Big Guy - The Big Guy (voice of
Jonathan Cook) is a 12' 10" tall robotic exo-skeleton controlled by
ex-test-pilot Lt. Dwayne Hunter on the animated cartoon THE BIG GUY
& RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT/FOX/1999-2001.
Described as a fancy tank with a soldier inside, the BGY-11, a.k.a.
"The Big Guy" was built by the army to protect Nutronic City. When
Dr. Axel Donovan created a 3' 8" tall boy robot named Rusty (voice
of Pamela Segall) - the latest advance in true artificial
intelligence - The Big Guy was retired.
Unfortunately, Rusty couldn't live up to his billing when a huge
purple alien from space began smashing the city. The ultra-patriotic
Big Guy was resurrected and attacked the alien. When acid ate though
his armored arm, BG said "Some times a soldier has to say a farewell
to arms. He then merged his damaged arm with Rusty's nucleo-protonic
power and defeated the alien.
After BG contained the alien threat, the army re-commissioned Lt.
Hunter to partner with Rusty and direct his skills and development.
BG, a "For God and Country" minded robot, can hurl missiles, fly in
the air and fire weapons built into his arms [when he cocked his
arms, his elbow opened to reveal lasers and machine guns. BG travels
around in a huge blimp shaped aircraft.
The red haired, Rusty ["I may be small but I'm a pretty darn good
robot"] wants to grow up to be just like Big Guy unawares that BG is
actually just a robotic skeleton.
Career scientist Dr. Erika Slate (Gabrielle Carteris) from Quark
Industries designed Rusty's prototype and maintains his systems as
well as a motherly friendship with him (Rusty has no pain receptors
but can feel hurt due to circuits that make him feel emotions.)
Theme Song Lyrics
Watch the skies coming at you
a hero of metal hue.
He locks horns with disaster
for the red and white and blue.
Then was born a boy robot
miracle of science.
Ready to battle large monsters
pretty darn good but he needs help...
The Big Guy he's a ...
heart of gold and fists of steel.
Clobbering, he (garble) deeds,
with Rusty at his heel.
...they're a mighty team.
The boy robot lives his dream:
to be a legend in history
the Big Guy and Rusty.
The BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT characters first appeared under
Dark Horse Comics' large format comic
book published as a two-part mini-series in 1996 that featured a
story by Frank Miller and art by Geof Darrow. The animated TV series
was produced by Columbia TriStar Television and Dark Horse
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