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Space Goofs
Les Zinzins de l'Espace
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Genre Comedy
Created by Jean-Yves Raimbaud
Philippe Traversat
Developed by Isabelle de Catalogne
Samuel Kaminka
Directed by Thomas Szabó (Season 1)
Olivier Jean-Marie (Season 2)
Voices of Charlie Adler (Candy, Stereo in Season 2)
Jeff Bennett (Bud and Stereo in Season 1)
Maurice LaMarche (Etno)
Michael Sicoly (Gorgious in early episodes of Season 1)
Danny Mann (Gorgious, Stereo in Season 2)
Jim Gomez (Bud in Season 2)
Opening theme "Monster Men" by Iggy Pop
Composer(s) Hervé Lavandier
Ramon Pipin
Country of origin France
Original language(s) French
English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 104
Production
Executive producer(s) Marc du Pontavice
Producer(s) Marc du Pontavice
  • Thomas Déron (line)
  • Emmanuelle Colin (line)
Editor(s) Daniel Reynes (Season 1)
Florence Poli (Season 1)
Patrick Ducruet (Season 2)
Running time 11 minutes (segments)
22 minutes (series)
Production company(s) Gaumont Multimedia (Season 1)
Xilam Animation (Season 2)
Distributor Saban International (season 1)
Xilam Animation (Season 2)
Release
Original network France 3
First shown in United States
Original release September 6, 1997 (1997-09-06) – May 12, 2006 (2006-05-12)
Chronology
Related shows Oggy and the Cockroaches
Kaeloo
Zig & Sharko

Space Goofs (French title: Les Zinzins de l'Espace) is a French animated series that was produced by Gaumont Multimedia for its first season, and Xilam Animation for its second season, for France 3 and broadcast on that network from September 6, 1997 to May 12, 2006. It also debuted in the same year in Germany on ProSieben, and aired in Quebec on Télétoon. In the UK, the first season premiered on Channel 4 in 1998 under the show's original title of Home to Rent and the second season premiered under the series' final name on Nicktoons UK on November 5, 2005 at 9:30am. Reruns of the first season also aired on Pop (British and Irish TV channel) between October 2013 and November 2014. Furthermore, it aired as part of the Fox Kids lineup on Fox in the United States.

The series also served as the basis of an adventure game, developed by Xilam themselves and published by Ubi Soft Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, Sega Dreamcast, and Mac OS called Stupid Invaders in 2000, which was dedicated to its creator, Jean-Yves Raimbaud (1958–1998). It featured the voice actors of its English dub as the five aliens, along with Rob Paulsen and Laraine Newman as various other characters, and was more adult than the series, so it was rated "T" by the ESRB and "11+" by the ELSPA.

Plot

Five extraterrestrials from the fictitious planet Zigma B, Candy H. Caramella, Etno Polino, Stereo Monovici, Bud Budiovitch and Gorgious Klatoo go on a picnic together in space. However, their spaceship crashes into an asteroid, and they fall to planet Earth. They realize that if any human finds out that they are aliens, they could be captured and experimented on by scientists, so they take shelter in the attic of a house that is up for rent. The aliens have two goals: return to their home planet, and chase away anybody who tries to establish themselves in the house. To remain unknown from humans, the aliens use a device called the SMTV that lets them transform into almost any entity of their choosing, but always cycles through three other transformations when used.

Characters

  • Candy Hector Caramella: Small and green with a wrinkled forehead and wearing a polka-dotted apron, Candy is the uptight neat freak of the group. He is homosexual, and it is not uncommon to see him flirt with men. In the Latin American Spanish dub that was aired on Jetix and Magic Kids, Candy's sex was changed to female (despite his middle name). In both the original French dub and the English dub, Candy's voice parodies a fancy English accent, and was done by Eric Le Roch in Season 1 of the French dub, Éric Métayer in Season 2 of the French dub, and Charlie Adler in the English dub.
  • Etno Polino: Being short and purple with red lips and a big nose, Etno is the leader and brains of the group. A scientific genius, he creates all sorts of machines with the intention of aiding the group's return to their own planet, including rockets. The aliens often fail to blast off into space, either due to Etno's rockets malfunctioning or someone else boarding the ships. In the original French dub, he speaks with an English accent, but in the English dub, he has a rather fast-paced scientist speech, vaguely reminiscent of those found in educational films about space exploration from the 1950s. Etno's voice was provided by Peter Hudson in Season 1 of the French dub, Bernard Alane in Season 2 of the French dub, and Maurice LaMarche for the English dub.
  • Stereo Monovici: Two-headed and red in which each head has a slightly long nose, Stereo acts as two people since each head has its own mind. They are the "bookworm" of the group yet often waste their intelligence on the most useless information. Both heads often argue with each other. Stereo was removed from the series for Season 2, but reappeared in two segments of that season ("Other World Champs" and "UFO"). Both heads are voiced by Antoine Tomé in Season 1 of the French dub, Patrick Guillemin in Season 2 of the French dub, and Jeff Bennett in Season 1 of the English dub (but for Season 2 of the English dub, they are voiced by Danny Mann). One of the heads also speaks with a distinct high-pitched tone, while the other head speaks with a rather low-pitched one.
  • Bud Budiovitch: Tall and orange with three strands of hair, a long neck, and big pink bloodshot eyes, Bud is lazy and naive. He is a television addict and spends most of the time sitting in front of it and drinking soft drinks. Like Etno, Bud is always the last one to panic in a situation. He always comes up with the best solution, but most of the time no one will listen to him. Bud's voice was provided by Marc Bretonnière in the French dub, Jeff Bennett in Season 1 of the English dub, and Jim Gomez (credited as Louis Garneau) in Season 2 of the English dub.
  • Gorgious Klatoo: Fat and blue with a heavy chin and a protruding bottom tooth, Gorgious is the grumpy and brutal one of the group. He is very greedy and his hobbies consist of bullying the other aliens and eating. Gorgious' voice was done by Patrick Préjean in the French dub, Michael Sicoly in early episodes of the English dub, and Danny Mann in all subsequent episodes of the English dub.

