Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)

PG | 100 mins | Comedy, Science fiction, Musical, Romance | 12 May 1989

Director:

Julien Temple

Producer:

Tony Garnett

Cinematographer:

Oliver Stapleton

Editor:

Richard Halsey

Production Designer:

Dennis Gassner

Production Company:

Kestrel Films
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HISTORY

       Preceding the opening credits and during the film, English language subtitles are used to decipher the language for the Jhazalla alien characters “Wiploc,” played by actor Jim Carrey, “Zeebo,” played by actor Damon Wayans, and “Mac,” played by actor Jeff Goldblum.
       According to a brief in the Oct 1985 issue of Ms. magazine, Julie Brown’s Sire Records recording contract was “picked up” by parent company, Warner Bros., after the 1984 release of her extended play (EP) album, Goddess In Progress, featuring the song, “Earth Girls Are Easy.” In addition, Warner Bros. employed Brown’s writing team, consisting of herself, Charlie Coffey, and Terrence McNally, to write a musical comedy, referring to the title, Earth Girls Are Easy, that would be feature Brown. In a 30 Apr 1989 LAT interview, Brown stated that although she had been hired to write the film as a vehicle for herself, the studio later “wanted a real star.” Producer Tony Garnett revealed in a 9 Aug 1988 Village Voice interview that Warner Bros. expressed interest in actress Molly Ringwald or singer Madonna for the film’s role. Garnett also stated that he wanted to hire director Julien Temple, but Warner Bros. disagreed and placed the film “into turnaround.” Other studios were approached, but did not want Temple as the director. Later, Garnett obtained financing for the film and distribution commitments from De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG). The 30 Aug 1988 HR reported “a negative pick-up” deal with French bank Crédit Lyonnais, in which DEG put up $7.5 million for the North American rights, and Columbia ... More Less

