True, but the movie did it much better because it wasn't anywhere near as self aware as I remember the show being. Again, it's been ages but I vaguely recall the villain being this WAY OTT scenery chewing, cartoony walking cliche that felt like something out of 'Dick Tracy'. I don't mind cartoons at all. I love cartoons. I will always love Roadrunner and Daffy Duck as my two all time favourite cartoon characters...BUT live action cartoons *rarely* work and as you said, Robocop was drawn from comic books, not even remotely the same as the kind of cartoon we're talking about. I suppose what I'm getting at is that Verhoeven did a much better job at balancing the satire against what's a really human story. He sort of did the same thing with Starship Troopers...though with considerably less depth as was befitting the subject matter. Bottom line, there was a lot less mugging at the camera. I don't disagree regarding Robocop 2, but no, that thing with the wardrobe really was silly. The fact he's walking around with the mother of all machine pistol and only uses it to attack conveniently placed furniture only serves to highlight how ridiculous it is. Who knows, maybe they were carrying the parody all the way into the TV world with how unrealistically non-violent shows like the A-Team were. I get it's a TV show for kids so of course they can't have him shooting rapists in the bollocks. Still, if they needed how to be able to take down baddies, then why not give the gun a non-lethal mode, like a taser shot or some kind or quick-setting expanding foam round? It's not like the IP has been shy about borrowing anything else from Judge Dredd! Does the bloke at least learn to walk and move in the suit properly? I know it's nick-picky but it's always irked me how only Weller could pull off that deliberate yet flowing choreography that made him look like he really was a machine and not some bloke in a suit doing a comical impersonation of Robbie the Robot.