Additional voices

Episodes

Series overview

Season Segments Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 51 27 September 6, 1997 (1997-09-06) August 29, 1998 (1998-08-29)
2 52 26 May 20, 2005 (2005-05-20) May 12, 2006 (2006-05-12)

Season 1 (1997–1998)

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series
No. in
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Title Story by Storyboard by Original air date
1 1 "Once Upon a Time..." Jim Gómez
Nicolas Gallet
Bob Camp
François Reczulski September 6, 1997 (1997-09-06)
September 13, 1997 (1997-09-13)

Part 1: The aliens go on vacation together in space (or, as Gorgious calls it, a picnic), but their spaceship breaks down after Candy crashes it into an asteroid and they are left stranded on Earth. Not knowing a way to fix the spaceship, Etno encourages the other aliens to take shelter in the attic of an abandoned house that is up for rent while he tries to fix the spaceship, lampshading the plot.

Part 2: A few people disguised as pizza delivery boys realize the aliens are hiding in the house, and attempt to evacuate them.
2a 2a "Venus Junior" Nicolas Gallet Mauro Casalese September 20, 1997 (1997-09-20)
Etno tries to attract more aliens to return to their planet. Unfortunately, the ones he summons are apparently no help. (NOTE: Oggy and the cockroaches appear at the beginning of the segment.
2b 2b "One Minor Technicality" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Mauro Casalese September 27, 1997 (1997-09-27)
The aliens are about to launch their spaceship to evacuate from a coming asteroid, but a neighboring boy prevents their only chance of evacuating. At the end of the episode the boy changes the asteroid's course, saving the Earth from danger and apocalypse.
3 3 "Toon In, Drop Out" Jean Louis-Capron Rudy Mertens October 4, 1997 (1997-10-04)
October 11, 1997 (1997-10-11)

Part 1: The aliens are watching a cartoon on television and realize that the characters from the show (two of Gaumont's earlier characters, "Foxy" and "Ducky", who spoof Warner Bros.' Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner) are downstairs in their living room.

