My Favorite Martian

CBS (ended 1966)




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My Favorite Martian

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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


  • Pay the Man the $24

    S 3 : Ep 32

    Aired 5/1/66 (26:00)

  • My Nut Cup Runneth Over

    S 3 : Ep 31

    Aired 4/24/66 (26:00)

  • Stop the Presses, I Want to Get Off

    S 3 : Ep 30

    Aired 4/17/66 (26:00)

  • Horse and Buggy Martin

    S 3 : Ep 29

    Aired 4/3/66 (26:00)

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