Space Goofs

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Space Goofs (Les Zinzins De l'Espace)
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Also known asHome To Rent
GenreComedy
Created byJean-Yves Raimbaud
Philippe Traversat
Developed byIsabelle De Catalogne
Samuel Kaminka
Directed byThomas Szabo (Season 1)
Olivier Jean-Marie (Seasons 2-3) and (Season 4)
StarringCharlie Adler
Jeff Bennett (Season 1)
Danny Mann
Maurice LaMarche
Michael Sicoly
Louis Garneau (Season 2)
Jim Cummings
Kevin Michael Richardson
Billy West
Kath Soucie
Jessica DiCicco (uncredited)
Opening theme"Monster Men" by Iggy Pop
Composer(s)Herve Lavandier
Ramon Pipin (seasons 1-2; season 4)
Hugues LeBars (season 3)
Country of originFrance
Original language(s)English
French
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes104 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Marc du Pontavice
Producer(s)Marc du Pontavice
Editor(s)Daniel Reynes (season 1)
Florence Poli (season 1)
Patrick Ducruet (season 2)
Running time10 minutes (each segment)
20–22 minutes (series)
Production company(s)Gaumont Multimedia (Series 1)
Saban International Paris (Season 1)
Xilam Animation
DistributorSaban International (season 1)
Xilam Animation
Release
Original networkFrance 3
Original releaseOctober 2, 1997 – February 20, 2008 (2008-02-20)
External links
Website

Space Goofs (French title: Les Zinzins de l'Espace, or in the United Kingdom: Home to Rent) is a French animated series produced by Gaumont Multimedia, and Xilam for France 3 that first aired in 1997. It also debuted at the same year in Germany on ProSieben. It also aired, in Quebec, on Télétoon. In the UK, the 1st season premiered on Channel 4 and the 2nd season premiered under its original moniker on Nicktoons UK on 5 November 2005 at 9:30am. It also aired as part of the Fox Kids lineup on Fox in the United States.

The series also served as the basis of an adventure game titled Stupid Invaders.

Plot[edit]

Five extraterrestrials from the planet Zigma B, Candy, Etno, Gorgeous, Stereo and Bud go on a picnic together in space. However, their spaceship crashes into an asteroid, and they fall to planet Earth. They realise that if any human finds out that they're aliens, they could be captured and experimented on, so they take shelter in a house for rent.

The aliens have two goals: Return to their home planets and chase anybody away who tries to establish themselves in the house.

To remain unknown from humans, they use a device called the SMTV that lets the aliens transform into almost any entity of their choosing. It often doesn't work on the first try, leading to some wacky transformations.

Characters[edit]

  • Etno Polino: Being short and purple with red lips and a big nose, Etno is the leader and the brains of the group. A scientific genius, he creates all sort of machines, including rockets. The aliens often fail to blast off into space due to either Etno's rocket malfunctioning or someone else boarding the ship. In the original French version, he speaks with an English accent, however, in the English version, he rather has a fast-paced scientist speech vaguely reminiscent of those found in the 1950s educational films about space exploration. Etno's voice was done by Maurice LaMarche. By coincidence, LaMarche was also the voice behind the character of "The Brain" from Pinky and the Brain and Animaniacs.
  • Bud Budiovitch: Tall and orange with three strands of hair, a long neck and big bloodshot eyes, Bud is lazy and naive. He is a television addict and spends most of the time sitting in front of it and drinking soft drinks. Like Etno, Bud is always the last one to panic in a situation. He always comes up with the best solution but most of the time no one will listen to him. Bud's voice was done by Jeff Bennett in Season 1, and Louis Garneau in Season 2, and has a strong hillbilly impression.
  • Candy Caramella: Small and green with a wrinkled forehead and wearing a polka-dotted apron, Candy is the uptight neat freak. He gets in touch with his feminine side by sometimes disguising himself as a woman. In many situations, Candy is the first to worry. In the Latin American version aired on Jetix/Magic Kids, Candy's gender is changed to female. Candy's voice parodies "fancy" British accent, and was done by Charlie Adler.
  • Gorgious Klatoo: Fat and blue with a heavy chin and a protruding tooth, Gorgious is the grumpy and brutal one. He is very greedy and his hobby consists of bullying the others and eating. Gorgious' voice was done by Danny Mann, taking from Northeastern US (New York/Boston) accent. His last name is likely a reference to Klaatu.
  • Stereo Monovici: Two-headed and red in which each head has a slightly long nose, and being as tall as Bud, Stereo acts as two people since each head has its own mind. "He" is pretty much the bookworm of the group, yet often wastes his intelligence on the most useless information. The heads often argue with each other. Stereo was removed from the series in season two, with the exception of two episodes of that season ("Other World Champs" and "UFO") where Stereo reappears. Both heads are voiced by Jeff Bennett in Season 1, and Danny Mann in Season 2, however, one head has a distinct high-pitched tone, while the other head speaks rather low.

