I saw "Bladerunner 2049" last night. The only SMALL criticism I have about it, is that the music was a little too LOUD in places; the music did NOT have to be so LOUD! Other than that, it was a very great movie! The lighting, the atmosphere, the acting, the story, the pacing, everything else about the movie was top notch! I'd recommend seeing it if you haven't already! You will probably enjoy it! Enough said!
Zeo Ranger 4Ever replied to Zeo Ranger 4Ever's topic in Power Rangers: Multiverse Force Club's The Command CenterI decided to collect some more Trope examples for my topic. I hope that these pique your interest in both the reading of the series, and the writing of your OWN work! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AnAesop : While several episodes of “Power Rangers Multiverse Force” can qualify for this; the best examples are probably “All is Fair, or Not!”; and “Wooly Bully!”; as they literally spell the Aesop out for you in the episode epilogue with their “Power Facts!” http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AppliedPhlebotinum : This is the reason why Greater Scope Villain currently CAN'T invade Core Earth himself; a Force Field (which is the reason for this trope being mentioned) is specifically designed to keep HIM from getting into Core Earth's atmosphere is forcing Radiguet to rely (on what he considers to be, 'Inferior Evil Beings') to BREAK the Force Field, so that he can come in and achieve his OWN sinister goals! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ArsonMurderAndJaywalking : Applies to both Vipera and Queen Hedrian. While both of them have battled and threatened the safety of the Power Rangers and Core Earth itself; they have done LESSER evil things. In Vipera's case, she posed as a human to TRY to get BlackHawk to reveal the secrets of the Power Rangers to her, while Queen Hedrian utilized a love potion to get Emperor Diabolica to fall in love with her, so she could MARRY him once her former husband, Demon King Banriki died fighting the Power Rangers. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AuthorAppeal : The reason why BlackHawk and D.O.G., are in these series. BlackHawk appeals to my devotion to the cartoon series of “Yin Yang Yo”; while D.O.G., appeals to my fondness for talking dogs in cartoon comedy. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AxCrazy : Applies to Emperor Diabolica. Not only has he sent several crazy dangerous blood beasts (monsters of the day), after the Rangers; he regularly screams and beats his minions when things don't go his way. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BadassNormal : Applies to Undyne. While she has no special powers (compared with the Rangers), she is strong enough to hold her own against a couple of monsters, even able to make General Crush bleed when none of the Rangers (or Drako's monsters), could even SCRATCH him! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BerserkButton : A few of the Rangers have this quality. Lettuce's Berserk Button is when someone insults his family's cooking; Toby's Berserk Button is when someone insults his love of Pokemon; Naruto's Berserk Button is when somebody implies that he's NOT the strongest Ranger on the team; BlackHawk's Berserk Button is when somebody hurts D.O.G., or threatens the safety of his friends. A couple of villains have this quality as well. Demon King Banriki's Berserk Button was Queen Hedrian suggesting that they had to team up with Emperor Diabolica in order to destroy the Power Rangers; while Queen Hedrian's Berserk Button is when somebody confuses a quality of her's, with that of her older sister Rita Repulsa, or implies that she's LESS evil than her sister used to be. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BewareTheNiceOnes : Applies to Pinkie Pie. While she is generally the nicest Ranger on the team, you don't want to be anywhere NEAR her general vicinity when you mess with her or her friends; a fact that both Squid Clown and Mustang Sally found out the HARD way when they messed with her personally! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BigBad : Emperor Diabolica functions as this role in season one. Queen Hedrian is revealed to have been the Big Bad to a previous team of Rangers; the “Power Rangers Digital Squadron;” while Fuhrer Saturn was the Big Bad to the “Power Rangers Solar Force.” But Radiguet, as the Greater Scope Villain, supersedes all of them! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BigGood : Omnus functions as this role. His father, Zordon, served this function to previous teams of Rangers, like the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BigNo : BlackHawk shouted one when General Crush had defeated Drako's monsters, Baphomet, the Spinosaurus Zord, nearly KILLED Mirror, beat the Power Rangers, and was even about to destroy Undyne! However, this served as the precursor to BlackHawk FINALLY unlocking the true power of the Macguffin/Chekhov's Gun of the Orange Ruby, and becoming a Power Ranger himself. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BlatantLies : Vipera is NOTORIOUS for telling these. Not only for her undying 'loyalty' to Emperor Diabolica, but to the Power Rangers themselves. During “The Red Flaw” mini-arc, she lied about a high stakes race being completely fair; and in “Life is a Beach!”; Vipera lied to BlackHawk while posing as a normal human. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Brainwashed : This happened to Pinkie Pie in “All is Fair, or Not!”; she was tricked into craving and only wanting to eat sweets and junk food. Thankfully, she got better, though. A rare villain on villain example, is when Queen Hedrian used a Love Potion to brainwash Emperor Diabolica into loving her. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BrainwashedAndCrazy : This happened to Naruto during “The Red Flaw” mini-arc, and to Woolbur Fleecely in “Wooly Bully!” They both got better, though. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BreakTheHaughty : This has happened to both Emperor Diabolica and Baphomet, TWICE! It happened to Emperor Diabolica during “The Red Flaw” mini-arc, and in “Orange Crush: Part I”. Both cases occurred when Emperor Diabolica was trying to summon a monster powerful enough to destroy the Rangers; and the monster ended up being TOO powerful for Emperor Diabolica to control! Baphomet, had this occur to him during “Orange Crush: Part I”, and “Wild Horses.” In both cases, Baphomet was trying to fight someone COMPLETELY out of his fighting league, and suffering greatly because of his miscalculation. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BuffySpeak : This is how the powers of six of the Power Rangers are explained. A simplistic explanation was given to the main Rangers, and Ebony, as to how those powers worked, the source of these powers, and what they could do with these powers. BlackHawk was able to articulate the source of his powers more concretely; his Woo Foo Magic and the Orange Ruby was the source of his Ranger Powers, and he was able to fight, thanks to ten years worth of training at a Woo Foo Training Dojo. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ButtMonkey : Circe and Kraky serve this unfortunate distinction to Emperor Diabolica, and are usually the primary source of punishment or torture whenever Emperor Diabolica needs to vent out his frustration (which is VERY frequent!) Slightly justified, because they ARE still evil! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CallToAdventure : This initially happened to the seven main Power Ranger characters. Subverted by friend Woolbur Fleecely, as it was originally his older brother who answered the Call to Adventure. The job of S.P.D. Green Ranger was only passed to him when Woolbur's older brother was killed by Dr. Maniac! Unlike in many other shows and movies, Woolbur's older brother did NOT get better, and Death was NOT Cheap! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CaptainObvious : Ebony, BlackHawk, Sans, and D.O.G., frequently function in this role. Ebony and BlackHawk being very Genre Savvy, while Sans and D.O.G., seem to be very learned in what is to be expected in battles between good and evil. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CardCarryingVillain : Emperor Diabolica, Vipera, Queen Hedrian, Mirror, and Fuhrer Saturn all function in this role. Greater Scope Villain Radiguet, not only HAS this trait, but he Takes it to Eleven! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Catchphrase : Pinkie Pie often will say: “That's a Pinkie keen idea!”, or something along those lines. The Rangers will often say: “We need Dinozord Power, now!” Vipera will often say to the Power Rangers: “Later, losers!” And Emperor Diabolica will often say: “I've got a head-ache!”, whenever one of his plans fail. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CharacterDevelopment : This has happened to BlackHawk, Bash and Smash. BlackHawk initially started off as very aggressive and mistrusting of the Rangers, but later grew to be more trusting, open, and caring to the Rangers, especially when he later became a Ranger himself! Bash and Smash initially started off as bullies, but as BlackHawk began to warm up to the Rangers, they did to, becoming more friendly, and even occasional allies to the Power Rangers during a couple of their fights. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ChekhovsGun : The Orange Ruby functioned as both this, and the Macguffin, for about five episodes. While it's potential was hinted at early on; it's true importance wasn't fully realized until “Orange Crush: Part I;” when BlackHawk's abilities allowed the Orange Ruby to awaken it's full powers, and transform him into the Spinosaurus Orange Ranger. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheChessmaster : Greater Scope Villain Radiguet functions as this role, as he is manipulating Emperor Diabolica and Queen Hedrian into performing all of their various actions, in order to weaken and break the Force Field, preventing Radiguet from invading Core Earth himself! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Cloudcuckoolander : Pinkie Pie, Papyrus, Sans, and D.O.G., function in this role. Pinkie Pie and Papyrus are more boisterous and exuberant; Sans and D.O.G., are, respectively, more aloof and easily distracted. Justified for D.O.G., as he IS, a dog! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ComicallyMissingThePoint : This often happens to Pinkie Pie. Often, when someone tries to tell her something important; she'll miss it and say something completely random instead as a response! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DeadpanSnarker : Sans can sometimes function as this role. Giving that this was his role (more or less), in the video game Undertale, it's actually quite fitting and Justified for him. Vipera will often function as a villainous example whenever Emperor Diabolica comes up with another plan that she thinks will fail SPECTACULARLY! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Determinator : While the Rangers all qualify for this trait to varying degrees of fierceness; this trait applies very specifically to BlackHawk and Naruto, who both have a friendly rivalry with each other, that propels them to becoming stronger than the other. General Crush served as a villainous example, as with the exception of the Orange Ruby, there was nothing that could stop him from beating ANYTHING that was thrown at him! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DisproportionateRetribution : Often done by Emperor Diabolica to his loyal minions, whenever they fail him. Even when they do something that is genuinely bad AGAINST him (such as temporarily abandoning him in “The Fight Before Christmas”), and Baphomet abandoning his fight against BlackHawk in “Wild Horses;” Emperor Diabolica will punish them disproportionately. Emperor Diabolica cursed Vipera with a mutant transformation whenever he turns her giant, while Emperor Diabolica ripped off Baphomet's wings for failing in his battle! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheDragon : There have been a few introduced so far. Vipera functions as Emperor Diabolica's personal dragon; Demon King Banriki was Queen Hedrian's personal dragon (until his attempted betrayal and eventual demise at the hands of the Power Rangers). Galaxy Lightning functions as Fuhrer Saturn's personal dragon; while all of the main villains could be seen as Dragon's to Greater Scope Villain Radiguet! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EldritchAbomination : There are at least four known to exist so far; mentioned, but not seen. They are called the Chaos Gods; and they are Khorne, T'zeentch, http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin : This is what “The Fight Before Christmas; Karaoke Knight; Virtual Insanity; All is Fair, or Not!; The Drums of War; Life is a Beach; Cold as Ice; Hot-Blooded!; Wooly Bully; The Lounge Lizard;” and “Wild Horses” function in this role. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MrFanservice : BlackHawk will often function as this role, both to Ebony, and in private to D.O.G. To date, he has yet to be this publicly. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FiveManBand : This is what the Power Rangers, started off as. Naruto was the Leader, Usagi was the Lancer, Toby was the Big Guy, Lettuce was the Smart Guy, and Pinkie Pie was the Chick. When Ebony was introduced, she functioned as a feminine counter-part to the Smart Guy; and when BlackHawk gained his Power Ranger powers, he became a Big Guy Lancer. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BreakingTheFourthWall : To date, only BlackHawk, Pinkie Pie, and Sans seem to be aware that they are in a story, as they are aware of elements in the story (background music and songs that the audience hears, but the characters normally don't). Ebony, doesn't break the Fourth Wall, she's merely very Genre Savvy and occasionally leans ON the Fourth Wall. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FreudianExcuse : Emperor Diabolica and Queen Hedrian both have one of these. Emperor Diabolica's is that he is the son of a FILTHY prostitute; while Queen Hedrian's is that she has always been secretly JEALOUS of the attention that her older sister, Rita Repulsa, got while SHE was still evil; and thinks of herself as FAR more evil than Rita could EVER have been! Therefore, she's doing all of the evil things she has done, in an attempt to be recognized as the GREATER evil daughter of Master Vile! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GenkiGirl : Usagi and Pinkie Pie both function as this. Villainous examples include Vipera and Mirror. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GenreSavvy : Ebony and BlackHawk are both this. BlackHawk's genre savvy traits come from the first, hard, six years of his life, and training and subsequent fighting as a Woo Foo Warrior. Ebony's genre savvy traits come from the many movies and T.V. Series she has seen over the years. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GilliganCut : Used in “The Drums of War.” When Pinkie Pie suggests that Ebony, Lettuce, Usagi, and Toby call themselves The Dark, Shiny, Progressive, Arena Lords of the Underworld (a combination of all the band names they suggested), they simultaneously respond: “We are NOT calling ourselves The Dark, Shiny, Progressive, Arena Lords of the Underworld!” (Gilligan Cut!) Ebony says: “I can't believe we're calling ourselves The Dark, Shiny, Progressive, Arena Lords of the Underworld!” http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AGodAmI : This is Radiguet's entire attitude; that he alone is the God of Judgment, and he alone gets to decide who lives and dies; which would be anyone and everyone who is weaker and uglier than HE is! Because of his narcissistic behavior, he views that as EVERYONE else in the entire known UNIVERSE! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HeelFaceTurn : Done by Woolbur Fleecely in “Wooly Bully.” After he is freed from his brainwashing at the hands of Demon King Banriki; he sees the Rangers without their helmets on, and realizes he has been acting HORRIBLY to Toby, and mistakenly thinking that his friends were wrong in their attempts to defend Toby. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HeroicSacrifice : Confirmed to have happened, to Woolbur Fleecely's older brother. Woolbur and the other S.P.D. Power Rangers were caught in a trap, and the only way that five of them could escape, was for Woolbur's older brother to stay behind, and sacrifice his own life in the trap. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HotBlooded : Monster of the day Magmanificent, was a LITERAL example of this! Bonus Points to him appearing IN an episode CALLED “Hot-Blooded!” http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HumongousMecha : This is what the Rangers' zords are, both on their own, and especially when combined into the Megazord and all its other various forms. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IncrediblyLamePun : Some of the names of the monsters qualify as this trope. Included are Road Hog; Karaoke Knight; Tape-Worm; Pound Her; Magmanificent; Zombee; Mirror; Lounge Lizard; and Gray. / That's it for now. I'll post more Trope examples on another time. Enough said, true believers!
Zeo Ranger 4Ever replied to Zeo Ranger 4Ever's topic in Nintendo Club's Nintendo ChatI'm feeling like I talk FAR too much on my own topic without anyone EVER replying to me hardly EVER!!!! So nobody wanted to talk about the video games from the 1980's? Maybe I will have better luck with the video games from the 1990's, as well as talking about other interesting things that caught my attention this year, such as the following! Best movie: “Dances With Wolves.” Best song: “Vision of Love.” Best music video: I'm back and I'm here to talk about the video games of the year, for 1990! This is where I actually START to remember playing some of these video games when they first came out! We also get the first 16 bit video game entries for this year, from Hudson Soft's Turbographx-16! But even THAT'S not enough to dethrone Nintendo THIS year! Find out where my personal games rank! But first, beware of the following entry: WORST Video Game of 1990: "Street Fighter 2010: the Final Fight" NES Don't let the title mislead you; there is a very GOOD reason why Capcom hides this game under a rock and pretends like it doesn't exist; it SUCKS! Supposedly set in the futuristic year of 2010 (which Capcom MUST have thought we'd NEVER get to), it's about Ken Masters becoming a cybernetic warrior and fighting against other high-powered cybernetic warriors. Despite the interesting premise, the concept doesn't pan out. You've got HORRIBLE controls, and the bosses are FAR too powerful compared to the player. The graphics and sound are good by NES standards, but that's about it. Avoid this game at ALL costs! Your wallet will thank you. / Now with THAT out of the way, here is the list of an AMAZING ten games competing for video game of the year, in 1990! 10. "Smash T.V." NES Perhaps the reason why Capcom's "Street Fighter" entry didn't fare so well, is for the reason that Capcom was VERY busy this year! Not only did they release a pretty good adaptation of "Talespin; Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers"; and "The Little Mermaid" for the NES and Game Boy (as well as many other games on this list), but they also introduced the concept of the high stakes reality game show, which would become VERY popular right around the time they predicted it would, in the year of 1999! You can play either with or AGAINST a friend in three levels full of villains, traps, high-powered bosses, and lots of cash and prizes! Although this is a good game, the reason it only ranks here, is because the more highly POLISHED version available on the Super NES that would come out in 1991, would make this version rather moot and irrelevant. 9. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan" Game Boy It shames me to admit that I have never fully played THROUGH "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: the Arcade Game" on the NES. I would like to (if they would EVER get around to re-releasing it on Virtual Console), but at least the heroes on a half-shell manage to make an impression on the Game Boy's sole exclusive video game entry on this list. While the control is solid, and the music is pretty good, it suffers from the same fate as "Super Mario Land" did, as there's not enough challenge. The game is only four levels LONG! Still, if you want to have the turtles on the go, this was the first game you could do it with, so it was good for starters. 8. "River City Ransom" NES Another game that while good and entertaining for when it was released, suffers when compared to a more highly polished version that would be available later. This version isn't able to compare to the Game Boy Advance version, but I think that why this game endures, is because of the INCREDIBLY bad Japanese translation to English! I.E., so bad, it's GOOD!!!! It's also pretty cheesy by early 1990's standards, but in a good way. The best way to play this game now (if you don't want to search for the Game Boy Advance version) is by Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console, for pretty cheap, to! 7. "Cratermaze" Turbographx-16 The Nintendo Wii was, and still IS an amazingly incredible thing! The Virtual Console system allowed me access to a number of video games that I otherwise, would have never known about. This game has SIXTY levels of mazes, all of which are designed quite differently from each other! It is a very fun game! In fact, the only reason this game doesn't get ranked any higher, if for the simple reason, that it lacks brand name recognition, and there is no real enduring protagonist to identify with! Still, Hudson Soft was able to prove that 16-bit video game systems were going to become a dominant force in the early 1990's! 6. "Little Nemo: the Dream Master" NES I feel like this video game is the forgotten masterpiece of 1990. It borrows a page or two from "Super Mario Bros. 3," but it actually works out in the best interest of this obscure cult classic. This game is actually based on the animated movie "Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland", which SOMEHOW didn't get released until 1991, one full YEAR after this game was available in stores! In spite of that fact, this game endures because it is both fun and challenging. The reason why this game doesn't get ranked higher, is for the simple reason that this game is pretty hard to find these days. If you either have or can FIND a version of this game to play, consider yourself lucky! 5. "Dr. Mario" NES and Game Boy I actually find THIS puzzle game to be more interesting than "Tetris." Partially, the reason is that it stars Mario, taking on one of his MANY other professions BESIDES being a plumber! Another reason is that this game actually has a POINT to it; to clear the screen of NASTY red, blue, and yellow viruses! And you can either play solo, or with a friend! And this game is easily available on a number of Virtual Console systems! If you haven't yet, I highly recommend trying it, and playing it for yourself! 4. "Super C" NES The definitive sequel to the original 1987 "Contra," the only reason why this game isn't called "Super Contra" on the NES, is due to the infamous Iran-Contra scandal that was going around at the time, and Konami didn't want this game to be affiliated with that. This is another game that involves running, jumping, and shooting many bad guys WITHOUT being shot yourself! And you can either play solo, or with a friend! Access to a Spread Gun, will undoubtedly be your best friend in this challenging game! The best way to play it, is through the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console, which allows you to save ANYWHERE at any time! It is STILL a fun challenge to play today! 3. "Mega Man III" (What ELSE?!) NES With this video game, Capcom gave us Snake Man; awesome, AWESOME Snake Man and his VERY awesome stage! It also introduced the world Proto Man, Mega Man's older Robot brother. The reason why I love this game so much more than "Mega Man II," is that I feel this video game is much easier, compared with it's predecessors. The graphics and sound are also top-tier by NES standards. The challenge is still a little difficult, though, so be prepared to bring your A game to the table! And this video game is so satisfying to play on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console, and you get to wipe that smirk off of Dr. Wily's face! 2. "Bonk's Adventure" Turbographx-16 In the 1990's, Mario got a LOT of competition from video game mascots! The first one to announce his arrival was Hudson Soft's representative mascot for their 16 bit system! Bonk was a head-bonking cave dude, with a lot of attitude! And he got to travel across many colorful levels, defeat many unique bosses, and fight against the evil King Drool! Despite bringing their A game to the table, Bonk STILL couldn't topple Mario (though certainly not from a lack of trying. And when Hudson Soft eventually called it quits, and went back to making video games for other video game consoles, it eventually brought this Bonk video game to the NES and the Game Boy. Still, you got to give Hudson Soft props for coming up with the first 16-bit video game mascot! 1. "Super Mario Bros. 3" NES After conquering the 1980's, the 1990's proved to be no match for Nintendo! This video game got a lot of help from the product placement --I mean, 1989 'movie', "The Wizard." While Motion Control was NOT ready for video game systems yet (the Power Glove was cool on-screen, but not at ALL practical for playing), this video game actually managed to live up to, and SURPASS the hype the movie generated for it! This game is MASSIVE by NES standards (even if a LOT of players would choose to zip through the games using the Warp Whistles, rather than playing the game straight through). This game required a special chip, just so the system would be able to PLAY the whole game! This game REALLY introduced the concept of special power-ups for Mario, in the form of Frog Suit Mario, Hammer Suit Mario, and Raccoon (Tanuki) Suit Mario! For my fifth birthday party, I actually PLAYED pin the raccoon tail on the Mario! This game also introduced the world to Bowser's pack of brats, the Koopa Kids! Larry, Morton, Wendy, Iggy, Roy, Lemmy, and Ludwig! If that wasn't enough, this game introduced the concept of exploring many different types of levels in one video game, such as the desert, the ocean, a land filled with GIANT enemies, the Sky, an Ice World, a world full of pipes, and a land that thrives on darkness! This video game was actually the FIRST that required Nintendo to put out a strategy guide, dedicated to SOLELY covering a single video game! This video game not only pushed Mario into the stratosphere, it also made Mario more POPULAR than Mickey Mouse, and proved to video game critics everywhere, that video games were officially here to STAY!!!! / That's my list for 1990! Stay tuned for next year in 1991, because there's going to be a big THROWDOWN; between a Hedgehog, and a Plumber! Stay tuned!
