Super Terrific Japanese Thing: Robot Dental Patient


Because Rob is off today, I have the dubious honor of bringing you this week’s Super Terrific Japanese Thing. And it is, in the words of Ned Ryerson, a doozy. As if going to the dentist wasn’t unnerving enough, some mad men at Showa University have created the above monstrosity. Its alleged purpose is to allow dentists to hone their craft on a lifelike patient. (That is if they can stop shitting and pissing themselves from the horrific sight of it). Let’s sum up what is creepy about this, shall we?:

? The fact that it exists.

? It has dead eyes that are like staring into two Sartre plays.

? The point at 0:36 into the video when the technician is playing with the hell demon’s unattached face.

? The nonchalance with which the narration announces that the mouth lining for this thing was created by a company primarily known for making hot dogs.

? It can talk.

? It has a gag reflex.
? I repeat, it has a gag reflex.

? The point at 1:03 into the video where blinks furiously while Professor Maki talks — unaware of the murderous robotic uprising he is helping to usher in.

? It has a better sense of personal style than I, a sentient being, do.

? It’s kinda hot.
So there you have it. Good luck with that whole sleep thing tonight. (Via Jezebel)

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Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.