Yuppie and the Alien is a television show advertised in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, shown on VBC. A parody poking fun at both '80s police drama series Miami Vice and friendly alien comedy series ALF. The show is possibly also a reference to the movie and/or series Alien Nation, although it is probably also an allusion to the fantastical "do-gooder" shows of the eighties in general (e.g.: Automan, Manimal, Knight Rider, The Powers of Matthew Star, et al). It cannot be watched by the player. The commercial for the TV show can be heard on K-Chat or Wave 103. Mr. Magic, the DJ on Wildstyle, detests the show.
Announcer: This fall, a new hard-hitting police drama is coming to Friday night. He was a well-to-do cop, transferred to a trouble precinct downtown. His new partner is a space traveler, with a passion for justice. It's Yuppie & The Alien!
Captain: Look! You may vaporize dissidents in Alpha Centauri, but in this precinct, we do things by the book!
Yuppie: I'm so terribly sorry, captain.
Gogan: Gah. Gogan sorry!
Announcer: Don't miss this one-of-a-kind police drama. They're fighting crime the hard way, in designer clothes, with a quarter of a million dollar sports car, and a UFO.
Yuppie: Partner, let's go cruise in the car, and look moody.
Announcer: One tough, downtown precinct, two outsiders, doing things their way, Yuppie & The Alien, on VBC.
- LibertyCityNightlife.com mentions that memorabilia from Yuppie and the Alien can be found on Vinewood Bar & Grill, with means that Yuppie and the Alien also exist in the HD Universe.
- In the GTA V in-game website Classicvinewood.com, one of the comments about the movie The Shoulder of Orion II also mentions this show.