Two Martians conduct a controlled experiment on Earth in order to figure out the cause of murder.
- Dolled-Up Installment: This episode is actually a rejected pilot for an unrelated half hour comedy series, hence why It feels so out of place in the series.
- Humans Are Smelly: The Martian Phobos One comments on humans' smell shortly after his arrival on Earth. Deimos tells him that he has gotten used to it.
- Humans Through Alien Eyes: This episode features two comical humanoid Martians who strive to understand humanity, especially its strange custom of murder.
- Theme Naming: The Martians are named Phobos and Deimos after the moons of Mars.
- Time Stands Still: The Martians have a "temporal condenser" that can stop time, then reverse or fast forward it like a cosmic VCR.
- Your Cheating Heart: Bert's affair with Arleen causes a jealous Carla to shoot him, with indirectly kickstarts the plot.