After saving a small abandoned creature from an avalanche of rocks on Shuggazoom moon, Ranger 7, Chiro takes a liking to the little guy, and, much to Gibson's dismay, adopts it until they can find its true home planet. At first Chiro has a blast with Thingy, until weird things start happening. The Super Robot's functions go out of whack, even dumping Gibson into deep space. It seems as if Thingy is to blame, but it turns out that a virus created by the Skeleton King is making the Super Robot fall apart. To make matters worse, the virus has infected Gibson, transforming him into an evil mutant minion of the Skeleton King!
This episode parodies John Carpenter's The Thing.