Adult Swim Specials

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  • 2014
  • 6 Seasons

Adult Swim has become known for its outlandish animated programming, delighting viewers with shows like Rick and Morty, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and The Venture Bros. In addition to its regular programming, Adult Swim has put together a series of specials that showcase its distinctive brand of humor and creativity. The Adult Swim Specials are a collection of one-off episodes that range from absurdly funny to shockingly violent, each with its own unique style and sense of humor.

One of the most interesting aspects of the Adult Swim Specials is their variety. While many of the shows on Adult Swim share a similar aesthetic and tone, the specials are free to explore a wider range of genres and formats. Some of the specials are animated, while others are live-action. Some are more comedic, while others are more dramatic. And some are just plain bizarre, defying any easy categorization. This eclecticism means that there's always something new and unexpected to discover in the world of Adult Swim.

Another key feature of the Adult Swim Specials is their willingness to push boundaries. From the very first episode, it's clear that these shows are not interested in playing it safe. The humor is often shocking and inappropriate, with frequent references to sex and drugs, as well as more violent and gory content. It's also not afraid to be weird, with many of the specials featuring bizarre storylines, surreal imagery, and twisted humor. This is definitely not a show for the easily offended or squeamish.

That being said, there's also a lot of intelligence and creativity on display in the Adult Swim Specials. Many of the specials are full of clever references and meta-jokes, poking fun at everything from pop culture to narrative conventions. There's a sense of playfulness and experimentation that runs through all of these shows, and it's clear that the creators are having a lot of fun pushing the envelope and seeing what they can get away with.

One of the standout specials from the series is "Too Many Cooks," a 11-minute short film that became an instant viral sensation when it debuted in 2014. The special starts out innocuously enough, with a parody of a cheesy 80s sitcom opening credits sequence. But as the credits continue, the show becomes increasingly bizarre and surreal, with a seemingly endless parade of characters appearing on the screen, often in ways that are disturbing or just plain weird. The special is both hilarious and unsettling, and its unexpected twists and turns keep the viewer on the edge of their seat.

Another standout episode is "The Greatest Event in Television History," a mockumentary-style special that parodies the overblown hype surrounding TV industry awards shows. The special follows a group of actors as they try to create a shot-for-shot remake of the opening credits sequence of an old 80s detective show. The special is cleverly structured, mixing documentary-style interviews with behind-the-scenes footage and reenactments of the original show, and the humor is often absurd and irreverent.

Other notable specials include "The Old Man and the Seat," a Rick and Morty episode that starts out as a parody of a Law & Order-style procedural and quickly spirals into something much darker and weirder; "The Eric Andre Show," a parody talk show that frequently descends into chaos and absurdity; and "Mr. Neighbor's House," a live-action special that channels the creepy vibe of children's TV programs like Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

In conclusion, the Adult Swim Specials are an eclectic, boundary-pushing showcase of some of the most creative talents in animation and comedy. With their sense of humor, intelligence, and willingness to take risks, these specials are a must-watch for fans of edgy, out-of-the-box entertainment. Whether you're looking for absurdist comedy, surrealism, or just a good old-fashioned mind-bender, the Adult Swim Specials have something for everyone.

Adult Swim Specials is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (60 episodes). The series first aired on December 1, 2014.

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Where to Watch Adult Swim Specials
Adult Swim Specials is available for streaming on the Adult Swim website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Adult Swim Specials on demand at Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 1, 2014