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->''"Alias the Jester was a time traveller bold''\\
''Through sheer bad luck his ship got stuck in the Earth's magnetic hold.''\\
''From the middle of space''\\
''To the [[AnachronismStew Middle Ages]]"''


A children's cartoon from Britain's Creator/CosgroveHall, which featured an alien time traveller named Alias, who crashed into Earth in the Middle Ages. There, he adopts the disguise of a Jester, and gains employment in the court of King Arthur (just ''a'' King Arthur, not ''the'' KingArthur). HilarityEnsues.

The series lasted from November, 1985 to February, 1986. A total of 13 episodes in a single season.

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!!This series provides examples of:
* AnachronismStew
* BalefulPolymorph: Happens to Merlin and another magician in "The Ring", until Alias reverses the spell, turning the episode villain, the Black Najjir, into the same kind of nondescript slime creature has he had turned the others into. At the end of his second appearance, he's turned into one again, but this one is PINK.
* ClarkKenting: The king and court have no idea that Alias, the weird flying space guy is the same person as the Jester. Because he's wearing a different hat.
* EarWings: Boswell has a pair of small but functional wings sprouting from his head. There's reason to believe that Alias (never seen without a hat that covers the sides of his head) does too.
* FilmFelons: A band of robbers get into the castle by posing as a film crew on location. Alias spends most of the episode distrusting them without being quite sure why before he finally remembers that ''film hasn't been invented yet''.
* {{Flight}}: One of Alias's alien powers.
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: The first episode ends with Alias being hired. ''Every'' subsequent episode ends with him getting fired.
* HappyHarlequinHat: As seen in the image.
* HornyVikings: Raid the kingdom in one episode.
* HornyDevils: The Black Najjir, though technically he's more a black magician than an actual devil. Physically however, he matches.
* HumanAlien: Alias.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Several of Meredith the Magician's inventions.
* LamePunReaction: The most common reason for Alias to get fired.
* LimitedWardrobe: Each of the regular characters has only one outfit, except Alias, who alternates between his one jester's outfit and his one set of SpaceClothes.
* {{Namedar}}: PlayedForLaughs when Alias encounters a small slimy creature and makes an involuntary noise of disgust -- which turns out to be the creature's actual name.
* NonHumanSidekick: Alias's pet dog(like creature), Boswell.
* OnceAnEpisode: "Jester!" "Yes, your majesty?" "You're fired." "Yes, your majesty."
* SnapBack: But he always has his job again by the beginning of the next episode.
* TimeTravel: Only in the BackStory, though.
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