Homeboys in Outer Space

Infobox Television
show_name = Homeboys in Outer Space

caption =
genre = Fantasy/Sitcom
creator = Ehrich Van Lowe
director = Albert Alarr
Gerry Cohen
Matthew Diamond
Patrick Maloney
Howard Ritter
Tony Singletary
Glynn Turman
starring = Flex
Darryl Bell
composer = Kevin Guillaume
country = USA
language = English
num_seasons = 1
num_episodes = 21
list_episodes =
executive_producer = Ehrich Van Lowe
producer = Stan Foster
Lore Kimbrough
Richard G. King
Jeffrey Lampert
Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.
Ted Schachter
sup_producer = David Himelfarb
asst_producer = Jill Barnet
Cheri Tanimura
cons_producer = Mike Reiss
Al Jean
runtime = 30 mins.
channel = UPN
first_aired = August 27, 1996
last_aired = May 13, 1997

"Homeboys in Outer Space" is a science fiction sitcom that aired on UPN from 1996 to 1997. The short lived series starred comedian Flex and Darryl Bell.


The plot centered around an odd couple-type pairing of two space cargo haulers, Tyberius "Ty" Walker (Flex) and Morris Clay (Bell), who flew around the universe in a winged car 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. The show was intended as a parody of science fiction shows such as "Star Trek".

The series was panned by critics [cite news|url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1295/is_n2_v61/ai_19056331?tag=content;col1|title=Homeboys in Outer Space|last=McKissack|first=Fredrick L. , Jr.|date=February 1997|publisher="The Progressive"|accessdate=2008-08-24] [cite news|url=http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,294099,00.html|title=Beyond the Big 4|last=Tucker|first=Ken |date=1996-09-13|publisher="Entertainment Weekly"|accessdate=2008-08-24] and cited as promoting racial stereotypes. [cite book|last=Watkins|first=Samuel Craig |title=Representing: Hip Hop Culture and the Production of Black Cinema|publisher=University of Chicago Press|date=1998|pages=236|isbn=0-226-87489-3] "Homeboys in Outer Space" was cancelled in 1997 after 21 episodes.


*Flex....Tyberius "Ty" Walker
*Darryl M. Bell....Morris Clay
*Rhona Bennett....Loquatia
*Kevin Michael Richardson....Vashti
*Paulette Braxton....Amma
*Michael Colyar....Milky Ray
*James Doohan......Pippen

Guest stars

*John Astin....Rhymer
*Tempestt Bledsoe.... Herself
*Gary Coleman....Snafu
*Erik Estrada....Mr. Dork
*Natasha Henstridge....Zima
*Casey Kasem....Spacey Kasem
*Little Richard....The Ebotollah
*Paul Parducci....Gorgo
*Ethan Phillips.... Inspector 17
*George Takei....Himself
*Shannon Tweed....Delia
*Burt Ward....Gerbil

Episode list


External links

*imdb title|id=0115206|title=Homeboys in Outer Space
*Tv.com show|id=2676|title=Homeboys in Outer Space

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