My Favorite Martian –  Season 1 Episode 01 “My Favorite Martian”
Articles Blog

My Favorite Martian – Season 1 Episode 01 “My Favorite Martian”

August 30, 2019

(alarm buzzing) (canned laughter) (alarm ringing) (canned laughter) (alarm buzzing) (frenetic orchestral music) (canned laughter) (“My Favorite Martian
Theme” by George Greeley) (majestic orchestral music) (phone buzzing) – Did you O’Hara yet? What do mean his line’s busy? I know that character, he’s just left the phone
off the hook again. I gotta get him, he’s gotta rush out to
Edwards Air Force Base right away. The weather’s changed
and they’ve booked the X-15 test flight
up ahead a whole day. Oh, never mind, I know where I can get him. (phone rings) – [Lorelei] Will
somebody get the phone? – Hello? – You’re just
visiting Annabelle. – Hello? Oh, good morning, Mr. Burns. Uh huh. Yes, sir, I’ll tell
Tim right away. – Angela, halt. – Mother, you’re not
in the waves anymore, I’ve got to wake Tim up. – Oh, I’ll wake him
up, Aunt Lorelei. – Well, Annabelle dear, you’ll not only wake him up, you’ll shake him up. (canned laughter) (giggles) – I forgot. – Yes, well don’t
forget again, dear. Especially in the morning when a man’s metabolism
is just starting to do whatever it is a
man’s metabolism does. (door knocks) – Who’s the matter?
What happened? What? – You see, girls,
he’s wide awake. It’s best to be brutal. – Tim your editor called and he wants you to cover
the flight of the X-15. It’s been moved up a day. – Thanks, Angie. Annabelle. – Now that’s what I
was telling you girls about a man’s metabolism. Tim? Get dressed. (engines roar) – [Radio] Level and wide open. Speed is Mach 4.4, .7, .9. – Come on, boys, stay with it. – [Radio] Mach 5.3, little trouble with
vertical stability. – Hey, there’s an
unknown on my radar. A blip on a collision
course for the X-15. And gaining on it fast! – Overtaking it? Impossible! – Look I’m tracking it now. – [Radio] Mach 5.4. – Whatever it is, it’s going over
9000 miles an hour. – Oh, come on, it
just must be something wrong with this
thing that’s all. (canned laughter) – [Radio] .9. What was that? Something just went past me like I was standing still! A flying saucer! – Oh, no, no. Not those things again. Sommermeyer, check
your oxygen supply and stop babbling that nonsense about flying saucers. It’s probably just
a speck in your eye. – [Radio] Yes, sir. I’m turning now for the landing. – Afraid he needs a rest. – Blip’s off my scope now. – Oh good, shut it off. Darn thing probably
doesn’t work anyway. I’m just happy that that
reporter wasn’t around to start splashing
it over the papers that our pilots are
seeing flying saucers and the radar’s picking up stuff that isn’t even there. – Maybe it was a meteorite or a piece of a satellite. – Yeah, maybe. – Oh hi, Colonel. Am I late? – Oh, O’Hara, afraid so, the show’s over. But it was just
a routine flight. – If you could just
give me the speed and let me interview the pilot. – I’m sorry I can’t
give you any information right now. – You’re pushing me. – Am I? How about that? – Wait a minute. Why so much secrecy if this is just a routine flight? Why can’t I interview someone? Why are you sweating in
an air conditioned room? What happened? (sighs) (ominous theremin sounds) (frantic string music) (ominous orchestral music) Something’s going on inside. – Are you through? Now what are you
waiting for me to say? Take me to your leaders? – Who are you? – Well, I could give you some wild tale of being a Russian astronaut or the designer of an
experimental spacecraft but the plain fact
of the matter is, I’m from Mars. – Mars? – Mars. Now don’t look so astonished. I’m a professor of
Anthropology from Mars specializing in this
primitive planet. – Mars? I’m afraid you got
hit a little harder than you think. – That idiot in your
antique rocket plane almost ran into me. – You mean the X-15? – Now I’m marooned on
this backward planet until I can repair my ship. – Now hold it, hold it, hold it. You mean the X-15
almost ran into your… that thing? – Precisely. It was lumbering along at barely 4000 miles an hour. Had to strain my ship to get out of its way. – You know how
fast it was going? – I can tell you to the
fifth decimal place. That idiot at the
controls reported me to his base as a flying saucer. (groans) Well just don’t sit there. I’ve been hurt. (canned laughter) – We’ll go to my car. – You’ll have to carry me. Takes me a little while to get used to the
Earth’s gravity. I weigh so much more here. (cheerful orchestral music) – Well it isn’t Mars but it’s home. (canned laughter) Now the question is, how are we going
to get you inside without Mrs. Brown spotting us. – Uh, just give me a second. (canned laughter) Nobody will see me now but you’ll still
have to carry me in. Alright, come on, come on. – How did you do that? – It isn’t easy. If I have to do it
again in my condition, you’re gonna have
a very sick Martian on your hands. (canned laughter) Let’s go, let’s go. – Oh, yeah, yeah. Give me your hand. (canned laughter) (dog barks) Scram! Beat it! Go away, go away. – [Martian] I’ll
