Mr. Robot (2015– )
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Mr. Robot has an original way to show Elliot that he can be useful. Darlene and Angela take a shot at their plan.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rami Malek ... Elliot Alderson
Christian Slater ... Mr. Robot
Carly Chaikin ... Darlene
Portia Doubleday ... Angela Moss
Michel Gill ... Gideon Goddard
Michael Cristofer ... Phillip Price
Stephanie Corneliussen ... Joanna Wellick (credit only)
Martin Wallström ... Tyrell Wellick
Grace Gummer ... Dominique DiPierro
Azhar Khan ... Mobley
Sunita Mani ... Trenton
Michael Drayer ... Cisco
Omar Metwally ... Agent Santiago
Erik Jensen ... Frank Cody
Vaishnavi Sharma ... Elliot's Mother


Mr. Robot has an original way to show Elliot that he can be useful. Darlene and Angela take a shot at their plan.

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sitcom parody | 1980s | See All (2) »


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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English | Chinese | Spanish

Release Date:

10 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) takes Elliot (Rami Malek) to a "happy place" where he doesn't have to feel the pain of the beating by creating the world of a 1990s family sitcom. It was presented in the 4:3 format, and standard definition of the time. Modeled after ABC's TGIF block sitcoms such as Full House and NBC's Family Ties, the show includes familiar elements, including:
  • The first USA Network logo and first slogan "America's Favorite Cable Network".
  • A title sequence in the style of the period, including "caught in the act" introductions to each character, fuzzy scenes of the setting, and a family portrait.
  • A theme song, titled "Imagine a World Gone Insane" written and performed by Bennett Salvay and Jesse Frederick, who are best known for composing the theme songs sitcoms such as Full House (1987) and Family Matters (1989). Transitional music is heavily saxophone-based, as was typical of these shows.
  • A problem the family must solve together, and a road-trip theme, a traditional trope favoured by these sitcoms.
  • A commercial for Up All Night (1989), hosted by Gilbert Gottfried, which featured low-budget pulp films such as The Careful Massacre of the Bourgeoisie (2016)
  • ALF (1986) makes a cameo appearance.
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Even if it was necessary for some reason to send Angela in there to enter commands at the prompt in real time - which there isn't - there is definitely no valid reason not to set the path variable, and then this poorly trained operator would not have been forced to fuss around with directories at the command line interface. See more »

Crazy Credits

During Elliot's sitcom dream, the USA Network bug is the 1980s logo. When he wakes up, the bug switches to the modern logo. See more »


Features ALF: On the Road Again (1986) See more »

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Not quite sure what to make of this show anymore
11 August 2016 | by virginiacottrellSee all my reviews

So I loved the first season of Mr Robot. This second season is way to slow and we are up to episode 6 already and not much has happened.

Although I've not finished watching this episode (6) it is bugging the hell out of me that I am forced to watch a make believe sit com (think Happy Days the FONZ) of Mr Robot for the first 15 minutes. I am going to puke now and am not sure if I will continue to watch this show if they don't get it together.

The show was clever, smart and topical, its now becoming a joke. Please guys get it back to what it was before.

Boo Hoo Mr Robot come back to reality!

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