Season 1
Season 1
Genre Sitcom
Format Live action puppeteering / machinima
Created by Jon Graham
Starring Microsoft Sam
Microsoft Mike
Jon Graham
Opening theme "Road to Europe Theme", Walter Murphy, Family Guy OST
Country of origin Canada
Language English
No. of episodes 6
Running time 8 - 10 minutes
The first season of Arby 'n' the Chief premiered on October 12th, 2007. It serves as a loose sequel to to the Master Chief Sucks at Halo trilogy. It introduces The Arbiter for the second time, with a different personality to balance Master Chief's stupidity: a wider vocabulary, more serious attitude and a broader taste in games. The tension between the two characters is the main source of comedy and plot, with the characters forming a classic double act.

As both toys' speech is subtitled, the subtitles gained color, with Master Chief's speech colored green and Arbiter's colored purple; the subtitles also moved to the top of the screen. Chief's subtitled speech increasingly used leetspeak spellings; he also started using spoken emoticons, like ":(" pronounced as "sad face". Background music consists mostly of film soundtracks and popular rock and electronic songs, by artists such as Daft Punk, Arctic Monkeys, The Misfits, Lords of Acid or Danny Elfman.

Overview Edit

The action figure Master Chief has become a lonely drunken alcoholic who spends his time playing Halo 3. He finally gets some company when an Arbiter action figure gets delivered to Jon's house.

Cast Edit


Screenshot Title Air Date Code #
Pilot "Pilot" January 7, 2008 1-01 1
Master Chief, a lonely action figure, is greeted by a new friend that will change his life forever.
ReconEpisodePicture "Recon" January 18, 2008 1-02 2
Master Chief devises a plan to get the prized Recon armor.
AttitudeEpisodePicture "Attitude" January 25, 2008 1-03 3
Master Chief develops an attitude problem and unleashes it by doing something terrible.
Melee "Melee" February 8, 2008 1-04 4
After griping about Forge, the Arbiter challenges Master Chief to a one-on-one duel on Halo 3, but it doesn't last long when the Arbiter gets a kill that should have been the Chief's.
Martryrdom "Martyrdom" February 22, 2008 1-05 5
For reasons unknown to Master Chief, Halo 3 multiplayer is exceptionally laggy and decides to give Devil May Cry 4 and Call of Duty 4 a shot.
Brawl "Brawl" March 14, 2008 1-06 6
Master Chief broadens his horizons by playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl with Arbiter.
Season 1


Feedback to the first season was very enthusiasic. Many positive comments praised the show's wry humor as well as its unabashed criticism, satire, and deconstruction of video game conventions and the video game industry at the time. The chemistry between Arbiter and Chief also drew significant acclaim from viewers.