Monday, September 27, 2010

Monkeyshrines

Monkeyshrines



OPENING SCENE



EXT DAYTIME SHOT OF FUTURISTIC BUT RUN-DOWN BUILDINGS



NARRATOR: The city of Townsville -- in the year 802,701!



[The PPG tumble ON SCREEN.]



BUTTERCUP: Cough cough.



BUBBLES: I really hate the fifth dimension!



BLOSSOM: Well, we're here, girls... the place looks abandoned.



BUTTERCUP: Let's use our heat-seeker vision!



BLOSSOM: Good idea, Buttercup!



[Their eyes start to glow bright blue. They look around.]



BUBBLES: I've spotted someone! Follow me!



[She flies OFF SCREEN, followed by her sisters.]



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF THE THREE FUTURE PUFFS SITTING ON THE GRASS



[These PUFFS resemble the present PPG, but their colors are much paler. the PPG land ON SCREEN.]



BUBBLES: Hey! You look like us!



[The FUTURE PUFFS simply look at her.]



BUTTERCUP: Hi there!



FUTURE BLOSSOM: Hello.



BLOSSOM: So -- what's it like, living in the future?



FUTURE BUBBLES: There's only us... and Mojo.



BUTTERCUP: Kinda boring, huh?



FUTURE BUTTERCUP: You could say so.



[A white-haired MOJO walks ON SCREEN.]



FUTURE MOJO: Hello, Powerpuff Girls from the past. I am the Mojo Jojo of your future.



BLOSSOM: Are you a good mojo or a bad Mojo?



FUTURE MOJO: I am bad! I am very bad!... But watch (turning to Future Puffs): Future Puff Bubbles -- I am about to beat the tar out of you -- you shall suffer terrible pain and injury.



[FUTURE BUBBLES looks at him calmly, then quietly stands up.]



FUTURE BUBBLES: I think I'll go play somewhere else.



[She starts to walk away.]



FUTURE MOJO: Future Bubbles, wait. I was lying. I am a big fat liar. The thing I told you was an untruth.



FUTURE BUBBLES: Well, make up your mind.



[She sits down.]



MOJO: Powerpuff Girls of the past, follow me. Perhaps Mojo can show you something of more interest.



[The FUTURE PUFFS give him something of a hurt look.]



CUT TO:



EXT SHOT OF THE DOORWAY OF A LARGE BUILDING



[MOJO and the PPG walk ON SCREEN and through the doorway.]



CUT TO:



A SHOT THAT STAYS WITH HE CHARACTERS



MOJO: This is a museum which contains glass cases full of artifacts from the past to tell the story of human history which has already happened.



BLOSSOM: There sure are a lot of cellphones.



BUTTERCUP: And laptop computers.



FUTURE MOJO: Yes, mankind spent much of their 800,000 years improving their cellphones and laptops.



BUBBLES: Bor-ing.



BLOSSOM: Mojo -- I have a question. How did you live to be so old?



MOJO: Ha! You all underestimated the genius of Mojo!



CUT TO:



AN ILLUSTRATION OF A ROTATING EARTH WITH AN EXAGERRATED IMAGE OF MOJO'S LAIR STANDING ON IT



MOJO: You see, Mojo's lair was higher above the ground than anyone else's home, and so, as the Earth rotated, Mojo travelled faster than the poor people of Townsville who were on the ground. The faster you travel, the slower you age, and so Mojo has lived for 800,000 years!



BLOSSOM: Oh.


BUTTERCUP: Sure.



MOJO: Continuing our tour, we come to what many consider to be the greatest invention ever invented by man!



BLOSSOM: What on earth?!



MOJO: Yes -- these items which you see displayed before you in this display case are -- edible diapers!



BUTTERCUP: Edible...?



BUBBLES: Diapers...?



MOJO: Yes. After being used, each edible diaper turned into a plateful of brownies and a glass of apple juice. The apple juice was most excellent, but the brownies always tasted a little bit off...



[The PPG stick out their tongues.]



MOJO: Finally we come to a display of --



PPG: Gasp!


MOJO: Yes -- this commemorates that most evil of evil days when Him caught you Powerpuff Girls asleep and took over Townsville and forced me, Mojo Jojo, to live as a prisoner in my mountaintop observatory on the top of Volcano Mountain.




BLOSSOM: Hey! Look at the date!



BUBBLES: That's tomorrow!



MOJO: Yes. That is the day when the brownies hit the fan.



CUT TO:



EXT SHOT OF MUSEUM



[MOJO and the PPG walk out. As they walk along the grass, BLOSSOM notices something.]



BLOSSOM: Mojo, what are those?



CUT TO:



PAN SHOT OF NUMEROUS BRONZE SPHINX-LIKE BUILDINGS IN THE FORM OF A CROUCHING MOJO



MOJO: Those are temples to worship the mightiness and greatness of I, Mojo Jojo, made by the worshippers and slaves of Mojo.



BUTTERCUP: What's inside?



MOJO: Mostly dust... and Mojo Jojo collectable action figures... still in their original boxes.



BLOSSOM: Well, it's time for us to go. It's been interesting to meet with you, Mojo.



MOJO: Do not forget that I am bad.



BLOSSOM: Of course.



[She gives him a wink.]



CUT TO:



EXT SHOT SEEN AT BEGINNING



[The PPG float ON SCREEN.]



BLOSSOM: Come on, Girls -- we've got a date with a demon!



[The PROFESSOR'S retracting claw pulls them back to the present.]



CUT TO:



HEARTS AND STARS



NARRATOR: And so, the day is saved, thanks to the Powerpuff Girls' victory over -- Him!



[A gap-toothed disheveles Him appears.]



HIM (feminine voice): I don't understand...



The End

Friday, September 24, 2010

For All Your Coffin Cold Needs

For All Your Coffin Cold Needs



OPENING SCENE:



EXT DAYTIME SHOT OF TOWNSVILLE SKYLINE



NARRATOR: The city of Townsville!



WHIP PAN TO:



TOWNSVILLE CEMETERY



NARRATOR: Townsville Cemetery!



SLOWLY ZOOM DOWNWARD THROUGH THE GROUND TO A SHOT OF BUBBLES LYING IN A COFFIN



[Her eyes open.]



BUBBLES (thinking): I sure hope the Professor's plan works. Thinking I'm dead should make Townsville's villains careless, and make them easier to capture (thinking sadly): My poor family... they must be going through heck, knowing I'm stuck here alone in the cold dark ground.



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF THE UTONIUMS AT HOME PLAYING MUSICAL CHAIRS



UTONIUMS ( all laughing merrily): Ha ha ha...



CUT TO:



BUBBLES (thinking): And Mojo... I bet he's dancing for joy.



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF MOJO IN HIS LAIR



MOJO (reading paper): HUH?! Powerpuff Girl Bubbles is dead? (starts to cry): Oh, why is it always the cute ones who die first?!



CUT TO:



BUBBLES (thinking): And Him... I bet he's having a tea party with Mr. Quackers.



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF HIM SITTING AT HIS DINING TABLE



[He's holding his head in his claws.]



HIM (f.v.): Oh, this is terrible! Only two Powerpuff Girls left to torment... What if someday there aren't any?! Oh, what a dreadful thought!



CUT TO:



BUBBLES (thinking): And Fuzzy -- he'll be singing at the top of his voice about how I'll never step onto his propity anymore...



CUT TO:



Shot of BUBBLES' TOMBSTONE



[FUZZY walks ON SCREEN and lays a large wreath of wild flowers at the foot of the tombstone.]



CUT TO:



BUBBLES (thinking): And the Gangrene Gang... it's hard to know what they're doing...



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF THE GANGRENE HIDEOUT



[There's a photo of Bubbles leaning against a wall, surrounded by candles. The Gangrene Gang all have their heads bowed.]



