ALIENS IN AMERICA – My new favorite comedy TV show

Aliens In America - Rocket Club -  Adhir Kalyan as Raja Musharaff and Dan Byrd as Justin Tolchuck

I had to mention last night’s episode of the CW’s ALIENS IN AMERICA, “Rocket Club.”

I love Aliens in America, I find myself really looking forward to watching it, which is pretty ironic since I didn’t think I would be watching it at all. But Adhir Kalyan, who plays Raja Musharaff, has won me over. He is so funny, I laugh out loud every episode.

Seriously, at some point in “Rocket Club”, Raja starts telling Justin’s mom, Franny (Amy Pietz), this huge lie about their pretend Rocket Club, and he goes on and on and each lie gets worse and worse. Justin finally makes him stops and takes him to the other room and asks him why he said all that. Now, Raja’s response made me laugh so hard I had to pause the show for a while until I came down because I couldn’t follow anymore.

So yeah, I’d recommend you watch it if you want to spend a fun 30 minutes with the Tolchuck Family and their exchange student Raja.

Episode Summary and more photos after the jump.

“Rocket Club” Episode Summary: When Franny (Amy Pietz) insists that Raja (Adhir Kalyan) join Justin’s (Dan Byrd) after-school Rocket Club, Justin is forced to let Raja in on the secret that no such club exists; it was simply an excuse for Justin to get away from Franny’s constant supervision and have some time with his buddies. Horrified that Justin and his friends would lie, Raja decides to build a rocket anyway, but when he tries to purchase the necessary parts, he is taken into custody as a suspected terrorist. Meanwhile, Claire (Lindsey Shaw) discovers that cheerleader tryouts are more challenging that she expected.

"Rocket Club" (L-R) Dan Byrd as Justin Tolchuck and Adhir Kalyan as Raja Musharaff in ALIENS IN AMERICA on The CW.
Dan Byrd as Justin Tolchuck and Adhir Kalyan as Raja Musharaff

"Rocket Club" Dan Byrd as Justin Tolchuck and Adhir Kalyan as Raja Musharaff in ALIENS IN AMERICA on The CW.
Dan Byrd as Justin Tolchuck and Adhir Kalyan as Raja Musharaff

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