MythBusters and Craig Ferguson introduce 'robo Geoff'
By April MacIntyre Apr 2, 2010, 21:27 GMT
03/21/2010 - Craig Ferguson - © Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos
"The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" presents a robot sidekick "Geoff Peterson" on Monday, April 5.
Mythbusters' star Grant Imahara, co-host of Discovery Channel's "MythBusters," will present Craig Ferguson with his twitter-inspired robot skeleton sidekick, dubbed "Geoff Peterson."
After joining "the Twitter" in February, Ferguson (@CraigyFerg) nicknamed his followers on the social media platform "the Robot Skeleton Army" and joked on that he needed a skeleton sidekick. In turn, Imahara, a former animatronics engineer and model maker known for his work on R2D2 and the Energizer Bunny, kicked off a campaign for the construction of a sidekick on March 1 with a tweet that read:
"@CraigyFerg I hear you are looking for a robot sidekick. I think I can help... for a price: get me 100,000 followers. If you can."
To which, Ferguson immediately followed with:
"Roboskels. Urgent! I need you to follow @grantimahara. For 100k followers he'll build a roboskeleton sidekick. Advance my rattly cyborgs!"
By March 2, the 100,000-follower goal was met, and the construction of "Geoff Peterson" began. The Late Late Show has aired three preview videos of Imahara's construction and both Ferguson and Imahara have continued to tease followers on Twitter with photos and information in anticipation of the April 5 reveal.
"MythBusters" airs Wednesdays on the Discovery Channel.
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