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Premiered: Ended:
1 52 October 2, 1997 (1997-10-02) December 27, 2000 (2000-12-27)
2 52 October 26, 2002 (2002-10-26) February 20, 2008 (2008

-02-20)

Season 1 (1997–2000)[edit]

Ep Title Story by Storyboard by
Directed By
Air date
11"Scouts Night Out"Isabelle de Catalogne
Samuel Kaminka
John MartinFebruary 26, 1998 (1998-02-26)
A band of scouts move into the house.
22"Pink Rhinoceros"Kelly Armstrong
Jean-Yves Raimbaud
Patrick GeorgeNovember 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)
The aliens try to expel a rock band. But after one (successful but soon failed) attempt at taking away the band, Etno ends up being forced to join the band, so the others drive the band out with country music.
33"Maybe Baby"Kelly Armstrong
Bob Jaques
Thomas SzabóApril 9, 1998 (1998-04-09)
A baby tumbles into the aliens' house. Gorgious wants to eat him, while the others (save for Bud) do experiments on him, which horrifies Candy. Finding the baby stinky, the aliens try to get him away. At the end, Candy trips on a puddle of mucus from the baby and causes the baby to fly back to his mother.
44"Bats in the Belfry"Kelly Armstrong
Bob Jaques
Mauro CasaleseNovember 27, 1997 (1997-11-27)
A gang of bats take over the house. Candy thinks they are disgusting and the aliens attempt to take them out but fail every time. Candy finally snaps at the end after being treated with underwear and chases them away; he then also acts annoying to the other aliens.
55"Holiday Heave Ho"Kelly Armstrong
Bob Jaques
Thomas SzabóAugust 13, 1998 (1998-08-13)
Bud thinks that a coming Santa Claus is a red blob from last night's TV horror show. The aliens prevent him from going down the chimney with many painful traps, but they still receive presents.
66"You Can't Go Home"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Mauro CasaleseJanuary 15, 1998 (1998-01-15)
An ancient elephant goes to what used to be the ancient burial grounds for elephants: the aliens' house. Fearing the state of the short-living elephant, the aliens try to make the elephant feel optimistic and leave.
77"TV Connection"Nicolas GalletFrançois ReczulskiNovember 13, 1997 (1997-11-13)
While Bud is watching TV, a cartoon raccoon exits the TV and puts Bud in. Bud is apparently having a good time in the TV, and doesn't want to leave. Candy goes with his complaint but Etno decides to get him out anyway.
88"Backyard for Eternity"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Thomas SzabóAugust 16, 1998 (1998-08-16)
Bud accidentally locks himself out of the house in the wet rain and can't get anyone to let him in. He spends the entire night trying all sorts of ways to get back inside the house without success and starts becoming desolate.
99"One Minor Technicality"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Mauro CasaleseOctober 23, 1997 (1997-10-23)
The aliens are about to launch their space rocket to evacuate from a coming asteroid, but a neighboring boy prevents their only chance of evacuating. At the end, he changes the asteroid's course, saving Earth from danger.
1010"The Flyling"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Will FinnDecember 22, 1997 (1997-12-22)
Bud is so fixed to the television that everyone decides he must stop, but he is hopeless when doing something else. He aids an injured fly and brings it up like his own child until it becomes too much trouble for the others.
1111"Clowning Around"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Thomas SzaboFebruary 12, 1998 (1998-02-12)
A couple of runaway clowns make a circus out of the aliens' house. Etno is under the impression they are highly advanced human specimens. Fed up with the impractical jokers, Candy sends for the ringmaster to take them away.
1212"Bad Luck Blues"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Mauro CasaleseAugust 19, 1998 (1998-08-19)
A very unfortunate person enters the aliens' house. His presence brings the aliens into their shortcomings. Bud counters the man with optimism.
1313"No Account Art"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Lionel AllaixSeptember 17, 1998 (1998-09-17)
The aliens find Gorgious has been in his room for a long time doing artwork. The art critic Vladimir Zakarov loves the artworks, but takes credit for them as his own. Gorgeous tries to ruin the artworks before he confronts Vladimir.
1414"Granny Go Home"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Thomas SzabóOctober 10, 1998 (1998-10-10)
An old lady with her dog enters the aliens' house making an awful racket with her organ music. The lady proves to be tough to remove. Finally Etno convinces the lady to leave with an offer for a trip to the afterlife.
1515"Buy Now, Pay Later"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Mauro CasaleseOctober 10, 1998 (1998-10-10)
A sneaky salesman tricks Candy into purchasing a useless tool. The salesman causes a series of events to make the aliens buy more obsolete products until Etno confronts the salesman.
1616"Old Mac Donald Had a House"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Thomas SzabóNovember 27, 1997 (1997-11-27)
