My Favorite Martian (1963–1966)
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How to Be a Hero Without Really Trying 

The O'Hara's have new neighbors, the Richmonds, within the family being young Stevie and his grown up sister Jennifer. The foursome go on a picnic to Sunset Mountain, since Martin needs to ... See full summary »

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Sidney Miller
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Ray Walston ... Uncle Martin
Bill Bixby ... Tim O'Hara
Kathy Kersh ... Jennifer
Butch Patrick ... Stevie
Richard Reeves ... Picnicker
George Cisar ... Patrolman #1
Dick Wilson ... Patrolman #2
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The O'Hara's have new neighbors, the Richmonds, within the family being young Stevie and his grown up sister Jennifer. The foursome go on a picnic to Sunset Mountain, since Martin needs to pick up some bling, an alloy located there but that has not yet been discovered by humans. Stevie has a vivid imagination and likes to pretend he's from Mars, which intrigues Martin. That's OK with Tim, as that means he can spend time with Jennifer alone. However Jennifer is concerned with Stevie's ability to discern reality from fantasy. While Martin goes off to collect his bling, Stevie plays a game of pretend and climbs up the mountain, but reality hits when he can't get down on his own. Martin suggests that Tim climb up and get Stevie as an act of heroism, but Tim is afraid of heights. Martin reassures Tim that he will be safe with the assistance of his remote control gravitation machine. Tim bounds up the mountain, but doesn't know that Martin's machine breaks while he's half way up. Tim and ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1963 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Tim O'Hara wasn't the only one smitten by the beautiful Kathy Kersh, who played big sister Jennifer. Kersh went on to brief marriages to Vince Edwards (1965) and Burt Ward (1967-69). See more »

Goofs

Visible wires: Attached to levitated kitchen table. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tim O'Hara: Say, Uncle Martin, I always thought it would take a larger spaceship to get here from Mars.
Uncle Martin: Well, we have larger models, but a compact is all you need to drop in on a neighbor.
Uncle Martin: A neighbor? Now, frankly, I never felt exactly chummy about Mars.
Uncle Martin: Why not? Every seventeen years we're only 35 million miles apart.
Tim O'Hara: Oh, well, practically across the street.
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References Love Affair (1939) See more »

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