Martians were big business in the 1960s. With mankind's first lunar landing just over the horizon, it's no surprise that a show about an Earthbound alien caught the public's interest. Take our quiz to see how much you know about this sci-fi comedy classic!
What year did "My Favorite Martian" premiere?
The sci-fi comedy ran for 107 episodes over three seasons from 1963 to 1966. The first two seasons aired in black and white, followed by a final season filmed in color.
Which of these physical features identifies Martin as an alien?
Martin has a pair of retractable antennae protruding from his head, which makes it easy to identify him as a Martin when he fails to retract them in time. Martin also has the ability to turn himself invisible, read minds and levitate, among other impressive alien skills.
Tim works for Mr. Burns during the first season of the show. When Tim finds himself up against Mr. Burns' nephew for a promotion, Martin whips up a meal using Martian ingredients in the hope of helping Tim get the job.
Who does Mrs. Brown date during Seasons 2 and 3 of the show?
Mrs. Brown takes up with Detective Bill Brennan during the show's second and third seasons. The tough detective, played by Alan Hewitt, is highly suspicious of Martin, and causes plenty of trouble for Tim and his Martian boarder.
What does Martin do to earn a trip to a psych ward in Season 1?
climbs a water tower
After Martin is seen sitting atop a water tower, police commit him to a psych ward because they think he is suicidal. While at the hospital, Martin ends up playing doctor to his very needy psychologist in the episode "The Man on the Couch."
How does Martin regain his memory after losing it in the Season 1 episode "Who Am I?"
hit with hammer
After Martin is hit by a monkey wrench, he loses his memory and has no idea that he is actually a Martian. Thankfully, a well-timed hit from a hammer shakes his memory loose and reminds him of his true alien identity.
Who does Martin accidentally clone in the Season 2 episode "Double Trouble?"
Martin inadvertently clones landlady Mrs. Brown right before she is set to go on a date with Detective Brennan. The clone ends up going on the date in her place, leaving Martin and Tim scrambling to resolve the situation.
What kind of creature gobbles down Martin's vitamin by mistake in a Season 2 episode?
After a pet rabbit named Cleo eats one of Martin's Martian vitamins, the creature grows to the size of an adult human. Fortunately, Mrs. Brown is having a costume party at the time, so no one is the wiser.
What does Tim's Uncle Seamus believe Martin to be?
When Tim's Uncle Seamus comes to visit, he immediately spots something unusual about Martin and pegs him as a leprechaun. He then asks the magical little fellow to grant him just one wish -- reunite him with his long-lost love Eileen.
In the Season 2 episode, "Gesundheit, Uncle Martin," Martin sneezes uncontrollably, losing his memory with every sneeze. It turns out that Martians experience a sneeze-filled day known as Sneezaphobia Day once every 300 years.
Who does Martin recruit to help repair his spaceship in "Martin Meets His Match?"
Leonardo di Vinci
Martin brings Leonardo di Vinci back from the past to help repair his damaged ship so he can finally make it home. Unfortunately, di Vinci is more interested in stealing back his "stolen" Mona Lisa than in working on an alien vessel.
How many seasons did the animated series "My Favorite Martians" run?
Inspired by the '60s sitcom, the animated "My Favorite Martians" lasted for only one season after premiering in 1973. The show focused on Martin's nephew Andy, an alien canine named Okey and a human named Katy.