CUT TO:



BUBBLES (thinking): And the Ameba Boys... do they even understand dead?



CUT TO:



EXT SHOT OF THE AMEBA BOYS SLITHERING ALONG A SIDEWALK



SMALL AMEBA BOY: Duh, Boss, people is saying Bubbles is dead. What does that mean?



BOSS: Duh, I think it means the network fired her.



CUT TO:



BUBBLES (thinking): And Femme Fatale... she'll probably see this as a blow against all womankind.



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF FEMME FATALE HAVING HER MORNING COFFEE



FEMME FATALE: Well, this is a blow against all womankind.



CUT TO:



BUBBLES



SOUND EFFECT: Grrglll...



BUBBLES: Oh no! I'm hungry... that silly Professor forgot I have to eat! I guess this plan didn't last long.



CUT TO:



EXT SHOT OF TOMBSTONE



[BUBBLES smashes up through the ground and flies away.]



CUT TO:



HEARTS AND STARS



NARRATOR: And so -- nothing much happened.



[The PPG appear. BUBBLES gives a sullen glare at her sisters who give her nervous guilty grins in return.]



The End

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Brain Man

Brain Man


OPENING SCENE:


EXT DAYTIME SHOT OF TOWNSVILLE SKYLINE


NARRATOR: The city of Townsville! A smart town! A bright town! An enlightened town!


WHIP PAN TO:


INT SHOT OF POKEY OAKS KINDERGARTEN


NARRATOR (quietly): Oops... I'd better be quiet... I see the children are taking a test.


CUT TO:


A CLOSEUP OF THE PPG


SLOWLY ZOOM TO A CLOSEUP OF BLOSSOM


NARRATOR: Ah, that Blossom. Her quiet, intelligent brain is busy working out the answers.


SLOWLY ZOOM TO A CLOSEUP OF BLOSSOM'S FACE


[BLOSSOM'S face disappears and we can see her brain churning away and throbbing.]


NARRATOR: Well, maybe her brain isn't so quiet after all...


[The churning becomes worse, and her brain starts blowing off steam, faster and faster. Her face reappaears. Suddenly she starts staring straight ahead. A quirky one-sided grin appears. She throws her pencil away.]


BLOSSOM (tossing her head back and laughing maniacally): Ha ha ha!


[The CAMERA turns to watch her leap up and fly out the window.]


CUT TO:


A CLOSEUP OF BUBBLES AND BUTTERCUP


BUTTERCUP: Was it something I said?


BUBBLES: I hope it wasn't the stinky cheese sandwich I had for lunch.


DISSOLVE TO:


EXT SHOT OF A TOWNSVILLE SUNSET


NARRATOR: And so the day came to an end, and Blossom didn't return... gosh, I hope it wasn't something I said...

CUT TO:


INT SHOT OF THE PROFESSOR TUCKING IN BUBBLES AND BUTTERCUP


PROFESSOR: Oh, don't worry, girls. Blossom's tough. She'll come back when she calms down.


BUBBLES: Are you sure, Professor?


PROFESSOR: Yes, I'm sure.


FADE TO BLACK


CUT TO:


INT SHOT OF THE PPG EATING BREAKFAST IN FRONT OF THE TV


TV: We interrupt this program for an important bulletin -- (loudly): The town of Citiesville has been conquered! (quietly): although why anyone would conquer it is beyond me (loudly): but, nevertheless, Citiesville has been conquered!


BUBBLES AND BUTTERCUP: Gasp!


CUT TO:


A CLOSEUP OF THE TV


TV: And here is the conqueror!


BUBBLES' AND BUTTERCUP'S VOICES: Blossom?!


[BLOSSOM is dressed like Napolean.]


BLOSSOM: People of Citiesville, you have no need to fear. I promise I will be a fair and just ruler. Under my reign, you will know the prosperity you never knew in the past.


PROFESSOR'S VOICE: Girls,... you'd better go to Citiesville, and staighten out your sister.


BUBBLES: Okay, Professor.


BUTTERCUP: Blossom as Napolean. What's next -- the Mayor as Tiny Tim singing "Tiptoe Through The Tulips"?


PROFESSORE AND PPG: Ugh...!


MAN'S VOICE ON TV: Powerpuff Girls -- save us!


BLOSSOM (crossly): Quiet, you!


[She blows a puff of ice breath at him.]


MAN'S VOICE ON TV: Ahhh... chooo...!


CUT TO A POV THAT STAYS IN FRONT OF THE PPG AS THEY FLY UP THROUGH THE CEILING AND LEAVE TOWNSVILLE


CUT TO:


EXT SHOT OF BLOSSOM IN CITIESVILLE ADDRESSING A CROWD


BLOSSOM: I thought I already explained that I'm a fair and just ruler. There'll be no calling out for the Powerpuff Girls while I'm in command. Is that understood?


PEOPLE: grumble grumble grumble...


ONE MAN'S VOICE: Powerpuff Girls! Please save us!


BLOSSOM (sharply): All right! Who said that?! I've got my eye on you!


[BUBBLES and BUTTERCUP land.]


BUTTERCUP: Blossom, what the heck has gotten into you?!


[BLOSSOM looks around.]


BLOSSOM: Are you talking to me?


BUTTERCUP: Sheeshhh... Okay, have it your way. What the heck are you doing, Napolean?


BLOSSOM: I am addressing my people.


BUBBLES: Scaring them is more like it.


BLOSSOM (sternly): Don't make me use my ice breath!


BUTTERCUP: Oh, poo. You're our sister. Your head blew a gasket and now you think you're Napolean.


BLOSSOM: Do you think I'm stupid enough to believe... oof!


[BUTTERCUP and BUBBLES fly at her. The three tumble along the ground. BUTTERCUP makes a point of throwing away BLOSSOM'S Napolean hat. BLOSSOM tries to fly after it, but her sisters grab her feet. After a great deal of straining, the two start pulling BLOSSOM upward and back to Townsville.]


BLOSSOM: I shall return!


BUTTERCUP: That's MacArthur.


CUT TO:


EXT DAYTIME SHOT IN FRONT OF THE PPG WALKING TO SCHOOL


[BLOSSOM'S head is bowed in shame.]


BLOSSOM: I made such a fool of myself...


BUBBLES: It wasn't your fault, Blossom. You've just got to learn to take it easy.


CUT TO:


A FIXED POV BEHIND THE PPG THAT WATCHES THEM WALKING AWAY


BLOSSOM: Yes, I really was overdoing it.


BUTTERCUP: If you ask me, it was too much dessert. You'd better let me have yours from now on.


PPG: Ha ha ha.

CUT TO:


HEARTS AND STARS


NARRATOR: And so the day is saved, thanks to the Powerpuff Girls.


[The PPG appear.]


NARRATOR: You know, maybe I should take it easier too. Narrators are very hard thinkers, you know.


[The PPG stifle some giggles.]


NARRATOR: Why do people always giggle when I say that?

THE END



















































































Saturday, September 18, 2010

Benny and the Sets

Benny and the Sets



OPENING SCENE:



EXT DAYTIME SHOT OF TOWNSVILLE SKYLINE



NARRATOR: The city of Townsville!



WHIP PAN TO:



TOWNSVILLE PRISON



DISSOLVE TO:



INT SHOT OF PRISON VISITING AREA



[LENNY BAXTER walks ON SCREEN on the other side of the glass partition.]



NARRATOR: Oh no... it's that covetous collector Lenny Baxter. Jailer, do us all a favor and leave that one sealed in his box where he belongs!



[LENNY'S visitor arrives and sits on a bench. He is similar in appearance to LENNY.]



ZOOM TO:



A CLOSEUP OF THE VISITOR'S BELT



[It reads "Benny".]