Part 2: Gaumont's earlier characters, "Foxy" and "Ducky", are still in the aliens' house, so they try to evacuate them from it.
4a 4a "TV Connection" Nicolas Gallet François Reczulski October 18, 1997 (1997-10-18)
While Bud is watching television, a cartoon raccoon leaves the television and places Bud inside it. Bud has a good time inside the television, and does not want to leave. Candy goes along with his complaint, but Etno decides to get him out of there anyway.
4b 4b "Showdown in Tiny Town" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Diego Zamora October 25, 1997 (1997-10-25)
Bud watches a Western movie on television and shrinks himself down to the size of a bug to visit a Western bug town that he built around his electric model railway. He becomes the sheriff of the town and even falls in love with a singing earwig named Ramona.
5a 5a "Old MacDonald Had a House" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Thomas Szabó November 1, 1997 (1997-11-01)
Tired of tenants trying to move in, the aliens try to make the house uninhabitable, but its farm look ends up attracting a farmer with his animals, and a pig named Sooee who behaves badly to the others. To sort things out, the aliens team up with the rest of the animals (they also use the SMTV to transform into five different types of animals themselves) to revolt against the farmer and Sooee.
5b 5b "Bats in the Belfry" Kelly Armstrong
Bob Jaques
Mauro Casalese November 8, 1997 (1997-11-08)
A gang of bats takes over the house. Candy thinks they are disgusting, and the other aliens attempt to take them out but fail every time. Candy finally snaps after being treated with underwear and chases them away; he then also acts annoyingly to the others.
6a 6a "You Can't Go Home" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Mauro Casalese November 15, 1997 (1997-11-15)
An ancient elephant goes to what was once the ancient burial grounds for elephants: the aliens' house. Fearing the state of the short-living elephant, the aliens try to make her feel optimistic and leave (which she eventually does, into the house next door).
6b 6b "Clowning Around" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Thomas Szabó November 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)
A couple of runaway clowns make a circus out of the aliens' house. Etno is under the impression they are highly advanced human specimens. By the time he is fed up with the impractical jokers, Candy sends for the circus' ringmaster to come and take them away.
7a 7a "Scouts' Night Out" Isabelle de Catalogne
Samuel Kaminka
John Martin November 29, 1997 (1997-11-29)
The aliens' house is being invaded by a group of Boy Scouts, and a County 4 pack leader. After Gorgious watches some war footage, he tells the other aliens that he will volunteer himself to get rid of the Scouts straight into the Abyss. But after he uses the SMTV to transform himself into a Scout and join them, the other Scouts try and force him to undergo a series of tests to prove his worth.
7b 7b "Pink Rhinoceros" Kelly Armstrong
Jean-Yves Raimbaud
Patrick George December 6, 1997 (1997-12-06)
The aliens try to expel a rock band who have moved into their house. But after one (successful, but soon failed) attempt at chasing away the band, Etno ends up being forced to join them, so the other aliens drive the band away with country-and-western music.
8a 8a "Maybe Baby" Kelly Armstrong
Bob Jaques
Thomas Szabó December 13, 1997 (1997-12-13)
A baby tumbles into the aliens' house. Gorgious wishes to eat him, while Etno and Stereo (but not Bud) do experiments on him, which horrifies Candy. When the aliens find the baby "stinky", they try to get him away from their house. At the end of the episode, Candy trips on a puddle of mucus that the baby had dripped onto the floor of their house which causes the baby to fly back to his mother.
8b 8b "Holiday Heave Ho" Kelly Armstrong
Bob Jaques
Thomas Szabó December 20, 1997 (1997-12-20)
In this Christmas-related episode, Bud thinks that a coming Santa Claus is the red blob from the previous night's horror movie. The aliens prevent him from coming down the chimney of their house with many painful traps, but they still receive their presents.
9a 9a "Short Changed" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
John Martin December 27, 1997 (1997-12-27)
Two robbers make a hideout in the aliens' house. The aliens do not have any clue what the money is for when they see the robbers fighting over it. Shortly after, the robbers are arrested, while Etno manages to turn their "green rectangles" into toilet paper.
9b 9b "Backyard for Eternity" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Thomas Szabó January 3, 1998 (1998-01-03)
Bud accidentally locks himself out of the house in the pouring rain and cannot get any of the others to let him back in. He spends the entire night trying all sorts of ways to get back into the house, but none of them succeed, so he starts becoming desolate.
10a 10a "The Flyling" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Will Finn January 10, 1998 (1998-01-10)
Bud is so fixed to the television that the other aliens decide he has to stop watching it, but he is hopeless when he is trying to do something else. He aids an injured fly and brings it up like his own child until it becomes too much trouble for the others.
10b 10b "Bad Luck Blues" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Mauro Casalese January 17, 1998 (1998-01-17)
A very unfortunate person enters the aliens' house. His presence brings the aliens into their shortcomings. Bud counters the man with optimism, and at the end, he turns into a changed man with his spiritual side (he also gives Bud his magic "good luck shoes" that cause the house to break apart with earthquakes, rain, and lightning, plus an evolving volcano as it goes back in time to the past).
11a 11a "No Account Art" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Lionel Allaix January 24, 1998 (1998-01-24)
Candy, Etno, Stereo and Bud find out that Gorgious has been in his room for a long time creating artwork. The art critic Vladimir Zakarov loves them, but takes credit for them as his own. Gorgious then tries to ruin the artworks before he confronts Vladimir.
11b 11b "Granny Go Home" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Thomas Szabó January 31, 1998 (1998-01-31)
