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
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
Original network 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.


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.


Main cast[edit]

Guest cast[edit]


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "There's No Space Like Home or Return of the Jed Eye" Gerry Cohen Ehrich Van Lowe, Lore Kimbrough & Gary H. Miller August 27, 1996 (1996-08-27)
2 "The Pleasure Planet Principle or G Marks the Spot" Gerry Cohen Jim 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 Cohen Michael Barker & Matt Weitzman September 10, 1996 (1996-09-10)
4 "Behold a Pale Planet or What if God Was One of Us" Matthew Diamond Michael Price September 17, 1996 (1996-09-17)
5 "Loquatia Unplugged or Come Back, Little Cyber" Matthew Diamond Ehrich Van Lowe & Lore Kimbrough September 24, 1996 (1996-09-24)
6 "House Party or Play That Funky White Music Droid" Matthew Diamond Chuck Cummings October 1, 1996 (1996-10-01)
7 "Dog Day Afternoon or When the Going Gets Ruff" Rae Kraus Stu Kreisman & Chris Cluess October 15, 1996 (1996-10-15)
8 "Devil in Miss Jones or Dismember of the Wedding" Matthew Diamond Michael Price October 29, 1996 (1996-10-29)
9 "Trading Faces or All the King's Homeys" Patrick Maloney Stan Foster & Miguel Nunez, Jr. November 5, 1996 (1996-11-05)
10 "A Man's Place is in the Homey or The Stepford Guys" Patrick Maloney Gary H. Miller November 12, 1996 (1996-11-12)
11 "Homeboys in Wonderland or Hoopty Doopty" Pat Maloney Jeff Martin November 19, 1996 (1996-11-19)
12 "Super Bad Foxy Lady Killer or Ty and Morris Get the Shaft" Matthew Diamond Bernie Kukoff November 26, 1996 (1996-11-26)
13 "Brother's Got No Soul or I Love Lucifer" Matthew Diamond Mike Barker & Matt Weitzman January 7, 1997 (1997-01-07)
14 "El Voyage Fantastico or I've Got You Under My Skin" Glynn Turman Chris Cluess & Stu Kreisman January 14, 1997 (1997-01-14)
15 "The Longest Yard and a Half or The Shawshank Redemption Center" Matthew Diamond Ehrich Van Lowe & Gary H. Miller January 28, 1997 (1997-01-28)
16 "An Officer and a Homeboy or Full Metal Jackass" Patrick Maloney Michael Price & Chuck Cummings February 4, 1997 (1997-02-04)
17 "Happy Happy, Droid Droid or Amma Sees Red" Tony Singletary Michael Barker & Matt Weitzman February 11, 1997 (1997-02-11)
18 "The Naked and the Dred or The Toast of the Town" Matthew Diamond Lore Kimbrough February 18, 1997 (1997-02-18)
19 "Tales From the Dark Side or Ty Takes the Redeye" Howard Ritter Jim Bernstein & Michael Shipley April 29, 1997 (1997-04-29)
20 "How the West Was Lost or Daddy's Home" Albert Alarr Michael Price May 6, 1997 (1997-05-06)
21 "The Adventures of Ratman and Gerbil or Holy Homeboys in Outer Space" Matthew Diamond Ehrich 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.


  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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