Metal Mickey (1980–1983)

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Metal Mickey was a robot built by young Ken to do chores around the house. Ken was the eldest child of a typical British family--well, almost typical. Metal Mickey was endowed with a number... See full summary »

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Michael Stainton ...
 Father (39 episodes, 1980-1983)
Georgina Melville ...
 Mother (39 episodes, 1980-1983)
Ashley Knight ...
 Ken (39 episodes, 1980-1983)
Lucinda Bateson ...
 Haley (39 episodes, 1980-1983)
Lola Young ...
 Janey (39 episodes, 1980-1983)
Gary Shail ...
 Steve (38 episodes, 1980-1983)
Metal Mickey ...
 Metal Mickey (37 episodes, 1980-1983)
Irene Handl ...
 Granny (23 episodes, 1980-1983)
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Metal Mickey was a robot built by young Ken to do chores around the house. Ken was the eldest child of a typical British family--well, almost typical. Metal Mickey was endowed with a number of magic powers, which enabled it to battle aliens, travel through time, survive extreme temperatures, and other outlandish situations. Mostly Metal Mickey just caused trouble for the Wilburforces, but the family loved him anyway. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Oh, come on - it was bad, but not THAT bad...
16 April 2003 | by (Cardiff, Wales) – See all my reviews

I can't argue with Rob Taylor - Metal Mickey was, let's face it, a pile of rubbish. But, to be fair, it was so bad, it was laughably bad.

Metal Mickey didn't only have one of '80s Comedy's most bizarre title characters, but the criminally underrated Michael Stainton and the stupendously talented (and critically acclaimed) Irene Handl in its' ranks. The latter did not appear at all in series 3, and her appearances became increasingly sporadic in the closing stages of the final series' run, but the first two series (in which she was the show's main attraction besides Mickey himself), were enjoyable, harmless fun. Mickey summoning aliens, Mickey sending people back in time, Mickey bringing chaos to situations where this word had never existed before, Mickey spouting his catchphrases "Boogie Boogie" and "My Little Fruitbat"... wow, even as I think about it twenty years on, those memories of my younger life come flooding back.

Rubbish? Undoubtedly.

Suicidally catastropohic? No way!!


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