I started to draw this robot because Clark went to a Robotics demonstration today (okay, technically tomorrow, as I am drawing this on Saturday). The demonstration had nothing to do with this type of robot, but this is what you get when you think of a robot.
One of the things I love about Futurama is their absurd sense of humor, as in, Why would anyone make a robot that needs a crutch? (like Tinny Tim). And so it is with this robot. Why would anyone make a robot that wears wingtips?
But it was these very wingtips, and the fascinating pose that he is in that made me think that he was at the prom. And, voila a whole story is born (hence, the lights and the curtain). What kind of band would be playing at a prom that a robot might dance at, and is he the only robot? So many questions!