Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
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Three high-school kids build an antenna that can catch signals from outer space. They learn that the aliens are big fans of 1950s American television and are coming to Hollywood to meet some of their favorite Earth stars.


Bob Balaban


Steven Spielberg (developer), Joshua Brand (developer) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Labyorteaux ... Andy (as Matthew Laborteaux)
Gary Riley ... Jimmy
Jim Gatherum Jim Gatherum ... George (as Jimmy Gatherum)
Milton Berle ... Himself
Debbie Lee Carrington ... Alien (as Debbie Carrington)
Daniel Frishman ... Alien
Patty Maloney ... Alien
Kevin Thompson ... Alien
Vance Colvig Jr. Vance Colvig Jr. ... Vaudevillian #1 (as Vance Colvig)
Paul 'Mousie' Garner ... Vaudevillian #2 (as Mousie Gardner)
Don Davis Don Davis ... Vaudevillian #3
Happy Hall Happy Hall ... Vaudevillian #4
Jack Spoons Jack Spoons ... Vaudevillian #5
Whitey Roberts Whitey Roberts ... Vaudevillian #6
Angelo Rossitto ... Vaudevillian #7 (as Angelo Rossito)


Three junior-high pals build a TV super antenna that can even pull in outer-space channels. The aliens seem to be huge fans of 1950s American television, especially comedy, since they've made their own versions of classic TV shows and sitcoms from the era. The kids also catch an alien newscast about the aliens' plans to sand a team of their astronauts to land in Hollywood in 1985 and meet their favorite stars and maybe even take them back to their home planet. The kids decide to find the aliens and help them achieve this dream. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

10 November 1985 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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References Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985) See more »


Written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
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Hilarious & Best Episode I've Seen On This TV Show
30 August 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

"Amazing" is a good adjective for this episode, which is of the funniest half- hour shows I've ever seen on ANY television program. Of all the episodes in the first season I've seen - about 20 so far - this is my favorite.

There are so many gags, both verbal and sight, that I lost count. People who know all the television references in here, from "I Love Lucy," "The Three Stooges," "Burns and Allen" to "Ponderosa" and at least a half dozen more, will get a lot more laughs than young people who are unfamiliar with shows. The same holds true for Milton Berle, who makes a guest appearance in here, with some funny lines.

For a story synopsis, you can read the review from "sonnyschlaegel" here. The boy who played Andrew is someone I have seen or heard before and I can't place where.

When the three kids go out to the intersection of Hollywood and Vine, one says, "Hey, guys, look for someone that looks like they are from another planet."

"Everyone here looks like they're from another planet."

That about sizes it up. The writers of this show poke fun at everybody, from celebrities to Hollywood citizens, tour guides, vacationers, on and on. This episode is just jammed with one-liners. The different outfits the aliens use are also hilarious.

Not only was this fantastically funny, but the ending was touching....a really nice finish that made you feel good.

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