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 »




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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10 November 1985 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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References The Honeymooners (1955) See more »


Written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
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It Goes Nowhere
21 May 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Some kids develop a TV antenna that picks up broadcast from all over the world. When it is jostled, the kids are able to get a broadcast from a planet, seeing things that were done ten years ago (due to the light distance). The odd thing is that these ridiculous looking aliens have received broadcasts from earth and are mimicking them. They do "I Love Lucy," "Milton Berle," "The Honeymooners," and so on. This is what drives their race. Wouldn't you know it, three of these guys just happen to have taken an interstellar trip to Earth and the kids find them. They eat hamburgers, watch a vaudeville show, and share time together. There is no suspense. There is no antagonist. Other than the portrayal of these guys, there is really nothing to hold our attention. Even the aliens are so doggone uninteresting and poorly constructed. I don't wish to rain on anyone's parade, but I never got involved in this one.

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