C.L.I.D.E. (standing for Cybernetic Laser Ionized Digital Entity) is a minor character in Tiny Toon Adventures. He is a robot who is known for speaking in game show metaphors (usually calling everyone Dave). He was voiced by Charlie Adler.
C.L.I.D.E and Prejudice
C.L.I.D.E. first appears in the "Elephant Issues" segment "C.L.I.D.E. and Prejudice" as the newest student of Acme Looniversity. Although his robotic appearance and tendency to talk in game show metaphors make him strange, he is welcomed by all except Montana Max, who throughout the cartoon discriminates against him. During lunch period, Monty causes C.L.I.D.E. to malfunction, only to stain his shirt in the process. Buster Bunny sticks by C.L.I.D.E. and asks how he feels about Acme Looniversity. He tells him he doesn't want to be a robot, and that he wants to be popular. Meanwhile, to get revenge on C.L.I.D.E. for staining his shirt, Monty tries to get rid of him using a large robot called S.N.I.D.E. (standing for Super New Improved Droid Eradicator). He programs S.N.I.D.E. to attack the nearest geek, but as a result, is attacked himself. C.L.I.D.E. decides to put popularity aside to rescue Monty and becomes the hero of Acme Looniveristy. After being saved, Monty is very grateful and no longer biased towards C.L.I.D.E., but C.L.I.D.E., aware that Monty was trying to get rid of him, transforms into an anvil and flattens him.
Appearances Outside Tiny Toon Adventures
C.L.I.D.E. makes a cameo appearance in the Pinky and the Brain series finale, "Star Warners".
- He was originally going to star in his own segment in Animaniacs along with Egghead Jr. from the Foghorn Leghorn cartoons. However, that segment was scrapped in production.