[Welcome to the Sci-Fi Lunch Break, where we'll be supplying you with a cool bit of audio/visual goodness to break up the monotony of the work day. You bring the turkey on rye, we'll bring you something out of this world to watch while you eat it.]

Sci-fi is best when it's played with a straight face, but there's no reason we can't all have a good laugh at our genre's expense. Such is the latest video from the Onion News Network that features two morning show hosts talking to a young boy who has befriended his very own alien. As with all things The Onion, it's both brilliant and hysterical, but what I love about this particular story is how much of Spielberg's E.T. they've managed to work into the joke.

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