Specifically, the one scene here, in one of my favorite/most unsettling shorts from when I was a tyke, back in the 80s.
A rather distinctive looking machine—a humanoid shape, with clear plastic forms covering the electronic and mechanical innards of his torso, arms, and legs; the minimalistic “head” futures a plasma globe for a cranium, two large metal “lips” (almost like a bill), and a pair of goggly, probably decorative eyes.
Although there’s no audio aside from the CTW music track, the motion of the robot and his “lips” indicates that he was “talking” when filmed.
I’d guess that he’s probably from a science museum or a trade show pavilion; I swear I recognize it, maybe from a book or magazine, but I can’t think of where. I’m sure he’s not a movie/tv prop, at least.
So…can anyone else ID this mechanical marvel?