[[caption-width-right:300:Monty and the [[DemotedToExtra Former Star of the Strip]]]]

''Monty'' (formerly ''Robotman'' and then ''Robotman and Monty'') is a comic strip by Jim Meddick that was started in 1985 and is still running to this day.

In the beginning it starred Robotman, a robot who believed he was from another planet, living with the Milde family until he found his geeky creator Monty, who had given him false memories of being an alien, though he did have to leave Earth when aliens showed up to abduct him, leaving Monty as the star of the show.

The latest strip can be read [[http://www.gocomics.com/monty here]].

!!The comic provides examples of the following tropes:

* AbortedArc: Whatever happened to all this about Monty actually being from space??
* {{Adorkable}}: Monty.
* ArtEvolution. Especially during the Robotman phase.
* AsideGlance: Lots and lots.
* ABoyAndHisX: The first strips revolved around Robotman and his interaction with 8 year old Oscar Milde.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Most characters are aware this is a comic.
** Some strips indicate NoFourthWall.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Notably, this happened to the ''entire original cast'' (first the Milde family, then Robotman himself) of the strip.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Monty when he brings out his puppet, Mr. Blinky.
* CoolShades: Gary Milde and Moondog.
* DeadpanSnarker: Pilsner, the speaking parrot.
** ANY of Monty's girlfriends.
* DemotedToExtra: Robotman, before Jim Meddick was requested to scrap him altogether.
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: In this [[http://www.gocomics.com/monty/2017/09/24 comic strip]], Monty is having an encounter with TheGrimReaper while shopping at UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}}. Turns out that the Reaper only wanted to buy hoodies for "Casual Fridays".
* {{Doppelganger}}: Robotman's evil twin Bruce.
* FacePalm: Normally the way other characters react to Monty screwing something up.
* FanDisservice: Whenever Monty's naked, but this depends on the reader of course.
* {{Fanservice}}: Meddick has drawn some very hot women.
* FishOutOfWater: Robotman was this during the earliest strips.
* FiveManBand: Shortly after Robotman's departure:
** Monty: TheHero.
** Chimpy: TheLancer. (Later [=EB3=], a little cyborg.)
** Mr. Pi (Dave): TheSmartGuy. (Later Doc, an elderly time-traveler.)
** Moondog: TheBigGuy.
** Loco: TheChick (Or ANY of Monty's girls, really.)
** Fleshy: TeamPet.
* {{Housewife}}: Mrs. Milde.
* {{Invisibility}}: One of the many scientific experiments Monty goes through.
* {{Joisey}}: The arc focusing on Monty's house being haunted has someone mention the house is in New Jersey.
* MouthfulOfPi: The true name of the Rigelian Mr. Pi (aka Dave).
* NerdGlasses: Monty and Dwayne.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Dwayne, a nerdy vampire, only eats animal blood and ketchup.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Subverted in Robotman since he's noticeably different from anyone appearing in the strip (before Monty appeared) but he pretty much blended in.
* ReligiousRobot: Robotman once confused a burger joint's take-out plastic microphone in the shape of a clown head, believing it was some sort of deity.
* RobotBuddy: Originally Robotman was Oscar's best friend.
* ShoutOut: There are several!
** Guess who [[Music/YokoOno Loco Ohno]] is a parody of?
** Plenty to Franchise/StarTrek and Franchise/StarWars.
** Monty was told at one point that [[BreakingTheFourthWall the comic world is not real, but a fictional realm]], referred to as [[Film/TheMatrix The Comix]].
** Monty was once bitten by a [[SpiderMan radioactive Ladybug.]]
** There's been a two-week parody of Series/{{Lost}} that revealed "The Others" to be the cast of Series/GilligansIsland.
*** There was also an Film/ApocalypseNow reference in there.
** The three-week story [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Lord Of The Thing]].
** Fleshy resembles WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther somewhat.
** Film/TheShining was spoofed once.
** Apparently the title is a tribute to Creator/MontyPython.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Monty's role started growing more and more after he was introduced, making Robotman himself DemotedToExtra.
* SpotlightStealingTitle: ''Robotman'' became ''Robotman and Monty'', then finally just ''Monty'', reflecting the above.
* TakeThat: Again, too many to name.
* TalkingAnimal: Pilsner, Chimpy and, way back, Mr. Giggles.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Chimpy and Dave disappear some time after Doc is introduced.