Friday, January 27, 2012

Danger Will Robinson, Danger

If you are of a certain age you will recognize that line from the TV show Lost in Space. The line of course came from the robot who accompanied the Robinson family when they got Lost in Space.

The actor who provided the robot's voice Dick Tufeld died this past week at the age of 85:

In "Lost in Space," producer Irwin Allen's futuristic retelling of the "Swiss Family Robinson" story that aired on CBS from 1965 to 1968, actor Bob May wore the Robot costume and Tufeld provided the voice.

Besides warning young Will Robinson of impending danger, Tufeld's Robot uttered other lines that became catchphrases for faithful viewers — including "That does not compute" — and needled the antagonistic Dr. Zachary Smith with barbs like "Dr. Smith is a bubble-headed booby."

I always enjoyed watching the show.

Here are a couple of clips.