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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}}.
23rd Feb '15 4:34:43 PM Cannox
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* Coffee from ''VideoGame/TheDesolateHope'' fits this trope perfectly, being a ''very'' snarky walking coffee maker.
21st Feb '15 12:03:03 PM TheUnsquished
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Probably codified for its many imitators by ''PennyArcade'' and their walking, talking [=DIVX=] platter, but the trope could well be OlderThanTheyThink for examples that don't fit into the "Surrey Woman's Institute Knitting Circle" mold. For instance, KITT from ''KnightRider'' was a talking car who was a very deadpan NonHumanSidekick who inspired a number of other talking cars.

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Probably codified for its many imitators by ''PennyArcade'' ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' and their walking, talking [=DIVX=] platter, but the trope could well be OlderThanTheyThink for examples that don't fit into the "Surrey Woman's Institute Knitting Circle" mold. For instance, KITT from ''KnightRider'' ''Series/KnightRider'' was a talking car who was a very deadpan NonHumanSidekick who inspired a number of other talking cars.



* The ''YoungWizards'' series has Spot, Dairine's combination GreatBigBookOfEverything and SpellBook, in the form of a Mac laptop; he can sprout mechanical spider-like legs to walk around and mechanical eye-stalks for sight. Spot barely qualifies as he's very shy around everyone but Dairine, and communicates with Dairine via a telepathic link.

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* The ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series has Spot, Dairine's combination GreatBigBookOfEverything and SpellBook, in the form of a Mac laptop; he can sprout mechanical spider-like legs to walk around and mechanical eye-stalks for sight. Spot barely qualifies as he's very shy around everyone but Dairine, and communicates with Dairine via a telepathic link.



* As mentioned in the description, KITT from ''KnightRider'' is an automotive version of this trope.

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* As mentioned in the description, KITT from ''KnightRider'' ''Series/KnightRider'' is an automotive version of this trope.



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



* PF (Personal Frame) from ''FragileDreams''.

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* PF (Personal Frame) from ''FragileDreams''.''VideoGame/{{Fragile Dreams|Farewell Ruins of the Moon}}''.



* ''RedVsBlue'' has both Sheila, the artificially intelligent [=M808V=] Main Battle Tank, and Andy the talking bomb, a possible homage to ''Film/DarkStar''.
* PawDugan can talk to machines. You can learn this apparently.

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* ''RedVsBlue'' ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has both Sheila, the artificially intelligent [=M808V=] Main Battle Tank, and Andy the talking bomb, a possible homage to ''Film/DarkStar''.
* PawDugan WebVideo/PawDugan can talk to machines. You can learn this apparently.



* ''PennyArcade'', as mentioned above, turned the relatively obscure and short-lived DIVX media platform into an abusive, foul-mouthed sleazebag. To say nothing of the infamous FruitFucker 2000 juicing machine...
* Zeke the anthromorphised Xbox from ''CtrlAltDel''.
* Pintsize from ''QuestionableContent'' is an [=AnthroPC=], which presumably is a computer that makes sex noises when you slot in your USB stick.

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* ''PennyArcade'', ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'', as mentioned above, turned the relatively obscure and short-lived DIVX media platform into an abusive, foul-mouthed sleazebag. To say nothing of the infamous FruitFucker Fruit Fucker 2000 juicing machine...
* Zeke the anthromorphised Xbox from ''CtrlAltDel''.
''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''.
* Pintsize from ''QuestionableContent'' ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' is an [=AnthroPC=], which presumably is a computer that makes sex noises when you slot in your USB stick.