take care of him. (canned laughter) Stop gawking and get me to bed. – Tim! What in the world are you doing? – Well, it’s kind of a charade. I’m pretending I’m carrying an invisible man into the house. (canned laughter) (chuckles) How do you feel now? – Oh, better thanks. Oh, your atmosphere, so rich in oxygen. It’s like breathing in a thick chocolate malted milk. – Malted milk! Malted milk! How would a martian
know about that? – Now since modesty forbids
my calling attention to my superior intellect, I’ll confine myself to saying that I am the greatest
living authority on the subject of your planet. I’ve visited here many times. Especially in the
last 150 years. – 150 years? How old are you? – Let’s just say I’m approaching the prime of my life. (canned laughter) – But if you’ve been here before how come there
haven’t been headlines about you all over the world? – As long as I don’t
wear a sign on my back, saying “I am a Martian.” Who would ever know? – And no one you
met ever suspected? – Not even Thomas Jefferson. And he was a fairly
bright fellow. For a native that is. You know, you Earth people
are handicapped. You only use a small
portion of your brain. We Martians use all of ours. – I can’t believe it. – The trouble is, you’re too intelligent
to believe it. You people baffle me, so illogical, so emotional. Earth’s alright for a visit but I wouldn’t
want to live here. (canned laughter) – Well you gotta live here now whether you like it or not. I’m afraid you’re stuck. – Only temporarily. I’ll leave as soon as I
can repair my spaceship and no one will be
the wiser but you. – No, no, no. You’re not leaving until
I get a story on this and the pictures. I’m gonna get the
Pulitzer Prize for this. – I’m sorry, but you’re not gonna be
able to write that story. – But I’ve got to write it, I’m a newspaperman. – You wouldn’t be for long. Nobody would believe you. Pick up the phone, call your editor, tell him you found
a real life Martian. Go ahead. – But it’s the truth. – No, no, no. They wouldn’t believe you. – I’ll prove it. I’ll bring them here, and I’ll show you to them. – I’ll disappear, and you know I can do it. – Is that how a… person from a… superior planet
shows his gratitude? – I may seem ungrateful, but I believe I know
what would happen. Suppose you did win
the Pulitzer Prize, you wouldn’t deserve it, and you wouldn’t be
able to live up to it. You’d be a one day wonder and that’s all. And you wouldn’t
want that, would you? Incidentally, there’s a very
attractive brunette walking up your steps right now. – It’s Annabelle. How’d you know that? – She’s thinking very
warm thoughts about you. – How do you know that? – You mean you can read minds? – Unless there’s
a conscious effort to shut me out. For instance, I know exactly what
you’re thinking about the young lady. tsk tsk tsk. Oops, you shut me right out. – Well that’s personal. After all I’m only human. – And just remember, I’m more than human. Now, answer the door. – If there’s anything I hate it’s a smart alecky Martian. (canned laughter) (victorious orchestral music) – [Annabelle] By Tim O’Hara. – Well, well. – Gosh, I’m proud of you. – How nice for me. – [Martian] Excuse
me for butting in one of your thoughts again. But you’re about
to have visitors. – Hey! Hey, what is this? – Murphy. The Air Force wants to know where you got your information on the X-15 flight. Who’s this? – He’s a Martian. – A what? – Martin, Martin, Martin! That’s his name. Martin, my uncle. My uncle Martin, he’s here after a long trip and he’s not feeling very well. – Let’s go. – Hold it. He, um, well he might need something, so just help yourself,
Uncle Martin. Here you might
need a little cash, I know you might be short. And the keys are in the car. – Thank you. – I may not be back by the time you leave so, it’s been very nice seeing you. I hope you have a
very pleasant trip and happy landing. Take good care of
him, Annabelle. – He must be a pretty nice boy. – He is. I mean you’re his uncle, you ought to know. – Oh, well I haven’t
seen much of him and my home is a long,
long way from here. – We’ll take care of you, my aunt and I. Is your aunt the woman next door who gives bridge lessons, and is taking a
course in real estate, and sells Christmas
cards and beauty creams, and is studying the stock market with a ouija board? – Mmhm, Tim must have
talked to you about her. – Yes, yes, yes. Well, I’ll be able to
take care of myself, thank you. I’ll be up and around tomorrow. – We’ll take care of you anyway. – I said no interruptions until I call you back. I don’t care who it is, nobody at all. And now O’Hara, this is your last chance. Now I don’t care anything about this flying saucer jazz, it crops up every year at the beginning of
the hay fever season. But you are not
getting out of here until I find out
which one of my men is passing out information to the fifth decimal place. – I refuse to reveal
my sources of news. – [Colonel] Why, you?! – Colonel. Colonel, I’ve got to admit that I admire this
