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Aliens in the Family 

Doug Brody (John Bedford Lloyd), is kidnapped by an alien mom named Cookie (Margaret Trigg). They marry and hilariously try to blend their blended family into everyday life. The aliens were puppets designed by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
John Bedford Lloyd ...  Doug Brody 8 episodes, 1996
Margaret Trigg Margaret Trigg ...  Cookie Brody 8 episodes, 1996
Paige Tiffany Paige Tiffany ...  Heather Brody 8 episodes, 1996
Chris Marquette ...  Adam Brody 8 episodes, 1996
Julie Dretzin ...  Sally Hagen 8 episodes, 1996
Joey Mazzarino Joey Mazzarino ...  Spit 8 episodes, 1996
Alice Dinnean ...  Snizzy 8 episodes, 1996
David Rudman ...  Bobut 8 episodes, 1996
Peter Linz ...  Performer 5 episodes, 1996
Jack Gilpin ...  Mr. Bellamy 3 episodes, 1996
Kristanna Loken ...  Tiffany Kindall 3 episodes, 1996
Ken Kamlet ...  Jimmy / ... 3 episodes, 1996
Carmen Osbahr Carmen Osbahr 3 episodes, 1996
Christopher Newman Christopher Newman 2 episodes, 1996
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A sci-fi/fantasy sitcom that aired on ABC as part of its much-publicized TGIF lineup. A single dad marries an Alien wife and they try to blend their family in with the neighborhood. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(8 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The show aired for two weeks on ABC during their Friday night TGIF block, and then it was canceled due to low ratings. The remainder of the episodes were later burned off on Saturday mornings. See more »


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Written and Performed by Todd Rundgren
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A live action Family Guy?
5 December 2008 | by bcgroteSee all my reviews

The premise of this show wasn't bad, but it's timing and time slot may have done it in.

Alien Brady Bunch? Perhaps. The baby had funny lines that became catchphrases around my house. Alien kids from Henson's Muppet Shop, so they were quality. I would have liked to see more, and see the episodes I missed which may have given exposition on the looks of the kids...

Well written, to my mind. Easy to watch, laughs abound in each episode. Is that so bad? It was supposed to be a comedy. However, most well written comedies don't survive anywhere on TV, much less basic cable. Such a shame.

Nice lighthearted fare, safe for the whole family.


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