Marvin Marvin

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Marvin Marvin
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Nickelodeon's version of Mork & Mindy but with none of the likability and charm, starring the boy who plays Fred as the show's titular space alien!
Genre: Science fiction comedy
Running Time: 23 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: November 24, 2012 – April 27, 2013
Network(s): Nickelodeon
Created by: Jon Ross
Jeff Bushell
Starring: Lucas Cruikshank
Pat Finn
Mim Drew
Victory Van Tuyl
Jacob Bertrand
Casey Sander
Camille Spirlin
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 19


Marvin Marvin is an American science fiction slapstick comedy television series that aired from November 24, 2012 to April 27, 2013.

Plot

The shows follows the adventures of a teenage alien named Marvin who was sent to Earth by his parents in order to protect him from evil invaders on his home plane, Klooton. Under the supervision of his new human family, Marvin tries to adjust to life on Earth as a normal American teenager.

Why It Sucks

  1. Marvin is a very annoying and unfunny title character.
  2. The premise a bland and unoriginal idea for a TV series.
  3. It rips off Mork & Mindy as Mork is an alien who comes to Earth and tries to act like a normal human.
  4. The plot of each episode becomes increasingly stupid.
  5. A lot of the human characters are unlikable, especially with the human family.
  6. Some plot holes. Like how did Marvin's real parents not come and get him, even at the end of the only season?
  7. It heavily relies on gross-out humor. From Marvin drinking his snot, to eating his Grandfather's toenail, to Marvin claiming his hearing organs are in his butt.
  8. The title is just stupid, unoriginal, and a rip-off of Marvin the Martian from Looney TunesBTSW.
  9. Terrible acting, even from Lucas Cruikshank as the title character.
  10. An overused laugh track plays at the most unfunny lines.
  11. Marvin's true alien form in live-action is just plain disturbing.
  12. Poor excuse of a theme song, if you can even call it that since it's technically not a song.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. At least Lucas Cruikshank doesn't use his typical Fred voice in this show.
  2. Teri's best friend Brianna is a likable character.
  3. Marvin's true alien form in the animated intro and transitions were passable.
  4. The sub-plot in the fourth was pretty good.

Trivia

  • After the show got cancelled after only one season, Lucas Cruikshank announced that he left Nickelodeon for good.
  • Also following the series' cancellation, Lucas Cruikshank came out as homosexual/gay.

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FreezingTNT

10 months ago
Score 0
nostalgia intensifies (And yes, there can be nostalgia for bad shows too.)

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