Sunday, September 27, 2009

Astro Boy Commercials

The first line of the commercials for Astro Boy is "He was a robot ... who wanted to become a real boy."

What? A robot who wants to a real boy? I've never heard of such a thing! How are we to cope with such a shockingly original plot?

Or, to quote the noted robot expert Joel Robinson, "Oh, Tom Servo, you've got Pinocchio syndrome!"

Sheesh.

(EDIT: It says in that TV Tropes link that "Astro Boy is perhaps the oldest anime expression of this trope." Canonical or not, it's still boring)

2 comments:

Robert Hutchinson said...
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Robert Hutchinson said...

I offer the only thing I can possibly offer to a discussion of Astro Boy:

"I must succeed!"

(yaaaaaargh)