Growler is a robot built by Jonah Heston. He is exceedingly easy-going, and enjoys playing the piano (but not in a show-off-y kind of way).
Despite Jonah's efforts to create an extremely likable robot, Crow and Tom were hostile towards Growler. They later apologized to him after Jonah's presumed death during the wedding and stated that they would now treat Growler the way they treated Jonah: with a lot of mocking and stealing of his stuff. Growler simply took it in stride. He continued to appear through Season 12, assisting in host segments and occasionally offering riffs during experiments.
Growler was unfamiliar with the works of Leonard Cohen.
Behind the Scenes
- Growler is voiced and operated by Russ Walko.
- Growler first appeared in the final episode of Season 11. He also appears in the first issue of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 comic book, and he returned in Season 12.
- When introducing him, Jonah stated that he intended Growler to be as likable as Rowlf the Dog from The Muppets. The voice that Russ Walko uses as Growler is strongly reminiscent of Rowlf's.
- Growler is, so far, the only robot to feature working hands (not counting Crow's new hands).
- According to Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Comic, Growler's body is a cart that has a piano on it.
|Primary Residents||Joel Robinson • Mike Nelson • Jonah Heston • Crow T. Robot • Gypsy • Cambot • Tom Servo • Magic Voice|
|Minor/Other Residents||Timmy • Mike's Robot • Clayton Forrester (mirror) • TV's Frank (mirror) • Eddie Nelson (Alternate universe) • Nanites • Winston • M. Waverly • Matt Claude Van Damme • Growler|
|Visitors||Nuveena • Enoch • Demon Dogs • Monad • Phantom of Krankor • Ortega • Gypsy (mirror) • Tom Servo (mirror) • Henry Kissinger • Goosio • Mikey the Mike sprite • Glenn Manning • Finnegan • Lydia • Delivery Man • Brain Guy • Pearl Forrester • Professor Bobo|
|Terminology||Hexfield Viewscreen • Rocket Number 9 • Umbilicus • Movie sign • Manipulator arms • Deus ex Machina • Hyper-warp escape ships • Airlock • Whirlpool • Jet Screen • The Tube|
|Locations||Bridge • Theater • Theater hallway • Mike's room • Tom's room • Crow's Room • Joel's room • Kitchen|