Hank and Aaron, who like to say that
together they’ve hit more home runs than Hank Aaron, are
running low on attendees at their Alien Abductees Anonymous Of
America meetings. Hank started AAAA (or Quadruple A) because girlfriend
Crystal claimed to have had an alien abduction experience, and
Hank figured that putting her in a room with crazy people would
bring her to her senses. Instead, he discovered he has a talent
for therapy, or “share-apy,” as he calls it.
Late one night, after
an AAAA meeting, the shy, sensitive Aaron finds a 4-foot alien
“puppet” on a downtown Portland river dock and takes
it home. Hank figures they can boost attendance by advertising
a “mystery guest” and then making people think it’s
real. The plan backfires, however, when people boo and walk out.
As they leave, the alien comes alive.
Aaron is so startled,
he hits his head, loses consciousness and has a “conversion”
experience, leading him to believe he is meant for a “higher
purpose.” Crystal just thinks he needs a girlfriend, and
suggests to roommate Alladora that she take up the cause. Instead,
Alladora asks for “Brad’s number.”