Saturday, May 18, 2013



To get you ready for the season finale of 'Doctor Who' tonight....


This is the 'Sherlock Holmes' episode that can be considered linked to the 'Doctor Who' episode "The Crimson Horror".  Technically the connection can only be found in BookWorld, when Dr. Watson mentions the repulsive red leech as a story not yet shared with the world.

But the TV episode not only omits that, but Dr. Watson is missing as well (because Edward Hardwicke was busy on another film project.)  So Charles Grey stepped in as Mycroft Holmes.  


This compilation clip includes Dr. Joyce Brothers, TV Crossover Hall of Fame member (Class of 2000) who passed away earlier this week....


Here's an episode of 'Dream On' in which Dr. Brothers made a cameo appearance.  The series was a favorite of mine - I felt a kindred spirit in Martin Tupper (sadly, not in the ladies' department).  But if you don't feel the same, then you just have to watch the first few minutes in order to see the late pop psychologist.


It's time to pay the bills.  So why not make it a League of Themselves double-header at the same time in connection to the new 'Star Trek' movie?


The Promoverse


Friday, May 17, 2013


Here's an idea for some slash-fic - Spock gets it on with the Vulcan who stole away his betrothed.

The title?

"Bromancing The Stonn"



A movie version of the CBS action series from the 1980s, 'The Equalizer', is in the works.  It's to be directed by Antoine Fuqua and will reteam him with his "Training Day" star Denzel Washington, who will be playing Robert McCall, a former CIA operative who is now an urbane lone wolf helping ordinary people in trouble.

Because they felt the need to be so slavish as to keep the original character's name, this movie could only be in the Cineverse with no connection to its Toobworld counterpart.  As far as the Toobworld Dynamic is concerned, there is only one Robert McCall AKA the Equalizer - and that is the late Edward Woodward.

I would have preferred to see them keep the title of "The Equalizer" - after all, it's just a job description - but give Washington a new character to play.  Then it could be assumed that he took up the mantle of the job after McCall retired or died.  (Woodward passed away in 2009.)

And that connection wouldn't even have to be made if you don't want to alienate any newbies to the concept, who might not be interested in tracking down the original series.  But at least it would be out there for the fans of the original series.

It just seems like they're trashing the memories of the show by erasing them.

This is the same problem I have with the upcoming remake of 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'  I think it would be great to bring back the spy organization, but have the stars Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer play new characters.  Without Robert Vaugn and David McCallum in the roles, there's nothing inherently magical about the names Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin.  Cruise and Hammer could just as easily win over new fans to the franchise with new names without alienating the previously established fanbase.

Speaking of Tom Cruise, he and the other producers of the "Mission Impossible" movies were heading in the right direction with the first film by creating all new IMF agents.  But then they had to bring back Jim Phelps - but without Peter Graves to play the role.  And to top it off, they had to trash the memory of that character.  I've seen bad remakes of TV shows as movies - 'Sgt. Bilko', 'McHale's Navy', 'The Wild, Wild West' - but that was just incompetency in the production when it came to directing, writing, and casting.  This was a deliberate spit in the face of the original and the fans.

Someday I hope somebody buys the rights to "Jerry McGuire" or some other Tom Cruise character and makes him a repulsive figure.  Let's see how he likes that!


In other news about 'The Equalizer', Michael Sloane, who created the original series, has inked a deal to now write a novel about the character.  So that means Robert McCall will be joining a very select club - as a Multiverse character (Toobworld, the Cineverse, and BookWorld.)



'The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour'
"Lucy Meets The Mustache"
From Wikipedia:
Ernie Kovacs (January 23, 1919 – January 13, 1962) was an American comedian, actor, and writer.

Kovacs' uninhibited, often ad-libbed, and visually experimental comedic style came to influence numerous television comedy programs for years after his death in an automobile accident. Many iconic and diverse shows have been influenced by Kovacs, such as 'Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In', 'Saturday Night Live', 'The Uncle Floyd Show', 'Captain Kangaroo', 'Sesame Street', 'The Electric Company', and TV hosts such as David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Craig Ferguson.  Chevy Chase acknowledged Kovacs' influence and thanked him during his acceptance speech for his Emmy award for Saturday Night Live.  Chase appeared in the 1982 documentary called "Ernie Kovacs: Television's Original Genius", speaking again of the impact Kovacs had on his work.

