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|Space Goofs (Les Zinzins De l'Espace)|
|Created by||Jean-Yves Raimbaud
|Directed by||Thomas Szabo (Season 1)
Olivier Jean-Marie (Season 2)
Jeff Bennett (Season 1)
Louis Garneau (Season 2)
|Opening theme||"Monster Men" by Iggy Pop|
|Country of origin||France|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||104 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Marc du Pontavice|
|Producer(s)||Marc du Pontavice|
|Running time||10 minutes (each segment)
20–22 minutes (series)
|Production company(s)||Gaumont Multimedia
|Distributor||Saban International (season 1)
|Original network||France 3|
|Original release||October 2, 1997 – February 20, 2008|
Space Goofs (French title: Les Zinzins de l'espace) 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 under the name Home to Rent 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.
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 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.
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.
- 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. In the original French version, he speaks with an English accent. 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.
- 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 the Latin American version aired on Jetix/Magic Kids, Candy's gender is changed to female. Candy's voice was done by Charlie Adler.
- Gorgeous Klatoo: Fat and blue with a heavy chin and a protruding tooth, Gorgeous is the grumpy and brutal one. He is very greedy and his hobby consists of bullying the others and eating. Gorgeous' voice was done by Danny Mann. 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. He often argues with himself. Stereo was removed from the series in season two. Both the heads are voiced by Jeff Bennett. In two episodes of the second season ("Other World Champs" and "UFO") Stereo reappears. Both the heads are voiced by Jeff Bennett in Season 1, and Charlie Adler in Season 2.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||52||October 2, 1997||December 27, 2000|
|2||52||October 26, 2002||February 20, 2008|
Season 1 (1997–2000)
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Once Upon A Time Part 1"||October 2, 1997|
|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.|
|2||"Once Upon A Time Part 2"||October 9, 1997|
|Few people disguised as pizza delivery boys realize the aliens are hiding in the house and attempt to evacuate them.|
|3||"Venus Junior"||October 16, 1997|
|Etno tries to attract more aliens to go back to their planet. Unluckily, the aliens he summons are apparently no help.|
|4||"One Minor Technicality"||October 23, 1997|
|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.|
|5||"Toon In, Drop Out Part 1"||October 30, 1997|
|The aliens are watching a cartoon on television and realize that the characters from the show are downstairs in the living room.|
|6||"Toon In, Drop Out Part 2"||November 6, 1997|
|The aliens try to evacuate the cartoon characters.|
|7||"TV Connection"||November 13, 1997|
|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.|
|8||"Showdown in Tiny Town"||November 20, 1997|
|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.|
|9||"Old Mac Donald had a house"||November 27, 1997|
|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.|
|10||"Bats In The Belfry"||November 27, 1997|
|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.|
|11||"You Can't Go Home"||January 15, 1998|
|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.|
|12||"Clowning Around"||February 12, 1998|
|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 those impractical jokers, Candy sends for the ringmaster to take them away.|
|13||"Scouts Night Out"||February 26, 1998|
|A band of scouts move into the house.|
|14||"Pink Rhinoceros"||November 22, 1997|
|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.|
|15||"Maybe Baby"||April 9, 1998|
|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.|
|16||"Holiday Heave Ho"||August 13, 1998|
|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, but still receive presents.|
|17||"Short Changed"||August 13, 1998|
|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.|
|18||"Backyard For Eternity"||August 16, 1998|
|Bud accidentally locks himself out of the house in the wet rain and can't get anyone to let him in. He tries all sorts of ways to get back inside the house without success and starts becoming desolate.|
|19||"The Flyling"||December 22, 1997|
|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.|
|20||"Bad Luck Blues"||August 19, 1998|
|A very unfortunate person enters the aliens' house. His presence brings the aliens into their shortcomings. Bud counters the man with optimism.|
|21||"No Account Art"||September 17, 1998|
|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. Gorgious tries to ruin the artworks before he confronts Vladimir.|
|22||"Granny Go Home"||October 10, 1998|
|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.|
|23||"Buy Now, Pay Later"||October 10, 1998|
|A sneaky salesman sells Candy a useless tool. However the salesman causes chaos to make Candy buy more products until Etno confronts the salesman.|
|24||"Toy Trouble"||November 26, 1998|
|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.|
|25||"Gnome Alone"||March 31, 1999|
|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.|
|26||"Rip Van Etno"||December 10, 1998|
|Bud accidentally knocks out Etno with a golf ball. Etno dreams of waking up 47 years later in a world ruled by roaches. When he wakes up, his priorities change.|
