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My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) Poster

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Shelley Long was originally cast as Celeste.
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Jessie's (Allyson Hannigan) dance date is a young Seth Green. The two would go on later to play Willow and Oz on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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Juliette Lewis' film debut.
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Original writer Jerico saw the story as a dark allegory about child abuse. That was how it was pitched to Paramount in 1981. They never wound up producing the film, but they do own the TV/digital rights to the story.
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The exterior shot of Ron's beach house was the same exterior used in Beverly Hills, 90210 for Kelly and Donna's apartment.
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The Bag impersonates Carl Sagan in one scene. (The impersonation is done by Harry Shearer). Sagan was one of America's foremost astronomers and cosmologists. He also wrote the novel Contact, which was adapted into the film of the same name.
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Dan Aykroyd also plays a widower in the movie 'My Girl' (1991).
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Director Richard Benjamin was worried about the state of the clawlike fake nails Kim Basinger wore for the film: "The most horrifying call we would ever get was from her driver, saying that on the way in, a nail broke."
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The 25 January 1988 draft of the script credits Jerico as writer, with revisions by Frank Galati, Richard Benner, Susan Rice, Herschel Weingrod and Timothy Harris, Paul Rudnick, and Debra Frank and Carl Sautter, and a further rewrite by Jonathan Reynolds. Only four of the ten writers received screen credit.
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Some location shooting took place in Thousand Oaks, California. The beach that Celeste sets down in at the start is the same beach from Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990).
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Alyson Hannigan and Suzie Plakson would go on to co-star in the series How I Met Your Mother playing Lily Aldrin and Judy Erickson respectively
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Of the three alien council members, the one on the left of Tony Jay never speaks.
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