BENNY: So, how have they been treating you, little brother?



LENNY: Well, the people aren't all that bad, but I hate being in prison. I hate it more than I've ever hated anything in my life! (pauses to collect his thoughts): Benny -- you've got to help me. I fell behind in my property taxes, and they're going to take my home away and sell it. My home is all I have. That's where I keep my Powerpuff collection, and collecting Powerpuff stuff is my life! (drops his head pathetically): Benny, I know that all you care about is your books, but this is really important to me.. I'm asking you -- as family -- help me, this one time.



BENNY: You do me an injustice, brother. I'll be happy totake care of your collection. I've become something of a Powerpuff collector myself.



LENNY: You?!



BENNY: I recently purchased a laser light Buttercup action figure.



LENNY: That's not a very rare item, Benny.



BENNY: This laser light Buttercup has a smiling face.



LENNY: Benny, there's only twelve smiling laser light Buttercups in the entire world!




BENNY: And one of them is mine.



LENNY (bowing his head in reverence): I truly am handing my collection over to someone who is worthy.



FADE TO BLACK



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF LENNY BAXTER'S APARTMENT IN SHADOWS



[The door opens and BENNY enters. The CAMERA slowly ZOOMS back as BENNY walks forward. At last he and the CAMERA stop. He looks down at scattered boxes and action figures. He picks up a Bubles figure, looks at it in sympathy, then sets it back down.]



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF A DIFFERENT ROOM



[BENNY enters. He approaches a desk, and plays back an entry on an answering machine.]



MOJO'S VOICE: Good morning, Mr. Lenny Baxter. I am Mojo Jojo, the scientific genius. I have been told by people who have spoken to me that you are a leading expert in the field of collecting Powerpuff Girl collectable items. I believe that you may be able to assist me in a project in which I am currently involved in, which also involves the Powerpuff Girls. If you contact me at my home address which is a place where I may be contacted, perhaps we can reach a mutual understanding which both of us will find satisfactory. I assure you, your help will be amply rewarded with many rewards, if it proves helpful to me.



PRICESS' VOICE: We can pay you a lot of mon-ey!



[BENNY'S facial expression jumps at the word "money".]



FADE TO BLACK



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF MOJO IN HIS DINING AREA



[He's resting his head in his hands and looking depressed.]



MOJO: Why do I even bother? Every day I plan new ways to destroy the Powerpuff Girls, every day I try to destroy the Powerpuff Girls, but at the end of the day those accursed Girls are no closer to their destruction. Maybe it is time I left the job of destroying the Powerpuff Girls to somebody else. Maybe it is time I quit.... But what would I do? I'm a genius and an inventor. I heard that the world would beat a path to your door if you invented a better mousetrap... If I invented a mousetrap which was better, I would need a slogan to help sell the mousetrap which I had invented. How about -- New! Mojo Jojo's mouse-catching mousetrap -- is stronger than Him! Heh heh heh -- Him would not like that -- heh heh heh... (seriously): What on earth am I doing? I am giggling, just like a silly schoolgirl! Good heavens! I have fought so many battles against the Powerpuff Girls that I am beginning to behave just like a Powerpuff Girl!



[A furious Mojo raises his right hand and gives his right cheek three hard slaps. Then he raises his left hand and gives his left cheek three hard slaps.]



MOJO: I am Mojo Jojo, evil genius and future ruler of the world! I am not a giggling schoolgirl who giggles!



SOUND EFFECTS: A chimpanzee shrieking



MOJO: My telephone!



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF MOJO'S PHONE



[He walks ON SCREEN and picks up the phone.]



MOJO: Yes?



BENNY'S VOICE: Would I be speaking with Mojo Jojo?



MOJO: Yes, I am the person whose name you have just spoken. And you would be... ?



BENNY'S VOICE: I understand that you made several calls to Lenny Baxter's house, some time back. I believe I can provide you with what you wish for.



MOJO: I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, you person who is making no sense!



BENNY'S VOICE: Hey, relax! I'm on your side! Do you want to defeat the Powerpuff Girls, or don't you?



[MOJO is torn. A minute earlier he was thinking of giving up his life as an evil villain forever, but this sounds too good to pass up.]



MOJO: What do you have to offer?



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF PPG ON A COUCH WATCHING TV



SOUND EFFECTS: Ding dong



BLOSSOM: Doorbell!



[She flies to answer it. The CAMERA swings around to follow her. She opens the door.]



BLOSSOM: Holy cow!



CUT TO:



EXT EVENING SHOT OF UTONIUM HOME



[An army of collectable PPG are standing outside. They start to march into the house.]



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF LIVING ROOM



[The dolls start attacking BLOSSOM.]



BLOSSOM: Hey! Stop that!... A little help, Girls!



[BUBBLES and BUTTERCUP fly ON SCREEN. A mass of dolls climbing one over another cover the PPG. Now and then we see a PPG arm swinging through the mass, trying to land a punch. The PROFESSOR runs ON SCREEN.]



PROFESSOR: Good heavens, Girls! Where did these things come from?



BLOSSOM (muffled): I opened the door and there they were!



PROFESSOR: Well, this is terrible! Wait a moment, I go look for something.



BUTTERCUP (muffled): It's not like we're going anywhere...



WHIP PAN TO INT SHOT OF MOJO'S LAIR



[MOJO, PRINCESS, and BENNY are seated and looking quite smug.]



MOJO: Oh, if only I could see the looks on the faces of the Powerpuff Girls!



PRINCESS: You've got a telescope, banana brain.



[The three run over to it. MOJO struggles to get just the right view.]



PRINCESS: What's going on?



MOJO: It is hard to tell -- the battle which is being fought is occurring inside the residence of the Utoniums where they dwell.



WHIP PAN TO:



INT SHOT OF UTONIUM LIVING ROOM



[The PROFESSOR runs ON SCREEN dragging a mesh bag full of boxes. He starts stuffing each of the dolls one by one into a box.]



DISSOLVE TO:



INT SHOT WITH ALL THE DOLLS IN BOXES



BLOSSOM: Thanks, Professor! You saved the day!




NARRATOR: That's my line.



[The characters look at the CAMERA for a moment, then resume their conversation. The dolls struggle inside their boxes, causing them to jump up and down a small amount.]



SOUND EFFECTS: Bump bump bump...



PROFESSOR: We can't let these little villains loose -- they'll just come back and attack you again.



BLOSSOM: I guess we'll have to stuff them down in the basement for now.



CUT TO:



A DEEP BLUE INT NIGHTTIME SHOT OF PPG TUCKED IN BED



SOUND EFFECTS: Bump bump bump...



BUTTERCUP: Jeez, how long will it take for their batteries to run down?



BLOSSOM: The Professor said about two weeks.



PPG: Sighhh...



CUT TO:



HEARTS AND STARS



NARRATOR: (brightly): And so the day is saved -- thanks to -- the Professor!



[The PROFESSOR appears.]



The End

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Case of the Three Flying Girls

The Case Of The Three Flying Girls



OPENING SCENE



EXT DAYTIME SHOT OF A TOWNSVILLE STREET WITH DRIZZLE



NARRATOR (bored): The city of Townsville... with drizzle... nothing's happening... (with a little more interest): maybe this is the time we should tell you about an adventure that happened once to the Girls -- a story from -- London!



WHIP PAN TO:



EXT DAYTIME SHOT OF VICTORIAN LONDON WITH DRIZZLE



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF BAKER STREET WITH PEOPLE IN VICTORIAN DRESS AND WITH HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES



WHIP PAN TO:



INT SHOT OF SHERLOCK HOLMES AND WATSON IN HOLMES' APARTMENT



ZOOM TO A CLOSEUP OF HOLMES AND WATSON



WATSON: I say, Holmes, is there any particular case which you find yourself returning to in your thoughts again and again?



