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A 1988 science fiction musical romantic comedy based on a novelty song by Julie Brown and starring Creator/GeenaDavis and Creator/JeffGoldblum, as well as Damon Wayans and Creator/JimCarrey before they were famous. Set in an improbably colorful version of the San Fernando Valley wherein bright orange-and-red spacecraft crash-landing in backyard pools and spontaneous musical numbers aren't much cause for comment.

Valerie (Davis) is a nail technician whose relationshp with her boyfriend Doctor Ted (Charles Rocket) is going through a rough patch. Valerie's friend at the Salon (Julie Brown) suggests "vixenizing" to get his attention. The rough patch is made rougher when Valerie discovers Ted is a cheat, and a spaceship containing three furry aliens (Goldblum, Wayans and Carrey) lands in Ted's swimming pool. Valerie, being a sweet sort, wants to help the aliens out so takes them to her friend's salon so they can pass for human until the pool is drained, the ship is dried out and capable of taking off. Ted discovers the boys aren't what they seem, but one philandering doctor is no match for a genius alien in love.

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!!Tropes found in this {{film}} include:

* ActorAllusion / ShoutOut: In TheReveal of what the aliens look like shaved, Geena Davis stares at Jeff Goldblum emerging from the booth in a cloud of steam, exactly the same way they did in Cronenberg's ''Film/TheFly'' two years before.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Zig-zagged. They learn the basics of English from watching TV all day, but they don't speak it immediately very well. And whenever they talk to one another, they always use their own language.
* AmbiguouslyGay: The Cops, Joe and Mike (see below).
* AngerMontage: See also DefenestrateAndBerate, below.
* BadGirlSong "Cause I'm a Blonde"
** Also, "Brand New Girl" which is about a Good Bad Girl teaching the Good Girl heroine how to act bad to get her boyfriend's attention. ("Your beauty's fresh and wholesome, but science has a cure!")
* BeAWhoreToGetYourMan: The entire premise of the "Brand New Girl" number.
-->''Who's on the most wanted list? A brand new girl!''\\
''Who's the one they can't resist? A brand new girl!''\\
''Honey, if you vixenize, guaranteed he'll get a rise!''
* [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Blue/Red/Yellow Furred Alien Space Hunk.]]
* BrainlessBeauty: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the dark-haired Candy in a blonde wig singing "'Cuz I'm a Blond"
--> '''Candy:''' B...L...I dunno!
* BreakupSong: "The Ground You Walk On"
* DefenestrateAndBerate: A variation is done by Valerie with many of Ted's prized possessions in "The Ground You Walk On". Ted isn't actually there to get berated, but the spirit of the song does fit.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Two girls want to take Wiploc home once they see what he can do with his tongue.
* DoYouWantToCopulate
* TheEighties
* EightiesHair: Lots!
* ExoticEquipment: Just seeing Wiploc use his extremely long and prehensile tongue is enough to make Candy shout, "I want his ''baby''!"
* FanService: Lots! Both genders.
* FingerPokeOfDoom: Mac's "love touch" which is powerful enough to turn a pair of partnered police officers CampGay, and reverse the mutual hatred between Ted and Valerie's cat.
* {{Flashback}}: In "The Ground You Walk On" has memory shots of Val as a klutzy cheerleader and Ted as the captain of the football team, and a more recent occasion where she knocks a barbecue full of steak into the pool.
* GRatedSex: It was only a PG rated movie, so they alluded to sex with enthusiastic cuddling and day-glo body paint to illustrate Mac's "love touch."
* HeartbeatSoundtrack: To illustrate Mac and the boys convincing Ted he's losing his mind.
* HugeSchoolgirl: Val
--> [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick "Funny how Geena Davis can still look cute and innocent despite being nine feet tall and built like an ox."]]
* HumanAliens: Under the brightly colored fur, anyway.
* InformedAttractiveness / HilariousInHindsight: The aliens are talked about as being really hot - who are comprised of Damon Wayans, Jim Carrey and, [[SarcasmMode the hottest of them all]], Jeff Goldblum. Even in 1989 that wasn't true, though Carrey really is cute in the film, in his off-beat way.
* InnocentAliens: For certain values of innocent. Wiploc was such a big horndog his brawling with Zeebo over trying to tune in to space porn is what crashed their ship.
* InterspeciesRomance: Mac and Valerie.
* MarsNeedsWomen
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: "A relationship is like a porcelain nail, Ted. You can break it and you can glue it back together, but it's not going to be as strong as it was unless the person is really committed and not bringing home nurses."
* NoSocialSkills
* NosyNeighbor: So nosy, in fact, she uses vision and hearing enhancing equipment of a sort you'd expect the [=FBI=] to use.
* PoliceBrutality
* PunnyName: The salon in which Valerie and Candy work is called "Curl Up And ''Dye''" (which may be a ShoutOut to the name of the salon where Mystery Woman (Carrie Fisher) works in TheBluesBrothers).
* RealLifeRelative: Goldblum and Davis were married shortly after completing this film.
* StonersAreFunny: Valerie's pool man.
* TitleDrop:
-->'''Valerie:''' I didn't want you to think Earth girls were easy.\\
'''Mac:''' What is "easy"?\\
'''Valerie:''' ''[kissing him]'' This is "easy".
* TheyWouldCutYouUp: The reason Mac and Val rescue Wiploc and Zeebo from Ted in the hospital.
* TokenMinority: {{Lampshaded}}.
-->'''Zeebo:''' ''(Valley Girl accent)'' Omigod! You're, like, totally black!
* TheUnpronounceable: Mac says his full name once, and everybody else shortens it to Mac thereafter, including Wiploc and Zeebo.
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