Poor little guy. He's the Rodney Dangerfield of his people, he gets NO respect. Here's what happened. He was sent here as an envoy to announce the arrival of his people. He got to Roswell, NM, made contact with the government, and all was going great. Somehow, his "people" didn't actually show up here on Earth. He believes the ship crashed killing everyone, we believe they just thought it would be funny to be a no-show. Anyway, for YEARS he would say "they're coming, they're coming" and our government guys would say, "Sure, buddy. Sure they are." The name stuck. And he's not ET-smart, so he hasn't been able to "phone home."