I recently re-read Book 13 in the 16 Book Volume of "Cerebus" graphic novels called, "Going Home." In my personal head-canon, Dave Sim and Gerhard should've QUIT while they were still SLIGHTLY ahead, by ending "Cerebus" at the end of Volume 250 (which is the end of "Going Home,") and let Cerebus and Jaka have a "Maybe Ever After."
Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve ALL been waiting for! It’s time for the SIZZLING showdown; that will indirectly lead to the final outcome, of this EPIC season! (This episode is dedicated to the memory of Tom Petty). / Before the episode even begins, Bulma is seen walking on the plane, and she knocks on the door leading into the cargo room. A booming voice bellows: “COME FORWARD!!!!” And Bulma nervously walks into the room, and she sees a GIANT, floating green head, over a billowing supply of FIRE! The Man says: “I AM GERO!!!! The GREAT and POWERFUL!!!! Who are YOU?! WHO ARE YOU?!!!” Bulma asks: “Why do you got to PULL this act EVERY time I talk to YOU?! You know who I am! I am Bulma Briefs! The Smart and PRETTY! I’ve come to ask--.” Dr. Gero yells: “SILENCE!!!! The Great and POWERFUL Gero, knows WHY you have come! You DARE to come to me for a Clean SLATE, do you?! You clinking, clanking, clattering collection of cacophonous JUNK?!” Bulma trembles, and she says: “Yes, your honor! You see; a while back, I eliminated Zarbon, so…” Dr. Gero yells: “SILENCE, whippersnapper! The MAGNIFICENT Gero, has every INTENTION of GRANTING your REQUEST! But FIRST, you must PROVE yourself WORTHY, by performing one more, VERY small task! BRING me the MASK of Captain Retro!” Bulma asks: “Are you CRAZY?! If I try that; Captain Retro might MAIM me before I can do THAT!!!!” Dr. Gero says: “Bring me his MASK; and I will GRANT your request! Now, GO!!!!” Bulma asks: “But what if he MAIMS me FIRST?!” Dr. Gero shouts: “I said, GO!!!!” And Bulma makes a MAD dash out of the cargo room, jumping RIGHT through the door window of the cargo room! / Sniz is in the cock-pit, and he says: “Last time on Total Cartoon Global Cruise, the Final Seven Contestants took a trip to the Galapagos Islands. There, they took some time to walk around, reminisce, and remember all of their adventures that had led them up to that point. Then the contestants participated in a reward challenge, in order to gain an advantage for the NEXT challenge! In the end, Captain Retro won the reward! Captain Retro got a seven-shooter pistol, a sturdy rope, and the best horse that money can buy! Why will Captain Retro need these things? Because Captain Retro and everyone else today, will be heading for an old-fashioned Western show-down at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, and you won’t want to miss a minute of it! SOMEONE will be eliminated when everything is said and done TODAY!!!! Find out who it will be on this action-packed episode of Total Cartoon Global Cruise! Saddle up, partners!” / Instead of the usual show open, we instead get a Western-tinted introduction, which showcases the CONTRASTING performances between Bulma Briefs and Captain Retro, as they get prepared for the upcoming showdown! / Genre: Rock. Sub-genre: Bon Jovi. Song: “Wanted Dead or Alive!” Sung by: Captain Retro and Bulma! / Captain Retro: “It's all the same, only the names will change. Every day, it seems we're wasting away.” Bulma: “Another place where the faces are so cold. I'd drive all night just to get back home.” Captain Retro: “I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride!” Bulma: “I'm wanted dead or alive! Wanted, dead or alive!” Captain Retro: “Sometimes I sleep, sometimes, it's not for days. And the people I meet, always go their separate ways!” Bulma: “Sometimes you tell the day, by the bottle that you drink!” Captain Retro: “And times when you're alone, all you do is think! I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride!” Bulma: “I'm wanted dead or alive! Wanted, dead or alive!” Captain Retro: “All right!” (Musical break) Captain Retro: “I’m a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride!” Bulma: “I’m wanted, dead or alive! Wanted, dead or alive! And I walk these streets, a loaded six string on my back!” Captain Retro: “I play for keeps, because I might not make it back!” Bulma: “I've been everywhere, and still, I'm standing tall! I've seen a million faces, and I've rocked them all!” Captain Retro: “Because I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride!” Bulma: “I'm wanted dead or alive!” Captain Retro: “Because I'm a cowboy, I got the night on my side!” Bulma: “I'm wanted dead or alive!” Captain Retro: “And I ride, dead or alive! I still drive, dead or alive!” Bulma and Captain Retro: “Dead or alive! Dead or alive! Dead or alive! Dead or alive!” / And the epic song ends! / “Tonight, You’re going to Go Down in Flames, Just like Jesse James!” / It is a bright sunrise in the early morning, and the plane is in transit, heading toward the small, scenic, Tombstone, Arizona. All of the remaining contestants are getting themselves mentally and physically prepared for the upcoming challenge. In the V.I.P. Lounge, Captain Retro sighs as he turns to Reggie Rocket. Captain Retro says: “It is finally here. The long awaited day of destiny that I have been waiting for.” Reggie asks: “Any idea on how it's going to turn out?” Captain Retro says: “You should know by now that only someone who is GOING to lose, makes their assumptions that they are GOING to win BEFORE they actually do! Besides, I've never actually BEEN able to eliminate Bulma Briefs before; I'll let you know how it goes once I actually TRY it!” Reggie asks: “Are you TRYING to be funny?!” Captain Retro says: “Only if I actually MAKE you laugh; otherwise, I try to be serious in a situation of this nature!” Reggie says: “You KNOW Bulma is going to pull out all the STOPS in trying to get YOU out!” Captain Retro says: “Undoubtedly! But regardless of what she tries to pull, I won't let that deter me from my mission. I came here to get Bulma Briefs out of the competition, and that's what I aim to do. It all boils down to this! Today, we will meet on the field of Sniz's choosing, and duel like we have NEVER dueled before!” Reggie asks: “Do you need any of us to do anything special?” Captain Retro says: “Whatever Sniz asks us to do, we do it, no questions asked. Other than that, keep yourself safe and out of Bulma's line of fire. I'll distract her and draw her line of fire! Hopefully, she doesn't try any underhanded techniques like she HAS in the past! That will make this challenge much easier!” Reggie says: “You know that with Bulma gone, everyone else is going to target you. You're not going to make the Final Five.” Captain Retro sighs and says: “I'm well aware of that is what will happen if I get rid of Bulma. Winning was never the goal. Besides, there is still that $2,777,500 payoff to look forward to if either you or Suzie win first place.” Reggie says: “No need to worry about that; we'll make sure to uphold our deal if either of us win first place.” Captain Retro says: “That's all that I ask for. You're both good girls. Don't EVER let Bulma or anybody else change that!” (Confessional) Captain Retro says: “If I were Bulma Briefs, trying to eliminate MYSELF; I'd try using every single DESPERATE attempt at getting rid of me that I could THINK of! Fortunately for me, I've seen every single Chuck Jones AND Rudy Larriva Wily E. Coyote cartoon about a THOUSAND times; and I know that Wily E. Coyote NEVER gets to eat the Road Runner, no matter HOW good Wilys' schemes are on paper!” / Reggie says: “You got to give Bulma credit, she has definitely thought of a very good plan for getting herself THIS far! But it's repugnant and foul to high HEAVEN!!!! I can't wait to find out what she's doing this for; it would help me in figuring out whether eliminating her IS the right thing for me to do! If there's one thing that I'm proud of, is that I never make a judgment call about a person until I have ALL of the relevant facts at hand! And while I have a lot of them, that one crucial piece of the puzzle is missing. Once I know her motivation, my decision will be clear. I have a feeling I'll find out what it is soon enough.” (End Confessional) In normal class, Skipper has gathered Chameleon, Suzie, and Patrick together for a meeting. Skipper says: “Okay, here is how it's going to work! Just stay out of my way and let me hit Bulma as MANY times as conceivably possible!” Suzie asks: “Why should YOU get to hog all of the fun?! You're not the only contestant who has a GRUDGE against Bulma, you know!” Chameleon says: “I have a few choice actions that I want to do against Bulma myself! I mean, she DID help engineer the eliminations of Kitty and Keswick, you know!” Patrick says: “And I want to get rid of Bulma Briefs just as much as you do! Bulma eliminated Pearl, set up Stanley to take a fall, and even eliminated Spongebob HIMSELF, using YOU, Skipper!” Skipper rolls his eyes and asks: “Did you HAVE to remind me of that?!” Patrick says: “I would be LYING if I said that WASN'T on my mind!” Suzie says: “Let's face the facts. Each one of us wants to get back at Bulma Briefs for one reason or another. So why don't we all take as many shots as we want against Bulma Briefs?! If we ALL aim for her, we'll all have a better chance of getting her out once and for ALL!” Bulma walks in smiling smugly and says: “You are all wasting your precious, pathetic time in trying to get rid of ME!!!!” Skipper sarcastically says: “Well if it isn't Bulma Briefs herself, the anti-me. You've got a lot of nerve speaking to us after eliminating King Julien and Marlene! I'd ask how you LIVE with yourself, but I don't even WANT to know the answer!” Bulma says: “I live beautifully, and intelligently, in West City with my Mom and Dad!” Skipper yells: “I just TOLD you not to tell us how you LIVE with yourself!” Bulma says: “And I ignored you, because you are completely MEANINGLESS to me!” Patrick asks: “If he's so meaningless, than how come you already TRIED to eliminate him TWICE this season?!” Bulma says: “And succeeded, if you don't MIND! If you're going to actually TRY to state a fact with that FEEBLE compared to MINE mind of yours, the LEAST you can do is be completely ACCURATE about it!” Suzie says: “Give it UP, Bulma! You're out-numbered, six to one! We're all united, and you're all alone! You've got NOTHING left to fall back on!” Bulma chuckles and she says: “I'm not as alone as you'd like to believe!” Chameleon says: “Even if that WERE true, we're STILL not going to let you win!” Bulma scoffs and she says: “Like that matters! Even if you ALL had Patrick's so-called high I.Q., you'd never stand a CHANCE against ME!!!! You will NEVER be able to eliminate ME!!!!” Captain Retro walks in, and he says: “Fortunately, they won't have to. I have taken it upon myself to eliminate you. Do you think you can beat me in a fair fight?!” Bulma chuckles, and she says: “Anything is fair when you have the brain power, money, and LOOKS that I do! I can do ANYTHING, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE that I want, I WILL get that Clean Slate, and there is NOTHING anyone can DO about it!” Captain Retro gets mad, and he says: “You know what STINKS about YOU, Bulma?! You HAVE the BRAINS, you HAVE the MONEY, you have GOOD looks, you even have FAME, and you're STILL miserable!!!!” Bulma sputters and she asks: “You THINK that you're HAPPIER than ME?!!!” Captain Retro seriously says: “Miss, Ma'am, Ms., whichever title you prefer, I KNOW that I am HAPPIER than you!” Bulma yells: “I have EVERYTHING! You have NOTHING compared to me!” Captain Retro seriously says: “I have one thing you DON'T; FRIENDS!!!! And I mean REAL friends; not the kind you rent or bribe or deceive with petty little tricks!” Bulma LITERALLY gets red in the face, and it looks like she's about to LOSE it, but she calms down, and she says: “Very well then. Just remember, all I know is that I'M going to win this competition, and you are NOT!” Patrick says: “FINE! Don't get your BLOOMERS bunched up into a KNOT!!!!” And Bulma suddenly screams: “AHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Patrick asks: “What was THAT all about?!” Captain Retro sighs and says: “Bulma's name, in Japanese, means 'Bloomers.' That's why she's so uptight!” Bulma angrily says: “YOU told them, didn't you?!” Reggie walks in, and she says: “He didn't tell us ANYTHING! I personally don't even CARE about THAT fact!” Bulma sarcastically says: “Like I would GO to all this TROUBLE for a clean SLATE; for just THAT fact?! It's MUCH more important than THAT!!!!” Chameleon says: “Well, I'm sure that WHATEVER that fact is, it couldn't POSSIBLY justify ALL of EVERYTHING that you have DONE this season!” Bulma angrily says: “It's TOTALLY JUSTIFIED!!!!” Suzie says: “Than maybe you should TELL us, instead of sneaking behind our backs like a common criminal!” Bulma says: “I'm not telling you PEONS ANYTHING!!!! I will NOT let you in on what makes ME tick; so good luck stopping THIS brainy beauty from winning ANYTHING!!!!” And Bulma walks out in a huff! Skipper asks: “BLOOMERS?! That's what this is all about?!” Captain Retro sighs and says: “Unfortunately, it seems to be the case. But if it's not her name; than it's got to be something MORE drastic!” Patrick suddenly gets an EPIPHANY and says: “Remember back in the Congo challenge?! Zarbon SAW Bulma's 'unmentionables,' and she FREAKED!!!!” Chameleon asks: “Does that mean that Bulma is embarrassed because SOMEBODY saw her bloomers, that wasn't SUPPOSED to?!” Captain Retro seriously says: “I think that's PRECISELY what this whole thing is all about!” Suzie sighs and says: “I can't believe Bulma Briefs could be SO petty!” Captain Retro sighs and says: “Sad to say; sometimes, evil is PETTY; and I don't mean Tom Petty!” (Confessional) Suzie shakes her head and says: “Man, I hoped Bulma had a much BIGGER embarrassing secret! I thought she accidentally blew up her father's science lab or STOLE some endangered animal specimen! Or at LEAST vandalized a rival scientist's lab! But NO! She's embarrassed because somebody SAW her bloomers! Well, if she's going to be THAT petty about such a little thing, than I have OFFICIALLY lost any sort of reserve sympathy that I HAD for HER!” / Reggie says: “As of right now, Bulma has now become irredeemable for even MY standards! So, I have no problem with giving her the boot any more!” / Chameleon says: “I'll tell you this right now; Bulma wouldn't last a WEEK as a villain in Petropolis with just THAT attribute! The other villains would chew her up and spit her out!” / Skipper sputters and he says: “BLOOMERS?! This whole thing was about BLOOMERS?! All along, such a STUPID thing ALL along?! I can't BELIEVE that I thought you were capable of something DIABOLIC, when all you had going for you, was that YOU were embarrassed about your own BLOOMERS!!!! I can't even respect you as an ADVERSARY anymore! You make me SICK, Bulma Briefs!” / Patrick says: “I just want to state, for the record, I honestly didn't know about the 'Bloomers' connection.” / Bulma says: “I'm not going to let ANY of them know about that INICIDENT!!!! You wouldn't BELIEVE the lengths I had to go to in order to track down all the tapes and various other visual recordings of my incident! Even so, I can't let ANYBODY have ANY sort of PROOF that I was HUMILIATED!!!! That's why I need the CLEAN SLATE!!!! It's the only way to have EVERYONE respect ME!!!!” / Captain Retro says: “Now that I think about it, I don't think Bulma WOULD go to so much trouble if it was just ONE person who saw her bloomers! But that makes me shudder to think; how many people DID see her bloomers?! It MUST be a lot! Why else would she be so DESPERATE?! It still doesn't make ANYTHING she has done all right by ANY means! I STILL plan on stopping her no matter WHAT!!!!” (End Confessional) Sniz comes over the intercom, and he announces: “Good morning, Final Seven! As you are aware, we are heading for the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, for today's challenge! Now it's time how to explain to all of you how today's challenge is going to work. First off, you're going to ride on horses and rope some buffalo. Or rather, some former contestants who have agreed to pose as buffalo! For each buffalo you rope, you will earn ten minutes of time for the final part of the challenge! Because our legal department said that we can't use real guns, you will instead be utilizing paintball guns for the challenge. Within the time limit, you must track down and try to shoot as MANY different contestants as you can! And only by shooting DIFFERENT contestants will you be able to score points in the challenge! Whoever scores the most points will win immunity. It's that SIMPLE! Everyone else will be fair game at the elimination ceremony! And believe me, no matter who you are, if you are voted off, it WILL be game over for you! No if's, no why's, no buts! We should be landing at our destination within an hour. Sniz, out!” (Confessional) General Barracuda says: “I'm really excited about THIS challenge, I thought of it all by myself! But even I have no way of knowing who's going to come out on top in THIS challenge! We'll just have to wait and see! THIS is going to be EPIC!!!!” (End Confessional) / (Commercial Break) / The plane lands in an open ranch area, within the desert that is Arizona near Tombstone. Sniz announces: “We have now arrived at our destination. You have fifteen minutes to change into the western costumes that we have provided for you, then you better come on out with your guns blazing, I reckon!” General Barracuda walks back to where Bulma is sitting, and General Barracuda chuckles, and says: “It must absolutely SUCK to be YOU right now!” Bulma asks: “Why would you think that?!” General Barracuda says: “Everyone is against YOU winning; Captain Retro plans to duel you PERSONALLY, and you have no comparable athletic skills to speak of! If I were in your situation, I certainly wouldn't want to deal with Captain Retro right now!” Bulma chuckles and she says: “Actually, I predict that Captain Retro won't lay a FINGER on me! I've devised SEVERAL strategies for getting MEDDLING dogs out of my hair, for just such an occasion like THIS one! You tell Captain Retro to meet me in the Cargo Room, where we can settle this dispute in a 'professional' matter, ONCE and for ALL!” (Confessional) Bulma says: “I don't care HOW smart and/or genre savvy Captain Retro IS! He can't POSSIBLY predict all the things that I'm ready to THROW at him! Since he's my biggest threat, I need to get rid of him FIRST! We'll see just how good Captain Retro is at WINNING challenges, when he can't even PARTICIPATE in it!” / General Barracuda says: “I personally know, that when someone wants to settle a dispute 'professionally,' it ALWAYS means DIRTY, and I DO mean always!” (End Confessional) General Barrcuda goes up to Captain Retro, and the General says: “Captain Retro, I'm not sure why, but Bulma Briefs says that she wants to settle something with you in the Cargo Room. Personally, I wouldn't give her the time of day. It smells like a dirty TRAP!!!!” Captain Retro gets a vision, and he says: “Not one trap, SEVERAL!!!! But I've GOT to go back there!” General Barracuda asks: “Why?” Captain Retro worriedly says: “Because, I have a feeling Bulma isn't ALONE back there!” (Confessional) Captain Retro says: “Personally, it's not really Bulma Briefs that I'm worried after; it's this sneaking suspicion that there is something TRULY wicked and UGLY lurking in the Cargo area, and Bulma Briefs KNOWS what it is! It needs to be found, and STOPPED once and for all!” (End Confessional) Captain Retro knocks on the door of the Cargo Room, and he notices that the window OF that door has been broken, as if somebody jumped THROUGH it! Captain Retro asks: “You want to settle this dispute now?” Bulma sweetly says: “Come right in. I've got nothing to hide!” Captain Retro, under his breath, says: “In a pig's eye!” Captain Retro walks into the darkened Cargo Room, but he immediately LUNGES to the ground, and avoids SIX projectile spears being SHOT at him, than he leaps forward to AVOID a net trap that springs up to try to catch him, than he shouts: “Kamehameha!!!!” And BLASTS a giant boulder that comes ROLLING toward him! Than Captain Retro looks down at the ground, and sees a trail of DOG kibble, leading to a box with a stick being held with a string. Captain Retro says: “I expected MORE from you, Bulma, but this is just SAD!!!! How stupid do you think I am?!” Bulma, from somewhere in the room, says: “You don't really want me to ANSWER that one, do you, PEON?!” Than Captain Retro DUCKS to avoid a cannonball, jumps BACKWARDS to avoid a FLAMETHROWER that spurts fire; than a paintball gun FIRES six paintball pellets at Captain Retro, but Captain Retro is SO fast, he CATCHES every single pellet in his hand, and they DON'T even explode! Bulma finally LOSES it, and SCREAMS: “Why aren't my plans WORKING?!!!” Captain Retro says: “Give it UP already! Isn't it obvious that no matter WHAT you come up with, that you can't defeat the forces of good?!” Bulma defiantly says: “How DARE YOU?!!! With my brains and money, I've done more GOOD for people in the past twenty years, than you've EVER done for ANYONE in YOUR entire LIFE!!!!” Captain Retro asks: “And you think THAT entitles you to be a selfish, conniving, disrespectful, self-centered, unapologetic female dog?! You didn't even EARN the RIGHT to own a Clean Slate!” Bulma says: “Oh, I've EARNED it! I've spent my LIFETIME earning it! I don't care what it TAKES, but I'm going to GET that mask off of your FACE, and there is NOTHING in the WORLD that ANYONE can do to STOP me!” Than a CREEPY familiar voice screams: “PRECIOUS!!!!” And Anti-Timmy comes LUNGING in, and GRABS Bulma in his creepy geen hands! Bulma screams: “NO!!!! I took CARE of you! I bathed you, I fed you, I gave you muscles and determination you NEVER would have had WITHOUT me; and how do you REPAY me?! By touching me with FILTHY hands?!” Captain Retro says: “So Anti-Timmy WAS still alive back here! How do you EXPLAIN yourself, BULMA?!!!” Bulma sarcastically says: “Yeah, right! Like I would REALLY admit to Sniz that it was all because of ME that Anti-Timmy even exists?! Get REAL!!!!” Anti-Timmy says: “You did this to me! You STOLE it from US!!!! We had looks, popularity, good plots, and great animation, before YOU came along and ruined it for US!!!! You left US with NOTHING! You RUINED OUR LIFE, so now, WE will destroy YOURS!!!!” Bulma desperately yells: “Captain Retro, SAVE me!!!!” Captain Retro seriously says: “But what can a 'peon' like ME do?! I thought YOU were the GENIUS who knew EVERYTHING, and could handle ANY sort of situation!” Bulma yells: “I was just trying to IMPRESS people, in order to cover up my own inadequacies of HORRIBLE feelings for all the STUFF I've pulled on all of you THIS season!” Captain Retro asks: “And it NEVER crossed your mind that you could have acted NICER to everyone else this entire season?!” Bulma yells: “Fine! I ADMIT it! I was a TERRIBLE, LOUSY contestant to ALL of you! I SAID it! Now SAVE me!” Captain Retro thinks about it, and says: “Just admit on International Television of all the rotten things you've DONE this season, and I will be more than willing to save you!” Bulma screams: “And humiliate myself on International Television yet AGAIN?!!! You're out of your MIND!!!!” Anti-Timmy says: “Don't even THINK about trying to save her! You KNOW she DESERVES this!” Captain Retro seriously says: “Nobody DESERVES anything! Just put her down, and we'll discuss things RATIONALLY! Everything is okay!” Bulma asks: “How is everything OKAY?!” Captain Retro says: “I'm saying that everything is going to BE okay!” Anti-Timmy says: “Don't BET on it, Dog Boy!!!!” And holding Bulma in his claw-like hands, Anti-Timmy JUMPS through a glass window on the airplane, and lands on the ground without a scratch! Anti-Timmy says: “You seem quite FOND of DANGLING other contestants over a CLIFF, so it only seems FAIR to subject YOU to the EXACT, same TREATMENT!!!!” Bulma desperately screams: “NO!!!! Not THAT!!!! Anything but THAT!!!!” Anti-Timmy says: “You reap what you SOW, Bulma!!!!” Bulma screams: “HELP!!!! HELP!!!!” As Anti-Timmy runs across the desert! Captain Retro says: “Not good! Looks like I'm going to need help after ALL!!!!” (Confessional) Captain Retro says: “This is why you should NEVER just assume that you have a problem taken care of! In Anti-Timmy's case, unless you KILL it and you kill it with FIRE, then he's just going to keep coming back and coming back until he gets what he WANTS! And unlike Bulma, he's got NOTHING left to lose by DOING what he is doing! And that makes him more dangerous! It's going to take ALL of us to bring Anti-Timmy down ONCE and for all!” (End Confessional) Captain Retro runs back into the First Class section, and he says: “We've got a situation, and for once, it's not Bulma Briefs!” Reggie asks: “What do you mean?” Captain Retro says: “You know how we kept thinking Anti-Timmy was gone? Well, he's NOT gone! He's STILL alive! And now he's got Bulma Briefs, and he's going to KILL her!” Suzie defiantly says: “That's HER problem! She CHOSE to create this problem, and NOW she can deal with the consequences of her LOUSY DECISIONS!!!!” Captain Retro says: “Look, I KNOW Bulma made a lot of bad choices this season, but that doesn't mean that WE have to.” Patrick asks: “What can we possibly do to stop him?” Skipper boldly says: “We saddle up; ride like the wind, and confront Anti-Timmy once and for all!” Chameleon says: “That sounds like a plan to me! Than we can all pitch in, and deal with Bulma Briefs together!” Reggie says: “But whatever we do, let's not hurt her! I know we're all angry for what she has done to us, but I STILL don't believe that it's all right to destroy a person, no matter HOW horrible they have been on the inside!” Captain Retro says: “Agreed. It's actually a WORSE punishment to let them live, because THEY have to live with the guilt and horrible feelings that they have for the rest of their lives!” Patrick says: “Wow! I never thought of it like THAT way before!” Suzie says: “That's because you've rarely THOUGHT, this season!” Patrick says: “HEY!!!!” Suzie shrugs, and she says: “Well, I'm just SAYING!!!!” Skipper says: “We can argue about this later! We've got an Anti-Timmy to round up!” (Confessional) Chameleon says: “This season, I've learned a lot about the way good guys think. It's not simply about taking the anger you've had as a bad guy, and transferring it to being a good guy; you have to act more rationally than that! It's a good thing that I have someone like Captain Retro to show me the ropes, it really helps me to learn the right kinds of moves I need to make, in order to be a genuine good guy.” / Reggie says: “If someone needs to be punished for doing something wrong, I prefer to do it the right way. I don't like rushing in and making a hasty decision that I'll regret later! That's why I make all of my moves calculate and rational! It keeps me honest, and I get to keep feeling good about myself!” / Patrick says: “Even in a situation like this, the other contestants STILL feel the need to insult me! Can't I EVER get a BREAK this season?!” / Suzie says: “I was just saying what everyone ELSE was thinking! It's certainly not MY fault that Patrick can't take a little criticism!” / Skipper says: “I've always wanted to ride on the open range, and hunt down a bad guy like a Western Sheriff and his Deputy would! This is my big chance to do so!” / Captain Retro says: “I admit, this is not the scenario I had in mind for dealing with Bulma Briefs, it's actually better! This way, we ALL get a chance of fighting with Bulma Briefs and dealing with her ONCE and for all!” (End Confessional) Sniz walks outside, and through a megaphone, he announces: “All right, contestants! It's time for you to come out and--.” But the contestants quickly rush out, and Captain Retro says: “Sorry, no time to listen to the rules and regulations today!” Sniz asks: “But why?” Skipper seriously says: “Because Anti-Timmy is still alive, and we need to stop him once and for all!” Sniz asks: “SERIOUSLY?! How many LIVES does that creature HAVE anyways?!” (Confessional) Sniz says: “Personally, I've had it up to HERE with the contestants having to deal with Anti-Timmy! It's getting OLD!!!! I hope that they KILL him, and that they KILL him with FIRE!!!!” (End Confessional) Anti-Timmy pants, and he says: “Where's a cliff, where's a CLIFF?! Where's the Grand Canyon when we NEED it?!” Bulma laughs and he says: “You ARE a freaking IDIOT!!!! We're like, 300 MILES away from the Grand Canyon! It would take you like, fifteen DAYS to run there if you ran two miles an hour for ten hours in a day; and that's ASSUMING you don't need to stop for FOOD!” Anti-Timmy says: “FINE! So we won't go to the Grand Canyon; we'll do BETTER than that! I'll drop you off a TALL mesa!” Bulma sarcastically says: “I WISH you could actually FIND one anytime soon!” Blonda suddenly appears, and she says: “Bulma, your WISH is GRANTED!” And she poofs up a TALL mesa just FOUR miles away! Anti-Timmy evilly says: “You were SAYING?!” Bulma sourly says: “I've REALLY got to learn how to stop talking when I'm only SLIGHTLY behind!” / The contestants see their path blocked by a bunch of former contestants posing as buffalo! Among the former contestants are Jimmy Neutron, Patty Mayonnaise, Kitty Katswell, Haggis McHaggis, Twister Rodriguez, Treeflower, Dib Bitters, Judy Funny, Sway-Sway, Stanley Squarepants, Guano, Invader Zim, Keswick, Kaput, Otto Rocket, Heffer Wolfe, Globitha, Robot Default, Buhdeuce, Phoebe Hyerdahl, Monster Krumholtz, Spongebob Squarepants, Larry the Lobster, Tigress, Randolph, Daggett and Norbert, Gonard, Po, Dog, Stimpy, Marlene, Wally, Rocko, and Dudley. Reggie says: “You know, I was just thinking; it might help if we round up a few of our friends. I'm sure THEY have a few things they want to say to Bulma just as much as WE do!” Chameleon says: “That's a good idea if I've ever heard of one!” (Beep! Beep! Ba-Beep! Beep! Beep!) Over the communicators, Sniz says: “And while you're rounding up your friends, I want you to sing a hit song by The Beatles. Preferably; one that was written by George Harrison, and comes from the Rubber Soul album.” Captain Retro says: “Than I think we've got JUST the song for you!” / Genre: The Beatles. Sub-genre: Pop Rock. Song: “Think for Yourself.” Sung by: Captain Retro, Skipper, Chameleon, Suzie, Reggie, and Patrick! / As the contestants round up their friends, they think about either all the things that Bulma has done, or that she ORDERED other former contestants to do FOR her! / Captain Retro: “I've got a word or two, to say about the things that you do!” Skipper: “You're telling all those lies, about the good things that we can have if we close our eyes!” Chameleon: “Do what you want to do, and go where you're going to! Think for yourself cause I won't be there with you!” Suzie: “I left you far behind; the ruins of the life that you have in mind!” Reggie: “And though you still can't see, I know your mind's made up; you're gonna cause more misery!” Patrick: “Do what you want to do, and go where you're going to! Think for yourself cause I won't be there with you!” Skipper: “Although your mind's opaque, try thinking more if just for your own sake!” Captain Retro: “The future still looks good, and you've got time to rectify all the things that you should!” Suzie: “Do what you want to do, and go where you're going to!” Reggie: “Think for yourself cause I won't be there with you!” Skipper: “Do what you want to do, and go where you're going to!” Captain Retro: “Think for yourself cause I won't be there with you!” Contestants: “Think for yourself cause I won't be there with you!” / And the epic song ends as all the former contestants are rounded up! Jimmy Neutron says: “Wow! It's certainly been a long time since some of us have seen you! But why did you wound us all up?” Chameleon asks: “Listen, most of you guys want to get BACK at Bulma Briefs for what she put you through, right?!” Kitty Katswell says: “More than ever! Nobody makes ME think that another contestant, such as you, is bad when they really WEREN'T!” Suzie says: “Well, this is a perfect chance to get even! We're going to confront Bulma Briefs and we're going to put an END to this charade, ONCE and for ALL!” Twister says: “That sounds like a plan if I've ever heard of one!” Patty Mayonnaise says: “Then what are we waiting for? Let's get a MOVE on!” (Confessional) Jimmy Neutron says: “I have to give Bulma credit! It takes a lot of brains to get ME eliminated and then make Snaptrap take ALL the credit for coming up with that EVIL plan! But now, we're going to set the record straight, by any means NECESSARY!” / Kitty says: “I'm glad that Sniz gave me a chance to come back for this challenge, because it finally gave me a chance to apologize to Chameleon for falsely suspecting him of being a bad guy. Keswick and Dudley were certainly happy that I did!” / Twister says: “I knew all along that something wasn't RIGHT about ME being eliminated! It was ALL Bulma's doing! The Twister shouldn't have LOST!” / Haggis says: “Bulma's plan of using Kaput to trick me into hitting Treeflower was evil; no question about it! But now I can finally show her why you should NEVER try to lie or deceive a Scotsman under ANY circumstances! She's going to PAY for her crime against me!” / Kaput says: “I used to think of myself as the MASTER saboteur of this season; but what Bulma pulled AGAINST me after 'CLAIMING' to be my ally?! That was just COLD! And I do NOT like being USED like that! She BETTER hope that everyone else is able to hold me back; because I do NOT want to show her ANY mercy!” / Otto Rocket says: “Now, don't get me wrong. I'm glad that my sister has managed to get as far as she has; but if it WEREN'T for Bulma's doing, I probably could STILL be in the contest right now! Since I'll never know for sure now; I guess I'll just have to settle for letting Bulma know just what I THINK of her!” / Larry says: “I certainly don't appreciate what Bulma has done to me OR to my friends throughout this season! There are several things that I would like to CALL her, and NONE of them are appropriate for the standards of PG rated television!” / Tigress says: “Bulma should consider herself lucky that I found myself some enlightenment this season. If I was still inclined to resort to my OLD standby, I would just beat her up! But instead, I'm going to rely on a more MENTAL technique, and psyche her out, just to see how SHE reacts to a taste of her OWN medicine!” / Norbert says: “I think I speak for myself, my brother, AND my wife when I say, Bulma Briefs is GOING to pay for ELIMINATING all THREE of us!” / Stimpy says: “Personally, I'm not even THAT upset that I was eliminated; I'm more upset that Bulma had Zarbon cover me in black paint! That wasn't a very nice thing to do! I want a personal explanation from her, as to WHY she DID that to me!” / Marlene says: “Bulma's got a lot of NERVE to THINK that she's NOT going to pay for her crimes! I mean, did she HONESTLY think that we WEREN'T going to take getting eliminated PERSONALLY?! It is SO over for her, and I will be one of the FIRST to tell her, 'I told you SO!' In THOSE exact words!” / Rocko says: “I always knew that karma was going to strike Bulma when the time was right! This is what it will all boil down to! This is Bulma's moment of reckoning!” (End Confessional) Anti-Timmy is climbing up the mesa with Bulma, and Bulma nervously says: “Come ON!!!! What is this about ANYWAYS?! Is it because I convinced Sniz to THROW you off the plane FIRST as a JOKE?! Is it because I convinced Guano and Snaptrap to convince the rest of Team Doom to vote YOU off FIRST?! Does this have to do with the fact that I had Kaput and Taotie torture you and TORMENT you with hideous scientific experiments until you grew all UGLY and DEFORMED?! Is this because I MADE you eat all those votes for Oonski and fit you with an Electronic Collar?! Is this because I tried to shoot you back in the Congo?! Is it because I tied you up into a pretzel shape, and left you to STARVE in the Cargo Hold?!” Anti-Timmy GROWLS angrily, as if to indicate that it's ALL of those things! Bulma angrily says: “I'm just TOTALLY NOT helping my case at all, am I?! Why can't I STOP talking when I'm only SLIGHTLY behind?!” (Confessional) Bulma says: “On a scale from 1 to 10, this day now OFFICIALLY ranks in the bottom FIVE worst days of my entire LIFE!!!!” (End Confessional) Both the former, AND the current contestants, arrive at the bottom of the mesa! Dib Bitters says: “There they go; they're almost at the top!” Judy says: “We have GOT to stop Anti-Timmy!” Wally asks: “But how?! When Captain Retro tried BLASTING him, he just regenerated his lost hand!” Captain Retro says: “Than we've got to destroy him ALL at once; by killing him with FIRE!!!! Chameleon, can you transform into a volcano?!” Chameleon suddenly gets an Anime sweatdrop, and says: “I'm not sure. I could try!” Captain Retro says: “Just dig in deep. I believe in you! The rest of us will go up the mesa and intercept Bulma Briefs! We'll make sure that she has NO avenue of escape!” (Confessional) Wally says: “Personally, I don't like having to get THIS desperate in trying to destroy something, but it NEEDS to be done! This is the only way to make SURE Anti-Timmy gets canceled—I mean, eliminated!” / Chameleon says: “There's a very SIMPLE reason as to WHY I don't KNOW if I can change into a volcano; I've never had to TRY a morph like that before! But if it works, it will definitely be a good way to get rid of Anti-Timmy!” / Captain Retro smiles, and he says: “I've always WANTED to do an ending homage to The Return of the King, and what a better occasion to do so, than with Anti-Timmy's EPIC end?! Peter Jackson, eat your heart out!” (End Confessional) Anti-Timmy gets to the top of the mesa with Bulma, and he says: “Are you ready to be flung about a THOUSAND feet to a hideous SPLAT?!!!” Bulma nervously says: “You don't want to DO this! You'll be a MURDERER! A social pariah! No one will ever like you AGAIN! Think about the CONSEQUENCES!” Anti-Timmy angrily says: “YOU should have THOUGHT about the consequences of MESSING with things that you DON'T understand! But you just kept PUSHING me into THIS! You have NO one to BLAME for THIS except YOURSELF! And now you will finally PAY for what you've done for me! You will pay for it in INTEREST!!!!” Captain Retro shouts: “Kamehameha!!!!” And he shoots off Anti-Timmy's left hand! And Anti-Timmy turns around, and sees all the former AND current contestants, coming up and surrounding him on the mesa! Anti-Timmy regenerates his lost hand, and he says: “You think that ganging up on me will make a bit of DIFFERENCE?! I am TOUGHER than ALL of you!!!!” Otto Rocket removes a gold skater ring from his finger, and he angrily says: “I am SO sick and TIRED of all your STUPID posing, and your HORRIBLE attitude towards EVERYTHING! You WANT the precious so BAD?! TAKE IT!!!!” And Otto Rocket THROWS his ring TOWARDS the edge of the mesa, and Anti-Timmy screams: “MY PRECIOUS!!!!” And Anti-Timmy quickly RUNS out for it, leaps, and catches it, but he is COMPLETELY oblivious that he is FALLING towards CHAMELEON, who has JUST managed to transform into a volcano, FULL of LAVA, and he HITS the lava with a SICKENING SPLASH as he starts to get BOILED away into NOTHINGNESS! Cosmo yells: “WANDA!!!! I think we're going to need another TIMMY!!!!” Wanda says: “You've been waiting seventeen YEARS, just to say that LINE, haven't you?!” Cosmo coyly says: “MAYBE!!!!” And Chameleon BURPS a cloud of smoke ring, indicating that the job is done! Bulma pants, and she says: “I'm ALIVE! I'm SAFE!!!! I knew you wouldn't fail me! You LIKE me! You REALLY like ME!!!!” Sway-Sway incredulously asks: “Do you think we came up here because we LIKE you?! You have no RIGHT to thank us for saving you!” Buhdeuce says: “Our show might have done some questionable things, but what you have DONE to all of us is simply REPUGNANT!!!!” Bulma incredulously says: “Don't blame ME for ALL of your short-comings!!!! Do you HONESTLY think that ANY of you could have made the Final Seven even IF I hadn't been a FACTOR?! You're deluding yourselves!!!!” Heffer Wolfe says: “Whether or NOT we would have made it isn't even the POINT, Bulma!” Robot says: “You took that chance for us to find out AWAY from ALL of us, Bulma!” Globitha says: “With only a FEW exceptions, you NEVER let ANY of us get eliminated in a matter that was FAIR! That wasn't RIGHT of you!” Phoebe says: “Even ANGELICA had the decency to tell me that she was BACKSTABBING me to my FACE!” Daggett asks: “And was all the pain and agony you put us through WORTH it?! Just to get yourself a few inches CLOSER than you would've gotten OTHERWISE?! You never even TRIED to play fair!” Bulma finally screams: “But, I had no CHOICE!!!!” Marlene asks: “What are you TALKING about?! You've ALWAYS had a choice!” Bulma says: “Not for my Clean Slate! Dr. Gero told me that the only way I could GET my Clean Slate from HIM, was to actively sabotage as MANY contestants as I can, in the most HEINOUS way possible that I could THINK of!” Dudley asks: “Do you expect us to believe you NOW; after all this LYING you've done throughout the season?!” Bulma pleads: “You've got to BELIEVE me! I never would've TRIED to pull any of the STUNTS I've pulled this season if I didn't have a REASON! But you don't know how DESPERATELY I NEED this CLEAN Slate! I could FINALLY be a QUEEN!!!!” Rocko exasperated, says: “You're NOT fit to be Queen of...NAME a PLACE!!!!” Bulma asks: “Barstow, California?” Randolph says: “ESPECIALLY Barstow, California!” Bulma says: “I can PROVE Dr. Gero made me do this! He has been hiding on the plane this whole time! I can SHOW him to you! Just SPARE me from a HORRIBLE elimination!” Captain Retro says: “Oh, I BELIEVE that you WILL show us whether or NOT Dr. Gero IS on the plane or NOT; but you're NOT worming your way OUT of your punishment!” Bulma nervously says: “Come on! Lighten up! Are you STILL angry that I tried to eliminate you BEFORE this challenge even STARTED?! COME ON!!!! Can't you take a JOKE?!” Dog says: “I KNOW jokes! I've TOLD jokes! But everything YOU'VE done this season, has been NO joke! And it's TIME to reveal the punch-line to EVERYONE, once and for ALL!” / Genre: Pop Rock. Sub-genre: Cher. Song: “Just like Jesse James.” Sung by: The current contestants! / The current contestants surround Bulma Briefs, as they are all brandishing a paintball gun. / Captain Retro: “You're strutting into town like you're slinging a gun.” Bulma: “You’re just a small town dude with a big city attitude. Honey, are you looking for some trouble tonight? Well, all right! You think you're so bad, drive the women folk wild. Shoot them all down with the flash of your pearly smile.” Captain Retro: “Honey, but you met your match tonight. Oh, that's right!” Skipper: “You think you'll knock me off my feet until I'm flat on the floor. Until my heart is crying ‘Uncle’ and I'm begging for more!” Suzie: “So come on baby, come on baby; come on baby, show me what that loaded gun is for!” (Shoots Bulma!) Reggie: “If you can give it, I can take it. Cause, if this heart is gonna break it's gonna take a lot to break it!” Bulma: “I know tonight, somebody's gonna win the fight!” Captain Retro: “So if you're so tough, come on and prove it. Your heart is down for the count, and you know you're gonna lose it! Tonight you're gonna go down in flames, just like Jesse James!” (Shoots Bulma!) Chameleon: “You're an outlaw lover and I'm after your hide. Well you ain't so strong, won't be long until your hands are tied!” (Shoots Bulma!) Patrick: “Tonight, I'm gonna take you in dead or alive, that's right! You break the laws of love in the name of desire.” Bulma: “Take ten steps back, because I'm ready, baby!” Captain Retro: “Aim and fire! (Shoots Bulma) Baby, there's nowhere you can run tonight! Ooh, that's right! Well, you've