Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that had a character that was ranked as number3 in The TV Guides list of 25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends – My Favorite Martian

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About the Show

Summary of Plot

A sarcastic Martian comes to live with a hapless young Terran on Earth. –IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

3 seasons

Characters:

Ray Walston – Uncle Martin

Bill Bixby – Tom O’Hara

Pamela Britton – Mrs. Lorelei Brown

Trivia

  • The character ‘Uncle Martin’ was ranked #3 in TV Guide’s list of the “25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends” (1 August 2004 issue).
  • Uncle Martin’s Martian name was Exigius 12½.
  • Ray Walston admitted that he regretted taking the role of Uncle Martin. Walston felt that the role typecasted him and prevented him from getting substantial roles for many years. He took the role because the salary afforded him and his family a comfortable lifestyle. He did enjoy working with Bill Bixby and two remained lifelong friends.
  • Scripts written for the planned fourth season were later used for My Favorite Martians (1973).

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