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"People of Earth, your planet is about to be destroyed... We're terribly sorry for the inconvenience."
This is a quirky low budget science fiction comedy that probably went straight to video.
On the planet Pluton, giant house pets sometimes mutate and become dangerous, so the Sanitation Department turns them into pure energy and blasts them into space. Stan lives on the outskirts of a city with his wife and two kids and their grandfather. When he installs a new satellite television system, it begins receiving signals from another planet. Then it becomes a passageway for one of the exterminated alien pets, which materializes in Stan's house, eating every human it encounters, including the family's ditzy big-haired daughter Suzy and her Heavy Metal boyfriend named O.D., who never gets to live up to his name - or die by it, anyway.
We also see a woman named Medusa with a head full of big snakes and a chest full of bigger cleavage. She hosts a television show called "Medusa's Midnight Horrorthon." (Her head is still covered with snakes when she leaves the show to go to some parties, so it's possible we're supposed to believe that she's a real Gorgon, though nobody turns to stone when they look at her.) At one point Medusa explains that she went to her hairdresser to get her hair ratted, and they used real rats - "the snakes just eat them up" she says. She adds very little to the plot except when she unwittingly kills an alien who arrived via the TV passageway who was Earth's only hope of survival from an alien monster.
The snakes on her head are about as fake as rubber snakes get, but they're perfect for this crazy comic Medusa.
Crazy old Grampa sells lizard tail jerky. Because some lizards can grow back their tail after it breaks off, he considers it a self-regenerating food source. You break off the tails, cook them and eat them, then the lizards grow new tails, and you eat them, too, etc. etc. He carries an advertising sign with the message: Lizard Tails - a Self-Regenerating Food Source for Survival. And he gives out handouts claiming that lizard-tail jerky can be your salvation. At one point, he and the young boy hide from the alien monster in grampa's survivalist bunker, where they eat some lizard-tail jerky.