had your way with love, but it's the end of the day. Now, a team of wild horses couldn't drag my heart away! So come on baby, come on, baby; come on baby, you know there ain't nothing left to say. If you can give it, I can take it. Cause, if this heart is gonna break it's gonna take a lot to break it!” Bulma: “I know tonight, somebody's gonna win the fight.” Captain Retro: “So if you're so tough, come on and prove it. Your heart is down for the count, and you know you're gonna lose it. Tonight you're gonna go down in flames, just like Jesse James!” (Shoots Bulma) [INSTRUMENTAL BREAK] Patrick: “You think you'll knock me off my feet until I'm flat on the floor. Until my heart is crying ‘Uncle’ and I'm begging for more! So come on baby, come on baby; come on baby, come on! If you can give it, I can take it! Cause if this heart is gonna break, it's gonna take a lot to break it!” (Shoots Bulma!) Bulma: “I know tonight, somebody's gonna win the fight!” Captain Retro: “So if you're so tough, come on and prove it. Your heart is down for the count, and you know you're gonna lose it! Tonight you're gonna go down in flames, just like Jesse James! (Shoots Bulma!) Tonight you're gonna go down in flames, just like Jesse James!” All Current Contestants except Bulma: “Tonight you're gonna go down in flames, just like Jesse James!” (They ALL shoot Bulma!) Skipper: “I'm gonna shoot you down Jesse James!” / And the epic song ends as the current contestants shoot ALL their paint balls at Bulma! / Sniz finally shows up, and he claps enthusiastically at the performance! Sniz says: “Well done! It's over, the challenge is ALL over! And in an UNUSUAL twist, we have a SIX way TIE!!!! Because you all FIRED at Bulma Briefs, you ALL won the SAME amount of points! To determine the winner of this challenge, we will settle this with a tie-breaker question! Jenny, bring in the tie-breaker pedestal from Legends of the Hidden Temple!” And Jenny flies in, carrying a six-pedestal buzzer for the six contestants. Sniz says: “Your question will be related to a Wild Western movie, since this WAS a Wild Western challenge! Who played the title character, in the 2013 movie version, of The Lone Ranger?” And Skipper QUICKLY buzzes in first, BEFORE Captain Retro! Sniz asks: “Skipper?” Skipper says: “The answer my friend, is Armie Hammer!” Sniz says: “That is absolutely correct! You've won immunity and a spot in the V.I.P. Lounge!” Skipper sighs and says: “Sorry, Captain Retro; but I couldn't RISK Bulma trying to eliminate ME again! You understand, right?” Captain Retro says: “Statistically speaking, you HAD to win a challenge SOONER or later!” Sniz says: “That means this evening, you seven contestants can NOT vote for Skipper! Everyone is fair game, because it's time for another Elimination Ceremony, to DETERMINE the Final Six!” (Confessional) Skipper jumps up and says: “YES!!!! Yes, yes, yes, yes, YES!!!! I did it, I DID it, AND I DID IT!!!! I've got a spot in the Final Six!” / Captain Retro says: “Losing to Skipper? Tragic; but I'll settle for Bulma Briefs going down!” / Patrick says: “It will be interesting to see how Bulma reacts to having her NAME show up on the pass-port stamps that we will punch OUT for her!” / Suzie says: “Bulma, my mother once told me if you can't say something NICE about someone, don't say ANYTHING at all! Needless to say, I have NOTHING more to SAY about you!” / Reggie says: “The moment of truth has finally come, Bulma! It's time for you to see why crime simply NEVER pays in the LONG run!” / Bulma growls angrily, and she says: “If ONLY I had GOTTEN that MASK; I would have had it MADE!!!! Don't they REALIZE that they're voting off the biggest REASON for this show HAVING the ratings that it DOES?!!! This CAN'T be OVER!!!!” / Chameleon says: “It is SO over!” (End Confessional) The contestants have all cleaned up, and all dressed back in their normal outfits. Sniz says: “First of all, here is your Immunity Popcorn, Skipper. Treasure it like a TRUE winner would! Now for the rest of you, six of you have fought hard to make it this far, but only five of you will get to join Skipper in the Final Six. Now, does anyone have anything they'd like to say before we commence voting?” Captain Retro stands up, and he says: “I do. My fellow contestants, I know some of us have had our differences in the past, but I just want you to know, that all things considered, I've had nothing but the utmost respect and honesty with you. And if it comes to a vote, I've already got a pretty good idea, that my vote is going to either Suzie or Reggie, when the time comes. Bulma Briefs, you have been a HORRIBLE contestant this season, and you've caused nothing but AGONY and GRIEF to our former contestants!” Bulma asked: “How so?” Captain Retro says: “Well, for starters, let's go back to the micro-chip incident from the Idaho challenge. Snaptrap's micro-chip SOMEHOW wound up on Reggie Rocket, despite Reggie having NEVER personally made any sort of ill will AGAINST Snaptrap, and Snaptrap having never TOLD anyone ABOUT that micro-chip! Tell me, why would his micro-chip wind up on Reggie Rocket, if she had NEVER done anything bad against him?” Bulma asks: “Why would Snaptrap NEED a reason?! He could have just done it because it AMUSED him, a lot of villains DO that!” Captain Retro says: “No; that simply doesn't seem plausible! It always seemed like trying to sabotage Reggie Rocket NEEDED a reason to happen, and Snaptrap didn't HAVE the proper motivation to WANT to eliminate Reggie, but perhaps someone ELSE in the game DID! And YOU, Bulma Briefs, have always BRAGGED about being the SMARTEST contestant in the entire game! SURELY you would have RECOGNIZED Reggie's potential for WINNING the game early ON, and would have TRIED to SUBVERT her chances early ON; BEFORE she could become a THREAT to you!” Bulma says: “You're just trying to throw BASELESS accusations at me! You have NOTHING based in reality to back you up on THIS!” Captain Retro says: “It is NOT a baseless accusation, and I CAN actually prove this!” Bulma asks: “And just HOW, might I ask, can you DO that?!” Captain Retro says: “Because your BIGGEST weakness has ALWAYS been your inability to keep your mouth shut, and you would NEVER divulge your secrets to ANYONE you THOUGHT of as a THREAT; I ASKED Gonard to RECORD your voice with a Dog Bone VOICE RECORDER that I GAVE him, and HE gave it back to ME before he got ELIMINATED! So if you don't MIND, everyone, I will now play for you EXACTLY what Bulma Briefs has had in MIND during her competition THIS season!” And as Captain Retro plays his Voice Recorder, the camera changes to focus on the expressions of the other contestants, Bulma gets more and MORE horrified that her thoughts have been exposed, while all the OTHER contestants get MORE disgusted by Bulma's TRUE thoughts! / Gonard says: “It's nice to see you here, Bulma. How are you doing?” Bulma scoffs and says: “Not so well that I'm not WILLING to spend at least a FEW minutes of my life with you!” Gonard asks: “I just don't understand what your problem is. Maybe if you talked about it, you would feel better about yourself, as well as everybody else.” Bulma SERIOUSLY says: “I don't WANT to know anybody else! I don't want to have ANYTHING to DO with them!” Gonard asks: “What about Zarbon? You seem awfully chummy with him.” Bulma scoffs and says: “Chummy? PLEASE!!!! Like I 'ACTUALLY' love him, he's just a guy that I'm leading on for as LONG as it's CONVENIENT for me! When he ceases to be useful, I'll BETRAY him and DUMP him at my first convenience! He's just a PAWN that I'm using to FURTHER my own game!” Gonard asks: “Are you SAYING that you honestly don't CARE for Zarbon?!” Bulma groans and says: “Not only do I NOT care for Zarbon, I don't care for ANYBODY in this competition!” Gonard says: “You can't HONESTLY mean that!” Bulma says: “Believe me, I do! Can you keep a secret? Of COURSE you can! Besides, who would believe YOU even IF you told anybody? NOBODY! That's WHO! I am a GENIUS, and you're...GONARD! It's MY word against YOUR word! And we BOTH know who would WIN in a debate!” Gonard says: “I'm not trying to come down on you, I just want to get to know you!” Bulma says: “All you need to know is that despite what Zarbon has claimed, I have been in charge of ALL the power moves of this game! Zarbon MIGHT have been the one to carry out the dirty deeds, but I WAS the one who came up with ALL the ideas!” Gonard says: “NO!!!!” Bulma confidently says: “YES! Who ELSE could come up with the BRILLIANT plan to have Timmy Turner eliminated so soon, so I could have Zarbon MUTATE Timmy Turner so that he would grow all ROTTEN and HIDEOUS and be the PERFECT weapon to have in order to protect me in Elimination Ceremonies?! Who ELSE would give Snaptrap the idea to RIG off Jimmy Neutron, the GREATEST threat to my genius, so that he couldn't POSSIBLY have a chance to use HIS brain against MINE?! Who ELSE could have come up with the plan that if Zarbon were to RIG the plane, it would CAUSE Captain Retro and Marlene to KISS, RUINING her relationship with Skipper?!” Suzie angrily says: “SHE did IT! It was ALL HER!!!!” Gonard seriously asks: “That was YOU?!” Bulma says: “That's not all! Who else could engineer the eliminations of Fanboy, Roger, Kitty Katswell, Snaptrap, Haggis McHaggis, Twister, Lil Deville, Skipper TWICE, Angelica Pickles TWICE, Pearl Krabs Star, Treeflower, Dib Bitters and Judy Funny, Sway-Sway, Harvey Beaks and Craig Slithers, Stanley S. Squarepants, Super Chum, the REAL Guano, Invader Zim, Keswick, Kaput and Oonski the Great, Otto Rocket, Sanjay and Heffer Wolfe, Globitha and Robot Default, King Julien and Buhdeuce, Monster Krumholtz, Spongebob, Blonda and Larry, Taotie and Tigress, Randolph, Daggett AND Norbert?! That was ME!!!! It was ALL me! I KNEW Angelica would be SO conceited and DENSE, that she would BELIEVE that if she DID all the HORRIBLE things I said and SAID all the HORRIBLE things I TOLD her to say, that she would automatically GET all the money, then be DESPERATE enough to go to Dai Shi to help her get back IN the competition, which would lead to Otto Rocket's elimination! And Treeflower? She could have held out longer, IF I didn't tell Zarbon to SPIKE her food with chemicals that would CAUSE her to get sick and ill! I also told Zarbon to SPIKE Dib Bitters food in order to MAKE his food fail with General Barracuda, and I HAD Zarbon inject the bull named El Toro Loco with a serum to make him go CRAZY with rage when Judy Funny took a ride on him! I BRIBED Jenny Quackles to GIVE Sway-Sway a chance! I knew that if Sway-Sway HAD Jenny Quackles to go after, he'd QUIT the game! It was MY idea for Kaput to DAMAGE the food conveyer belt, FORCING Craig Slithers to eat the uncooked pizza and therefore, be UNABLE to help his team get a win! I FED Stanley S. Squarepants the LIE that if HE bragged about his being able to drive to SPONGEBOB, that Spongebob would APPRECIATE Stanley, knowing full-well it would SET Spongebob OFF!!!!” Gonard, in an unbelieving tone says: “You DIDN'T!!!!” Patrick just shakes his head and says: “This is unacceptable!” Bulma says: “But I DID!!!! I was the one who called Global Warmer to attack Man-Arctica, FORCING the latter to seek out Super Chum and get HIM out of the competition! And Otto was DESPERATE enough for a win, that he was willing to believe that if he took out Guano, it would help him OUT in the competition! Of course, by this time, Keswick was getting NOSY and getting FAR too close to the truth, so I HAD to use Anti-Timmy to engineer HIS elimination! After that, Kaput and Oonski had outlived THEIR usefulness to me, so I decided to get Kaput out with his allergy to MOLES, and dug up the VERY useful information about Oonski's parentage to Daggett! Ironically enough, Blonda's entrance into the game, which I could not POSSIBLY plan for, ended up helping ME immensely! With her OVER-BLOATED ego, I could use her narcissism to make HER look BAD to everyone else and make ME look good by comparison! Her ego was the best weapon I could have HAD in order to take out Sanjay, Heffer, Buhdeuce, King Julien, AND Monster Krumholtz! Of course, I also couldn't possibly IGNORE the double-threat of Globitha and Robot, CLEAR audience favorites that would get in the WAY of MY eventual win, so I convinced EVERYONE, even MONSTER, to vote her off, and Robot Default wouldn't be ABLE to compete WITHOUT her, so he would QUIT the game WITH her! I HAD hoped to take Blonda out for GOOD after the Australian challenge, but she ended up providing me with an opportunity that I COULDN'T resist; taking out Spongebob! So I threw OUT the idea to Taotie, that if he were to micro-chip Spongebob's koala, it would get Spongebob out for GOOD! And because Blonda had just made SKIPPER the brand new target of the instigator who would be BEHIND Spongebob's elimination, it was the perfect opportunity to get RID of him AGAIN!” Skipper angrily says: “How DARE she?!” Gonard shakes his head and says: “I can't believe ANY of this!” Bulma says: “I assure you, that what I am telling you IS true! Of course, there was no WAY I could risk either Blonda or Larry making it to the team merge, which is why I convinced Zarbon to convince LARRY to cheat on his behalf, and CATCH Larry cheating once I RATTED Zarbon OUT for it! And while Taotie was INDEED useful to me, I couldn't STAND his ugliness anymore, which is why I convinced Zarbon to hack into the computer main-frame, and write up that automatic double elimination rule for the Congo challenge, and to make SURE Taotie got paired up with Tigress, knowing full well that Tigress would do ANYTHING to get Taotie out of the competition, EVEN if it meant sacrificing her own game! As for Randolph, I BRIBED him to quit the game in case he got caught and potentially tortured, 'promising' him a healthy sum of money should he be inconvenienced by his treatment in the game. Finally, I couldn't POSSIBLY ignore Daggett and Norbert TRYING to throw a WRENCH into my plans, which is why I made SURE that Zarbon would TARGET the BOTH of them, based on his FALSE notions of getting anywhere NEAR to fourth base with me!” Gonard reluctantly asks: “Don't you wish you had done ANYTHING different in this competition?” Bulma says: “Sure I do! I wish that I had Timmy Turner TORTURED more for how AWFUL his show had and has become! I wish I had told Zarbon and Taotie to make MORE fun of Fanboy and Super Chum's BLATANT homosexuality for each other! I wish that Taotie would have humiliated Kitty Katswell even WORSE before eliminating her! I constantly wish that Captain Retro wouldn't INTERFERE with MY game, like when he found out about Snaptrap's micro-chip on Reggie Rocket, FORCING the removal of Snaptrap from the game! I WISH that Haggis had HURT Treeflower even WORSE than he DID before HE got removed from the game! I wish that Twister had been even MORE obnoxious and oblivious than he was! I wish that Lil Deville got HURT even WORSE than she did when SHE fell out of the plane! I wish that Otto Rocket had been MORE nasty to Angelica Pickles when he dumped her for GOOD! I wish that Treeflower's misery of being SICK could have LASTED longer before she finally dropped out!” Gonard says: “That's NOT true!” Reggie says: “That is SO despicable!” Bulma says: “Why couldn't it be true?! She means NOTHING to me! Nobody DOES! I wish that General Barracuda got hurt WORSE by Dib Bitters sabotaged recipe, and that Judy Funny suffered far WORSE injuries after getting thrown off by El Toro Loco! I WISH that Jenny Quackles had BROKEN Sway-Sway's PATHETIC little heart, instead of ACTUALLY falling in 'LOVE' with him! I wish that Spongebob would have gone COMPLETELY evil and knocked the living DAYLIGHTS out of his LOUSY cousin, Stanley! I wish that GUANO had been hurt even WORSE by Otto! I wish that Blonda had been MORE cut-throat, and had caused REAL damage to King Julien, instead of just emotional damage! I wish that koala had hurt Spongebob even WORSE than it did! I hoped that Skipper would ACCEPT defeat like a NORMAL contestant, instead of TRYING to come back TWICE in his PATHETIC attempt to TRY to win! And I wish that Tigress didn't suddenly become all 'moral,' and that she would actually TRY to MAIM Taotie BEFORE eliminating him!” Gonard asks: “So, you WISH that everybody who has EVER done your dirty deeds for you, would've done MORE to hurt those they eliminated?” Bulma replies: “Why should I CARE what happens to anyone ELSE?! I'm the ONLY one who has a CHANCE of winning this thing! Nobody else can come anywhere CLOSE to matching my genius! I have this little bet going on with everyone back in West City, that by the time I'm DONE completely RUINING their STUPID little game plans and SHATTERING their pathetic self-confidence, that every contestant that I wanted OFF in this competition, will have to seek YEARS of self-health therapy, just to get over the fact that I mentally CRUSHED them! Now, if you'll EXCUSE me, I have some jury votes to work over. I want to see if I can make it FREAKING unanimous that I WIN!!!!” / Captain Retro turns off the Voice Recorder and says: “Well, there you have it. And as it turns out, Bulma; it's now YOUR word against YOUR word!” Bulma screams: “WHY COULDN'T I JUST LEARN TO KEEP MY BIG, GIGANTIC, FAT MOUTH SHUT?!!!” Captain Retro says: “Your words, not mine.” Bulma nervously says: “But you STILL can't vote me OFF! You'd NEVER see Dr. Gero for yourself!!!!” And she runs off into the Cargo Room area! Chameleon says: “After her!” And they all rush into the Cargo Room! In the Cargo Room, Bulma says: “Oh, Dr. GERO; I've brought Captain Retro's MASK for you!” And everyone STOPS as they see the giant, floating green head of Dr. Gero FLOAT in the air! Dr. Gero billows: “So, indeed you HAVE!!!! But WHY is it STILL on Captain Retro?!” Bulma says: “You just said that I had to BRING you Captain Retro's mask! You never SAID just HOW I should do it!” Dr. Gero loudly says: “So you TRICKED him into coming back here, didn't you?! Very resourceful!” Bulma says: “So it's time for YOU to uphold YOUR end of the bargain, if you don't MIND, sir!” Dr Gero shouts: “Not so fast! NOT SO FAST!!!! I'll have to wait until after I've given it a little thought! Go away and come back TOMORROW!” Bulma incredulously asks: “TOMORROW?! I NEED that Clean Slate NOW!!!! I've given you PLENTY of time already!” Dr. Gero angrily says: “Do NOT arouse the WRATH of the GREAT and POWERFUL Gero! I SAID, 'Come back TOMORROW!'” But none of them APPEAR to notice that Captain Retro is HEADING back TOWARDS a suspiciously GREEN curtain located in the Cargo Room! Bulma says: “If you were REALLY great and powerful, you'd keep your PROMISE to ME!” And Captain Retro PULLS the Green Curtain to REVEAL a tall, OLD, Sinister, fairly UGLY man! Dr. Gero, through a microphone and operating controls, says: “Do YOU presume to CRITICIZE the GREAT Gero?! You UNGRATEFUL creature, should think yourself LUCKY, that I'm giving you an audience TOMORROW, instead of TWENTY years from NOW!!!!” Dr. Gero looks back and says: “OH!!!!” Dr. Gero speaks into the microphone and says: “The GREAT Gero HAS spoken!” Dr. Gero panics and says: “OH!!!!” And he pulls the curtain shut! Dr. Gero shouts: “Pay no attention to the MAN behind the CURTAIN!!!! The GREATEST Gero has SPOKEN!!!!” Bulma pulls the curtain back, and she asks: “Who are you?!” Dr. Gero through the microphone, shouts: “I am the GREAT and POWERFUL--!” And Dr. Gero decides to drop the charade, and he plainly says: “Dr. Gero!” Bulma angrily says: “You're a HUMBUG!!!!” Dr. Gero says: “So, the GREAT genius Bulma Briefs FINALLY catches on! Do you THINK I was helping you because I LIKED you?! I was just USING you to gather some HELPFUL information!” Suzie asks: “What information?!” Dr. Gero says: “Information that I will use to complete my GREATEST technological achievements, Cyborgs 17 and 18! Once I am done with them, Bulma Briefs, the world you live on as YOU know it shall CEASE to exist! Therefore, there will be no NEED for you to HAVE a Clean Slate anymore, as there will be NO ONE you PERSONALLY know of LEFT alive to CARE about your STUPID secret anymore!” Bulma gets shocked, and says: “But I only agreed to personally HELP you if you PROMISED to not SEND those Cyborgs AFTER my friends! CONTINUING to create those Cyborgs was NEVER part of our DEAL!!!!” Dr. Gero creepily says: “I ALTERED the deal! Be THANKFUL I have decided not to ALTER it any further! Does THAT ring a bell to YOU, Bulma Briefs? You should know, you SAID it YOURSELF!!!!” Chameleon angrily says: “You'll NEVER get AWAY with this!” And he PUNCHES Dr. Gero, only to reveal that he is NOTHING more than a ROBOT made in Dr. Gero's IMAGE!!!! The Robot menacingly says: “You will NEVER find ME, BULMA; but I'll find YOU; and your PRECIOUS, bratty FRIENDS!!!!” And the Robot shuts down and breaks into pieces! Bulma suddenly breaks down and cries! Bulma screams: “NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Bulma cries tears, and she says: “It's all been a JOKE!!!! My entire RUN this season has been just a CRUEL, SICK Joke!” Skipper asks: “Do you HONESTLY think we're going to feel SORRY for you, after ALL the stuff that you put EVERYONE through this season?!” Bulma cries, and she says: “I didn't mean to do ANY of this! I didn't KNOW Dr. Gero was using me, I SWEAR!!!!” Reggie asks: “How am I supposed to believe THAT?! After what you TRIED to pull with me?!” Captain Retro says: “I know of one way; a milder form of 'Redemption Equals Death.' I was given many things when I came to this dimension; one of the things I was given WAS a Clean Slate! I can GIVE this to you, Bulma, so you can erase this embarrassing mistake that has consumed your life, but you HAVE to eliminate yourself; and you have to promise to start becoming a better, nicer person after you are eliminated! Then, and only THEN will I give you this Clean Slate!” Bulma says: “But if I erase my mistake, I would STILL have to come back to my home planet where everyone has SURELY seen what I have DONE this season! If I go back, then I would have to face