Talk:Robot (dance)

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Popular Culture[edit]

I added a heading where instances of the dance can be put there. Gohst 06:29, 1 January 2006 (UTC)


Good idea to sort this one out a bit. I've put citation requests on several of the instances where the reference does not point out which episode or scene it refers to. I guess those entries are to be removed later if not filled in. This was completely removed, for the same reason:

The dance was frequently featured in season two of Chapelle's Show

Arru 16:21, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

External link[edit]

I changed the video link to the same file hosted on Youtube, as ebaumsworld makes enough ad-money already.

Mr. Roboto[edit]

I've reverted the following by User:Cabanaguy

The dance is often performed or correlated with the song Mr. Roboto by Styx, although the song was not the original insperation for the dance.

Although the robot is notable for not being danced to popping music (various kinds of funk), I don't know or am able to find indication that Mr. Roboto would be especially popular. Styx themselves do a really bad impression of the robot dance (though wearing cool masks ;-) in the accompanying video. This sounds more like the common ridicule of the Robot than a notable fact. Arru 18:42, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

  • I realized that this article said nothing about music, and when adding it there was an obvious space for the roboto reference, so (its meaning) is back in. Arru 19:21, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

Proper video clips[edit]

Since the robot is frequently confused with popping and liquid dancing in general, it is important that the video clips linked in this example are good examples of primarily the robot dance. Liquid and popping have their respective articles and video clips on those could include robot clips, since the robot is recognized as a particular technique in popping. Arru 15:28, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

  • Removed the following, since it was heavily edited:
A bad example of the Robot performed by two wannabe breakdancers (Google Video)

Arru 14:54, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

The references to the robot being performed...[edit]

Ok, so... The robot IS fun, and IS funny, and IS entertaining. But... People who can really 'bot make it look great. I think it's kind of a bummer to talk about the people who make fun of bottin' here on a page that should explain more about the dance. I mean, other things are often made a joke of, but, their wikipedia articles don't cite where you can find people making fun of that particular thing. I'm not going to take those out, but i AM going to find some good vid's of people bottin', cause they're out there.
-- Protocoldroid 19:22, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Translation needed[edit]

"Unlike most other dances, the robot may also be accompanied a cappella by making vocal impressions of beeps and motadse orasdff noise." I've searched for both of these words in a dictionary and neither me nor it have any idea what they mean. Are they gobbledygook, or some sort of jargon (and therefore worthy of a stub briefly explaining them? RossMM 20:41, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Just nonsense/vandalism. Note that "asdf" are the first four keys on the second row of a computer keyboard. Captain Quirk (talk) 01:40, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Most Glorious Dance[edit]

Today i am practising this most amazing dance, most good. YESYESandmanygoals 11:48, 15 August 2007 (UTC)


The inventor himself is not robotic, merely his style of dance. Someone needs to change this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:51, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Do a lock?[edit]

As a locker I'm quite perplexed as to why in the description it says that "All movements of the Robot are started and finished with a lock," which almost seems to imply that Robot has come from Locking since the link to Locking is there. In locking what we call the lock is fairly distinct, and nothing like you ever see in Robot. I think the correct term is "dime stopping", at least that's what I gather from Because Robot isn't one of my main styles I don't know heaps about it. Any second opinions? Tank (talk) 06:29, 31 August 2008 (UTC)


I could not find any Wikipedia guideline on capitolization of dance moves. I lower cased the term, for consistency, other articles such as Moonwalk (dance), use lower case manual of style. Wolfpeaceful (talk) 17:06, 10 July 2009 (UTC)


What the hell does "arrested by the cops" mean in this context? (talk) 21:05, 11 September 2009 (UTC)binford2k