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29th Sep '17 6:03:00 PM N1KF
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A subtrope of NonHumanSidekick, normally a SnarkyNonHumanSidekick, that has become very popular in {{Webcomics}}, the TalkingApplianceSidekick is an inanimate object, normally a household appliance that talks and... you see where we're going with this. Beyond that, they are very likely to be part of a comic with a technological or a fandom bent; if it's TwoGamersOnACouch, expect something related to game consoles, and if it's a comic about the Surrey Woman's Institute knitting circle, expect it to be a sewing machine. Such a character will have a lot of similar attributes of the RobotBuddy, but sometimes is used as a parody or deconstruction of it and, like a lot of webcomic sidekicks, will be the outrageous ComedicSociopath.

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A subtrope of NonHumanSidekick, normally a SnarkyNonHumanSidekick, that has become very popular in {{Webcomics}}, the TalkingApplianceSidekick Talking Appliance Sidekick is an inanimate object, normally a household appliance that talks and... you see where we're going with this. Beyond that, they are very likely to be part of a comic with a technological or a fandom bent; if it's TwoGamersOnACouch, expect something related to game consoles, and if it's a comic about the Surrey Woman's Institute knitting circle, expect it to be a sewing machine. Such a character will have a lot of similar attributes of the RobotBuddy, but sometimes is used as a parody or deconstruction of it and, like a lot of webcomic sidekicks, will be the outrageous ComedicSociopath.
29th Aug '17 3:39:11 PM ElSquibbonator
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', not only are all the people robots, but so are some appliances, like the bootleg watches being sold from a CoatFullOfContraband, a lamp post, and a water cooler.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', not only ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'' took a unique approach to this idea. All of the characters are all the people robots, but so are some appliances, are like the bootleg watches being sold from a CoatFullOfContraband, a lamp post, people and a water cooler.
some are more like appliances.
9th Oct '16 5:57:00 AM Andyroid
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*In ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', not only are all the people robots, but so are some appliances, like the bootleg watches being sold from a CoatFullOfContraband, a lamp post, and a water cooler.



* The 'Bots in ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mystery Science Theater 3000]]'' could count, as they were all made from objects found in thrift stores.

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* The 'Bots in ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mystery Science Theater 3000]]'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' could count, as they were all made from objects found in thrift stores.



* Stuffwell from ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time]]'' is a sentient [[BagOfHolding suitcase on legs]], and [[PerfectlyCromulentWord tends to make up fancy-sounding words]] when he talks.

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* Stuffwell from ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time]]'' ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' is a sentient [[BagOfHolding suitcase on legs]], and [[PerfectlyCromulentWord tends to make up fancy-sounding words]] when he talks.
25th Sep '16 11:54:36 PM HelloLamppost
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* ''Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog'' has Sally's handheld computer Nicole. Nicole eventually gets upgraded to have a holographic avatar, but she spent a good chunk of the series's run as just a talking box.
25th Sep '16 11:51:22 PM HelloLamppost
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* ''Series/BuckRogersInThe25thCentury'' has Dr. Theopolis, a superintelligent sentient computer about the size and shape of a Frisbee, who usually rides around strapped to [[RobotBuddy Twiki's]] chest. Unlike most characters on this page, Theo is relentlessly polite to everyone.
25th Jun '16 6:42:53 AM jormis29
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* ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD''[='=]s "Rogue Trooper" and his comrades have their memories and personalities hot-synced to chips which can be removed from their bodies when they are killed and plugged into weapons, helmet or backpack to provide advice and extra pairs of eyes (and firing commands in the case of the weapons). Though this isn't an option for Rogue (he's alone on the enemy planet and the last of his kind), he carries some of his comrades with him.

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* ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD''[='=]s "Rogue Trooper" ''ComicBook/RogueTrooper'' and his comrades have their memories and personalities hot-synced to chips which can be removed from their bodies when they are killed and plugged into weapons, helmet or backpack to provide advice and extra pairs of eyes (and firing commands in the case of the weapons). Though this isn't an option for Rogue (he's alone on the enemy planet and the last of his kind), he carries some of his comrades with him.
28th Dec '15 4:45:23 PM Anddrix
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* Tor the Calculate from ''Funny Farm'' is a... [[StealthPun I think you can guess]]. Interestingly he is the sidekick of the main villain, who is a talking computer (although [[ComputerEqualsMonitor you see only a monitor]]) called PC who, in his first appearances, was a bit more like the other examples before gaining freedom and becoming a [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] villain in a ComicBook/DoctorDoom green cloak.

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* Tor the Calculate from ''Funny Farm'' is a... [[StealthPun I think you can guess]]. Interestingly he is the sidekick of the main villain, who is a talking computer (although [[ComputerEqualsMonitor you see only a monitor]]) called PC who, in his first appearances, was a bit more like the other examples before gaining freedom and becoming a [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] villain in a ComicBook/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom green cloak.
3rd Jul '15 10:11:50 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheLateLateShow Geoff Peterson.]]

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* [[TheLateLateShow [[Series/TheLateLateShow Geoff Peterson.]]
14th Apr '15 5:29:07 PM themisterfree
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* Mike the TV from ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}.

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* Mike the TV from ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}.''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}''.
14th Apr '15 5:28:52 PM themisterfree
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* Mike the TV from ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}.
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