David: I recall a television show from the early to mid-1970s about a pair of detectives, one of which was a robot. Is my memory playing tricks on me or am I actually recalling a real show from the ‘70s? – Mark, via e-mail
Dear Mark: It was real, all right – whether it was any good is another story.
It was “Holmes and Yoyo,” and it ran on ABC in 1976. Richard B. Shull played police Det. Holmes, whose new partner was a robot called Yoyo, played by John Schuck. The partnership lasted about three weeks, when the boys were stopped in their tracks by a criminal force known as “low ratings.”