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JP believes he may be from another planet, so Craig tries to help him make contact.
The episode begins with J.P. on a half-pipe, where he has roller blades on each of his limbs. When Handlebarb asks why he is doing this, Craig explains that he had a dream where he was a labradoodle. Handlebarb states that if he gets hurt, she will not call parents. However, he slides down the ramp and hurts himself.
Craig and Kelsey take J.P. back to his house, where his older sister Laura examines him. She is upset that she has to miss her reservation due to him hurting himself. She asks why he can't be a normal boy. He apologizes for why he is drawn to doing things, and then, Laura concludes that he is "definitely not human," before she and Kat go to their reservation.
The next day, J.P. is convinced that he is not human. Craig and Kelsey wonder what he is, so they take Laura's medical equipment to find out. During so, the Junior Forest Scouts spy on them.
Inside the Stump, Craig puts J.P. under various tests. When taking his temperature, he finds that his temperature is ice cold. Upon examining his stomach, he discovers that he has multiple hearts. Afterwards, Craig attempts to look inside his ear, but he does not have an ear hole.
In his final test, Craig shines a flashlight into his eyes. This knocks him down and causes him to see stars in his eyes. Kelsey concludes that J.P. is an alien. Afterwards, Craig realizes that he has never seen the freckles on his belly. He traces over the freckles and finds out that they match the stars in Proxima Centauri. They are convinced that J.P. is an alien; thus, Craig and Kelsey will help him contact his family that night. The Forest Scouts have been spying on them again, and seek to earn Planetary Defense badges.
That night, Craig and Kelsey make a spotlight out of multiple flashlights and shine it into the sky. Inside however, Kelsey is concerned that they will not see him again, but Craig reassures her. Outside, the Forest Scouts eagerly anticipate capturing J.P.
As J.P. is contacting them, the Forest Scouts confront the Stump Kids. They seek to capture him and turn him in to the government. Craig takes him to safety while Kelsey holds them off. However, she is quickly captured and put in a dog crate. After which, the Forest Scouts chase after Craig and J.P. They reach the Ninja Waterfall and have no other route to escape through.
However, J.P. believes he "can't get hurt" and jumps down the waterfall. But when he does, he gets hurt and breaks his arm. The Forest Scouts realize that he is not an alien and assist him.
The Stump Kids return to J.P's house, where Laura is once again, upset over J.P's behavior. However, she states that he is special and has good ideas, except when they involve jumping off of things. J.P. gives Laura a Mercer High-Five; from which, Craig concludes that J.P. is in the right family before Kelsey speculates that his whole family is alien.
- The episode title is a reference (or perhaps a sort of combination) to the title of the 1982 sci-fi film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and J.P.'s name.
- The shot of J.P. jumping in front of the moon is a reference to the film, when Elliot rides his bike past the moon
- J.P.'s family cat is named Goo.
- Handlebarb's refusal to call parents is identical to Craig's refusal to call parents in the later episode "Crisis at Elder Rock"
- Kelsey states that she chose the grade of PVC for her sword. This is later shown in the episode "Kelsey the Worthy," when her father takes her to Big Boy Roy's Lumber Shack
- J.P. thinking his carpet is magic is a reference to 1001 Nights
- Laura references the events of "JPony" when she states that J.P. sprained his ankle while pretending to be a horse
- Mortimor's name is written on J.P's cast. Kelsey most likely signed his name for him
- Craig using JP's belly freckles and their positioning to compare them with the positioning of the stars around Proxima Centauri is similar to the case of Barney and Betty Hill's star map that they drew following their claimed abduction by aliens. Unlike JP's map, their map pointed to Zeta Reticuli, and their accurate depiction of star positions relative to the Earth lent credence to their claim of alien abduction.