       Preceding the opening credits and during the film, English language subtitles are used to decipher the language for the Jhazalla alien characters “Wiploc,” played by actor Jim Carrey, “Zeebo,” played by actor Damon Wayans, and “Mac,” played by actor Jeff Goldblum.
       According to a brief in the Oct 1985 issue of Ms. magazine, Julie Brown’s Sire Records recording contract was “picked up” by parent company, Warner Bros., after the 1984 release of her extended play (EP) album, Goddess In Progress, featuring the song, “Earth Girls Are Easy.” In addition, Warner Bros. employed Brown’s writing team, consisting of herself, Charlie Coffey, and Terrence McNally, to write a musical comedy, referring to the title, Earth Girls Are Easy, that would be feature Brown. In a 30 Apr 1989 LAT interview, Brown stated that although she had been hired to write the film as a vehicle for herself, the studio later “wanted a real star.” Producer Tony Garnett revealed in a 9 Aug 1988 Village Voice interview that Warner Bros. expressed interest in actress Molly Ringwald or singer Madonna for the film’s role. Garnett also stated that he wanted to hire director Julien Temple, but Warner Bros. disagreed and placed the film “into turnaround.” Other studios were approached, but did not want Temple as the director. Later, Garnett obtained financing for the film and distribution commitments from De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG). The 30 Aug 1988 HR reported “a negative pick-up” deal with French bank Crédit Lyonnais, in which DEG put up $7.5 million for the North American rights, and Columbia Pictures put up $3.5 million for international rights.
       A 23 Aug 1987 LAT article reported that film executive Amy Pascal had “made her reputation” by being involved with the film’s development, but she does not receive onscreen credit.
       According to a 7 Oct 1987 Var production chart, principal photography began on 15 Aug 1987 in Los Angeles, CA. A 13 Sep 1987 LAT news item listed filming also took place in Studio City, CA, and at iconic landmark bakery, Randy’s Donuts, in Inglewood, CA, as reported in a 7 Jan 1990 LAT item. An article in the 19 May 1989 edition of BAM magazine noted production lasted for twelve weeks and the budget was $11 million.
       The film was scheduled for release the following year on 10 Jun 1988 through DEG, as noted in a 21 Oct 1987 Var item. However, the 6 Jan 1988 Var reported DEG was dissolving the distribution part of the company, and seeking to sell the rights to the their library of films. This picture, as well as other yet to be released titles, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989, see entry) and Pumpkinhead (1989, see entry), were screened for Carolco, Lorimar, MGM/UA, and Twentieth Century Fox. The 9 Aug 1988 Village Voice reported that producer Tony Garnett promoted the film by inviting studios, including MGM and Vestron Pictures, “to venture outside the confines of their lots, offices, and home to attend a couple of tumultuously packed evening screenings,” hoping an audience reaction to the film would encourage interest. An announcement in the 12 Sep 1988 HR stated Vestron Pictures had acquired domestic distribution rights to Earth Girls Are Easy. The 30 Aug 1988 HR reported that Columbia sold their foreign rights to the picture to Odyssey Distributors. Upon acquisition, Odyssey wanted to screen the film the following month at the 1988 MIFED in Milan, Italy, once re-shoots and changes in music were completed.
       The film was screened at the Toronto Festival of Festivals on 9 Sep 1988 in Canada, as noted in the 12 Sep 1988 DV review. The pictured was also shown at the San Francisco International Film Festival in San Francisco, CA, in Mar 1989.
       Although a 30 Oct 1988 LAT brief announced the film was scheduled for release in Feb 1989, the film’s premiere occurred on 2 May 1989 at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA, as reported by the 4 May 1989 LAT. An article in the 5 May 1989 HR stated that Vestron’s marketing for the film included “a college-student publicity campaign of screenings and contests,” advertisements on television and radio, and the release of the film’s soundtrack on 9 May 1989. The 5 May 1989 HR also noted that Vestron music consultant and supervisor Jimmy Ienner had been brought in and “added five new songs and remixed the movie.” However, Ienner is not credited onscreen. Vestron also scheduled the picture’s release for 12 May 1989 in Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles; New York City; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco; Toronto; and Washington, D.C., followed by up to 400 additional prints starting the following month on 2 Jun 1989.
       The 16 May 1989 LAT reported that the film grossed $892,742 at the box-office over its opening weekend.
       The film gives actress Julie Brown an “Introducing” credit, although she appeared in the 1980 feature film Any Which Way You Can (see entry) as the character of “Candy.”
       A draft of the screenplay dated 15 May 1987 in the AFI Library referred to the character “Zeebo” as “Webo,” and the character “Wiploc” as “Ziploc.” While the 12 Sep 1988 DV and 14 Sep 1988 Var reviews, and print announcement for the film’s showing at the 1989 San Francisco International Film Festival, refer to Geena Davis’s character as “Julie,” in the film the character is credited as “Valerie.”
       Although there is a 1988 copyright statement on the film for Earth Girls Movie Company, it was not registered for copyright at the time of its release. Vestron Pictures, Inc. registered for copyright on 5 Jan 1990 under the number PA0000447233.
