Robot and Monster
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Robot and Monster is an American CGI animated television series created by Dave Pressler, Joshua Sternin and J.R. Ventimilia. Main characters Robot and Monster are voiced by Curtis Armstrong and comedian Harland Williams, respectively. It began production in 2009 and was ordered for a full 26-episode season in 2010, before finally premiering on Nickelodeon on August 4, 2012. The entire series was released on DVD exclusive to Amazon.com in 2014. The series was taken off Nickelodeon the same year it premiered and the remaining episodes aired on Nicktoons. One episode remains unaired but it was still released on a 2014 DVD and later through the Noggin app.
|Robot and Monster|
|Created by||Dave Pressler|
|Voices of||Curtis Armstrong|
|Theme music composer||Brad Joseph Breeck|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||26 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Dave Pressler|
|Running time||22 minutes (11 minutes per segment)|
|Production company(s)||Smasho! Productions|
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
|Original network||Nickelodeon (2012) |
Noggin (app) (2015)
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Original release||August 4, 2012 –|
March 4, 2015
Working at the Blinking Light Factory is basic for Mechanicals and Organics, but Robot and Monster make an odd couple, since Robot is serious and Monster is always goofy, but that doesn't keep them from being best friends. They do everything together, such as testing gadgets out, dreaming of JD, taking care of their pet Marf, avoiding both the annoying Ogo and Robot's arrogant brother Gart, and eating tons of bacon.
- Robot Default (Curtis Armstrong) is an orange robot and is the Quality Control Inspector at the Blinking Light Factory. Robot always feels like the world is trying to keep him down, even his know-it-all brother Gart does not help at all. Luckily, after meeting Monster, who believes in him all the way, Robot is now best friends with Monster. He is the smarter, more cunning of the duo. He frequently tries to make devices, usually without success. He and Monster had been friends since they were kids, despite Monster being warned to stay away from him and his dangerous inventions.
- Monster Krumholtz (Harland Williams) is a purple minotaur-like monster Monster is the eternal optimist living by the motto that "Good things happen to good people," and that all people are good. Monster is an extremely outgoing Organic that is endlessly fascinated by the little things in life. Monster is driven to make everyone happy, and the need to explore the "shiny thing." But because of Monster's fascination with the world, he is very gullible. Unlike Robot, Monster feels like everything goes his way, although it does not, making him a very good friend to have around.
- Marf (Curtis Armstrong, Jeff Bennett in "Speak, Marf, Speak") is a pet of Robot and Monster. He is a block of metal that acts like a dog, and only says "marf".
- Ogo (Jonathan Slavin) is the third wheel of Robot and Monster's friendship. He has a big obsession for Robot and Monster, which creeps out and annoys them to no end. He constantly tries to involve himself in the duo's doings, and just cannot seem to grasp that he is not part of the team. Ogo has been known to survive near death experiences. In "Ogo's Cool", Ogo acts like Robot & Monster and Robot & Monster acts like Ogo because of Robot's cool ray. In "Ogo's Birthday" Monster still cherishes Ogo as one of his friends, though Robot does not. He is allergic to bacon which makes him drowsy/nauseous.
- Perry (Maurice LaMarche) is a robot co-worker of Robot and Monster's. He always has a smile on his face, but it's due to a function problem, as revealed in "Come On, Get Happy". He seems to get hurt a lot, and when something is thrown, it almost always hits him. He always feels miserable and the only thing that makes him genuinely happy is Robot's misfortunes. He is shaped like a sewage pipe, colored in orange with a yellow "2".
- J.D. (Megan Hilty) is a cool, rebellious biker chick whose best friend is her equally hip robotic bike Spitfire. Robot, Monster and nearly every guy at the Makin' Bacon have a huge crush on her.
- Spitfire (Cree Summer) is JD's equally hip robotic bike. They are inseparable best friends and regulars at the local bacon joint, Makin' Bacon. JD can be hot-headed at times while Spitfire is more rational and willing to avoid fights. Spitfire can be bossy, as stated in "Biker Girls". Robot has shown slight interest in Spitfire before.
- Gart Default (Maurice LaMarche) is Robot's arrogant, overbearing older brother. He is a narcissist and is always taunting Robot. He runs their family's Blinking Light factory. He is gold tinted, is shinier than Robot, has six wheels for feet, while Robot has four, and has actual hands as opposed to Robot's claws.
- Nessie (Rhea Perlman) is the six-tentacled owner and manager of the Makin' Bacon.
