A sitcom scriptwriter, who's suffering from writer's block, discovers that his house plant has miraculously gained sentience and a funny bone after being left in front of a TV while old sitcoms were playing. The plant ghostwrites for him.
The only animated episode of the show that's also a backdoor pilot. It has three segments: A family takes out their frustrations on their poor dog, watches their Christmas home movie and sends the dog to guard dog school after a burglary.
Frantic to deliver a hit musical, conniving Broadway composer Jo-Jo Gillespie contacts the spirit of George Gershwin through psychic Sister Teresa, and makes marvelous music from beyond the grave. When some begin to suspect that his new music isn't actually his, Jo-Jo stops at nothing, even murder, to protect his secret and his downfall begins.
An elderly couple, who's not long for this world, has never stopped believing that their baby daughter, who went missing in the woods 40 years ago, will somehow appear to them one last time before they die.
When Al Webster's parents tell him that they have to move, the 17-year-old student is understandably upset - but not nearly as much as when he learns their destination is the planet Alturus, 85 billion miles away.
Public-relations man Joe Willoughby thinks that promoting the Miss Stardust beauty pageant will be a snap, until "Cabbage Man," a representative from outer space, arrives and contends he owns the rights to the title and threatens to eliminate Earth unless he gets some satisfaction.