Kay: Back in the mid-1950s, the government started a little underfunded agency with the simple and laughable purpose of establishing contact with a race not of this planet.
Zed: If you will look directly at the end of this device, we'll administer the eye test.
Kay: Everyone thought the agency was a joke, except the aliens who made contact March 2, 1961 outside New York.
Kay: There were nine of us the first night. Seven agents, one astronomer, and one dumb kid who got lost on the wrong back road.
Edwards: Oh, you brought that tall man some flowers.
Kay: This way. They were a group of intergalactic refugees. They wanted to use Earth as an apolitical zone for creatures without a planet.
Kay: Did you ever see "Casablanca"? It's the same thing, except no Nazis.
Kay: We agreed, and we concealed all the evidence of their landing.
Edwards: So these are real flying saucers, and the World's Fair was just a cover-up for their landing?
Kay: Why else would we hold it in Queens? More nonhumans arrive every year and live among us in secret.
Edwards: Look, I'm sorry. Not to change the subject or anything, but when was the last time you had a CAT scan?
Kay: About six months ago. It's company policy.
Edwards: Right. You should make another appointment.
Edwards: Ah, look! Tell your boy Zed I had an absolutely wonderful time and thank you for everything, but why don't you show me the door.
Kay: All right. I'm going to get some coffee. You want some coffee?
Edwards: No, thank you, I'm fine.
Kay: How you doing, fellas?
Aliens: Hi Kay!
Kay: That's not decaf, is it?
Aliens: Viennese Cinnamon!
Kay: Don't tell me we only got that powdered stuff for cream again. I hate that stuff. You guys getting along all right?
Kay: Well, don't work too hard.
Kay: (Are you) Sure you don't want some coffee?
Kay: All right, kid, here's the deal. At any given time there are around 1500 aliens on the planet. Most of them right here in Manhattan. And most of them are decent enough. They are just trying to make a living.
Edwards: Cab drivers.
Kay: No, not as many as you'd think.
Kay: Humans, for the most part, don't have a clue. Don't want or need one either. They're happy. They think they have a good bead on things.
Edwards: Why the big secret? People are smart. They can handle it.
Kay: A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals. And you know it.
Kay: 1500 years ago, everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. 500 years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat. And 15 minutes ago, you knew that people were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
Edwards: What's the catch?
Kay: The catch. The catch is you will sever every human contact. Nobody will ever know you exist anywhere. Ever.
Kay: I'll give you to sunrise to think it over.
Edwards: Hey, is it worth it?
Kay: Oh yeah, it's worth it ... if you're strong enough.