Do We Have This One?
An ordinary person has an encounter with a strange creature, or maybe someone with special powers. The ordinary person allows this uncommon being to live with him/her and his/her family. Together, they experience several exciting escapades, which result in an Odd Friendship
. The otherworldly being, in turn, learns more about humanity. If the ordinary person and the special houseguest have opposite genders, they might even engage in a Fantastic Romance
is the Platypus Comix
article "The Platypus Comix Almanac of Special Houseguests
Anime and Manga
Film - Animated
- Ah! My Goddess has a goddess, Belldandy, live with an ordinary college student, Keiichi.
Film - Live Action
Live Action Television
- Stitch of Lilo & Stitch becomes the alien pet of a little Hawaiian girl, Lilo.
- The Littles stars some mouse-sized people who become friends with the normal-sized Henry Bigg.
- The animated Spin-Off of Punky Brewster gave Punky Brewster a "leprechaun gopher" named Gomer.
- Rubik, the Amazing Cube re-imagined Rubik's Cube as a magical creature befriended by the Rodriguez children.
- American Dad! has the alien Roger living with Stan's family.