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Breakfast. Lunch. I said lunch, not launch!
One of the zanier Saturday morning series from Sid and Marty Krofft Productions, Far Out Space Nuts aired on CBS in 1975. Bob Denver and Chuck McCann played Junior and Barney, two NASA janitors who were loading food onto a rocket when a wrong button press launched them into space.
While trying to return to Earth, our accidental astronauts visited various strange planets. On one of those planets, they met a furry creature whom they named Honk (Patty Maloney).
The series wasn't remarkable, but it was entertaining.
This series provides examples of:
- All Planets Are Earthlike
- Fantastic Comedy
- Fat and Skinny
- Hey, It's That Guy!:
- It Runs on Nonsensoleum: The launch sequence was stock footage of a Saturn V launch, and the spacecraft resembled an Apollo lunar module. The real Apollo lunar module carried enough fuel to go between lunar orbit and the lunar surface, once. Yet, this spacecraft manages to visit a new planet each week, most of which aren't even planets in our own solar system. (This probably isn't a case of Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale, because the writers weren't Sci Fi writers.)
- What Could Have Been: One of Bob Denver's sons wanted to portray Honk.