Hacking Mr. Robot, Week 5.

What Mr. Robot Gets Right About Alf and ’90s Sitcoms

What Mr. Robot Gets Right About Alf and ’90s Sitcoms

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Hacking Mr. Robot, Week 5

What the show’s dark parody of early-’90s sitcoms gets right about the narcotizing effects of television.

Christian Slater as Mr. Robot, Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, Vaishnavi Sharma as Elliot's Mother, Carly Chaikin as Darlene in Mr. Robot.
The latest episode of Mr. Robot parodied ’90s sitcoms.

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Slate and Future Tense are discussing Mr. Robot and the technological world it portrays throughout the show’s second season. You can follow this conversation on Future Tense, and Slate Plus members can also listen to Hacking Mr. Robot, a members-only podcast series featuring Lily Newman and Fred Kaplan.

In this episode of Hacking Mr. Robot, guest hosts Forrest Wickman and Jonathan Fischer discuss Episode 6.

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