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A Martian is an inhabitant of the planet Mars. The term "Martian" was often used jokingly by Humans for aliens, much like "flying saucer" was used as a generic term for alien spacecraft. For example, Donna Noble refered to the Doctor as a Martian before finding out about his origins as a Gallifreyan. (DW: The Runaway Bride)

Native Martians

Several native Martian creatures such as the Ice Warriors evolved on Mars (DW: The Ice Warriors), as did many other Martian lifeforms such as Martian fungi. (DW: The Seeds of Death) Martians look completely different from the Sycorax. (DW: The Christmas Invasion) There was also a native virus present on Mars. (DW: )

Humans as Martians

By the 22nd century, Mars had been colonised by Humans, who pushed the native Ice Warriors into poverty (PDA: Fear Itself). Once Humanity had made Earth itself uninhabitable, the Usurians saw to it that the Humans could move to Mars. (DW: The Sun Makers)

For a more detailed history of Human colonization of Mars, see the separate article on Mars.

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DC Comics

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Martians are a race of sentient humanoids, indigenous to the planet Mars. In the 30th and 31st century, human colonists from Mars are sometimes referred to as Martians, but they are not biological members of the Martian race.

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The Martians, sometimes called "the Yip-Yips", are interplanetary visitors, presumed to be from the planet Mars, who are terrified by things like clocks, telephones and computers on Sesame Street. They rarely come face-to-face with other characters on the show.

In their skits, these creatures, with squid-like tentacles, large eyes, and antennae, materialize into a room and converse with each other in their native tongue: "Yip-yip-yip-yip... Uh-huh. Uh-huh," done in monotone voices. They often come across common objects and, curious as to their names and functions, the Martians will consult a book presumably containing information about things on Earth. In one skit, for example, the Martians call a computer a television and a typewriter before deciding what it actually is.

Multiple performers have taken on the characters, including Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Martin P. Robinson, Kevin Clash, David Rudman, Julianne Buescher, John Tartaglia, and Eric Jacobson.



Picture Summary Earliest Known Appearance Description
Telephone Episode 0697 The Martians discover a telephone. They say hello to it, and then try mooing, meowing, and clucking at it. None of these bring any response. Then the phone begins to ring. The Martians, thinking it's talking, start making ringing noises back.

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Grandfather clock Episode 0736 The Martians discover a grandfather clock and wonder if it's an Earth person. They consult their book, which says a person is tall, has a face, and has hands. The clock fits the description perfectly. But then the grandfather clock begins chiming the hour, frightening the Martians.


Was Bert captured by Martians? Episode 2107 Ernie wakes up and tells Bert it's time to get up, but notices that Bert isn't in his bed. He slowly ponders what happened to his best friend, coming to the conclusion that maybe some Martians took him away in their spaceship. As it turns out, Bert just got up early to fix some oatmeal. Ernie is relieved... until a real spaceship lands and the Martians enter the room.


Radio Episode 2283 The Martians discover a radio. They tune into three different styles of music, none of which they like. Then they tune into some static, which they start joyfully dancing to.

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Sesame Street News: Old MacDonald had a spaceship Episode 2448 Old MacDonald tells Kermit that a spaceship has landed on his farm. A dog runs in, with a frisbee in its mouth, and MacDonald says that it's the spaceship. Kermit sets him straight. But before long, a real spaceship lands on the farm, and out of it come the Martians. The scene ends in chaos.


Bring that Thing Episode 2494 The Martians are the contestants on one Guy Smiley's game shows. They need to find something that involves light (such as a flashlight, a lamp, and the moon, which they have to quickly zoom back into space to get).

Note: Guy addresses them as Stevie and Jonathan Martian.
Finding Earth Episode 2840 The Martians are looking for the Earth and find pigs in space and the Moon along the way.


Leaky Faucet Episode 3332 The Martians spy a leaky faucet through a kitchen window. As it continues to drip, a Fat Blue woman turns it off, shocked to see that she had been wasting water.

