Let’s Kill Carl: Sci-Fi’s 10 Most Annoying Characters
Twiki (Buck Rogers)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century had just about everything you could possibly want. There was Erin Gray, futuristic action, campy special effects, and it was a fun throwback to old-school movie matinee serials. (At least it is in my head, I haven’t watched it in decades, and I’m afraid to because I don’t want to know if it doesn’t hold up. I’m also a little surprised Hollywood hasn’t rehased this property yet.) And then there’s Twiki. Fucking Twiki. Even as a young kid I wanted terrible things to happen to Buck’s comic robot sidekick, even if he was voiced by the legendary Mel Blanc.
Every time that cloying little ambuquad shuffled into frame, the scene took a sharp downward turn. And it was never long before he let loose with his catchphrase, or in his case, catch noise, “biddi-biddi-biddi.” And you just wanted Buck, or anyone, really, to kick him down a flight of stairs and laugh as he cried in his stupid robotic language. They can go get Dr. Theopolis to translate.
How We Would Kill Him Off: Hammer. A big one. Barring that, you can use an electromagnet and compactor like they do with cars in a junkyard.