On or off screen, Kovacs could be counted on for the unexpected, from having marmosets as pets to wrestling a jaguar on his live Philadelphia television show.

When working at WABC (AM) as a morning-drive radio personality and doing a mid-morning television show for NBC, Kovacs disliked eating breakfast alone while his wife was sleeping in after her Broadway performances. His solution was to hire a taxi driver to come into their apartment with his own key and whose job was to make breakfast for them both, then take him to the WABC studios.

While Kovacs and his wife Edie Adams received Emmy nominations for best performances in a comedy series in 1957, his talent was not formally recognized until after his death. The 1962 Emmy for outstanding electronic camera work and the Directors' Guild award came a short time after his fatal accident. A quarter century later, he was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. Kovacs also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television.

SYNOPSIS (from Wikipedia):
Kovacs and Edie Adams were the guest stars on the final installment of the one-hour 'I Love Lucy' format, known in network airings as 'The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show' and in syndication as 'The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour'. Kovacs and Adams appeared in the episode, "Lucy Meets the Moustache," which filmed March 2 and aired April 1, 1960. It was the last time Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz appeared together before the breakup of their marriage. According to Adams, Lucy and Desi barely talked to each other in between scenes, and divorce proceedings began March 3, the day after the show's filming.


Thursday, May 16, 2013



Marc Maron decided to track down his arch-nemesis from Twitter and after a few hours of searching, he discovered that his name was Darryl and that he was originally from Colorado.

Darryl, aka "Dungeon Master", was played by Erik Charles Nielsen, who also plays Garrett Lambert on 'Community'.


'Community' takes place at Greendale Community College, which is located in... Colorado!

So I think we have a pretty clear case of identical twins here.  Both Darryl and Garrett look exactly the same and we never learned Darryl's last name.

But it's clear that Darryl was the more dominant of the twins.....




"Internet Troll"

From Wikipedia:
David Scott "Dave" Foley (born January 4, 1963) is a Canadian actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer best known for his work in The Kids in the Hall, NewsRadio, A Bug's Life, Celebrity Poker Showdown and Dan Vs.. He also frequently appears on The Late Late Show on CBS.

After dropping out of high school, Foley pursued standup comedy for about a year in the Toronto Second City Training Centre where he began taking improv classes. There, he met Kevin McDonald. McDonald got Foley a job with him as an usher at a local art house movie theatre. Together, they formed the original 'The Kids in the Hall'.

In October 1989, The Kids in the Hall debuted on TV, with a cast of Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. Some of Foley's famous characters include Hecubus, one of the Sizzler sisters, the A. T. & Love boss, Bruno Puntz Jones, Mr. Heavyfoot, Jocelyn, and Lex. The show ended in April 1994.

Foley has been a guest on many television series. These include 'Becker', 'Carpoolers', 'Committed', 'Desperate Housewives', 'Dinner for Five', 'Father of the Pride', 'Grounded for Life', 'Hot Properties', 'I'm with Her', 'In Plain Sight', 'Joey', 'Just Shoot Me!', 'Las Vegas', 'Less Than Kind', 'Little Mosque on the Prairie', 'Scrubs', 'The King of Queens', 'The New Adventures of Old Christine', 'Stargate Atlantis', 'The Tick', 'Brothers & Sisters', 'Will & Grace', 'Hot in Cleveland', 'Eureka', 'Leverage' and 'Maron'.

Foley showed up drunk for a podcast interview with Maron and tagged along when Marc wanted to track down an abusive follower on Twitter named Dragonmaster.


(This is dedicated to my Internet friend Tavie P!)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


My favorite episode of 'Mad Men' was the third season closer, "Shut The Door; Have A Seat". It felt like one of those 60s caper films and had me on the edge of my seat as it progressed. It may also have had one of those fist-pumping moments, but I can't recall at present.

But that phrase has stuck with me; so much so that when I hear the first part, I'm always expecting the payoff.

And I got it with the season finale of 'Castle' when Captain Gates called Detective Beckett into her office. "Shut the door," she commanded. And there was enough of a pause for me to get in the "Have a seat" before the Captain did.

I love little TV moments like that....



I watched "Regan", an episode of 'Armchair Theatre' on YouTube, thanks to the recommendation of blogmate Rob Buckley.  (The link to his site, "The Medium Is Not Enough", can be found to your left....)  "Regan" served as the pilot for the series 'The Sweeney' which was an inspiration for the original version of 'Life On Mars'.