my past! I've been running from it for SO long!” Skipper SLAPS Bulma with his flipper, and Bulma asks: “OW!!!! GEEZ! What was THAT for?!” Skipper says: “It doesn't matter! It's in the past!” Bulma rubs her face, and she says: “Yeah, but it STILL hurts!” Captain Retro says: “I know, the past CAN hurt! But you want to know what I've learned in life? You can either try and run FROM your past; or, learn from it!” And Captain Retro THROWS a punch, but Bulma ducks it! Captain Retro says: “You SEE?! So, what are you going to do?” Bulma says: “First, I'm going to TAKE your MASK!!!!” And Bulma SNATCES Captain Retro's mask, causing Captain Retro to drop the Clean Slate! Captain Retro covers his face and says: “No, no, NO!!!! Not my Mask!” Captain Retro puts his mask back on, and turns back around, as Bulma has grabbed her Clean Slate, AND a parachute! Captain Retro asks: “Where are YOU going?!” Bulma shouts: “I'm going BACK!!!!” And she JUMPS out of the plane! Captain Retro says: “GOOD!!!! Go on! Get out of here! YAHOO!!!!” Patrick says: “WOAH!!!! Bulma Briefs eliminated HERSELF?! I did NOT see that coming!” Fondue says: “I guess she really DIDN'T mean to do any of the things she did this season!” General Barracuda says: “Well, she was STILL kind of a JERK anyways!” (Confessional) Captain Retro gulps, and he nervously says: “Kamehameha!!!!” And he tries to produce a ray of energy, but NOTHING comes out! Captain Retro says: “Oh NO!!!! My powers HAVE all left me! That means there is no more EVIL left on the plane! And that means, I'm down on level playing field with everyone ELSE! It's certainly not going to TAKE the other contestants that long to figure this out! I'm on borrowed time!” (End Confessional) Sniz says: “And with that, it is all over! Bulma Briefs has left the plane, and we are down to the Final Six Contestants for this season! Any one of them has a chance to win up to $44.44 million, but one of them will STILL have to take the Drop of Shame before we get to the Final Five! Find out who it is on the next exciting episode of Total Cartoon Global Cruise!” / Epilogue: A montage of scenes of Bulma speaking (which there are a LOT of); are juxtaposed to show Bulma getting more and more unnerved, and finally despairing, as a hit song, sung by Captain Retro, is performed during this montage! / Genre: Alternative Rock. Sub-genre: Funk Rock. Song: “Little Miss Can't Be Wrong” (Clean Version). Sung by: Captain Retro! / Captain Retro: “Been a whole lot easier since the witch left town. Been a whole lot happier without that face around. Nobody upstairs gonna stomp and shout, nobody out the back door gonna throw my laundry out. She holds the shotgun while you do-si-do. She want one man made of Hercules and Cyrano. Been a whole lot easier since the witch has gone. Little miss, Little miss, Little miss can't be wrong! Little miss, Little miss, Little miss can't be wrong; ain't nobody gonna bow no more when you sound your gong. Little miss, Little miss, Little miss can't be wrong! What you going to do, to get into another one of these here rock and roll songs? Other people's thoughts, they ain't your hand-me-downs. Would it be so bad to simply turn around? You know you cook so well, all nice and French. You do your brain surgery too; mama, with yer monkey wrench! It's been a whole lot easier since the witch has gone. Little miss, Little miss, Little miss can't be wrong! Little miss, Little miss, Little miss can't be wrong; ain't nobody gonna bow no more when you sound your gong. Little miss, Little miss, Little miss can't be wrong! What you going to do, to get into another one of these here rock and roll songs? (Guitar solo) I hope that attitude is gonna make you cough! I hope you heard this song and it ticked you off! I take that back; I hope you're doing fine! And if I had a dollar, I might give you ninety-nine. Little miss, Little miss, Little miss can't be wrong! Ain't nobody gonna bow no more when you sound your gong. Little miss, Little miss, Little miss can't be wrong! What you going to do, to get into another one of these here rock 'n' roll songs? OH! Little miss, Little miss can't be wrong; no, you can't be wrong! Little miss, Little miss, Little Miss can't be wrong! OH! Oh; oh, OH!!!!” / And the epic song ends. / Episode Notes: Running gags in this episode, Bulma KEEPS asking herself why she can't just ever learn to JUST stop talking, and various people keep saying that Anti-Timmy NEEDS to be KILLED and needs to be KILLED with FIRE!!!! Fittingly enough, Anti-Timmy FINALLY meets his end in this episode, when he falls into a lava-filled volcano; or rather, Chameleon who transformed himself INTO one! The sequence is an affectionate reference to the theatrical climax of The Return of the King. Bulma's private conversation with Gonard from the episode “Baking Bad, and Good!”; is finally played in full in front of the remaining contestants, and it helps seal her fate with her elimination. The sequences with Dr. Gero are on homage to “The Wizard of Oz;” and just like in the movie, the facade is EXPOSED by the DOG who shows EVERYONE just what a SHAM the Wizard/Doctor TRULY is! Bulma Briefs, ironically, gets her Clean Slate from Captain Retro, in exchange for eliminating herself, and promising to become a better person once she becomes eliminated. With Bulma's elimination, not only has every single contestant from “Dragonball Z Kai now been eliminated; but Captain Retro, as a result, loses access to all of his powers. With no more evil on the plane, he no longer has any need for his powers. Skipper wins individual immunity for the first time this season! Featured songs in this episode: “Wanted Dead or Alive; Think for Yourself; Little Miss Can't Be Wrong;” and “Just Like Jesse James!” / Personal Notes: Because I consider this episode to be the high point of this entire season, I wanted it to be something BIG that people would enjoy! That's one of the reasons that I didn't want to rush writing this thing! Ironically, one of the BEST parts of this episode wasn't even MY idea; I actually have to thank Hayden for coming up with the idea to have ALL the current contestants have a shot at Bulma Briefs; I think it really improved the episode a whole lot! One of the things that I wanted to do this season, that I didn't have a chance to do in my previous seasons, was to do a milder version of “Redemption Equals Death.” Because Bulma was never TRULY an evil person; but in the earlier seasons of “Dragonball Z,” BEFORE she gave birth to Trunks, she was an EXTREMELY bratty and EXTREMELY annoying person! And it always puzzled me as to WHY she became so much NICER after giving birth to Trunks! Writing this season was a way for me to answer my own question, as to WHY Bulma became a nicer person. After going through a rough ordeal in order to get something she wanted, it made her realize that her having such a bratty personality wasn't the way for her to live her life, which is why she became such a better person in the later seasons of “Dragonball Z.” / That's my episode idea for today! Enough said!
Zeo Ranger 4Ever posted a topic in Power Rangers: Multiverse Force Club's The Command CenterI'm sorry for the LONG, dry spell of this Club, but I have thought of a NEW topic to share with you! For the series of “Power Rangers Multiverse Force,” several writing tools have been used to make the stories be more interesting. The website TV Tropes, fittingly call them Tropes, and Tropes are Tools, as they are fond of saying. Here is a handful of Tropes that I have noticed that this series has used; followed by examples of when the Trope was used. If there are any more Tropes out there that I have happened to miss, please be sure to add it to this topic discussion! Valid, in universe examples ONLY; please and thank you! / http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AbsurdlySharpBlade : Both BlackHawk's Electric Sabre and the Power Sword of the Multi-Megazord count as this. Not only is BlackHawk able to beat Baphomet relatively EASILY with his sword; the Power Sword has been shown to be able, to take down nearly ANY enemy that comes across it's path! One time villain Mustang Sally tried to No Sell the Power Sword's ability with her tough hide, but the Rangers used the V Blast attack to give the Power Sword a SUPER charge (taken to eleven), and they were able to beat HER, to! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ActionGirl : Applies to Usagi, Ebony, and Undyne. Villain examples include Vipera, Scorpina (one time boss), Mirror, and Amazoness. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AloofAlly : BlackHawk, Bash, and Smash initially, started off as this. While BlackHawk was quicker to warm up to the main Rangers, eventually getting to the point where he BECAME a Ranger himself; Bash and Smash have been slower to become, proper allies. Justified for those two, however, as unlike BlackHawk and the Rangers, they don't have exceptional fighting skills or any special powers. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AlwaysOnDuty : No matter what time of day, or where ever the Rangers are, they ALWAYS have to be prepared to jump into duty! Whether it's at night, whether it's at school, or whether they're going on a trip to help somebody! Sooner or later, someone ALWAYS sends a Monster of the Day that they have to fight and destroy! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AnAssKickingChristmas : The Rangers even managed to fight a monster around Christmas time, in “The Fight Before Christmas.” http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BeastInTheMaze : Subverted in the episode “Pump It Up,” because the Rangers actually had to FIND and BEAT Emperor Sphinx when he tried to trap them INSIDE of a maze, in order to ESCAPE from it! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BloodlessCarnage : Usually played STRAIGHT, most of the time! The battles the Power Rangers fight, usually end up with the monsters getting destroyed in this fashion. There have and CAN be EXCEPTIONS to this rule! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BodyguardBabes : Fuhrer Saturn's forces are comprised ENTIRELY of these! Most notably, Amazoness, Galaxy Lightning, and the Zero Girls! Queen Hedrian's servants, Keller and Mirror, can also count as this. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BondOneLiner : The Rangers will sometime use these after defeating a bad guy. One particularly famous example, is after defeating Monster of the Day Octhulu. Naruto says: “I know what we're having for dinner tonight; calamari!” http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BottledHeroicResolve : Used in “Orange Crush: Part II”. When the Rangers were getting worn down in their fight, Sans came along and gave them a special kind of Orange Crush, to bring them back to full fighting strength! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BreakTheBadass : The whole point of General Crush was to BREAK the Power Rangers and the forces that Emperor Diabolica and Queen Hedrian had, up to that point. Thankfully, BlackHawk managed to take a level in awesome just in time, and using his new found Ranger powers, managed to deal a non-fatal ending to General Crush by banishing him BACK into his own dimension! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CarnivalOfKillers : Invoked by Queen Hedrian when she unleashed her gauntlet, in a DESPERATE attempt to destroy the Rangers! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CurbStompBattle : While this usually applies to how the Rangers are able to beat all of the Monster's of the Day that they have to fight; the Rangers themselves ended up being on the receiving end of one during their fight against General Crush! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EducationThroughPyrotechnics : No matter where the Rangers go, or who they fight, ALWAYS expect a big explosion or several whenever they deal with a bad guy that they are fighting against! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FighterLaunchingSequence : Most battles against the Monster of the Day, usually climax with the zords being summoned and forming into the Multi-Megazord. While Transformation is USUALLY a Free Action, there HAVE been a FEW Monsters who were Genre Savvy enough to TRY to attack the zords BEFORE they can combine! Thankfully, Ebony and BlackHawk usually use their auxiliary zords to keep the monsters busy while the main zords form into the Multi-Megazord! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/INeedNoLadders : Applies to BlackHawk, as he can fly anywhere he wants to go to. Also applied to Baphomet, at least BEFORE he lost his wings! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IndyPloy : According to BlackHawk in “All is Fair, or Not!”; this is how the Rangers almost ALWAYS fights the bad guys, especially when they have to do it WITHOUT morphing and revealing their secret identities! / Sans asks: “How are you going to fight these guys?” BlackHawk says: “The same way we ALWAYS do; improvise our way out of it!” Ebony asks: “We do that?!” BlackHawk says: “Yes we do, ALL the time!” http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IneffectualDeathThreats : The Monster of the Day; or sometimes one of the main villains themselves; usually make death threats to the Rangers. As of episode 28, they have YET to actually be able to KILL someone important! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/InnocuouslyImportantEpisode : “Pump It Up; The Fight Before Christmas; Origins; Virtual Insanity; Hot-Blooded;” and “Wooly Bully” all count as this; as either characters, elements, or important developments occur in these episode that end up having important ramifications in later episodes of the series. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/InstrumentOfMurder : In “The Drums of War;” this trope ended up being the primary mode of attack for the two monsters in this episode, using drums as a method of attack! This even carried over into the Megazord fight, when the two monsters were magically combined into one! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/JustBetweenYouAndMe : In “Virtual Insanity,” Vipera did this with the Power Rangers, when she told them how she had aspirations of using the Macguffin/ Chekhov's Gun, the Orange Ruby; for her OWN ends, rather than hand it over to her boss, Emperor Diabolica. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ManOnFire : More like Monster on Fire, but it still counts. In “Hot-Blooded!;” Monster of the Day Magmanificent's entire premise was being a monster made out of hot lava! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MissionBriefing : Often, Omnus and Alpha 8 will inform the Rangers of the current threat that is threatening Coastal Falls or wherever the Rangers happen to be; and will even offer helpful advice to them over the communicators if they need it. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MonumentalDamage : Done by General Shogun in “Orange Crush: Part I”; he destroyed Devil's Tower in order to free the long dormant, Spinosaurus zord. Ends up counting as a “Nice Job of Fixing it, Villain!”; as the Spinosaurus zord ends up being the final piece NEEDED to complete the Velociraptor Multi-Ultrazord! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MostDefinitelyNotAccompanyingUs : BlackHawk attempted this with Bash and Smash in “All is Fair, or Not!”; but Bash and Smash did a No Sell of BlackHawk's explanation, and they ended up going with him anyways. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MyNameIsInigoMontoya : Often done by BlackHawk in his earlier appearances. This trait has lessened over time, however. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NiceJobFixingItVillain : In “Heightened Anxiety,” General Skeleton tried to defeat Lettuce by using his fear of fights, but ended up CURING it! / In “Orange Crush: Part I;” both General Shogun (and more successfully, Vipera), tried to use the Spinosaurus zord for their own evil ends; but by taking the zord to the battlefield of the city; it ends up making it easier for BlackHawk to change it's alliance from evil to good, and gain control over it with his new Ranger powers! / A darker example, Greater Scope Villain Radiguet has PURPOSELY set up two scenarios so far, for Emperor Diabolica's forces and Queen Hedrian's to undergo and fail! Although, this could have to do with Radiguet's philosophy that he's the Only One Allowed to Defeat the Rangers! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou : This is the personal philosophy of Emperor Diabolica and Queen Hedrian; that only THEIR forces are allowed to defeat all of the Power Rangers! More darkly, this is the philosophy of greater scope villain Radiguet, who is USING their various plots to break down a force field made of Applied Phlebotium; protecting Core Earth FROM Radiguet himself! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PunchPunchPunchUhOh : In “Orange Crush: Part I;” Drako's Monsters, Baphomet, Vipera, Mirror, and the Power Rangers (except for BlackHawk), all experience this when they try to fight General Crush, only for General Crush to No Sell all of their various attacks. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheRadioDiesFirst : It's actually an Intercom, but it still counts. In “Wooly Bully;” Demon King Banriki (possessing Woolbur Fleecely), shoots at the Intercom which is making an announcement. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ResignationsNotAccepted : An unwritten rule for the minions of Emperor Diabolica and Queen Hedrian. The only (accepted) way of getting out of working with them, is to meet your demise at the hands of the Power Rangers. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SaveTheVillain : More like spare the villain, but it still counts. In “Wild Horses,” after BlackHawk thoroughly trashes Baphomet and moves in to finish him, Baphomet BEGS to surrender, and pleads for BlackHawk to SPARE his life! BlackHawk reluctantly does so, but warns Baphomet to NOT go back on his word! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ScrewThisImOuttaHere : Done by the Zero Girls, in “Wild Horses.” They flew the coop when they grew tired of having their butts handed to them by the Power Rangers! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SicEm : Pulled by Queen Hedrian in “Orange Crush: Part II”. No sooner do the Rangers finish taking care of General Crush, than does Queen Hedrian send 20 monsters AND General Shogun after the Rangers! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/StealthHiBye : A villainous version is pulled by General Crush in “Orange Crush: Part I”. When Mirror POSES as General Crush, and brags about her strength, General Crush moves to her SO fast; that only BLACKHAWK is able to physically SEE, General Crush actually MOVING! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat : A running gag with Sans, is that he will often be working in a different job or skill, with little to no explanation as to how he GOT the job or knows the skills FOR the job; and it somehow USUALLY coincides with something the Rangers are concerned with, anyways! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SupernaturalMartialArts : Power Rangers BlackHawk, Naruto, and Usagi are able to fight with these types of skills; although BlackHawk seems to be the most proficient at it, having used these skills more often and with a greater degree of effectiveness. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheyHaveTheScent : One of the abilities that D.O.G., has, is his ability to smell when something is wrong with someone, or if something has a 'Stench' that 'Does not smell right.” http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UnderestimatingBadassery : The common fate of the Monsters of the Day facing the Power Rangers. Surprisingly subverted by Greater Scope Villain Radiguet, who seems to actually be COUNTING on the Rangers to RUIN the plans of Emperor Diabolica and Queen Hedrian! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UnstoppableRage : In “Orange Crush: Part I”; when BlackHawk first transforms into the Spinosaurus Orange Power Ranger, his power enabled him to fight General Crush and vanquish him easily! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WeaponizedCar : In “Get Your Motor Running”; five of the Rangers get weaponized vehicles to help them take down some of the bad guys. The vehicles can even combine into a miniature Megazord to fire a super-powerful blast of energy! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MeaningfulName : Lettuce, Pinkie Pie, Ebony, BlackHawk, Vipera, Kraky, Demon King Banriki, Mirror, and General Shogun all have meaningful names, as well as MANY of the monsters that Emperor Diabolica and Queen Hedrian send after the Power Rangers. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RoyalBlood : Implied with Emperor Diabolica and Demon King Banriki; confirmed with Queen Hedrian, as she is the youngest daughter of Master Vile and the younger sister of the formerly evil Empress, Rita Repulsa. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SecretTestOfCharacter : It is revealed to BlackHawk by D.O.G., in “Virtual Insanity,” that the Orange Ruby is a Secret Test of Character. It only offers its TRUE strength to someone who is good and pure of heart. Anyone who is less than noble who tries to claim it, end up going mad with insanity, and driven to thoughts of greed and evil, in trying to keep the power of the Orange Ruby for themselves! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TruthInTelevision : At the end of “All is Fair, or Not!;” and “Wooly Bully;” the Power Rangers speak directly to the audience to talk about the truth of certain matters (in each case, eating healthy and bullying respectively), in order to provide the viewers with some truth in television. / I think that's good enough to start off with. I will probably come up with some more once I have the time! Enough said!
