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The Boy Who Cried Robot is the 20th episode Cloudy: the series season 2. It is the 72nd episode in the series overall. It debuted 5 May 2018 after Sardine:The Movie.


Flint suspects that Shelbourne may be a robot.


Sam and Flint are relaxing on the beach. Sam imagines herself sliding down the colors of the rainbow and compares spider's thread to silk. Both times, Flint interjects with the logical explanation for both occurrences, and Sam tells him that he doesn't have much of an imagination. Flint scoffs at the idea of imagination, saying that imagination is basically lying to yourself. He insults Sam by making a low blow joke about her interest in weather, and she storms off. Flint storms off as well, but trips over the nose of a robotic mayor.

When the mayor's face falls off during the unveiling of a new dumpster, Flint becomes convinced the mayor is a robot. To prove it to Sam, he sprays the real mayor in the face with a hose. Flint is dragged off by security (Gil) and the mayor excuses himself.

At his home, it's revealed that Hector Shelbourne created the robot mayors and tossed the failures into the ocean. The mayor laments having to attend countless grand opening ceremonies and tucking Gil into bed should Flint and Sam discover his scheme.

Flint runs into robot versions of Gil, Brent, and his dad (which were all hastily created by Hector as a means to discredit Flint's accusations). He tries to convince Gil that his dad is a robot, and Gil uses the robot's disinterest in free money as proof. Sam and Flint make up and go get ice cream, while the mayor is forced to tuck Gil (and multiple robot Gils) into bed.


  • Mr. Buttons makes a cameo in this episode.
  • The title is a play on the folktale "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."
  • There was also a My Life as a Teenage Robot episode named after this episode, Although, My Life as a Teenage Robot existed way after before the TV series of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs existed.