''The Journey of Allen Strange'' ran on {{Nickelodeon}} from 1997 to 2000. It was a science-fiction show about two siblings, Josh and Robbie, who befriend a young alien stranded on Earth after his spaceship takes off without him. He disguises himself as a human and lives in the attic of the siblings' home. The kids name him Allen Strange and protect him from anyone who would suspect anything.
!!This show features examples of:
* AlienAmongUs
* BatmanInMyBasement
* BlankSlate: The mannequin brought to life to play the role of Allen's father. The mannequin acted very odd, saying random things, and needed to have his behavior molded to be more appropriate.
* EnergyBeing: Allen and his kind.
* FunWithAcronyms: See TheMenInBlack
* HeyItsThatGuy: Josh is played by Shane Sweet (whom most people will remember as [[CousinOliver Seven]] on ''MarriedWithChildren'')
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes
* TheMenInBlack: The '''A'''lien '''R'''etrieval '''C'''ommission, particularly its [[TheFaceless faceless]] leader, Shaw.
* TheydCutYouUp: The A.R.C. wanted to dissect Allen, hence the hiding
* VerySpecialEpisode: "Eye of a Stranger," in which Allen's assignment on Black History Month gives him a better understanding of slavery and the civil rights movement.
* WeirdnessMagnet: Former alien abductee and conspiracy theorist Phil Berg. Being an abductee is explicitly mentioned as why more alien things gravitate to him.
* XanatosGambit: One episode had Josh and Robbie's divorced parents spending time together. Josh bets Robbie that they ''won't'' end up getting back together. When Robbie expresses her shock that he would 'bet against Mom and Dad' Josh replies, "That way I can't lose."