- Fran: "What's under the bed?"
- Manny: "Dunno. We just call it the Thing"
- — Manny warns Fran of the Thing
The Thing is an unidentified, mysterious creature who inhabits the space under Bernard Black's bed. Bernard and Manny Bianco seem to control the creature by feeding it bananas every night.
- The Thing was a John Carpenter horror/science fiction film made in 1982.
- The Thing is also a popular comic book superhero, who takes the form of an orange, rocky giant.