My Favorite Martian (1963-1966)

USA, 29 September -1 May 1966
3 seasons, 107 episodes, average 30m
35mm film, black and white (Seasons One and Two), colour (Season Three), 4:3
mono, English

An American comedy science fiction television series created by John L. Greene.

Premise

A 450-year-old Martian anthropologist and inventor crash lands on Earth and is befriended by newspaper reporter Tim O'Hara who passes him off as his Uncle Martin.

Credits

Regular Crew
Created by: John L. Greene
Jack Chertok Television Productions in association with The CBS Television Network
Executive Producer: Harry Poppe
Produced by: Jack Chertok
Theme Music: George Greeley

Regular Cast
Ray Walston (Uncle Martin)
Bill Bixby (Tim O'Hara)
Pamela Britton (Mrs Lorelei Brown)
Ann Marshall (Angela Brown)
J. Pat O'Malley (Harry Burns)
Alan Hewitt (Detective Bill Brennan)
Roy Engel (the police chief)

Episodes

Season One
My Favorite Martin (29 September 1963)
The Matchmakers (6 October 1963)
There is No Cure for the Common Martian (13 October 1963)
Russians R in Season (20 October 1963)
Man or Amoeba (27 October 1963)
The Man on the Couch (3 November 1963)
A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine and Peaches (10 November 1963)
The Awful Truth (17 November 1963)
Rocket to Mars (1 December 1963)
Raffles No. 2 (8 December 1963)
The Atom Misers (15 December 1963)
That Little Old Matchmaker, Martin (22 December 1963)
How to Be a Hero Without Really Trying (29 December 1963)
Blood is Thicker than the Martian (5 January 1964)
Poor Little Rich Cat (12 January 1964)
Rx for Martian (19 January 1964)
Going, Going, Gone (2 February 1964)
Who Am I? (9 February 1964)
Now You See It, Now You Don't (16 February 1964)
My Nephew the Artist (23 February 1964)
Hitchhike to Mars (1 March 1964)
Uncle Martin's Broadcast (8 March 1964)
An Old, Old Friend of the Family (15 March 1964)
Super-Duper Snooper (22 March 1964)
The Sinkable Mrs. Brown (5 April 1964)
Martin and the Eternal Triangle (12 April 1964)
Danger! High Voltage! (19 April 1964)
If You Can't Lick Them (26 April 1964)
Unidentified Flying Uncle Martin (3 May 1964)
How Are You Gonna Keep Them Down on the Pharmacy? (10 May 1964)
Miss Jekyll and Hyde (17 May 1964)
Who's Got the Power? (24 May 1964)
Oh, My Aching Antenna (31 May 1964)
The Disastro-nauts (7 June 1964)
Shake Well and Don't Use (14 June 1964)
A Nose for News (21 June 1964)
Uncle Martin's Wisdom Tooth (28 June 1964)

Season Two
Dreaming Can Make It So (27 September 1964)
The Memory Pill (4 October 1964)
Three to Make Ready (11 October 1964)
Nothing But the Truth (18 October 1964)
Dial M for Martin (25 October 1964)
Extra! Extra! Sensory Perception! (1 November 1964)
My Uncle the Folk Singer (8 November 1964)
The Great Brain Robbery (15 November 1964)
Double Trouble (22 November 1964)
Has Anybody Seen My Electro-Magnetic Neutron Converting Gravitator? (29 November 1964)
Don't Rain on My Parade (6 December 1964)
Night Life of Uncle Martin (13 December 1964)
To Make a Rabbit Stew- First Catch a Martian (20 December 1964)
Won't You Come Home, Uncle Martin, Won't You Come Home? (27 December 1964)
The Case of the Missing Sleuth (3 January 1965)
How're Things in Glocca Martin? (10 January 1965)
Gesundheit, Uncle Martin (24 January 1965)
Martin Report #1 (31 January 1965)
Uncle Martin and the Identified Flying Object (7 February 1965)
A Martian Fiddles Around (14 February 1965)
Humbug, Mrs. Brown (21 February 1965)
Crash Diet (28 February 1965)
Gone But Not Forgotten (7 March 1965)
Stop or I'll Steam (14 March 1965)
The Magnetic Personality and Who Needs It (21 March 1965)
We Love You, Miss Pringle (28 March 1965)
Uncle Baby (4 April 1965)
Once Upon a Martian Mother's Day (11 April 1965)
Uncle Martin's Bedtime Story (25 April 1965)
006 3/4 (2 May 1965)
Never Trust a Naked Martian (9 May 1965)
Martin's Favorite Martian (16 May 1965)
The Martian's Fair Hobo (23 May 1965)
A Martian's Sonata in Mrs. B's Flat (30 May 1965)
The Green Eyed Martian (6 June 1965)
El Senor from Mars (13 June 1965)
Time Out for Martin (20 June 1965)
Portrait in Brown (27 June 1965)

Season Three
Go West, Young Martian (12 September 1965)
Go West, Young Martian Part 2 (19 September 1965)
Martin of the Movies (26 September 1965)
Keep Me From the Church on Time (3 October 1965)
I'd Rather Fight Than Switch (10 October 1965)
Tim, the Mastermind (17 October 1965)
Martin Goldfinger (24 October 1965)
Bottled Martin (31 October 1965)
Hate Me a Little (7 November 1965)
Girl in the Flying Machine (14 November 1965)
The Time Machine is Waking Up That Old Gang of Mine (21 November 1965)
Avenue C Mob (28 November 1965)
Tim and Tim Again (5 December 1965)
Lorelei Brown vs. Everybody (12 December 1965)
The O'Hara Caper (19 December 1965)
Who's Got a Secret? (26 December 1965)
Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (2 January 1966)
Martin's Revoltin' Development (16 January 1966)
TV or Not TV (23 January 1966)
Man from Uncle Martin (30 January 1966)
Martin the Mannequin (6 February 1966)
Butterball (13 February 1966)
When a Martian Makes His Violin Cry (20 February 1966)
When You Get Back Home to Mars, Are You Going to Get It (27 February 1966)
Doggone Martin (6 March 1966)
Virus M for Martin (13 March 1966)
Our Notorious Landlady (20 March 1966)
Martin Meets His Match (27 March 1966)
Horse and Buggy Martin (3 April 1966)
Stop the Presses, I Want to Get Off (17 April 1966)
My Nut Cup Runneth Over (24 April 1966)
Pay the Man the $24 (1 May 1966)

Remakes
My Favorite (1973–1975)
My Favorite Martian (1999)

Extracts included in
CBS at 75 (2003)
Television: The First Fifty Years (1999)