The skits can last anywhere from a few seconds to the majority of an episode with the shorter skits consisting of absolute random hilarity, ex: an alien pulling down a farmers pants then flying away, a gorilla sniffing his nose after putting it near his butt, a robot dry humping his dryer, etc...
Pirate 2: Arr! What's that steering wheel be for?
Pirate 1: Arrrr, it's driving me nuts!
Mad Scientist: *holding up a sign that reads* "Why did the chicken cross the road?"
Robot Chicken: *holds up a sign that reads* "Bawk?"
Mad Scientist: *holds up a sign that reads* "To die in the name of science!"
*pulls out a butcher knife and chases the chicken*
You really have to see a few episodes to get the idea
It is available on DVD in Australia, but is not broadcast on Australian TV, thus the complete marketing geniuses at Adult Swim have insured yet another commercial sucess. See also sarcasm.
Jeff: "No, I was watching a real show."
Harry: "Spiderman killed Superman! There was plasticine blood everywhere! ROFL!"
Jeff: "Hm, yeah, have you talked to your psychiatrist about your blood soaked Lego figures?"
Harry: "She's not a fan, no."