- Punch Morley (Fred Tatasciore) was once a Pole-O player and then he retired. He is now the handyman at the Blinking light factory. He has had short-term memory loss ever since he hit his head with a pole from a Pole-O game.
- Crikey (Nolan North) is a robot who speaks in a Cockney accent. He also has an identical cousin named Blimey and usually torments Robot & Monster and gets beaten up by J.D. and Spitfire in a few episodes.
- Mr. Wheelie (Kurtwood Smith) is Robot and Monster's landlord with a big blue head and bicycle wheels for feet. He threatens to kick Robot and Monster out of their apartment if he finds their pet Marf, since pets are not allowed.
- Master Grabmirist (Ping Wu) is a Sensei who meets up with Robot & Monster whenever they need help.
- Hal Worth-a-ton (Nolan North) is a Texan-accented salesman who lies about his products on the tube.
- Pendulum Depot (Nolan North) is a Mechanical who owns the Solid Light Factory and is the main rival to the Defaults and their Blinking Light Factory. He plans on stealing the Default's Blinking Light Formula, and make them out of business. He usually carries around a rocket umbrella for show.
- Arpa Default (April Winchell) is Gart and Robot's mother whose arrogance Gart takes after.
- Grandma Default (April Winchell) is Gart and Robot's grandmother and Arpa's mother, a cranky family member who speaks computer binary (says only "one" and "zero") and hates Organics.
- Gizmo Default (Alan Tudyk) is Robot's crazy cousin who talks to imaginary people and is considered an embarrassment to the Default family.
- Uncle Kuffley Krumholtz (Nolan North) is Monster's loud-mouth uncle who is a police officer and a teacher of the Traffic Walking School.
- Globitha Krumholtz (Cree Summer) is Monster's hyperactive child sister who has a large (and annoying) affection towards Robot (Much to Monster's jealousy). Still, Monster shows her his affection/empathy. Robot does not want her to help him with inventions because she ruins everything she touches.
- Lev Krumholtz (Bill Fagerbakke) is Monster's dad whose horns are bigger than him. His horns make him talented but are revealed to be false in "Hornica".
- Lucy (Jennifer Cody) is a Mechanical who is Robot's long-time rival. To outsmart Robot in a contest to make a two-color blinking light, she befriended Ogo so she can use his brain as a processor chip to power the blinking light in "Ogo's Friend". She always denies Robot's existence, saying that she has no idea who he is.
- The Prince of Scamtown (Fred Tatasciore) is a Mechanical who is of royal descent. He is generous despite his name. In "The Prince of Scamtown", Robot does not believe he is an actual prince although Monster does.
- Loudmouth (Maurice LaMarche) is a tiny but very angry Mechanical who is one of Robot and Monster's co-workers at the Blinking Lights Factory.
- Snap Winsome (Jeff Bennett) is an Organic and the host of various shows such as That's Amazing! and Ow! That Hurts!.
- Dame Lady Madame (Ruth Williamson) is a prestigious female Mechanical of high-society.
- Bea Holder (Harriet Sansom Harris) is a cycloptic Organic who is a trendsetter.
- Howly (Maurice LaMarche) is a cyber monkey that flies into rage when having photos taken. Monster befriended it in "The Dark Night".
- Lil' Lugnuts (Nolan North) is an Organic and was Monster's idol until Robot found that Lil' Lugnuts was actually a criminal.
- Katie (Carol Ann Susi) is a mechanical lady, and the owner of Narf. She finds Robot and Monster to be annoying, and thinks Marf is a stupid name.
- The Organic Pole-O Players are a series of players who seem to dislike Robot, Monster, and Punch Morley.
