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Slap 'Em Silly was a lightweight robot built by Team Fatcats that competed in Seasons 4.0 and 5.0 of Comedy Central BattleBots.

It was not built by the team that owned it but bought off eBay. The robot was originally Patriot, but when the robot had a disappointing Season 3.0 record the original owner sold Patriot to Team Fatcats, who rebuilt the robot from the ground up, keeping only some of Patriot's parts. They renamed it as well as giving it a rear spike. Driven by 13-year old Andy Sauro, it became a popular competitor during Season 4.0, when it defeated numerous opponents and made it to the quarter-finals. For Season 5.0 the team returned with a new paint job and two more Slap 'Em Silly robots. The two robots competed in the middleweight division as Slap 'Em Sillier. However, this robot never got out of the preliminary rounds. Slap 'Em Silly did decently in Season 5.0, winning one fight.

After BattleBots ended, Slap 'Em Silly competed as West Side Glory for a few years before the team retired. Later on it was sold off to Team Chaos Robotics, who sold it again to Team Cyberdyne Systems, a Canada-based team. The team is looking into restoring it to fighting condition.

Team Fatcats also competed with a heavyweight named Sledge-Jammer in the final three seasons.

Team member and driver Andy Sauro would later join the Bot Bash Party Crew, who compete with Skorpios in 2022, for the BattleBots World Championship VII, Andy also worked on the Team's YouTube channel previously.

Robot History[]

Season 4.0[]

Slap 'Em Silly vs. Bust-O-Matic

Slap 'Em Silly's first ever match was against Bust-O-Matic. In the match, Slap 'Em Silly kept on getting hit by Bust-O-Matic's cage spinner, but it did little to no damage and stopped immediately. Slap 'Em Silly then started pushing Bust-O-Matic for most of the match and at one point, Slap 'Em Silly got underneath Bust-O-Matic and pushed it against the arena wall. Bust-O-Matic's spinning cage stopped moving and it became a pushing match. Bust-O-Matic was pushing Slap 'Em Silly for a little bit before the time ran out and Slap 'Em Silly won on a 37-8 judges' decision.

Slap 'Em Silly vs. Little Hater

This win put Slap 'Em Silly to the next preliminary round, where it faced Little Hater. In the beginning of the match, Little Hater immediately got underneath Slap 'Em Silly, lifted it, and rammed it against the spikestrip. Slap 'Em Silly was unfazed and rammed into Little Hater pretty good, but Slap 'Em Silly was pushed against the spikestrip again. Slap 'Em Silly then pushed Little Hater against the spikestrip. Little Hater got on top of Slap 'Em Silly, but soon got off. Both robots circled around the BattleBox and both robots were pushing each other soon after. Little Hater pushed Slap 'Em Silly against the spikestrip before the time ran out. Slap 'Em Silly won on a close 23-22 judges' decision.

Slap 'Em Silly vs. Blood Moon Mark II

Slap 'Em Silly advanced to the final preliminary round, where it faced Blood Moon Mark II. It won by knockout at 1:02 and advanced to the TV rounds.

Slap 'Em Silly vs. Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot

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Slap 'Em Silly being attacked by Mouser's spiked tail.

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Both robots are sent flying on the killsaws.

Now in the televised rounds, Slap 'Em Silly faced Fon Davis and Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot. Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot charged straight into Slap 'Em Silly, but the Team Fatcats machine dodged. Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot tried to flip Slap 'Em Silly with its flipping arm, but no luck. Slap 'Em Silly tries to drive its spike into Mouser's back, but Slap 'Em Silly drives right up the dome of Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot and Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot starts using the tail. Slap 'Em Silly escapes and positions itself. The two robots meet, side-by-side, and begin to turn in the same direction. Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot tries to activate the flipping arm a couple times, but Slap 'Em Silly wasn't on its arm. Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot got its arm under Slap 'Em Silly and activates it, but doesn't do much of anything to Slap 'Em Silly. Slap 'Em Silly tries to drive its wedge under Mouser's rear, but again, drives over the dome and into Mouser's tail. While Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot was hitting Slap 'Em Silly with its tail, Slap 'Em Silly was pushing Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot forward. Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot turned around and Slap 'Em Silly slides off. Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot fired its arm and Slap 'Em Silly tries to take advantage of the vulnerable front, but Slap 'Em Silly's wedge is higher than Mouser's dome. Slap 'Em Silly drove up onto Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot and Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot tried to flip it, but it just pushes Slap 'Em Silly off instead of toppling it. Slap 'Em Silly keeps trying to get under Mouser. Mouser's tail was briefly stuck in the seam between the wedge and body of Slap 'Em Silly. Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot drove over the killsaws and Slap 'Em Silly got its wedge front high-centered on the side of Mouser. Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbotgot away and Slap 'Em Silly was back on the BattleBox floor. Slap 'Em Silly drives onto the top of Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot again, but again, Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot could not flip it. Slap 'Em Silly drives around and teased Fon Davis' robot into activating the arm again. When Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot did, Slap 'Em Silly made a habit of obstructing the arm and refusing to let it fully retract. As Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbotwas trying to escape, Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot was caught on the killsaws. Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot continued to try to flip Slap 'Em Silly and Slap 'Em Silly tries to push Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot towards the pulverizer, but neither robot were successful. Both robots were separated and both robots moved to the middle of the BattleBox. Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot tried another flip but missed. As Slap 'Em Silly tried to get underneath Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot again, Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot drives around the killsaws and a small chunk of the pink shell was sent flying to the other side of the BattleBox. Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot got two successive lifts in on Slap 'Em Silly and Andy Sauro's robot pushed Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot onto the killsaws. Both robots were tossed on the killsaws and Slap 'Em Silly got its spike jammed into the slot for Mouser's spiked tail. Slap 'Em Silly shoved Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot onto the killsaws again before the time ran out. Slap 'Em Silly won on a close 24-21 judges' decision.