Tired of tenants trying to move in, the aliens try to make the house uninhabitable, but its farm look ends up attracting a farmer with his animals, and a pig who behaves badly to the others. To sort things out, the aliens team up with the animals to revolt against the farmer and the pig.
Part 1,2Double Length"Toon In, Drop Out: Part 1 & 2"Jean Louis-CapronRudy MertensOctober 30, 1997 (1997-10-30) (Part 1)
November 6, 1997 (1997-11-06) (Part 2)
Part 1: The aliens are watching a cartoon on television and realize that the characters from the show are downstairs in the living room.
Part 2: The aliens try to evacuate the cartoon characters.
1717"Toy Trouble"Nicolas GalletThomas SzabóNovember 26, 1998 (1998-11-26)
As Candy attends to his melons, the neighboring children mistake him for a doll. In their house Candy takes plenty of abuse from them and their cat until he escapes along with a pink duck who was also captured by the children as well.
1818"Gnome Alone"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Gontran HoarauMarch 31, 1999 (1999-03-31)
The aliens see what looks like a gnome outside and try to catch it for a wish. The gnome, seeing this as an advantage, pools the aliens' resources while they remain ignorant of the fact he is a fake.
1919"Rip Van Etno"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Thomas SzabóDecember 10, 1998 (1998-12-10)
Etno is experimenting on cockroaches until Bud accidentally knocks out him with a golf ball. Etno dreams of waking up 47 years later in a world ruled by roaches. When he wakes up, his sends the roaches out of the house.
2121"Time for a Change"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Chris SavinoApril 21, 1999 (1999-04-21)
Tired of lowly tenants moving in, the aliens send themselves and the house into the 17th century. Finding the humans of that era no better than the ones after, the aliens travel back to the present.
2222"Snoutra"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Mauro CasaleseMay 6, 1999 (1999-05-06)
Candy's favorite singer Snoutra, along with his wife and bodyguard, move inside the house. Sick to death of his music, the others try to get rid of them.
2323"Venus Junior"Nicolas GalletMauro CasaleseOctober 16, 1997 (1997-10-16)
Etno tries to attract more aliens to go back to their planet. Unluckily, the aliens he summons are apparently no help.
2424"Flora and Feast"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Olivier PoiretteMay 20, 1999 (1999-05-20)
Etno gives Candy some alien plants for a flower growing contest, but Candy gives them an overdose of growth formula and begins to take care of the plant excessively while shirking his daily duties. The plant then becomes a monstrous glutton and wrecks the house.
2525"Showdown in Tiny Town"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Diego ZamoraNovember 20, 1997 (1997-11-20)
Bud watches a Western movie on TV and shrinks himself into the size of a bug to visit a Western bug town. He becomes the sheriff of the town and even falls in love with a singer.
2727"We Robot"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Mauro CasaleseJune 3, 1999 (1999-06-03)
Etno creates a robot to serve him. The other aliens are unhappy with the robot for not letting him serve them all. Pretty soon, the aliens overwork the enslaved robot and he escapes in a rocket ship.
2828"Once Upon a Time...: Part 1"Jim Gomez
Nicolas Gallet
Bob Camp
François ReczulskiOctober 2, 1997 (1997-10-02)
Five aliens go on vacation together in Space, but their spaceship breaks down and they are left stranded on Earth. They take shelter in an old abandoned house.
3030"Mother from Another Planet"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
François ReczulskiOctober 27, 1999 (1999-10-27)
Candy's mother lands on the planet and the other aliens try to bribe her in order to use her spaceship. Bud, Etno, Gorgeous and Stereo eventually are forced to clean the house and furniture. The enraged Candy decides to kick her mother out and send her back into space.
3131"Cassius Gorgeous"Jean Louis-CapronFrançois ReczulskiNovember 3, 2000 (2000-11-03)
The aliens' house becomes a boxing center to face the heavyweight champion. When the aliens fail their attempts at removing him, they try taking his teddy bear for ransom. However the teddy bear turns out to be living, and also hates the boxer, thus taking him in his teddy car.
3232"Dingo Bingo"Nicolas GalletFrançois ReczulskiMay 27, 1999 (1999-05-27)
Gorgeous wins the lottery and soon after earning his 20 billion dollars, he builds a sky high mansion with his new money. He doesn't share it with his fellow aliens and Bud, Candy, Etno and Stereo are enraged. After the remaining aliens attempt to work for Gorgeous, and, much to their dismay, they are paid peanuts. Gorgeous later realizes his mistake and he starts to miss his friends, eventually blowing up his mansion.
3333"20,000 Feet Under Home to Rent"Nicolas GalletFrançois ReczulskiAugust 6, 2000 (2000-08-06)
The aliens fill the house with water in order to keep humans out. But then two hydrologists with a pink fat seal-like creature move in.
3434"Bongo Park"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Bob CampAugust 8, 2000 (2000-08-08)
A new theme park is built outside the alien's house - with a rocket ship ride included.
