Dare you watch Too Many Cooks?

There’s a long tradition of parodies of title sequences, particularly those from US shows of the 80s and 90s. They are, after all, relatively easy, cheesy targets. And at least they had title sequences in those days, unlike a lot of network shows, which would rather save their ad-glutted hour-long time slots for the show itself.

However, I don’t think there’s quite been a title sequence parody the likes of Too Many Cooks. Adult Swim aired this at 4am early morning for a week last month, meshed in between infomercials, before anyone noticed it. The creation of writer Chris Kelly (Squidbillies and Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell), it starts off as just a regular parody of the likes of Full House and Growing Pains, before becoming something altogether very different, alternately disturbing and comical.

I’m not sure how funny it is, but you won’t have seen anything quite like it before, I guarantee.


  • Stuart Nathan

    I got halfway through it and decided Not funny enough.

  • JustStark

    It only really starts to get interesting once they start playing with the format at about 4:40 (captions start detaching themselves from the screen and following the actors around, etc). So if you stopped before that you might want to give it another go.

    However, I will also warn that no, it doesn't get any funnier; I'm not sure 'funny' is what they were going for, though, and I think watching it expecting funny, rather than just bizarre for bizarre's sake, is the wrong way to approach it.

    (And if you're not interested in nearly twelve minutes of bizarre for bizarre's sake then you made the right decision to stop and I do not blame you at all; I'm still not sure the time I spent watching it was well used.)