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* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones''. A lot of humor comes from Robot's warped perceptions of human culture and trying too hard to fit in.
6th Mar '17 10:12:27 AM Arial
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--> '''Mettaton(After typing a response with swear words):''' Oh my! this is a family-friendly TV show! Now stand still while I murder you.

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--> '''Mettaton(After typing a response with swear words):''' Oh my! this This is a family-friendly TV show! Now stand still while I murder you.
27th Feb '17 8:51:23 PM AthenaBlue
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* R Ichirou Tanaka from the manga and OVA ''Kyuukyoku Choujin R''. He is a robot (or rather, an android) fifteen-year old boy [[RobotBuddy attending a high school alongside human teens]]. He [[TrademarkFavoriteFood only eats rice]], is rather LiteralMinded, and tends to [[ExorcistHead turn his head around 180 degrees]], take off his body parts or get off his bicycle without stopping it first. His backstory is a homage to ''Manga/AstroBoy''.



* R Ichirou Tanaka from the manga and OVA ''Kyuukyoku Choujin R''. He is a robot (or rather, an android) fifteen-year old boy [[RobotBuddy attending a high school alongside human teens]]. He [[TrademarkFavoriteFood only eats rice]], is rather LiteralMinded, and tends to [[ExorcistHead turn his head around 180 degrees]], take off his body parts or get off his bicycle without stopping it first. His backstory is a homage to ''Manga/AstroBoy''.

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* R Ichirou Tanaka from the manga and OVA ''Kyuukyoku Choujin R''. He is a robot (or rather, an android) fifteen-year old boy [[RobotBuddy attending a high school alongside human teens]]. He [[TrademarkFavoriteFood only eats rice]], is rather LiteralMinded, and tends to [[ExorcistHead turn his head around 180 degrees]], take off his body parts or get off his bicycle without stopping it first. His backstory is a homage to ''Manga/AstroBoy''.



* ComicBook/XMen villain Mojo has an android named Major Domo as his right-hand-man [[AmoralAttorney (plus his accountant and attorney)]]; Major Domo, while loyal, has [[DeadpanSnarker a sarcastic wit]], and is likely the only one who can get away with criticizing his boss (mostly because Mojo is often too preoccupied to notice). Also, Major Domo has a female android as an assistant called [[PerkyFemaleMinion Minor Domo]]; a [[MotorMouth fast-talking, cheering supporter]] of Mojo's schemes, she tends to be over-exuberant and excitable, so much that she often short circuits from excitement, literally. (Fortunately, she can be restarted quickly via a button on the back of her neck.)


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* ComicBook/XMen ''ComicBook/XMen'' villain Mojo has an android named Major Domo as his right-hand-man [[AmoralAttorney (plus his accountant and attorney)]]; Major Domo, while loyal, has [[DeadpanSnarker a sarcastic wit]], and is likely the only one who can get away with criticizing his boss (mostly because Mojo is often too preoccupied to notice). Also, Major Domo has a female android as an assistant called [[PerkyFemaleMinion Minor Domo]]; a [[MotorMouth fast-talking, cheering supporter]] of Mojo's schemes, she tends to be over-exuberant and excitable, so much that she often short circuits from excitement, literally. (Fortunately, she can be restarted quickly via a button on the back of her neck.)

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* In ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' in 1984, [[ChildProdigy Oliver Wendell Holmes]] received a Banana Junior 6000 (a parody of the Macintosh, that debuted the same year) for Christmas; it quickly proved able to talk, and had legs. It was a rude, obnoxious wiseass who would "worship" the television and contemplate its existence (badly). It was usually Oliver's [[TheCracker hacking partner]] (only confiscated by the FBI twice) until 1985 when he deemed it obsolete, mostly because of the bankruptcy of the Banana Computer Company (which only sold two units, including Oliver's).



