Let me start this blog post with an age test. Do the following lines of dialogue mean anything to you?
“Oh, the pain, the pain”
“Where are you my hairy friend?”
“You Deplorable Dunderhead”
“Nickel Plated Nincompoop”
This will mean nothing to the younger generation. But to some of you (and yes I can see you smiling) this means Lost in Space. Forget the movie remake, this was one of the greatest American TV sitcom’s ever made. Filled with terribly wooden actors, predictable story lines, comical monsters (many also seen in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’), cheesy sets .. I could go on. ‘Great American TV sitcom?” I hear you ask. Without question. Why?
Dr Smith that is why!
A simply marvelous character: sneaky, underhanded, greedy, lazy, cowardly. He stole the show. Dr Smith was the reason we watched.