Galaxy High School was a 1986 TMS EntertainmentSitcomSaturday Morning Cartoon on CBS. It lasted only one season. Despite its short run, the show has since become a cult favorite.Aimee and Doyle were originally at a human high school together. Aimee was a bookworm, Doyle a jock. They get transferred to Galaxy High, a boarding school, where they are the only Earthlings in attendance. Aimee finds herself one of the in-crowd because of her past academic record and the fact that the student body has significantly more males than females. Doyle is at the bottom of the social ladder — they don't do football at Galaxy High — but he can't leave because this is his last chance to graduate (he was not getting good grades). Naturally, most episodes are about his misadventures.The laws of physics and every other known science are broken repeatedly, and there was Mood Whiplash at times. Rule of Funny and Rule of Cool are trying to be in effect.It was created by Chris Columbus (Yes, THATChris Columbus) and one of the character designers was a pre-Ren and StimpyJohn Kricfalusi.Contrast to the Tabletop GameTeenagers from Outer Space which is this premise in reverse: Aliens attending human high schools.
Booey also leaves herself open to this trope, purely because of her literally absent mind:
Booey: I tried (the brain-enhancing drug) once and nothing happened.
Milo: First you gotta have a brain.
Catch Phrase: Doyle is prone to say "I'll get you for this, Aimee/Beef!" whenever he suffers pain, humiliation or both at the hand of either of them. He never actually does get them back, though.note Except in Pizza's Honor, where Doyle has to deliver pizza to a 'haunted planet' — Beef and company get a wonderful comeuppance there.
Reggie Unicycle is very fond of telling people that "I can't stand it!" Usually what he can't stand is his own perceived wonderfulness.
Beef: "It stinks!" and variations thereof. He's also prone to call people "dimbo."
Rotten Roland: "I love it, I loooove it!"
Earl Eccchhh: "I ain't no <whatever the others have mistaken him for at the time>! I'm a poy-son!"
Myrtle Blastermeier is always likely to tell her literally joined-together-with husband, Harvey, "Oh look Harvey, it's that nice young creature from Earth!" whenever she sees Doyle.
The Complainer Is Always Wrong: If Doyle has a complaint about something, he is wrong. Doesn't matter if that something is dangerous, unnecessary, actually against the rules, whatever, he ultimately just needs to shut up and listen to Aimee.
When he is right about something - that Fort Lauderoid's star is about to go nova - nobody listens to him.
Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Wendy. She may be extremely shallow, conniving, bitchy and open to dating anything that walks (even live pizzas), but is virtually always there for her friends, and plays a crucial part in a plan to rescue Milo.
Justified by the sheer novelty of it: Most of the aliens have never seen a human before.
There was one episode with a Martian flu epidemic that was wiping out the capacity for emotion. Humans can't catch it. And a human acting sufficiently jerkish can cure it!
Incredibly Lame Pun: Milo De Venus' name is a pun on the Venus de Milo statue, which has no arms, while Milo has six of them.
Ironic Echo: Earlier in the first episode, Doyle asked Aimee to leave him alone so the other girls won't think they're dating. Later, when she and her friends were eating pizza at the place where he works to pay for his education, Doyle asked her why she was ignoring him and she reminded him that he was the one who asked her to leave him alone.
Though he comes pretty close to Jerk with a Heart of Gold territory in the The Brat Pack, when teaching a class of elementary school kids how to behave. Not that he'd want to admit it, mind:
Aimee: I never knew you had such a wonderful way with children. You really do have a heart.
Beef (scoffs): Hey, you don't have to insult me.
Jerk Jock: One of the major themes of the series is Doyle getting his cosmic comeuppance for it.
Strangely, Beef is a far bigger jock and a far bigger jerk, and in general he magnifies all of Doyle's negative traits many times over... but suffers for it less.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Doyle, who is at his most jerkish in the first episode but softens up considerably in subsequent ones.
Karma Houdini: In The Brain Blaster, Doyle uses performance-enhancing drugs and steals from his friends to support his habit. But since he learns his lesson, he never faces jail time or even gets punished by the school.note Although by episode's end, he finds that he still has to make two hundred pizzas for a shady character, as part of a deal he did for more "brain waves" earlier on.
This is mostly because his opponent in the game 'did' get exposed for brain blasting, thus ending up in trouble with the school and the law. It pretty much made Doyle grateful that he stopped brain blasting.
Nerd Glasses: Milo has 'em, of the "chunky black plastic" type.
Never My Fault: Beef blames Doyle for everything, especially for things that are blatantly Beef's own fault.
Averted in The Brat Pack, where he, Doyle, Aimee and Milo have broken numerous rules so that Beef can fulfill his promise of taking a group of once troublesome kids to a theme park. When the gang are caught by Ms. McBrain, Beef steps forward and says he will take whatever punishment is thrown at them. Fortunately, she decides to let everyone go to the park anyway.
Ms. McBrain: Mr. Bonk, you've taught these children devotion and responsibility. That's far more important than a silly old rule!
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Doyle's open scoffing at Reggie's shallow platitudes for Aimee succeeds only in triggering Aimee's decision to "hyperspace" it with her rich suitor to the Platinum Planet.
Doyle: He's not serious. What a load of cackalack (chicken) feathers.
Aimee: Oh really?! Just because you've never noticed, Doyle Cleverlobe?
Pardon My Klingon: It doesn't take much imagination to figure out what the alien cuss words really mean.
Punny Name: Oh, where to begin? Al Gatori, Bobbi Babbel, Mick Maggers, Olivia Neutron-John, William Quarksphere, Molly Ringwallet, James T. Smirk, and so on...
Right in Front of Me: Applies to Booey in Those Eyes, Those Lips, where she spends the entire episode trying to meet Mick Maggers. While on his ship, she meets a guy named James and talks about how awesome Mick is. Later, James reveals that he's actually Mick in disguise.
Slapstick: One should expect nothing less from a Chris Columbus vehicle.
Smug Snake: James T. Smirk from Martian Mumps. Totally. His smugness, inflexibility and obsessive anti-Martian stance (he refuses to believe in even the possibility of a cure for the Martian Mumps) make him utterly insufferable to just about everyone. Hence, when he catches the disease himself and becomes a Martian, his own crew, rather than cure him, decide to give him "one last rule to follow... (to) take every Martian in the area to Mars!"
Small Annoying Creature: The Creep. The "annoying" part is a sentiment shared by most of the girls, because the moment one of them is kind to him, he tends to turn into a...
Stalker with a Crush: The Creep latches on to Aimee in the first episode after she is the only girl in school to be nice to him, and begins his series-long worship of her. He's usually played for laughs, and portrayed more sympathetically than most male examples of the trope (probably because he's so small and harmless), and becomes more of a Dogged Nice Guy as the series progresses.
What the Hell, Hero?: Doyle, when learning of Beef's likely fate on Planet Cholesterol, suggests that the gang should "send barbecue sauce" to the planet. It takes Aimee reminding him that "it could have been you" to shut him up.
And again in Where's Milo?, when he sells his best friend out in front of everyone for breaking a soap dispenser. Thank heavens he comes to his senses later and rallies the group round.