Episode: The Deep End
Cast: Abraham Benrubi (Ving Rhames), Seth Green (Frankenberry), Seth MacFarlane (Count Chocula), Dan Milano (Boo Berry), Chad Morgan (Kristin Holt, Teri Hatcher), Ryan Seacrest (Himself), Adam Talbott (Bob Marley)
Characters: Ryan Seacrest, Tiny Tim, William Hung, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Fat Boys, Frankenberry, BooBerry, Count Chocula, Kristin Holt, Bob Marley, Jim Morrison, Ving Rhames, Teri Hatcher, Kurt Cobain
Segment Summary: The legends of rock 'n' roll return from beyond the grave to haunt the "Zombie Idol" reality show.
- This whole segment is a spoof of American Idol.
- Ving Rhames's appearance here echoes his role in the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead
- Teri Hatcher's appearance alludes to her and Rhames working together in commercials for Radio Shack.
- Judges Frankenberry, Boo Berry and Count Chocula appear in cereal commercials.
- Count Chocula's behavior and mannerisms are a reference to actual American Idol host Simon Cowell.
Trivia / Info:
- The drum set used in the Bob Marley segment is Animal's drumset from the Behind the Music: Electric Mayhem sketch.
- When Ving Rhames is killing the zombies, Kurt Cobain grabs Ving's shotgun and shoots himself, an allusion to how he committed suicide in 1994. DVD commentary confirmed this, adding it wasn't a popular decision even amongst the writers.
Goofs / Nitpicks:
- Neither William Hung nor Yoko Ono are currently deceased.
- Ving Rhames carries a breech-loaded double-barreled shotgun, but moves his arm as if cocking a pump-action shotgun.
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