- The chronological order of the series is by production code, rather than by how the episodes are aired or how they're listed on the DVD.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1a||"Monster's Great Escape"||Sam Levine||Julia Miranda||August 4, 2012||110||2.9|
|Monster is shocked to discover that Robot had played a practical joke on him during their childhood. Monster decides to get even by pulling an elaborate prank on Robot. However, practical jokes do not come naturally to Monster and the joke he pulls ends up being on himself.|
|1b||"Game Boys"||Gary Conrad||Julia Miranda||August 4, 2012||106||2.9|
|Monster helps Robot achieve his life-long dream of playing in a Pole-O game (this world's most popular sport, a cross between football and caber tossing). This could very well be the highlight of Robot's life, assuming he survives despite his failure.|
|2a||"Between Brothers"||Sam Levine||Joshua Sternin & J.R. Ventimilia||August 11, 2012||114||N/A|
|When Robot's mean-spirited older brother Gart becomes the landlord of Robot & Monster's building, the boys must put their heads together to get their apartment back.|
|2b||"Safety First"||Sam Levine||Gary Conrad||August 11, 2012||113||N/A|
|After another injury at the Blinking Light Factory, Gart commissions Robot and Monster to make a safety film. Robot is the director, a position he relishes, until he has to replace Monster, the film's star, with Ogo.|
|3a||"How to Train Your Marf"||Adam Henry||Julia Miranda||August 11, 2012||111||N/A|
|Marf's behavior takes a destructive turn for the worse, forcing Robot & Monster to institute emergency pet training. They each draw on their personal strengths to devise training methods for their beloved pet, only to discover he may not be all that he appears.|
|3b||"Blinking Light"||Sam Levine||Dave Schiff||August 11, 2012||112||N/A|
|Gart leaves the factory to receive an award. Due to this, he leaves Robot in charge of the Blinking Light Factory, but things don't go as planned.|
|4a||"The Blimp"||Adam Henry||Kacey Arnold||August 12, 2012||103||2.5|
|Robot & Monster want to buy a blimp, but their obsession with bacon gets in the way. What will they do when they have so much bacon grease in their bodies that the blimp is unable to fly with them in it?|
|4b||"Come On, Get Happy"||Gary Conrad||Joshua Sternin & J.R. Ventimilia||August 12, 2012||102||2.5|
|When Robot & Monster discover Perry, a mechanical co-worker of theirs who always seems to be smiling, Monster is distressed that he may no longer be The Happiest Guy in the World. Robot takes it upon himself to help his friend regain his smile, but then Perry's smile turns out to be just the way his face is stuck.|
|5a||"Nobody Panic"||Adam Henry||Laurie Israel & Rachel Ruderman||August 12, 2012||107||2.5|
|When Nessie takes her first vacation, Robot & Monster agree to fill in for her - cooking and serving bacon at The Makin' Bacon. The arrangement, however, soon sends the eatery out of control.|
|5b||"Adventures in Babysitting"||Adam Henry||Julia Miranda||August 12, 2012||119||2.5|
|When Globitha (Monster's younger sister who has a fanatical crush on Robot) comes to stay with the boys, she inadvertently wreaks havoc on Robot's preparations for the city's Big Blimp Race.|
|6a||"Speeding Ticket"||Gary Conrad||Kenny Byerly||August 18, 2012||117||2.6|
|When Monster's Uncle Cuffley loses his confidence, Robot and Monster set out to ignite his passion for the law.|
|6b||"Hornica"||Sam Levine||Joshua Sternin & J.R. Ventimilia||August 18, 2012||118||2.6|
|Monster's father comes to visit, and Monster loses his horns just before Hornica.|
|7a||"Cheer Up Wheelie"||Sam Levine||Jeremy Shipp||August 18, 2012||148||2.2|
|After Mr. Wheelie raises their rent, Robot and Monster set out to discover what makes him so angry in the hopes that, once they cheer him up, he'll stop being cruel to everybody.|
|7b||"Ogo's Friend"||Sam Levine||Kenny Byerly||August 18, 2012||126||2.2|
