This week on Saturday Morning Cartoons, we take a look at the new story arc on Clone Wars and the one-hundredth episode of Robot Chicken. Plus, we welcome Archer and Marvel Anime: Blade to the fold. Minor spoilers ahead!
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Deception"
In the first episode of a new four-part story arc, Obi-Wan fakes his death in order to go undercover as a prisoner and expose a Separatist plot to kill Chancellor Palpatine. The first clip from this episode gives a glimpse of Obi-Wan's funeral, along with his killer gloating to a packed cantina about his kill.
Robot Chicken – "Fight Club Paradise"
The last episode of Robot Chicken season 5 (and the series 100th episode) features a "manlier" version of Sex and the City. Apparently, if you toss guns in a movie it increases said movies' appeal to a male audience. Come to think about it, The Notebook 2 could use a mafia shootout.
Generator Rex – "Black and White "
Rex and Agent Six enter New Providence on the White Knights' orders, quickly meeting up with Provident Agents and Captain Calan, who is secretly on Rex's side. Providence is trying to restart the Nanite Project by repairing Gabriel's equipment, and White Knight wants them stopped.
Marvel Anime: Blade – "His Name is Blade"
An organization of vampires runs rampant across Asia, and Blade steps in to take them out. The first clip of this twelve episode mini-series recaps the origins of Blade, first introduced by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan in 1972's Tomb of Dracula #10. Blade is older than Wolverine in comic book years.
Archer - "The Man From Jupiter"
This episode is the official kickoff of season 3, and it's a pretty darn tootin' good one. Assassins are after Archer, but he doesn't care too much - Burt Reynolds is in town. The first clip shows Sterling Archer gushing over the filmography of Burt Reynolds (Who doesn't love Smokey and the Bandit), only to find out Mr. Reynolds is present for one thing and one thing only - to take Sterling's mom, Malory on a date.
Robot Chicken airs Sunday nights on Cartoon Network. Blade airs Friday nights on G4TV. Generator Rex and Star Wars: The Clone Wars air Friday nights on the Cartoon Network. Archer airs Thursday nights on FX.