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Book Episode 3729 The Martians come upon a book which they try to eat, smell and hear before a gust of wind blows the pages open and they realize that they can read it.


Number 16 Episode 3783 The Martians look at the number 16.

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The Letter U Episode 3864 The Martians find the letter U.
Letter A Episode 3954 The Martians investigate the letter A.
Fan The Martians examine a fan and are "blown away" by it.


Love Discovery of Love and silly Martian kisses.


Martians appear briefly in the segment for "Outerspace."
  • Guy Smiley Takes His Audience to Lunch
Cameo appearance as audience members when Guy Smiley takes his entire studio audience to lunch.
Cameo appearance when En Vogue travels on a rocket ship to another planet.
Cameo appearance with honkers, a dinger, and Fluffy performing the song Old MacDonald.
  • Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration
Big Bird is looking for some 'la-la-ers' throughout the show. At one point, he brings in two Martians saying he's found his la-la-ers, but they disappear.
While Grover is driving the Sesame Street adults to the theatre, he picks the Martians and some penguins up as passengers. Also in Shawn Colvin's version of I Don't Want to Live on the Moon, a blue Martian appears at the end of the song.
An orange Martian floats outside of Telly's spaceship in the introduction of the "Space Day" playlist.

Street scenes


Bob makes friends with the Martians, and they all sing together.
A song with Kermit, a cow, the Martians, Twiddlebugs, and greasers.
Nonspeaking cameo in the song Brush Boogie, sitting on a wall brushing their nonexistent teeth.
A song with two Martians and their baby.
A song by Telly with the Martians
Bert is trying to read his book when Ernie starts singing a song about addition. As Ernie sings, he's joined by Cookie Monster and Grover, some cows, an elephant, and a Martian. At the end of the song, Ernie leaves Bert with a room full of singing monsters and animals.
Big Bird, Miles, and Gabi are trying to illustrate to Rosita that everyone has a different way of communicate that makes them sound unique. The Martians appeared with the White Rabbit, a turtle, |the Count, a Cowboy with a Drawl, Oscar the Grouch, Alfred Duck, Opera Singer, a Honker, and a Dinger to show how they speak.


Around the time of the 35th Anniversary of the program, licensors finally started to notice and recall the characters. In the latter half of 2003, retail outlet Hot Topic led the way with the first-known official Yip Yip merchandising, a "vintage"-looking t-shirt with two martians (pictured). This was followed in the fall of 2004 with Gund bean-bag toys (pictured). In 2008, a second t-shirt was made by Mighty Fine featuring the same artwork as the Hot Topic shirt, but retaining the two puppets' original colors.

Light switch plates and other merchandising were released featuring a vintage art style created for many of the characters in conjunction with the anniversary celebration.

The 2006 Sesame Street calendar features the Yip Yips for the month of November, and they make an appearance on the front cover scene.

Two Martians appeared in "Out of This World", a Sesame Street Live touring show that launched in 2003, and featured in the song "The Yup Yup Boogie." They also make appearances in the CD-ROM game, Get Set to Learn!, during Zoe's "What Size is Your Prize?" game.

Book appearances

External links

  • Yahoo Groups: The Yip Yip Club
  • Yip-Yip: an experimental band from Orlando, Florida (named after the Sesame Street characters)

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Marvel Database

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In the world of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Barsoomians are the native inhabitants of the planet Barsoom (known to Earthlings as Mars). The natives of Barsoom are divided between two distinctive races. The oppressive Tharks are large, green-skinned humanoids with dual abdomens, two sets of arms and large tusks that extend from their bottom jaw. Contrasting the Tharks are the red-skinned Barsoomians, who greatly resemble Earth humans, but with darker, reddish skin complexion.

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Gravity: 3.69 m/s² 0.376 g
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Type of Government: Kleptocracy
Level of Technology: Primitive
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  • Early concept sketches show the Tharks with having two sets of legs rather than dual arms, making them resemble mythological centaurs.


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