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 '80s 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 exists 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.