The Drama Machine is a rusty, worn-out robot owned by the television program Celebrity Manhunt. Its first appearance is in Total Drama Action special. In Total Drama World Tour, a new Drama Machine is introduced, apparently owned by Chris McLean. It is significantly larger than the first one and has a different look to it, though the original Drama Machine appears after the end credits of Hawaiian Punch.Celebrity Manhunt, in Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special. During the episode, Josh and Blaineley, the co-hosts of Celebrity Manhunt, continuously ask the Drama Machine for an opinion on certain events relating to the show or its contestants. However, an old janitor is working on rebuilding the machine, and states that the machine is still "busted". At the end of the episode, once the Drama Machine is supposedly fixed, Blaineley asks it what it thinks of the new season of Total Drama. At first the machine gives it a high drama rating, but then explodes, burning the janitor partially, which makes Josh and Blaineley laugh. After Josh signs off the show, the screen cuts to a "Technical Difficulties - Please Stand By" image, which is a black-and-white shot of the Drama Machine strangling Blaineley with one of its claws while Josh, who is off to the side, looks scared due to the machine's actions.
In Aftermath: Bridgette Over Troubled Water, it is revealed that Chris has his own Drama Machine, which is drastically different and larger than the first one, having a different head, a pair of legs, instead of wheels, hardly any visible scratches or rust stains, and actual working eye-shaped balls with small red pupils. Blaineley reveals that Chris sent it to look for Duncan after he went missing, and then shows a clip of the new Drama Machine walking through the streets of a quiet town in the dead of night, repeating Duncan's name. It then looks through the window of a nearby house and frightens a sleeping girl and her pet cat by smashing its claw through the roof of the house.
The original Drama Machine is seen once again after the end credits of Hawaiian Punch; Alejandro is trampled by the entire cast and then covered in lava to the point where he is left horribly disfigured and mangled. He is then placed in the body of the Drama Machine.
In Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!, Alejandro is still inside the Drama Machine, as he has yet to recover from his injury. He is seen on a yacht with the other veteran contestants, holding Heather in his robotic arms.
- Total Drama Island is currently the only season in which to not feature the Drama Machine.
- It is currently unknown what happened to Chris' Drama Machine after Duncan was found by Gwen and Courtney in I See London....