Homeboys in Outer Space

Homeboys in Outer Space is an American science fiction/fantasy sitcom that aired on UPN from August 27, 1996 to May 13, 1997. The series stars comedian Flex and Darryl Bell.

Homeboys in Outer Space
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Created byEhrich Van Lowe
Directed byAlbert Alarr
Gerry Cohen
Matthew Diamond
Patrick Maloney
Howard Ritter
Tony Singletary
Glynn Turman
Darryl Bell
Composer(s)Kevin Guillaume
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes21
Executive producer(s)Ehrich Van Lowe
Producer(s)Stan Foster
Lore Kimbrough
Richard G. King
Jeffrey Lampert
Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.
Ted Schachter
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)Sweet Lorraine Productions
Touchstone Television
DistributorBuena Vista Television
Original networkUPN
Original releaseAugust 27, 1996 (1996-08-27) –
May 13, 1997 (1997-05-13)


The plot centers around two astronauts, Tyberius "Ty" Walker (Flex) and Morris Clay (Bell), who flew around the universe in a winged car, nicknamed the "Space Hoopty", 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.


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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"There's No Space Like Home, or Return of the Jed Eye"Gerry CohenEhrich Van Lowe,
Lore Kimbrough,
Gary H. Miller
August 27, 1996 (1996-08-27)
2"The Pleasure Planet Principle, or G Marks the Spot"Gerry CohenJim Bernstein,
Michael Shipley
September 3, 1996 (1996-09-03)
3"Papa's Got a Brand New Old Bag, or That's No Lady, That's My Grandma"Gerry CohenMichael Barker,
Matt Weitzman
September 10, 1996 (1996-09-10)
4"Behold a Pale Planet, or What if God Was One of Us"Matthew DiamondMichael PriceSeptember 17, 1996 (1996-09-17)
5"Loquatia Unplugged, or Come Back, Little Cyber"Matthew DiamondEhrich Van Lowe,
Lore Kimbrough
September 24, 1996 (1996-09-24)
6"House Party, or Play That Funky White Music Droid"Matthew DiamondChuck CummingsOctober 1, 1996 (1996-10-01)
7"Dog Day Afternoon, or When the Going Gets Ruff"Rae KrausStu Kreisman,
Chris Cluess
October 15, 1996 (1996-10-15)
8"Devil in Miss Jones, or Dismember of the Wedding"Matthew DiamondMichael PriceOctober 29, 1996 (1996-10-29)
9"Trading Faces, or All the King's Homeys"Patrick MaloneyStan Foster,
Miguel Nunez, Jr.
November 5, 1996 (1996-11-05)
10"A Man's Place Is in the Homey, or The Stepford Guys"Patrick MaloneyGary H. MillerNovember 12, 1996 (1996-11-12)
11"Homeboys in Wonderland, or Hoopty Doopty"Pat MaloneyJeff MartinNovember 19, 1996 (1996-11-19)
12"Super Bad Foxy Lady Killer, or Ty and Morris Get the Shaft"Matthew DiamondBernie KukoffNovember 26, 1996 (1996-11-26)
13"Brother's Got No Soul, or I Love Lucifer"Matthew DiamondMike Barker,
Matt Weitzman
January 7, 1997 (1997-01-07)
14"El Voyage Fantastico, or I've Got You Under My Skin"Glynn TurmanChris Cluess,
Stu Kreisman
January 14, 1997 (1997-01-14)
15"The Longest Yard and a Half, or The Shawshank Redemption Center"Matthew DiamondEhrich Van Lowe,
Gary H. Miller
January 28, 1997 (1997-01-28)
16"An Officer and a Homeboy, or Full Metal Jackass"Patrick MaloneyMichael Price,
Chuck Cummings
February 4, 1997 (1997-02-04)
17"Happy Happy, Droid Droid, or Amma Sees Red"Tony SingletaryMichael Barker,
Matt Weitzman
February 11, 1997 (1997-02-11)
18"The Naked and the Dred, or The Toast of the Town"Matthew DiamondLore KimbroughFebruary 18, 1997 (1997-02-18)
19"Tales from the Dark Side, or Ty Takes the Redeye"Howard RitterJim Bernstein,
Michael Shipley
April 29, 1997 (1997-04-29)
20"How the West Was Lost, or Daddy's Home"Albert AlarrMichael PriceMay 6, 1997 (1997-05-06)
21"The Adventures of Ratman and Gerbil, or Holy Homeboys in Outer Space"Matthew DiamondEhrich Van Lowe,
Gary H. Miller
May 13, 1997 (1997-05-13)


The series was panned by critics[1][2] and was canceled by UPN after one season. The series was later featured on TV Guide's List of the 50 Worst TV Shows of All Time.

Significant criticism was levied towards the contrived pop culture references and celebrity cameos, and the NAACP criticized the ethnic stereotypes being played for laughs.


  1. ^ McKissack, Fredrick L. , Jr. (February 1997). "Homeboys in Outer Space". The Progressive. Archived from the original on 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2008-08-24.
  2. ^ Tucker, Ken (1996-09-13). "Beyond the Big 4". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2008-08-24.

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