Read “My Least Favorite Martian” at 512 Words or Fewer
According to Wikipedia:
My Favorite Martian was produced at the same time as other situation comedies that featured characters who could do extraordinary things, as a parody of the standard family situation comedy. The show was an example of science fiction comedy, differing from Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie in that the central character was a man, and in that he relied on science and advanced technology rather than magic.
I distinctly remember watching reruns of Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Star Trek, and Space: 1999 while growing up. This probably explains a lot about who I am today.