* In ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' in 1984, [[ChildProdigy Oliver Wendell Holmes]] received a Banana Junior 6000 (a parody of the Macintosh, that debuted the same year) for Christmas; it quickly proved able to talk, and had legs. It was a rude, obnoxious wiseass who would "worship" the television and contemplate its existence (badly). It was usually Oliver's [[TheCracker hacking partner]] (only confiscated by the FBI twice) until 1985 when he deemed it obsolete, mostly because of the bankruptcy of the Banana Computer Company (which only sold two units, including Oliver's).

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* In ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' in 1984, [[ChildProdigy Oliver Wendell Holmes]] received a Banana Junior 6000 (a parody of the Macintosh, that debuted the same year) for Christmas; it quickly proved able to talk, and had legs. It was a rude, obnoxious wiseass who would "worship" the television and contemplate its existence (badly). It was usually Oliver's [[TheCracker hacking partner]] (only confiscated by the FBI twice) until 1985 when he deemed it obsolete, mostly because of the bankruptcy of the Banana Computer Company (which only sold two units, including Oliver's).



* Johnny 5 of the ''Film/ShortCircuit'' films is a [[AIIsACrapshoot malfunctioning A.I.]] who reprograms himself in large part by watching late-night television.
* [=R2D2=] and [=C3PO=] from ''Franchise/StarWars'' are likely to be Trope Codifiers. [=C3PO=] is somewhat more funny than R2, but they both have a lot of comic relief moments.



* [=R2D2=] and [=C3PO=] from ''Franchise/StarWars'' are likely to be Trope Codifiers. [=C3PO=] is somewhat more funny than R2, but they both have a lot of comic relief moments.
* Johnny 5 of the ''Film/ShortCircuit'' films is a [[AIIsACrapshoot malfunctioning A.I.]] who reprograms himself in large part by watching late-night television.


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* [=R2D2=] and [=C3PO=] from ''Franchise/StarWars'' are likely to be Trope Codifiers. [=C3PO=] is somewhat more funny than R2, but they both have a lot of comic relief moments.
* Johnny 5 of the ''Film/ShortCircuit'' films is a [[AIIsACrapshoot malfunctioning A.I.]] who reprograms himself in large part by watching late-night television.




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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.
* Data of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' is, sadly, [[CannotTellAJoke not programmed with a sense of humor,]] which doesn't stop him from often being [[SoUnfunnyItsFunny the funniest character on the show.]]
* 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.

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* General Tik-Tok from the ''[[Literature/LandOfOz Oz]]'' books, a helpful [[ClockworkCreature a clockwork man]] and RobotBuddy to the other characters. Usually he's very serious, but he can be ''very'' funny when his brain winds down before his voice and movements do; without any actual thinking to govern it, he wanders aimlessly and blabbers nonsensically until someone winds up his thought mechanism.

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Action TV ]]

* 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.
* Data of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' is, sadly, [[CannotTellAJoke not programmed with a sense of humor,]] which doesn't stop him from often being [[SoUnfunnyItsFunny the funniest character on the show.]]
* 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.
TV]]



* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** K9. Originally from classic and eventually spinning off to [[Series/{{K9}} his own short-lived series]], K9 was plucky, brave, and well-nigh indestructible -- a combination that made him both adorable and frequently hilarious.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars "The Waters of Mars"]], the Doctor makes it clear he doesn't like funny robots. He does later say that dogs are different.
-->'''Gadget:''' Gadget Gadget.\\
'''The Doctor:''' Does it have to keep saying that?\\
'''Roman Groom:''' I think it's funny.\\
'''The Doctor:''' I hate funny robots.\\
''(Later)''\\
'''The Doctor:''' I hate robots. Did I say?\\
'''Roman:''' Yeah, and he's not too fond of you. What's wrong with robots?\\
'''The Doctor:''' It's not the robots, it's the people. Dressing them up and giving them silly voices, like you're ''reducing'' them.
* 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.
* 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.



