Penny strikes up a friendship with a deep voice in a deep cave.



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Will Robinson (as Billy Mumy)


Feeling lonely and alienated from her family, Penny finds solace in her friendship with Mr. Nobody, a voice that lives in a cave near a spring. Mr. Nobody is in fact a bodiless life force who becomes fiercely protective of his human friend. Trouble arises when Smith discovers that the jacks Mr. Nobody gave Penny as playthings are diamonds. Written by Mister-UHF

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Release Date:

27 October 1965 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This contains the first occurrence of what will become Dr. Smith's most oft-spoken iconic line - "Oh, the pain, the pain." See more »


As Doctor Smith walks across a sandy area, you can clearly see that the sections that make up the background don't match and you can see the seams in it. See more »


Penny Robinson: Oh Mother, I thought you were the only one. I thought you really believed me, at least just a little bit.
Maureen Robinson: Wha... Penny! Penny, of course I do! Now, I still do, and you know why? Well, I'll tell you a secret. When I was a little girl, I had a very special friend, too. His name was Mr. Noodles and he lived inside my teddy bear.
Penny Robinson: What?
Maureen Robinson: It's true. I know that you're the only one who'd understand how very very real Mr. Noodles was to me.
Penny Robinson: Oh, Mother, that's the silliest thing I ever heard of! How can ...
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Beautifully handled.
3 November 2011 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I just wrote a (negative) review of the STTNG episode, IMAGINARY FRIEND, which is a very similar story.

I compared it to this LIS episode, which is EVERYTHING the STTNG episode isn't.

This story, of a lonely Penny, and her 'imaginary' friend, is so well-acted, by Angela Cartwright and, the handling - and this episode's ending STILL tug at my heart.

I don't want to write a synopsis, I just want to say -as others have, that, in it's first season, LIS, was a truly well done show, with much potential, and, it's on display brilliantly here.

If you want to see the a very similar idea done TOTALLY WRONG, check out the STTNG episode, IMAGINARY FRIEND.

Heck, I'm getting misty just writing this. 😌 (that's a good thing, for me).

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