|27||"Rebel Without a Brain"||January 16, 1999|
|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 unbearable.|
|28||"Time For a Change"||April 21, 1999|
|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.|
|29||"Snoutra"||May 6, 1999|
|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.|
|30||"Sweet Tooth Blues"||May 13, 1999|
|Candy tries to put Gorgious on a diet, but he doesn't take Candy's advice seriously, so the others take drastic action to snap him out of it.|
|31||"Flora and Feast"||May 20, 1999|
|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 more and more while shirking his daily duties. The plant then becomes a monstrous glutton.|
|32||"Dingo Bingo"||May 27, 1999|
|Gorgious wins the lottery and soon after builds a sky high apartment with his new money. The other aliens however try to win money too but have to work for Gorgious in order to do so.|
|33||"We Robot"||June 3, 1999|
|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 work the robot to death and he wants to leave the house.|
|34||"Neighborhood Watch"||October 13, 1999|
|The neighbor next door discovers the aliens in their house and tries to report them. When that fails, he tries to take photographic evidence of them.|
|35||"Mother From Another Planet"||October 27, 1999|
|Candy's mother lands on the planet and the other aliens try to bribe her in order to use her spaceship. But it quickly turns into a Servant Race.|
|36||"Spook to Rent"||August 5, 2000|
|A ghost is wrecking everything in the house. Bud tries to persuade the others that he's looking for something but they won't listen.|
|37||"20,000 Feet Under Home to Rent"||August 6, 2000|
|The aliens turn their house into an underwater one. But then two hydrologists with a fat creature move in.|
|38||"Bongo Park"||August 8, 2000|
|A new theme park is built outside the house - with a rocket ship.|
|39||"Flashman Vs. Zork"||October 20, 2000|
|The aliens' next visiting tenant is none other than the famous TV star Flashman. Then his rival and brother Zork arrives and battles with him. The aliens' only chance of removing them is to call their mother.|
|40||"Pinball Planet"||October 27, 2000|
|When Gorgious cleans the toilet, he unleashes three troublesome genies. The genies go far enough to blow up various planets in the galaxy. In response Gorgious retaliates by reflecting their magic onto them.|
|41||"Cassius Gorgious"||November 3, 2000|
|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.|
|42||"Busy Bees"||November 10, 2000|
|A beekeeper has moved into the house. Gorgious' 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.|
|43||"Party Time In Hell"||December 27, 2000|
|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.|
|44||"Our Ancestors the Humans"||August 7, 2000|
|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.|
|45||"Timber"||August 9, 2000|
|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.|
|46||"Prison Pal"||November 17, 2000|
|The aliens' house turns into a prison which has cells, walls, and aggressive rats. Afterwords, the team up with another prisoner to escape.|
|47||"The Pro"||December 6, 2000|
|Bolok moves in the house and destroys the aliens' garden gnomes. With this they have to get him arrested.|
|48||"Dead Funny"||December 13, 2000|
|Stereo receives a comedian for his birthday, which soon turns into comedy chaos for him and the others.|
|49||"Zero Stuff"||December 20, 2000|
|Dr. Sakarin and his assistant are trying to destroy a planet in which the aliens disapprove of.|
|50||"Small You Said?"||July 23, 2000|
|Because of Gorgious' bullying around small creatures, his Karma has him shrunk down with Etno's new shrinking machine.|
|51||"Count Gracula"||July 30, 2000|
|A vampire and his pal bat move in the house on the night of Halloween and bites Gorgious who soon bites the others into vampires. Soon after, the vampire tries to bite others with the help of his 6 pals but fails.|
|52||"First Love"||December 27, 2000|
|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)
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|53||"Don't Monkey with me!"||October 26, 2002|
|An escaped zoo monkey enters the aliens' house. Gorgious soon becomes the monkey's target to frame and torment.|
|54||"Operation Guinea Pig"||November 2, 2002|
|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.|
|55||"Zero Gravity"||November 16, 2002|
|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.|
|56||"Macho Kung Fu"||December 28, 2002|
|Gorgious develops an obsession for Kung Fu, especially when Steve Wong arrives. Candy and Gorgious' attempts to get closer to him make things worse.|
|57||"Stupid Invaders"||February 17, 2003|
|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.|
|58||"Musical Chairs"||March 6, 2003|
|The aliens finally get a rescue driver to take them back to their home planet. Only problem? One of them will have to stay.|
|59||"Space Cruiser to the Rescue"||May 5, 2003|
|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.|
|60||"Madame Zelza"||December 6, 2002|
|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.|
|61||"Get off my Couch"||March 5, 2003|
|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.|
|62||"The Thing from Beyond"||March 7, 2003|
|A tiny green space creature lands in the aliens' yard, little do they know that the creature can copy itself.|
|63||"Tired Big Time"||November 27, 2002|
|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.|
|64||"Heavy Metal Madness"||March 8, 2003|
|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.|
