Link: Comic 157
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Title: sock it to me - part 8
Date: February 20, 2006
Summary: Beaver and Steve find out the truth about the missing left socks.
"Fin" style: Formed out of white left socks.
Number of panels: 6
Beaver: "But what do you need our socks for anyway?"
Steve: "And where did the delivery guy go..?"
Xarlaxian King: "The left socks of Earth are the richest source of the rare element chizanunium. It is the element which fuels our ships."
Xarlaxian King UNFOLDs a collection of alien pictures. All three characters are sobbing.
Xarlaxian King: "Without your socks we can never get home to see our families again! I miss them so much!"
Beaver: "Sniff! That's so sad!"
Xarlaxian King: "OK, we reproduce asexually so they are technically all my identical clones, but I miss 'em all the same..."
Beaver and Steve took off left socks, to reveal human feet.
Beaver: "Your story has touched our hearts - here are the last of our left socks!"
Xarlaxian King: "Oh! With these socks we will finally have enough fuel to return home!"
Washing machine/Xarlaxian Battle Cruiser takes off. Beaver and Steve wave goodbye. A bird watches surprised.
Beaver: "Don't forget to write!"
A Xarlaxian is comforting the king, who is holding a white sock..
Xarlaxian King: "Oh boo-hoo I miss them so much..."
Xarlaxian: "There there..."
The Xarlaxians' faces turn into devilish smiles as they put on some white socks.
Xarlaxian King: "Ha ha! Earthlings are such suckers!"
Xarlaxian: "But they do make very good socks!"
Xarlaxian: "Mmm - toasty!"