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  • Acceptable Religious Targets: Gus' Amish parents. They make statues of manure for example.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: "The Return of Robotgirl" and "The Old Switcharobot" imply, if just a little bit, that Protoboy is a "Well Done, Son!" Guy in regards to Moshimo, in his own twisted way.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Some fans enjoy Gus, others, not so much... There is one side that finds him entertaining for his Jerkass behavior and crude comic relief—in other words being a G-rated version of Eric Cartman—while others absolutely despise him for the same reason and wish Tommy and Lola would just betray him already. Luckily, the show caters to the latter side by humiliating him and having him meet his own end towards the episode's resolution. The Mysterious Mr. Enter said he would rather adopt D.W. than listen to Gus for five more minutes.
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  • Best Known for the Fanservice: Ask anyone what they remember most fondly about the show and you usually get one of two answers: Tommy's mom or the P.E. teacher.
  • Cargo Ship: The IT teacher from "Tween for a Day" seems way too attached to her work.
  • Ear Worm: "OH! I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves, I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves..."
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Robotgirl. She's only in two episodes, but gets a lot of fan art and YouTube videos.
    • Protoboy could count too.
    • Tommy's mom, Debbie Turnbull; there's a lot of pinup art of her online.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: This show seems to have a small but impressive cult following in Japan, considering it's "Blue Japanese-American-themed" titular robot character rarity.
    • You can find the actual Region 2 French-Language DVD sets (Especially Volume 1) only on Ebay from France or Ebay France.
    • This show still airs in the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, and Germany in the present time.
    • This show has a surprisingly high number of fans in North America and Asia, which begs the question why this show is no longer shown there after 2008.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • "The Sleepover" had a Cyber Cyclops robot with a British accent. Sound familiar?
    • Robotboy and Robotgirl's Activated mode unintentionally reminds some anime fans of Cure Marine and Cure Blossom, respectively from Heartcatch Precure!
  • Love to Hate: The show wouldn't be much of a comedy without Gus.
  • Moe:
    • Robotgirl is so adorable she will make your teeth fall out.
    • Robotboy himself, too, given he and she are pretty much the same.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Kamikazi ordering a brainwashed Robotboy to kill Tommy in "Crying Time".
  • Robo Ship: Protoboy is revealed to have a wife in "The Revenge of Protoboy". However, she becomes a case of What Happened to the Mouse?.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Dwight is considered one for being such an abusive parent that he makes Peter Griffin look like father of the year, if that's even possible...
    • Tommy's older brother, Donnie. He's such an asshole to him for no apparent reason, other than For the Evulz.
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  • Tear Jerker: Robotboy's Disney Death in "The Tune Up".
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks!:
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Many fans are disappointed that in "The Return of Robotgirl", Robotgirl became a sad, indecisive crybaby because of her amnesia.
  • Toy Ship: Robotboy/Robotgirl, almost literally. Ditto Lola/Tommy and Bambi/Kurt.
  • The Woobie:
    • Robotboy just wants to be a real boy and have fun like his trio of human companions. Is that too much to ask for?
    • Robotgirl, especially in "The Return of Robotgirl" where she had amnesia.
    • In a sense, Constantine. Sure, he's a bad guy, but Kamikazi mistreats him very badly, and on some occasions he is shown to be nicer than his boss, such as "Teasebots". Also, in "Kamispazi!" it's implied that he grew up in an orphanage. If that doesn't make you want to hug him, nothing will.
    • Tommy too, especially in "I Want That Toy" and "Crying Time".


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