ConanBot Episode #1: ATM Withdraw

There must be something universal about our desire to perish at the hands of self-aware robots. The latest robot is called Chungbot

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What is Chungbot? According to yahoonews.com, it's a 5 ft. tall robot with a computer monitor for a head. On that computer monitor is the face of Dr. Chung -- Chungbot's inventor -- who is being beamed from the webcam of his personal computer 1,500 miles away.

I love Chungbot. It's a robotic proxy that can run all of the embarrassing or tedious errands I currently send my interns to do.

We've created our own Conanbot.


(Conanbot enters stage.  It looks cheap and terrible.  Conan has a remote control.)

Conan: Now we're in the middle of a show and I just realized that I need some money.  ConanBot, take my ATM card and bring me back $200, okay?

(Conan grabs the remote and directs the robot to leave the studio and go outside. ConanBot passes people on the street, saying hello from his desk. The Conanbot is going slowly and can't make it over a speed bump; it falls over.  A passerby picks it up.  Finally, ConanBot makes it to an ATM vestibule and can't insert the card to open the door.  He looks inside and sees people who refuse to let him in.  He shouts, "I'm Conan O'Brien.  Please let me in."  Finally, he gets in and after great pains, receives cash from the ATM.  As soon as he leaves, someone approaches him and takes the $200... then, knocks him over.)

Conan: Conanbot, NO!