      End credits acknowledge footage from the following: “Jungle Manhunt,” “Gun Fury” and “Earth vs. The Flying Saucers,” courtesy of Columbia Pictures; “The Price Is Right,” courtesy of Mark Goodson Productions; scenes from “The Nutty Professor,” courtesy of Paramount Pictures Corporation; “Beauty and The Beast,” courtesy of Janus Films; “Rebel Without A Cause,” courtesy of Warner Bros., Inc.; Playmate Workout footage courtesy of Playboy Programs, Inc.; film footage courtesy of The Meribec Company; film footage courtesy of Japan America Television, Inc.; prerecorded footage supplied by CNN © Cable News Network, Inc. 1987, all rights reserved. End credits also state: “The Filmakers Wish To Thank Jerry Lewis; Michael Ostin; Jackie Gerken; Allied Health Uniform Company; Group IV Recording; Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.”
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SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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BAM
19 May 1989
p. 10, 77.
Daily Variety
12 Sep 1988
p. 3, 10.
Hollywood Reporter
30 Aug 1988
p. 3, 92.
Hollywood Reporter
12 Sep 1988.
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Hollywood Reporter
27 Mar 1989
p. 3, 34.
Hollywood Reporter
5 May 1989
p. 3, 326.
Los Angeles Times
23 Aug 1987
Calendar, p. 18.
Los Angeles Times
13 Sep 1987
Calendar, p. 88.
Los Angeles Times
30 Oct 1988
Calendar, p. 7.
Los Angeles Times
30 Apr 1989
Calendar, p. 22.
Los Angeles Times
4 May 1989
View, p. 2.
Los Angeles Times
12 May 1989
Calendar, p. 6.
Los Angeles Times
16 May 1989
Calendar, p. 2.
Los Angeles Times
7 Jan 1990
Metro, p. 5.
Ms.
Oct 1985.
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New York Times
12 May 1989
Section C, p. 13.
Variety
7 Oct 1987
p. 6.
Variety
21 Oct 1987
p. 497.
Variety
6 Jan 1988
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14 Sep 1988
p. 27.
Village Voice
9 Aug 1988
p. 61, 63.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
A Kestrel Films Production
A Julien Temple Film
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
2d 2d asst dir
PRODUCERS
Line prod
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Addl cam op
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
Loader
Best boy elec
Rigging gaffer
Elec
Musco light op
Best boy grip
Dolly grip
Rigging grip
STEADICAM® op
STEADICAM® op
STEADICAM® op
Still photog
Gyrosphere cam op
Gyrosphere asst cam
Video playback
Gyrosphere provided by
Grip and elec equip provided by
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Assoc art dir
Art dept coord
Storyboard artist
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Asst film ed
Asst film ed
Asst film ed
Asst film ed
Negative cutter
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Prop master
Asst prop master
Asst prop master
Lead man
Swing master
Set dresser
Set dresser
Set dresser
Const coord
Const coord
Const foreman
Const foreman
Const foreman
Draftsman
Head scenic artist
Spaceship const
COSTUMES
Cost des
Asst cost des
Ward supv
Costumer
MUSIC
Mus score comp
Supv mus ed
Mus ed
Asst music ed
Asst mus supv
Assoc mus supv
Mus project mgr
Mus prod coord
Streamline scoring systems by
Mus supv
Finale & addl underscore
Finale & addl underscore
SOUND
Prod sd mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Supv sd ed
Sd ed
Dial ed
Dial ed
Foley ed
Sd des
Sd des, Comufx
Asst sd ed
Foley artist
Foley artist
Cable puller
ADR voice consultants
DOLBY STEREO® consultant
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec visual eff by
Visual eff supv, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Visual eff supv, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Visual eff supv, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Motion control supv, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Motion control photog, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Motion control photog, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Motion control photog, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Motion control photog, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Motion control photog, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Motion control photog, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Anim supv, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Asst anim, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Anim cam, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Matte painting, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Opt compositing, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Eff ed, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Eff prod coord, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Eff prod supv, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Eff prod, Dream Quest visual eff unit
Aliens created by
[Roark Productions]
[Roark Productions]
[Roark Productions]
[Roark Productions]
[Roark Productions]
Spec eff coord
Spec mechanical fabrication and miniatures by
Matte painting, Lee Film Design
Titles and opticals by
DANCE
Curl Up and Dye dancer
Curl Up and Dye dancer
Curl Up and Dye dancer
Curl Up and Dye dancer
Curl Up and Dye dancer
Curl Up and Dye dancer
Choreog
Choreog
Choreog
Choreog
Choreog - "Brand New Girl"
Co-choreog - "Deca Dance"
Choreog - "'Cause I'm A Blond"
MAKEUP
Asst hairstylist
Makeup artist
Asst makeup artist
Alien makeup des
Alien makeup & hair asst
Alien makeup & hair asst
Alien makeup & hair asst
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Post prod supv
Scr supv
Prod auditor
Asst to Mr. Temple
Loc mgr
Transportation coord
Transportation capt
Generator op
Asst auditor
Prod secy
Prod secy
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Asst to Mr. Garnett
Casting assoc
Extras casting
Unit pub
Helicopter pilot
Aerial coord
Aerial ground safety
Craft service
Animal wrangler
Product placement
Completion guarantee
STAND INS
Stunt coord
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
ANIMATION
Anim title seq
Title seq prod, Lee Film Design
Anim des, Lee Film Design
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col by
SOURCES
SONGS
