I Was a Sixth Grade Alien

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I Was a Sixth Grade Alien!
Also known as My Best Friend Is an Alien!
Created by Daphne Ballon
Sheri Elwood
Developed by Ellis Iddon
Phil Meagher
Starring Daniel Clark
Shadia Simmons
Ryan Cooley
Lauren Collins
Michael Cera
Kyle Schmid
Julian Richings
C. David Johnson
Ali Mukaddam
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 44
Production company(s) Winklemania Productions
AAC Kids
Distributor DHX Media
Original network ABC
Fox Family
Original release 13 July 1999 – 10 January 2001

I Was a Sixth Grade Alien! (known as My Best Friend is an Alien! in the UK, Nigeria, and Australia) was a British/Australian/Canadian live-action/comedy television show following the chronicles of Pleskit, a purple-skinned, blue-haired alien with an antenna positioned on his head. He tries to fit in and make some friends, but due to his strange appearance, he does not succeed very well. He does make one friend, Tim, who is interested in space and aliens. The two friends go through the sixth grade together. During the series, they solve many unusual problems, from a trans-universal portal game to a blue, crying pig creature from Pleskit's home planet. The show started on July 13, 1999, ended on January 10, 2001, and was produced by Winklemania Productions and Alliance Atlantis Communications' children's unit, AAC Kids with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, the Canadian Film Or Video Production Services Tax Credit, and the Shaw Television Broadcast Fund. The series was based on Bruce Coville's book series of the same name.

Episode listing[edit]

Thirty-nine episodes were made in total.

Season 1 (1999)[edit]

  1. 13 July "They Called Him Pleskit!"
  2. 18 July "Aliens to Blow Up Earth!"
  3. 20 July "Alien Dinner Massacre!"
  4. 27 July "They Saved Grandpa's Brain!"
  5. 3 August "They Shoot, They Splorked!"
  6. 10 August "I Was Dealt a Dung Deal!"
  7. 17 August "Sixth Grade Rebellion Mayhem!"
  8. 24 August "Pre-Teen Party from Outer Space!"
  9. 31 August "The Haunting of Blim Blomkins!"
  10. 7 September "Alien Time Warp Madness!"
  11. 14 September "Alien Dustbuster Bedlam!"
  12. 21 September "My Bodyguard Is a Rat Fink!"
  13. 28 September "Woodlander Bodysnatcher Pandemonium!"
  14. 5 October "Floormat from the Putrid Lagoon!"
  15. 11 October "Invasion of the Substitute Teacher Superfiend!"
  16. 13 October "Alien Snogorama Snafu!"
  17. 7 November "Alien Appliance Outbreak!"
  18. 14 November "Gro-Gro-Grown-Up Dementia!"
  19. 16 November "The Return of Captain Driscoll!"
  20. 17 November "School Dance Gone Wrong!"
  21. 21 November "Escape from Planet Earth!"
  22. 9 March 2000 "Attack of the 1000 Foot Veeblax!"

Season 2 (2000-2001)[edit]

  1. 8 September "There's an Alien in My Seat!"
  2. 15 September "I Am Larrabe Hicks!"
  3. 22 September "Hevi Hevi Beat Crazy!"
  4. 29 September "Once Upon a Robot!"
  5. 6 October "Alien Tracker Freak-a-Mania!"
  6. 13 October "Bride of Pleskit!"
  7. 20 October "The Revenge of Septic Willy!"
  8. 27 October "Alien Quiz Show!"
  9. 3 November "Escape from Zartopia!" (hereafter only shown on YTV in Canada)
  10. 15 November "McNally the Menace!"
  11. 22 November "Dr. Pleskit and Mr. Ventraa!"
  12. 29 November "Super-Fiend Strikes Back!"
  13. 6 December "Great Coville Galaxies!"
  14. 16 December "A Very Buttsman Christmas"
  15. 27 December "Truth-O-Rama Crunchdown!"
  16. 3 January 2001 "His Girlfriend Is an Alien!"
  17. 10 January 2001 "To See the Invisible Geek!"

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