3535"Flashman vs. Zork"Nicolas GalletFrançois ReczulskiOctober 20, 2000 (2000-10-20)
The aliens' next visiting tenant is none other than the famous superhero Flashman. Then his rival and brother Zork arrives and battles with him. The aliens' only chance of removing them is to call their mother.
3636"Pinball Planet"Jean Louis-CapronMauro CasaleseOctober 27, 2000 (2000-10-27)
When Gorgeous is told to clean the toilet, he unleashes three troublesome genies. The genies go far enough to blow up various planets in the galaxy. In response, Gorgeous turns into a genie and retaliates by reflecting their magic onto the unleashed genies.
3737"Spook to Rent"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Mauro CasaleseAugust 5, 2000 (2000-08-05)
The ghost of The Flying Dutchman is wrecking everything in the house. Bud tries to persuade the others that he's looking for something but they won't listen.
3838"Busy Bees"Jean Louis-CapronFrançois ReczulskiNovember 10, 2000 (2000-11-10)
A beekeeper has moved into the house. Gorgeous' attempt to remove the beekeeper only makes said beekeeper successful enough to turn the house into a honey factory. The overworked bees soon leave to go on a hot-dog business, while Gorgeous returns to his betrayed friends.
3939"Sweet Tooth Blues"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
François ReczulskiMay 13, 1999 (1999-05-13)
Gorgeous is seen to be eating exccesive junk foods. Candy's advises Gorgeous to eat a healthier diet, but Gorgeous ignores him. After taking his sugar craving too far, the others take drastic action to snap him out of it.
4040"Our Ancestors the Humans"Nicolas GalletFrançois ReczulskiAugust 7, 2000 (2000-08-07)
Etno has constructed a time machine, but also has a huge debt. The aliens set the time machine to different eras, but there is no escape from the tax collector.
4141"Short Changed"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
John MartinAugust 13, 1998 (1998-08-13)
Two robbers make a hideout of the aliens' house. The aliens don't have a clue what money is for when they see the robbers fighting over it. Shortly the robbers are arrested while Etno manages to turn 'the green rectangles' into toilet paper.
4242"Neighborhood Watch"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Olivier PoiretteOctober 13, 1999 (1999-10-13)
The neighbor next door discovers the aliens in their house and tries to report them to the police. When that fails, he tries numerous times to take photographic evidence of them.
4343"Party Time in Hell"Jean Louis-CapronMauro CasaleseDecember 27, 2000 (2000-12-27)
The aliens find that their house has been made the doorway to hell, where people sign their souls to the devil. The aliens get banished to hell, but they make the devil take them back after they change the ways of the imps.
4444"Dead Funny"Jean Louis-CapronDiego ZamoraDecember 13, 2000 (2000-12-13)
Stereo receives a comedian for his birthday, which soon turns into comedy chaos for him and the others.
4545"Timber"Jean Louis-CapronFrançois ReczulskiAugust 9, 2000 (2000-08-09)
The aliens move their house to get out of the noisy and dirty town. In the countryside every pesky creature hinders their attempt to enjoy their stay. In addition a crooked handyman and lots of beavers make their stay a torment.
SP2SP2"Prison Pals"Nicolas GalletRudy MertensNovember 17, 2000 (2000-11-17)
The aliens' house turns into a prison which has cells, walls, and aggressive rats. Afterwards, the team up with another prisoner to escape.
4646"Zero Stuff"Nicolas GalletFrançois ReczulskiDecember 20, 2000 (2000-12-20)
Dr. Sakarin and his assistant are trying to destroy a planet in which the aliens disapprove of.
4747"Small You Said?"Nicolas GalletFrançois ReczulskiJuly 23, 2000 (2000-07-23)
Because of Gorgeous' bullying around small creatures, his Karma has him shrunk down with Etno's new shrinking machine.
4848"Once Upon a Time...: Part 2"Jim Gomez
Nicolas Gallet
Bob Camp
François ReczulskiOctober 9, 1997 (1997-10-09)
Few people disguised as pizza delivery boys realize the aliens are hiding in the house and attempt to evacuate them.
4949"Count Gracula"Jean Louis-CapronFrançois ReczulskiJuly 30, 2000 (2000-07-30)
A vampire and his pal bat move in the house on the night of Halloween and bites Gorgeous who soon bites the others into vampires. Soon after, the vampire tries to bite others with the help of his 6 pals but fails.
5050"The Pro"Jean Louis-CapronFrançois ReczulskiDecember 6, 2000 (2000-12-06)
Bolok moves in the house and destroys the aliens' garden gnomes. With this they have to get him arrested.
5151"Rebel Without a Brain"Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Mauro CasaleseJanuary 16, 1999 (1999-01-16)
The aliens try to help Bud, who is developing an rebellious stage in his adolescence, by transforming into a human family. However Bud and his visiting friend become too unbearable to cope with.
5252"First Love"Jean Louis-Capron
Regis Hochman
Mauro CasaleseDecember 27, 2000 (2000-12-27)
A couple moves in. Later, they break up leaving the girl alone. So later, all of the aliens except Candy fall in love with her in which Candy soon thinks love is a spell coming from the girl.