young man’s principles. – What? – And with your permission, I’d like to do
something for him. For starters I’d like
to throw him in jail. I’m very happy to look
after him personally. – Good, I’ll drop
by and see you. Every month or so. – Well let me call my attorney. Please. – Here you go, O’Hara. A lovely three course lunch. – A three course lunch? It looks like hamburger. – No, no. You’ve got hamburger, coffee, and sugar. You’ve got any words
for the Colonel? – Yes. Yes, I have several
words for the Colonel. But I wouldn’t use any of them in mixed company. – Murphy stole your pickle. – How’d you get in here? – I arrived with the lunch. I realize you don’t
have visiting hours but I wanted to
thank you personally for your kindness. – Oh, that’s alright. – You’re in a lot of trouble because of me, aren’t you? – Well, I’ll live through it. – Why’d you let
yourself in for it? – I guess I’m a little
stupid sometimes. Anyway you’re the nicest
Martian I’ve ever met. – Thank you. And thank you for these clothes. Now, how are going to
get you out of here? Let me think. Suppose we tell them
that you picked up their control center
on your car radio. – No, that’s impossible, my radio wouldn’t pick
up their frequency. – Blame it on sunspots, freak reception. An ionization shift in
the upper atmosphere. That’s your story
and stick to it. – I’ll try, but. – Excuse me a moment. Murphy’s coming back. Eat your lunch. – Excuse me. – Who you talking to in there? – One of my favorite people, myself. – I heard two different voices. – Well sure, one voice
would be monotonous, and besides I couldn’t
tell which of me was saying what to whom. (canned laughter) – Wow. The voice I heard didn’t sound
anything like yours. – [Martian] Why should it? Charlie McCarthy doesn’t sound anything like Edgar Bergen. – Hey! You’re a ventriloquist,
aren’t ya? – [Martian] I’m practicing
throwing my voice while I’m eating. – Hey, you know something? You’re very good. – Thank you. – [Martian] I thank you too. We both thank you.
– [Tim] We both thank you. – Both at once. Fantastic! – Yes, well, that’s
enough for now you don’t want to
spend too much time with the prisoner. Now, here you go. And next time don’t
steal my pickle. – What makes you think I’d do a thing like that? – Your face. It’s got pickle stealer
written all over it. – If you’ve got anything
to say to the Colonel you let me know. – Yes, I may do that. – [Martian] Good bye, Tim. See you later. – Sensational! – Now remember, Colonel. It might have been a freak thing that made the car radio pick up the control center that day. – I say it’s impossible and I’m calling your bluff. – Tim, you’re back. – It might have been sunspots, or upper atmosphere ionization, or something like that. Maybe it’s a holiday
for sunspots. Later, Annabelle, later. – If it doesn’t work, – Back you go! – Well if it doesn’t work be reasonable, Colonel. – [Colonel] Quiet! – [Radio] Hello, Edwards. Hello, Edwards. Are you still receiving me? – [Radarman] Like a bell. – [Radio] We’re
ready for the launch. Event A will be a test of the. – Yeah, how about that? – They’ll be no more
of that, Colonel. – Hey, hey, that’s my radio. – Keep your hands off that! You’ve got some gadget in here that’s bringing
in our frequencies and the laboratory’s
gonna find it. – [Murphy] Colonel, maybe we oughta keep him on ice until we get the
lab report, huh? – That won’t be necessary, we know where to find him. But if there is any
unauthorized equipment of any kind in this. You are gonna get
free room and board in a federal prison! And don’t you forget it! – [Murphy] Are you
alright, Colonel? – [Colonel] Yes, yes. – Well we got all
of it, Colonel. – The laboratory technicians will find out exactly
how this could happen. – Somehow I doubt it. I simply don’t understand. Why didn’t you tell me you could gimmick up my radio? You just let me sweat it out. – Exactly. If I hadn’t you
would have been smug and overconfident. And the Colonel
might have detected a fishy aroma. – Well, I suffered
it was very painful. – Well, a little
pain is good for you. As one of your
playwrights observed, “Pain makes man think, “thinking makes man wise, “and wisdom makes
live endurable.” Next problem. My little spaceship
is down in the garage and I’ve gotta
start repairing it so I can get back to Mars. We need a number of
very scarce items most of which haven’t
been invented yet. – That sounds pretty expensive. What are you gonna
use for money? – I’ve been reading about an interesting place called Las Vegas. With you rolling the dice and with my special talents, we ought to do all right there. – No, no, no. I’ve been in nothing but trouble since I met you. – And I imagine
that will continue. But it won’t be dull. And a friend who can read minds can be an enormous help to a young reporter. I can get you a
lot of information straight from the horse’s head. (canned laughter) Now, what do you say? – It’s a deal. Welcome to the O’Hara family. – Thank you, my boy. Well, I guess that makes
me the first Irishman from the planet Mars. (“My Favorite Martian
Theme” by George Greeley)