|65||"Sir Yes Sir"||March 9, 2003|
|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.|
|66||"Crash Test Dummy"||July 26, 2005|
|A robot which is actually a crash test dummy moves in and persuades Bud to be the new dummy replacement.|
|67||"Which Witch is Which?"||January 21, 2004|
|When the other aliens forget Candy's birthday, a witch casts a spell on his friends to cheer him up.|
|68||"Other World Champs"||September 7, 2003|
|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.|
|69||"Bollywood Aliens"||September 6, 2004|
|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.|
|70||"The Tunnel"||November 30, 2003|
|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.|
|71||"Meet my Cousin"||September 21, 2003|
|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.|
|72||"Who's Who"||September 28, 2003|
|While Etno is trying out his latest invention, Gorgious' toe nail clippers cause time period overlaps resulting in the existence of multiple Etnos.|
|73||"Pygmy Planet"||October 12, 2003|
|Etno accidentally summons a miniature planet with a couple of tiny aliens. The two pygmies cause trouble for the aliens until Gorgious disarms them.|
|74||"You Drive me Crazy"||March 22, 2004|
|Candy is trying to get a driver's license but always fails miserably. Feeling guilty, the other aliens try to bribe Candy's instructor.|
|75||"A Dog's Life"||July 5, 2004|
|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.|
|76||"Manga Mania"||October 5, 2003|
|A Japanese animated panda hides in the aliens' house. But when he stays for a while he upsets the aliens.|
|77||"@spacegoofs.com"||March 1, 2004|
|Bud becomes hooked to the Internet. When the other aliens find out about it they join Bud and can't even log off.|
|78||"Journey to the Center of the Earth"||January 21, 2004|
|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.|
|79||"Abracadabra"||February 22, 2004|
|A magician is doing tricks in the home of the aliens. But his assistant knows his tricks are fake.|
|80||"Mummy's Boy"||March 8, 2004|
|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.|
|81||"Soap Chick Number One"||March 15, 2004|
|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.|
|82||"Arctic Intelligence"||March 29, 2004|
|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.|
|83||"The Alien"||May 10, 2004|
|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.|
|84||"Be my Baby"||May 17, 2004|
|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.|
|85||"S.O.S."||June 1, 2004|
|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.|
|86||"The Collector"||September 20, 2004|
|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.|
|87||"Be my Friend"||March 5, 2006|
|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.|
|88||"Time Traveler"||January 24, 2005|
|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.|
|89||"Back to School Blues"||October 4, 2005|
|The aliens enroll in school. However, Etno doesn't like it because the teacher picks on him the most.|
|90||"Remote Control Home"||April 3, 2006|
|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.|
|91||"UFO"||January 19, 2006|
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.
|92||"Invisible Invaders"||March 21, 2005|
|The aliens are sick of dealing with tenants, so they become invisible.|
|93||"Inside Gorgious"||October 11, 2006|
|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.|
|94||"Gorilla Island"||May 6, 2007|
|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.|
|95||"Welcome!"||May 13, 2007|
|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.|
|96||"Dr. Artichoke & Mister Candy"||May 18, 2007|
|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.|
|97||"Buffalo Blues"||November 11, 2007|
|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.|
|98||"24H"||May 20, 2007|
|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.|
|99||"The Alien King"||September 23, 2007|
|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.|
|100||"Doodle"||September 30, 2007|
|Bud finds an old childhood doodle and raises it like his own, while the other aliens try to find its original artist.|
|101||"Space Sailors"||October 14, 2007|
|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.|
|102||"Fairy Tale"||October 21, 2007|
|A wolf tries to eat the aliens.|
|103||"The Alien Show"||November 4, 2007|
|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).|
|104||"Gorgious the 1st"||February 20, 2008|
|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. Series Finale|
The Alien Show
This episode is the series finale, was released on November 4, 2007, and Gorgeous the 1st, is the sequel, was the final aired on February 20, 2008, His last two episodes features in his 1st, 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). and 2nd, Gorgeous 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. for the past 11 years. to his farewell messages
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- The series has been a hit in France, in particular due to its absurd, slapstick and tongue-in-cheek slightly politically incorrect humor.
An adventure game based on Space Goofs titled Stupid Invaders was released in 2000–2001 by Ubisoft. 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 game was met with average to mixed reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 76% and 64 out of 100 for the Dreamcast version, and 69% and 65 out of 100 for the PC version.
Appearances in other Xilam series
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".
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