Far Out Space Nuts

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Far Out Space Nuts
Created by Sid and Marty Krofft
Joe Ruby
Ken Spears[1]
Chuck McCann
Earle Doud[2]
Starring Bob Denver
Chuck McCann
Patty Maloney
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 15
Production
Executive producer(s) Sid and Marty Krofft
Producer(s) Al Schwartz
Running time 25 minutes (per episode)
Release
Original network CBS
Original release September 6, 1975 (1975-09-06) – September 2, 1976 (1976-09-02)

Far Out Space Nuts is a Sid and Marty Krofft children's television series that aired in 1975 for one season, and produced 15 episodes. It was one of only two Krofft series produced exclusively for CBS (the second being 1984's Pryor's Place).

Plot[edit]

Like most of the Kroffts' productions, the show's opening sequence provides the setup of its fanciful premise: While loading food into various compartments to prepare a rocket for an upcoming mission, Barney instructs Junior to hit the "lunch" button, but Junior mistakenly hits the "launch" button. The rocket blasts off and takes them on various misadventures on alien planets.

Typically, in each episode, their spaceship (a NASA lunar module) would be captured by aliens (one being played by John Carradine, who so impressed Denver with his acting skills that the scene had to be reshot[3]) and taken to some strange planet, or the spaceship would just land somewhere. Then, either Barney and Junior or the ship would be taken away by the strange creatures on the planet. After some weird mission was carried out, the two astronauts would be reunited with the spaceship and be off on their next mission.

Cast[edit]

The show starred Bob Denver as Junior, a grey-haired (Denver was 40 years old at the time) and seemingly dim-witted but uniquely clever NASA maintenance worker, and Chuck McCann as Barney, his plump and grumpy co-worker. Patty Maloney played Honk, their furry little alien friend who made honking sounds out of the horn on the top of her head instead of speaking.

Episode list[edit]

Title Airdate
1 "It's All in Your Mind" September 6, 1975
2 "The Crystallites" September 13, 1975
3 "Robots of Pod" September 20, 1975
4 "Fantastic Journey" September 27, 1975
5 "Tower of Tagot" October 2, 1975
6 "The Three Spacekateers" October 9, 1975
7 "Flight of the Pippets" October 16, 1975
8 "Birds of a Feather" October 23, 1975
9 "Dangerous Game" October 30, 1975
10 "Secrets of the Hexagon" November 6, 1975
11 "Captain Torque, Space Pirate" November 13, 1975
12 "Vanishing Aliens Mystery" November 20, 1975
13 "Barney Begonia" November 27, 1975
14 "Destination: Earth" December 4, 1975
15 "Galaxy's Greatest Athlete" December 11, 1975

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruby-Spears' Filmography. Received on 15 Sept. 2007.
  2. ^ The end titles of the series state "Created by Sid & Marty Krofft with Chuck McCann & Earle Doud"
  3. ^ bobdenver.com