About Meeting Robo Cop

I am disillusioned.

See, I just got done watching the first Robo Cop movie with my dad. It’s been years since I saw it, but for some reason or other I saw it several times in my youth. Yeah, I know, it’s not the first movie that comes to mind when you think of children’s entertainment. Those Ed things gave me nightmares. Anyway. I got to meet Robo Cop at a car show in Colorado once when I was little, and I got his autograph. So at the beginning of the movie tonight, when they were making Murphy into Robo Cop, I was like “hey, I met him at the car show that time.” And my dad goes, “It wasn’t the actor. It was just some guy in the outfit.”

People. All this time I thought that I met the ACTUAL Robo Cop. I mean, the actual actor who played him – I never thought Robo Cop was real or anything. But I thought I met the real Robo Cop and so my whole life I’d occasionally bust that out at parties – like “I met Robo Cop, dude” and they’d be like “the actor, or just some guy in the outfit?” and I’d say “it was totally the actor. I got his autograph” and they’d be like “cool” and then we’d go into an abandoned bedroom and make out, except without the bedroom/making out part.

And it was all a LIE. I didn’t really meet Robo Cop. It really was just some random dude in the outfit, and I got his autograph, and I’m 23 years old and I just found that out and it really bothers me.

I didn’t meet Robo Cop.