Bender: You really want a robot for a friend?
Fry: Yeah, ever since I was six.
-Futurama, "Space Pilot 3000"
Botley: The Professor created me as a prototype companion device. You see, he was having such trouble finding sitters for Polly, 'cause she scares them all away, so he invented me. I'm also programmed to be her friend, and believe me, that's tougher than it sounds.