History Series / RoboCopTheSeries

23rd May '17 12:42:58 AM Robotech_Master
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* {{Zeerust}}: The "future" setting of this series has 1.33:1 academy-ratio video screens, and [=CD-ROMs=] are used for video recordings and computer software.
23rd May '17 12:36:17 AM Robotech_Master
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* ParodyCommercial: One of the main [[BlackComedy comedic draws]] of the show, usually advertising [[MyLittlePanzer deadly Commander Cash toys]], but oftentimes other things as well.

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* ParodyCommercial: One of the main [[BlackComedy comedic draws]] of the show, usually advertising [[MyLittlePanzer deadly Commander Cash toys]], but oftentimes other things as well. (These commercials were usually timed to happen right after a ''real'' commercial break had just ended.)
23rd May '17 12:31:57 AM Robotech_Master
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* StrawFeminist: Two epsidoes ("Inside Crime" and "Sisters in Crime") feature a CorruptCorporateExecutive named Rochelle Carney, who outright said in her debut that she considered everything a gender issue, even blaming her getting fired when she returns on her being a woman and her boss, Aubrey Fox, being a louse who hit on her. While Fox did indeed try to hook up with her, [[NeverMyFault she refused to acknowledge the real reason she got fired]], which was because she was in league with the series' {{archenemy}} "Pudface" Morgan (who, among other things, tried to kill Robo repeatedly, took a retirement home's citizen hostage, led a siege on OCP heaquarters, and helped push a deinhibitor as a diet pill) as part of a ratings stunt.

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* StrawFeminist: Two epsidoes episodes ("Inside Crime" and "Sisters in Crime") feature a CorruptCorporateExecutive named Rochelle Carney, who outright said in her debut that she considered everything a gender issue, even blaming her getting fired when she returns on her being a woman and her boss, Aubrey Fox, being a louse who hit on her. While Fox did indeed try to hook up with her, [[NeverMyFault she refused to acknowledge the real reason she got fired]], which was because she was in league with the series' {{archenemy}} "Pudface" Morgan (who, among other things, tried to kill Robo repeatedly, took a retirement home's citizen hostage, led a siege on OCP heaquarters, and helped push a deinhibitor as a diet pill) as part of a ratings stunt.
23rd May '17 12:30:51 AM Robotech_Master
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** Henry Winkler's first and last names are used for a murder victim.
** Henry Winkler himself gets a FreezeFrameBonus cameo, as an actor from a movie called ''[[FriedGreenTomatoes Fried Green Lasagna]]''.
22nd May '17 11:46:10 PM Robotech_Master
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** When Chip Chayken sabotages Robocop in the premiere movie to get rid of his incriminating memories, he refers to helping with Robocop's "[[TotalRecall total recall]]".
22nd May '17 11:13:55 PM Robotech_Master
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* AbnormalAmmo: [=RoboCop=]'s gun can now fire electronic tracking devices.

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* AbnormalAmmo: [=RoboCop=]'s gun can now fire electronic tracking devices. (As seen in the pilot, Officer Madigan's can, too, so it seems to be a standard-issue function.)
22nd May '17 4:38:51 PM Robotech_Master
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* LighterAndSofter: Following up on ''Film/RoboCop3'', the series was dulled down to appeal to family audiences (and, indeed, it was shown in syndication in Canada on weekends at pre-watershed timeslots). [=RoboCop=] didn't kill (he used gadgets to incapacitate them), the humour was dulled down from biting satire to [[Series/Batman Batmanesqe]] camp, and the plots became cartoonish. It's pretty much the start of the DorkAge of [=RoboCop=] where the target audience are now grade school kids of fourth grade or older. Merchandise from the show even includes a [=RoboCop=] action figure that say MoralGuardian-approved lines ("[[DrugsAreBad Say No To Drugs!]]" among other things).

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* LighterAndSofter: Following up on ''Film/RoboCop3'', the series was dulled down to appeal to family audiences (and, indeed, it was shown in syndication in Canada on weekends at pre-watershed timeslots). [=RoboCop=] didn't kill (he used gadgets to incapacitate them), the humour was dulled down from biting satire to [[Series/Batman Batmanesqe]] ''Series/{{Batman}}''-style camp, and the plots became cartoonish. It's pretty much the start of the DorkAge of [=RoboCop=] where the target audience are now grade school kids of fourth grade or older. Merchandise from the show even includes a [=RoboCop=] action figure that say MoralGuardian-approved lines ("[[DrugsAreBad Say No To Drugs!]]" among other things).
22nd May '17 4:33:19 PM Robotech_Master
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* LighterAndSofter: Following up on ''Film/RoboCop3'', the series was dulled down to appeal to family audiences (and, indeed, it was shown in syndication in Canada on weekends at pre-watershed timeslots). [=RoboCop=] didn't kill (he used gadgets to incapacitate them), the humour was dulled down and the plots became cartoonish. It's pretty much the start of the DorkAge of [=RoboCop=] where the target audience are now grade school kids of fourth grade or older. Merchandise from the show even includes a [=RoboCop=] action figure that say MoralGuardian-approved lines ("[[DrugsAreBad Say No To Drugs!]]" among other things).

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* LighterAndSofter: Following up on ''Film/RoboCop3'', the series was dulled down to appeal to family audiences (and, indeed, it was shown in syndication in Canada on weekends at pre-watershed timeslots). [=RoboCop=] didn't kill (he used gadgets to incapacitate them), the humour was dulled down from biting satire to [[Series/Batman Batmanesqe]] camp, and the plots became cartoonish. It's pretty much the start of the DorkAge of [=RoboCop=] where the target audience are now grade school kids of fourth grade or older. Merchandise from the show even includes a [=RoboCop=] action figure that say MoralGuardian-approved lines ("[[DrugsAreBad Say No To Drugs!]]" among other things).
22nd May '17 4:29:36 PM Robotech_Master
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** The first film plays the Cobra Assault Cannon up as an anti-[=RoboCop=] weapon. In the pilot, Pudface finally shows what the gun can actually [[OneHitKo do]] to Robo.

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** The first film plays the Cobra Assault Cannon up as an anti-[=RoboCop=] weapon. In the pilot, Pudface finally shows what the gun can actually [[OneHitKo do]] to Robo. (Though in the movie, the Cobra Assault Cannon was an older-specification Barrett M82 long-range .50 BMG rifle which had been dressed up with extra plastic housing over the receivers and fitted with a gigantic scope. In the TV series, it was the rather more pedestrian Vietnam-era M-16/M-203 grenade launcher combo.)
22nd May '17 4:25:28 PM Robotech_Master
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** Apart from Commander Cash, the shows sometimes featured other commercials, often scheduled to appear right after the TV episode's real-life commercial break so as to seem to continue it until the viewers recognized the satire.

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** Apart from Commander Cash, the shows sometimes featured other commercials, often scheduled to appear right after the TV episode's real-life commercial break so as to seem to continue it until the viewers recognized the satire.
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