In the episode, Flying Squad cops DI Jack Regan and DS George Carter were grilling a bartender named Terry Maddox for information.  When he wasn't forthcoming, Regan put in a call back to the station for details on Maddox to see if there was anything which they could use as an excuse to pull his pub license.

The publican gave his name to Regan as Terry Maddox, but that doesn't mean it was his real name.  And we never saw Regan or Carter check his posted license to verify the name, nor did we find out what the cop back at the station found out about him.

So for alls we know, "Terry Maddox" might not have been his real name.  

He may have been working for the real owner of the pub who was named Terry Maddox.  Or he might have pulled the name out of thin air to protect his true identity.  Perhaps he saw "The Helen Morgan Story" on the telly the night before and decided to use the name of Paul Newman's character as an alias.  Only he changed the first name from "Larry" to "Terry", making the switch based on the terrycloth that he was using to wash his glasses.

At any rate, if he had given a false name, the ruse worked - Regan and Carter never came back to bother him.  And he was never again seen in that series......

So if "Terry Maddox" wasn't his real name, what was?

I'm thinking that, thirteen years before his official debut in Toobworld, we were witness to the first appearance of Dennis Timson, the head of the larcenous Timson clan of minor villains - "naughty boys" as Timson described them - all of whom kept Horace Rumpole in business as a barrister for many years.

Ron Pember played both roles.

'Armchair Theatre' - "Regan"
'The Sweeney'
'Rumpole Of The Bailey'
'Life On Mars'



"Don't bullshit Dr. Joyce Brothers!"
Dr. Joyce Brothers
'Dream On'


From the New York Times:
Joyce Brothers, a former academic psychologist who, long before Drs. Ruth, Phil and Laura, was counseling millions over the airwaves, died on Monday at her home in Fort Lee, N.J. She was 85.

Her daughter, Lisa Brothers Arbisser, confirmed the death.

Dr. Joyce Brothers, as she was always known professionally — a full-name hallmark of the more formal times in which she began her career — was widely described as the mother of mass-media psychology because of the firm, pragmatic and homiletic guidance she administered for decades via radio and television.

She was the host of her own nationally syndicated TV shows, starting in the late 1950s with “The Dr. Joyce Brothers Show” and over the years including “Ask Dr. Brothers,” “Consult Dr. Brothers” and “Living Easy With Dr. Joyce Brothers.”

On 'Girl Talk' 
with Virginia Graham, Inger Stevens, Abbe Lane

She was also a ubiquitous guest on talk shows like “The Tonight Show” and on variety shows like “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.”

She was a panelist on many game shows, including “What’s My Line?” and “The Hollywood Squares.” These appearances had a fitting symmetry: It was as a game-show contestant that Dr. Brothers had received her first television exposure.

Playing herself, or a character very much like herself, she had guest roles on a blizzard of TV series, from “The Jack Benny Program” to “Happy Days,” “Taxi,” “Baywatch,” “Entourage” and “The Simpsons.”

In June of 2000, Dr. Joyce Brothers was inducted into the TV Crossover Hall Of Fame (League of Themselves wing.)   She could very well be the Queen of the League of Themselves!

She was all over the TV Universe:

On 'One Life To Live'
Earth Prime-Time

The Tooniverse 

The Borderlands


The Cineverse*

Here is just a partial tally of the TV shows in which she played the televersion of herself:

Oh, Mandy (2005)  

The Mullets
Grudge Match (2003)

The Steve Harvey Show
Herself– Analyze Dis (2000) 

Miss Con-Jeannie-Ality (2000)

Ally McBeal
Those Lips, That Hand

Kenan & Kel
Freezer Burned (1999)

Suddenly Susan
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Susan's Party

Pinky and the Brain
The Pinky and the Brain Reunion Special (1998) 

Style & Substance
Chelsea Gets an Opinion (1998)

Diagnosis Murder
Must Kill TV (1997)

Police Academy: The Series
Put Down That Nose (1997)

The Nanny

  1. The Ex-Niles (1997)
  2. That's Midlife (1996)
Hope & Gloria
One Sorry Mother (1996)

Renaissance Woman (1995)

Melrose Place
  1. Amanda Unplugged (1995)
  2. Dial M for Melrose (1995)
  3. Let the Games Begin (1995)
New York Daze
The Candidate