I thought this was an even BETTER Stop-Motion animated special than than the Christmas one was! First off, this seemed to be a lot better paced, and the animation looked a lot more fluid. Also, was not expecting Also, this isn't the FIRST time that a "Soylent Green" reference has been used. Ironically, "Robot Chicken" actually USED "Spongebob Squarepants" to parody the (in)famous film! But it was TOTALLY unexpected to actually SEE a reference in "Spongebob Squarepants" itself, even as a joke! I totally loved the song, and the overall feeling of this special; they seemed to be really trying to emulate "The Nightmare Before Christmas," and they made a solid episode in the process! I'd give it a 10/10! Enough said!
First entry! This will also count as episode 48 for the "Squid" series, that The Lich asked me to guest-write! I hope you enjoy it! / “Squid” / Intro: The scene opens up on a creepy night! The camera pans forward to Squidward's house, where it's all decorated for Halloween! In Squidward's study, the scene shows a roaring fire, with a purple chair in front of it. The chair swivels around to reveal: SQUIDWARD dressed as a VAMPIRE!!!! Squidward laughs evilly, and he says: "I've got Halloween stories, that feature Ray Sting, Peterpus, Eeleen Rogers, Daphne, Greg Shell, and Helga! And even some MORE characters that you might be familiar with! I'm celebrating Halloween night by telling THREE scary stories for the discerning viewer; each MORE horrifying than the last! So sit back, turn off the lights if you're BRAVE enough; grab a bag of popcorn, and prepare to have your PANTS scared off! This is our FIRST annual; Stories of SCREAMS!!!!" (A woman screaming in fright is heard in the background!) / Story I: "School House of Wax." On one particular at Squidward's college, the sour Helga looks at all the students running around, dressed in Halloween costumes, and fooling around with each other by engaging in various Halloween pranks. Helga says: "Look at all those slimy little students having fun on a school day; THEY MAKE ME SICK!!!! They mess up the hallways, the classrooms, the cafeteria, AND the bathrooms; and WHO has to clean it all UP?!" Greg Shell pipes up and answers: "Our janitors?" Helga says: "Okay, sure; get TECHNICAL!!!! But who has to PAY for the janitors to clean up these MESSES?! It's ME!!!! I wish I could DO something about this situation to STOP the students from messing with MY college FOREVER!!!!" A tiny, evil voice, says: "I might be able to help you with that!" Helga looks around and asks: "Who said that?!" The tiny, evil voice, says: "Down HERE!!!!" And Helga looks down, and sees the FAMILIAR sight of Sheldon J. Plankton! Helga sourly says: "Oh, it's YOU again! You are NOT a welcome sight here!" Plankton says: "Oh, that's a pity; because I have a plan that could help you out with your little 'situation,' take care of the students 'permanently', if you know what I mean!" Helga says: "You mean you want me to willingly work with you; the most EVIL being to ever walk or SWIM underneath the seven seas?! How callous and EVIL do you think I AM?!" Plankton says: "Callous and evil enough to work with me?! Think of all the MONEY you would save! What is ONE sea creature, or a dozen, or a hundred?!" Helga THINKS about it, and she evilly says: "I DO love me some money!" Greg Shell seriously says: "We cannot align with this FOUL creature! We simply cannot TRUST him!" And Helga HITS Greg Shell with a Frying Pan of DOOM, in the ONE place he can FEEL it, on his head! And Helga TIES Greg up, and she THROWS him into a broom closet, and LOCKS it! Helga says: "Sorry Greg, but my LOVE of money, outweighs your PATHETIC reasoning that I couldn't care LESS for! Now Plankton, what WAS that plan of yours again?" Plankton says: "I thought you would NEVER ask! Here is what I am GOING to do!!!!" And the scene turns red, with Plankton getting a MENACING, sinister LOOK on his FACE!!!! / Squidward is walking towards his college, dressed as Jason Voorhees from the “Friday the 13th” film series, and he is holding the hands of Squilivia, who is dressed as one of the “Walking Dead;” or another one of Jason's helpless victims! Squidward says: “Thank you for coming to my college's Halloween festival, Squilivia! It just wouldn't have been as fun without you!” Squilivia says: “ANYTHING for a guy I went out on a date with ONCE! Besides, I didn't have anything better to do tonight!” Squidward says: “I should warn you, though; there's a very DISTINCT possibility that SOMETIME tonight, that Spongebob and PATRICK will probably come to CRASH our College party tonight in order to RUIN it like they ALWAYS do with ANYTHING I enjoy!” Squilivia rolls her eyes and says: “I know what you mean. At my OLD school, there was this sponge named Girly Teengirl who had the most ANNOYING voice and laugh! And she doesn't even grasp the concept of fine art, EITHER!!!!” Squidward gasps in shock, and he says: “YOU have an annoying sponge, TO?!!!” Squilivia nods, and says: “It's like some unwritten rule or something; annoying sponges seem to be inexplicably magnetized to proper, upstanding octopus' like ourselves! But I'm sure that we're WAY more scary than anything THEY want to deal with!” Squidward stops, and he says: “That's 'scarier'; the proper term is, we are SCARIER than anything that they want to deal with!” Squilivia rolls her eyes, and she says: “Do you REALLY want to blow your second chance with me?! Don't correct MY grammar if you already UNDERSTAND what I am trying to say to you, or in general! There are HUNDREDS of octopus' in Tentacle Acres who would LOVE to have a date with lovely young ME, you know!” Squidward blushes in embarrassment, and he says: “Yes, Squiliva. I'm SO sorry, Squilivia!” Squilivia says: “That's better! Now let's go in, and enjoy this party!” They walk in, but they find the hallways MYSTERIOUSLY empty! Squilivia asks: “THIS is a PARTY?! It doesn't look like any party that I'VE ever been to!” Squidward says: “I'm just as mystified as YOU are, Squilivia. My College is never THIS empty on a Halloween night, even when Halloween falls on a weekend night!” Squilivia says: “Maybe the party is in the auditorium, or something, this year.” Squidward says: “You're probably right. Let's go explore and see what we can find.” Squidward and Squilivia begin walking through the hallways, but the hallways are getting inexplicably filled up with fog, cobwebs, and SPIDERS! Squilivia says: “Maybe one of your teachers know what's going on!” Squidward says: “That's a good idea! Let's ask a teacher what's going on!” They go into a classroom, and it LOOKS like Greg Shell is standing in front of a classroom, talking to Ray Sting, Peterpus, Eeleen Rogers, and Daphne. Squidward asks: “Greg, where is the Halloween party located?” But nobody answers. Squidward gets a little concerned, and asks: “Greg; didn't you hear what I SAID?!!! I'm asking you where should we go to the PARTY?!” And Squidward KNOCKS on Greg's head, but it FALLS off!!!!” Squilivia gasps, and she says: “You just KILLED the Professor!” Squidward says: “I'm not THAT strong, and he's NOT that week!” Squidward smells, and he says: “It smells like WAX!!!!” Squidward touches the fake, Greg Shell head, and he says: “It FEELS like Wax!!!!” Squidward leans down with his tongue, and Squilivia asks: “Why would you want to TASTE it?!” Squidward blushes, and he says: “Sorry, I was in the zone!” Squilivia touches ALL of the 'students,' and she BLANCHES, her face turning WHITE with FEAR! Squilivia eerily says: “They're ALL made of WAX!!!!” Squidward gulps, and he says: “Are WE the ONLY physical beings HERE?!” And Squidward and Squilivia begin running into EACH classroom they come across; but each classroom they try, they run into the same scenario, a wax professor teaching a bunch of wax students! Squidward gets freaked out, and he shouts: “They are all the SAME!!!!” Squilivia asks: “What is the MEANING of all of this?!” Squidward puts on a brave face, and he says: “Spongebob and PATRICK!!!! You better CUT this OUT, this isn't FUNNY anymore!!!!” But Squilivia opens a BROOM closet, to reveal Spongebob and Patrick BOUND and gagged, meaning that THEY are NOT behind this! Squidward hollowly asks: “But if it's NOT Spongebob and Patrick, than WHO could it...?” But just then, Helga LAUGHS evilly over the loudspeakers! Helga cackles: “AH, HA, HA, HA!!!! Want to try to SAVE your friends?! Than come into the auditorium for a SPECIAL TREAT; OR a TRICK, if you DARE! MWA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!!!!” Squidward says: “Honestly, I could care LESS about what happens to Spongebob and PATRICK...” Squilivia removes Spongebob's gag, and Spongebob asks: “What's THAT supposed to MEAN?!” Squidward continues: “But when someone messes with friends like Greg, Ray, Peterpus, Eeleen, and Daphne; that's when I get MAD!!!! Come on, Squilivia! We're getting to the BOTTOM of this NONSENSE once and for ALL!!!!” And they run off to the auditorium! Patrick spits his gag out, and he asks: “Aren't you gonna rescue us?!” Spongebob sourly says: “You know, sometimes I get the sneaking suspicion that Squidward REALLY doesn't LIKE us that MUCH!!!!” / Squidward and Squilivia run into the auditorium, and they are SHOCKED to find themselves in a room full of MIRRORS, and every ONE of them has the sinister image of Helga, dressed as a WITCH, and holding a HOT pot of liquid wax! Squidward shockingly asks: “HELGA!!!! YOU'RE the one behind this?! I've always thought of you as being a cynic and a SUCKER for smart, overachieving girls; but I never thought of you as downright EVIL!!!” Helga evilly laughs, and she says: “EEEH, HEE, HEE, HEE!!!! Yes!!!! I ARRANGED for the entire faculty and students to be captured, and replaced with WAX figures! I will save SO much MONEY in this fiscal school YEAR!!!!” Squilivia says: “You're DESPICABLE!” Helga genuinely says: “Thank you! But I can't take ALL the credit!” Squidward asks: “So who's HELPING you?!” Helga says: “That's for ME to KNOW, and for you to NEVER find OUT!” Squidward says: “You can't stay hidden FOREVER!!!!” All of the Helga images on the mirrors appear to say: “I'm NOT hiding forever; I'm hiding in PLAIN sight! But which one of us is the REAL image; and NOT just a reflection on a mirror?! Are you willing to GAMBLE, with the fate of your very PRECIOUS girlfriend on the LINE if you're WRONG?!!!” Squilivia desperately says: “NO!!!! Don't LISTEN to her, Squidward! You CAN'T give up because of ME! This college NEEDS you, Squidward!!!! The NEEDS of the MANY, outweigh the needs of the FEW, or the ONE! You MUST go on without me! It would be a SMALL price to pay to get RID of this evil!” Helga evilly says: “YOU stay out of this matter! It does NOT concern you! SO; what's it going to BE, Squidward?!” A brave voice, says: “THIS!!!!” And a TORTOISE shell is THROWN at the Hall of Mirrors, and it begins SMASHING every mirror, until it hits the REAL Helga, and knocks her down! Greg laughs, and he says: “Payback SUCKS; don't it?!” Squidward asks: “Greg?! You're ALIVE?! How did you...?” Greg, in the shadows, concludes: “Escape?! You don't GET to be a 70 year old professor teaching for about 40 long years without learning a few crucial skills, like learning how to wiggle out of tightly bound ROPES and PICKING a broom closet door when locked on the INSIDE!!!!” Squilivia asks: “Just one question, Mr. Shell, where did you get that spare tortoise shell?” Greg Shell walks into the light, and he's completely SHELLESS, and NAKED!!!! Greg asks: “What spare shell?” Helga says: “HEY! Put some CLOTHES on!” Greg says: “I WOULD; but they're currently ON my shell at the MOMENT!!!!” Plankton gets infuriated, and bellows: “What is TAKING you so long?!” Squidward asks: “PLANKTON?!” Squilivia asks: “Who is Plankton?” Greg seriously says: “The LAST creature you want to meet, ESPECIALLY when you're shell-less and naked!” Plankton swoops down, only now, he is equipped with a WALKING, anthropomorphic computer! Plankton says: “Did you really think I would be ALONE, this time?! Meet my new partner/wife, KAREN!!!!” Karen comes on-line, and she says: “The pleasure is all mine, I'm sure!” Plankton says: “She may just be a pile of circuits to you, but she is everything to ME, baby!” Squidward asks: “What's WRONG with you?! Why are you doing this?!” Plankton incredulously asks: “Why? WHY?! I'll tell you WHY!!!! I wanted to steal the Krabby Patty Formula but NO!!!! None of YOU would ever LET me! So then I wanted to DESTROY you and your pathetic friends, but YOU always DEFEATED me! Well this time, I HOLD all the CARDS! I CALL all the shots! And I'm going to KILL all the students and faculty by boiling them ALIVE in WAX!!!!” Helga incredulously says: “I specifically said that I only WANTED the students and faculty out of the WAY and NOT able to make any more MESSES! Killing students and faculty was NEVER part of our DEAL!” Plankton creepily says: “I'm ALTERING the deal, and since you seem to have SO much of a PROBLEM with that; I'll start by altering YOU!!!!” And Plankton pushes a BUTTON on Karen, and HOT, BOILING wax pours DOWN on Helga, TRAPPING her!!!! All Helga can do is helplessly scream: “No! NO! NO!!!!...” And her voice gets muffled as she becomes a DEAD, Living Wax Statue! Plankton chuckles evilly, and he says: “NOW; the REST of you will get YOURS--!” (SPLAT!!!!) And Spongebob is shown to be STOMPING Plankton into goo! Squidward asks: “Spongebob?! How did YOU get loose?!” Squilivia blushes, and she says: “I might have LOOSENED the ropes binding Spongebob when you weren't looking. It seemed like a good idea at the time!” Greg asks: “My BOY!!!! How did you ever STOP such an EVIL menace?!” Spongebob rolls his eyes, and he says: “Plankton is like, only four inches TALL!!!! It's not that HARD to step on him and end his evil ways!” Karen electronically cries, and she says: “My POOR, sweet, Plankton! I have nothing left to LIVE for!!!!” Than Karen glows RED with anger, and she says: “You FOOLISH, mortal BEINGS!!!! I'm taking you WITH me NOW!!!!” And Karen starts short-circuiting like CRAZY!!!! Greg nervously says: “Karen is over-loading!!!! We must leave NOW!!!!” And not stopping to look back to check for anything, Spongebob, Patrick, Squidward, Squilivia, and Greg make a MAD dash out of the college as it EXPLODES from Karen's angry malfunction! Greg cries, and he says: “Our college, our BEAUTIFUL college!” Squidward cries, and he says: “Not to mention, all our friends who were blown up by Karen's explosion.” Greg smiles, and he says: “Or WERE they?!” And Greg points to a burned out door, leading underground the REMAINS of the school! Squilivia opens it, and Ray Sting, Peterpus, Eeleen Rogers, Daphne, and all the other students and faculty come pouring out! Patrick asks: “But how did you...?” Greg asks: “Well, why do you think it took me so long to get to the auditorium? I had to find where Helga stuffed all the staff and students, and get them to someplace SAFE until this whole ugly MESS blew over! It seemed like a good idea at the time!” Ray says: “Man! I didn't get to play a smashing SOLO tonight!” Peterpus says: “I didn't get to show off my athletic skills!” Eeleen says: “I didn't get a chance to be pretty!” Daphne says: “And I didn't get a chance to show off my brain!” Spongebob says: “The important thing is that everyone is OKAY!!!! Well, everyone except Plankton, Karen, and Helga!” Greg points to himself, and he says: “And my shell!!!! It got DESTROYED in the explosion! How am I supposed to educate students without a shell?!” Squidward sighs and says: “Greg, you don't need a shell to be a great teacher.” Greg asks: “I don't?” Squilivia says: “Of course not. You helped save our lives tonight. And for that, we are eternally grateful.” Greg beams with pride, and he chuckles and says: “I guess you're right! Hey guys! Who wants to help REBUILD the college?!” And Ray, Eeleen, Patrick, and all the other background students and faculty run away! Daphne says: “You'll need my brain to re-build this college.” Peterpus says: “And my muscles to help put it together.” Spongebob says: “And the rest of us will do whatever we can to help re-build it.” Squidward sighs and he says: “Agreed! Spongebob, this isn't easy for me to say; but you DID technically help to save our lives tonight. So, you're not a total waste of space after all!” Spongebob rolls his eyes, and says: “I guess that's the CLOSEST to a compliment/apology that YOU'RE ever going to give me; I'll take it!” Greg laughs, and he says: “Somehow, I figured you would!” / The scene shifts back to Vampire-dressed Squidward, on his purple couch! Squidward laughs, and he says: “MWA, HA, HA, HA!!!! Pretty scary story, wasn't it?! And if that wasn't enough, I've got another one that's even SCARIER than that! This next story, is one that I like a lot, but not as much as the first story, nor one that I like as much as the last story, which is why I'm sandwiching it in the middle. In other words, it's okay for what it is.” / Story II: “North by North 'Weest'!” It's an average, sunny day in Bikini Bottom, and Patrick is just frolicking around, enjoying life as usual! But; a green fish wearing a black hat, and holding a brown briefcase, suddenly starts TWITCHING; and he MORPHS into a big, blue, old, CREEPY fish, called a Coelaceanth; and he LAUGHS with an evil voice! The evil fish turns to the AUDIENCE, and he SAYS: “Special Guest Star; Ted Levine, reporting for duty as Master Coelaceanth! I am the BIG, CREEPY, EVIL creature for THIS segment special, and I'm going to KILL that STUPID Patrick, just because I FEEL like it! And don't even THINK about trying to WARN him, or YOU'RE next! And I'll DO IT, TO!!!!” Master Coelaceanth looks at Patrick, and he creepily says: “YOU!!!!” Patrick asks: “Who, me?!” Master Coelaceanth evilly says: “Yeah, YOU!!!! If you value your COMPLETELY pathetic LIFE at ALL; you will GET OUT OF TOWN; DUMP your EQUALLY STUPID and USELESS Spongebob and NEVER talk to him EVER again, help me CONQUER all of these PATHETIC, WEAK, sea creatures, and MAYBE I'll let you LIVE!!!!” Patrick nervously asks: “But why do you want me to DO this for you?!” Master Coelaceanth flashes a KILLER smile, and he evilly says: “Because, I see POTENTIAL in you; DEAR boy! Potential that comes from untapped STRENGTH!!!! And a virtually unbreakable BODY!!!! Sea Stars such as yourself have an AMAZING capacity to bounce back from practically ANYTHING that gets THROWN at them! Skills like that are PRECISELY what I'm looking for in conquering ALL the seven SEAS!!!!” Patrick