Mr. Robot (2015– )
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Mr. Robot has an original way to show Elliot that he can be useful. Darlene and Angela take a shot at their plan.



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Mr. Robot has an original way to show Elliot that he can be useful. Darlene and Angela take a shot at their plan.

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sitcom parody | 1980s | See All (2) »


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10 August 2016 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Elliot's '80s sitcom dream comes complete with network bumpers and logos from that era, a vintage Bud Light commercial, and E Corp ads as they would have looked back then. See more »


Even if it was necessary for some reason to send Angela in there to enter commands at the prompt in real time - which there isn't - there is definitely no valid reason not to set the path variable, and then this poorly trained operator would not have been forced to fuss around with directories at the command line interface. See more »

Crazy Credits

During Elliot's sitcom dream, the USA Network bug is the 1980s logo. When he wakes up, the bug switches to the modern logo. See more »


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"Keep your eyes on the road in front of you"
13 August 2016 | by (Groningen, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I sat in astonishment for the first 15 minutes, barely believing I was watching the right show, as many viewers probably did. This bold move to change the whole genre of a TV series for this first third of the episode is one of the most unexpected moments i have ever seen on TV! This perfect depiction of a 90's sitcom is gets a really creepy feel when the laugh-track (that only Elliot seems to be able to hear) laughs sadistically at the beatings, and even murders happening on screen.

Afterwards we find out that this was a really clever way to look inside the unconscious mind of the beat-up Elliot, living back some exaggerated memories from his childhood. An old sitcom is airing on screen next to his hospital bed, which explains the Full-House-esque style. The line "Keep your eyes on the road in front of you" that Mr Robot says to Elliot in the beginning part, is repeated in a memory that Elliot has about the Mr. Robot shop his father owned.

All in all, the first 15 minutes make this the best episode of the second season so far in my opinion, and at this point I have no idea any more what to expect from the next episodes.

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