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THE TALKING COMEDY ROBOT ON DVD AT LAST.
on 15 January 2008
Metal Mickey was one of my favourite shows from childhood that is until the final series as the joke was wearing thin by that time. Anyway the robot was built by Mr Wilberforce played by Mike Stainton a mad inventor who wanted a mechanical home help. Micky's annoying catch phrase was 'Boogie Boogie' and it would move it's arms and do a dance at the same time. Micky would also get into all sorts of scrapes using magic mostly directed at Granny played by Irene Handl. The Robot made it's first Tv debut on the kids show 'Saturday Banana' then got it's own show. The series ran for four series from 1980 to 1983 with 39 episodes in total. The series was produced and conceived by Micky Dolenz of the Tv 'Monkeys' fame. It's great to see this reach Dvd after so many years and will bring back many memories. It wasn't the best comedy ever but it was very much of it's time with the 'White Hot' 1980's computer revolution.