Inside the ‘Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special’: How Affection Brought the Shows Together, and the One Jab That Stung

Last December, IndieWire witnessed something that doesn’t happen all that often these days: The recording of an audio commentary track for an episode of television. In the “Robot Chicken” offices in Los Angeles, CA, I sat in a recording booth and watched Seth Green, Matt Senreich, and and director Tom Sheppard make fun of “The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking” — alongside “The Walking Dead” executive producers Scott Gimple and Robert Kirkman, whose show was being parodied on the screen in front of them.

It was parody on top of parody, though as Senreich told IndieWire later in a phone interview, “I always say ‘Robot Chicken’ doesn’t make fun of things, it has fun with things… it just feels like a bunch of friends hanging out having a good time.” He paused. “I know that sounds really cheesy to say.”

But that tone permeated the recording session,

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