Lost Saucer


Jim NaborsFum
Ruth BuzziFi
Alice PlaytenAlice
Jarrod JohnsonJerry
Larry Larsen


Air Dates:

from 9/6/75 - 9/4/76 (as the Lost Saucer)
from 9/11/76 - 11/28/76 (as part of the Krofft Supershow)

Number of Episodes:


Plot Synopsis:

Using the familiar Krofft theme of "fish out of water tries to find a way home", the Lost Saucer concerned two androids from the year 2369, Fi and Fum, who land their saucer in modern day Chicago. The saucer landed outside the home of Jerry, a young boy and Fi and Fum invited Jerry and Alice, his babysitter, aboard the saucer to look around. Before Jerry and Alice could leave, various onlookers (including neighbors and various law enforcement units) showed up to investigate the saucer. Fearing that the onlookers would do them harm, the two androids took off in the saucer before Jerry and Alice could leave the ship. In there never ending quest to find their way back home, Alice and Jerry, along with Fi, Fum and their pet, Dorse (half dog/half horse), encountered a variety of creatures, personalities and cultures.

Like the main characters of most of the other Krofft shows, Jerry and Alice never managed to make it back home.


Jim Nabors was best known from playing Gomer Pyle on both the Andy Griffith Show and the spinoff show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.. Ruth Buzzi was probably best known from her years on Laugh-In. She returned to Saturday morning television in 1977 to provide the voice for Gladys, a character she had played on a series of reoccuring skits on Laugh-In, on Baggy Pants and the Nitwits and she has continued doing voice work during the 80s and 90s. Like Buzzi, Alice Playten has been active doing voiceover work for various cartoons in the 80s and 90s. Larry Larsen continued working with the Kroffts, he appeared as a regular on the Donny and Marie Show and played Duncey on Magic Mongo.


(May 2008) Once again, a three hour block of Krofft shows are airing on cable in California. Currently, the Lost Saucer is not part of the block, but if the station follows their previous pattern, the show will be rotated into the lineup once some of the currently airing shows have aired all of their episodes. More information is available here.

Episode List:

894X2RY713, I Love You - The Tiny Years - My Fair Robot - Transylvania 2300 - Beautiful Downtown Atlantis- Where Did Everybody Go? - Get a Dorse - Androids Come Home - Valley of the Chickaphants - Return to the Valley of the Chickaphants - The Laughing Years - Return to the Valley of the Chickaphants - Fat is Beautiful - Planet of Lookalikes - Fi Am Woman - Polka Dot Years - Land of the Talking Plants


Opening Theme

Images/Screen Captures:

(click on images for larger versions)

Fi and Fum
in flight


Ruth Buzzi's Official Site

The Lost Saucer page at the IMDB

The Lost Saucer page at Jump the Shark


The first two episodes are available on VHS Additionally, the "Return To The Valley Of The Chickaphants" episode was included on the Krofft Box Set, which is available on VHS and DVD.

The first five episodes of the show were included in Columbia House's "The World of Sid and Marty Krofft", Re-TV/Family series. These appear to be out of print, but used copies can usually be found on Ebay from time to time.

For more information on how to find this and other show, click here.

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