“‘Cause I’m A Blond,” written by Julie Brown, Charles Coffey and Dennis Poore, produced by Terrence McNally and Danny Larsen, performed by Julie Brown
“Summer Of Love,” written by Ricky Wilson, Cindy Wilson, Keith Strickland and Kate Pierson, produced by Tony Mansfield, performed by The B-52’s, courtesy of Island Records and Warner Bros. Records, Inc., by special arrangement with Warner Special Products
“I Like ‘Em Big And Stupid,” written by Julie Brown, Charles Coffey, Ray Colcord and Terrence McNally, produced by Steven Lindsey and Julie Brown, performed by Julie Brown, courtesy of Sire Records, by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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SONGS
“‘Cause I’m A Blond,” written by Julie Brown, Charles Coffey and Dennis Poore, produced by Terrence McNally and Danny Larsen, performed by Julie Brown
“Summer Of Love,” written by Ricky Wilson, Cindy Wilson, Keith Strickland and Kate Pierson, produced by Tony Mansfield, performed by The B-52’s, courtesy of Island Records and Warner Bros. Records, Inc., by special arrangement with Warner Special Products
“I Like ‘Em Big And Stupid,” written by Julie Brown, Charles Coffey, Ray Colcord and Terrence McNally, produced by Steven Lindsey and Julie Brown, performed by Julie Brown, courtesy of Sire Records, by arrangement with Warner Special Products
“Cosmic Thing,” written by Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson, Fred Schneider III, and Keith Strickland, produced by Nile Rodgers, performed by The B-52’s, courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
“Brand New Girl,” written by Julie Brown, Charles Coffey and Dennis Poore, produced by Nile Rodgers, performed by Julie Brown
“Route 66,” written by Bobby Troup, produced by Depeche Mode and David Bascombe, performed by Depeche Mode, courtesy of Sire Records/Mute Records, by arrangement with Warner Special Products
“Throb,” composed, produced and performed by Stewart Copeland, co-produced by Jeff Seitz
“The Appliance Symphony,” written by Don Was, David Was and Luis Resto, produced by Nile Rodgers and Don Was, performed by Luis Restaurant’s World
“The Ground You Walk On,” written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, produced by Nile Rodgers, performed by Geena Davis
“En Alte Schwyzer,” performed by The Ländler Band, conducted by Jost Ribary, courtesy of Monitor Records
“Un Corazon En Libertad,” written by Bob Parr and Jai Winding, performed by Meri D.
“Animal Attraction,” written by Angelyne and Michael Dosco, performed by Angelyne
“Andy Griffith Theme,” composed by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer
“Body To Body,” written by Nile Rodgers and Carole Davis, produced Nile Rodgers, performed by Carole Davis, courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
“Theme From Love Story (Finale)” composed by Francis Lai and Carl Sigman, courtesy of Paramount Picture Corporation
“Earth Girls Are Easy,” written by Julie Brown, Charles Coffey, Terrence McNally and Sterling Smith, produced and performed by Nile Rodgers
“Hit Me,” written and produced by Paul Robb, performed by Information Society, courtesy of Tommy Boy Music, Inc.
“Who Do You Love,” written by Ellas McDaniel, produced by William & Jim Reid with John Loder at Southern Studios, performed by Jesus and Mary Chain, courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
“Love Train,” written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, produced by Nile Rodgers, performed by Daryl Hall & John Oates, courtesy of Arista Records
“Baby Gonna Shake,” written by Stephen Bray and Linda Mallah, produced by Stephen Bray, performed by Royalty, courtesy of Warner Bros. Records.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
12 May 1989
Premiere Information:
Toronto Festival of Festivals screening: 9 September 1988
Hollywood, CA premiere: 2 May 1989
Los Angeles and New York openings: 12 May 1989
Production Date:
15 August--late October 1987
Copyright Claimant:
Vestron Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
5 January 1990
Copyright Number:
PA0000447233
Physical Properties:
Sound
Dolby Stereo ® in Selected Theatres
Color
Lenses
Filmed in Panavision®
Duration(in mins):
100
MPAA Rating:
PG
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
29106
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Fur-covered aliens travel in a spaceship from the planet Jhazalla. As the blue-furred leader, Mac, hibernates, red-furred Wiploc complains to yellow-furred Zeebo that he misses female companionship. On Earth in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California, manicurist Valerie is awakened by her fiancé, Dr. Ted Gallagher, arriving home late from Our Lady of the Valley Hospital. Valerie tries to persuade him to make love, but Ted is too tired and suggests that tomorrow would be better. However, Valerie reminds him that she will be gone over the weekend. In the morning, Ted goes to the gym with doctors Bob and Rick. While working out, Ted confesses he is no longer attracted to Valerie. Meanwhile, Valerie arrives at the Curl Up & Dye salon for work. She tells her friend and the salon manager, Candy, that she and Ted have not made love in two weeks. Candy offers to makeover Valerie with blonde hair and blue contact lenses to entice Ted. In the evening, Valerie surprises Ted as he arrives home with Robin, a nurse. Valerie kicks him out of the house and destroys his belongings. The next morning after fixing her hair and removing the contact lenses, Valerie receives a telephone call from Candy and cries over Ted’s cheating on her. Meanwhile, Zeebo and Wiploc receive a television signal from Earth featuring attractive human women. Focusing the spaceship periscope onto the planet, they see Valerie sunbathing. While fighting over the periscope, Wiploc pushes Zeebo into the control panel and knocks the ship off course. Mac awakens and steers the damaged ship ... +