HOLMES: As a matter of fact, there is, Watson. You may perchance recall the case of the three flying girls?



WATSON: Indeed I do, Holmes. It is surely one of the most peculiar cases which I have ever been a witness to!



HOLMES: It began, as you may recall...



DISSOLVE TO:



INT SHOT OF HOLMES AND WATSON BOTH READING IN HOLMES' APARTMENT



SOUND EFFECTS: Crash!



[The three PPG crash down through the ceiling and fall to the floor.



WATSON: Great Scott!



HOLMES: As you can see, Watson, these creatures are clearly female... but, other than that...



[The PPG stand up. BLOSSOM brushes herself off.]



BLOSSOM: Hello, gentlemen. We apologize for our rude entrance. It was not our intention to disturb anyone. We are -- the Powerpuff Girls! I'm Blossom!



BUTTERCUP: I'm Buttercup!



BUBBLES: And I'm Bubbles!



BLOSSOM: Um... where exactly are we?



WATSON: You are in the apartment of the renowned detective Sherlock Holmes, at 221B Baker Street, London.



BLOSSOM (astonished): Doctor Watson?



WATSON: At your service.



BUTTERCUP (to BLOSSOM): I told you we should have turned left at Alburquerque.



BLOSSOM: Now, Buttercup. You know that we have little control over where the Professor's time machine sends us. I'm sure Mr. Sherlock Holmes shall prove to be just as interesting as Sitting Bull.



[BUTTERCUP grumpily crosses her arms and looks away from BLOSSOM.]



HOLMES: I do not understand how you were arrive here in such a manner and remain unhurt.



BLOSSOM: We're the Powerpuff Girls. We have superpowers.



[The PPG float up off the floor .]



HOLMES: Astonishing.



[Mrs.Hudson enters the room.]



MRS. HUDSON: This letter arrived for you, Mr. Holmes.



HOLMES: Thank you, Mrs. Hudson.



[He grasps a letter opener and opens the letter.]




HOLMES: It's from our friend, Professor Moriarty. He taunts me, saying nothing I do can prevent him from committing his next crime.



WATSON: The braggart!



HOLMES: Most likely his intention is to steal the Isle Emerald.



WATSON: No doubt.



HOLMES: The emerald goes on public display tomorrow. I say -- Powerpuff Girls -- would you be interested in helping to protect it?



BLOSSOM: We'd be glad to.



BUBBLES: Fighting crime is what we do!



[They all share smiles.]



FADE TO BLACK



FADE IN


A CLOSEUP OF THE ISLE EMERALD IN ITS DISPLAY CASE



SLOWLY ZOOM BACK TO A SHOT THAT LETS US SEE THE PPG OVERDRESSED IN VICTORIAN DRESSES AND HATS



BUTTERCUP (whispering): I wonder what this Moriarty looks like.



BLOSSOM (whispering): Holmes said he can't be sure that any of the men claiming to be Moriarty really were. It could be anybody.



[The PPG carefully watch a man who walks ON SCREEN from our left and goes to examine the emerald, then leaves. A man and woman arrive from our right and leave after examining the emerald. Finally HIM walks ON SCREEN from our left, wearing a black Victorian suit and top hat. The PPG perk up. He walks to the emerald and stops. As he starts to leave, we see that the emerald is gone.]



BLOSSOM: Girls!



[The PPG start to fly towards HIM.]



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF A GRINNING HIM WALKING TOWARDS THE CAMERA



[The PPG fly at HIM -- and through HIM. He fades to nothing. The PPG float around, and finally end up facing the CAMERA, all staring blankly at the spot where he vanished.]



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF HOLMES' APARTMENT WITH THREE GUILT-RIDDEN PPG HANGING THEIR HEADS



HOLMES' VOICE (angrily): It is unacceptable! It should not have happened! (He walks ON SCREEN): You are supposed to have superpowers!



BLOSSOM (meekly looking at HOLMES): I told you, he simply vanished.



HOLMES: That is impossible!



BLOSSOM: Like flying girls?



[HOLMES' expression softens.]



WATSON: I think you're being too hard on them, Holmes.



HOLMES: Perhaps you are right, Watson...



BLOSSOM: Tell us, is there any particular place in London that you would describe as being especially evil?



HOLMES (thoughtfully): Yes...there is one place where even veteran policemen fear to enter...



FADE TO BLACK



FADE IN:



EXT EVENING SHOT OF A FOGBOUND LONDON STREET IN THE SLUMS



SOUND EFFECTS: Big Ben chimes nine times.



[The PPG in their regular dresses fly down to land. They look around them.]



BLOSSOM: He said there would be a black door with a rising sun emblem on the door knocker.



[The PPG turn their backs to the CAMERA. We see they are looking at a black door.]



BLOSSOM (fearfully): I... I guess this is it...



[She slowly opens the door. The PPG float in.]



CUT TO:



A DARK DEEP BLUE INT SHOT OF A VICTORIAN ROOM THAT SLOWLY PANS TO OUR LEFT



[There are tables with liquor bottles and glasses. A coffin stands against the wall. A knife is stuck into the wall. The wallpaper is decorated with prancing demons. At one place an ax is stuck into a table. The PPG float ON SCREEN from our left.]



BUBBLES (frightened): Cree -- py!



HIM'S VOICE (feminine): Oo - hoo - hoo - hoo! It seems I have guests!



BLOSSOM: Where are you, Him?



HIM'S VOICE (feminine): Oo, very good. You guessed my name!



BLOSSOM: We know all about you, Him. Now give us back that emerald!




HIM'S VOICE (feminine): Oh, I don't think so. Not when I went to so much trouble (evil voice): to get it!



BUTTERCUP: Jeez, why won't this guy show himself?



BLOSSOM: That's because he's afraid, Buttercup. He's a coward!



HIM'S VOICE (evil): Huh?



BLOSSOM: You heard me, Him. You're too cowardly to show your face!



[HIM pops ON SCREEN to our left and faces the PPG.]



HIM (f.v.): Nobody calls me a coward (e.v.): and gets away with it!



BLOSSOM: You're a demon. What would you want with an emerald anyway?



HIM (f.v.)Hee hee hee! I took it because I could.



BLOSSOM: I mean, it isn't even all that big...



HIM (f.v.): Not big?



[He holds up his claw with the emerald in it.]



HIM (e.v.): For an emerald, this is gigantic!



BLOSSOM: Get him, Girls!



[The PPG attack HIM, punching him around.]



CUT TO:



A SLOW MOTION CLOSEUP OF THE EMERALD BEING KNOCKED OUT OF HIM'S CLAW



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF THE BATTLE



HIM (f.v.): Noooooo...



[The PPG together deliver a knockout blow. They turn and fly over to the emerald. BLOSSOM holds it up high.]



BLOSSOM: And so, for the very first time...




BUTTERCUP: The city of London is saved...



BUBBLES: Thanks to the Powerpuff Girls!



CUT TO:



HEARTS AND STARS



NARRATOR: Hey! You stole my line! Well, I never... That's it. Show's over. Go home, people.



The End

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Last of the Mushrooms

The Last of the Mushrooms



OPENING SCENE:



EXT DAYTIME SHOT OF TOWNSVILLE SKYLINE



NARRATOR: The city of Townsville!



WHIP PAN TO A BACKYARD GARDEN



NARRATOR: The home of the Utonium family's garden.



ZOOM TO A CLOSEUP OF A MUSHROOM GROWING IN THE GARDEN



NARRATOR: Which is itself the home of the world's one remaining member of the mushroom species psalliota solitarus. And here comes its keeper now.



CUT TO:



A POV THAT LETS US SEE BLOSSOM FLOATING UP TO THE MUSHROOM



[She's carrying a watering can and a bag marked "mushroom mulch". Instead of a hairbow she's wearing a gardening hat.]



BLOSSOM: Hello my little mushroom friend. And how are you today? Nice weather we're having.



[BUBBLES and BUTTERCUP fly up to her.]



BUBBLES: Boy, Blossom, you sure love that mushroom!



BLOSSOM: I sure do, Bubbles. It's a great honor to care for the only mushroom of its species.



BUTTERCUP: Aw, I think a Venus Fly Trap would be more fun.



BLOSSOM: You would, Buttercup. I think there's something noble about mushrooms -- they're quiet and monumental, like the Parthenon in Greece.



[BUBBLES and BUTTERCUP exchange puzzled glances. BLOSSOM gives a final sprinkle of water and turns to leave.]



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF THE BACKS OF THE PPG AS THEY FLOAT AWAY FROM THE CAMERA



BLOSSOM: Another quiet day well spent.



FADE TO BLACK



CUT TO:



INT CLOSEUP OF THE HOTLINE



SOUND EFFECTS: Bzzt bzzt bzzt...



[BLOSSOM flies up.]



BLOSSOM: Yes Mayor... What?!



[The arm holding the Hotline receiver drops limp. BLOSSOM gapes at the CAMERA. Finally she drops the receiver and flies OFF SCREEN.]



CUT TO:



EXT SHOT OF THE UTONIUM GARDEN



[BLOSSOM flies up to the mushroom's spot.]



ZOOM TO A CLOSEUP OF THE HOLE WHERE THE MUSHROOM HAD BEEN



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF BUBBLES AND BUTTERCUP EATING LUCKY CAPTAIN RABBIT KING CEREAL AT THE KITCHEN TABLE



BLOSSOM: Girls! Something terrible has happened! Somebody stole my mushroom and turned it into a giant monster that's attacking Townsville!



BUTTERCUP: I told you -- get a Venus Fly Trap.



BLOSSOM: Button it, Buttoncup! Let's go!



CUT TO:



EXT SHOT THAT STAYS IN FRONT OF THE FLYING PPG



[BLOSSOM looks super serious. Finally they arrive at the battle scene and stop.]



PPG: Woah!



WHIP TO:



A SHOT OF A GIANT MUSHROOM STANDING IN A TOWNSVILLE STREET



[HIM is sitting atop the mushroom like a king on his throne. The mushroom seems to suddenly inhale as it grows bigger and rounder, then shrinks back down as it shoots out a large number of bullet-like spores.]



CUT TO:



SEVERAL QUICK SHOTS OF BUILDINGS BEING BADLY DAMAGED BY FLYING SPORES



CUT TO:



A CLOSEUP OF THE PPG



HIM'S VOICE (feminine): Oh, my, Blossom, what a beautiful predicament you're in. If you want to save Townsville then you have to destroy your mushroom, and if you want to save your mushroom, (evil voice): you have to let it destroy Townsville!



[BLOSSOM blinks with uncertainty. BUBBLES and BUTTERCUP give worried glances in BLOSSOM'S direction.]



BLOSSOM: We don't have a choice, Girls. Come on.



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF THE MUSHROOM AS THE PPG FLY UP TO IT



BLOSSOM: I'm sorry, mushroom friend... Girls, let's attack.



[They begin by flying at the mushroom and punching it. This has little effect. Then they back away and fire laser eye beams at it, followed by lightning made by rubbing their hands together. They spit at the mushroom and this causes huge explosions, but when the smoke clears, nothing has changed.]



BLOSSOM: Form Furious Flaming Feline!



[They fly up and then back down to form the Feline.]



CUT TO:



A MORE DISTANT SHOT OF THE PPG AND THE MUSHROOM



[HIM shoots flames from his mouth and strikes the PPG.]



CUT TO:



A POV THAT STAYS WITH THE PPG



[They tumble lifelessly to the ground. They slowly raise themselves up. BLOSSOM suddenly becomes fiercely angry and flies up and OFF SCREEN.]



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF BLOSSOM HOVERING CLOSE TO HIM



[BLOSSOM starts to blow ice breath at HIM. He responds by blowing fire back at BLOSSOM. The ice and fire push at each other. Finally BLOSSOM'S ice overwhelms the fire and freezes a surprised HIM, who tumbles off the mushroom.]



CUT TO:



A GROUND LEVEL POV THAT SEES HIM FALL AND HIT THE STREET



[HIM'S arms and legs form a jumbled mess.]



CUT TO:



A CLOSEUP OF A HOVERING BLOSSOM



[Sadly she starts to blow ice breath. Her faling tears are caught by the wind of the ice breath and are frozen as well.]



CUT TO:



A POV FURTHER BACK



[The mushroom freezes, then shatters into many pieces. The white pieces of dead mushroom start to blacken and decay. Odor lines rise from them.]



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF BUBBLES AND BUTTERCUP ON THE GROUND



[BLOSSOM lands beside them. She starts to sniffle sadly. A gap-toothed HIM joins them.]



HIM: Oh, Blossom, it makes me so happy to see your little heart broken!



BLOSSOM: Him, why are you so evil!?



HIM: Oh, I guess it's just a gift.



[He smiles at her.]



SOUND EFFECTS: Pop.



[They look around to locate the source of the sound. Finally they all look at the ground at BLOSSOM'S feet. From one of the spore bullet holes in the ground, a tiny mushroom has grown. A number of other mushrooms start popping up.



ZOOM FURTHER BACK



[Numerous mushrooms pop up from the street and walls of buildings.]



CUT TO:



A CLOSEUP OF THE PPG AND HIM



[An ecstatic BLOSSOM flies at HIM and hugs him.]




BLOSSOM: You did it, Him! You saved the mushrooms! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!



HIM (evil voice): Ewww... Get off me!



CUT TO:



HEARTS AND STARS



NARRATOR: And so the day -- and the mushroom -- are saved, thanks to Him!



[HIM appears, with his arms crossed in defiance, his head drooped, and his eyes glaring in hatred at the CAMERA.]



HIM: I didn't claw my way to the top, just to be humiliated like this.




NARRATOR: You saved the day, Him!



HIM: Oh goody.



[He disgustedly flies OFF SCREEN.]



NARRATOR: Gee, I'd be happy if I ever got to save the day... you hear that, powers that be?

The End

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Speedier Demon

Speedier Demon

OPENING SHOT:



EXT DAYTIME SHOT OF TOWNSVILLE SKYLINE



NARRATOR: The city of Townsville! A place where not so long ago the Powerpuff Girls flew into the future, and found the world had gone to heck... but, you know, maybe you didn't get the whole story. Let's go back, and see what really happened.



WHIP PAN TO:



EXT DAYTIME SHOT OF A TOWNSVILLE SIDEWALK



[The PPG are floating along.]



BUTTERCUP: So, which one of you slowpokes wants to race me home?



BUBBLES: Who are you calling a slowpoke, fathead?



[The PPG line up and take off.]



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF MS. KEANE: Hi Girls!



PPG: Hi!



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF DON SHANK WALKING HIS DOG



DON SHANK: Slow down!



PPG: Hi!



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF HIM IN A JOGGING SUIT RUNNING ALONG A TOWNSVILLE SIDEWALK



[The PPG fly past.]



ZOOM TO A CLOSEUP OF HIM



HIM (feminine voice): Huh? Where are they headed in such a hurry? At that rate of acceleration, they could very well fly into the future... a future where I'm not expecting them... (evil voice): I won't allow it!



[HIM flies out of his jogging suit and goes OFF SCREEN.]



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF A FLYING HIM ENCOUNTERING THE STRANGE EFFECTS OF TIME TRAVEL



CUT TO:



A CLOSEUP OF HIM'S FACE



HIM (thinking, e.v.): I've got to arrive before them -- to block them -- to stop whatever it is they are planning!



CUT TO:



A SHOT BEHIND HIM



[Far ahead we can see the PPG. Suddenly they start coming much closer.]



HIM (thinking, e.v.): They're slowing down. To beat them to the punch, I've got to stop... now!



CUT TO:



EXT DAYTIME SHOT OF A GROSSLY WRECKED TOWNSVILLE



[HIM flies ON SCREEN and tumbles along the ground, coming to a stop.]



[He looks up. An Ameba Boy creeps ON SCREEN. He nonchalently uses a board to to smash a few unbroken windows in a building. HIM turns to his left, and gasps in astonishment.]



CUT TO:



A POV BEHIND HIM'S HEAD



[Numerous Ameba Boys are drifting about, smashing things, throwing things, jumping up and down on things. A few stand one on top of another and push over a street light.]



CUT TO:



A CLOSEUP OF HIM'S ASTONISHED FACE



HIM (f.v.): No! It's impossible! Those dopes could never have done this much evil! (e.v.): I can't let them take the credit! I have to make the Powerpuff Girls believe it was all my doing. I have to!



[He turns his head to our right.]



HIM (e.v.): Who is that?



[He flies OFF SCREEN.]



CUT TO:



EXT SHOT OF A WRECKED POKEY OAKS



[HIM lands and enters.]



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF POKEY OAKS



MS. KEANE: I just stood there, waving goodbye. I just stood there waving goodbye. And they flew off. For fifty years.



HIM (astonished f.v.) Fifty years?!



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF MS. KEANE AND HIM SEEN FROM THE SIDE



[HIM approaches her.]



HIM (e.v.) Tell me -- what happened -- how did this happen?



MS. KEANE: I just stood there, waving goodbye. I just stood there waving goodbye.



[HIM grimaces in disgust and flies OFF SCREEN.]



CUT TO:



EXT SHOT OF A WRECKED CITY HALL



[HIM floats down and enters.]



MS. BELLUM: I told him, call the Powerpuff Girls. Make the call! But he wouldn't, and now it's too late. He's gone!



HIM (f.v.): Gone? Well, it's not a terrible loss. My mind games went over him by a mile.



MS. BELLUM: I told him, call the Powerpuff Girls.



HIM (f.v.): I guess it's time I made my own call on the Powerpuff Girls.



[HIM flies OFF SCREEN.]



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF THREE FRIGHTENED PPG



[HIM taunts the PPG. The TOWNIES begin blaming them.]



TOWNIES: It was your fault. Your fault. Your fault...



[The three anguished PPG fly away.]



TOWNIE: But wait, Powrpuff Girls. We didn't get to tell you...



HIM (disgutedly, e.v.): Tell them what?



TOWNIE: We forgive them.



TOWNIES: Yes, Powerpuff Girls. We forgive you. We forgive you. We forgive you...



[HIM looks at them in horror, then disgust. He turns away and starts spinning his arms around in front of him, forming a wormhole. He flies into it and is gone. Some Ameba Boys drift ON SCREEN. One throws a rock at the CAMERA and it goes black.]



NARRATOR: And so the day is wrecked, thanks to the Ameba Boys.



SOUND EFFECTS: Bump. Bump. Bump.



NARRATOR: Hey! Stop hitting my micropho--



The End

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Walk a Mile In My Boots

Walk A Mile In My Boots



OPENING SCENE:



A SHOT OF A HALLWAY IN THE UTONIUM HOME AT NIGHT



[There's a piece from the PROFESSOR'S art collection on the wall.]



BUTTERCUP'S VOICE: Where are you going, Blossom?



BLOSSOM'S VOICE: I have to go have a tinkle.



[A sleepy BLOSSOM floats ON and Off SCREEN.]



NARRATOR: The city of Townsville! It seems even Powerpuff Girls have to answer the call of nature. But maybe something is going on that isn't so natural after all!



[BLOSSOM floats back ON SCREEN. She stops, turns to the CAMERA, and starts to examine herself. The hallway light mysteriously switches on.]



BLOSSOM: Huh?



[She is now wearing a deep red dress, and long black boots like HIM'S. She has HIM-like claws, and her hairbow is taller. She has a feather boa.]



BLOSSOM: God heavens. Girls!



[BUTTERCUP and BUBBLES float ON SCREEN in their night clothes.]



BUTTERCUP: Yeah, what's the problem?



BUBBLES: Blossom, why are you dressed like Him?



BLOSSOM: I don't know...



BUTTERCUP: Cool claws!



BLOSSOM: This isn't funny, Buttercup... It has to be one of Him's evil plots.



BUTTERCUP: Well, let's go beat the tar out of Him and make him switch you back!



BLOSSOM: No, I don't think so, Buttercup. There doesn't seem to be any harm in this. I think we should just wait Him out on this one, until he gets bored and changes me back.



BUTTERCUP: If you say so.



BUBBLES: I wonder what the Professor will say.



CUT TO:



INT DAYTIME SHOT OF THE UTONIUM KITCHEN WITH THE PROFESSOR AND THE PPG



PROFESSOR: Aughhh...!!!



BLOSSOM: Well, it isn't all that bad, Professor.



[He looks at Blossom for a few seconds, blinking.]



PROFESSOR: Aughhh...!!!



BLOSSOM: Professor!



PROFESSOR: I'm sorry -- it's just that you look so -- creepy!



BLOSSOM (in a feminine HIM-like voice): Oh, really...



PROFESSOR (whimpering): Uh-uh-uh...



[The PPG exchange puzzled glances.]



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF MS. KEANE AT HER DESK IN POKEY OAKS



[The PPG are beside her.]



MS. KEANE: Blossom -- do you mind if I scream?



BLOSSOM: I'd rather you didn't, Ms. Keane. The Professor alredy did that for you.



MS. KEANE: How nice of him.



BLOSSOM: And besides, it might upset the children.



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF THE CLASS



ALL THE KIDS BUT MITCH: Cool!



MITCH: Aughhh...!!!



[The other kids turn and look at him.]



CUT TO:



MS. KEANE AND THE PPG



MS. KEANE: Well, I guess you should go to your desks, so we can begin class.



CUT TO:



THE PPG AT THEIR DESKS



MS. KEANE'S VOICE: If I add three and four, what do I get?



[BLOSSOM struggles to use her pencil in her claw.]



DISSOLVE TO:



THE PPG CUTTING CONSTRUCTION PAPER



[BLOSSOM is using her claw.]



DISSOLVE TO:



THE PPG IN THE PLAYGROUND SKIPPING ROPE



[BLOSSOM is using her feather boa.]



CUT TO:



EXT DAYTIME SHOT OF THE PPG FLOATING HOME ALONG A SIDEWALK



BLOSSOM: Well, I think today went well.



BUTTERCUP: Yeah, just three screaming people and one parent saying you should be burned at the stake.



BUBLES: Silly parent. Powerpuffs are fireproof!



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF UTONIUM HOME



[The front door opens and the PPG float in. The PROFESSOR runs up.]



PROFESSOR: Girls! The Hotline rang. The Bank's being robbed!



[The PPG fly out the door.]



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF A BANK BEING ROBBED BY A WOMAN IN A WHITE ROBE WITH ANGEL WINGS



[The PPG fly in.]



BLOSSOM: Give up, evildoer! The Powerpuff Girls are here to stop you!



[The WOMAN turns around.]



PPG: Gasp! Femme Fatale!



FEMME FATALE: That's right, Girls! Like Faust, I made a deal with a demon, and now I have an angel's wings and an angel's powers!



BLOSSOM: We don't care what powers you have! (in an evil voice): We're going to stop you!



[Her sisters look at her in surprise.]



FEMME FATALE: Oh, I don't think so, Girls. You always do what's right, don't you?



PPG: Of course!



FMME FATALE: Well, who's the angel? Who's the devil?



[BLOSSOM grits her teeth in uncertainty. Her sisters stare at her. FEMME FATALE grabs a bag of money off the bank counter and runs out the door.]



CUT TO:



A SERIES OF SHOTS SHOWING FEMME FATALE RUNNING FROM VARIOUS BANKS CARRYING BAGS OF MONEY



[Finally we have a shot of her floating down the SCREEN amid a shower of dollar bills.]



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF THE PPG SITTING ON THE EDGE OF THEIR BED WITH THEIR HEADS IN THEIR HANDS



[The PROFESSOR walks ON SCREEN carrying a newspaper.]



PROFESSOR: Girls, what in heaven's name is the matter with you? This Femme Fatale is robbing Townsville blind!



BLOSSOM: But... she's a angel... and I'm not.


BUTTERCUP: And Blossom's afraid to go outside.



BLOSSOM: If I hear "You ought to be burned at the stake!" one more time (in a sweet high voice): I'm going to explode!



[The PROFESSOR sits down beside the PPG.]



PROFESSOR: Blossom, you're big enough to ignore what people say. Doing the right thing is what counts.



BLOSSOM: And right now I'm the wrong thing.



PROFESSOR: Do you really think some silly boots and a feather boa make you an evil person?



BLOSSOM (evil voice): It's a really evil feather boa.



[She jiggles it and tickles the PROFESSOR'S chin.]



PROFESSOR (whimpering): Uh-uh-uh...



BUTTERCUP: The Professor's right! We're crime fighters and she's a criminal! Let's go kick her butt!



[BLOSSOM looks weakly at her.]



BUTTERCUP: Come on, say it, Blossom -- we're gonna kick her butt!



BLOSSOM (sweetly): We're going to kick her butt.



BUTTERCUP: Again!



BLOSSOM: We're going to kick her butt.



BUTTERCUP: Again! With feeling!



BLOSSOM (evil voice): We're going to kick her butt!



BUTTERCUP: Right! Let's do it!



[The PPG fly out the door. A happy tear drops from the PROFESSOR'S eye.]



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF A BANK BEING ROBBED BY FEMME FATALE



[The PPG crash down through the ceiling and land.]



BLOSSOM: The party's over, Femme Fatale. You're a criminal, we're crimefighters, and now you're going to do the time!



FEMME FATALE: You seem to forget that I'm an angel.



BLOSSOM: Only on the surface. In your heart there's an evil that makes me an angel by comparison. Let's get her, Girls.



FEMME FATALE: No! I've got wings. I'm an angel. You're bad. Oof!



[ The ppg thrash her and carry her out the door.]



BANK EMPLOYEES: Hooray!



CUT TO:



A CLOSEUP OF A TOWNSVILLE NEWSPAPER READING: FALLEN ANGEL NOW GRACES TOWNSVILLE PRISON WITH HER PRESCENCE



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF THE PPG BEDROOM



[The PPG fly in and lay back on the bed.]



BLOSSOM: Another battle successfully completed, Girls!



[HIM appears.]



HIM (e.v.): Nooo...!!! You brats shouldn't have won!



BLOSSOM: We won, Him. Now switch me back.



HIM (disgutedly, e.v.): Oh, very well.



[BLOSSOM changes back.]



HIM (f.v.): But you have to admit -- being me wasn't as easy as you thought, was it?



BLOSSOM: Yes, it had its dark moments. Some time you should spend a day as me!



HIM (horrified, f.v.):That is... so gross...



[HIM vanishes.]



CUT TO:



HEARTS AND STARS



NARRATOR: And so once again the day is saved, thanks to the Powerpuff Girls!



[The PPG appear. BLOSSOM is wearing a feather boa.]



BLOSSOM: You know, this is actually kind of fun.



BUTTERCUP (evil voice): Really?



BUBBLES (sweet voive): Oh my. Maybe we all should get one...




PPG: ha ha ha...



THE END

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A BUNNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS

A BUNNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS


OPENING SCENE:



A RAINY TOWNSVILLE SKYLINE



NARRATOR (drearily): The city of Townsville, and it's raining. Nothing's happening, because it's raining.



CUT TO:



EXT SHOT OF UTONIUM HOME LOOKING STRAIGHT AT IT



ZOOM TO:



A CLOSEUP OF THE THREE PPG BEDROOM WINDOWS WITH THE SAD PPG LOOKING OUT



PPG: Sighhh...



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF PPG BEDROOM WITH PPG TO OUR RIGHT




[The PPG turn and slowly float across the bedroom.]



BUTTERCUP: Jeez, what a dull day. There's nothing to do. Come on, leader girl. You're supposed to be the brains of this operation. Think of something to do!



BLOSSOM: Well... we could look through our drawers... maybe something will turn up.



They float to a chest of drawers and open the bottom one. BUBBLES pulls out a baby's pacifier.]



BUBBLES: Remember the time the Professor turned us into babies?



BUTTERCUP (uninterested): Yeah.



[BLOSSOM pulls out an exotic lamp.]



BLOSSOM: Remember the time Him gave us this magic lamp?



BUBBLES: How can we forget?



CUT TO:




EXT DAYTIME SHOT OF A TOWNSVILLE STREET WITH THE PPG STANDING ON THE SIDEWALK



[BLOSSOM rubs the lamp. A GENIE appears.]



GENIE: Oh, fiddle dee dee! Now you have made me absolutely furious! If you bother me one more time, I shall beat you to a pulp!



CUT TO:



PPG BEDROOM



BUTTERCUP: That was a promise he sure kept.



BLOSSOM (rubbing her jaw in memory): Did he ever.



[BUTTERCUP pulls out a Talking Dog toy.]



BUTTERCUP: Remember the time when Talking Dog merchandise was all the craze?



BLOSSOM (cheerfully): Oh yeah!



BUBBLES: And the Professor went absolutely crazy over it? Hee hee hee!



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF THE PROFESSOR'S BEDROOM



[A proud PROFESSOR is standing amid a rom filled with all manner of Talking Dog merchandise.]



CUT TO:



PPG BEDROOM



[BUTTERCUP puts the toy back and pulls out a Totoro-like toy.]



BUTTERCUP: Remember the time that Japenese animator came to town?



BLOSSOM: And he got into a fight with Craig McCracken?



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF A CONVENTION HALL



[The Japanese animator pulls Ctraig McCracken's hair. McCracken stomps on his foot. Terrified bystanders flee.]



CUT TO:



PPG BEDROOM



[BUTTERCUP puts the toy back.]



BUTTERCUP: Maybe we should forget that one...



BLOSSOM: Yeah...



[BUBBLES pulls out a tattered piece of purple cloth.]



BUBBLES (sadly): Do you remember... ?



BLOSSOM AND BUTTERCUP (sadly): Yeah...



BLOSSOM: She was one of the good ones, and we treated her like dirt.



[All three PPG droop their heads.]



PPG: We were terrible sisters to her! (crying): Wahhhhhh... !



PROFESSOR'S VOICE: Girls! Girls!



[The PROFESSOR runs up to the PPG.]



PROFESSOR: Good heavens, girls! What's the matter?



[A teary-eyed BLOSSOM looks to BUTTERCUP and BUBBLES, and finally decides to confess. The PPG drop their heads.]



BLOSSOM: Well... one time... we thought we had too many villains to fight, so... we mixed some things together...



BUBBLES: And kind of accidentally added some Chemical X...



BUTTERCUP: And made a new Powerpuff Girl... sort of...



BLOSSOM: But she was unstable... and exploded. All we have left of her is this piece of cloth.



PROFESSOR (astonished): Goodness gracious!



[He its down beside the PPG.]



