Ray Rahman
December 13, 2013 AT 05:00 AM EST

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Sure, the Futurama tin man helped Fry & Co. get out of some nasty scrapes…but he was usually the one causing them in the first place.

Sorry, Small Wonder. Passing off a robot as your 10-year-old kid is just creepy. (Even if her superhuman strength and intellect came in handy sometimes.)

The Robot
The Lost in Space bot’s “Danger, Will Robinson!” warning was useful for Will Robinson, but any machine that “does not compute” so often needs an upgrade.

The Jetsons would’ve been lost without their maid. Further proof the family of the future isn’t that different from the Crawleys of Downton Abbey.

The Star Trek: The Next Generation android possessed an impressive storage capacity of 800 quadrillion bits. So, like, way better than your iPhone.

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