The Robot Dancer

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The Robot Dancer

Postby DMcNay » Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:08 pm

Remember that Robot Dancer guy? He had a white boiler suit, and a white face mask. He used to do robotic dancing outside Marks and Spencers in Argyle Street for years. He appeared in an episode of Rab C Nesbitt once.

Well, I noticed today that he's back! He was on Sauchiehall Street today, outside Marks and Spencer.

I wonder if its the same guy...
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Postby Fossil » Tue Mar 23, 2004 10:11 pm

Bloody Hell he must be 50 noo. If he's moving like a Robot it might be arthritis has set in
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Postby james » Tue Mar 23, 2004 10:23 pm

gawd ... it can't be the same guy but what a good snag , i'd forgotten all about him , he was on top of the pops as well and in some dodgy pop videos.
Good on him/her anyway , if you are gonna ask for spare change ...do it with style.
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Postby DMcNay » Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:51 pm

If it's not the same guy he must have been taught by him. He's doing the same old stuff like following wee kids and ruffling their hair.

The mask and boiler suit look new, though.

Maybe it's a franchise deal?
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Postby james » Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:58 pm

Maybe it's a wee baba robot man all grown up , it could actually be the same guy tho , i'd say the real robot peep is early 40's , thats a pretty good estimate cos the more i think about it he even started off the robot dancing thing thats copied even to this day on videos , glad to hear he's got new ovie's , i'll bring pics as soon as possible
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Postby DMcNay » Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:04 am

If he's there tomorrow I'll get some pics taken.
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Postby james » Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:24 am

excellent .. if i could be arsed i would as well , but id only want to go to some over priced pubs and record stores , i'll watch for him tho cos i have to pass through there 4 nights a week .
I hope he has his story straight about where he been ...:) , imagine all these pics of robotman and page 3 girls and champers n cigars...

we should be like .." so....your back eh ?" , find some pre decimal coins to throw in his robotic hat .. just for a laugh eh?
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Postby kirkyguy » Wed Mar 24, 2004 7:21 pm

james wrote i'll watch for him tho cos i have to pass through there 4 nights a week .
hope thats not the sav youre goin too
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Postby DickyHart » Thu Mar 25, 2004 6:42 pm

He used to live in dennistoun, he has won awards for his charity work. He can also be hired for parties, he is in the yellow pages, i canny remember his name.
Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bughunt?
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Postby dee » Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:07 pm

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Postby Pgcc93 » Sat Mar 27, 2004 6:40 pm

He was out doing his thing in Sauchiehall Street this afternoon. Stood and watched him for a few mins. He put me in mind of my Gran trying to pour a cup of tea gawd bless her.
He must go home and have a bath with 90% Radox & 10% water and a bloody great migraine after all that suppressed movement :?:
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Postby turbozutek » Wed Mar 31, 2004 1:50 am

He's back ????

Hurray!!!!!

I hope someone hits him with a truck.

f'ing mimes.

Chris...

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Postby cumbo » Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:40 pm

Talking of people that make an arse of themself's for a few coppers
remember the sand dancers in Buchanan Street.Two dafties with wigs and stick on tashes and their wee sisers nightdress on doing the sand dance.
in front of a cardboard piramid......?...mental......


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Postby Fossil » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:58 am

cumbo wrote:Talking of people that make an arse of themself's for a few coppers
remember the sand dancers in Buchanan Street.Two dafties with wigs and stick on tashes and their wee sisers nightdress on doing the sand dance.
in front of a cardboard piramid......?...mental......
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I do remember them In Sauchiehall Street mid 80's
What film is it from, it's famous in someway? (The Voice may help here) : wink:
For anyone that thinks were mental here’s what it sort of looked like

http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/gallery/SANDDANCERS_550.jpg
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Postby DMcNay » Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:32 pm

The sand-dance act was originally done in (I think) the Forties by a trio called Wilson, Keppel and Betty. There was more than one Betty.

My dad used to talk about them all the time.
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