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  •  I've never understood WHY the Robinsons kept him (1+ / 0-)
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    alive, waving away his craven behavior, his utter lack of value as a crewmember, his gleeful, inevitable and unrepentant betrayals, his thorough unsuitability for any responsibility whatever.  ESPECIALLY child supervision.

    It set a very bad example for me when I was a kid:  hard to trust the grown-ups when they insist on being that stupid.  He IS the Republican-"conservative"-"libertarian" axis' collective unconscious personified.

    I'll venture even to say that the classic modern Republican ticket is Alfred E. Newman for President, and Dr. Smith for Vice President....

    I am a leaf on the wind - i hover, twirl, float,
    Weightless, frictionless, I fly

    by chmood on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 08:29:59 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, they flunked parenting 101 (0+ / 0-)

      I was more bothered by Major Don West always threatening to kill Dr. Smith: "I'll wring your neck, Smith!"

      I said, "Mom, that guy is a psychopath!"

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