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Bova is feeling left out and unappreciated. Desperate for attention, he leaves a message on the spacenet begging for attention. Following Rosie's advice, he leaves a message saying he has invented an immortality potion. He claims to be 2,324,567 years old.
Meanwhile, the Gizbot is out of control and running amok.
Bova promptly gets an incoming message from promoter Utz on the planet Neon. Utz is determined to have Bova visit his world. Bova tries to explain that the immortality potion was a lie, but Utz doesn't let him get in a word edgewise. Utz has already started making Bova merchandise.
Because of the crew's failure to catch the Gizbot, Ms. Davenport engages the crew in Emergency Training Exercises (ETE). They are quizzed on the proper way to deal with various emergency situations.
Bova appears at ETE, wearing various pieces of Bova merchandise and acting like a Hollywood star. Utz is continually producing more merchandise, and is advertising Bova's immortality potion.
The guys are skeptical. They think Bova is making this up for attention. Bova threatens to go live on Neon with his fans, but the guys don't take him seriously. The girls have their doubts too, and they're annoyed and worried by his behavior.
Bova talks to Thelma that he will miss her when he goes away to live with his fans on Neon. She is confused at first, and ultimately less than helpful.
Bova finally decides not to go to Neon, but Utz takes Bovaand the entire bunkroom!
Bova finds himself in a zoo-like facility on Neon, in his bunkroom, now equipped with bars and a giant hamster wheel. Utz pressures him for the immortality potion, but Bova finally admits the potion was a fraud. Utz needs to return everybody's money, but he doesn't have it anymore, so he decides to keep Bova as a freak attraction for the next few hundred years.
The other kids discover the commercials for Bova merchandise and the Bova exhibit. They also see that in his cage, they have food for three months.
The kids use their ETE training to get information about Bova. They pretend to be tourists looking to see Bova. They find out that Utz is interested in selling off Bova. They exchange Bova for another freak oddity: the malfunctioning Gizbot.
Within no time, the people of Neon have forgotten about Bova. But he's feeling appreciated by the crew, because they sacrificed the Gizbot, a one-of-a-kind device, for Bova.
Thelma reports to the Christa that the Gizbot is missing, and has a replacement Gizbot sent from an almost infinite supply of Gizbots.
Bova: I thought you could tell where everything was on the Christa.
Harlan: [helping Thelma fix the Gizbot] Make sure you turn off its bumping into walls mechanism.
Thelma: Aha! I have discovered the problem.
Utz: Who loves ya, baby?
Commercial Announcer: It's Bova, the two million year old kid! See him breathe! See him eat! See him do nothing!
Episode Details provided by Tracey Rich.