Too Many Cooks (TV Short 2014) Poster

(2014 TV Short)


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Edited into 

Creative Continuity: Adult Swim (2015) (TV Episode)
clips shown


Airwolf (1984) (TV Series)
After Grandma turns into an owl, the "Too Many Cooks" title that follows has text done in the style similar to that of the Airwolf title.

Referenced in 

Difficult People: Pledge Week (2015) (TV Episode)
Billy mentions the short
Honest Trailers: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Final Deployment 4: Queen Battle Walkthrough (2018) (Short)
User KaiserRollSöze92 on Blair Trigger's stream chat suggests that it is "a poor man's Too Many Cooks", a reference to previous "infomercial" short film by Chris 'Casper' Kelly which also premiered on Adult Swim.
Night School (2018)
The Too Many Cooks Killer is seen in the background of the prison fight

Featured in 

Renegade Cut: Too Many Cooks (2014) (TV Episode)
special is reviewed
Half in the Bag: Mandy and The Predator (2018) (TV Episode)
clips from the short film appear when Jay talks about the Cheddar Goblin ad in Mandy being made by the creator of Too Many Cooks


The Brady Bunch (1969) (TV Series)
characters appear in squares similar to the ones on this show
Wonder Woman (1975) (TV Series)
character spin around and turn into superheroes while disco music plays
Three's Company (1976) (TV Series)
theme song is similar
Dallas (1978) (TV Series)
sequence a parody of it
Battlestar Galactica (1978) (TV Series)
similar spaceship and characters shown
The Facts of Life (1979) (TV Series)
Theme song is similar
The Shining (1980)
The way the murderer acts is similar to Jack Torrance, also his face appears in a group photography at the end.
Falcon Crest (1981) (TV Series)
Repeated imagery of a mansion and a falcon.
Police Squad! (1982) (TV Series)
Character staying in freeze frame while other characters around them m ove normally, this time played for suspense instead of laughs.
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983) (TV Mini-Series)
animated sequence uses similar characters and animation
Manimal (1983) (TV Series)
Brief scene of Grandma turning into an owl.
Thundercats (1985) (TV Series)
The character of Smarf based on Snarf
Perfect Strangers (1986) (TV Series)
theme song is similar
ALF (1986) (TV Series)
the character of Smarf is a parody of Alf
Married... with Children (1987) (TV Series)
similar living room
Full House (1987) (TV Series)
Font used is similar, plus parody of it and similar shows
Roseanne (1988) (TV Series)
scene with characters shown rotating a round the dinner table similar to opening credits of this show
Family Matters (1989) (TV Series)
parody of it and other shows
Law & Order (1990) (TV Series)
similar theme music heard as detective looks at body
Twin Peaks (1990) (TV Series)
The murderer is reminiscent of BOB from Twin Peaks.
Clarissa Explains It All (1991) (TV Series)
male character uses a ladder to enter a girl's room, much like Sam on this show

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