Parodies About The Walking Dead
Last year, Dave Chappelle did a parody of The Walking Dead for Saturday Night Live. Chappelle resurrected some of his classic characters from The Chappelle Show and then did his best Negan impersonation to kill them off, one by one.
Now, Robot Chicken is up to the same thing.
Robot Chicken, Parodies With Love
Writers Breckin Meyer and co-creator Matthew Senreich say that the sketch’s upcoming The Walking Dead special comes straight from the heart. At the San Diego Comic Con, the duo spoke about the upcoming season of their show.
“It’s similar to what we do with Star Wars, which is lampooning and doing parody, but it’s also done with this giant love for it. I mean there are things I’m not a huge fan of. I don’t know Star Trek all that well. I’ve seen the movies, never seen an episode of the show.”
“So when we lampoon Star Trek, or I write something, it’s like, “What do phasers do, what could they do that’s funny?” But with The Walking Dead, I love this show, so I can’t wait to play with Negan. I’m dying to play with what Jeffrey [Dean Morgan] has been doing with Negan.”
The two also argued over who got to play Rick Grimes for the voice work.
Asking The Cast To Join The Fun
Both men started practicing their best “Cooorraaalll” impersonations, but they were hoping to get Andrew Lincoln to come do the voice work himself. Surprisingly—or perhaps unsurprisingly—most of The Walking Dead Cast agreed to do the parody.
“Then we f**king got everybody from the show! So we got to do nothing, except some peripheral characters. I laid claim to Negan. That was like the modern-day Boba Fett for me, I wanted to do Negan. But then we got Jeffrey Dean, and I’m like, “Okay, he’s pretty good at it.”
There’s no premiere date for Robot Chicken quite yet, but The Walking Dead returns in October.
What are you excited to see about this parody?