Season 2 (2002–2008)[edit]

Ep Title Written by
Directed by
Storyboard by Air date
531"Operation Guinea Pig"Olivier Jean-MarieOlivier Jean-MarieNovember 2, 2002 (2002-11-02)
Bud gets a guinea pig which apparently has a mind of its own. The other aliens are amazed by his genius but Etno quickly becomes jealous of him.
542"Don't Monkey with Me!"Thomas SzabóOlivier Jean-MarieOctober 26, 2002 (2002-10-26)
An escaped zoo monkey enters the aliens' house. Gorgeous soon becomes the monkey's target to frame and torment.
553"Zero Gravity"Thomas SzabóOlivier Jean-MarieNovember 16, 2002 (2002-11-16)
Etno launches the house into space hoping to get home, but it lands on the moon instead. They soon find out the hard way that the moon is not real.
564"Macho Kung Fu"Olivier Jean-MarieFrançois ReczulskiDecember 28, 2002 (2002-12-28)
Gorgious develops an obsession for Kung Fu, especially when Steve Wong arrives. Candy and Gorgious' attempts to get closer to him make things worse.
575"Stupid Invaders"Thomas SzabóFrançois ReczulskiFebruary 17, 2003 (2003-02-17)
The aliens get new neighbors that are really annoying. They try to make friends with these dwellers but end up revealing their true identities at the end.
586"Musical Chairs"Nicolas GalletFrançois ReczulskiMarch 6, 2003 (2003-03-06)
The aliens finally get a rescue driver to take them back to their home planet. Only problem? One of them will have to stay.
597"Space Cruiser to the Rescue"Olivier Jean-MarieOlivier Jean-MarieMay 5, 2003 (2003-05-05)
The aliens' favorite TV stars come out of the program in a power cut and try to freeze them. Etno tries to explain them that they're just cartoon characters.
608"Madame Zelza"Olivier Jean-MarieFrançois ReczulskiDecember 6, 2002 (2002-12-06)
A fortune teller, Madame Zelza, moves in the aliens' house and tricks all the aliens except Etno into believing a superstition. Etno must then try to run Madame Zelza out of business.
619"Get off My Couch!"Pierre Colin-ThibertFrançois ReczulskiMarch 5, 2003 (2003-03-05)
A psychiatrist moves in the aliens' home and gets them to change their ways. Soon Candy is acting calmer, Gorgious isn't eating, and Bud is acting mature.
6210"The Alien"Thomas SzabóHugo GittardMay 10, 2004 (2004-05-10)
The aliens are looking for a flight tester but can't seem to find one. Meanwhile, a young alien wishes to try, but the aliens think he's a human in disguise.
6311"Tired Big Time"Nicolas Gallet
Olivier Jean-Marie
Charles VaucelleNovember 27, 2002 (2002-11-27)
A man who hasn't slept in seven years moves into the aliens' home. The aliens can't deal with it though, because he sleepwalks.
6412"Heavy Metal Madness"Pierre Colin-ThibertFrançois ReczulskiMarch 8, 2003 (2003-03-08)
A group of motorcycle riders zoom into the abandoned home of the aliens. The aliens then try to get rid of them by showing off their stunts.
6513"Sir, Yes Sir!"François RossoHugo GittardMarch 9, 2003 (2003-03-09)
When a training officer moves in the house, Gorgious decides to help him, but it may involve eliminating Candy. Meanwhile, Etno and Bud try to find the source of a heat problem.
6614"Crash Test Dummy"François Rosso
Olivier Jean-Marie
François ReczulskiJuly 26, 2005 (2005-07-26)
A robot which is actually a crash test dummy moves in and persuades Bud to be the new dummy replacement.
6715"Which Witch Is Which?"Olivier Jean-MarieCharles VaucelleJanuary 21, 2004 (2004-01-21)
When the other aliens forget Candy's birthday, a witch casts a spell on his friends to cheer him up.
6816"Other World Champs"Olivier Jean-MarieHugo GittardSeptember 7, 2003 (2003-09-07)
Basketball players are playing a game downstairs and the players keep getting injured. The aliens replace them all but when the fifth player is out they have to rely on a miracle, aka Stereo.
6917"Bollywood Aliens"Olivier Jean-MarieOlivier Jean-MarieSeptember 6, 2004 (2004-09-06)
An Indian princess moves into the aliens' home. When Etno sees her, he falls in love with her but the other aliens want her out because it could blow their existence.
7018"The Tunnel"Olivier Jean-MarieFrançois ReczulskiNovember 30, 2003 (2003-11-30)
A very strange criminal moves in the house and is planning on digging a tunnel to rob a bank. Bud tries to get rid of him by joining him but soon forgets about the plan.
7119"Meet My Cousin"Franck EkinciCharles VaucelleSeptember 21, 2003 (2003-09-21)
A wanted alien lands in the house and tells Candy he's his cousin. This excites Candy and lets him stay, but unfortunately, he soon takes over the house.
7220"Who's Who?"Franck EkinciOlivier Jean-MarieSeptember 28, 2003 (2003-09-28)
