Robotic morning routines in tv/movies?
September 13, 2012 9:52 AM   Subscribe

Automated/robotic morning wake-up from tv show or movie...

I'm trying to remember a tv show or movie with an automated morning routine where the character in question is having robots/machines brush his (I believe it was a male character) teeth, dress him, make breakfast, etc. I don't even remember whether it was animated or live-action. Any help? I'm fuzzy on pretty much all the details but can sort of clearly remember the toothbrushing part.
posted by thewumpusisdead to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Jetsons?
posted by davebush at 9:53 AM on September 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wallace and Gromit?
posted by gnutron at 9:55 AM on September 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Wallace and Gromit?
posted by tomboko at 9:55 AM on September 13, 2012


Pee-Wee's Big Adventure?
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:55 AM on September 13, 2012


http://www.wallaceandgromit.com/, it's a plot point - in each animation Wallace's robotics become crazier.
posted by readery at 9:56 AM on September 13, 2012


Definitely not Pee-Wee. I don't think it was Wallace and Gromit. If it was animation, I don't think it was stop-motion. I'm leaning towards thinking it was live-action.
posted by thewumpusisdead at 10:32 AM on September 13, 2012


Does this list of robots in film and TV ring any bells?

From flipping through it, I am wondering if there was a scene like that in Batteries Not Included, or maybe Bicentennial Man?
posted by sparklemotion at 10:39 AM on September 13, 2012


Wall-E has a scene like this, where the captain is waking up and robots are hovering all around and grooming him.
posted by Daily Alice at 10:41 AM on September 13, 2012


The opening scene of Back to the Future shows Doc Brown's machines making coffee and burning toast.
posted by saltwater at 10:47 AM on September 13, 2012


And this list of Rube Goldberg machines in media might be helpful.
posted by saltwater at 10:48 AM on September 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?
posted by Heart_on_Sleeve at 12:30 PM on September 13, 2012


Jimmy Neutron?
posted by dogmom at 12:40 PM on September 13, 2012


Casper, as in Casper the Friendly Ghost! The one with Christina Ricci. Casper's dad was a crazy inventor. The machine brushes his teeth, dresses him, makes eggs. Or used to, when he was alive. I checked on tvtropes-- it's called the up'n'at'em machine. Thank you for reminding me of this.
posted by dee lee at 9:46 PM on November 8, 2012


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