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I Was a Sixth Grade Alien!
Also known asMy Best Friend Is an Alien!
GenreScience fiction comedy
Created byDaphne Ballon
Sheri Elwood
Developed byEllis Iddon
Phil Meagher
StarringDaniel Clark
Shadia Simmons
Ryan Cooley
Lauren Collins
Michael Cera
Kyle Schmid
Julian Richings
C. David Johnson
Ali Mukaddam
Country of originCanada
United Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes44
Production companiesWinklemania Productions
AAC Kids
Original release
ReleaseJuly 13, 1999 (1999-07-13) –
January 10, 2001 (2001-01-10)

I Was a Sixth Grade Alien! (known as My Best Friend is an Alien! in the UK and Australia) is a Canadian-British children's science fiction comedy television series following the chronicles of Pleskit, a purple-skinned, blue-haired extraterrestrial being with an antenna positioned on his head. He tries to fit in and make some friends, but due to his strange appearance, he does never succeed very well. He does make one friend, Tim, who is interested in space and aliens. The two friends go through the sixth grade together. During the series, they solve many unusual problems, from a trans-universal portal game to a blue-coloured, wailing pig creature from Pleskit's home planet. The show is premiered on July 13, 1999, ended on January 10, 2001, and was produced by UK-based Winklemania Productions and Canadian-based Alliance Atlantis Communications' children's unit, AAC Kids with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund/Fonds canadien de télévision, the Canadian Film Or Video Production Tax Credit, and the Shaw Television Broadcast Fund/Fonds de télédiffusion Shaw. The television series was based on Bruce Coville's book series of the same name.

Episode listing

The series consists of 39 episodes.

Season 1 (1999)

  1. "They Called Him Pleskit!"
  2. "Aliens to Blow Up Earth!"
  3. "Alien Dinner Massacre!"
  4. "They Saved Grandpa's Brain!"
  5. "They Shoot, They Splorked!"
  6. "I Was Dealt a Dung Deal!"
  7. "Attack of the 1000 Foot Veeblax!"
  8. "Sixth Grade Rebellion Mayhem!"
  9. "Pre-Teen Party from Outer Space!"
  10. "Alien Time Warp Madness!"
  11. "The Haunting of Blim Blomkins!"
  12. "Alien Dustbuster Bedlam!"
  13. "My Bodyguard Is a Rat Fink!"
  14. "Woodlander Bodysnatcher Pandemonium!"
  15. "Floormat from the Putrid Lagoon!"
  16. "Invasion of the Substitute Teacher Superfiend!"
  17. "Alien Snogorama Snafu!"
  18. "Alien Appliance Outbreak!"
  19. "Gro-Gro-Grown-Up Dementia!"
  20. "The Return of Captain Driscoll!"
  21. "School Dance Gone Wrong!"
  22. "Escape from Planet Earth!"

Season 2 (2000-2001)

  1. "There's an Alien in My Seat!"
  2. "I Am Larrabe Hicks!"
  3. "Hevi Hevi Beat Crazy!"
  4. "Once Upon a Robot!"
  5. "Alien Tracker Freak-a-Mania!"
  6. "The Pleskit Club!"
  7. "Bride of Pleskit!"
  8. "The Revenge of Septic Willy!"
  9. "Alien Quiz Show!"
  10. "Escape from Zartopia!" (hereafter only shown on YTV in Canada)
  11. "McNally the Menace!"
  12. "Dr. Pleskit and Mr. Ventraa!"
  13. "Super-Fiend Strikes Back!"
  14. "Great Coville Galaxies!"
  15. "A Very Buttsman Christmas"
  16. "Truth-O-Rama Crunchdown!"
  17. "His Girlfriend Is an Alien!"
  18. "To See the Invisible Geek!"