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Resident Alien’s Hilarious Kiss Between Alan Tudyk and Edi Patterson? It Was Totally Improvised

You put two hilarious actors together and things are bound to get weird.

By Trent Moore

Harry (Alan Tudyk) is falling in love on this season of SYFY’s Resident Alien, and it turns out there’s a funny real-life story behind that memorable kiss in the latest episode.

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Watch Resident Alien on SYFY and Peacock.

The show’s current third season introduced a brand new alien into the mix with the Blue Avian named Heather (played by Edi Patterson), who is in a bit of a whirlwind romance with Harry. Though obviously a relationship between two aliens is a bit weird, that weirdness extended fully to their hilarious on-screen kiss in the latest episode “Lovebird,” the fifth installment of Season 3.

The pair share a kiss with way too much tongue, biting, bird, and alien sounds, and just general awkwardness during a dinner party at Asta’s (Sara Tomko) house, which was so uncomfortable that fans took to social media to ask series creator Chris Sheridan if that weirdness was scripted or something the two comedy stars just made up with on their own.

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Alan Tudyk Coos About Harry's New Resident Alien Love Interest, Edi Patterson's Blue Avian
Linda Hamilton on Her Resident Alien Role: "I'm Not the Funny Girl, I'm the Straight Man"
Resident Alien Boss Says Harry's Wild Blue Avian Encounter "Was One of the Best Things We've Done"

Harry and Heather's Kiss on Resident Alien Was Mostly Improvised

So how’d it come together? Turns out the script only noted “Harry and Heather kiss.” It was Tudyk and Patterson who gave it that certain slobbery flair, with Sheridan noting on X that the duo are “unbelievable together and improv-ed this whole kiss — brilliant! Everyone on set was dying the whole time.”

Harry’s crush and his relationship with Heather has been one of the funniest twists this season, and that kiss made for one of the weirdest moments in a show filled with plenty of them.

Want to see the full kiss in all its bizarre glory? Check out the full episode on Peacock, or streaming on SYFY.

How to Watch SYFY's Resident Alien TV Show

Harry and Heather walk outside together in Resident Alien Episode 305.

Resident Alien is currently in the midst of its third season, with new episodes airing Wednesdays at 10/9c on SYFY, and streaming next day on Peacock.

The first two seasons of Resident Alien can be found on Peacock as well. The NBCUniversal platform currently offers two monthly subscription plans: Premium ($5.99 a month with ads) and Premium Plus ($11.99 a month with no ads and download access for certain titles). If you're a student, you can enjoy the Premium plan for just $1.99 for an entire year!