My Favorite Martian (1963–1966)
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How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Pharmacy? 

The Earthly environment is causing a vitamin deficiency in Martin. He draws on energy and vitamins from everything and everyone around him. The effect on things is for them to go haywire. ... See full summary »

Director:

Leslie Goodwins

Writers:

James Komack, John L. Greene (creator)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Ray Walston ... Uncle Martin
Bill Bixby ... Tim O'Hara
Pamela Britton ... Mrs. Lorelei Brown
Herbie Faye ... Doc Mullen
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The Earthly environment is causing a vitamin deficiency in Martin. He draws on energy and vitamins from everything and everyone around him. The effect on things is for them to go haywire. And if people look him in the eyes, they will fall asleep since they are sapped of their energy. Martin needs some vitamins immediately or else he will grow weaker and weaker to the point of no return. Luckily, the vitamins he needs can be found at any pharmacy, however by prescription. Also it's Sunday and all the stores are closed. But Tim convinces his good friend, Doc Mullen, to open his pharmacy. Martin's plan is that he will try and get the necessary vitamins while Tim distracts Doc Mullen. It does the trick and Martin starts on the course of his vitamins. However, Martin's illness is contagious and Tim gets it, which in turn causes Mrs. Brown, Doc Mullen and then Martin to fall asleep, with no more vitamins from Martin's stash to use. Thus Tim has to wake them all up without Tim or Martin in ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1964 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is from the World War I song - How are you going to keep them down on the farm after they've seen Par-ee? See more »

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Visible wires attached to suspended hamburger patty. See more »

Connections

References Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) See more »

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