If HBO’s Girls was more like this spoof, Robots, I would actually watch it. Where else are you going to see the ups and downs, the trials and tribulations of a young, hip robot in the city? She’s just trying to navigate the confusing world of human social interactions, familial relations, and casual sexual encounters. Not an easy feat for a conglomeration of wires and circuit boards, especially one whose parents won’t spring for monthly upgrades so she won’t doesn’t become obsolete. It’s hard out there for a droid.
This video comes from Funny or Die, and is performed by the New York City sketch comedy troupe Dinner for One. They do a really good job of capturing the feel of Girls in their lampoon, which is, of course, key to making a truly funny parody.
There’s a great awkward sex scene, where the guy doesn’t know what the hell he’s supposed to do. He’s less skeevy than the original, and just as perplexed as everyone else about where things may or may not fit. “I don’t know if there is a right place.” And then you have the small-town microwave from high school showing up on the scene, part of her past that she’d rather leave there.
Girls creator and star Lena Dunham has raked in a decent collection of awards to decorate her mantel, and it’s at least partially her fault that her robot counterpart is so terrible at sexting. As you can imagine, typing on a phone is difficult when both of your hands are made out of Golden Globes.
It’s a little sad that Robots “premieres never, because it’s fake.” Like I said, I would actually watch this.