“I said ‘lunch,’ not ‘launch!'”
Sid and Marty Krofft’s Far Out Space Nuts originally ran on CBS from September, 1975 to September, 1976. 16 episodes were produced.
The show starred Bob Denver (Gilligan’s Island) and Chuck McCann as pea-brained NASA maintenance workers who mistakenly launch themselves into space and crash-land on a distant planet. Patty Maloney played the team’s alien buddy, Honk.
A typical Far Out Space Nuts episode would see the hapless Barney and Junior running from a variety of bizarre aliens and they’d either end up prisoners or escape in the nick of time – only to crash on another strange planet.
I enjoyed the show at the age of eight but have to admit this comedy hasn’t aged as well as some of the other Krofft series. Here’s the intro. Have a gnarly Funshine Friday!
Previously, on Funshine Friday: The Fantastic Four (cartoon series, 1978)