The day to day life's of three orphaned children who are adopted by aliens that have trouble adjusting to the local culture.


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Series cast summary:
 Brian Johnson / ... (106 episodes, 1999-2006)
 Sophie Johnson / ... (81 episodes, 2001-2006)
Patrick Niknejad ...
 Pete Walker (63 episodes, 1999-2005)
Alex Kew ...
 Josh Barker (61 episodes, 1999-2005)
Charlotte Francis ...
 Lucy Barker (61 episodes, 1999-2005)
Keith Warwick ...
 Trent Clements / ... (60 episodes, 1999-2005)
Danielle McCormack ...
 Melanie 'Mel' Barker / ... (58 episodes, 1999-2005)


The day to day life's of three orphaned children who are adopted by aliens that have trouble adjusting to the local culture.

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A szüleim földönkívüliek!  »

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Tony Gardener is the only actor who appeared in every episode. See more »


In the episode where Brian has broken Mel's laptop. Between shots, just before they give the laptop a whack, to try and fix it, the laptop changes from open to closed. See more »


Josh Barker: All this time he could have turned me in, but he hasn't.
Brian Johnson: Yeah, what an idiot!
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It Just Gets Better and Better!
23 December 2005 | by (Ayrshire, Scotland) – See all my reviews

My Parents Are Aliens. Is it the best children's TV program of children's television today? This show has been running for seven series' so far and has been commissioned for at least another one. Most shows don't even make it by three, which highlights the strength that this show has. The characters are complex, each with varying backgrounds and good/bad qualities which make them easy to empathise with and over the past few years, we've grown to love each and every one of them. So it was a massive shock when the last episode of Aliens as we know it was broadcast on Wednesday and many a comment on this 'ending' have been voiced over the last 48 hours. Everything, from what I can gather, will be all change apart from the formation for this show: Brian and Sophie who will be continued onto the next era of Aliens. Over the years, Tony Gardner and Carla Mendonca/Barbara Durkin have brought the characters of Brian and Sophie Johnson to life and for those two to have the difficult task of maintaining the high standards set by the current actors is a challenge, but I'm sure they'll pull it off magnificently. For anyone out there reading this who has never watched the program, I would urge you all to give it a shot. The canned laughter track introduced in Series 4 is the only downfall of this piece of comedy genius and for old and young people alike, it's certainly not a waste of half an hour once or twice a week. To argue the point against this though is the introduction of the new children. I have nothing against the actors or the characters of Harry and CJ but to introduce new children so late in the game was always going to have its risks. CJ was too much of a Josh copycat and Harry was almost identical to Mel, personality wise. And to attempt to replace a much loved element of the show such as the lovely Mel was a bad mistake. However, the high standards of the show didn't slip and Harry and CJ gradually became part of the whole routine. My Parents Are Aliens Series 8 should be broadcast around about this time next year and previous series' are being continually repeated on Nickelodeon and CiTV, so if I've convinced anyone with this review then please do watch it, you wont regret it. And now all there's left to say is good luck to those staying, good bye to those leaving and welcome to those arriving. We've been with you every step of the way and intend to keep following, because you're all stars!

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