An old lady and her dog enter the aliens' house, the former making an awful racket with her organ music. The lady proves to be tough for the aliens to remove from their house, but Etno finally convinces her to leave with an offer for a trip to the afterlife.
12a 12a "Buy Now, Pay Later" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Mauro Casalese February 7, 1998 (1998-02-07)
A sneaky salesman tricks Candy into purchasing a useless tool named the "Housewife's Friend". The salesman then causes a series of events to make the aliens buy more obsolete products, including an anteater and a garden elf, until Etno finally confronts him.
12b 12b "Toy Trouble" Nicolas Gallet Thomas Szabó February 14, 1998 (1998-02-14)
As Candy attends to his melons, the children in the neighboring house mistake him for a doll. In their house Candy takes plenty of abuse from both the children and their cat until he escapes, along with a pink duck who had also been captured by the children.
13a 13a "Gnome Alone" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Gontran Hoarau February 21, 1998 (1998-02-21)
The aliens see what looks like a gnome outside their house and try to catch him for a wish. The gnome, seeing this as an advantage, pools the aliens' resources while they remain ignorant of the fact that he is a fake. For this episode's English dub, Gorgious is voiced by both Michael Sicoly and Danny Mann, and only two others have this distinction ("Sweet Tooth Blues" & "Flora and Feast").
13b 13b "Rip Van Etno" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Thomas Szabó February 28, 1998 (1998-02-28)
Etno is experimenting on cockroaches until Bud accidentally knocks out him with a golf ball. Etno dreams of waking up 47 years later in a world that is ruled by cockroaches. When he eventually wakes up in real life, he sends the cockroaches out of the house.
14a 14a "Rebel Without a Brain" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Mauro Casalese March 7, 1998 (1998-03-07)
Candy, Etno, Stereo and Gorgious try to help Bud, who happens to be going through a rebellious stage in his adolescence, by transforming themselves into a human family. However, Bud and his visiting friend Brandon become too unbearable for them to cope with.
14b 14b "Time for a Change" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Chris Savino March 14, 1998 (1998-03-14)
Tired of lowly tenants moving in, the aliens transport themselves and the house back in time to the seventeenth century. However, after finding the humans who lived in that era no better than those that came after them, the aliens travel back to the present.
15a 15a "Snoutra" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Mauro Casalese March 21, 1998 (1998-03-21)
Candy's favorite singer Snoutra (whose name is a pun on Sinatra and a reference to the fact that he is a pig), along with his wife and bodyguard, move into the aliens' house. When the others become sick to death of his music, they try to get rid of them.
15b 15b "Sweet Tooth Blues" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
François Reczulski March 28, 1998 (1998-03-28)
Gorgious is seen to be eating excessive junk foods. Candy advises Gorgious to eat a healthier diet, but Gorgious ignores him. After Gorgious takes his sugar craving too far, the other aliens take drastic action to snap him out of it by warning him that going to bed with a full stomach will give him some horrible nightmares (and they are proven right when he has one inspired by Candy Land).
16a 16a "Flora and Feast" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Olivier Poirette April 4, 1998 (1998-04-04)
Etno gives Candy some alien plants for a flower-growing contest, but Candy gives them an overdose of growth formula, and begins to take care of the plant (which he names Charlie) excessively while shirking his daily duties. The plant then becomes a monstrous glutton and wrecks the aliens' house, but eventually leaves Candy after being attracted by a female plant on the back of a passing truck.
16b 16b "Dingo Bingo" Nicolas Gallet François Reczulski April 11, 1998 (1998-04-11)
Gorgious wins the lottery, and soon after receiving his $20 billion, he builds a sky-high mansion with his new money. He does not share it with his fellow aliens and Candy, Etno, Stereo and Bud are enraged. The other aliens then attempt to work for Gorgious, and much to their dismay, he pays them in peanuts. Gorgious later realizes his mistake and starts to miss his friends, eventually blowing up his mansion and returning to the abandoned house. As of this episode, Danny Mann voiced Gorgious for the remainder of the English dub.
17a 17a "We Robot" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Mauro Casalese April 18, 1998 (1998-04-18)
Etno creates a robot to serve him. The other aliens are initially unhappy with Etno for not letting the robot serve them all, until he gives in and says that they can share him. The aliens then proceed to overwork the enslaved robot and he eventually escapes from their house in a rocket ship that Etno built to try and get them back to the planet Zigma B, taking Candy's vacuum cleaner with him.
17b 17b "Neighborhood Watch" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Olivier Poirette April 25, 1998 (1998-04-25)
The man living in the house next door to the aliens' discovers the aliens in their house and tries to report them to the police. When the police refuse to believe him, he tries numerous times to take photographic evidence of them as proof of their existence.
18a 18a "Mother from Another Planet" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
François Reczulski May 2, 1998 (1998-05-02)
Candy's mother lands on Earth, and the others try to bribe her in order to use her spaceship. Etno, Stereo, Gorgious and Bud are eventually forced to clean their house and all of its furniture. The enraged Candy decides to kick his mother out after she shows the others his photographs from when he was a baby and tells them some embarrassing stories to go with them, sending her back into space.
18b 18b "Spook to Rent" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Mauro Casalese May 9, 1998 (1998-05-09)
The ghost of the Flying Dutchman is wrecking everything in the aliens' house (including Candy's brown pantyhose, Etno's ascots and Gorgious' mahogany backscratcher). Bud tries to persuade the others that he is looking for something but they will not listen.
19a 19a "20,000 Feet Under Home to Rent" Nicolas Gallet François Reczulski May 16, 1998 (1998-05-16)
