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Western Animation / Clang Invasion

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Clang Invasion is a 2007 Canadian-Singaporean-Australian animated series that aired on YTV and was created by Seng Choon Meng. Produced by Canada's Decode Entertainment (now part of WildBrain), Australia's Agogo Entertainment, and Singapore's Scrawl Studios, the series ran for 26 episodes over a single season.

In this show, three robots named Rivet, Widgit, and Socket, who are all from the planet Clang, crashland on Earth. More specifically, they crashland in a tree in a suburban backyard. There, the three little robots encounter and befriend a pair of 7-year-old gender-opposite twins named Robin and Daisy Harrison, as well as their pet dog Sam (whom the robots equip with a voice box on his collar that allows him to speak). Unable to return to their homeworld, Rivet, Widgit, and Socket proceed to go on a variety of adventures and misadventures with Robin and Daisy (often with the help of a wide variety of gadgets created by the robots), while the human twins make it their duty to keep the existence of the trio of alien robots a secret from everyone else

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  • Color-Coded Characters:
    • Rivet: Green/purple.
    • Widgit: Blue.
    • Socket: Orange.
    • Robin: Blue/red.
    • Daisy: Pink/red.
    • Sam: Tan.
  • Dogs Are Dumb: Sam may be able to speak, thanks to the robots' inventions, but he's still not especially bright.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Rivet often builds inventions to help the twins and the other robots solve problems. However, he tends to be go for the ridiculous and impractical with his ideas.
  • Mechanical Lifeforms: Rivet, Widgit, and Socket are robotic aliens from a planet inhabited entirely by lifeforms just like them.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Daisy and Robin respectively wear pink and blue to differentiate them.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Robin and Daisy. Asides from gender, they also have differentiating interests, with Robin being interested in things typical for a 7-year-old boy and Daisy liking more girly things.
  • Robot Antenna: Rivet and Socket both have a singular antenna on their heads.
  • Robot Hair: Widgit has a mechanical ponytail.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Socket has a habit of exploding without warning due to his outdated build.
  • Talking Animal: Sam, thanks to a voice chip made by Rivet and Widgit. However, he's still pretty much a normal dog in terms of thought processes and intelligence.
  • Title Theme Tune: "Clang Invasion! We're gonna make some noise! Clang Invasion! With interstellar toys!"
  • True Blue Femininity: Widgit, as the most feminine of the robots, is blue.