|Ogo befriends Robot's nemesis, Lucy. Together, they create a two-color blinking light before Robot can create even one, to Robot's surprise and jealousy.|
|8a||"Biker Girls"||Adam Henry||Kenny Byerly||August 19, 2012||115||2.4|
|J.D. comes to stay with Robot and Monster after she and Spitfire have a big fight. However, Robot and Monster feel she might not be the best roommate.|
|8b||"The Prince of Scamtown"||Adam Henry||Kenny Byerly||August 19, 2012||104||2.4|
|Monster starts giving all of the money Robot gives him to pay the house bills to a strange figure called The Prince of Scamtown who promises to pay Monster back.|
|9a||"Pinball Wizard"||Gary Conrad||Jeremy Shipp||August 19, 2012||108||1.7|
|Robot becomes Monster's guinea pig when Monster starts playing "pinball", a game where you have to throw spiky balls at a target.|
|9b||"Speak Marf Speak"||Adam Henry||Peter Tibbals & Eric Goldberg||August 19, 2012||116||1.7|
|Robot invents a device to translate Marf's speech into English, but when the pet tires of being treated as such, he enslaves Robot and Monster.|
|10a||"Security Risk"||Gary Conrad||Kenny Byerly||August 25, 2012||109||2.4|
|Robot decides to create a dangerous security system after having his apartment burglarized.|
|10b||"Ogo's Birthday"||Gary Conrad||Peter Goldfinger||August 25, 2012||105||2.4|
|While attempting to avoid attending Ogo's birthday party, Robot and Monster visit the city's Sewage Treatment Plant and discover it is a wondrous theme park. Soon, they discover they were the only ones invited to Ogo's party and they end up going anyway.|
|11a||"Doctor? No!"||Gary Conrad||Dave Schiff||August 25, 2012||123||2.0|
|After contracting a disease called "robies" from being bitten by Marf, Robot decides to endure the ever-worsening symptoms in order to avoid seeing a doctor. Unfortunately, he soon turns into a mime as a side-effect of the robies, so Monster has to find a way to help him.|
|11b||"Monster Invention"||Sam Levine||Kenny Byerly||August 25, 2012||143||2.0|
|Robot creates laser-pointed pop-bacon and hopes for it to become a great invention. However, he becomes jealous when Monster creates a head-scratching invention made of found objects that becomes an overnight success.|
|12a||"Litterbug"||Sam Levine||Dave Schiff||September 1, 2012||121||2.8|
|Monster believes that Robot has been unfairly accused of littering and takes his case to court.|
|12b||"Model Citizen"||Gary Conrad||Laurie Israel & Rachel Ruderman||September 1, 2012||122||2.8|
|Robot is declared the new standard of beauty by a famous fashionista.|
|13a||"Grandma's Day Out"||Adam Henry||Julia Miranda||September 1, 2012||120||2.5|
|Robot must find his Grandma when she goes missing.|
|13b||"Spare Robot"||Gary Conrad||Gabriel Garza||September 1, 2012||144||2.5|
|Robot creates a replica of himself to do tedious tasks.|
|14a||"Apartment 3 1/2"||Adam Henry||Kenny Byerly||September 8, 2012||137||2.6|
Robot teaches Monster how to be an adult, but soon Robot starts to see Monster's imaginary friend, Fuzzy Slippers.Special guest star: Adam Wylie as Fuzzy Slippers.
|14b||"Don't! Walk!"||Gary Conrad||Jase Ricci||September 8, 2012||138||2.6|
|After a tragic fair accident, Monster loses his walking license.|
|15a||"Lil' Lugnuts"||Sam Levine||Sindy Boveda-Spackman||September 15, 2012||129||2.7|
|Robot discovers that Monster's childhood idol is a thief.|
|15b||"Letterology"||Adam Henry||Julia Miranda||September 15, 2012||130||2.7|
|Monster and Robot find out about "letterology," a new form of horoscopes that has to do with what "letter" you are. When Monster finds out Robot's "letter," he tries to keep Robot awake because he thinks Robot will wake up to disaster.|
|16a||"The Party"||Gary Conrad||Julia Miranda||September 22, 2012||133||2.7|
|Robot must keep his crazy cousin Gizmo from learning about a family party, because he's afraid Gizmo will ruin the party.|
|16b||"First Impressions"||Sam Levine||Jim Mortensen||September 22, 2012||134||2.7|
Robot's hero is in town and looking for an apprentice.Special guest star: Jon Polito as Sir Cranklin.
