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3rd Jan '17 9:34:26 AM Morgenthaler
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Maybe it's [[Franchise/StarWars a protocol droid hardwired to be neurotic.]] Maybe it's [[ShortCircuit a malfunctioning AI]] who happens to do a mean [[Film/TheThreeStooges Shem.]] Maybe it's got a few screws loose. However it happened, it's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ([[AccidentalPun no pun intended]]).

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Maybe it's [[Franchise/StarWars a protocol droid hardwired to be neurotic.]] Maybe it's [[ShortCircuit [[Film/ShortCircuit a malfunctioning AI]] who happens to do a mean [[Film/TheThreeStooges Shem.]] Maybe it's got a few screws loose. However it happened, it's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ([[AccidentalPun no pun intended]]).
2nd Jan '17 2:23:33 PM nombretomado
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** GLaDOS can be rather funny in both games [[BlackHumor in a rather grim way]], although while the way she taunts and goads Chell may be funny to the player, it's likely not all that funny to Chell.

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** GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] can be rather funny in both games [[BlackHumor in a rather grim way]], although while the way she taunts and goads Chell may be funny to the player, it's likely not all that funny to Chell.
23rd Dec '16 9:40:57 PM Cyberguy64
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* XR from ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' was created to be a serious space ranger. However, his HiveMind creators being mentally separated during his first reconstruction resulted in him becoming a PG-rated version of [[''WesternAnimation/Futurama'' Bender.]] He's conniving, cowardly, and constantly hitting on girls, both organic and mechanical. Nonetheless, he's still a hero when the chips are down.

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* XR from ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' was created to be a serious space ranger. However, his HiveMind creators being mentally separated during his first reconstruction resulted in him becoming a PG-rated version of [[''WesternAnimation/Futurama'' [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Bender.]] He's conniving, cowardly, and constantly hitting on girls, both organic and mechanical. Nonetheless, he's still a hero when the chips are down.
23rd Dec '16 9:39:52 PM Cyberguy64
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* XR from ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' was created to be a serious space ranger. However, his HiveMind creators being mentally separated during his first reconstruction resulted in him becoming a PG-rated version of [[WesternAnimation/Futurama Bender.]] He's conniving, cowardly, and constantly hitting on girls, both organic and mechanical. Nonetheless, he's still a hero when the chips are down.

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* XR from ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' was created to be a serious space ranger. However, his HiveMind creators being mentally separated during his first reconstruction resulted in him becoming a PG-rated version of [[WesternAnimation/Futurama [[''WesternAnimation/Futurama'' Bender.]] He's conniving, cowardly, and constantly hitting on girls, both organic and mechanical. Nonetheless, he's still a hero when the chips are down.
23rd Dec '16 9:38:52 PM Cyberguy64
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* XR from ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' was created to be a serious space ranger. However, his HiveMind creators being mentally separated during his first reconstruction resulted in him becoming a PG-rated version of [[WesternAnimation/Futurama Bender.]] He's conniving, cowardly, and constantly hitting on girls, both organic and mechanical. Nonetheless, he's still a hero when the chips are down.
1st Aug '16 5:19:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* Robbie the Robot from ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'' was likely the UrExample of this Trope and probably RobotBuddy too. The equivalent of Ariel (seeing as the movie is believed to have been loosely based on Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTempest'') Robbie was one of the first robots in cinema to have a personality of his own, and he was somewhat of a DeadpanSnarker too.

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* Robbie the Robot from ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'' was likely the UrExample of this Trope and probably RobotBuddy too. The equivalent of Ariel (seeing as the movie is believed to have been loosely based on Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTempest'') Robbie was one of the first robots in cinema to have a personality of his own, and he was somewhat of a DeadpanSnarker too.
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* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': Wall-E's fundamental misunderstanding of human cultures is often as humorous as it is heart-breaking.

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* Robbie the Robot from ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'' was likely the UrExample of this Trope and probably RobotBuddy too. The equivalent of Ariel (seeing as the movie is believed to have been loosely based on Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTempest'') Robbie was one of the first robots in cinema to have a personality of his own, and he was somewhat of a DeadpanSnarker too.



* Johnny 5 of the ''ShortCircuit'' films is a [[AIIsACrapshoot malfunctioning A.I.]] who reprograms himself in large part by watching late-night television.
* WesternAnimation/WallE's fundamental misunderstanding of human cultures is often as humorous as it is heart-breaking.

