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)
Ken Kamlet ...
 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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Release Date:

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 »


Theme song
Written and Performed by Todd Rundgren
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Gone too soon...
25 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yeah, the series only lasted eight episodes or so and was pretty corny for the time, but... y'know, I think if it had been given some more time to be tinkered with it probably would've been alright. Just saying.

One thing's for sure, it'll be probably be forever gone. There used to be a channel with full episodes of the show but they've long since been taken down. It's unfortunate: if the show was as bad as people say it was, a bit of preservation would've been awfully nice as it's a piece of history to review, mock, have a laugh with for how goofy it really was.

It was probably meant to be. Shows that never last longer than eight episodes usually wind up destroyed or recorded over.

If anyone has full episodes, please contact me. I'd love to see it again.

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