US tv series (1964-5). CBS TV. Created Jack Chertok, also executive prod. Prod Howard Leeds. 1 season, 25 mins per episode. Colour.
   After his success with MY FAVORITE MARTIAN, Chertok came up with another sf comedy series. Starring Bob Cummings as a psychiatrist, it concerned a female ROBOT,originally designed for use in space but put in his care while its inventor is away. Cummings decides to train it as the "perfect woman" - that is, quiet and obedient - but the robot's unpredictability places him in embarrassing situations. Statuesque Julie Newmar was memorable as the robot, carrying an erotic charge that could not be properly utilized within the context of a tv comedy. The underlying metaphor (woman equals doll) could be interpreted as either sexist, as Cummings plays it, or subversively proto- FEMINIST, which some of the ironies suggest.

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