When Gorgious tries to flood the bathroom, wasting water when he falls asleep in the bathtub, Candy opens the bathroom's door and soaks the aliens' entire house. Etno then has a brilliant idea to flood the entire house into an aquatic-like atmosphere to keep human tenants away forever. However, two hydrologists, Professor Coustel (whose surname is a pun on that of Jacques Cousteau) and his assistant Bernard move aboard the submarine to observe some of the rare aquatic species (including the aliens themselves, who transformed themselves into a seahorse, lobster, two-headed octopus, electric eel and piranha with the SMTV so they were able to breathe underwater).
19b 19b "Bongo Park" Jim Gomez
Bob Camp
Bob Camp May 23, 1998 (1998-05-23)
Fox Bongo, a strange man and entertainment tycoon builds a new theme park called "Bongo Land" outside the aliens' house with a roller coaster, known as the "Death-Defying House of Space Weirdos", running through the house (Candy, Etno and Gorgious are also forced to wear fake green antennae, while Stereo brushes their teeth and Bud reads a paper in the bath) – as well as a rocket ship ride.
20a 20a "Flashman vs. Zork" Nicolas Gallet François Reczulski May 30, 1998 (1998-05-30)
The aliens' next visiting tenant is none other than the famous superhero Flashman (whose name is a cross between that of The Flash and all superheroes whose names end with "man"). Then his brother and rival Zork moves into their house and battles against him. The aliens' only chance of removing them from their house is to call their mother, who is referred to as "Mrs. Hero" over the phone.
20b 20b "Pinball Planet" Jean Louis-Capron Mauro Casalese June 6, 1998 (1998-06-06)
When Gorgious is told to clean the toilet by the others, he unleashes three troublesome genies. The genies go far enough to blow up several planets in the galaxy (they even threaten to blow up Zigma B as well). In response, Gorgious transforms himself into a genie with the SMTV and retaliates by reflecting the genies' magic onto them, thus sending them back to the toilet from whence they came.
21a 21a "Cassius Gorgious" Jean Louis-Capron François Reczulski June 13, 1998 (1998-06-13)
A heavyweight champion named Mickey moves into the aliens' house and turns it into a boxing center to face him. When the aliens' attempts at removing him from their house fail, they try stealing his teddy bear, Bobo, for ransom. However, Bobo turns out to be living, and reveals that he also hates Mickey, so the episode ends with Bobo driving Mickey away from the aliens' house in his teddy car.
21b 21b "Busy Bees" Jean Louis-Capron François Reczulski June 20, 1998 (1998-06-20)
A beekeeper moves into the aliens' house. Gorgious tries to remove him from it but merely makes him successful enough to turn it into a honey factory. The overworked bees soon leave to go on a hot-dog business, while Gorgious returns to his betrayed friends.
22a 22a "Party Time in Hell" Jean Louis-Capron Mauro Casalese June 27, 1998 (1998-06-27)
The aliens find that their house has been made the doorway to Hell, where people sign their souls to the Devil. When the aliens get banished to Hell, they make the Devil take them back up to Earth after they manage to change the ways of his two Imp henchmen.
22b 22b "Our Ancestors the Humans" Nicolas Gallet François Reczulski July 4, 1998 (1998-07-04)
Etno has constructed a time machine, but it also has a huge debt, owing the aliens 23 years of back taxes. Plus, if they do not pay up or fork over the money, the tax collectors Nefu Ganioni and Alex will confiscate everything in the house. They set the time machine to three different eras (the Stone Age, the Medieval Age, and the future), but there is no escape from the tax collectors. At the end, the tax collectors ring the aliens' doorbell and the aliens open the door to find all three versions of them, causing them to faint.
23a 23a "Timber" Jean Louis-Capron François Reczulski July 11, 1998 (1998-07-11)
The aliens move their house to escape from the noisy and dirty town. However, every pesky creature hinders their attempt to enjoy their stay in the countryside. In addition, a crooked handyman Jared Quackenbrush and some beavers make their stay a torment.
23b 23b "Prison Pals" Nicolas Gallet Rudy Mertens July 18, 1998 (1998-07-18)
The aliens' house is turned into a prison with cells, walls, and aggressive rats, blocking off their access to their own refrigerator. After the aliens turn themselves into prisoners with the SMTV and get jailed, they team up with another prisoner to escape.
24a 24a "The Pro" Jean Louis-Capron François Reczulski July 25, 1998 (1998-07-25)
A hitman named Bolok and his pet fish move into the aliens' house, and the former destroys all their garden gnomes. With this evidence, they have to get him arrested. At the end of the episode, Bolok ends up in a hospital, screaming, as a dog is put into his injured body by a mailman for a payment and being called a useless loser, and he is now also a bandaged gnome with his arms falling down.
24b 24b "Dead Funny" Jean Louis-Capron Diego Zamora August 1, 1998 (1998-08-01)
Candy, Etno, Bud and Gorgious give Stereo a comedian for their birthday, which soon leads to comedic chaos for them all.
25a 25a "Zero Stuff" Nicolas Gallet François Reczulski August 8, 1998 (1998-08-08)
A mad scientist named Dr. Sakarin and his assistant Igor are trying to destroy a planet, of which the aliens disapprove.
25b 25b "Small You Said?" Nicolas Gallet François Reczulski August 15, 1998 (1998-08-15)
Because of Gorgious' tormenting around small creatures, his karma has him shrunk down with Etno's new shrinking machine.
26a 26a "Count Gracula" Jean Louis-Capron François Reczulski August 22, 1998 (1998-08-22)
The vampire Count Gracula (whose surname is a pun on that of Count Dracula) and his bat friend move into the aliens' house on the night of Hallowe'en, and after the former bites Gorgious, he becomes a vampire himself, so he soon bites the other aliens to turn them into vampires as well. Count Gracula, his bat and the aliens then try to bite other people to turn them into vampires but fail.
26b 26b "First Love" Jean Louis-Capron
Regis Hochman
Mauro Casalese August 29, 1998 (1998-08-29)
A couple moves into the aliens' house. When the man breaks up with the woman, he leaves her alone. Etno, Stereo, Bud and Gorgious then fall in love with the woman one by one after she hits on them, causing Candy to think that love is a spell coming from her.

