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

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 Uncle Martin (107 episodes, 1963-1966)
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 Tim O'Hara (107 episodes, 1963-1966)
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 Mrs. Lorelei Brown (62 episodes, 1963-1966)
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Exigius Twelve and a Half, an exoanthropologist from the planet Mars, becomes stranded on Earth after his one-man spaceship narrowly misses a NASA rocket plane and crashes near Los Angeles. The alien is rescued by Tim O'Hara, a newspaper reporter who explains the Martian to friends and authorities by introducing him as his Uncle Martin. "Uncle Martin" looks human, except when he extends his retractable antennae with which he can become invisible. His special powers and unusual illnesses present a constant challenge to Tim in his efforts to preserve his friend's cover. Written by ABGilpin

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29 September 1963 (USA)  »

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Mi marciano favorito  »

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(107 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(1963-1965)| (1965-1966)

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Marlo Thomas starred in an episode of this show. See more »

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The first seven episodes of the first season showed a copyright date of MCMXLIII (1943) instead of MCMLXIII (1963). This was corrected in episode eight. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Martin: After all as a very wise man once told me, the chicken is not infrequently the true dove of peace.
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Referenced in Small Wonder: My Favorite Martian (1988) See more »

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Excellent TV classic
11 August 2001 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I first saw this series when I was 12 years old and I have dearly loved it ever since because it's full of good laughs and is a great deal of fun to watch. Uncle Martin is hilarious with his Martian antics as well as Tim as the newspaper reporter who took him in after his space ship crash landed on Earth. It's always highly enjoyable to watch their adventures together. It's easily one of my favorite TV comedies of all time.


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