* '''Series/DoctorWho''
** K9. Originally from classic and eventually spinning off to [[Series/{{K9}} his own short-lived series]], K9 was plucky, brave, and well-nigh indestructible--a combination that made him both adorable and frequently hilarious.
* Lampshaded that The Doctor hates funny robots in ''Series/DoctorWho'' ''The Waters of Mars''.
--> '''Funny Robot:''' Gadget Gadget
--> '''The Doctor:''' Does it have to keep saying that?
--> '''Roman Groom:''' I think it's funny.
--> '''The Doctor:''' I hate funny robots.
--->''(Later)''
--> '''The Doctor:''' I hate robots. Did I say?
--> '''Roman:''' Yeah, and he's not too fond of you. What's wrong with robots?
--> '''The Doctor:''' It's not the robots, it's the people. Dressing them up and giving them silly voices, like you're reducing them.
* General Tik-Tok from the ''[[Literature/LandOfOz Oz]]'' books, a helpful [[ClockworkCreature a clockwork man]] and RobotBuddy to the other characters. Usually he's very serious, but he can be ''very'' funny when his brain winds down before his voice and movements do; without any actual thinking to govern it, he wanders aimlessly and blabbers nonsensically until someone winds up his thought mechanism.

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* '''Series/DoctorWho''
** K9. Originally
Data of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' is, sadly, [[CannotTellAJoke not programmed with a sense of humor,]] which doesn't stop him from classic and eventually spinning off to [[Series/{{K9}} his own short-lived series]], K9 was plucky, brave, and well-nigh indestructible--a combination that made him both adorable and frequently hilarious.
* Lampshaded that The Doctor hates funny robots in ''Series/DoctorWho'' ''The Waters of Mars''.
--> '''Funny Robot:''' Gadget Gadget
--> '''The Doctor:''' Does it have to keep saying that?
--> '''Roman Groom:''' I think it's funny.
--> '''The Doctor:''' I hate funny robots.
--->''(Later)''
--> '''The Doctor:''' I hate robots. Did I say?
--> '''Roman:''' Yeah, and he's not too fond of you. What's wrong with robots?
--> '''The Doctor:''' It's not
often being [[SoUnfunnyItsFunny the robots, it's funniest character on the people. Dressing them up and giving them silly voices, like you're reducing them.
* General Tik-Tok from the ''[[Literature/LandOfOz Oz]]'' books, a helpful [[ClockworkCreature a clockwork man]] and RobotBuddy to the other characters. Usually he's very serious, but he can be ''very'' funny when his brain winds down before his voice and movements do; without any actual thinking to govern it, he wanders aimlessly and blabbers nonsensically until someone winds up his thought mechanism.
show.]]



* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} Fallout 3]]'', one of the amenities in the player's house in Megaton or Tenpenny Tower is a robot butler. In addition to various functions useful to the player, he tells jokes when requested.



* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} Fallout 3]]'', one of the amenities in the player's house in Megaton or Tenpenny Tower is a robot butler. In addition to various functions useful to the player, he tells jokes when requested.






* 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.



* Karen from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' is Plankton's [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] robotic wife, who criticizes and points out flaws in Plankton's schemes (not that it stops him from going through with them).



* 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 Karen from ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' was created to be a serious space ranger. However, his HiveMind creators being mentally separated during his first reconstruction resulted ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' is Plankton's [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] robotic wife, who criticizes and points out flaws in Plankton's schemes (not that it stops 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.
from going through with them).


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* In {{Undertale}}, Mettaton is a robot that people is known to crack a joke here and there. Any scene with Mettaton is bound to have a funny moment.
--> '''Mettaton(After typing a response with swear words):''' Oh my! this is a family-friendly TV show! Now stand still while I murder you.

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.
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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.
Films -- Animated ]]



* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': Wall-E's fundamental misunderstanding of human cultures is often as humorous as it is heart-breaking.

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[[folder: Films -- Live-Action ]]

* 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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