Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (1999–2001)

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When under attack by evil aliens or an insane robot cult only Big Guy and Rusty can save America!

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Series cast summary:
 Dr. Neugog (1 episode, 1999)
 Po the Obliterator (1 episode, 2001)


Created by the government to fight of world threatening peril Big Guy was the world's first artificially intelligent robot... or so the government wanted us to believe. But Big Guy is really just a super-suit with a man inside posing as Big Guy's mechanic. The world was not to know Big Guy wasn't A.I. because they couldn't tell society the technology wasn't ready yet. Years later Big Guy finds himself being replaced by an enthusiastic young robot named Rusty who actually has A.I. as well as the mind and personality of a ten-year old. But when saving the world proves too hard for Rusty Big Guy is called out of retirement. But now he must show the young robot the ropes. Written by Kai-18

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18 September 1999 (USA)  »

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(26 episodes)


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26 episodes were written and produced, though the final moment of the series ended with a 1950s B-movie style "question mark" which would have enabled the saga to continue had the series been picked up for another season. See more »


Rusty: We're robots. We don't have brains. Not that we're stupid.
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Big Guy and Rusty make big smash
3 March 2001 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Big Guy and Rusty is one of the best cartoons out there today. I read that someone related it to "Gigantor" meets "Astro Boy". The show is filled with voices you wouldn't think of doing a cartoon. R. Lee Ermey is General Thorton, he's still doing military roles but not like his known drill sgt. Stephen Root and Kathy Kinney are Donovan and Jenny, Stephen is Jimmy James from, "News Radio" and Kathy is Mimi from "The Drew Carey Show." Clancy Brown was recently in "Starship Troopers" and now he's all four voices of the Legion in the cartoon. The Big Guy is funny as he dishes out lines like "Who wants pie? Piping hot," with his guns drawn. The placement of his guns are humor enough, they look like arm pit cannons, and when he's not using his guns he's doing wrestling like moves to pummel the bad guys. Looking at the comic book, the animated version looks pretty good. Big metropolitan looking Neutronic City with the Shiny Big Guy and Rusty the boy robot guarding it against disaster. The Big Guy is patriotic while Rusty is learning the ropes of saving lives. With their number one rule, "Robots don't harm humans." This is a wonderful show with humor left and right, enough for the kids and the adults to enjoy. I hope we get more episodes or seasons, or more shows like this.

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