Miss Miller takes the boys to see Savage Squids from Outer Space while Dave is in Paris and the girls at camp. Miss Miller accidentally breaks Simon's glasses the night before Simon is to be named science student of the year for creating an ultra powerful telescope. That night Theodore is scared and Alvin takes a look out of Simon's telescope (as they believe tonight would be the only night they could arrive). Alvin and Simon claim to have seen a killer squid coming towards Earth. They rush to the police station and when the reporting officer doesn't believe their story, the boys sneak into the dispatchers office to alert the entire force. After they are discovered, they rent a plane to inform the public. They call Dave before heading to Simon's banquet at which Simon discovers that there was just an earwig on the end of his telescope.