asks: “But WHY do you WANT to do this?!” Master Coelaceanth chuckles evilly, and he says: “A better question would be; why WOULDN'T I?! Life underwater is FAR too peaceful and BORING for MY high expectations of what life underwater SHOULD be like! It should be filled with pathetic fishes yelling and SCREAMING their heads OFF; blood and carnage EVERYWHERE! I LOVE the SMELL of rotting FISH in the morning!” Patrick shudders and asks: “How can you THINK like that?!” Master Coelaceanth laughs evilly, he flashes a CREEPY smile, and he says: “Because I'm a completely sadistic PSYCHOPATH; THAT'S how! And you want to know what rotting fish smell like? They smell like VICTORY!!!! I can't WAIT until I conquer ALL of the OCEAN!!!!” Patrick defiantly says: “I wouldn't LET you! I'll STOP you!” Master Coelaceanth scoffs, and he says: “And you think that you can actually STOP me?! Do you know how many nameless GRUNTS I've hired through my illustrious skills?! I break open about 40 skulls for breakfast and think NOTHING of it! And you wouldn't DARE try to stop me once I get a hold of some HOSTAGES, such as your PATHETIC friends to make SURE you COOPERATE!!!!” Patrick GASPS in horror, and he says: “You plan on KILLING all of us ANYWAYS, once I do what you WANT; don't you?!” Master Coelaceanth gasps, and he says: “Pretty CLEVER, my very simple-minded 'friend!' You're not as STUPID as you LOOK!!!!” Patrick defiantly says: “We're going to team up together and FIND a way to STOP you!” And Patrick rushes off, and Master Coelaceanth creepily says: “You can RUN; but there is NOWHERE to HIDE!!!! I'll find you WHEREVER you RUN!!!! And when I DO find you and your PATHETIC FRIENDS; I'm going to make sure that I kill ALL of THEM; nice, slowly, MISERABLY; and very, VERY PAINFULLY!!!!” Patrick runs, and he finds Spongebob! Patrick says: “Spongebob, come quick! You've got to help! It's terrible! There is this big creepy fish; and he's all old and gross--!” Spongebob asks: “Patrick, what are you talking about?” Patrick pants, and he says: “There is this REALLY evil fish; calls himself Master Coelaceanth, says he wants to take over the ocean!” Spongebob yells: “NO!!!!” Patrick says: “YES!!!! And he wants to KILL all of my FRIENDS!!!!” Spongebob asks: “WHY?!!!” Patrick says: “He's crazy and deranged; that's why!” Spongebob says: “We've got to warn the others before something BAD happens!” A yellow sea plane appears in the distance, and Patrick says: “Master Coelaceanth already wants to kill us! What else could happen?!” Spongebob asks: “WHAT could happen?!” And the sea PLANE starts flying TOWARDS them, and Spongebob shouts: “THAT could happen!!!!” The pilot is revealed to BE...General Barracuda!!!! General Barracuda says: “Mr. T getting into the action! Fight, fight, FIGHT!!!! KILL, KILL, KILL, KILL!!!!” And Spongebob and Patrick duck and NARROWLY avoid the plane trying to BUZZ them! Patrick says: “That was a CLOSE one!” Spongebob says: “He's coming back AROUND!!!!” General Barracuda says: “You can't avoid me FOREVER, you FOOLS!!!!” Spongebob nervously says: “RUN for it!!!!” And Spongebob and Patrick begin RUNNING for their lives, and they run past Larry, and Larry asks: “Hey you guys, what's the RUSH?!!!” And General Barracuda shouts: “Hold STILL and let me KILL you FOOLS!!!!” And the plane SWERVES to AVOID Larry, but the propeller accidentally cuts OFF Larry's shorts, making him NAKED!!!! Larry gets mad, and he says: “THOSE were my favorite SHORTS!!!! That TEARS it!!!!” General Barracuda LINES up Spongebob and Patrick in his sniper scope, and he says: “You two are MINE, THIS time!!!!” But General Barracuda's plane STALLS, because LARRY is HOLDING it! Larry angrily says: “You OWE me a new pair of SHORTS!!!!” And Larry THROWS the plane around, and flings it FAR into the distance, TOWARDS the Chum Bucket!!!! Plankton walks out, and he says: “Karen, I have a feeling that today will be the day I finally get the Krabby Patty secret formula!” Karen says: “That's nice! (Whistling sound!!!!) What's that sound?” Plankton looks up, and he sees the oncoming plane, and Plankton sourly says: “Oh, tartar sauce!!!!” (BOOM!!!!) And Plankton, Karen, and the Chum Bucket are reduced to cinders, while General Barracuda floats down in a parachute! General Barracuda says: “I'll be back for NEXT years Halloween special, SQUIDWARD!!!!” Squidward walks out of his house, confused, and says: “I'm not even SUPPOSED to be in this middle SEGMENT!!!!” Squilivia walks out, and says: “You are NOW!!!!” Squidward asks: “Squilivia? What are YOU doing in this segement?!” Squilivia says: “Oh, they gave me money to say a few extra lines, and they didn't want to waste it. I'm basically just here to fill my quota.” Squidward says: “Good to know, Squilivia.” And Squidward closes the door! Spongebob says: “Larry! Thank you for helping us stay safe from THAT guy! Sorry it cost you your shorts!” Larry says: “I need to go home and get some NEW ones!” Patrick nervously says: “There's no TIME for that! We got to get away from Master Coelaceanth!” Larry asks: “But where?!” Spongebob LITERALLY gets a light bulb over his head, and he says: “Let's go to Sandy's! If we wear water helmets, we'll be safe, and Master Coelaceanth won't be able to touch us!” Patrick says: “That's a good plan!” Larry says: “Let's go!” / Spongebob knocks on the tree-dome, and he says: “Sandy, please let us in!” Over the intercom, Sandy asks: “Why is Larry naked?” Patrick says: “There's no time to EXPLAIN that! Please let us in before we're fish food!” Larry nervously says: “Maybe not the BEST choice of words!” Sandy sighs and says: “Fine! Just put on your water helmets and be quick about it!” They do so, and they enter the Tree Dome, Sandy walks out of her tree, dressed in her underwater suit without her air helmet. Sandy says: “Well then, what seems to be the trouble?” Spongebob says: “Patrick, you better be the one to explain it.” Patrick says: “Right! There is this big, evil, old, creepy blue fish guy named Master Coelaceanth!” Sandy gasps, and she says: “You mean NAMED after the species of coelaceanth fish that have remained largely unchanged for 70 million years?! They were thought to be extinct, but it turns out that they're alive and well?!” Larry says: “That sounds about right!” Sandy says: “Hmmm; this Master Coelaceanth seems to be a particularly NASTY fellow! It sounds like he won't STOP unless he's destroyed!” Spongebob says: “That's why we've come to SEE you! Is there a way to DESTROY him?!” Sandy says: “There's a way to destroy practically ANYTHING, as long as you put your MIND to it!” Patrick says: “Well, don't keep up in suspense, what IS it?!” And a ghostly pirate ship appears in the distance, and Sandy says: “Well the first thing we need to do is...” (Ghostly groan sound) Sandy yells: “Duck and COVER!!!!” And the Flying Dutchman's Ghost Ship CRASHES into the Tree Dome, BRINGING the water into it, BARELY giving Sandy enough time to put on her air helmet! The Flying Dutchman cackles, and he says: “MWA, HA, HA!!!! Try to stop me, you're destined to FAIL!!!! Master Coelaceanth has hired me to FINISH you guys OFF; and you can't KILL off a ghost!” Sandy says: “No, but I do have an INVENTION that I have INVENTED to DEAL with ghosts such as yourself!” The Flying Dutchman laughs, and he says: “MWA, HA, HA!!!! What are you going to do; vacuum me up?! I'll just phase RIGHT out of the bag!” Sandy says: “Actually, I had something else in mind! Sorry about this, Spongebob!!!!” And Sandy STICKS a vacuum into Spongebob's head, turns ON the vacuum, and SUCKS the Flying Dutchman into Spongebob's MIND!!!! The Flying Dutchman groans, and he says: “Oooh, where am I?” And he looks around, and he sees a landscape FILLED with fluffy cute bunnies, kitties, puppies, cotton candy, gumdrops, and rainbows! The Flying Dutchman says: “TOO...MUCH...CUTENESS!!!! It's...OVERWHELMING me!!!! Make it stop, make it STOP!!!! I can't take it ANYMORE! AHHH!!!!” And Spongebob's mind LITERALLY makes the Flying Dutchman's spirit EXPLODE, evaporating into nothingness! Sandy pulls the vacuum out of Spongebob's head, and she laughs and says: “There's nothing more dangerous to the minds of EVIL than the power of Spongebob's mind!” Spongebob says: “That's great and all, but I don't think that trick is going to work on Master Coelaceanth!” Larry says: “And I'm STILL naked!” Patrick says: “It's not always about YOU, Larry!” Sandy says: “And we can't stay here! Master Coelaceanth will come after us again!” Spongebob says: “Well, we tried hiding in...what's LEFT of your Tree-dome, and that sure didn't STOP Master Coelaceanth from finding a way to come after us!” Sandy says: “I'm afraid there's only one thing to do; I will have to take you up onto dry land! It's the only safe place away from HIM!!!! So, let's get moving!” Patrick asks: “What will we do for water, food, and shelter?!” Sandy says: “Fortunately, I always keep a fresh supply of Krabby Patties and water helmets handy for emergencies. And don't worry about shelter, from all my years on dry land, I know where the best places to hide are! And I've got plenty of money to pay for it!” Larry asks: “And do you HAPPEN to have money, and know of a place to buy me some clothes?!” Sandy sighs, and says: “If we have TIME for it, Larry! Now come on, before Master Coelaceanth ATTACKS again!” / The scene wipes, and changes to the landscape of Mount Rushmore! Spongebob asks: “You took us all the way HERE?!!!” Sandy says: “Well, it was the most remote, out of the way place I could THINK of! And one place that Master Coelaceanth will NEVER be able to get to!!!!” (ZAP!!!!) And a FURIOUS stream of LIGHTNING hits Spongebob and Sandy, and BURNS off Larry's NEW pair of shorts! Larry says: “NO!!!! Sandy just BOUGHT those, you JERK!!!!” And Master Coelaceanth CREEPS into view out of the shadows of the woods! Master Coelaceanth GRABS Larry by the throat, and the fish creepily asks: “WHAT did you call ME?!!!” Larry meekly says: “I called you a muscular, strong, virile, young, really nice guy?!” Master Coelaceanth says: “You're a TERRIBLE liar when you're BEGGING for your life! I LOVE seeing such PATHETIC displays of COWARDICE! I think I'll kill you LAST!!!! It just goes to show you that if you want a dirty deed, done dirt CHEAP; you've got to do it YOURSELF!!!!” Sandy angrily says: “You're hired HELP couldn't STOP us; you can't stop us, NEITHER!!!!” Master Coelaceanth throws Larry away, and GRABS Sandy by the throat, and Master Coelaceanth says: “That's why THIS time, I'm taking a HOSTAGE!!!! LARRY!!!! Tell Spongebob and Patrick when they wake UP; they can meet me at the TOP of Mount Rushmore to try to SAVE Sandy, if they're BRAVE enough!” And Master Coelaceanth takes great LEAPS up to the top of Mount Rushmore!!!! Larry rushes to Spongebob and Patrick, and shakes them awake! Larry says: “Guys, wake up! You got to wake up!” Patrick asks: “What happened? And why are you NAKED again?!” Larry says: “No time to explain THAT! Master Coelaceanth KIDNAPPED Sandy! And he took her to the top of Mount Rushmore!” Spongebob says: “How can we stop him without the brains of Sandy?!” Patrick says: “Well, we've got to TRY!!!! We can't just let Master Coelaceanth get AWAY with this! The entire OCEAN is depending on us!” Larry says: “Agreed! We'll worry about getting me some NEW, new clothes later!” / On top of Mount Rushmore, Master Coelaceanth says: “Tell me, Sandy. What are the BEST ways to cook up sea food? Should I grill them? Boil them? Stuff them? BROIL them? Sautee them? Roast them? Barbecue them? Or maybe I should BLACKEN them in a spicy gumbo STEW?!!!” Sandy defiantly says: “You'll never get AWAY with this, you twisted FIEND!!!!” Master Coelaceanth scoffs, and says: “I've heard THAT one before!” (KONG!!!!) Master Coelaceanth falls down to the ground, and Sandy asks: “What was that?!” Patrick pants, and he says: “A sharp rock! A blow to his power temple should take HIM out!” But Master Coelaceanth gets back up, and he laughs evilly! Master Coelaceanth says: “MWA, HA, HA, HA!!!! Did you really think it would be THAT easy to defeat ME?!!!” Patrick says: “For a second, yeah. I thought it WOULD be!” Master Coelaceanth angrily says: “You've been defying my WILL for too LONG, PATRICK!!!! Now I'm not sure if I want to finish you QUICKLY, or do it PAINFULLY slow!!!! Either way, tonight I dine on LOBSTER SOUP!!!!” Spongebob yells, and he says: “Why don't you pick on someone your OWN size, Master FREAK?!!!” Sandy asks: “Spongebob, what are you doing?!” Spongebob says: “Master 'ELEPHANT,' you can't hit ME; you can't hit the broad side of a BARN!!!! Survey SAYS; 'What is your best shot'?!” Master Coelaceanth angrily says: “You're going to WISH you never doubted me, and that you were NEVER BORN!!!!” And Master Coelaceanth shoots LIGHTNING at Spongebob, but Spongebob CONTORTS his sponge body into such a way, that the lightning passes RIGHT through the holes in his body, and hits the trees in the forest below! Master Coelaceanth angrily says: “You little BRAT; you made me MISS!!!! I'm going to ENJOY destroying YOU!!!!” And Larry PUNCHES Master Coelaceanth in the face! Larry angrily says: “You enjoy picking on those smaller than YOURSELF?! Why don't you try picking on someone BIGGER than you for a CHANGE?!!!” Master Coelaceanth angrily says: “You think you can beat the master of ALL the OCEANS?!!! You are nothing more than a slimy, insignificant, underwater sea cockroach to me, you STUPID INVERTEBRATE!!!! If I'm something that can be STOPPED, than just TRY to STOP ME!!!!” And Larry and Master Coelaceanth get into a massive, epic, no-holds barred fist fight; trading blows and punches, TRYING to knock the other one OUT!!!! But NEITHER of them seem to be gaining an inch! Patrick says: “I don't mean to alarm anybody, but the forest fire is starting to SURROUND us!” Larry's eyes light up, and he says: “The FIRE!!!!” Master Coelaceanth creepily says: “Are you ready to meet your maker? Because you are ALL going to DIE!!!!” Larry says: “Not YET, we're NOT!!!!” And Larry KNEES Master Coelaceanth in the KIWI'S, hoists him OVER his, head, and THROWS him into the forest fire!!!! Master Coelaceanth cries: “NOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” And his body is CONSUMED by the massive forest fire! Larry says: “He's GONE!!!! The bad, old, mean, old, fish is gone!” Patrick nervously says: “But we're going to be gone, TOO; unless something happens to the forest fire!” Spongebob says: “That's why it's time for me to go to work! Sandy, karate chop me!” Sandy says: “Hi-YA!!!!” And as Sandy karate chops Spongebob, all the water that Spongebob has inside of him, POURS out and EXTINGUISHES all of the burning flames! Spongebob pulls himself together, and Sandy says: “Thank you for saving me! Larry, I can't BELIEVE you beat Master Coelaceanth all by yourself!” Larry somehow blushes, and he says: “Well, I can't take ALL the credit; it was Patrick's idea of reminding me of the FIRE, that inspired me to finish Master Coelaceanth in the flames!” Patrick says: “And here I thought that geniuses only lived in a lamp!” Spongebob says: “No, Patrick! Sometimes, they live under a rock!” Larry beams, and he says: “And I beat Master Coelaceanth, without any CLOTHES on! If that doesn't make me Salty Spittoon material, I don't know what WILL!!!!” Sandy, Spongebob, and Patrick laugh, and they simultaneously say: “Oh, Larry!” / The camera shows the Vampire-dressed Squidward still in his purple chair, and Squidward says: “A pretty great adventure, wasn't it?! Now it's time for the FINAL story of the evening! I was just thinking about Squilliam Fancyson, running a ramshackle, abandoned old hotel by himself. In walks in a lovely young female girl with problems of his own. But Squilliam has his over-bearing MOTHER to think about, and she doesn't LIKE strangers intruding on the BATES Motel!!!! Can't you just IMAGINE Squilliam Fancyson dressing up like his MOTHER and STABBING innocent women in a SHOWER?!!! Ha, Ha, HA!!!! Anyways, here's the REAL final story of the evening, which is coincidentally, another Alfred Hitchcock inspired story. Enjoy!” / Story III: “The Clams!” It is a bright, shining day at the Krusty Krab, and Mr. Krabs is busy getting his restaurant ready for another busy day of customer service, and he's humming and singing to himself! Mr. Krabs sings: “Money, money, going to make some money! Money, money, this, money, money, that! Profits will make me wallet fat!” And he stops when he hears some clams chirping. Mr. Krabs sighs, and says: “Ah; what sweet sounds that clams make in the early morning. It reminds me of MONEY! Good morning, clams!” And the chirping gets progressively louder, as more and MORE clams come surrounding the Krusty Krab! Mr. Krabs says: “Look, if you've come here looking for a hand-out, you can FORGET it! No paying? No EATING!!!!” And the clams look MENACINGLY at Mr. Krabs! Mr. Krabs chuckles nervously, and he asks: “Why are you looking me like that?! Come on! Let's not do anything HASTY!!!!” And the clams chirp, and Mr. Krabs yells for help, as a big, giant, dust cloud forms, obscuring a VIOLENT struggle! / The scene changes to show Spongebob and Sandy walking out of the Reef Theater, where the marquee reads “Alfred Hitchcock” double-feature: “Rear Window,” and “Vertigo.” Spongebob says: “WOW!!!! Those were a couple of scary movies that you took me to see, Sandy!” Sandy says: “That was NOTHING! Confidentially speaking, Alfred Hitchcock's movies are somewhat TAME to the scary movies that have come out in the 21st century! Alfred Hitchcock, was quite simply, a product of his time. He didn't KNOW how to make movies any scarier! Besides, I don't think the other theater goes would like to hear you CRYING more often than you did during the two movies we DID see!” Spongebob incredulously says: “ME?! A crier! That is downright ABSURD!!!! I'll have you know that I had my eyes open the ENTIRE time those two movies played, and I only cried for twenty minutes!” Sandy says: “Even so, it CAN get a bit annoying!” Spongebob asks: “Why do you think I spend so much time with YOU?! I hope that by YOU giving me some helpful exposure to the more SCARY stuff, I'll gradually build up an immunity to the REALLY scary stuff; and that way I won't be so AFRAID anymore!” Sandy's eyes light up, and she says: “That's actually a pretty good idea, Spongebob!” Spongebob says: “I have my moments!” Sandy gasps in shock, and she asks: “What happened to the Krusty Krab?!” And they look at what is a now-ruined Krusty Krab, and they see BITE Marks and clam GUANO