While Etno is trying out his latest invention, Gorgious' toe nail clippers cause time period overlaps resulting in the existence of multiple Etnos.
7321"Pygmy Planet"Nicolas GalletHugo GittardOctober 12, 2003 (2003-10-12)
Etno accidentally summons a miniature planet with a couple of tiny aliens. The two pygmies cause trouble for the aliens until Gorgious disarms them.
7422"You Drive Me Crazy!"Thomas SzabóFrançois ReczulskiMarch 22, 2004 (2004-03-22)
Candy is trying to get a driver's license but always fails miserably. Feeling guilty, the other aliens try to bribe Candy's instructor.
7523"A Dog's Life"Nicolas GalletHugo GittardJuly 5, 2004 (2004-07-05)
After Candy decides not to cook, she and the others decide to disguise themselves as dogs for dog food. Unfortunately, Gorgious is trained to be the guardian dog and gets no food.
7624"Manga Mania"Olivier Jean-MarieCharles VaucelleOctober 5, 2003 (2003-10-05)
A Japanese animated panda hides in the aliens' house. But when he stays for a while he upsets the aliens.
7725"@spacegoofs.com"Thomas SzabóFrançois ReczulskiMarch 1, 2004 (2004-03-01)
Bud becomes hooked to the Internet. When the other aliens find out about it they join Bud and can't even log off.
7826"Journey to the Center of the Earth"Olivier Jean-MarieOlivier Jean-MarieJanuary 21, 2004 (2004-01-21)
The aliens find the center of the Earth and hope to get home with the energy it has. Of course, this is going to be easier said than done because also in there is a man with a small fluffy creature.
7927"Abracadabra"Olivier Jean-MarieFrançois ReczulskiFebruary 22, 2004 (2004-02-22)
A magician is doing tricks in the home of the aliens. But his assistant knows his tricks are fake.
8028"Mummy's Boy"Franck EkinciCharles VaucelleMarch 8, 2004 (2004-03-08)
Etno is on the verge of giving up trying to get home when a big lady and her boy Norman arrive at the house. The aliens' attempt to get hold of Norman's getaway project only brings Norman and his mother closer to each other.
8129"Soap Chick Number One"Nicolas GalletFrançois ReczulskiMarch 15, 2004 (2004-03-15)
Bud is into collecting soap chicks from soap boxes. However he is only missing one and when a new tenant moves in and apparently has the one Bud is missing, Bud tries to steal it. Meanwhile, Etno tries to go back in time to get the soap chick.
8230"Arctic Intelligence"François Rosso
Olivier Jean-Marie
Hugo GittardMarch 29, 2004 (2004-03-29)
Because of Bud's blunder that causes the town to freeze, the aliens are stuck as penguins. A scientist moves in studying penguin intelligence and thinks the aliens would make perfect specimens to examine.
8331"The "Thing" from Beyond"Olivier Jean-MarieCharles VaucelleMarch 7, 2003 (2003-03-07)
A tiny green space creature that can copy itself lands in the aliens' yard.
8432"Be My Baby"Olivier DerynckKarim BayadhMay 17, 2004 (2004-05-17)
When Candy bans experiments in the house for Etno, he can't control himself. Meanwhile, a stork's child hatches and thinks Etno is his father.
8533"S.O.S."Franck EkinciFrançois ReczulskiJune 1, 2004 (2004-06-01)
When Etno records a message to space, alien hunters get a hold of it. They then kidnap Etno and demand that he tell them where the others are.
8634"The Collector"Olivier Jean-MarieHugo GittardSeptember 20, 2004 (2004-09-20)
A nerdy collector moves into the house and may have the aliens' space ship. Excited, they try to see if it's real in an attempt to go back to their home planet.
8735"Be My Friend"Nicolas GalletHugo GittardMarch 5, 2006 (2006-03-05)
Candy comes across a diary of a little girl who used to live in the house and incessantly tries to summon the girl's old friend Maloo. When he does turn up, he spreads a pungent aroma due to his overgrown hair.
8836"Time Traveler"Nicolas GalletFrançois ReczulskiJanuary 24, 2005 (2005-01-24)
Etno uses a time period device to evolve a tadpole into a Neolithic human. Finding this specimen not very useful, Etno evolves him into a Middle Ages knight, then a 21st century man and finally a Cyber Age person which results in their ticket to launching off Earth being lost.
8937"Back to School Blues"Olivier Jean-MarieCharles VaucelleOctober 4, 2005 (2005-10-04)
The aliens enroll in school. However, Etno doesn't like it because the teacher picks on him the most.
9038"Remote Control Home"Franck EkinciHugo GittardApril 3, 2006 (2006-04-03)
Etno installs a robot in the house to set the others straight. But when Gorgious can't handle her anymore and breaks her, the robot starts taking over the house.
9139"U.F.O."Olivier Jean-MarieFrançois ReczulskiJanuary 19, 2006 (2006-01-19)

