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All You
Can Eaty
Season 2, Episode 7

Episode Details

Plot Summary | Ongoing Story and Character Developments
Unanswered Questions | Memorable Lines | Glitches
Trivia, Inside Jokes and References | NotePAD

Plot Summary

The kids are vacuuming up mineral samples from the surface of a planet when they receive a call from two alien kids who tell them they are about to hit a large object. But the object turns out to be an illusion created by the alien kids; it's a prank call.

The crew discovers a small, furry, very hungry creature among their surface samples. They feed the creature and decide to name it Eaty. They try to hid it from Ms. Davenport, who proves to be allergic to it.

The alien kids make another prank call, this time telling Davenport that they are space cops who caught her speeding.

Eaty continues to eat everything in site, including the soap that Suzee uses to bathe him. By morning, Eaty has grown from a small ball of fluff into a 4 foot tall creature, and he's still eating everything in sight.

The pranksters continue to make prank calls. The crew traces the call and prepares to get even. They put Eaty at the helm and make a prank call to the pranksters. The pranksters are very upset. They tell the crew that Eaty is a dangerous monster who will eat the entire ship, but the crew does not believe them.

As Eaty continues to eat everything in site, the crew locks Eaty up in a cage in the classroom, but Eaty eats his way out of the cage. He finds Davenport and eats Thelma's hand. Harlan and Suzee find him. Suzee reads Eaty's mind and learns that Eaty is incredibly hungry, and will eat everything and everyone.

Davenport wants to destroy Eaty, but the kids don't want to hurt their pet. They decide to take him to a new home.

The lights go out, because Eaty has started eating the ship. Suzee reroutes the power while Harlan leads Eaty (now a 6 foot tall monster) to the biosphere, where they have a year's worth of food. They reach Eaty's new home and suck Eaty to the planet using the vacuum in reverse.

Once Eaty is safe, the crew play a trick on the pranksters, claiming to be in trouble caused by the pranksters. Then the crew and the pranksters plan to team up to play a joke on Davenport.

Ongoing Story and Character Developments

  • None

Memorable Lines

Suzee: Don't touch it! It could be dangerous or infected!
Bova: Or good on a bun.

Davenport: Apparently, they come from a planet where morons evolved from idiots.

Radu: So we have two choices: destroy Eaty or risk our lives to deliver Eaty to Scarfula.
Davenport: Yes, that is a very difficult choice. Let's kill it.


  • The "vacuum" that sucks Eaty back out into space is obviously a fan on the opposite side of the set; it blows Radu's hair and other objects away from the supposed source of suction.
  • The crew, trying to hide Eaty from Ms. Davenport, decide to put him in the classroom, the one place Ms. Davenport is most likely to go.

Trivia, Inside Jokes and References

  • Nickelodeon took a very strong creative hand in this episode. The episode was written by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert of Nickelodeon's All That, Kenan & Kel, and Good Burger. The pranksters were played by Nickelodeon stars Michelle Trachtenberg and Danny Tamberelli, from Pete and Pete and Harriet the Spy. Series creators Peter David and Bill Mumy had virtually no involvement with the episode.

Unanswered Questions

  1. Why was the crew vacuuming up mineral samples from the planet's surface?

  2. How do you vacuum a vacuum? In order for 'stuff' to fly into the ship, the air pressure has to be less than where its coming from... well, if it's coming from space, a near-perfect vacuum, they'd need to blow a hatch and let all the Christa's matter into space to make something enter the ship. (Submitted by Chris, 2-13-1998)

(Notes from co-creator Peter A. David)

  • None available at this time.

Episode Details provided by Tracey Rich.
This page was last updated on October 16, 1997.