If you read the spoiler boards, the most likely you have seen Orangeena's picks for the boot and how he/she always talks about the "saucers" have landed. Well, I think I have it figured out! Maybe people already know this, but here it goes:
Now, I am no expert, but Orangeena posted over on sucks this:
You never know what time table those darned saucers are on. There's a name for it. It's called Plan 9 From Outer Space.
Sometimes they're WEEKS early. Sometimes they're pre-season-ed and sometimes they are VERY late. Almost last minute. Which do you prefer? There's no telling. Would you rather know or not know?
I guess they were celebrating Bunny Day, before they flew back to Planet Spoiler.
The secret is, that she has one of the huge satellite dishes. You know, those 18 footers, that look hideous in someone front yards.
When the CBS streams the shows to the local affilaites, people with those huge dishes can snag the feed and watch the show early.
Sometime the networks send the whole season way in advance to the beginning, other times, the day of the airing, and sometimes, the local affiliate is receiving the end of the show when the show is actually beginning to air!
They knew that Kathy was the boot so early because of the Easter Holiday and the network streamed it to the local affiliate before the weekend.
So, the next time you see "the saucers have landed" you know that the local affilates have just received the show for airing.
Maybe everyone already knows this and I am preaching to the choir.
Let me know.