Aliens in the Family

or How Chris Lived With Aliens

….. by TeeJay

The Plot

Cookie is a recombinant DNA scientist on a far planet. Divorced from her husband and looking for suitable material she abducts a suburban single father from earth. Love blossoms, they marry, and she with her three children join Doug with his two on Earth, an interstellar Brody/Brady bunch.

The show was a re-working of The Brady Bunch with elements from the popular sitcoms Third Rock from the Sun and Dinosaurs, about single dad Doug Brody (John Bedford Lloyd), who is abducted by single alien mom Cookie (Margaret Trigg). The two fall in love, get married, and try to live a normal life on Earth as a mixed family. Much of the series humor was derived from gags involving the assimilation of the alien family into everyday life–despite being pink and having massive heads (all of the aliens were puppets designed by Jim Henson Productions), everyone on Earth seems to accept their presence, and in spite of possessing technology far superior to that of Earth, the aliens all go about their everyday lives in the same fashion as all the humans.

Although not the focus of the show, the character to receive the most attention in episodes was Bobut, Cookie’s infant son. Baby Bobut could talk, had a genius-level IQ, and was perpetually plotting a gristly fate for those around him (though the series position as a family show meant that Bobut’s plans were always family friendly: for example, wreaking havoc on the city by causing a frog to grow ten times its size).

The Character

Adam Brody. Presumably one of the Brody sons. The show only ran for eight episodes and I assume Chris was in every episode.