Robots freak me out. I remember watching Lost In Space when I was a kid and ‘Robby The Robot’ gave me some horrible nightmares. So did ‘Rosie’ from The Jetsons. And ‘Twiki The Robot’ from Buck Rogers made my skin crawl. But all of them paled in comparison to ‘Mr Roboto’ from the video and song of the same name by the legendary rock band, Styx.
Call me a wimp all you want, but I’m not afraid to admit my fears. And it’s bad enough to have one creepy robot, but then to have it morph and replicate into five robots is creepy robot overload! Not even Dennis DeYoung’s angelic voice can deter me from being freaked out by these walking metallic nightmares. I honestly remember having to turn the channel when the Mr. Roboto music video would come on MTV when I was 7-years-old, which when I think about it now is actually quite embarrassing. It’s a bit more tolerable today since I’m a grown-ass man, but I still am deeply troubled by it. And that’s even more embarrassing. Fuck you, creepy robots.