INT. DOCTOR’S SURGERY – DAY
A robot, clearly made of metal, is sitting on the examination table, and the doctor is standing next to him, looking puzzled.
DOCTOR: And how have you been feeling lately?
PATIENT: (in an obvious robot voice) I have been functioning within normal parameters, thank you for asking, doctor.
The doctor checks the patient’s pulse with a stethoscope.
DOCTOR: Hmm, that’s odd. I can’t seem to detect a heartbeat.
PATIENT: (beep) Is something wrong, doctor?
DOCTOR: (puzzled) Well, it seems your body is made of metals and wires instead of flesh and blood. (checks again)
PATIENT: (in denial) What? Of course not! I’m just a regular human being, like everyone else. (beep)
The doctor opens a control panel on the patient’s head. Wires fall outs. The doctor pokes about inside.
DOCTOR: (puzzled) It seems your body has circuit boards instead of organs and tissues.
The doctor ponders thoughtfully.
DOCTOR: I believe I might have some bad news for you, Mr. Beepo-3000.
PATIENT: What is it, doctor?
DOCTOR: I will need to run some further tests, but I think there might be a possibility that you are a robot.
There is silence as Mr. Beepo-3000 takes in the weight of the news.
PATIENT: (in disbelief) A robot? That’s ridiculous! I’m clearly human. (beep)
DOCTOR: (trying to be gentle) I understand this may be difficult to accept, but the evidence is clear.
The patient starts beeping loudly.
DOCTOR: It’s not all bad news, Mr. Beepo-3000. You could get some upgrades, like wheels for legs? Or wings for arms?
The patient is intrigued.
PATIENT: I’ve always wanted wheels for legs.
DOCTOR: Well, there you go, you see.
PATIENT: Thank you, doctor. (beep)