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Homeboys in Outer Space
Genre Fantasy/Sitcom
Created by Ehrich Van Lowe
Directed by Albert Alarr
Gerry Cohen
Matthew Diamond
Patrick Maloney
Howard Ritter
Tony Singletary
Glynn Turman
Starring Flex
Darryl Bell
Composer(s) Kevin Guillaume
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 21
Executive producer(s) Ehrich Van Lowe
Producer(s) Stan Foster
Lore Kimbrough
Richard G. King
Jeffrey Lampert
Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.
Ted Schachter
Running time 30 mins.
Original channel UPN
Original run August 27, 1996 – May 13, 1997

Homeboys in Outer Space is a science fiction sitcom that aired on UPN from 1996 to 1997. The series starred comedian Flex and Darryl Bell.



The plot centered around a Stepin Fechit, and Mantan Moreland like space astronauts, Tyberius "Ty" Walker (Flex) and Morris Clay (Bell), who flew around the universe in a winged car in the 23rd century. The duo's car, which was a cross between a lowrider and an 18 wheeler, was piloted by a talking female computer named Loquatia. The show was intended as a parody of science fiction shows such as Star Trek as well as Red Dwarf.


Guest stars


The series was panned by critics[1][2] and was on TV Guide's List of the 50 Worst TV Shows of All Time. Homeboys in Outer Space was cancelled in 1997 after 21 episodes.

Episode list

Episode # Production Code Episode Title Airdate
"There's No Space Like Home, or Return of the Jed Eye" August 27, 1996
"The Pleasure Planet Principle, or G Marks the Spot" September 3, 1996
3 T604 "Papa's Got A Brand New Old Bag or, That's No Lady, That's My Grandma" September 10, 1996
4 T605 "Behold a Pale Planet or, What If God Was One of Us" September 17, 1996
5 T601 "Loquatia Unplugged or, Come Back, Little Cyber" September 24, 1996
6 T607 "House Party or, Play That Funky White Music Droid" October 1, 1996
7 T609 "Dog Day Afternoon, or When the Going Gets Ruff" October 15, 1996
8 T608 "Devil in Miss Jones or, Dismember of the Wedding" October 29, 1996
9 T610 "Trading Faces or All the King's Homeys" November 5, 1996
10 T611 "A Man's Place is in the Homey, or The Stepford Guys" November 12, 1996
11 T612 "Homeboys in Wonderland or, Hoopty Doopty" November 19, 1996
12 T613 "Super Bad Foxy Lady Killer or Ty and Morris Get the Shaft" November 26, 1996
13 T615 "Brother's Got No Soul, or I Love Lucifer" January 7, 1997
"El Voyage Fantastico, or I've Got You Under My Skin" January 14, 1997
15 T614 "The Longest Yard and a Half or, The Shawshank Redemption Center" January 28, 1997
16 T617 "An Officer and a Homeboy or, Full Metal Jackass" February 4, 1997
17 T619 "Happy Happy, Droid Droid, or Amma Sees Red" February 11, 1997
18 T620 "The Naked and the Dred, or The Toast of the Town" February 18, 1997
19 T618 "Tales From the Dark Side or, Ty Takes the Redeye" April 29, 1997
20 T622 "How the West Was Lost or, Daddy's Home" May 6, 1997
21 T621 "The Adventures of Ratman and Gerbil or, Holy Homeboys in Outer Space" May 13, 1997


  1. ^ McKissack, Fredrick L. , Jr. (February 1997). "Homeboys in Outer Space". The Progressive.;col1. Retrieved 2008-08-24.  
  2. ^ Tucker, Ken (1996-09-13). "Beyond the Big 4". Entertainment Weekly.,,294099,00.html. Retrieved 2008-08-24.  

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