Season 2 (2005–2006)

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Title Written by Storyboard by Original air date
26a 1a "Don't Monkey With Me!" Thomas Szabó Olivier Jean-Marie May 20, 2005 (2005-05-20)
An escaped zoo monkey named Maurice hides out inside the aliens' house. Gorgious soon becomes a target for Maurice to set up and torment.
26b 1b "Operation Guinea Pig" Olivier Jean-Marie Olivier Jean-Marie May 27, 2005 (2005-05-27)
Bud gets a guinea pig who apparently has a mind of his own. The others are amazed by his genius, but Etno quickly becomes jealous of him.
27a 2a "Zero Gravity" Thomas Szabó Olivier Jean-Marie June 3, 2005 (2005-06-03)
Etno launches the house into space hoping to get himself and the others (apart from Stereo, as they only appeared in two episodes of this season) back to their home planet, but it ends up landing on the moon instead. They soon find out the hard way that the moon is not real.
27b 2b "Macho Kung Fu" Olivier Jean-Marie François Reczulski June 10, 2005 (2005-06-10)
Gorgious has developed an obsession with Kung Fu, which is intensified when the movie star Steve Wong moves into the aliens' house. Candy and Gorgious' attempts at getting themselves closer to Wong by transforming themselves with the SMTV, which fail, only make things worse.
28a 3a "Stupid Invaders" Thomas Szabó François Reczulski June 17, 2005 (2005-06-17)
The aliens get new neighbors who are extremely annoying. After Etno has finished building his new saucer, one of them rings their house's doorbell to invite him and the others (after they transform themselves into a model family with the SMTV) to come to a barbecue organized in their backyard as a housewarming party. The aliens try to befriend them but end up revealing their true identities to them at the end.
28b 3b "Musical Chairs" Nicolas Gallet François Reczulski June 24, 2005 (2005-06-24)
A robot who drives a space cab arrives on Earth, and even though he can take the aliens back to their home planet, his cab only has three available seats, so one of them will have to stay behind on Earth (Candy, Etno and Bud decide that Gorgious should be the one who stays).
29a 4a "Space Cruiser to the Rescue" Olivier Jean-Marie Olivier Jean-Marie July 1, 2005 (2005-07-01)
When Bud is watching his favorite science-fiction television series, a bolt of lightning blows a fuse and causes a short-circuit, and the two main characters in the series (Steve and Barbara) find themselves materialized inside the aliens' house. They are convinced that they are on a mission and hunt with ice cubes to freeze the aliens, but Etno tries to explain to them that they are merely cartoon characters.
29b 4b "Madame Zelza" Olivier Jean-Marie François Reczulski July 8, 2005 (2005-07-08)
A psychic named Madame Zelza moves into the aliens' house. After Gorgious accidentally breaks her crystal ball, she places a curse called "The Dreaded Curse of the 2,000 Dirty Gym Socks" on the aliens, which causes Candy's vacuum to break down, Bud's favorite television show to be cancelled and Gorgious to become sick from eating chocolate-stuffed oysters until they pay her €5000. Etno specifically researches, reacts and demonstrates the irrationality of Zelza's practices, and transforms himself into a rival psychic named "Madame Zetno" with the SMTV to try and drive her out of business. Oggy from Oggy and the Cockroaches is also seen on the page of a book during this episode.
30a 5a "Get Off My Couch!" Pierre Colin-Thibert François Reczulski July 15, 2005 (2005-07-15)
A psychiatrist named Dr. Sigmund (after Sigmund Freud) moves into the aliens' house and gets them to change their ways. Soon Candy is acting calmer, Bud is acting mature, and Gorgious is not eating. Jackie Nacho and her poodle from Oggy also appeared in this episode.
30b 5b "The "Thing" From Beyond" Olivier Jean-Marie Charles Vaucelle July 22, 2005 (2005-07-22)
A small green alien which can duplicate itself lands in the aliens' yard. Paul Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice is also heard in this episode during the scene when Candy conducts with the duplicated green aliens as vacuum cleaners cleaning a massive pile of dust.
31a 6a "Tired Big Time" Nicolas Gallet
Olivier Jean-Marie
Charles Vaucelle July 29, 2005 (2005-07-29)
A man who has not slept in seven years moves into the aliens' house. However, the aliens cannot deal with it, because the man sleepwalks.
31b 6b "Heavy Metal Madness" Pierre Colin-Thibert François Reczulski August 5, 2005 (2005-08-05)
A group of motorcycle riders named the Roadkill Gang move into the aliens' house. The aliens then, after using the SMTV to transform into four motorcycle riders themselves so they can form a rival gang, try to get rid of the Roadkill Gang by showing off their stunts to them.
32a 7a "Sir, Yes Sir!" François Rosso Hugo Gittard August 12, 2005 (2005-08-12)
A training officer named Colonel Kenny moves into the aliens' house, and Gorgious decides to help him in his objective after transforming himself with the SMTV, but their mission may involve eliminating Candy. Meanwhile, Etno and Bud try to find the source of a heat problem.
32b 7b "Crash Test Dummy" François Rosso
Olivier Jean-Marie
François Reczulski August 19, 2005 (2005-08-19)
A robot which is actually a crash test dummy moves into the aliens' house and persuades Bud to take his place as a new dummy replacement.
33a 8a "Which Witch Is Which?" Olivier Jean-Marie Charles Vaucelle August 26, 2005 (2005-08-26)
When Etno, Bud and Gorgious forget to get Candy something on his birthday, a witch named Miss Cleo casts a spell on them to cheer him up.
33b 8b "Other World Champs" Olivier Jean-Marie Hugo Gittard September 2, 2005 (2005-09-02)
A team of basketball players are playing a game on the ground floor of the aliens' house and the players keep getting injured. The aliens replace them all, but when the fifth player is out, they must rely on a miracle (also known as Stereo, as they returned in this episode).
34a 9a "Bollywood Aliens" Olivier Jean-Marie Olivier Jean-Marie September 9, 2005 (2005-09-09)
An Indian princess named Zibouya moves into the aliens' house. When Etno sees her, he falls in love with her, but Candy, Bud and Gorgious want to get rid of her, because she (much like every other human who had moved into their house before her) could reveal their existence.
34b 9b "The Tunnel" Olivier Jean-Marie François Reczulski September 16, 2005 (2005-09-16)
A very strange criminal moves into the aliens' house and plans to dig a tunnel from it to a bank he is intending to rob. Bud tries to get rid of him by using the SMTV to transform into a criminal himself and join him in the tunnel-digging, but he soon forgets about the plan.
35a 10a "Meet My Cousin" Franck Ekinci Charles Vaucelle September 23, 2005 (2005-09-23)
A wanted alien named Walter lands in the aliens' house and tells Candy that he is his cousin (even though he is not). This excites Candy, who believes his lie and allows him to stay as a result, but unfortunately for him and the others, he soon ends up taking over the house.
35b 10b "Who's Who?" Franck Ekinci Olivier Jean-Marie September 30, 2005 (2005-09-30)
When Etno tries out his latest invention, Gorgious' toenail clippers cause time periods to overlap, resulting in the creation of multiple Etnos which end up making Candy lock himself in the bathroom and repeat "There's only one Etno!" over and over to himself on seeing them.
36a 11a "Pygmy Planet" Nicolas Gallet Hugo Gittard October 7, 2005 (2005-10-07)