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* Johnny 5 of the ''ShortCircuit'' ''Film/ShortCircuit'' films is a [[AIIsACrapshoot malfunctioning A.I.]] who reprograms himself in large part by watching late-night television.
* WesternAnimation/WallE's fundamental misunderstanding of human cultures is often as humorous as it is heart-breaking.
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1st Aug '16 5:17:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* More like a "Funny AI System" than a Funny Robot, but {{Garfield}}'s frequent nemesis is his talking bathroom scale, a DeadpanSnarker who constantly makes fun of his weight.

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* More like a "Funny AI System" than a Funny Robot, but {{Garfield}}'s ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'s frequent nemesis is his talking bathroom scale, a DeadpanSnarker who constantly makes fun of his weight.



* Rosie the Robot from ''TheJetsons''. A domestic-bot in a futuristic world, her humor often came from often being more rational and cool-headed than her human owners.

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* Rosie the Robot from ''TheJetsons''.''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''. A domestic-bot in a futuristic world, her humor often came from often being more rational and cool-headed than her human owners.
1st Aug '16 5:17:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* More like a "Funny AI System" than a Funny Robot, but {{Garfield}}'s frequent nemesis is his talking bathroom scale, a DeadpanSnarker who constantly makes fun of his weight.

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* More like a "Funny AI System" than a Funny Robot, but {{Garfield}}'s frequent nemesis is his talking bathroom scale, a DeadpanSnarker who constantly makes fun of his weight.



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* Skids and Mudflap from ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' are two bumbling jiving-talking robots. They're characterized by their cowardice and stupidity in contrast to the other heroic Autobots. Their faces in robot mode look like early 20th century portrayal of African-Americans buck teeth, bulging eyes, and large ears. One of them has a gold tooth. They bust out ghetto slang constantly, and even threaten to "pop a cap" in someone's ass.

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* Skids and Mudflap from ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' are two bumbling jiving-talking robots. They're characterized by their cowardice and stupidity in contrast to the other heroic Autobots. Their faces in robot mode look like early 20th century portrayal of African-Americans -- buck teeth, bulging eyes, and large ears. One of them has a gold tooth. They bust out ghetto slang constantly, and even threaten to "pop a cap" in someone's ass.



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* The Robot from ''Series/LostInSpace'' often filled this role. He may have only frantically shouted "Danger, Will Robinson!" ''once'', (in ("The Deadliest of the Species", and the word "danger" was only said once) but it had a lot of other moments, often in his attempts to be serious.

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* The Robot from ''Series/LostInSpace'' often filled this role. He may have only frantically shouted "Danger, Will Robinson!" ''once'', (in ("The Deadliest of the Species", and the word "danger" was only said once) but it had a lot of other moments, often in his attempts to be serious.



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* The comic relief from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' is Claptrap, a robot shaped like an inverted triangle on one wheel with [[SirSwearsALot a foul mouth]] and a bad attitude. He's annoying, sure, but you can't help but find the guy funny.

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* The comic relief from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' is Claptrap, a robot shaped like an inverted triangle on one wheel with [[SirSwearsALot a foul mouth]] and a bad attitude. He's annoying, sure, but you can't help but find the guy funny.



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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRobonicStooges''. They're Film/TheThreeStooges as androids, with all the [[HilarityEnsues slapstick humor]] that the originals did, only far more high-tech.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRobonicStooges''. They're Film/TheThreeStooges as androids, with all the [[HilarityEnsues slapstick humor]] that the originals did, only far more high-tech.high-tech.

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22nd Jul '16 7:03:00 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* On ''Series/GetSmart'' [[RobotBuddy Hymie]] had NoSenseOfHumor but was a great source of laughs for being too LiteralMinded and [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength not knowing his own strength]]. For more yucks, he tended to malfunction a lot too.
14th Jul '16 5:19:30 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Orbital 7, Kaito's RobotBuddy in ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' doesn't ''intend'' to be funny, but he often winds up the comic relief anyway, becoming a ButtMonkey more often than not. (For example, when he switches to "combat mode", he's a clumsy fighter, getting the drills he uses as weapons jammed and winding up in embarrassing situations more often than not.)

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Orbital 7, Kaito's RobotBuddy in ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' in doesn't ''intend'' to be funny, but he often winds up the comic relief anyway, becoming a ButtMonkey more often than not. (For example, when he switches to "combat mode", he's a clumsy fighter, getting the drills he uses as weapons jammed and winding up in embarrassing situations more often than not.))
** The Obots are CuteMachines designed to pick up garbage, and are used for comic relief, until the season one finale where [[TheDragon Mr. Hartland]] uses them as MechaMooks.
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