The show is about the Bird children (Robin, Snoo and Jay), their mother and Fleur, a rival from Snoo and Jay's school. They are about to go camping, when Mrs. Bird accidentally activates a force field, and are shot off into outer space. They attempt to try to get back to earth, when a family of four aliens arrive in the Kitchen. Then everything goes wrong, when Mrs. Bird accidentally climbs into the alien's spaceship, and Mr. and Mrs. Krryptyx accidentally activate the engines, thus separating Mrs. Bird's children and Mr. and Mrs. Krryptyx's children. This has, both the kids and the adults, on a series of mad adventures.
A family of aliens arriving on Earth for a holiday inadvertently cause the Bird family and their kitchen to blast away from their house and speed off away from our solar system. Intent on returning the kitchen and its occupants to Earth, the aliens give chase. Something goes wrong, and human and alien children are stranded together in the kitchen as it hurtles away from the spaceship and into a black hole....
The human and alien children's attempts to survive alone in space are not helped by discovering that they're allergic to each other, and by the Earth kids suspecting that the aliens want to remove the brain of Robin, the youngest and brightest kitchenaut.
It's a Mall World
The kitchenauts drift past a Shopping Planet and Fleur sneakily indulges in some retail therapy. Everything goes pear-shaped when her credit card is refused and the shopping planet announces that it will repossess the kitchen to cover her debt.
The kitchen passes by a Rubbish Planet which assesses many of the kitchenauts favourite objects as useless and plans to remove them for recycling - including Jay!
The Other Mother
Mrs. Bird unexpectedly arrives in the kitchen, having miraculously crossed four hundred million light years of interstellar space. Or has she? The kitchenauts begin to suspect that their mother just might not be what she appears to be.
Turning Point, Part One: The Diceman Cometh
Pintoid, a game playing alien, tricks the kitchenauts into playing a bizarre game of snakes, ladders and forfeits. The winner will be able to return to Earth - but the losers face an eternity of playing games on Pintoid's home planet, as well as being transformed into dice.
The role of Mr Krryptyx was originally filled by Gavin Mitchell, who filmed one day on set before leaving the production, whereupon Mark McDonnell was drafted in to replace him. McDonnell and Mitchell had previously worked with the show's producer on a highly successful short film, Cry For Bobo. Mitchell and McDonnell had also worked together on the series "Revolver" and "Velvet Soup".
This series was filmed in the rebuilt Maryhill Studio complex in Glasgow which had been used to film many of the Comedy Unit productions before it burned down on 22 April 2001. Since rebuilding, the studio has been used to house the sets for "Balamory" and other productions.