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December 5, 2007

Pardon My Plastic


Mrs. Robinson from The Graduate and the family from Lost in Space have the same last name. Got it. But what danger is Mrs. Robinson in? What joke am I missing here?


  1. I think all that’s important is that Ben Braddock has gotten to the point where he’s accepting Mrs. Robinson’s advances, and, no matter what’s driving the robot’s intrusion on their escalating connection, it’s not helping.

    What makes it enjoyable for me is imagining all the reasons for the robot’s action and no matter what they are, or how valid, or what Ben’s true intentions are, it will always be the case that “Drat!” is what Ben’s going to feel here.

    Now, I’m starting to actually laugh. (it’s very sad, too. I ache for the boy. … or maybe her. ooo-boy).

    Comment by Kevin Andresen — December 5, 2007 @ 12:32 am

  2. That *is* the joke, Bill. You’re not missing anything.

    Comment by Powers — December 5, 2007 @ 7:16 am

  3. Play off of both the graduate and Lost in space. The Robot in Lost in Space was famous for the line “Danger Will Robinson” So this artists has taking to the Graduate as “Danger Mrs. Robinson”

    Comment by Robert — December 5, 2007 @ 9:50 am

  4. I don’t know, I was looking for missing punctuation, I guess. Sort of like the robot was warning Ben…

    “Danger — Mrs. Robinson! Danger”

    Comment by doug — December 5, 2007 @ 9:52 am

  5. The reason it’s not clear is that most of all the artist had to hide it from the kids.

    Comment by Scott — December 5, 2007 @ 3:20 pm

  6. >> The reason it’s not clear is that most of all the artist had to hide it from the kids.

    Now *that* is funny!

    Comment by Pete — December 5, 2007 @ 6:46 pm

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