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TODD and Son: The Series

Shortly after securing venture capital, the fledgling cable channel Robot Father Network realized that they had opted for a television brand identity so particular that it was near impossible to find any relevant programming. Fortunately, the network’s CEO had come across the show TODD & SON on Medium Large and quickly hired the series’ creator Francesco Marciuliano to create 746 hours of continuous programming. Alas, only 24 episodes of TODD & SON were completed before Mr. Marciuliano lost his sight, mind and will to live, forcing Robot Father Network to close shop out and be replaced by ESPN 7’s coverage of chess boxing. The following are those fabled, never-before-aired episodes. Enjoy.  

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  1. StKev said, on August 1, 2008 at 11:08 am

    As a single dad, and although I’m not a robot, that last strip is perfect.
    When you spend all your time parenting there’s not much to look forward to when you’re off-duty.
    Thanks for this.

  2. Skawler said, on September 2, 2008 at 3:38 am

    Well done overalll. Much better rate of “hit” than “miss” for a daily, compared to many of those I read now. Nice endings like “No time we have a blast radius to avoid” and “that was more a malfunction than fight” for example, to play the robot angle for jokes and then there is all the potential of children who aren’t cloying in strips. It looks like he was going to get more dialog partners among his robot-friends, which is good. I think if it lacked anything, the robot had more definition and personality than the kid, which is ok but you need even a good “straight man” to have some personality or else it’s soon Garfield-limits-of-expression.

    IN a way, it’s sort of an inverse Calvin and Hobbes: the robot is Hobbes, and is real. And leads the mischief. And “Calvin” now has to keep up, in the form of the kid, who is real but basically more like the parents, just lives day to day and no mischief, or rolls his eyes and observes as his “Hobbes” goes off on another tangent.

    I think it should have just continued and developed.

  3. Kyso K said, on September 2, 2008 at 9:38 am

    I miss the original beginning, when Todd had saws for hands and was given to whimsy.

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  5. Stephen Bierce said, on November 10, 2008 at 1:04 am

    Wasn’t there another strip in this set in which Son had a birthday party and TODD arranged for the entertainment?

  6. Bk said, on November 10, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    You’re missing “Tonka in the mouth!” MY GOD IT WAS MY FAVORITE… my life is never going to be the same again. DAMN THIS OVERSIGHT!

  7. SkipTracer10 said, on December 22, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Poodle in the mouth!

  8. […] Thursday, May 20, 2010 (The Ring Cycle) Posted in Uncategorized by cesco7 on May 20, 2010 Back in 2005, Medium Large attempted it’s one and only “story line,” which was greeted with such rapturous acclaim as “Eh” and “Leave the story arcs to competent people.” Naturally, such widespread approbation practically dictated that we revisit the series once more. And so here it is, without daily interruption and featuring the wholly dramatic acting debut of a very special robot dad. […]

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