My Favorite Martian

CBS (ended 1966)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 32

    Pay the Man the $24

    Aired 5/1/66

  • S 3 : Ep 31

    My Nut Cup Runneth Over

    Aired 4/24/66

  • S 3 : Ep 30

    Stop the Presses, I Want to Get Off

    Aired 4/17/66

  • S 3 : Ep 29

    Horse and Buggy Martin

    Aired 4/3/66

  • S 3 : Ep 28

    Martin Meets His Match

    Aired 3/27/66

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ray Walston

    Uncle Martin O'Hara

  • Bill Bixby

    Tim O'Hara

  • Alan Hewitt

    Bill Brennan

  • Pamela Britton

    Lorelei Brown

  • J. Pat O'Malley

    Harry Burns

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  • show Description
  • My Favorite Martian first aired in September of 1963 on CBS and was probably one of the first sitcoms with a "bizarre" or fantasy premise to emerge in the early to mid 1960's. It joined the ranks with Mister Ed which began in 1961. The series centered around Tim O'Hara, who worked as a reporter for The Los Angeles Sun. Tim stumbled across a space-ship that crashed and discovered a Martian. Tim became friends with the Martian and began passing him off as his Uncle Martin. After all it wasn't that hard to pass him off, he could speak English and looked human. The only thing physically odd about him was that on occasions he would reveal a retractable antennae that would come out of the top of his head. Martin made it clear that he wasn't going to reveal himself to anyone other than Tim and he worked on his space ship while staying with Tim in the apartment above Mrs. Lorelei Brown's garage and when he wanted to, he would display his abilities that included, telepathy, moving objects just by pointing and he could make himself invisible. Lorelei Brown was your typical busybody who was always snooping around and Martin constantly always found himself almost being discovered by her. Angela was Lorelei's daughter. In 1963, Bill Brennan was introduced as Lorelei's boyfriend and yet another threat to Martin. First Telecast: September 29, 1963 Last Telecast: September 4, 1966 Episodes: 107 Episodes (75 B&W and 32 Color) CBS Broadcast History September 1963-September 1966----Sundays----7:30 p.m. Nielsen Ratings: (Top 25 or Better) #10 in the 1963-1964 Season #24 in the 1964-1965 Seasonmoreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Agent No. 2: I think he's a Russian. Tim: Well, you couldn't. I mean, you shouldn't. Imean, you wouldn't. I mean, you could, but you shouldn't.

    Notes (17)

    • In the original unaired version of this pilot episode, Annabelle was Lorelei Brown's "other daughter." By the time the first episode was actually shown, Ina Victor had been dropped from the show, and her scenes were refilmed so that Annabelle was now Mrs. Brown's "visiting niece."

    • Mrs. Brown's daughter, Angela, is not seen again after this episode.

    • Alan Reed, who appeared in this episode as Jack Gramby, also did the voice of Fred Flintstone.

    • Pamela Britton does not appear in this episode.

    • The title is a twist on the title of the popular Broadway musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."

    • Pamela Britton does not appear in this episode.

    • Lorelei is not in this episode

    • Pamela Britton does not appear in this episode.

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    Trivia (6)

    • The music playing at the carnival is called "The Liberty Bell March", and is best known as the theme song of Monty Python.

    • Butch Patrick is best known for later playing Eddie Munster. Dick Wilson would later be well-known for his role as Mr. Whipple on Charmin commercials.

    • When getting into the van, Tim touches invisiable Martin. There is no spark, like all the other times.

    • While regressing through her youth, Mrs. Brown mentions "The Yacht Club Boys", a singing comedy quartet of the '30s. One of its members, James V. Kern, would direct a few episodes of the series later in the season.

    • At the end of the episode where Uncle Martin accidentally makes everything he touches go upside down, as Tim sees Martin standing upside down, the actor who's supposed to be Martin standing upside down is clearly not Ray Walston.

    • Lillian Culver is credited as Culver Lillian in the credits.

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  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • What A Human Looking Martian!

    By daniellemccullers3, Oct 23, 2013

  • Much more than a decent show.

    By oldtvlover, May 26, 2007

  • funny

    By angelsxo, Jan 31, 2006

  • This was the definition of a great show.

    By rpgfan88, Dec 21, 2005

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