Grace Under Fire
Mother & Son & Father Reunion (1995)

Come Die with Me: A Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Mystery (1994)

Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Self Help (1994)

Selling Out (1993)

The Simpsons
Last Exit to Springfield (1993)

Dream On
Come and Knock on Our Door... (1992)

Dame Edna's Hollywood
Episode #1.2 (1992

Scorch Likes It Hot (1992)

Night Court
  1. Attachments Included (1991)
  2. Hard Core in the Big Apple (1991) 
Santa Barbara

TV 101
First Love: Part 2 (1989)


  1. Tonight, Tonight: Part 1 (1988)
  2. Tonight, Tonight: Part 2 (1988)
My Two Dads
The Family in Question (1988)

A Trip to the Moon (1987)

Mr. Belvedere
Separation (1987)

The New Mike Hammer
  1. Lady Killer (1987)
  2. Too Young to Die (1984)
  3. Seven Dead Eyes (1984)
Mama's Family
Mama and Dr. Brothers (1986)

Saturday Night Live
Don Rickles/Billy Idol (1984)

The Spaceman Made Me Do It (1982)

Madame's Place
Episode #1.16 & 17 (1982)

Police Squad! 
Revenge and Remorse (The Guilty Alibi) (1982) 

The Wedding of Latka and Simka (1982) 

Hee Haw Honeys
Episode #1.24 (1979)

America 2-Night
Surfin' to Heaven (1978)

Happy Days
Spunkless Spunky (1978)

Good Old Days (1977)
The Jack Benny Program
Jack Appears on a Panel Show (1965)

And the show that started it all......

The $64,000 Question
Boxing (1955)

From 'Police Squad!':

Johnny, I've been getting a lot of mail about the Cinderella complex.
[She pays him off.]
Women's fear of success has left many of them confused about their wants and needs. Consequently, the stress-related burnout has driven many women from feminist aggression to female passivity, dependent upon their partners for vicarious fulfillment.
Well, what do I tell them?
Tell them to get in touch with their unconscious feelings and to share the growth process with their partner.

Good night and may God bless......

* The Cineverse is not part of the Toobworld Dynamic as a whole.  But certain movies have been absorbed into the TV Universe and this screen captcha is from one such movie - "Naked Gun 2½: The Smell Of Fear", which was spun off from the 'Police Squad!' series.....

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


"Office Space"

Once again, it looks as though '24' is not only in an alternate TV dimension, but it's a TV show in Earth Prime-Time.

After taking Coroner Woody Strode hostage, Shawn Spencer mentioned Jack Bauer, claiming that the counter-terrorism agent must have been wearing diapers because he never went to the bathroom for "eight friggin' years!"  This had to be a reference to the number of seasons that the show was on the air.

Jack Bauer does exist in Earth Prime-Time, but not the televersion we saw in action in '24'.  He may have been in the same line of work, but he didn't work the same cases as seen on the show.  First off, none of those United States Presidents he protected were or ever will be the POTUS in the main Toobworld, which must always reflect the Commander in Chief of the Trueniverse.

Second 'Psych' post of the day.  Two for Tuesday!



"Office Space"

When Shawn Spencer answered the phone at one point, he said "Spencer for hire."  

This can't be a reference to the TV show, as Spencer and Spenser share the same TV dimension.  

But it could be a reference to the books by Robert Parker.  His televersion must have written "true life" accounts about the Boston private eye.  (So it is pozz'ble, just pozz'ble, that there was a TV series in Toobworld called about Spenser, but it wouldn't be the same show that we saw on our own screens in the Trueniverse.)

No Zonk here....




From Wikipedia:
David Adkins (born November 10, 1956) — known by his stage name Sinbad — is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He became well known in the 1990s from being featured on his own HBO specials, appearing on several television series.

Under the professional name Sinbad, which Adkins chose out of admiration for Sinbad the Sailor in order to stand out in the entertainment industry, he began his career appearing on Star Search. Sinbad won his round against fellow comedian Dennis Miller, He soon was cast on 'The Redd Foxx Show', a short-lived sitcom, playing Byron Lightfoot. 

In 1987, Sinbad landed a role in 'A Different World', a spin-off of 'The Cosby Show' built around Lisa Bonet's character Denise Huxtable. Previously, Sinbad appeared in two different one-off roles on 'The Cosby Show', as a principal and as "Davis Sarrette". Huxtable attended Hillman College, a fictional historically black college. While Bonet only stayed with the program for a season, Sinbad stayed with the cast from 1988 until 1991 as "Coach Walter Oakes".

