Cartoons: Robot Romp

Do robots dream of electric jokes?

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Robot threatens to punch its creator.
“Quick, Norton…the gratitude switch.”
Brant Parker
September 28, 1957

 

Robot leaves the room after calling its creator pop
“And quit calling me Pop!”
David Huffine
September 9, 1944

 

Postmen comment on a scientist's walking mailbox
“Him? He’s one of them crackpot inventors you read about.”
Jeff Keate
March 31, 1956

 

Robot takes himself to a patent attorney
“…and then I figured, why cut him in on it?”
Scott Taber
February 9 ,1957

 

Robot takes its date to its home.
“I’d like you to meet my mother!”
GHG
February 3, 1945

 

Robot with a sign advertising "Eat at Joe's Automat"
Al Kaufman
January 3, 1956

 

Scientist picking out a suit for his robot.
“I believe I like him better in the tweed.”
Bill King
November 20, 1954

 

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Comments

  1. I like the idea of a robotic mailbox. With ours (until we opted for a PO Box due to repeated theft & vandalism) being 550 feet from our house it would be nice to have it shuttle your mail back especially during a storm and perhaps it would not be vandalized and prevent important mail theft.

  2. Here we have 7 mid-century artist conceptions of what *’Mr. Roboto’ might have looked like. Hard to pick favorites, but the top one (gratitude switch) has to be it, followed by 2-7. The expression on the human’s face in number 4 (Patent Attorney) is shock and awe for sure.

    (*Now it’ll be stuck in my head all day, but that’s fine. A Styx fix is always welcome unless it’s ‘Babe’ or ‘Come Sail Away’. Of course they’re great at concerts for a quick exit to get rid of some consumed Coke or Sprite, right?)

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