My Favorite Martian (1963–1966)
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An Old, Old Friend of the Family 

After Martin makes Tim miss a deadline, Martin decides to help Tim get an exclusive interview. Jakobar, the rogue leader of Kobima, is the story's subject matter. Martin is a legend in ... See full summary »

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Uncle Martin
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Jakobar
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After Martin makes Tim miss a deadline, Martin decides to help Tim get an exclusive interview. Jakobar, the rogue leader of Kobima, is the story's subject matter. Martin is a legend in Kobima and has inside knowledge of Kobiman legend since he was good friends with Jakobar's great-grandfather Kobima, for who the country was named. After displaying the sign of Cocobahn - Martin's name in Kobiman - Jakobar agrees to see Martin. Martin talks Jakobar into making himself accessible to the media, namely Tim, but later reneges since he still has the suspicious mind of an outlaw leader. Martin needs to convince Jakobar to be a more forthright leader for the betterment of Kobima, which will perish as a country otherwise, this strategy which again includes being accessible to the media. Because of Martin's sage advice, Jakobar muses that Martin may actually be Cocobahn. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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15 March 1964 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Apart from the series pilot, this is the only episode of the series for which series creator John L. Greene has sole credit as the writer. (He also shared credit with writer Paul David on the second episode, "The Matchmakers.") See more »

Goofs

When Uncle Martin (Ray Walston) drops the divining sticks on the table in the presence of Jakobar (Charles Maxwell), three of the sticks fall relatively near one another, but the fourth stick skitters away from the other three, something that can be seen even in the medium shot of the scene without freeze-framing. Nevertheless, when the shot switches to a close-up, all four sticks are together and arranged in the correct pattern. See more »

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