History Series / MyFavoriteMartian

17th Aug '16 3:34:04 PM CaptEquinox
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* PunyEarthlings: Inverted. Martin talks like this sometimes, but he has nothing but admiration for humanity's honest efforts and brave industry leading to the scientific and philosophical advancements of humanity.

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* PunyEarthlings: Inverted. Martin talks like this sometimes, but he has nothing but admiration for humanity's honest efforts and brave industry leading to the great scientific and philosophical advancements of humanity. advancements. He especially cherishes the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} early space program]], comparing it to a child learning to walk.
16th Aug '16 11:56:58 PM CaptEquinox
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The premise of this {{sitcom}} is simple: A Martian anthropologist (Ray Walston) is stranded on Earth when his saucer crashes. He is taken in by Tim (Creator/BillBixby), a kindly but not too bright earthling who happens, of all things, to be a newspaper reporter. "Uncle Martin" fortunately looks just like a human being except for two retractable rabbit-ear antennae which emerge from his head. He has some special powers, but not enough to keep himself or his human sidekick out of trouble with their feather brained landlady and her suspicious love interest. Nor is he able to repair his saucer, hidden in the garage, possibly because he's not a mechanic.

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The premise of this 1963 {{sitcom}} is simple: A Martian anthropologist (Ray Walston) is stranded on Earth when his saucer crashes. He is taken in by Tim (Creator/BillBixby), a kindly but not too bright earthling who happens, of all things, to be a newspaper reporter. "Uncle Martin" fortunately looks just like a human being except for two retractable rabbit-ear antennae which emerge from his head. He has some special powers, but not enough to keep himself or his human sidekick out of trouble with their feather brained landlady and her suspicious love interest. Nor is he able to repair his saucer, hidden in the garage, possibly because he's not a mechanic.



* AlienNonInterferenceClause: Martin. While he's witnessed many great men and famous deeds, he never interferes, inspires or does things for them, believing that individuals and nations must find their own ways. We're given to understand this is general Martian ethics, not just Martin's own belief. (This aired three years before ''Star Trek'' codified the Prime Directive.)



* CassandraTruth: No one believes Martin when he tells them he's a martian.

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* CassandraTruth: No one believes Martin when he tells them he's a martian.Martian.



* FingerWag: The martian [[DirtyMindReading reads Tim's thoughts]] in the first episode.

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* FingerWag: The martian Martian [[DirtyMindReading reads Tim's thoughts]] in the first episode.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One episode has Martin falling in love with a woman who works as an exotic dancer. Martin has no idea what a stripper is and goes through the whole episode oblivious to the actual nature of her job and the numerous [[DoubleEntendre double entendres]] both she and Tim make about it.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One episode has Martin falling in love with a woman who works as an exotic dancer. Despite his centuries of experience with many Earth cultures, Martin has no idea what a stripper is and goes through the whole episode oblivious to the actual nature of her job and the numerous [[DoubleEntendre double entendres]] both she and Tim make about it.



* MalfunctionMalady: Human illnesses mess with Martin's martian powers.

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* MalfunctionMalady: Human illnesses mess with Martin's martian Martian powers.



* PsychicPowers: Martin

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* PsychicPowers: MartinMartin.
* PunyEarthlings: Inverted. Martin talks like this sometimes, but he has nothing but admiration for humanity's honest efforts and brave industry leading to the scientific and philosophical advancements of humanity.
4th Apr '16 3:34:01 AM Adept
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''[-Not to be confused with "YourFavoriteMartian", an animated music video series by Website/YouTube sensation Ray William Johnson.-]''

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''[-Not to be confused with "YourFavoriteMartian", "WebVideo/YourFavoriteMartian", an animated music video series by Website/YouTube sensation Ray William Johnson.-]''
16th Mar '16 3:33:03 PM CaptEquinox
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* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: Martin claims that martians use ''all'' of their brain while humans do not.

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* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: Martin claims that martians Martians use ''all'' of their brain while humans do not.


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* ReversePolarity: A second-season episode has Martin trying this as he fixes the transmitter that works with his antennae.
14th Feb '16 7:36:58 PM johnsmithxxi
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*PhantomZonePicture: An interesting variation occurs in "Portrait in Brown". Uncle Martin (the Martian) is using his dimensional separator, when the landlady Mrs. Brown walks into the room and is reduced to two dimensions. To prevent her from injuring herself, Uncle Martin freezes Mrs. Brown and paints a quick portrait around her to hide the fact she's been frozen in 2D. As, of course, Martin (and, all Martians for that matter) are friendly and superior, this is only used as a temporary measure until Martin can effect a cure.
21st Jan '16 8:26:12 PM CaptEquinox
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* {{LampshadeHanging}}: In "The O'Hara Caper", Tim wants to use Martin's time machine to cover a jewel robbery he missed. Martin warns time travel is dangerous, whereupon Tim scoffs "[[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong How could it possibly hurt me to know what's going to happen next?]] I've been watching TV reruns for years."

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* {{LampshadeHanging}}: LampshadeHanging: In "The O'Hara Caper", Tim wants to use Martin's time machine to cover a jewel robbery he missed. Martin warns time travel is dangerous, whereupon Tim scoffs "[[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong How could it possibly hurt me to know what's going to happen next?]] I've been watching TV reruns for years."
21st Jan '16 8:24:48 PM CaptEquinox
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* {{LampshadeHanging}}: In "The O'Hara Caper", Tim wants to use Martin's time machine to cover a jewel robbery he missed. Martin warns time travel is dangerous, whereupon Tim scoffs "[[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong How could it possibly hurt me to know what's going to happen next?]] I've been watching TV reruns for years."
10th Jan '16 4:39:36 PM BobSaget9
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[[caption-width-right:320:Before he became [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]], Bill Bixby palled around with aliens. Small world.]]
20th Nov '15 9:08:25 PM HeyPC
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** So do electrical storms.

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** [[MagicMisfire So do electrical storms.]]
20th Nov '15 9:06:20 PM HeyPC
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** So do electrical storms.
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