A family of alien lovers move in and try to make contact with outer space. This excites the aliens and become friends with them but soon it gets out of hand.

Note: Stereo made another appearance in this episode.
9240"Invisible Invaders"Thomas SzabóCharles VaucelleMarch 21, 2005 (2005-03-21)
The aliens are sick of dealing with tenants, so they become invisible.
9341"Inside Gorgious"Olivier Jean-MarieHugo GittardOctober 11, 2006 (2006-10-11)
Gorgious comes in contact with a virus that makes a bump appear on his head. Etno is determined to go inside him and destroying it once and for all.
9442"Gorilla Island"Thomas SzabóFrançois ReczulskiMay 6, 2007 (2007-05-06)
A lightning bolt causes the aliens' departing ship to land on an island with inhabited by fierce gorillas. To the aliens' surprise the island is in the city zoo, but the gorillas have moved into their house.
9543"Welcome!"Olivier Jean-MarieOlivier Jean-MarieMay 13, 2007 (2007-05-13)
The aliens are finally on their way to their home planet. On the way they reprise the spaceships and other attempts they made in an attempt to leave Earth.
9644"Dr. Artichoke & Mister Candy"Thomas SzabóFrançois ReczulskiMay 18, 2007 (2007-05-18)
To complete his vitamin encyclopedia, Etno gets Candy to taste a syrup that was left behind by the last tenant, a certain Dr Jekill. Candy finds that it tastes of artichoke.
9745"Buffalo Blues"Olivier Jean-MarieFrançois ReczulskiNovember 11, 2007 (2007-11-11)
An Indian and his buffalo move into the aliens' home. Trying to get rid of him, the aliens get sent back in time to the Indian's people.
9846"24H"Nicolas GalletHugo GittardMay 20, 2007 (2007-05-20)
Bud accidentally breaks the SMTV and permanently changes into a human. The others must then help their friend change back before it's too late.
9947"The Alien King"Franck EkinciHugo GittardSeptember 23, 2007 (2007-09-23)
A spaceman is planning on going into space but lands in the aliens' home instead. Thinking he's on another planet, he makes the aliens bow and worship him.
10048"Doodle"Olivier Jean-MarieCharles VaucelleSeptember 30, 2007 (2007-09-30)
Bud finds an old childhood doodle and raises it like his own, while the other aliens try to find its original artist.
10149"Gorgious the 1st"Olivier Jean-MarieFrançois ReczulskiFebruary 20, 2008 (2008-02-20)
Gorgious wants to be the boss at something, since his friends are. That's when he meets a tough talking mouse who makes him the boss of the house.
10250"Space Sailors"Olivier Jean-MarieHugo GittardOctober 14, 2007 (2007-10-14)
The aliens decide to sail away from the city in order to get away from humans. Unfortunately, a man who has been lost at sea and his cardboard girlfriend find the house and automatically move in.
10351"Fairy Tale"Franck EkinciFrançois ReczulskiOctober 21, 2007 (2007-10-21)
A wolf tries to eat the aliens.
10452"The Alien Show"Thomas Szabó
Olivier Jean-Marie
François ReczulskiNovember 4, 2007 (2007-11-04)
While the Space Goofs were watching TV, Etno recognizes Fabrice, a childhood friend at college who works as a mailman in the past and now the host of the reality show, Lost Story (a parody of Big Brother).