Etno accidentally summons a miniature planet which is inhabited by a couple of tiny aliens (named "Pygmy Venusians", a possible throwback to the third episode, "Venus Junior"). The two Pygmy Venusians then cause trouble for all four of the aliens until Gorgious disarms them.
36b 11b "You Drive Me Crazy!" Thomas Szabó François Reczulski October 14, 2005 (2005-10-14)
Candy, who has transformed himself into a blond woman with the SMTV, is trying to get a driver's license but continually fails miserably. Feeling guilty, the other aliens also transform themselves into humans with the SMTV and try to bribe Parry (Candy's driving instructor).
37a 12a "A Dog's Life" Nicolas Gallet Hugo Gittard October 21, 2005 (2005-10-21)
After Candy decides not to cook, he and the others get the idea of turning themselves into dogs with the SMTV for dog food (as the latest human to move into their house is a dog owner). Unfortunately for Gorgious, he is trained to be a guardian dog and does not get any food.
37b 12b "Manga Mania" Olivier Jean-Marie Charles Vaucelle October 28, 2005 (2005-10-28)
An anime panda named Panda Manga hides in the aliens' house to get away from crazed fans who want him to sign his autograph for them. But after staying there for a while, he upsets the aliens, so they use the SMTV to transform themselves into 1950s Franco-Belgian cartoon characters Papa Smurf (Candy), Tintin (Etno), Lucky Luke (Bud) and Obélix (Gorgious), scaring him off.
38a 13a "@spacegoofs.com" Thomas Szabó François Reczulski November 4, 2005 (2005-11-04)
Bud develops an addiction to the Internet. When Candy, Etno and Gorgious learn about it, they join him and find it impossible to log off.
38b 13b "Journey to the Center of the Earth" Olivier Jean-Marie Olivier Jean-Marie November 11, 2005 (2005-11-11)
After seeing a documentary about volcanoes, the aliens decide to go to the center of the Earth in order to find a source of energy in the form of magma from a volcano that is capable of powering Etno's new rocket. However, after embarking on a 3-day expedition, they find out that getting the energy will not be so easy when they meet a man named Eddy (based on Eddy Merckx) and a fluffy creature named Jerry.
39a 14a "Abracadabra" Olivier Jean-Marie François Reczulski November 18, 2005 (2005-11-18)
A magician named Marty moves into the aliens' house and performs magic tricks on its lower floor. However, his assistant, Roger, is aware of the fact that his tricks are fake, so the aliens transform themselves into replacement human assistants with the SMTV to join his act.
39b 14b "Mummy's Boy" Franck Ekinci Charles Vaucelle November 25, 2005 (2005-11-25)
Etno is on the verge of giving up on trying to get back to Zigma B until a large woman and her son, Norman, move into the house. However, the aliens' attempt to get hold of Norman's getaway project only seems to succeed in bringing Norman and his mother closer to each other.
40a 15a "Soap Chick Number One" Nicolas Gallet François Reczulski December 2, 2005 (2005-12-02)
Bud has developed a new hobby of collecting numbered soap chicks from soap boxes. However, he is only missing one (which is the eponymous "Number One"), and when a new tenant named Thomas Mancini (who is based on Henry Mancini, 1924–1994) moves into the aliens' house and apparently has a Number One, Bud tries to steal it but fails. Meanwhile, Etno tries to go back in time to get another Number One for Bud.
40b 15b "Arctic Intelligence" François Rosso
Olivier Jean-Marie
Hugo Gittard December 9, 2005 (2005-12-09)
Because of Bud's blunder that has caused the city to freeze, he and the other aliens are stuck in the form of penguins. A scientist named Professor Etienne then moves into their house studying penguin intelligence and thinks that they would make perfect specimens to examine.
41a 16a "The Alien" Thomas Szabó Hugo Gittard December 16, 2005 (2005-12-16)
The aliens are looking for a flight tester but cannot seem to find a suitable one. Meanwhile, a young alien named Zekla is wishing to try out for the position, but Candy, Etno, Bud and Gorgious all think that, because of the way he appears to them, he is a human in disguise.
41b 16b "Be My Baby" Olivier Derynck Karim Bayadh December 23, 2005 (2005-12-23)
When Candy bans Etno from experimenting in the house for a week, he cannot control himself. Meanwhile, a stork's baby hatches from an egg that his mother laid down the house's chimney and thinks, because Etno is the first individual he saw on hatching, that he is his father.
42a 17a "S.O.S." Franck Ekinci François Reczulski December 30, 2005 (2005-12-30)
When Etno records a message to space in the hope that other aliens might hear it, travel down to Earth and take them back to Zigma B, two alien hunters named Gregor and Tatiana get hold of it. They then kidnap Etno and demand he inform them where Candy, Bud and Gorgious are.
42b 17b "The Collector" Olivier Jean-Marie Hugo Gittard January 6, 2006 (2006-01-06)
A nerdy collector moves into the aliens' house and might have their original spaceship (as in the one they were travelling in during both seasons' opening sequences). Excited, the aliens try to find out if the spaceship is real in an attempt to get back to their home planet.
43a 18a "Be My Friend" Nicolas Gallet Hugo Gittard January 13, 2006 (2006-01-13)
Candy comes across a diary belonging to a little girl who used to live in the house and incessantly tries to summon the girl's old friend Molux (which is pronounced "Maloo", but Etno actually says it the way it is spelled). When Molux does turn up, he spreads a pungent aroma due to his overgrown hair, so the aliens have to shave it off, and Etno realizes the hair can be used as a fuel for his latest spaceship.
43b 18b "Time Traveler" Nicolas Gallet François Reczulski January 20, 2006 (2006-01-20)
Etno uses a time period device to evolve a tadpole into a Neolithic human, named Ugg. Finding this specimen not very useful, Etno evolves him into a Middle Ages knight, followed by a 21st-century (which was the present day at the time the episode was filmed) man, and finally a Cyber Age (which is the future) person, resulting in the aliens' ticket to launching off Earth being lost when he takes it for himself.
44a 19a "Back to School Blues" Olivier Jean-Marie Charles Vaucelle January 27, 2006 (2006-01-27)
A school teacher named Mrs. Durante and her pupils have moved into the aliens' house. Candy, Bud and Gorgious want to get rid of her, but Etno hesitates because Bud has not had any education since they landed on Earth. Candy and Gorgious agree with Etno that Bud should start school, so they all transform into pupils themselves with the SMTV, but Etno does not like it because Mrs. Durante picks on him the most.
44b 19b "Remote Control Home" Franck Ekinci Hugo Gittard February 3, 2006 (2006-02-03)
Etno installs a robot named Halena in the house to set Candy, Bud and Gorgious straight. But when Gorgious cannot handle her any more and breaks her, she starts taking over the house. A McDonald's Corporation-style French fry box that has a yellow X (for "Xilam") on it, as opposed to the usual M for "McDonald's", is also shown on the aliens' television screen as Halena's symbol in this episode.
45a 20a "U.F.O." Olivier Jean-Marie François Reczulski February 10, 2006 (2006-02-10)
A family of alien lovers named Marie, Fred, Gustavo and Stephanie Friendly move into the aliens' house and try to make contact with outer space. This excites the aliens, who befriend them, but soon it gets out of hand. Stereo also made their final appearance in this episode.
45b 20b "Invisible Invaders" Thomas Szabó Charles Vaucelle February 17, 2006 (2006-02-17)
