Doug Brody (John Bedford Lloyd), is kidnapped by an alien mom named Cookie (Margaret Trigg). They marry and hilariously try to blend their blended family into everyday life. The aliens were puppets designed by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.




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Series cast summary:
 Doug Brody (8 episodes, 1996)
Margaret Trigg ...
 Cookie Brody (8 episodes, 1996)
Paige Tiffany ...
 Heather Brody (8 episodes, 1996)
 Adam Brody (8 episodes, 1996)
 Sally Hagen (8 episodes, 1996)
Joey Mazzarino ...
 Spit (8 episodes, 1996)
Alice Dinnean ...
 Snizzy (8 episodes, 1996)
 Bobut (8 episodes, 1996)
 Performer (5 episodes, 1996)
Jack Gilpin ...
 Mr. Bellamy (3 episodes, 1996)
 Tiffany Kindall (3 episodes, 1996)
 Jimmy / ... (3 episodes, 1996)
Carmen Osbahr
(3 episodes, 1996)
Christopher Newman
(2 episodes, 1996)


A sci-fi/fantasy sitcom that aired on ABC as part of its much-publicized TGIF lineup. A single dad marries an Alien wife and they try to blend their family in with the neighborhood. Written by Bruce Cameron <>

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Half the family eats toast. The other half eats toasters. See more »


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15 March 1996 (USA)  »

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(8 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: To Catch a Yeti (2014) See more »


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Written and Performed by Todd Rundgren
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The Greatest Henson Production Since 'Dinosaurs'!
26 August 2002 | by (U.S.A) – See all my reviews

This show was a hit! It was a brilliant idea. Since they made the mistake of getting rid of Dinosaurs, this show more than filled the gap. It was like a galactical Brady Bunch. And the baby, Bobut. He was classic! That's David Rudman doing his voice. We all know David as that annoying Baby Bear on Sesame Street; but the show didn't last for very long, because like Dinosaurs, this show got alot of heat from critics. It lasted about eight episodes then was pulled off. I don't really remember much about the show so I can't do that extensive of a review, but I definately know that it was funny, hip and outrageous! If only they'd bring it back, but unfortunately it's probably been taken to the TV Graveyard with over classics you never see on TV anymore: like Dinosaurs, Muppets Tonight, Baby Bob, Muppet Babies, Pee-wee's Playhouse, Sanford and Son, The America's Funniest Home Videos with Bob Saget, Top of the Heap, 704 Hauser, Checking In, the list goes on and on. But anyway, I'm telling you that Aliens in the Family was a great show and the fact that it was cancelled shows that TV networks have no taste!


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