Marvin the Paranoid Android (1981)
Who is the most important character from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? Well - Radiohead wrote a song about him, and eventually Alan Rickman would portray him in a film, but in 1981 Marvin made a name for himself on the boob toob. Never before had such a clinically depressed robot hit the airwaves. This is another metallic member of TV Land we can thank Britannia for.
This still profitable robo-franchise was more than meets the eye. If you want proof of their quality here's a fun fact: the last role the writer, director, and star of Citizen Kane performed was that of, you guessed it, a transformer.
They were the transformers the poor kid in your class came to school with after Christmas break.
Wow, kids really loved Robots in 1984. Voltron wasn't just ONE robot either, he was a bunch of lion robots that congealed into one giant robot dude. Talk about marketable.
Small Wonder (1985)
It's a "wonder" this show was made.
Conky 2000 (1986)
As far as anyone knows for sure, this star of Pee-Wee's Playhouse has great skill in fellating magic screens and generating secret words.
He wasn't programmed with emotions, but that doesn't stop Levar Burton from constantly trying to bromance him in the holodeck. As far as Star Trek robots go, none are as classy as Data from The Next Generation.