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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.
Suzee: Don't touch it! It could be dangerous or infected!
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.
Episode Details provided by Tracey Rich.