series featuring the camera-recorded mission logs of Prometheus, an alien who comes to Earth attempting to teach a caveman, Bob, everyday things. From the use of fire to the act of ice skating
, the result is usually a failure by the mischievous third cast member, who was a simple monkey.
A live-action Prometheus and Bob film was announced in 1998 to be directed by Harold Zwart and produced by Amy Heckerling, but apparently fell through.
- Prometheus — Prometheus is a gaunt purple alien of advanced intelligence. He attempts to educate Bob, a caveman, as an experiment recorded on his remote-controlled camera. Prometheus is often injured in slapstick ways due to Bob's low intelligence.
- Bob — Bob is a babbling caveman. He once was completely covered in hair, but now has none because of a laser incident in the first clip. He also has a tendency to panic when frightened.
- Monkey — Monkey is a small chimpanzee with many different roles, sometimes helping Prometheus, other times making his life miserable.
- The Narrator — He recites the opening to the short, and the introduction to the short's "tape": "Tape [insert number here]", and finally, "End".