When Shirley's television reception is disrupted during an interview with her father, she compares notes with Alicia and Bo and discovers both their households had similar interference. When Bart declines any information, Shirley presses him and learns that the static was caused when Bart tried to replicate a communication with extraterrestrial beings that he had overheard at the SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) outpost from which he had been inexplicably fired. Shirley and Bo agree to help Bart get to the bottom of the mystery. Written by
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This episode is a take-off on the recently released sci-fi comedy Men in Black
(1997). The kids battle two mysterious agents, clad in black suits, white shirts and black ties - one agent black and one agent white - while trying to rescue a kid alien in an old man's body from their government's clutches. See more
So, he's a nutbar.
Maybe, but he's no ordinary nutbar or federal agents wouldn't be after him.
Spoofs Men in Black