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Aliens in the Family (1996)
The show was about single dad Doug Brody, who is abducted by single alien mom Cookie. The two fall in love, get married, and try to live a normal life on Earth as a mixed family. Much of the series humor was derived from gags involving the assimilation of the alien family into everyday life—despite being pink and having massive heads (all of the aliens were puppets designed by Jim Henson's Creature Shop), everyone on Earth seems to accept their presence, and in spite of possessing technology far superior to that of Earth, the aliens all go about their everyday lives in the same fashion as all the humans.
Although not the focus of the show, the character to receive the most attention in episodes was Bobut, Cookie's infant son. Baby Bobut could talk, had a genius-level IQ, and was perpetually plotting a grisly fate for those around him (though the series position as a family show meant that Bobut's plans were always family-friendly: for example, wreaking havoc on the city by causing a frog to grow ten times its size).
|John Bedford Lloyd||Doug Brody||1|
|Margaret Trigg||Cookie Brody||1|
|Paige Tiffany||Heather Brody||1|
|Chris Marquette||Adam Brody||1|
|Julie Dretzin||Sally Hagen||1|
|Season One||March 15, 1996||August 31, 1996||8|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series