A Brief History of The Robot

Robot Man PeabodyFolks, we here at ZDoggMD.com have been tackling some weighty topics lately: hospitalist burnout, healthcare rationing, and looney vaccine denialism to name just a few. One might think that it would be high time for some comic relief from the comic relief, right? WRONG.

This is no time for comedy, what with the robots getting ready to take over the world and all. I mean, first Watson defeats a couple of carbon-based Jeopardy players (of course, it wasn’t really a fair fight since Alex Trebek is a known android). Then doctors start using robots to help teach autistic kids about emotions. WTF? Human’s can’t even teach EMOTIONS better than a machine anymore?!? What’s next, a robot doing that most human of tasks: prostate surgery? [Editor’s Note: Ummm…yeah. See NYTimes Health.]

It was in this, humanity’s most desperate hour, that we were deluged with another 16 hours of rambling footage by Dr. Herman Peabody, the self-proclaimed World’s Funniest Internist. Sifting through hours of disjointed dialogue on everything from Raynaud’s Syndrome in dolphins to the use of BenGay sliding scales for acute cardiac chest pain, I nearly tossed the whole bag of Betamax tapes in the garbage. Until I found something amazing: footage that I realized would revolutionize the public’s understanding of the coming Robot Apocalypse.

Fluent in the binary language of moisture vaporators, Dr. Peabody turns out to be an expert of sorts in robotology. So much so that he is affectionately known to his nurses and patients alike as The Blandroid. Prepare, my friends, for Peabody 2K!

  • Eustice Seeney

    I remember goin’ to a stripper bar in hell, the dancers done got them selves all nekkit and moved around like robots – That there is one site to see, especially after theyc’e started in on the pole dancin’. The collsarn robot strippers’d just slide on down and had to be yanked back up with an electromagnet, ya know the kind they use at junkyards. So if you’re gonna be a stripper in hell you best not have a metal plate in your head.\n\nYour fan and advisor of hell’s amenities, facilities, and fine resorts and dining in the afterlife,\n\n\nEustice Seeney

    • Doc Quixote

      Well I’m sure you agree, Dr. Peabody makes one “hell” of a robot!

  • That there is some freakin’ hilarious home grown humor.

    • The Peabody Android rarely disappoints! Glad you enjoyed it, Double H!

  • Hutchinshouse

    Sweet robot Dr. Peabody. Thanks for the history lesson.

    • Doc Quixote

      Thanks Hutchinshouse…I think the most important lesson is that spending fifteen years under medical textbooks doesn’t mean you can’t still boogie!

  • Kozby

    How can you talk about the robot and not mention Robert Shields of Shields and Yarnell. You showed stock footage of the early 20th century but only show footage of your interpretation of the dance. I also noticed toward the end of this clip you began to mention fusion, showing a bit of waving in which case you have to mention Marcell Marceau and the numerous wavers coming out of California during the mid 70’s. Probably one of the most famous poppers who could wave was Popping Taco but I digress, You also did not show any footage of the soul train dancers who did the robot, or Robot Charles or Slim the Robot. Can you talk about the the influence of these dancers and their contribution to the Robot Dance?

    • Sir, we here at ZDoggMD Industries appreciate a good Robotologist when we see one. I will refer this matter to the highest authorities for fact checking (the great Doc Quixote himself), and shall consider an addendum should it be fitting to the historical accuracy of our treatise. Thank you for your submission, good day sir. Or, as you may better understand, “01100010011101001001101001”

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