Aliens in America Episodes

2007, TV Show

Aliens in America Season 1 episodes

Raja at Sixteen Season 1, Episode 18

In the series finale, Raja is interested in a Muslim girl, so Franny arranges a date for him that includes both families. Justin then feels pressure to date, so he goes out with a neurotic gal, and Claire dates a German exchange student. read more

Wake at the Lake Season 1, Episode 17

Raja raises awareness for Students Against Drunk Driving by planning a mock funeral for a classmate who "died" in an alcohol-related accident. But jealousy erupts when Raja selects Justin to be the pretend victim and not the school's most popular student, the traditional choice each year. read more

Smutty Books Season 1, Episode 16

A mom tries to ban so-called smutty books from school after Justin's English class is assigned to read "Madame Bovary"; and Justin's parents learn that he likes to draw pictures of nude women. read more

The Muslim Card Season 1, Episode 15

Raja befriends a girl who is ostracized by most other students, but he soon regrets it when she turns out to be extremely annoying and believes they are dating. Back at home, Gary and Franny click with their new neighbors until they learn the couple's shocking secret. read more

One Hundred Thousand Miles Season 1, Episode 14

Raja runs away from the Tolchucks' home because he believes they resent him after he is responsible for a family trip being postponed, and he asks Mr. Matthews to place him with a different family. read more

Community Theater Season 1, Episode 13

Justin auditions for a community-theater production of "Rent" because a cute girl is playing the female lead. Elsewhere, Claire works a teen hotline at school, but when she's unable to help anyone, a sympathetic Raja calls in using a fake name and American accent and tells her his problems. read more

Hunting Season 1, Episode 12

Gary takes Justin and Raja hunting because he wants to push his son in a manlier direction after Justin announces his future plans to bypass a career and be a stay-at-home dad. Elsewhere, Franny and Claire have a strong disagreement, which leads to a confrontation in a local nightclub. read more

Mom's Coma Season 1, Episode 11

Justin becomes the target of a bully at school, so he makes up a story about his mom being in a coma, hoping to gain the bigger guy's sympathy and not get beaten up. Elsewhere, Franny accidentally bumps a parked car and leaves a note for the owner, but when Gary finds out he tries to retrieve the note before it's found. read more

'Church' Season 1, Episode 10

The show opens with the Tolchucks getting all spruced up to go on their ritual Sunday voyage to Shop World. Raja tells Franny that their weekly ritual is a lot like going to church; they go together as a family every Sunday and leave behind roughly ten percent of their income. Heh. Shocked that Raja thinks her family is so spiritually devoid, she decides the family is going back to their church that minute... only to find out it has now become a Chicken Wing restaurant. Determined to find some faith, they head to a mega chuch, complete with a coffee bar, music section and housewares department. Here we get to see Gary's obsession with a bargain (buying collectible saint plates), Justin finding his faith when he prays for a school bullies demise, and it happens, and Franny feeling relief when she manipulates Claire (who has asked for birth control pills for Christmas) into joining the "chastity club."It just gets more and more awesome with each passing minute. Justin thinks that his ... read more

Junior Prank Season 1, Episode 9

Justin and Raja help carry out the annual junior-class school prank, but things go awry when their conscience kicks in. Back at home, Gary looks for work, Franny starts selling stuff around the house over the Internet and Claire inexplicably bonds with the alpaca herd while caring for them. read more

My Musky, Myself Season 1, Episode 8

Claire persuades Justin to be the school's fish mascot, but he gets too frightened to perform. Elsewhere, Gary spends his days at a giant hardware store where he pretends he is employed and actually helps customers. read more

Purple Heart Season 1, Episode 7

Raja starts smoking when he gets stressed out about some exams. Unfortunately, his bad habit spreads to Franny and Gary, who gave up cigarettes years ago. Elsewhere, Justin refuses to talk to Claire after she embarrasses him at school. read more

Homecoming Season 1, Episode 6

Justin is crushed and out for revenge when Raja's idea for the junior-class homecoming float is chosen over his own; Franny tries on Claire's sexy homecoming dress and Gary finds her irresistible in it, but when he learns the revealing dress belongs to Claire, he forbids his daughter to wear it. read more

Help Wanted Season 1, Episode 5

Gary is fired from his job, but he's too ashamed to tell Franny. Meanwhile, Raja gets a job at a convenience store that is a popular teen hangout, a position that's threatened after he refuses to sell beer to his classmates with fake ID cards. read more

The Metamorphosis Season 1, Episode 4

Raja persuades a sexy girl in school to dress more modestly and concentrate on developing her mind. While working with Raja and the girl on a project, Justin begins to think she likes him. At home, Franny gives Gary a fashion makeover. read more

Rocket Club Season 1, Episode 3

Justin and his buddies make up a fake after-school rocket club so they can hang out, but when Franny hears about their group she insists they allow Raja to join. Unfortunately, Raja buys supplies to build a real rocket and is thought by police to be a terrorist. Meanwhile, Claire tries out for cheerleader and finds the process is nothing to cheer about. read more

No Man Is an Island Season 1, Episode 2

Justin tries to distance himself from Raja at school after Raja inadvertently embarrasses him and makes friends with an unpopular kid. At home, Claire's boyfriend camps out on the lawn after she breaks up with him. read more

Pilot Season 1, Episode 1

The Tolchucks agree to host an exchange student, but they are shocked when they learn he is a Muslim from Pakistan. Immediately, Franny wants to send him packing and fears he will try to convert Justin. read more

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Premiered: October 01, 2007
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A Pakistani Muslim exchange student adjusts to life and high school in a Wisconsin town with the help of a nerdy 16-year-old.

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