Far Out Space Nuts is a Sid and Marty Krofft children's television series starring Bob Denver as Junior, a seemingly dim-witted but uniquely clever maintenance worker employed by NASA, and Chuck McCann as Barney, his grumpy, short-tempered co-worker. One of only 2 Krofft series produced exclusively for CBS (the second being 1984's Pryor's Place), it aired in 1975 for one season on The Eye Network, and produced 16 episodes. Patty Maloney played Honk, their furry friend who made horn sounds instead of speaking.
Like most of the Kroffts' productions, the show's opening sequence provides the setup of its illogical premise: While loading food into various compartments to prepare a rocket for an upcoming mission, Barney instructs Junior to hit the "lunch" button, but Junior mistakenly hits the "launch" button. The rocket blasts off and takes them on various misadventures on alien planets.
Typically, in each episode, their spaceship (a NASA lunar module) would be captured by aliens (one being legendary actor John Carradine, who so impressed Denver with his acting skills that the scene had to be reshot ) and taken to some strange planet, or the spaceship just lands somewhere. Then, either Barney and Junior or the ship would be taken away by the strange creatures on the planet. After some weird mission is carried out, the two astronauts are reunited with the spaceship and are off on their next mission.