By the early 1990s, his popularity had grown enough for Fox to green-light 'The Sinbad Show', which premiered September 16, 1993. In the self-titled series, Sinbad played 35-year-old David Bryan, a bachelor who decides to become a foster parent to two children after becoming emotionally attached to them. The series, which co-starred a young Salma Hayek, received praise from critics for its unique and realistic portrayal of African American life. 

Sinbad also made a cameo appearance on the television show 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' as himself in a rehab center in the episode "Dennis Reynolds: An Erotic Life", which originally aired October 23, 2008.

Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas (born February 14, 1972) is an American rock recording artist and songwriter. He is the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty. Thomas also records and performs as a solo artist. Thomas earned three Grammy awards for co-writing and singing on the Carlos Santana triple-platinum hit "Smooth", on the album "Supernatural" in 1999.

He has also lent his songwriting talents to such artists as Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Marc Anthony,Pat Green, Taylor Hicks, Travis Tritt and Daughtry.

Since 1995, his band has released a string of hit singles to radio including "Push", "3 A.M.", "Real World", "Back 2 Good", "Bent", "If You're Gone", "Mad Season", "Disease", "Unwell", "Bright Lights", "How Far We've Come", and "She's So Mean". In 2004, the Songwriters Hall of Fame awarded Thomas its first Starlight Award, recognizing young songwriters who have already had a lasting influence in the music industry.

In addition to his music career, Thomas also made a guest appearance playing himself and with Sinbad on the fourth season of the show 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'.

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
"Dennis Reynolds: An Erotic Life"

Dream Figures (Hallucinations)

Because of the medication he was on, Dennis thought he was in the sanitarium with Sinbad and Rob Thomas.  Actually they were just two other patients, but he saw them as the entertainers.

Two for Tuesday!


Monday, May 13, 2013



Vincent and Jocelyn were two young wesen of the Gluhenvolk species, thought to be an extinct race.  The Gluhenvolk were of reptilian stock... and had been hunted for their luminous blue skin.  

And Jocelyn was pregnant with another.....

After Nick, Monroe, and Rosalie saved them from a wesen seeking to skin them all, Vincent and Jocelyn planned to head to Alaska where a small community of Gluhenvolk still lived.

I'd like to think those wesen lived somewhere in the nearby environs of Cicely, Alaska, the town we know from 'Northern Exposure'.  I think there was something about that magical hamlet which would be quite welcoming to the young family.....




'I Spy'
"Return To Glory"

From Wikipedia:
Sheldon Leonard (born Sheldon Leonard Bershad; February 22, 1907 – January 11, 1997) was a pioneering American film and television producer, director, writer, and actor.

[He is best] known today as the producer of hugely popular television series, including 'The Danny Thomas Show'(aka 'Make Room For Daddy') (1953–64), 'The Andy Griffith Show' (1960–68), 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' (1961–66), and 'I Spy' (1965–68). Leonard also provided the voice of 'Linus the Lionhearted' in a series of Post Crispy Critters cereal TV commercials in 1963-64, which led to a Linus cartoon series that aired on Saturday (and later, Sunday) mornings on CBS (1964–66) and ABC (1967–69). He also was briefly the star of his own television show 'Big Eddie', where he played the owner of a large sports arena. The show lasted only one season (1975–76).

The character of Andy Taylor was introduced in a 1960 episode of 'The Danny Thomas Show', which led to the series of 'The Andy Griffith Show'. Leonard is informally credited with developing the practice of using an episode of a series as a backdoor pilot episode for new series, in which a guest star is introduced as a new character with the intention using this character as the basis for a new show.

Leonard also has the distinction (along with author Mickey Spillane) of being one of the first two Miller Lite spokesmen. Using his trademark accent, he told the audience, "I was at first reluctant to try Miller Lite, but then I was persuaded to do so by my friend, Large Louis." One of his last acting roles was a guest appearance on the TV series 'Cheers', in which he played the proprietor of "The Hungry Heifer," Norm Peterson's favorite eating establishment.

Leonard died at 89, and was buried at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California. 
His name served as a namesake for the characters Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter in the American sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory', as the writers are fans of his work.

At the end of "Return To Glory", Leonard and his wife were pestered by Kelly Robinson at an outdoor art market until Leonard finally slugged the spy to be rid of him.  

