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* AccidentalAstronaut: The show is about two janitors who were loading food onto a NASA rocket. However, the launch button was pressed instead of the lunch button, sending them off to space.
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One of the zanier Saturday morning series from Creator/SidAndMartyKrofftProductions, ''Far Out Space Nuts'' aired on Creator/{{CBS}} in 1975. Bob Denver and Chuck [=McCann=] played Junior and Barney, two NASA janitors who were loading food onto a rocket when a [[CapsLockNumLockMissilesLock wrong button press]] launched them into space.

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One of the zanier Saturday morning series from Creator/SidAndMartyKrofftProductions, ''Far Out Space Nuts'' aired on Creator/{{CBS}} in 1975. Bob Denver Creator/BobDenver and Chuck [=McCann=] played Junior and Barney, two NASA janitors who were loading food onto a rocket when a [[CapsLockNumLockMissilesLock wrong button press]] launched them into space.


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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: The plot of "Dangerous Game", with Barney and Junior as the prey, of course.


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* TenLittleMurderVictims: Parodied in "Vanishing Aliens Mystery", in which our heroes attend the reading of a "space will" and the aliens start disappearing one by one, so they have to find out what's happening.


* PowerEcho: Alien guest stars always seemed to sound as though there was a microphone right in front of them even if they were talking at normal inside voice levels. The LargeHam acting made it look more ridiculous than anything else.

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* PowerEcho: PowerEchoes: Alien guest stars always seemed to sound as though there was a microphone right in front of them even if they were talking at normal inside voice levels. The LargeHam acting made it look more ridiculous than anything else.

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* PowerEcho: Alien guest stars always seemed to sound as though there was a microphone right in front of them even if they were talking at normal inside voice levels. The LargeHam acting made it look more ridiculous than anything else.


The series wasn't remarkable, but it was entertaining.

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The series wasn't remarkable, but it was ''was'' entertaining.


[[caption-width-right:250:Laurel and Hardy... ''in space!'']]

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[[caption-width-right:250:Laurel and Hardy... ''in space!'']][[caption-width-right:250:Creator/LaurelAndHardy... ''[[RecycledINSPACE in space!]]'']]



** Although, as noted in Actor Allusion on the Trivia tab, Junior was practically Gilligan as a NASA Commissary worker.
*** Basically it's Skipper & Gilligan [[InSpace IN SPACE!]]

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** Although, as noted in Actor Allusion on the Trivia tab, Junior was practically Gilligan [[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligan]] as a NASA Commissary worker.
*** Basically it's Skipper & and Gilligan [[InSpace IN SPACE!]]


->''Breakfast. Lunch. I said '''lunch''', not '''launch'''!''

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->''Breakfast.->''"Breakfast. Lunch. I said '''lunch''', not '''launch'''!''
'''launch'''!"''

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* PieInTheFace: Chuck [=McCann=] gets one in the opening credits.

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*** Basically it's Skipper & Gilligan [[InSpace IN SPACE!]]





While trying to return to Earth, our accidental astronauts visited various strange planets. On one of those planets, they met a furry creature whom they named Honk (PattyMaloney).

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While trying to return to Earth, our accidental astronauts visited various strange planets. On one of those planets, they met a furry creature whom they named Honk (PattyMaloney).
(Creator/PattyMaloney).


* ActorAllusion: Bob Denver's character caused the screwup that launched them into space, and was regularly the cause of further screwups, just like [[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligan]].



* DuelingShows: Ironically, with Creator/{{ABC}}'s ''Series/TheLostSaucer'', which was another Krofft show that came out the same year, and basically was a carbon copy of this show.



** Although, as noted in Actor Allusion, Junior was practically Gilligan as a NASA Commissary worker.

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** Although, as noted in Actor Allusion, Allusion on the Trivia tab, Junior was practically Gilligan as a NASA Commissary worker.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: One of Bob Denver's sons wanted to portray Honk.
* WrittenByCastMember: Chuck [=McCann=] actually co-created the series, and wrote a number of the episodes.

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** Although, as noted in Actor Allusion, Junior was practically Gilligan as a NASA Commissary worker.

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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/spacenuts_9200.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:Laurel and Hardy... ''in space!'']]


* CelebrityStar: John Carradine was a guest star in one episode; in fact, Bob Denver was so humbled by his presence on the set, that a number of Carradine's scenes had to be reshot.

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* CelebrityStar: John Carradine was a guest star in one episode; in fact, Bob Denver was so humbled by his Carradine's presence on the set, that a number of Carradine's scenes had to be reshot.



* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: The launch sequence was stock footage of a ''Saturn V'' launch, and the spacecraft resembled an Apollo lunar module. The real Apollo lunar module carried enough fuel to go between lunar orbit and the lunar surface, once. Yet, this spacecraft manages to visit a new planet each week, most of which aren't even planets in our own solar system. (This probably isn't a case of SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale, because the writers weren't Sci Fi writers.)



* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: The launch sequence was stock footage of a ''Saturn V'' launch, and the spacecraft resembled an Apollo lunar module. The real Apollo lunar module carried enough fuel to go between lunar orbit and the lunar surface, once. Yet, this spacecraft manages to visit a new planet each week, most of which aren't even planets in our own solar system. (This probably isn't a case of SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale, because the writers weren't Sci Fi writers.)


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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Another Krofft staple.

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