Only registered users can comment.

  1. Wow! Herbert Rudley (The Commander) ! I loved that man, so handsome! He was 53 here & lived to be 96 – died in 2006.

  2. I'll bet Tim O'Hara & Uncle Martin were sucking each other's dicks & fucking each other in the ass a whole lot. Must be some reason Uncle Martin didn't go back to Mars.

  3. the opening scene where Bixby get's out of bed is what I do every morning, I one of those that take 2 hrs to wake up….

  4. Thanks for uploading these classic shows I loved this show when I was little it brings back alot of memories

  5. So where are your shorts???? Some people snort and then they are sports 🥎. Have a great day , funny 😁 job A.

  6. I knew I'd seen that hamburger delivery police guy before. . .only it was years later (not too many, come to think of it) on Baa Baa Black Sheep on TV.

  7. I once saw the reruns when I was 16, and it was on TV Land for a short time. I was delighted to see a young Bio Bixby. I will surely be watching this on YouTube.

  8. Ray Walston was the Teacher in FAST TIMES at RIDGEMONT HIGH movie! "EVERYONE IS ON DOPE!" 😂🤣

  9. Addressing the copyright date in roman numerals, it's 1943. Thought it odd, but it was changed to 1963. I'm 70 y/o. We learned the archaic numerical system in 1959. It's not taught anymore. I had Latin in highschool. Best language ti learn before Spainish and Italian, all makes perfect sense, once you know Laton.

  10. What a goofy old show… Seriously, however, the blithe way the airforce just arrested a reporter without charge and then confiscated his radio would have been a major scandal even at the height of Cold War paranoia.

  11. My battery is low and it's getting dark .  Still haven't found out where Uncle Martin / Ray Walston  lives on that red planet .

  12. Man’s metabolism in the morning? Oh, a seven o’clock hard on! Yes old woman, she knows from experience. She is trying to educate the young girls. That’s why she storms into the man’s room to wake him up. The old cougar hopes to see it and dream of what used to be. The credits were full of heebs. Jack ass music and canned laughter. How could this and Mister Ed be hits? Deceased Bill Bixby, the Incredible Hulk, does come across as a nice person. But, compare the comedian’s range compared to Robin Williams.

  13. I remember seeing this first episode… I was a lil' guy. But, I remember this. And loved it. This was t.v. at it's most innocence in that era… 3:)

  14. I like the early episodes better–there's more mid-century modern furniture. The subtitles are really amusing! (canned laughter, ominous theremin music)
    The keys are in the car? Boy, how I miss the '60's!

