‘Too Many Cooks’ Is 11 Minutes of 80s TV-Inspired Mayhem

My favorite characters: Derek Huffmaster and Smarf
By Jonathan Harris
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    It takes a lot to make a stew. So many, in fact, that the 80s sitcom Too Many Cooks requires an 11-minute title sequence to introduce them all.

    It’s every 80s sitcom archetype in one video, including a magical cat puppet, a dozen friends next door, a group of old ladies, a white family, a black family, cops, cartoons, Lars Von Trier as “Pie” and, of course, a psycho murderer who just has to start ruthlessly slaughtering all of our stars.

    But, maybe he’s just doing us all a favor? Maybe he’s just trying to save us from the awful 80s TV virus that will trap us all in its computer-nightmare for all eternity…

    If none of this makes sense, that’s probably how Adult Swim wants it. You just have to watch it, and then check out guest host Hayley Hoover’s response:

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