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This one's a bit of a doozy to explain. Doozy Bots was a proposed American cartoon made by Sunrise that was intended to debut in Fall 1991, but never got picked up. Its purpose was to try to appeal Gundam to Western audiences by using the SD Gundam designs.

Professor Doozy enlists the help of five students of his - Max, Polly, Scossie, Wipe-Down, and Cole - to deal with his first generation of robots, who have gone rogue and are now determined to "rob the world of fun". To make them capable of fighting back, he trusts them to an experiment of his to transfer their minds into newer robots known as "Doozy Bots" - Gundam (Max), Guncannon (Scossie), Guntank (Cole), Re-GZ (Wipe-Down), and GM (Polly).

It only spawned an infamous 4-minute pitch that never actually led to anything, and is nowadays considered one of the most obscure and harder-to-find elements in the entire Gundam franchise, with only videos and reactions of said pitch to its name.

Tropes associated with Doozy Bots are:

  • Absent-Minded Professor: Professor Doozy has some shades of this. The theme song outright calls him "wacky", and shows him intently reading notes, too busy to notice his pet monkey steal his sandwich from his hand until he bites into nothing. He's also shown fiddling with an explosive chemical at inappropriate times, needing his daughter to help him keep focus.
  • Ash Face: Professor Doozy's daughter tosses away her father's chemical solution, which explodes next to Brandon, who emerges from a bush covered in ash and coughing up smoke.
  • Big Eater: Scossie is always carrying tons of sweets with him, including while playing hockey and even in his Doozy Bot form.
  • Edible Ammunition: Scossie stops Zee Zix from firing his gun by launching a gumball into the barrel using his hockey stick.
  • Gratuitous Animal Sidekick: Professor Doozy has a pet monkey named Jimmy.
  • Lovable Jock: The central member of the Doozy Bots is Max, the star player of the football team.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Professor Doozy has a daughter that helps him in his experiments, though the promo never reveals her name.
  • Mythology Gag: One of the characters, a robot turkey named Turkulon, lays eggs that hatch into little Doms. This is pretty similar to gashapon toys, which is one of the things SD Gundam started as.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Two comic-relief children characters, Tag Along and Brandon, are respectively based off of Gary Coleman and Woody Allen. No, seriously.
  • Robo Speak: Jagd Doga-sorry, "Zee Zix" talks a bit like this, making him the most "robot" of all the robot characters.
  • Southern Belle: Polly the cheerleader has a southern accent.
  • Tagalong Kid: One literally called "Tag Along" who, along with his friend Brandon, seems to follow the main group of kids.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Polly is the only girl in the main group.
  • Totally Radical: Wipe-Down speaks like your typical Surfer Dude from a 90s cartoon.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Cole is both Black and a wheelchair user.