Robot Commando Obeys Your Command


The 1960s was filled with some pretty amazing toys, but Robot Commando is very high on the list of cool toys. If you like toys and/or robots, you will love it. What interests me about this commercial is the way the narrator says robot. He pronounces it ro-but. Which brings me back to my youth, because this is the way my Mom and Grandmother pronounces robot and I thought it was hilarious (butt). At some point my Mom started pronouncing it bot, probably to get me to stop giggling, but my Grandmother was very insistent that she was pronouncing it correctly. Even now, I will occasionally pronounce it that way just to remind myself of the good ol’ days.


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One thought on “Robot Commando Obeys Your Command

  1. vinvectrex says:

    Never seen this before, bu it is amazing. And, for that pronunciation of “robot” (robut) I always think of Dr. Zoidberg who says it the same way.

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