Homeboys in Outer Space

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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 channel UPN
Original release August 27, 1996 (1996-08-27) – May 13, 1997 (1997-05-13)

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.

Synopsis[edit]

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. The show was intended as a parody of science fiction shows such as Star Trek, or even a parody/homage to the successful space comedy Red Dwarf.

Cast[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Response[edit]

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.

Episode list[edit]

Episode # Production Code Episode Title Airdate
1
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"There's No Space Like Home, or Return of the Jed Eye" August 27, 1996
2
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"The Pleasure Planet Principle, or G Marks the Spot" September 3, 1996
3 T604 "Papa's Got A Brand New Old Bag or, That's No Lady, That's My Grandma" September 10, 1996
4 T605 "Behold a Pale Planet or, What If God Was One of Us" September 17, 1996
5 T601 "Loquatia Unplugged or, Come Back, Little Cyber" September 24, 1996
6 T607 "House Party or, Play That Funky White Music Droid" October 1, 1996
7 T609 "Dog Day Afternoon, or When the Going Gets Ruff" October 15, 1996
8 T608 "Devil in Miss Jones or, Dismember of the Wedding" October 29, 1996
9 T610 "Trading Faces or All the King's Homeys" November 5, 1996
10 T611 "A Man's Place is in the Homey, or The Stepford Guys" November 12, 1996
11 T612 "Homeboys in Wonderland or, Hoopty Doopty" November 19, 1996
12 T613 "Super Bad Foxy Lady Killer or Ty and Morris Get the Shaft" November 26, 1996
13 T615 "Brother's Got No Soul, or I Love Lucifer" January 7, 1997
14
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"El Voyage Fantastico, or I've Got You Under My Skin" January 14, 1997
15 T614 "The Longest Yard and a Half or, The Shawshank Redemption Center" January 28, 1997
16 T617 "An Officer and a Homeboy or, Full Metal Jackass" February 4, 1997
17 T619 "Happy Happy, Droid Droid, or Amma Sees Red" February 11, 1997
18 T620 "The Naked and the Dred, or The Toast of the Town" February 18, 1997
19 T618 "Tales From the Dark Side or, Ty Takes the Redeye" April 29, 1997
20 T622 "How the West Was Lost or, Daddy's Home" May 6, 1997
21 T621 "The Adventures of Ratman and Gerbil or, Holy Homeboys in Outer Space" May 13, 1997


References[edit]

  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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