obscure references like anime cartoons and older television programs, much in the same vein as comedy sketch shows like Saturday Night Live. It employs stop motion animation of toys, action figures and various other objects, such as tongue depressors, The Game of Life pegs, popsicle sticks. One particular motif involves the idea of fantastical characters being placed in a more realistic world or situation; the program aired a 30-minute episode dedicated to Star Wars which premiered June 17, 2007, in the US, featuring the voices of Star Wars notables George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Ahmed Best.

The Star Wars episode was nominated for a 2008 Emmy Award as Outstanding Animated Program. The show airs in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of E4's Adult Swim block, in Canada on Teletoon's TELETOON at Night block, in Australia on The Comedy Channel's Adult Swim block, in Russia on 2x2's Adult Swim block, in Germany on TNT Series' Adult Swim block, in Latin America on the I. Sat Adult Swim block. Many of the show's sketches from Sweet J Presents were redone for Robot Chicken; the series was renewed for a 20-episode third season, which ran from August 1, 2007, to September 28, 2008. After an eight-month hiatus during the third season, the show returned on August 31, 2008, to air the remaining 5 episodes; the series was renewed for a fourth season which premiered on December 7, 2008, ended September 20, 2009. In early 2010, the show was renewed for a sixth season. Season five premiered on December 12, 2010; the second group of episodes began broadcasting on October 23, 2011. The 100th episode aired on January 15, 2012.

In May 2012, Adult Swim announced they were picking up a sixth season of Robot Chicken, which began airing in September 2012. The seventh season premiered on April 13, 2014. Season eight premiered on October 25, 2015. Season nine premiered on December 10, 2017, it was confirmed at San Diego Comic Con 2018. On a stormy night, a mad scientist finds a road-killed chicken, which he takes back to his laboratory to re-fashion into a cyborg. Midway through the opening sequence, the titular chicken turns his laser eye towards the camera, the title appears amidst the "laser effects" as Les Claypool of Primus can be heard screaming "It's alive!" À la Frankenstein. Claypool composed and performed the show's theme song; the mad scientist straps the re-animated Robot Chicken into a chair, uses calipers to hold his eyes open, forces him to watch a bank of television monitors. In the episode "1987", Michael Ian Black claims in the "Best Robot Chicken Ever" sketch that this sequence tells the viewers that they are the chicken, being forced to watch the skits.

As a result, the show does not focus on the Robot Chicken until the 100th episode, when he makes his escape and kills the mad scientist when he takes his hen girlfriend Cluckerella. Beginning in the sixth season, a new opening sequence has been featured with a role reversal; the Robot Chicken comes upon the body of the scientist, decapitated. He decides to do to the scientist what the mad scientist did to him: add robotic parts to him, turn him into a cyborg, give him a laser eye strap him to the same chair he was strapped to and force him to watch the same TV monitors

Michael Finneran

Michael Finneran is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála for the Roscommon–South Leitrim constituency from 2007 to 2011, served as a Minister of State. A former psychiatric nurse, Finneran was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2002 general election for the Longford–Roscommon constituency, he was a member of Seanad Éireann from 1989 to 2002. On 13 May 2008, shortly after Brian Cowen became Taoiseach, he was appointed as Minister of State at the Department of the Environment and Local Government with special responsibility for Housing, Urban Renewal and Developing Areas; the title was changed to Housing and Local Services in 2009. He retired from politics at the 2011 general election

Municipality of Hrpelje-Kozina

The Municipality of Hrpelje-Kozina is a municipality in the Littoral region of Slovenia. A major border crossing to Italy is located in the municipality at the village of Krvavi Potok, it connects to Pese di Grozzana in the Municipality of San Dorligo della Valle near Trieste on the Italian side. Its main settlements are Kozina. Other population centers are Artviže, Bač pri Materiji, Brezovica, Brezovo Brdo, Gradišče pri Materiji, Gradišica, Hotična, Klanec pri Kozini, Kovčice, Krvavi Potok, Markovščina, Mihele, Mrše, Obrov, Odolina, Orehek pri Materiji, Petrinje, Poljane pri Podgradu, Povžane, Prešnica, Ritomeče, Rodik, Rožice, Skadanščina, Slope, Tublje pri Hrpeljah, Velike Loče, Vrhpolje. Media related to Hrpelje - Kozina municipality at Wikimedia Commons Municipality of Hrpelje-Kozina on Geopedia