The aliens are harassed all day long by Harry, a real estate agent of Harry's Real Estate and Development Company, who wants to buy their house and build a five-story, $5,000 car-parking garage with an Olympic-sized swimming pool where it stands. Etno then decides to perfect his incredible extra-strength invisibility cream that can make the aliens and their house invisible (including Candy as a carrot, Etno as a piece of cheese, Bud as a pickle and Gorgious as a piece of sausage). At the end of the episode, the almost-finished car-parking garage just disappears, but the aliens' house always reappears back the way it is, and when Mr. Edward (Harry's boss) comes to the house to look for Harry's disappeared and unseen parking structure, he rips up his $20 million check and wrecks Harry's car with his longest limousine.
46a 21a "Inside Gorgious" Olivier Jean-Marie Hugo Gittard February 24, 2006 (2006-02-24)
Gorgious wakes up with a red bump-like virus known as the "Microbe Microbius" on the front of his head, and the other aliens are in shock until Etno puts him in the washing machine and quarantines him. Although Gorgious' disease is not contagious, it is difficult to cure, so Etno miniaturizes himself with the SMTV and enters Gorgious' inner body to get rid of the Microbe Microbius using Candy's vacuum cleaner.
46b 21b "Gorilla Island" Thomas Szabó François Reczulski March 3, 2006 (2006-03-03)
When the aliens' latest spaceship is struck by a lightning bolt, it crash-lands on an island that is inhabited by fierce gorillas. To the aliens' surprise the island is in the city zoo, but the gorillas have moved into their house, so they have to get them back out of there.
47a 22a "Welcome!" Olivier Jean-Marie Olivier Jean-Marie March 10, 2006 (2006-03-10)
The aliens are finally on their way back to Zigma B. However, when they arrive there, they are "welcomed" by Madame Zelza, Colonel Kenny, the Crash Test Dummy, Norman and his mother, Princess Zibouya, the Collector, Mrs. Durante and Molux, meaning that all of Etno's previous spaceships actually worked. The "welcoming party" forces the aliens to retreat back into their current spaceship, which Etno reveals only has two destinations programmed into it (Zigma B and Earth) when it takes off again, so they have no choice but to return to Earth in it.
47b 22b "Dr. Artichoke & Mister Candy" Thomas Szabó François Reczulski March 17, 2006 (2006-03-17)
To complete his vitamin encyclopedia, Etno gets Candy to taste a syrup which was left behind by the house's most recent tenant, a certain Dr. Jekyll. Candy finds that it tastes of artichoke, but during the night, he transforms into an evil, angry version of himself who attacks the others, and they are left wondering why they wake up with black eyes and plaster casts.
48a 23a "Buffalo Blues" Olivier Jean-Marie François Reczulski March 24, 2006 (2006-03-24)
A Native American named Nanook and his pet buffalo move into the aliens' house. Nanook sets up his tepee in the lounge, while his buffalo eats the plants. Candy loses it, while the others watch with curiosity. Nanook says that the house is on the land of his ancestors and he is not leaving. In an attempt to get rid of Nanook, the aliens go back in time to the 17th century (which was the time of his ancestors).
48b 23b "24H" Nicolas Gallet Hugo Gittard March 31, 2006 (2006-03-31)
Bud accidentally breaks the SMTV and is permanently transformed into a human. Candy, Etno and Gorgious must then help their friend return to his normal form within twenty-four hours, because if he does not, he will have no choice but to stay a human for the rest of his life.
49a 24a "The Alien King" Franck Ekinci Hugo Gittard April 7, 2006 (2006-04-07)
A spaceman named Colonel Fyodor Zakouski plans on going into space but lands in the aliens' house instead. Thinking that he is on another planet, he makes the aliens bow down to and worship him. This episode's name is also a parody of Walt Disney's The Lion King.
49b 24b "Doodle" Olivier Jean-Marie Charles Vaucelle April 14, 2006 (2006-04-14)
Bud finds an old childhood doodle and raises it like his own, while the others try to find its original artist. Oggy, his cousin Jack and their three cockroach nemeses (Joey, Marky and Dee Dee) are also seen in two pictures during this episode, along with Panda Manga and all four of the aliens in their forms of the 1950s Franco-Belgian comic characters Papa Smurf, Tintin, Lucky Luke and Obélix on five posters.
50a 25a "The Alien Show" Thomas Szabó
Olivier Jean-Marie
François Reczulski April 21, 2006 (2006-04-21)
While the aliens are watching a new reality television show named "Lost Story" (a parody of Loft Story, itself a retooling of the Dutch-created Big Brother), Etno recognizes its host as Fabrice LaRouche, a childhood friend from college who had worked as a mailman in the past, and as the prize for winning the show is a flying saucer, he decides to audition for it. The day before they are due to go on the show, the aliens hatch a scheme to give the winner back to the losers. Candy, Bud and Gorgious decide to team up and give a bad opinion about Etno. After Etno gets evicted, Candy is caught plotting against Bud, and Gorgious is caught eating a cake, so Bud is the winner. However, when they all try to go back to Zigma B again, they find that the saucer is out of service thanks to Fabrice scamming them. At the end, Fabrice is arrested by two Interstellar Postal Retrieval Service workers and sentenced to deliver mail for twenty light years. Oggy and his almost-identical twin sister Monica are also shown on the aliens' television screen in this segment.
50b 25b "Space Sailors" Olivier Jean-Marie Hugo Gittard April 28, 2006 (2006-04-28)
The aliens decide to sail away from the city in order to get away from humans. Unfortunately for them, a man who has been lost at sea and his wooden girlfriend (a figurehead of a mermaid from a galleon which he named "Simone") find their house and automatically move into it. The three cockroaches of Oggy also appeared in this episode (along with Robby from that show's third-season episode "Castaway Cats").
51a 26a "Fairy Tale" Franck Ekinci François Reczulski May 5, 2006 (2006-05-05)
The Big Bad Wolf from the folk story of Little Red Riding Hood moves into the aliens' house and tries to eat them. Jack the Giantkiller, Snow White and Prince Charming also appear in this episode.
51b 26b "Gorgious the 1st" Olivier Jean-Marie François Reczulski May 12, 2006 (2006-05-12)
Gorgious wants to be the boss of something, given that Candy, Etno and Bud all are. He then meets a tough-talking mouse who makes him the boss of the house. After this episode, France 3 did not renew the show for a third season, and when that network's Toowam (which this season was repeated as a part of after its original screening) was cancelled and replaced by Ludo in 2009, they stopped repeating it.

Stupid Invaders

An adventure game based on Space Goofs named Stupid Invaders was released in 2000–2001 by Ubi Soft.

Appearances in other Xilam series

  • In Shuriken School: The Ninja's Secret, a picture of Candy is on the cover of Jimmy B.'s manga, Star Attacks.
  • The characters also made a cameo in the Oggy and the Cockroaches episode "Night Watchmen" (the eponymous main characters for that series also made their first appearance in this one's third episode, "Venus Junior", when the aliens were watching their television)
  • In the Les Dalton episode "Le Secret Passage", when Candy was one of Joe's transformations in Fort Dalton.
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