Leroy: 'Cause you seen E.T. or Splash or any other movie where they find something magical and study it to death?
Referencing two popular fantasy/s.f. movies of the 1980s. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial features a small brownish alien stranded on Earth who befriends a boy. The movie then chronicles E.T.'s attempts to communicate with his people and get home despite interference by the U.S. government. Splash is a 1984 movie about a mermaid who ventures up onto land to find the love of her life.