  15. Uh oh I remember the X15 …Pop was career Air Force…Pilot and later Astronaut John Glenn broke all kinna speed records…Moon was made of Cheese…I once owned an Austin Martin like Tim drives…thx furr the share.

  16. man those were the days don't remember this episode but then again im a product of the 60 s probably saw it though

  17. Love these old TV shows of long ago it brings back memories of that first TV daddy brought home in the fifties in black and white. Thank you for allowing me and others a moment in time.

  18. How can. I reach Susan Dey? I have a lot of questions. To ask her about. The movie Mary Jane Harper Cried. Last Night…. What happened after Dave Williams. Found. Rowena. Singing. To a dead 4 year old? Why wasn't there a trial ? Why did. Her Husband Bill Harper. Go to Mexico? Probably because he was who. Really beat.up. Mary Jane? Did Rowena. Really break her arm ? Or did Mary Jane.fall. running after that cat ? Did. Rowena get. Temporary. Insanity. For. Smothering Mary Jane? Ellie. Joy 29

  19. It is odd to see the Hulk in a calmer mood, maybe Prof. Hulk will meet a Martian next? This does seem like the only place to watch these old show, this is 1st time I've watched this- not repeated on tv or sky. Bixby looks so different!

  20. I had a big crush on Tim as a schoolboy in the 60's. Watching this again he's still hot!. Excellent style and dress sense too.

  21. Great show. I did notice the date in the end credits is MCMXLIII, which is 1943. Bill would have been a kid then. The correct date should be, MCMLXIII. I'm surprised they didn't catch it.

  22. The copyright at the end is wrong it says:- MCMXLIII = 1943 – It should be :- MCMLXIII = 1963..
    What a silly mistake..
    What did the Romans ever do for us..

  23. "So illogical. So emotional."

    This episode aired 3 years before, but I could've sworn I heard that in Spock's voice 😛

  24. I used to watch. The Twilight Zone when. Mom and Dad went away. To. The Catskills. Aunt Dorothy let me watch it. She treated me like a grown up even tho I was. 10 years old. In New York. We came out here in 1962…then. I watched the Jetsons.

  25. Some of the episodes of the Twilight Zone. Had hidden messages. Like. The one in Willoughby the town. Of 1888. Where life was slower less pressure than. Life. Of 1961.

  26. Watch My Favorite Martian back in the seventies when I was a little girl he also played mr. Hand in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

  27. It was so hokey! I was a kid but still thought it was hokey. The rabbit ears and all. But I watched every episode of it! Jees!

  28. Wow I have not seen this since I was 10 years old this is still so. Cool after all these years thanks for the good old days.

  29. Bixby was INCREDIBLY HOT! Especially in the 3rd season that’s in color! I watch it regularly on DVD. Mrs. Brown reminds me of Underdog’s Sweet Polly. And Bill Brennan was very funny.

  30. Love the start of this episode…reminds me of the instructions a drug prescription I ounce had. "Take 1 tab 30 minutes before waking".

  31. with all things considered (chemtrailing, geo-geoengineering, fake-news, msm lies, pedo-gate, false flags, lies about history, etc, etc) this is very disturbing. They had started some years earlier with the alien bs( I think it's funny how THEY started with there's being martians, and as technology brought the planets closer to us so to speak, the home of extraterrestrial aliens grew farther and farther away LOL) and today the generation that grew up on this show is in the prime position to do something about all of the craziness that the scientist have gotten us into. But….

  32. i remember the relative excitement of a new TV season. checking out the new shows on all 3 channels to see what was new. 3 channels and pbs , that was it.

  33. OMG! Martin blinks in the end credits!!

    I have never noticed that!!

    Nor have I ever heard anyone speak of such.

    Oh. It's just a glitch.

    Of course, I haven't seen this show since the '60's."

  34. I loved Bill Bixby in this and in Eddie's Father. His internal gentleness and likeability showed through his characters. He had a sad life, though.

  35. I loved this show when I was a small kid. I'd almost forgotten about it. The one thing that stands out in my mind was the land lady dancing the wah tutsi. That was hysterically funny to a 5 year old.

  36. This Show Was So Swell Back In The 60's, Ray Walston Was The First White Actor That When He Passed I Actually Felt Sad😢 Because He Had That😊 Type Of Personality 😇

  37. So many memories…I watched this back in Iran in the early '70s, I believe it was a re-run. Goold old time in Iran, when we had freedom and prosperity and a great King.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *