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Lord Kinbote may or may not have been an alien from the center of the Earth who visited Klass County in 1996, disrupted the United States Air Force's "alien abduction" of Harold Lamb and Chrissy Georgio, and revealed the secrets of the afterlife (the soul descends to the center of the Earth the more pure it gets, and if it can escape the lava men, will engage in a large soul-sex orgy) to Roky Crikenson.


Extras on the season 3 DVD set say that the stop motion effects and the general design of Lord Kinbote were meant as a tribute to stop motion animation pioneer Ray Harryhausen.

As Lord Kinbote appeared in the opening sequence of the episode, and the opening sequences usually depict something which actually happened, It's quite likely that he existed.

Charles Kinbote — who also may or may not exist — is the narrator of Vladimir Nabokov's 1962 novel Pale Fire.