“Danger, Will Robinson!” is a catchphrase from the 1960s’ American television series spoken by voice actor Lost in Space Dick Tufeld. The Robot (played in body by Bob May), acting as a surrogate guardian, says this to young Will Robinson (portrayed by Bill Mumy) when the boy is unaware of an impending threat. In everyday use, the phrase warns someone that they are about to make a mistake or that they are overlooking something. The phrase is also used in hacker culture.
When given in person, the vocal
klaxon is sometimes accompanied by oscillation of the speaker's arms, parodying the Robot's body language.
Despite the popularity of the phrase, it was said only once on the show. This was during episode 11 of season 3 "The Deadliest of the Species". The Robot gave warnings intermittently to Will and the other crew members of the Jupiter 2, in the form of the expressions "Warning!" and "Danger!"
The official studio website (which no longer exists) for the 1998
was www.dangerwillrobinson.com. Lost in Space feature film [1 ] Appearances in other media [edit ] On the Frank Zappa album , You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 Frank Zappa says "Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!" as a segue between the songs "In France" and "Drowning Witch". On the Kid Rock song Where U at Rock from Devil Without a Cause, one verse says "I'm like the robot from Lost in Space" and "Danger! Danger!" plays in the background. In the 1995 film , Jeffrey Goines played by 12 Monkeys Brad Pitt yells out "Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!" in a fit while in a mental institution. In episode " The West Wing 20 Hours in America, Part I", Josh Lyman uses the phrase in response to a group of pro-life teenage girls heckling him on the subject of abortion. In episode The Jamie Foxx Show in 1997, Little Red Corvette Jamie Foxx and Braxton played by Christopher B. Duncan end up in jail when Jamie Foxx buys a stolen car and Braxton yells "Danger, Will Robinson, danger!" when they are approached by a cell mate. In the 1998 , a reference to the quote shows up in the following dialog: Lost in Space film Robot: It sounds like old Morse code. Will Robinson: What does it say? Robot: Danger, Will Robinson, danger. In , CSI Sara Sidle says "Danger, Will Robinson" to Greg Sanders at least once. In the 2003 film , the character Luke says it aloud to himself when two underage girls attempt to seduce him. Thirteen In , episode 29, season 2 "Wizards & Vampires vs. Zombies", Dan Benson as the character Zeke says "Danger, Will Robinson" as he does robot-moves with his arms. Wizards of Waverly Place In Season 2, episode 21 ("Fear Strikes Up Conversation"), as Zelda goes into "Witch Snap", she says "Danger, Will Robinson". Sabrina, the Teenage Witch In , Season 1, Episode 19 ("Nerve (Part 1)"), after being tortured in the Aurora chair Crichton recites "Danger, danger Will Robinson. Beware the chair". Farscape In episode "Double Felix", the troop's security robot says "Danger, Will Robinson!" while malfunctioning and right before exploding. The Troop In the sixteenth episode of 8th season, McGee says the line when finding himself attracted to a woman involved in a case. NCIS's In Season 2 Episode 3 'The Strike' Fran quotes the phrase - 'When the kids say "Fran says no" That's be big robot screaming Danger Will Robinson!' The Nanny There are many occasions in where in the game of Props, two flexible things are used as the robots arms, and they say "Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!". Whose Line is it Anyway? In season 5 episode 7 of How I Met Your Mother, "The Rough Patch", an actor dressed as a robot shouts "Danger, Will Robinson". In the Charley Davidson series (by ) they are the names for certain bodyparts of the main character. Darynda Jones In Fallout 3 (Video Game) a basic enemy robot known as "Mr. Handy" will occasionally say this during battle. In Jagged Alliance 2 (Video Game) the mercenary Gumpy will call out "Warning, Will Robinson!" when spotting a Blootcat In episode "TK", the The Simpsons Lost in Space robot says "Danger, Bart Simpson!" at a sci-fi convention when it appears actor Jonathan Harris (who played Dr. Zachary Smith on the show) may engage the young "Simpsons" boy in inappropriate behavior. References [edit ] ^ Aladino V. Debert (1998). "Visual Effects Headquarters Archive: Lost in Space" . Retrieved 2008-11-25. External links [edit ]