If Sheldon Leonard was also appearing as himself in these three other episodes:
  • "Crusade To Limbo"
  • "No Exchange On Damaged Merchandise"
  • "Mederra Block"

(as seen in the first, third and fourth pictures above)
then it could be that he was deliberately tailing the agents to gather enough information about their activities to create a TV show about them called 'I Spy' (which has been referenced in other TV shows like 'Cosby', 'The Jeffersons' and 'The Middleman'.)  And he had to find some way to discourage Robinson from pointing him out so as not to bring attention to himself.


Sunday, May 12, 2013


And for our musical selection this weekend:



It's time to pay the bills......

This blipvert takes place in Toobworld, with this being the Walt Disney World of Earth Prime-Time, not the Trueniverse.  And Regina established as being from the alternate TV dimension known as the Land of Fiction.  (She also displays her serlinguistic skills......)  

The Land of Fiction is NOT BookWorld, the popular term for the world in Jasper Fforde's novels about Tuesday Last.  Once a character from Literature is visualized in the Television medium, it is no longer considered a native of BookWorld.  Although they all share the same universe despite whichever book spawned them, character in BookWorld comes to life in the mind of the reader and could resemble anyone the reader's imagination summons.  Once seen on the screen, the character is locked into that depiction.



Online video content is considered part of the Television Universe, and sites like YouTube are great places to establish your own televersion in Toobworld.

Two of my old T-House buddies from UConn find they have TV doppelgangers, thanks to the videos they have posted of themselves - with Jerry Wistrom giving a speech, and Martin Pollard giving a lecture.

First up, Jerry:

And here's Maahty:



Happy Mother's Day!  Today's member of the League of Themselves is the essence of Toobworld Motherhood.....


'The Critic'
["All The Duke's Men"]

Married to Duke Phillips

The Tooniverse

From Wikipedia:
June Lockhart (born June 25, 1925) is an American actress, primarily in 1950s and 1960s television, but with memorable performances on stage and in film too. She is remembered as the mother in two TV series, 'Lassie' and 'Lost in Space'. She also portrayed Dr. Janet Craig on the CBS television sitcom 'Petticoat Junction' (1968–70).   (Lockhart was the only actor or actress to have starred in three hit series during the 1960s.)

Lockhart is best known for her roles as TV mothers, first as Ruth Martin, the wife of Paul Martin (portrayed by Hugh Reilly), and the mother of Timmy Martin (played by Jon Provost) in the 1954 CBS series, 'Lassie' (a role that she played from 1959–64). She replaced actress Cloris Leachman. Following her five-year run on Lassie Lockhart made a guest appearance on 'Perry Mason' as defendant Mona Stanton Harvey in "The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor." Lockhart then became Dr. Maureen Robinson, the wife of Professor John Robinson (portrayed by 'Zorro' actor Guy Williams) in the 'Lost in Space' (1965–68) series. The science fiction program on CBS was popular, remembered for the design of the sleek silver spacesuits, which Lockhart wore in many publicity photos. Lockhart appeared as Timmy's mom with other notable "TV Moms" in the 1995 Roseanne episode "The Clip Show: All about Rosey, part 2".

Lockhart appeared as Dr. Janet Craig on the final two seasons of the CBS sitcom 'Petticoat Junction' (1968-70), her character brought in to fill the void created after Bea Benaderet died during the run of the show.

She was a regular in the ABC soap opera 'General Hospital' during the 1980s and 1990s. She provided the voice of Martha Day, the lead character in the Hanna-Barbara animated series 'These Are the Days'. Lockhart guest starred in 'Quincy M.E.' numerous times.

[June and her daugher Anne] had previously played the same woman at two different ages in an episode of the television series 'Magnum, P.I.' (1981). In 1991, Lockhart appeared as Miss Wiltrout, Michelle Tanner's kindergarten teacher on the TV sitcom 'Full House'. In 2002, she appeared in two episodes of 'The Drew Carey Show' as Lewis's mother, Misty Kiniski, alongside fellow TV mom Marion Ross, who played Drew's mother.

Lockhart starred as James Caan's mother in an episode of 'Las Vegas' in 2004. Lockhart has since guest starred on episodes of 'Cold Case' and 'Grey's Anatomy', [and] in the 2007 ABC Family television film "Holiday in Handcuffs".