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Nut & Rusty
2075 and Sir Marmaduke Posh of Posh Mansion has
two robots servants to look after himself, his
wife and his
young son. Dough Nut is "a super modern, efficient
expensive" machine, stuffed full of extra functions,
and add-ons. Wheras Rusty is an ageing, olde worlde
android with a tin can for a head, built a hundred
earlier, in good old 1975...
These two butler-droids are constantly vieing
for the approval
of "Sir", "Madam" and
their "Young Master", with Dough Nut
dominating events, rubbishing Rusty and his old-fashioned
concepts and scheming up new ways to have "tinribs"
to the scrap heap. But his schemes repeatedly backfire
Rusty's old-fashioned, 20th century ways and whiles
always win through...
This was a strange old strip really, playing along
theme to those Tom & Jerry toons when the
husband and wife
would have to choose between keeping Tom the cat
the dog - remember? Dough Nut would begin every
with a modern "Whirr!" prefix, and Rusty
would go "Bleep!"
before he spoke...
The Posh family displayed continued affection
Rusty and continued frustration and despair with bully-boy
Dough Nut. So why did they keep them both on?
Nut's hare-brained schemes frequently ended up
Posh Mansion. Those re-builds must have cost Sir Marmaduke
an absoloute fortune!
The strip was drawn handsomely by Trevor Metcalfe who
put some fine work into the robots' gleaming chrome
rust-scuffed aluminium and the robots survived through
of Monster Fun.
Although they were dropped when the comic merged with
Buster, Dough Nut and Rusty continued to pop up in
Monster Fun Annuals and they later returned in
form in the 1991 Funny Fortnightly Annual...