My Favorite Martian

CBS (ended 1966)



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My Favorite Martian

Show Summary

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 Season


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  • Thank God for simpler times and pure entertainment.

    I first watched My Favorite Martian at the ripe old age of 5 years. I loved the show then and now at 57 I still love it, so much that I had to buy the DVD sets as soon as they came out. As a young child, this show sparked a lifetime of interest in the . space program which I harbor to this day, and as an aging adult it is refreshing to be able to re-watch a great comedy without having to put up with some Hollywood producer's social commentary, or the crass vulgarity that passes for comedy in many of the newer (alleged) "sitcoms".moreless
  • What A Human Looking Martian!

    My Favorite Martian was another one of my favorite shows I used to watch as a little girl. Starring Bill Bixby(The Courtship of Eddie's Father, The Incredible Hulk), and Ray Walston. This show came on for a while in the 1980's, and every chance I got, I watched it. Thank God for Internet Television where I can watch all of these wonderful shows again, and age slower. Thank you, for making it possible to watch this show and others here, or someplace else.moreless
  • Much more than a decent show.

    It was definately ahead of its time. The best part of it was the comical chemistrey between the stars. Bixby and walston was a match made in heaven. My Favorite Martian is truely an American classic. The program was a huge stepping stone for both actors who moved on to bigger better things. In my opinion it was one of my favorite black & white comedies. Without any doubt I would rather laugh at an martian instead of being scared to death. My Favorite Martian eased many worries of the unknown. My Favorite Martian in my opinion is a classic.moreless
  • funny

    My Favorite Martian was a decent show that had comedy and humor all wrapped up in one. Though the show was probably a bit a head of it\'s time it still had a great following. The characters interacted with each other well. The humor seemed to come naturally between all the characters on the show. I think the show ran it\'s course however in the time it was on.
  • This was the definition of a great show.

    I think this show was the definition of a great show. I loved the way that Bill Bixby was on it and I thought Ray Walston did a great job as the Martian. I think it was a timeless show and even to this day is fun to watch.

    I loved the early special effects and things they did on the show and also I thought the actors were top notch.

    No matter what your age is or what your era you are from you always can enjoy this show.

    I think it would be fun to watch for anyone!moreless

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witty remarks, planetary explorers, secrets and lies, space travel, outrageous situations