Homeboys in Outer Space
Created byEhrich Van Lowe
Directed byAlbert Alarr
Gerry Cohen
Matthew Diamond
Patrick Maloney
Howard Ritter
Tony Singletary
Glynn Turman
Darryl Bell
ComposerKevin Guillaume
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes21 (+1 unaired pilot)
Executive producerEhrich Van Lowe
ProducersStan Foster
Lore Kimbrough
Richard G. King
Jeffrey Lampert
Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.
Ted Schachter
Running time22–24 minutes
Production companiesSweet Lorraine Productions
Touchstone Television
Original release
ReleaseAugust 27, 1996 (1996-08-27) –
May 13, 1997 (1997-05-13)

Homeboys in Outer Space is an American science fiction/fantasy sitcom that aired on UPN from August 27, 1996 to May 13, 1997. The series stars comedian Flex Alexander and Darryl Bell.


The plot centered around two astronauts, Tyberius "Ty" Walker (Flex) and Morris Clay (Bell), who flew around the universe in a winged car, nicknamed the "Space Hoopty", 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.


Main cast


Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"There's No Space Like Home, or Return of the Jed Eye"Gerry CohenEhrich Van Lowe & Lore Kimbrough & Gary H. MillerAugust 27, 1996 (1996-08-27)
2"The Pleasure Planet Principle, or G Marks the Spot"Gerry CohenJim Bernstein & Michael ShipleySeptember 3, 1996 (1996-09-03)
3"Papa's Got a Brand New Old Bag, or That's No Lady, That's My Grandma"Gerry CohenMichael Barker & Matt WeitzmanSeptember 10, 1996 (1996-09-10)
4"Behold a Pale Planet, or What if God Was One of Us"Matthew DiamondMichael PriceSeptember 17, 1996 (1996-09-17)
5"Loquatia Unplugged, or Come Back, Little Cyber"Matthew DiamondEhrich Van Lowe & Lore KimbroughSeptember 24, 1996 (1996-09-24)
6"House Party, or Play That Funky White Music Droid"Matthew DiamondChuck CummingsOctober 1, 1996 (1996-10-01)
7"Dog Day Afternoon, or When the Going Gets Ruff"Rae KrausStu Kreisman & Chris CluessOctober 15, 1996 (1996-10-15)
8"Devil in Miss Jones, or Dismember of the Wedding"Matthew DiamondMichael PriceOctober 29, 1996 (1996-10-29)
9"Trading Faces, or All the King's Homeys"Patrick MaloneyStan Foster & Miguel A. Núñez Jr.November 5, 1996 (1996-11-05)
10"A Man's Place Is in the Homey, or The Stepford Guys"Patrick MaloneyGary H. MillerNovember 12, 1996 (1996-11-12)
11"Homeboys in Wonderland, or Hoopty Doopty"Pat MaloneyJeff MartinNovember 19, 1996 (1996-11-19)
12"Super Bad Foxy Lady Killer, or Ty and Morris Get the Shaft"Matthew DiamondBernie KukoffNovember 26, 1996 (1996-11-26)
13"Brother's Got No Soul, or I Love Lucifer"Matthew DiamondMike Barker & Matt WeitzmanJanuary 7, 1997 (1997-01-07)
14"El Voyage Fantastico, or I've Got You Under My Skin"Glynn TurmanChris Cluess & Stu KreismanJanuary 14, 1997 (1997-01-14)
15"The Longest Yard and a Half, or The Shawshank Redemption Center"Matthew DiamondEhrich Van Lowe & Gary H. MillerJanuary 28, 1997 (1997-01-28)
16"An Officer and a Homeboy, or Full Metal Jackass"Patrick MaloneyMichael Price & Chuck CummingsFebruary 4, 1997 (1997-02-04)
17"Happy Happy, Droid Droid, or Amma Sees Red"Tony SingletaryMichael Barker & Matt WeitzmanFebruary 11, 1997 (1997-02-11)
18"The Naked and the Dred, or The Toast of the Town"Matthew DiamondLore KimbroughFebruary 18, 1997 (1997-02-18)
19"Tales from the Dark Side, or Ty Takes the Redeye"Howard RitterJim Bernstein & Michael ShipleyApril 29, 1997 (1997-04-29)
20"How the West Was Lost, or Daddy's Home"Albert AlarrMichael PriceMay 6, 1997 (1997-05-06)
21"The Adventures of Ratman and Gerbil, or Holy Homeboys in Outer Space"Matthew DiamondEhrich Van Lowe & Gary H. MillerMay 13, 1997 (1997-05-13)


The series was panned by critics. Fredrick L. McKissack, Jr. of The Progressive, in an article on Black-focused television in the 1990s, described the show as "Star Trek meets Amos 'n' Andy."[1] Keith Marder of the Daily News criticized the show for "predictable" jokes and sexual humor, rating it a "C−".[2]


  1. ^ McKissack, Fredrick L. Jr. (February 1997). "Homeboys in Outer Space". The Progressive. Archived from the original on 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2008-08-24.
  2. ^ "The screen: Homeboys in Outer Space". Daily News. August 27, 1996. ProQuest 281733820. Retrieved May 15, 2022.