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Aliens in the Family
Genre Sci-fi/Fantasy Sitcom
Created by Susan Borowitz
Written by Susan Borowitz
Patricia Marx
Charlie Rubin
Directed by Tom Trbovich
Starring John Bedford Lloyd
Margaret Trigg
Theme music composer Todd Rundgren
Composer(s) Joe Carroll
Peter Thom
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Executive producer(s) Susan Borowitz
Brian Henson
Producer(s) Ritamarie Peruggi
Running time 22 mins. (approx)
Original channel ABC
Audio format Stereo
Original run March 15, 1996 – August 31, 1996

Aliens in the Family is an American sci-fi/fantasy sitcom that aired on ABC, conceived as part of its TGIF lineup.



The show was about single dad Doug Brody (John Bedford Lloyd), who is abducted by single alien mom Cookie (Margaret Trigg). The two fall in love, get married, and try to live a normal life on Earth as a mixed family. Much of the series humor was derived from gags involving the assimilation of the alien family into everyday life—despite being pink and having massive heads (all of the aliens were puppets designed by Jim Henson Productions), everyone on Earth seems to accept their presence, and in spite of possessing technology far superior to that of Earth, the aliens all go about their everyday lives in the same fashion as all the humans.

Although not the focus of the show, the character to receive the most attention in episodes was Bobut, Cookie's infant son. Baby Bobut could talk, had a genius-level IQ, and was perpetually plotting a gristly fate for those around him (though the series position as a family show meant that Bobut's plans were always family friendly: for example, wreaking havoc on the city by causing a frog to grow ten times its size).



The show premiered on March 15, 1996; and ABC pulled the series from its TGIF lineup after two weeks, replacing the show's scheduled third airing with re-runs of other TGIF programs. The show did not return to the airwaves for over four months, re-premiering on July 27, 1996, with the third episode, "Cookie Makes Some Dough." Ratings remained low, and ABC cancelled the series before a full season aired; it continued to run as part of the TGIF Lineup and as part of ABC's Saturday morning programming block until August 31, 1996.


  • John Bedford Lloyd.....Doug Brody
  • Margaret Trigg......Cookie Brody
  • Paige Tiffany.....Heather Brody
  • Chris Marquette.....Adam Brody
  • Julie Dretzin.....Sally Hagen

Production notes

The series was created, written by and executive produced by Susan Borowitz. Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson, also served as executive producer. The series theme song was written and performed by Todd Rundgren.[1]


Ep # Title Airdate
1 "Meet the Brodys" March 15, 1996
2 "Bobut Conquers All" March 22, 1996
3 "Cookie Makes Some Dough" July 27, 1996
4 "You Don't Have a Pet to Be Popular" August 3, 1996
5 "Too Good to Be True" August 10, 1996
6 "Respect Your Elders" August 17, 1996
7 "Dissected and Neglected" August 24, 1996
8 "A Very Brody Tweeznax" August 31, 1996


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