Slap 'Em Silly vs. Afterthought

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Slap 'Em Silly fighting Afterthought.

In the Round of 16, Slap 'Em Silly took on Afterthought. Slap 'Em Silly approached Afterthought while its spinning disk got up to speed. Slap 'Em Silly drove into Afterthought's disk, and is unaffected by its opponent's primary weapon. It then pushed Afterthought before the spinner drove into the screws behind its square. Slap 'Em Silly then started pushing Afterthought into the screws before Afterthought drove over the top of Andy Sauro's robot. Afterthought started spinning its disk again but remained unfazed, manuring to the back of Afterthought and ramming it toward the screws behind the blue square. After a brief pushing match, Afterthought got itself caught on the killsaws and Slap 'Em Silly drives its spike into Afterthought's side. Soon after, the killsaws caused notable damage to its armor. Slap 'Em Silly pushed Afterthought from behind again and Afterthought was then flipped onto its back. In taking it to the pulverizer hazard, however, Afterthought was righted and the fight continued. Afterthought was taken to the spikestrip late on and its wheels were taken off the BattleBox floor. Slap 'Em Silly freed Afterthought and it was not moving, but time ran out before a knockout could be called. Slap 'Em Silly won on a unanimous 45-0 judges' decision and advanced to the quarter-finals.

Slap 'Em Silly vs. The Big B

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The Big B sends Slap 'Em Silly flying on the killsaws.

Next up for Slap 'Em Silly was The Big B in the Top 8. The Big B pushed Slap 'Em Silly onto the killsaws, the screws and the pulverizer at one point before the time ran out. The Big B won on a 35-10 judges' decision and Slap 'Em Silly was eliminated from the tournament.

Lightweight Royal Rumble

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Slap 'Em Silly on its back during the Lightweight Royal Rumble.

Slap 'Em Silly also participated the Lightweight Royal Rumble at the end of the tournament. Slap 'Em Silly was immediately being pushed around by Dr. Inferno Jr. and Hexy Jr. flipped it onto its back. The Crusher pushed the flipped Slap 'Em Silly against the spikestrip and was left there for the rest of the rumble. In the end, Dr. Inferno Jr. was declared the winner of the Lightweight Royal Rumble and Slap 'Em Silly lost overall.

Season 5.0[]

Slap 'Em Silly vs. Rambite 2.0

Due to its seeding, Slap 'Em Silly was allowed to skip the preliminary rounds of Season 5.0, where it eventually faced Rambite 2.0. In the match, Rambite 2.0 started spinning its bar and Slap 'Em Silly got its wedge under Rambite 2.0, unbalancing it for a moment. After this, Slap 'Em Silly pushed Rambite 2.0 onto the killsaws and Rambite 2.0 tried to escape. Slap 'Em Silly got underneath Rambite 2.0 and pushed it under the pulverizer, but it barely missed. Shortly after, Slap 'Em Silly got underneath Rambite 2.0 again and Rambite 2.0 was flipped onto its back. Rambite 2.0 was spinning upside-down and it eventually got back onto its feet. Rambite 2.0 got itself under the spikestrip and Slap 'Em Silly gets caught on the ramrods. As Slap Em' Silly was moving around the BattleBox, Rambite 2.0 started spinning its bar again and got itself caught on the killsaws, tossing it toward the pulverizer. Rambite 2.0 gets caught under Slap 'Em Silly's wedge and it was pushed under the pulverizer. Rambite 2.0's spinning bar takes a hit from the pulverizer and it was almost flipped from the impact. Rambite 2.0 runs away from Slap 'Em Silly and Slap 'Em Silly pushed it onto the killsaws again at the 2:17 mark. Slap 'Em Silly gets underneath Rambite 2.0 again and pushed it under the pulverizer. Rambite 2.0 takes a few hits from the screws and Slap 'Em Silly pushed Rambite 2.0 onto the ramrods. After this, Slap 'Em Silly got under Rambite 2.0 and pushed it onto the killsaws once again. The time ran out and Slap 'Em Silly won on a 29-16 judges' decision.

Slap 'Em Silly vs. Wedge of Doom

Slap 'Em Silly now advanced to the Round of 16, where it faced Wedge of Doom. Slap 'Em Silly charged and drives over Wedge of Doom's ramp twice in a row. Wedge of Doom managed to scoop Slap 'Em Silly from the side and crash it into the spikes. Slap 'Em Silly took a small hit from some killsaws and Wedge of Doom scoops it up again and attempted to ram Slap 'Em Silly into the spikes again, but was stopped by the floor-spinner. Slap 'Em Silly kept trying to scoop Wedge of Doom but couldn't and Wedge of Doom managed to bring Slap 'Em Silly into the spikes again. Wedge of Doom then used its lifter as a clamp and grabs Slap 'Em Silly, bringing it to a pulverizer. Wedge of Doom also takes a hit from the ramrods, but it then rams Slap 'Em Silly into the spikes again. Both also take a hit from some killsaws. Wedge of Doom won on a 36-9 judges' decision and Slap 'Em Silly was eliminated from the tournament again.

Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 6
  • Losses: 2
Team Fat Cats

Andy and William Sauro with Slap 'Em Silly at Season 4.0

Competition Wins Losses
Season 4.0

Bust-O-Matic

Little Hater

Blood Moon Mark II

Mouser Classic Mecha-Catbot

Afterthought

The Big B
Season 5.0 Rambite Wedge of Doom

Mark Beiro Introductions[]

"Try walking a mile in his shoes and he'll beat the crap out of you for stealing. Introducing SLAP 'EM SILLY!"

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