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Homeboys in Outer Space

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

Homeboys in Outer Space
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Genre Fantasy/Sitcom
Created by Ehrich Van Lowe
Directed by Albert Alarr
Gerry Cohen
Matthew Diamond
Patrick Maloney
Howard Ritter
Tony Singletary
Glynn Turman
Starring Flex
Darryl Bell
Composer(s) Kevin Guillaume
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 21
Production
Executive producer(s) Ehrich Van Lowe
Producer(s) Stan Foster
Lore Kimbrough
Richard G. King
Jeffrey Lampert
Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.
Ted Schachter
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Sweet Lorraine Productions
Touchstone Television
Distributor Buena Vista Television
Release
Original network UPN
Original release August 27, 1996 (1996-08-27) – May 13, 1997 (1997-05-13)

Contents

PlotEdit

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.

CastEdit

Main castEdit

Guest castEdit

EpisodesEdit

No. 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. MillerAugust 27, 1996 (1996-08-27)
2"The Pleasure Planet Principle or G Marks the Spot"Gerry CohenJim Bernstein & Michael ShipleySeptember 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 WeitzmanSeptember 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 KimbroughSeptember 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 CluessOctober 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 WeitzmanJanuary 7, 1997 (1997-01-07)
14"El Voyage Fantastico or I've Got You Under My Skin"Glynn TurmanChris Cluess & Stu KreismanJanuary 14, 1997 (1997-01-14)
15"The Longest Yard and a Half or The Shawshank Redemption Center"Matthew DiamondEhrich Van Lowe & Gary H. MillerJanuary 28, 1997 (1997-01-28)
16"An Officer and a Homeboy or Full Metal Jackass"Patrick MaloneyMichael Price & Chuck CummingsFebruary 4, 1997 (1997-02-04)
17"Happy Happy, Droid Droid or Amma Sees Red"Tony SingletaryMichael Barker & Matt WeitzmanFebruary 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 ShipleyApril 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. MillerMay 13, 1997 (1997-05-13)

ReceptionEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

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

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