|Aliens in the Family|
|Air Date||August 3, 1996|
|Written by||Susan Borowitz & Andy Borowitz|
Spit's alien pet Varch gets out of quarantine and joins the Brody household. Heather develops an instant dislike for the creature -- especially when the animal eats her new boyfriend, Ethan. The boy is rescued, but Heather is furious.
Heather finds Varch in her closet and throws a shoe at it -- and she's surprised when he doesn't wake up. Satisfied, she thinks the troublesome critter is finally dead. It turns out that the animal periodically sheds its exoskin -- and the other kids have fun preying on Heather's guilty conscience before she learns the truth.
- Heather's boyfriend Ethan is played by James van der Beek, who became famous two years later as the star of Dawson's Creek.
- Blaze Berdahl (Jennifer)
- James van der Beek (Ethan)
- Peter Linz (Varch)
- Carmen Osbahr
- Fred Newman (voice of Varch)
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