The series revolves around Evie Ethel Garland, who is the daughter of Troy and Donna Garland. However, Troy is an alien from the planet Antereus. As a benefit of her half-alien parentage, ... See full summary »
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 Donna Garland (96 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Evie Ethel Garland (96 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Troy Garland / ... (95 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Kyle X. Applegate (87 episodes, 1987-1991)
Christina Nigra ...
 Lindsay Selkirk (71 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Beano Froelich (68 episodes, 1987-1991)
Buzz Belmondo ...
 Buzz (67 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Chris Fuller / ... (66 episodes, 1987-1991)
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The series revolves around Evie Ethel Garland, who is the daughter of Troy and Donna Garland. However, Troy is an alien from the planet Antereus. As a benefit of her half-alien parentage, Evie develops three powers as the series progresses. She can pause and un-pause time, "gleep" objects into existence, and can transport herself from one place to another. Troy is living on Antereus and is never seen, but Evie talks to him via a crystal cube. Evie is thirteen at the beginning of the series and lives with her mother in Marlowe, California. Visitors to the Garland home include Donna's brother Beano Froelich; the mayor Kyle Applegate, a former actor; Lindsey Selkirk, Evie's best friend; Chris Fuller, Evie's boyfriend; and Buzz, who tends to take things literally. Episodes usually revolve around Evie getting herself out of a situation that she has caused. Written by John T. Ernest

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6 September 1987 (USA)  »

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Mein Vater ist ein Außerirdischer  »

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TV ads for "Out of this World" were used in station breaks in a fictional news broadcast for the "Kongfrontation" ride at Universal Studios, accompanied by a crawl warning residents of New York City to stay indoors as military and police forces are on the lookout for King Kong. See more »

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Donna Garland: Dreams come from one of two things. Either fears or... something else.
Evie Ethel Garland: Sex.
Donna Garland: Yes. I'm assuming yours are about fears, or we'll both be having nightmares.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Stranded in Space (1991) See more »

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Another one of my all time favorite eighties sitcoms
12 November 2004 | by (Kansas City, Kansas) – See all my reviews

I watched this show from the time it aired in syndication. Maureen Flannigan delivered a terrific performance as the popular Evie Garland. I was so hooked to this show that I began to act just like her, and I don't mean girlie like, I mean I began putting my two index fingers to- gether trying to stop time like her. I began to do it in school so much that I got in trouble by teacher and parents and I was forbidden from watching the show for a week. Eventually, I learned my lesson and I was allowed to watch it again and even though I had been punished once for doing it I would still do it in private when I was alone. I would even play the characters on the show with friends.


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