* David the sentient, surly and snobbish DVD player from ''TheaterHopper'' was, on observation of this trope, introduced just to lead up to [[http://www.theaterhopper.com/2006/01/25/dvd-commentary/ one panel]] so that he could act "as a mouthpiece to deconstruct some of the cliches inherent in comics" as the creator puts it before being summarily [[LookBothWays run over by a truck]] four comics after being introduced. The creator also phrased his take on the issue in a more self-deprecating manner:

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* David the sentient, surly and snobbish DVD player from ''TheaterHopper'' ''Webcomic/TheaterHopper'' was, on observation of this trope, introduced just to lead up to [[http://www.theaterhopper.com/2006/01/25/dvd-commentary/ one panel]] so that he could act "as a mouthpiece to deconstruct some of the cliches inherent in comics" as the creator puts it before being summarily [[LookBothWays run over by a truck]] four comics after being introduced. The creator also phrased his take on the issue in a more self-deprecating manner:



* A talking car, like KITT as mentioned above, but much more snarky and meanspirited Ultra Car from ''[[WalkyVerse It's Walky]]''.

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* A talking car, like KITT as mentioned above, but much more snarky and meanspirited Ultra Car from ''[[WalkyVerse ''[[Webcomic/WalkyVerse It's Walky]]''.



* 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 DoctorDoom green cloak.
* Sebastian of ''TrueVillains'' is the proud owner of Augustus, a talking, moving, dueling pocketwatch.

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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 DoctorDoom ComicBook/DoctorDoom green cloak.
* Sebastian of ''TrueVillains'' ''Webcomic/TrueVillains'' is the proud owner of Augustus, a talking, moving, dueling pocketwatch.



* A ''SchoolhouseRock'' series from the early 1980s, now largely forgotten, was titled ''Scooter Computer and Mr. Chips''. [[NonindicativeName Scooter was a human; Mr. Chips was his computer sidekick.]]

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* A ''SchoolhouseRock'' ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'' series from the early 1980s, now largely forgotten, was titled ''Scooter Computer and Mr. Chips''. [[NonindicativeName Scooter was a human; Mr. Chips was his computer sidekick.]]



* C.A.R.R. from ''StrokerAndHoop''

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* C.A.R.R. from ''StrokerAndHoop''''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop''



* Kyle's Necronomicon (a talking spellbook with a face) from FanboyAndChumChum.

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* Kyle's Necronomicon (a talking spellbook with a face) from FanboyAndChumChum.''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum''.
10th Jun '14 4:39:21 PM ManCalledTrue
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*** They seem to be able to interface with normal computers, and Marten has made reference to Pintsize containing a hard drive (mostly full of porn, natch). The real question is what actual utility they serve re: the letters "PC" in their name, since at least Marigold, and possibly the other characters, appear to use regular computers; Momo attempts to keep Marigold's shut-in-osity under control, but Winslow (as a timid little flower) and Pintsize (as... well... Pintsize) are pretty much useless in such personal-assistant contexts.

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*** They seem to be able to interface with normal computers, and Marten has made reference to Pintsize containing a hard drive (mostly full of porn, natch). The real question is what actual utility they serve re: the letters "PC" in their name, since at least Marigold, and possibly the other characters, appear to use regular computers; Momo attempts to keep Marigold's shut-in-osity under control, but Winslow (as a timid little flower) and Pintsize (as... well... Pintsize) are pretty much useless in such personal-assistant contexts. Pintsize ''has'', however, commented that he was his owner's only friend for a long time, and his successful socialization with the other characters means that Pintsize's job is done.
24th Mar '14 3:25:56 AM Discontent
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* Satou hallucinates that he has these in ''WelcomeToTheNHK''.

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* Satou hallucinates that he has these in ''WelcomeToTheNHK''.
''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK''.
21st Mar '14 7:36:58 AM erforce
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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 [[JamesBond Bond]] villain in a 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 [[JamesBond [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] villain in a DoctorDoom green cloak.
19th Jan '14 7:57:40 AM Jallen
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* ''VideoGame/BrokenAge'' has a spoon that is designed to teach "commander" Shay how to eat; naturally not a particularly necessary function for a fourteen-year-old boy. Later Shay also picks up a talking knife, who is more aggressive in nature.
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