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Cooker is a gas cooker on casters, complete with a coin slot and wonky antenna, who patrols the Moon's surface. It is shocked to find Wallace and Gromit 'eating' the landscape, but, upon discovering a holiday brochure, becomes captivated by the idea of skiing.

Appearance

Its body is a large, white rectangle that is seemingly made out of a gas cooker. It has two silver arms, with hands resembling white gloves worn by cartoon characters in the 1950's. In place of legs, it has a set of wheels.

Personality

Cooker is very protective of the Moon and does not want anyone, including Wallace, destroying it.

History

A Grand Day Out

It was a coin-activated robot that lived on the Moon. When Wallace and Gromit came to the Moon to get some cheese, Wallace activated him using 10p coins. It looked at a ski magazine and wished it could ski itself.

After being unwittingly activated by Wallace with a 10p coin, the Cooker was surprised to find others on the moon. When it noticed Wallace was dropping litter, placing his rocket on a forbidden parking spot, breaking the moon and stealing all the cheese, it tried to physically reprimand Wallace by hitting him with a police truncheon.

But before he could do so, the coin meter was used up and he stopped in the middle of the action. Upon seeing the motionless Cooker behind him, Wallace took the truncheon/billy club and inserted another 10p coin. The Cooker reactivated and noticed Wallace and Gromit leaving the moon after stealing the cheese spikes before they return home to Earth and, linking them as a potential means of taking him to Earth so he could ski, the Cooker followed them. Upon seeing The Cooker rushing towards them, Wallace panicked, thinking that it was angry at them for stealing the cheese they had collected. It stowed inside the base of the rocket but accidentally lit the high fuse, which blew him off and launched the rocket.

After landing, the Cooker was depressed at having failed to get into the rocket. Then it realised the metal strips that came off the rocket with him could be bent, so it decided to fashion the metal strips into skis and use the hills on the Moon as ski slopes. It worked, and having fulfilled his ambition at last, he was last seen waving good-bye to the space travelers as they set off back to Earth. He skied until the coin meter was used up and he stopped.

The Big Fix Up

Cooker reappears as a contraption the player can use. They are given one when they start, but they can make more with its blueprint, 1 bottle of glue, 2 rubber tubes, 1 pair of wire cutters and 300 pieces of scrap metal. Its skill is Electrical Repair.

Trivia

  • It is unknown who built the Cooker and sent him to the Moon in the first place.
  • Cooker is the first antagonist to appear in the franchise.
    • It is also the only antagonist in the franchise to reform of its own volition.
  • An audio adaptation of A Grand Day Out called the Cooker the Moon Machine.
  • The Cooker's original model is now owned by the Science Museum in London.

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