PROFESSOR: Why didn't you ever tell me?... Well, I guess that doesn't matter now... Tell me -- what was she like?



BLOSSOM: Well, she was big... and uneven... and kind of freakish.




BUBBLES: But she had a heart of gold!



BUTTERCUP: She sure did!



PROFESSOR: What did you use to make her?



BLOSSOM: Let's see... a computer...



BUTTERCUP: Dirt and twigs and stuff...



BUBBLES: A smiley face!



BUTTERCUP: A boxing glove.



PROFESSOR: Oh, well there's your problem!



PPG: Huh?



PROFESSOR: Well, sure. The tanning chemicals in the leather boxing glove would have reacted badly with the Chemical X. It's a wonder she was formed at all!



BLOSSOM: Really?!



PROFESSOR: Sure. You know... I bet if we were to use that cloth, we could try to remake her!



PPG (thrilled): You mean it?!



PROFESSOR: Sure!



[The PPG fly at the PROFESSOR and hug him.]



CUT TO: INT SHOT OF THE PROFESSOR'S LAB WITH A COUNTER IN THE FOREGROUND



[The PROFESSOR has a black cauldron in front of him on the counter. PPG fly back and forth adding various ingredients. Finally the PPG gather as BLOSSOM solemnly adds a piece of purple cloth. The PPG fly far behind the PROFESSOR and then turn and watch anxiously with their hands to their mouths. He nervously lifts a flask of Chemical X and slowly pours in a few drops.]



SOUND EFFECTS: BOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMM!!!



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF THE PPG AND PROFESSOR TUMBLING ACROSS THE FLOOR AMID CLOUDS OF SMOKE AND BLINDING WHITE LIGHT



[Finally they come to a rest. They look up in amazement.]



WHIP PAN TO:



A NORMAL PURPLE PPG HOVERING OVER THE CAULDRON



[Her eyes are closed and her head is solemnly bowed. The PPG fly up to her. BUNNY raises her head, opens her eyes, and looks at them.]



BLOSSOM: Hi! We're the Powerpuff Girls. You're a Powerpuff Girl too. Your name is Bunny!



BUNNY (grotesquely): Buggghhh -- y?



[The PPG share anxious glances.]



BLOSSOM. Bunny. Bunnn -- y.



BUNNY: Bunny!



PPG (thrilled): That's it!



PROFESSOR'S VOICE: Girls! The Hotline just rang! Townsville needs you!



BUNNY: Townsville?



BLOSSOM: That's here, where we live. We'll explain everything later, when you have your initiation. For now, just follow us. I think your Powerpuff instincts will tell you what to do when the time comes.



CUT TO:



AN INT SHOT OF THE LAB THAT SEES THE PPG FLY AWAY AND OUT THE DOOR



CUT TO:



EXT SHOT OF THE UTONIUM HOME




[The PPG fly out and OFF SCREEN.]



CUT TO:



EXT SHOT OF A TOWNSVILLE STREET UNDER ATTACK BY A GIANT FOX



[It sweeps its tail from side to side, knocking down buildings. Suddenly it looks off to our left, studying something.]



CUT TO:



A POV THAT STAYS IN FRONT OF A FRIGHTENED LADY WHO IS FLEEING THE FOX WHOM WE CAN SEE IN THE DISTANCE



[It bounds towards the LADY and picks her up in its mouth. It shakes her from side to side.]



LADY: Eeeeeee...



[Finally the FOX holds its head back and spits the LADY out.]



FOX: P-toooo!



CUT TO:



A CLOSEUP OF THE FOUR PPG FLYING OVER TOWNSVILLE



BLOSSOM: Oh my gosh!



[The PPG fly to the airborne LADY, and BLOSSOM carries her to the ground. The LADY runs away. The PPG fly back up.]



BLOSSOM: Okay, Mr. Fox, I don't know what you have against Townsville, but your destructive behavior is going to stop!



CUT TO



A CLOSEUP OF THE FOX



[It tosses its head back and snickers, then resumes its destruction.



CUT TO:



A CLOSEUP OF THE FOUR PPG



BLOSSOM: Let's go, Girls.



[The PPG grab onto the FOX'S fur and start pulling. It spins its body back and forth, shaking off the PPG. BLOSSOM flies back and blows ice onto the FOX until it is covered. It stands up and suddenly the ice shatters, flying awawy. The PPG fly around the FOX and hit it with laser eye beams, but these have no effect.]



BLOSSOM: Form Furious Flaming Feline!... Um, Bunny, you'd better sit this one out... you're not familiar with it.



[BUNNY seems puzzled. She blinks a couple times. The CAMERA stays with the three PPG as they fly high above the FOX and then zoom downwards, forming the Flaming Furious Feline. They strike the FOX in the back and knock it to the ground. It grimaces in pain, but the PPG bounce away, and the FOX recovers.]



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF THE THREE PPG SCATTERED ON THE GROUND



[The CAMERA stays with them as they fly together back up to BUNNY.]



BUTTERCUP: Nothing we do seems to work!



BLOSSOM: There has to be something...



BUNNY: How about the Bunny Hop?



BUBBLES: What's the Bunny Hop?



[BUNNY looks intently down at the FOX. She points both arms down in its direction. As she stares intently, a purple aura starts to begin glowing around her body. It grows in size and strength.]



CUT TO:



A CLOSEUP OF THE FOX'S FACE



[It looks upward and blinks in puzzlement.]



CUT TO:



A CLOSEUP OF THE PPG



BUNNY: Bunny...... Hop!



[The aura shoots down her arms and OFF SCREEN.]



CUT TO:



A CLOSEUP OF THE FOX



[The aura strikes the FOX and envelops it. The FOX starts to bounce along the street, unable to stop.]



CUT TO:



A POV THAT SEES THE FOX BOUNCING DOWN THE STREET AND OUT OF TOWNSVILLE



CUT TO:



THE PPG



THREE PPG: All right Bunny!



BUTTERCUP: Yeah, you rule!



BUNNY: Hee hee hee!



[Suddenly BUNNY looks puzzled. Her eyes glaze over and she tumbles downward, going OFF SCREEN.]



THREE PPG (alarmed): Bunny!



CUT TO:



A SHOT OF THE UNCONSCIOUS BUNNY LYING ON THE GROUND



[The three PPG fly down to her.]



BLOSSOM (concerned): Bunny?



BUBBLES (tearfully): What's wrong with her?



BLOSSOM: Let's get her to the Professor.



[BLOSSOM picks her up and the PPG fly up and OFF SCREEN.]



CUT TO:



A STATIONARY POV THAT WATCHES THE PPG FLY AWAY



CUT TO:



INT SHOT OF UTONIUM LIVING ROOM



[Three sad PPG are sitting on a sofa, leaning forward with their hands on their knees. Finally they look up to our right.]



BLOSSOM: How is she, Priofessor?



[The PROFESSOR walks ON SCREEN.]




PROFESSOR: Well, I'm afraid Bunny has a rather fragile constitution. The pollution in Townsville's air has made her too weak to fly. She's going to go and live with your sister Bouquet in Cityton. The air is fresher there, and in time she should recover completely.



[He looks at the PPG, who still seem sad.]



PROFESSOR: Well, come on, Girls. Cheer up. That's really pretty good news, when you think about it.



BLOSSOM (cheerful): Yes, Professor, I guess it is.



[The PROFESSOR sits on the sofa, and they all hug.]



CUT TO:



HEARTS AND STARS



NARRAOR: And so once again the day -- and a sister -- are saved, thanks to the Powerpuff Girls.



[The PPG appear. BUBBLES is hugging BUNNY.]



THE END


[The sister BOUQUET in Cityton is introduced in "The Bower Buff Girl".]

Powerpuff Girls fanfiction, also posted at fanfiction.net as rayb07

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