Reception[edit]

Stupid Invaders[edit]

Stupid Invaders box art

An adventure game based on Space Goofs titled Stupid Invaders was released in 2000–2001 by Ubi Soft. The plot centers around the aliens and their attempts to return to space. All the main characters of the series are playable through the course of the game. The game is notable for deliberately rejecting or distorting some cliched aspects of the adventure genre; standard adventure game tactics such as picking up, talking to or interacting with anything encountered will often result in instant (albeit highly comical) death for the player character and the need to reload, for example, often with no warning. The writing also takes a more risque approach to its humor than the TV series, resulting in a T rating from the ESRB.

Stupid Invaders was developed by Xilam for Windows and Mac OS, and ported to the Dreamcast by Titanium Studios.[1]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
DreamcastPC
Adventure GamersN/A4/5 stars[1]
AllGameN/A2/5 stars[2]
EGM6.5/10[4]N/A
EurogamerN/A8/10[5]
Game Informer5/10[6]N/A
GameSpot6.2/10[7]6.6/10[8]
GameSpy7/10[9]35%[10]
IGN7/10[11]7.2/10[12]
PC Gamer (US)N/A52%[13]
The Cincinnati EnquirerN/A3.5/5 stars[14]
Aggregate score
Metacritic64/100[15]65/100[16]

The game received "mixed" reviews on both platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[15][16]

Appearances in other Xilam series[edit]

In Shuriken School: The Ninja's Secret, Candy appears on the cover to Jimmy B.'s manga Star Attacks.

The characters made a cameo in the Oggy and the Cockroaches episode "Night Watchmen".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fournier, Heidi (May 20, 2002). "Stupid Invaders review (PC)". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  2. ^ Laramee, Francois. "Stupid Invaders (PC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  3. ^ Wells, Audrey (May 2001). "The Dimwits From Deep Space (Stupid Invaders Review)" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. No. 202. p. 86. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "Stupid Invaders (DC)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 2001.
  5. ^ Bye, John "Gestalt" (January 20, 2001). "Stupid Invaders (PC)". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on January 28, 2001. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "Stupid Invaders (DC)". Game Informer. No. 143. March 2005.
  7. ^ Satterfield, Shane (July 11, 2001). "Stupid Invaders Review (DC)". GameSpot. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  8. ^ Dulin, Ron (February 5, 2001). "Stupid Invaders Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  9. ^ Celeryface (July 12, 2001). "Stupid Invaders". PlanetDreamcast. Archived from the original on January 24, 2009. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  10. ^ Schembri, Tamara (February 4, 2001). "Stupid Invaders (PC)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on February 23, 2005. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  11. ^ Chau, Anthony (June 29, 2001). "Stupid Invaders (DC)". IGN. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  12. ^ Lopez, Vincent (February 27, 2001). "Stupid Invaders (PC)". IGN. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  13. ^ "Stupid Invaders". PC Gamer. 2001.
  14. ^ Saltzman, Marc (February 20, 2001). "'Stupid Invaders' an adventure of looks and laughs". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  15. ^ a b "Stupid Invaders for Dreamcast Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  16. ^ a b "Stupid Invaders for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 3, 2014.

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