The premise is simple: A Martian astronaut, played by Ray Walston, is stranded on Earth when his saucer crashes. He is taken in by Tim, a kindly but not too bright earthling (Bill Bixby) who happens, of all things, to be a newspaper reporter. 'Uncle Martin' fortunately looks just like a human being except for two bunny ear antenae which emerge from his head at odd moments. He has some special powers but not enough to keep himself and 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 a pilot not a mechanic.It was also turned into a movie in 1999.Not to be confused with Your Favorite Martian, an animated music video series by YouTube sensation Ray William Johnson.
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