Grounded for Life

Season 2 Episode 11

Mr. Roboto

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Jan 30, 2002 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Jimmy and his class are having a robot science fair. Sean goes all out to create a "first place" robot for Jimmy. When the judge of the fair calls Jimmy's robot "substantial robot" and "you could prop a door wide open with this!" Sean stands up and admits that he made his son's robot. He requests that the other parents do the same (It's obvious that the other robots were made by the parents.) In the end, Jimmy and his robot, fight Benji (his classmate) and his robot in a robot battle!moreless

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  • Mr. Roboto

    Another story line put on the forefront that was a bit strange for Grounded for Life but again, it surely worked out. The subplot was the best thing for me though. Lilly's imagination can really run wild sometime. The possible scenarios were great, and we actually got a pretty good payoff with Eddie sleeping with the dance instructor.

    The distinction between dance squad and cheerleader also amused me for some reason. As for the main plot, it was strange but we got a pretty satisfying payoff to show for it. I'm sure everyone knew the other parents wouldn't admit to making the robots though.

    The lobster thing was also pretty funny. Solid installment to Grounded for Life's second season.moreless
Richard Riehle

Richard Riehle

Walt Finnerty (Season 1-2, recurring otherwise)

Megyn Price

Megyn Price

Claudia Finnerty

Kevin Corrigan

Kevin Corrigan

Eddie Finnerty

Lynsey Bartilson

Lynsey Bartilson

Lily Finnerty

Donal Logue

Donal Logue

Sean Finnerty

Jake Burbage

Jake Burbage

Henry Finnerty (2001-2004)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Walt tells Henry that the lobsters are alive when he shows them to him. However, the lobsters were red. Lobster shells don't turn red until after they have been cooked

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Lily: Oh my God,Uncle Eddie, I thought you broke Kelli's leg.
      Eddie: I would never hurt anyone. I'm like Ghandi.
      Lily: But you did sleep with Ms. Spinoze and then take off?
      Eddie: All right I'm not exactly like Ghandi.

    • Sean: Thanks to Claudia we had a wimp robot.
      Claudia: We had an age appropriate robot.
      Sean: It was getting picked on by all the other robots. Thank God, it didn't have any lunch money.

    • Lily: Hey Mom. Mom, uh do you think Uncle Eddie is capable of doing something really bad?
      Claudia: Absolutely. Claudia moves Lily's Drink to a coaster. Coaster!
      Lily: No I mean seriously do you think he is?
      Claudia: Yes would you like me to make you a list?
      Lily: I mean something totally illegal.
      Claudia: Are you wearing a wire?

  • NOTES (1)