|17a||"Game On"||Adam Henry||Dave Schiff||September 26, 2012||135||1.7|
|Robot and Monster compete with J.D. and Spitfire on a game show, threatening their friendship.|
|17b||"Bad News Baconeers"||Gary Conrad||Kenny Byerly||September 26, 2012||136||1.7|
|Robot coaches a team of young Pole-O players.|
|18a||"Anger Management"||Adam Henry||Dave Schiff||October 13, 2012||147||1.5|
|Monster takes classes to learn how to be angry.|
|18b||"Family Business"||Chuck Austen||Jase Ricci||October 13, 2012||150||1.5|
|After being disrespected by his family, Robot quits their business to go work for a competitor.|
|19a||"The Bacon Tree"||Sam Levine||Peter Goldfinger||October 27, 2012||124||1.6|
|Robot and Monster are growing bacon trees. Robot tries to engineer one with an invention, but fails. Monster successfully grows a bacon tree exclusively with love, so when the bacon tree becomes jealous, it turns evil and attacks all of his friends.|
|19b||"The Dark Night"||Chuck Austen||Joshua Sternin & J.R. Ventimilia||October 27, 2012||140||1.6|
|Monster befriends Howly, the rampaging cyber-monkey, so Robot decides to learn self-defense.|
|20a||"The Package"||Chuck Austen||Kacey Arnold||November 3, 2012||146||2.1|
|Robot and Monster decide to make a little extra money for a color Tube by delivering a secret package to a series of suspicious characters, but they realize too late that they've entangled themselves into something much bigger.|
|20b||"Ogo's Cool"||Adam Henry||Gary Rolin||November 3, 2012||145||2.1|
|After testing Robot's latest invention, the Cool Ray, Robot and Monster find themselves desperate for thecool Ogo's attention.|
|21a||"Super Pole"||Gary Conrad||Julia Miranda||November 10, 2012||125||1.6|
|Monster becomes overly aggressive while rooting for a rival sports team, resulting in tension between him and Robot.|
|21b||"Boomerang"||Chuck Austen||Dave Schiff||November 10, 2012||149||1.6|
|Monster sets out to prove the existence of karma. In a subplot, Robot tries to find a way to get revenge on Gart.|
|22||"Baconmas"||Gary Conrad &|
|Joshua Sternin & J.R. Ventimilia||December 8, 2012||131/132||2.1|
Tensions run high when both Robot and Monster's families are invited to celebrate Baconmas at their apartment.Special guest star: Jeffrey Tambor as Saint Crispy.
|23a||"Dirty Money"||Gary Conrad||Dave Schiff||December 26, 2013Nicktoons)(||127||N/A|
|Robot and Monster want to be caught up on the newest trend, "Giggle Sticks." They think it's their lucky day when they find money on the ground, but problems arise when they argue about what to do with the money.|
|23b||"What J.D. Wants"||Sam Levine||Julia Miranda||December 26, 2013(Nicktoons)||128||N/A|
|Robot and Monster compete and try to impress J.D. to see who can win her over.|
|24a||"J.D. Loves Gart"||Adam Henry||Kenny Byerly & Jase Ricci||February 14, 2015(Nicktoons)||141||0.13|
When it appears that J.D. has fallen for Gart, Robot sets out to reveal Gart's true character to J.D., while Monster desperately clings to his ideals of true love. |
Note: Episode was first released November 17, 2012 on Amazon Video, and later on November 11, 2014 on DVD.
|24b||"Misery Date"||Gary Conrad||Julia Miranda||February 14, 2015(Nicktoons)||142||0.13|
Robot is forced to be Globitha's date to the school dance. |
Note: Episode was first released on November 17, 2012 on Amazon Video, and later on November 11, 2014 on DVD.
|25a||"A Better Marf Trap"||Sam Levine||Joshua Sternin & J.R. Ventimilia||March 4, 2015Noggin)(||101||N/A|
Robot and Monster recount on how they got their pet Marf: They found a mysterious mechanical creature living in the wall of their apartment, which they named Marf and made their pet. |
Note: Episode was first released on November 11, 2014 on DVD.
|25b||"Monster Lie"||Adam Henry||Kenny Byerly||March 4, 2015(Noggin)||139||N/A|
Robot and Monster lie to Perry that his homemade, terrible-smelling cologne smells good. To keep up the lie, they must continue to buy and wear the cologne, no matter how much it makes them stink. |
Note: Episode was first released on November 11, 2014 on DVD.
|26||"Monster Hit"||Chuckles Austin|
|Joshua Sternin & J.R. Ventimilia||July 19, 2014(Nicktoons)||151/152||N/A|
Robot and Monster become a musical sensation when Robot's invention creates a catchy song for Monster to perform. In a not-so-subtle parallel to the break-up of The Beatles, Monster then falls for a rival performer, the screeching "Robo Ono," whom everyone else considers terrible; Ono proceeds to drive a wedge between Robot and Monster, jeopardizing the latter's chance at stardom.
Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media gave the series 4 out of 5 stars; saying that, “Robot and Monster is a hilarious animated series that celebrates friendship and explores kid-related issues with comedy and quirkiness. [...] Each story includes a lesson about being a good friend, overcoming fear, or some other issue that kids will relate to.”
On November 11, 2014, the entire series was released on DVD as a manufacture on demand Amazon exclusive in region 1 (though two episodes remain unaired at the time it was released until the first episode aired on Nicktoons and the second episode was released through the Noggin app).
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