CBS: Ferguson to get robot sidekick

April 2, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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LOS ANGELES, April 2 (UPI) -- Grant Imahara, co-host of TV's "MythBusters," is to present Craig Ferguson with a robot skeleton sidekick on "The Late Late Show" in Los Angeles, CBS said.

"After joining 'the Twitter' in February, Ferguson nicknamed his followers on the social media platform 'the Robot Skeleton Army' and joked on 'The Late Late Show' that he needed a skeleton sidekick," the network said in a news release. "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: '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.'"

Ferguson told his fans via Twitter to follow Imahara's Twitter page, which they did, and Imahara made good on his promise.

Called Geoff Peterson, the robot is to make his debut on the show Monday.

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