The Robot Chicken Nerd tells a little girl how he survived jumping the cliff from last season's finale; Shredder uses plastic straws to defeat the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Deadpool, Elliot Alderson from Mr. Robot, Frank Underwood from the American version of House of Cards, and Jim Halpert from the American version of The Office are all in rehab for their fourth-wall breaking; the L.O.L. Surprise dolls get a new, disgusting roommate; Netflix reboots Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood; Thelma and Louise's famous cliff jump has a Grease-style twist; Popeye gets a modern-day revival; Steve Urkel is featured in A Quiet Place; Tamagotchi aliens brainwash Earth kids into caring for them; and Bitch Pudding is the latest handmaiden on The Handmaid's Tale.
Larry Loompa, Personal Injury Attorney; Harold from Harold and the Purple Crayon fights back against his abusive father; a Treasure Troll goes on a date; the Chuck E. Cheese animatronic band try to help their broken friend, Pasqually the Chef; a magician's act causes a national tragedy; Winnie the Pooh changes his diet due to colony collapse; The Queer Eye guys try to make over Ursula; on the latest episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry Seinfeld rides with The Joker; a cheery doctor creates a human centipede; a Pin Mates version of Star Trek; The Ugly Duckling; The Handmaid's Tale as played by Barbie and Ken dolls; Rocky and Bullwinkle's friendship is torn apart thanks to Boris and Natasha playing on conservative and liberal stereotypes; Ariana Grande's ponytail has a life of its own; Miss Frizzle from The Magic School Bus now drives the Fortnite Battle Bus.
Inspired by writer Mark Gatiss' fear of dolls, this is a classic horror episode situating a boy, George, who is scared to fall asleep. This episode is classic of 'The Ponds' era, as it has all the charm and wit along with classic jump scares.
It is made more terrifying from the perspective of a child being scared of the dark: a simple anxiety multiplied. Fear lies in the episode's ability to build suspense and the viewer having to solve the mystery of creepy shadows and singing and laughing dolls. A story of overcoming fears ultimately ends with a sweet resolution, but true to form nothing is ever resolved in Doctor Who.