Fur-covered aliens travel in a spaceship from the planet Jhazalla. As the blue-furred leader, Mac, hibernates, red-furred Wiploc complains to yellow-furred Zeebo that he misses female companionship. On Earth in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California, manicurist Valerie is awakened by her fiancé, Dr. Ted Gallagher, arriving home late from Our Lady of the Valley Hospital. Valerie tries to persuade him to make love, but Ted is too tired and suggests that tomorrow would be better. However, Valerie reminds him that she will be gone over the weekend. In the morning, Ted goes to the gym with doctors Bob and Rick. While working out, Ted confesses he is no longer attracted to Valerie. Meanwhile, Valerie arrives at the Curl Up & Dye salon for work. She tells her friend and the salon manager, Candy, that she and Ted have not made love in two weeks. Candy offers to makeover Valerie with blonde hair and blue contact lenses to entice Ted. In the evening, Valerie surprises Ted as he arrives home with Robin, a nurse. Valerie kicks him out of the house and destroys his belongings. The next morning after fixing her hair and removing the contact lenses, Valerie receives a telephone call from Candy and cries over Ted’s cheating on her. Meanwhile, Zeebo and Wiploc receive a television signal from Earth featuring attractive human women. Focusing the spaceship periscope onto the planet, they see Valerie sunbathing. While fighting over the periscope, Wiploc pushes Zeebo into the control panel and knocks the ship off course. Mac awakens and steers the damaged ship into Valerie’s pool. To prove to herself the spaceship is an hallucination, Valerie swims into it, but hits her head. To save Valerie from drowning, Mac brings her aboard the spaceship. After regaining consciousness and realizing she is not in danger, Valerie invites the space men into the house. Inside, she telephones Woody, the pool maintenance man, to come over and drain the pool. As Mac, Wiploc and Zeebo explore, they find Valerie’s cat, Bambi. Wiploc picks Bambi up, but the cat attacks him. Wiploc initiates a Jhazalla “love touch,” and Valerie sees Bambi instantly become affectionate. Woody arrives and Valerie disguises the spaceship as a “pool patio.” As Woody informs Valerie that the pool will not be fully drained until tomorrow, Mac, Zeebo and Wiploc turn on the television and mimic sounds from shows and commercials. During an advertisement for the country of Finland featuring blonde women, the telephone rings, and Ted leaves a message telling Valerie he will return home in the evening. Fearing Ted’s reaction to the aliens, Valerie takes Mac, Zeebo and Wiploc to the Curl Up & Dye salon. Candy screams when she sees the aliens, but Valerie convinces her that they need to be disguised. After their shaving and waxing, Candy and Valerie see that Wiploc, Zeebo and Mac are handsome men. Leaving the salon, Valerie tells Candy she may forgive Ted for bringing another woman home. At a stoplight, three blonde women in a Jeep flirt with Wiploc. Thinking they are from Finland, Wiploc gets into their vehicle. Valerie follows the Jeep to the local nightclub, Deca Dance. When Candy insists they stay, Valerie goes to the outdoor patio followed by Mac. Inside, Candy’s friend Tanya asks Zeebo to dance. While on the dance floor, club regular Demone cuts in. When Zeebo begins copying Demone’s dances, Demone challenges Zeebo to a dance contest, and Zeebo wins. Outside, Valerie tells Mac she is looking for her “Mr. Right.” As they lean toward each other to kiss, Wiploc yells from inside the club. Valerie sees Candy kissing Wiploc. Meanwhile, Ted arrives home finding his belongings destroyed and Valerie missing. While on the telephone with police, Ted sees Valerie arrive with Mac, Wiploc and Zeebo. Valerie says she won a contest through MTV (Music Television) to spend a weekend with a rock 'n' roll band. As Ted and Valerie talk, Wiploc tries to eat one of Ted’s tropical fish from his fish tank. Upset, Ted starts to strangle Wiploc. Suddenly, police officers Joe and Mike arrive in response to Ted’s call. However, Valerie tells them that Ted is attacking her houseguests. As the officers escort Ted away, he declares the wedding is off. Depressed, Valerie goes into the bedroom. When Mac goes to check up on her, she tells him she