My Favorite Martian (1963–1966)
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There Is No Cure for the Common Martian 

Martin comes down with a common cold, which is not so common but rather debilitating for Martians. Meanwhile Tim is sent to Trimbles Department Store to review their outer space exhibit. ... See full summary »

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Martin comes down with a common cold, which is not so common but rather debilitating for Martians. Meanwhile Tim is sent to Trimbles Department Store to review their outer space exhibit. Trimble, a major advertiser in The Sun, tries to buy and bully for a good review, despite the display showing every unfounded stereotype of life on other planets. Tim knows the display to be total fantasy. But he doesn't get a chance to write the review as he inadvertently takes one of Martin's sleep inducing cold tablets and falls asleep. To submit the review by deadline, Martin writes the review based on his own personal experience of what is true to life on Mars. Trimble is livid and wants Mr. Burns to fire Tim unless Tim apologizes and writes a retraction; Mr. Burns is willing to do so. Tim is going to do as Trimble and Burns wants if only to keep his job and keep from financial bankruptcy, but Martin doesn't want him to compromise what he knows to be right and wrong. Tim does stand up to Trimble ... Written by Huggo

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13 October 1963 (USA)  »

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The title comes from the expression, "There is no cure for the common cold." See more »

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As Martin finishes his dictation in Trimble's office he disappears as he moves toward the door. When the door opens, indicating he's leaving. The door doesn't open far enough or for long enough for someone to actually go through it. See more »

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Uncle Martin: How Earthy can a Martian get?
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