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'''''And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird!''''' is a family film about young inventors Josh and Max building a robot named Newman, which winds up being possessed by the spirit of their late father, Matt. The dad reconnects with his family and helps his sons build the Newman robot. When rival inventors steal the robot to dismantle it for the purpose of reverse engineering, the kids contact the spirit of UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein for help.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* CatchPhrase: Matt's "No bugs, no bytes."
* ChildProdigy: Max.
* ConvenientDecoyCat: After Alice breaks in the garage, Josh investigates only to conclude it was the cat.
* CrashIntoHello: Josh and Beth.
* CuteMachines: Newman.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Matt reminding his wife Sarah that he used to do something for her that she liked. You know, a foot massage.
* {{Expy}}: Newman looks a lot like [[Franchise/StarWars R2-D2]].
* FirstFatherWins: Subverted. Matt is dead, and he returns to the afterlife at the end, letting Steve marry his widow.
* HauntedTechnology: The premise of the film.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Einstein.
* {{Jerkass}}: Dwayne and his father Walter.
* JumpScare: At one point, Max randomly jumps in front of the camera wearing a monster outfit.
* LongTitle: While technically on the short side of long titles, the film's title is significantly longer than most overall. In the U.K., it was renamed to the considerably shorter ''Robo Dad''.
* MeaningfulName: Newman, because it leads to Matt becoming a "new man".
* NerdsAreSexy: Beth seems to think so of Josh.
* OffscreenCrash: Max runs off and Matt tells him to "watch out for the... ''(crash)'' ...box."
* OneLiner: Matt's main schtick.
* {{Paparazzi}}: Alice pursues the robot story to the point of breaking and entering.
* PercussiveMaintenance: Max uses this to fix Newman's voice glitch.
* RideTheLightning: Ghosts are electrical. This is how Matt possesses Newman.
* ShoutOut: A poster for ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' is seen in the garage.
** Matt's final words "I'm coming, Grandma" are likely a reference to SanfordAndSon's "I'm coming, Elizabeth" [[BeamMeUpScotty popular misquote]].
* SpookySeance: The initial contact made with Matt, complete with TentativeLight. The seances with Einstein are less dramatic.
* TheSymbiote: Matt's relationship with Newman.
* TechnoBabble: Engaged in by the inventors.
* TeenGenius: Josh.
* TinCanRobot: Newman.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Despite Matt/Newman being a human mind possessing a sentient machine, Walter is fine with dismantling him. Josh takes issue with that.
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