Written by Rob Hummel, Roman Dirge and Jhonen Vasquez
First aired on 4/13/2001
Zim notices that all the other kids in the school have friends except him and sees this as a threat to his “all-important” mission, as well as a potential exposure of his real identity. He decides that as he doesn’t want to appear strange, he must also have a friend. Zim chooses an annoying classmate, “Keef”, to be his friend and once people have acknowledged that Zim does have a friend, he attempts to abandon him. Keef, however, doesn’t get the hint so Zim must use more drastic measures to dispose of him. Keef tries to throw a surprise party for Zim after school, which doesn’t come as a surprise on account of GIR, but instead, Zim makes Keef think he is a squirrel.