only wants to be happy and feel good. Mac tells her he could do that. As he undresses, Valerie sees Mac’s alien form is the same as a human male. Attracted to him, Valerie kisses Mac. With his love touch, Mac makes love to Valerie. Later, Valerie dreams aliens and robots have taken over her neighborhood. In the morning, Valerie rests her head on Mac’s chest, and hears two separate heartbeats. Mac tells her everyone on Jhazalla has two hearts. Later, Mac, Wiploc and Zeebo fix their spaceship in the drained swimming pool. Woody arrives and tells Wiploc and Zeebo about his morning at the beach. Hearing about the beautiful women there, Wiploc and Zeebo want to go to the beach and Woody offers to drive. On the telephone, Valerie complains to Ted that it has been a long time since he has said, “I love you.” Mac overhears the conversation. Meanwhile, Woody stops for gasoline at a service station. A young boy named Bryan appears with a toy water gun. After Zeebo takes the water gun, Bryan’s mother yells for him to return to their car. Woody asks Wiploc and Zeebo to purchase snacks at the station’s mini mart. The cashier sees Wiploc and Zeebo with the water gun and believes it to be real. He gives the aliens the money from the cash register, and triggers the silent alarm as they return to the car and Woody walks in to pay for the gasoline. Just then, a blonde woman in a pink Corvette pulls into the station and asks Wiploc and Zeebo to move Woody’s car. Getting in the driver’s seat, Zeebo runs into the Corvette, dislodging Woody’s bumper. Putting the car in reverse, Zeebo and Wiploc steer Woody’s car into the carwash then drive away. While Woody is on the telephone with Valerie to tell her about Wiploc and Zeebo robbing the mini mart, Mac arrives. As police officers Joe and Mike interview the pink Corvette owner, she points to Mac and they arrest him. Valerie arrives on the scene and explains that Mac is innocent. However, they do not believe her and she insists on being arrested as well, but the officers refuse because she has not done anything illegal. To remedy the situation, Valerie picks up Woody’s discarded bumper, hits the patrol car, and is arrested. Zeebo and Wiploc continue to drive into oncoming traffic on the freeway. Losing control, they drive off a bridge and crash into the center of a giant plaster donut atop a donut shop. Afterward, they are sent to the Our Lady of the Valley Hospital for medical attention. In the Emergency Room, Ted is assigned to look them over. Placing his stethoscope on their chests, he hears two heartbeats. Meanwhile, on their way to jail, Valerie and Mac hear over the police radio that Zeebo and Wiploc are at Ted’s hospital. Valerie tells Mac to use his love touch on the officers. When Mac touches Joe and Mike, they become attracted to each other. Arriving at the hospital, Valerie recognizes one of the nurses as Robin, the woman Ted brought home. With the plastic water gun, Valerie forces Robin into a patient’s room and demands her nurse’s uniform. Disguised as a doctor and nurse, Mac and Valerie arrive in the operating room as Ted prepares Wiploc and Zeebo for surgery. Valerie insists she does not hear abnormal heartbeats, and suggests Ted try his stethoscope on her. Mac mimics a double heartbeat in Ted’s ear, while Zeebo and Wiploc make other sounds. Confused by the different noises, Ted leaves. In the parking lot, Valerie tells the aliens to get in the backseat of Ted’s car. Ted sees Valerie and asks her to drive him home. On the way, Ted suggests eloping to Las Vegas, Nevada. At a stoplight, Valerie agrees and kisses Ted. Unnoticed, Mac, Wiploc, and Zeebo sneak out of the car and return to their spaceship. Arriving home, Ted calls Barbara, another doctor, at the hospital to cover his shifts. While Valerie packs, Ted assures Barbara he will still be able to see her behind Valerie’s back. Valerie goes to say good-bye to her alien friends. Ted follows and becomes scared when he sees the spaceship. Mac focuses his love touch on Valerie and Ted and they begin kissing. When the spaceship lifts off, Valerie pulls away from Ted and calls out that Mac is her “Mr. Right.” As Mac brings Valerie aboard, Candy arrives. Seeing Valerie kissing Mac, she wishes them well as they leave for Jhazalla. +

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