I remember this show I used to watch. It was a girl, she had blond hair and she lived with her mom. The theme song at the beginning of the show was like "would you like to swing from a star". She could stop time and her dad was an alien or an astronaut. She would go upstairs and talk to him through this gem thingy.

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    I've downvoted for a lack of research.
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 26, 2019 at 7:45
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    Welcome here! Funnily, I wanted to ask about this sitcom a few days but couldn't find how to describe the communication device. "gem thingy" is a nice addition to my vocabulary
    – Taladris
    Commented Nov 26, 2019 at 8:56
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    Moonbeams home in a jar! So many flashbacks. Commented Nov 26, 2019 at 10:13
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    Dang, now I have that theme song stuck in my head :-) Commented Nov 26, 2019 at 19:43

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You are thinking of "Out Of This World", which ran on NBC in the late 80s.

The series revolves around Evie Ethel Garland - a young girl who discovers on her thirteenth birthday that her father Troy is an alien from the planet Antares Prime, in the Scorpio Galaxy. Evie's half-alien heritage gives her superhuman abilities, with most of the episodes revolving around Evie misusing her powers and causing some trouble which she spends the rest of the episode fixing

  • As I just confirmed through the Wikipedia link, the series was also syndicated. I checked because I remember watching it on a non-NBC channel.
    – CTMacUser
    Commented Nov 26, 2019 at 20:00
  • This is listed in a few places as "worst sitcom ever". I watched the first one, and honestly it wasn't as bad as I expected. I'm sure there are worse ones out there.
    – Almo
    Commented Nov 27, 2019 at 15:35
  • @Almo There's always "Small Wonder" to lay a convincing claim to that title.
    – Jacob C.
    Commented Dec 23, 2019 at 23:14
  • Uh yeah, that's pretty bad. :o
    – Almo
    Commented Dec 24, 2019 at 4:02
  • I was an 80's kid, I enjoyed both shows. Commented Dec 24, 2019 at 5:23

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