all over it! The two of them run inside, to see a whimpering, NAKED Mr. Krabs! Spongebob says: “Mr. Krabs! You're alive! And...naked!!!!” Sandy asks: “Why has every single story this evening involved SOMEONE getting naked?!” Spongebob simply answers: “Naked people are funny! Ha, HA!!!!” Mr. Krabs says: “It was awful! Just AWFUL!!!! It was an ambush of clams! They SWARMED the place! I couldn't STOP them! I'm lucky to be ALIVE!!!!” Sandy asks: “Why would clams want to attack a restaurant? Or any place, for THAT matter?!” Mr. Krabs says: “I don't know! I've never actively hunted any clams in my life; I've never HARMED one of them or said any insulting things about their MOTHERS; so I don't know what could be going on!” Spongebob gets a determined look, and he says: “Well NOBODY trashes the Krusty Krab! Not as long as I'M around! Mr. Krabs, with Neptune as my witness, Sandy and I will investigate why clams have ATTACKED this restaurant, and stop it from EVER happening again!” Sandy asks: “We will?” Spongebob says: “Sure we will! I even know of the PERFECT guy who can help us! Let's go, Sandy!” And they rush out of the ruined Krusty Krab, and Mr. Krabs awkwardly says: “Okay. Just leave me here, I guess I'll rebuild the Krusty Krab myself, COMPLETELY naked, with no one else around!” / As Sandy and Spongebob are walking, Sandy asks: “Spongebob, who is this guy that you know of?” Spongebob slyly says: “You'll see! / Spongebob knocks on Squidward's door, and he says: “Squidward! Squidward!!!!” Squidward comes out, and he asks: “Why have you COME here?!” Spongebob says: “To enlist your help in figuring out the mystery of the mysterious clam attacks! We could really use your help!” Squidward angrily says: “I'm not GOING to help! My contract STRICTLY stipulates that I do NOT have to be the main character, in any more than just ONE of these Stories of Screams, if I don't WANT to! Your people, had a lengthy talk with MY people, and THEY said...!” Sandy sighs, and says: “All right, okay, we'll get someone ELSE to be our helpful investigator friend!” And Squidward sticks out his tongue to Spongebob in defiance, and Squidward closes his door! Spongebob sighs, and says: “All right, time for Plan B.” Sandy asks: “What IS, Plan B?” Spongebob says: “We're going to the Shell Shack, to see another friend of mine.” Sandy asks: “Who is that?” Spongebob says: “A talking dog. He's a really great artist, he can write, and, he's SINGING!!!!” / And at the Shell Shack, a familiar gray canine, wearing a green superhero costume, is singing his heart out, by singing a familiar tune of The Beatles. Captain Retro sings: “Blackbird singing in the dead of night. Take these broken wings and learn to fly. All your life, you were only waiting for the moment to arise. You were only waiting for this moment to arise. Blackbird singing in the dead of night. Take these sunken eyes, and learn to see. All your life, you were only waiting for the moment to be free. You were only waiting for this moment to be free. Black bird fly, black bird fly. Into the light of the dark, black night! Black bird fly, black bird fly. Into the light of the dark, black night! Blackbird singing in the dead of night. Take these broken wings and learn to fly. All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to arise. You were only waiting for this moment to arise. You were only waiting for this moment to arise!” / He finishes, and thunderous applause is heard! Nat Patterson says: “I have no idea what a blackbird is; but he sings with SUCH passion and conviction, you can't help but applaud!” Captain Retro says: “Thank you! I'll be here all week, 12 to 4 P.M.! Except on Federal Holidays where as noted!” Spongebob walks in, and he says: “Captain Retro, you're here!” Captain Retro embraces Spongebob in a hug, and he says: “Spongebob, my old friend! It's so good to see you again! Do you remember the last time we met?!” Spongebob weakly says: “Of course I do! I've still got bruise marks from the LAST time you hugged me!” Captain Retro blushes, and releases his grip! Captain Retro than sheepishly says: “Sorry, Spongebob! I honestly don't know my own strength, sometimes!” Sandy says: “Hey! Aren't you from up on the surface?” Captain Retro says: “Originally, yes.” Sandy asks: “Than how can you be DOWN here without an air helmet or a pressure suit?” Captain Retro says: “Well, A. I AM a superhero, so the water pressure doesn't bother me. And B. I was given a special capsule by my bureaucratic supervisors up on the surface world, so I can breathe no matter WHAT environment I'm in! Anyways, it seems to do the job pretty well!” Sandy says: “I want one of those capsules!” Captain Retro asks: “What kind of help, do you need? Spongebob says: “Professional help! We need to figure out why clams have attacked the Krusty Krab!” Captain Retro says: “I'm sure it was just a fluke of some kind. Besides, one restaurant does NOT a trend, make!” Sandy says: “Excuse me, but you're a professional singer/artist/superhero/occasional actor; who is WORKING at a restaurant called the Shell Shack?” Captain Retro asks: “Is there a point you're trying to make?” Bubble Bass runs in, and he shouts: “Run and hide for your LIVES; there is a swarm of CLAMS coming!!!!” Captain Retro asks: “Really?!” Captain Retro flies outside, and he sees a whole ARMY of clams on the way! Captain Retro says: “This might be more serious than I thought! But they're not getting at THIS restaurant! Kamehameha!!!!” And Captain Retro PURPOSELY fires the powerful energy wave close to, but not HITTING any of the clams, and it frightens them away from attacking, and they fly towards the Chum Bucket instead! Inside the Chum Bucket, Plankton says: “Karen, I have the strangest feeling that TODAY, someone is FINALLY going to come in here to EAT!!!!” Karen asks: “And who would THAT be, Plankton?!” And a bunch of clams burst in, and start tearing up the place! Karen asks: “Who let THESE wild animals in?” Plankton says: “Look at they're DESTRUCTIVE power! I shall HARNESS their energy and RULE the world! HA, HA, HA!!!!” And than the clams start ATTACKING Plankton! And Plankton says: “STOP!!!! I wish to RULE YOU!!!!” And he gets PECKED and EATEN to death! Karen says: “It's a good thing I'm made of metal and CAN'T be eaten by CLAMS!!!!” Than the clams swarm over Karen, and they peck HER into broken down pieces! Karen weakly says: “Of course, it would've HELPED if the CLAMS had known THAT!!!!” And what REMAINS of Karen blows up into nothingness! The clams fly away, and Sandy asks: “NOW do you believe us, Captain Retro?” Captain Retro says: “I see that you DO have a point! Very well, I will help you investigate!” Spongebob asks: “Where should we start?” Captain Retro says: “First off, I need to see if these attacks are happening because of something natural, or something artificial. Clams are normally PEACEFUL creatures! They wouldn't attack restaurants for NOTHING! Therefore, we must capture one, and study it to find out what's going on!” Sandy asks: “And how are you going to capture one, exactly?!” Captain Retro says: “We'd need the RIGHT kind of bait!” Gary comes in, meows, and Spongebob asks: “Well, where are you going to find bait in the middle of the o...?” And Sandy and Captain Retro BOTH look at Gary! Spongebob nervously looks at Gary, and Spongebob nervously asks: “Guys, have you lost your minds?!” The two mammals GRAB Gary who cries: “MEOW!!!!” / The scene changes to Jellyfish Fields, and Spongebob cries: “They've lost their MINDS!!!! ANYONE but GARY!!!!” Sandy says: “Spongebob, we NEED Gary to lure a clam into a TRAP, so we can capture and study it!” Captain Retro says: “We're not going to let Gary get HURT, Spongebob! We KNOW what we're doing!” Spongebob groans, and he says: “I wish I currently had the same sense of optimism about this that YOU two, do!” Sandy says: “There's one, with a five o'clock shadow!” Captain Retro says: “And it's only 4:44 P.M.! But I kid!” And Captain Retro rings a bell, to draw the clam's attention! Sandy hollers and says: “Nice, fat, SNAIL!!!! Come and get it!” And the clam begins to swoop down towards Gary! Spongebob puts his hands over his eyes, and he says: “I can't watch! I CAN'T WATCH!!!! Does anyone know where I can get a new snail for sale? I can't WATCH!!!!” And they wait and anticipate, and Captain Retro yells: “Sandy, NOW!!!!” And Sandy YANKS Gary away, and the clam winds up in a CRAB trap! Sandy says: “We did it! We caught a clam!” And Gary meows weakly, and Spongebob opens his eyes, and grabs Gary tight! Spongebob sighs, and says: “Thank NEPTUNE for THAT!!!!” Captain Retro says: “Now we just got to figure out what makes this clam, tick; whatever THAT means!” / Captain Retro, Spongebob, and Sandy are back in Sandy's tree-dome. Spongebob asks: “Wait a minute; wasn't this place destroyed in the PREVIOUS story segment?” Captain Retro says: “We're following a NON-CONTINUITY rule for these, and all future Halloween special segments! Stuff that happens in these stories have absolutely no bearing on what happens in the general story-line of this series...unless it happens to be really funny! That's how Plankton and Karen were able to die three TIMES in this episode!” Sandy says: “Well, that's handy to know!” Spongebob says: “All right, Sandy! Do your thing!” And Sandy gets out a bunch of microscopes, scientific chemicals, and other professional equipment to examine the clam! Captain Retro asks: “Well Sandy, what have you found out?!” Sandy gasps in shock, and she says: “Dear, Neptune! I am just STUNNED by what I have found! The clams appear to be acting aggressive, because a certain type of FOOD has been FORCE-FED to them! This FOOD is what is making them act aggressive, and attacking other restaurants! This food is TRICKING the brains of the clams into thinking that they need to CONSTANTLY eat!” Spongebob asks: “Well, what food IS being FED to them?! It's not Krabby Patties, is it?!” Sandy says: “No, and it's not Chum, neither! But I think that you've had a FAMILIAR experience with this food, all the same!” Spongebob asks: “Why is that?” Sandy asks: “Does the name Carl Blandy ring any BELLS to you?!” Captain Retro says: “The rich, international, billionaire owner of restaurants?! I've heard of him!” Spongebob says: “He TRIED to take over the Krusty Krab one time! Renamed it Krabby O'Mondays! And tried to replace the successful Krabby Patty formula with bland, lifeless, filler food. It...didn't END well for those guys!” Captain Retro solemnly says: “There can only be ONE reason for these guys DOING this; they are not HAPPY that their plan to take over the Krusty Krab didn't work out for them, so they decided to get their revenge, by using clams to attack and weed out the competition! That's why they STARTED with the Krusty Krab!” Sandy angrily says: “Those guys are MONSTERS! How DARE they use innocent little clams in such an EVIL scheme!!!!” Spongebob says: “We've got to STOP those guys!” Captain Retro boldly says: “To the Retro-Mobile!!!!” Sandy says: “Captain Retro, you don't HAVE a Retro-Mobile!” Captain Retro awkwardly says: “Than to the CRUDDY Public Bus System and STUFF...Mobile!!!!” Sandy says: “Captain Retro, not ALL Public Bus Systems are CRUDDY!” Captain Retro says: “No, but Bikini Bottom's IS!!!! Especially that ONE bus driver who drives the route to Rock Bottom and BACK!!!! After I found out the way he willingly DISRESPECTED Spongebob's desire to get back home, I've been petitioning the Bikini Bottom city council for YEARS to have his LICENSCE revoked!” Sandy says: “Spongebob, someday, remind me to give you some PRIVATE driving lessons! Maybe THEN, you'll learn how to drive!” Spongebob says: “Thank you, Sandy!” Captain Retro says: “It's time to go! To the Industrial Park, we go!” / The scene changes to night-time, and an INVISIBLE Boat-Mobile is seen taking Spongebob, Captain Retro, and Sandy, to the outside of a large factory! Captain Retro says: “Thanks for the lift, Barnacle Boy!” Barnacle Boy says: “No problem, fellow superhero! Glad you were able to get me a solo guest spot on a show!” Captain Retro says: “Anything for one of my fellow, superhero's!” Barnacle Boy sighs, and says: “I'd go in with you, but THEY won't pay me more than minimum scale, which is why they won't allow me to say more than THREE lines in this thing!” Sandy says: “Don't worry, we can handle ourselves!” Spongebob seriously says: “Carl Blandly, prepare to find out the consequences of your actions!” And Spongebob, Sandy, and Captain Retro enter the factory, but it seems to be strangely quiet and deserted. Sandy suspiciously says: “Something doesn't feel RIGHT here!” Captain Retro says: “I've got a BAD feeling about this!” Than the CEILING starts to drop on them, but Captain Retro HOLDS it up! Captain Retro strains, and he says: “Find us a way OUT!!!!” Sandy quickly feels around, and she says: “This stone, is loose!!!!” She moves it, and Sandy, Spongebob, and Captain Retro manage to quickly escape the collapsing room, and find their passageway filled with three different options. The door directly in front of them is a barred, metal door. Spongebob says: “How should we do this? Eeny, meeny, miney, mo? Or is it eeny, miney, meeny, mo? BRAIN; this is no time to be messing with me!” And a VICIOUS, giant sea bear BURSTS out of the metal door! Spongebob sighs and says: “Sea Bear. WHY did it HAVE to be a Sea Bear?!” Sandy yells: “RUN!!!!” They run to the passage on the right, but there is a GAP in the path! Sandy is able to leap it easily, while Captain Retro merely FLIES across! Spongebob tries to leap, but he slips on the EDGE!!!! But Sandy grabs him, and pulls him across just in time! Captain Retro says: “No sea bear is going to eat MY friends! Kamehameha!!!!” And Captain Retro FIRES his energy beam at the Sea Bear, and DESTROYS it entirely!!!! Than the three of them hear an ominous clapping! A mysterious voice says: “Good, very good! Your survival skills are top notch! It's a SHAME they are ALL for nought!” Spongebob suspiciously says: “I REMEMBER that voice!” Carl Blandy steps out of the shadows, and he says: “You remember me! I'm FLATTERED!” Sandy angrily says: “You're going to be FLATTENED by the time I get THROUGH with you!” Carl Blandy says: “I'm afraid I can't allow that to happen! None of you are going to make it out of this factory, ALIVE!!!! You know TOO much, and must be eliminated!” Spongebob asks: “Come ON! Can't we work something out?! I used to WORK for you! Briefly, but I STILL worked for you! How about a little MERCY here?!” Carl asks: “Mercy? I think not! You and Mr. Krabs showed NO mercy to me when you RUINED Krabby O'Monday's and destroyed everything I worked SO hard to achieve; so I think it's only FAIR to return the favor, and destroy EVERY single RESTAURANT that you and your friends seem to LOVE and cherish so much! It's only fair! A restaurant, for a restaurant, to paraphrase an old saying!” Captain Retro says: “If you value your life, you WILL stop this! You are messing with the VERY forces of nature itself! You're tampering with the biology of the clams, and they DON'T like being MESSED with! Repent while you can, or you will NOT like the consequences!” Carl asks: “Are you threatening ME?!” Captain Retro says: “I am NOT threatening, I'm merely stating a fact! If you turn yourself in now, I MAY be able to get you into a prison of your CHOICE!!!!” Carl mockingly asks: “Turn myself into prison, or get rid of three pests in one fell swoop? Ding-ding-ding!!!! Getting rid of pests wins HANDS down!!!!” And Carl presses a button, and a column appears, and STRANGE electric energy BINDS the three heroes to the column! Captain Retro says: “Hey! I can't MOVE!!!!” Carl says: “That is one MILLION volt electricity surrounding you! You CAN'T break it! You are trapped and TOTALLY HELPLESS!!!! Which leaves you VERY susceptible to getting eaten by my VERY loyal clams!!!!” And Carl pushes another button, and clams descend from everywhere, and SURROUND Carl, looking very menacing! Carl says: “Now, my LOYAL clams, DEVOUR those ANNOYING pests!!!!” But a clam KNOCKS the remote out of Carl's hands, and it gets SMASHED into the ground! Carl asks: “Clams?! What have you DONE?!!!” And the clams are now looking DIRECTLY at Carl! Carl defiantly says: “You can't do this to me! I am your MASTER!!!! I created YOU!!!! I OWN YOU!!!! You cannot turn on ME!!!! NO!!!!” And the camera pans away from Carl, but the shadows that Carl and the clams cast, show the clams VICIOUSLY tearing Carl apart, limb from limb! Captain Retro says: “Look away, and close your eyes!!!!” And they wait until all the screaming stops, and the clams all fly away! Sandy sighs and says: “What a terrible fate, for such a TERRIBLE man!” Captain Retro says: “Well, it's certainly laser-guided karma at work. Carl wanted the clams to eat up his competition, and they ended up eating HIM!!!!” Spongebob says: “We can definitely call that poetic justice in action! What a FITTING end for such an UNFIT man!” Sandy asks: “Will the clams be all right?” Captain Retro says: “The substance in the food that the clams eat was only temporary. The clams will return to normal in time.” Spongebob says: “Well, all is well that ends well!” And the three of them share a good laugh! / The camera opens up on Squidward sitting on his purple chair, and dressed as a vampire one last time. Squidward says: “Yes, all is well that ends well!” (LIGHTNING STRIKES!!!!) Squidward NOW has yellow, demonic eyes, and in Master Coelaceanth's voice says: “Or HAS it?!!! MWA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA! MWA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!!!! AH!!!! HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!!!! See you next HALLOWEEN!!!!!” / Episode Notes: Celebrity guest appearances include Ted Levine as Master Coelaceanth, Mr. T as General Barracuda, and Tim Conway (or Burt Ward) as Barnacle Boy. First Halloween special, and the first non-canon episode, meaning that the events that took place during these stories do not reflect anything that can happen in actual continuity, with a few exceptions. It is revealed that Greg Shell is able to take OFF his shell anytime he WANTS to! Girly Teengirl, Squilliam, and Rock Bottom are mentioned in this episode. Second appearance of Squilivia and Plankton! First appearance of Barnacle Boy (without Mermaid Man), Master Coelaceanth, Karen, General Barracuda, Carl Blandy, and Captain Retro! It is revealed that Captain Retro was the talking dog at the Shell Shack, who was SINGING! Also, the first time that the Shell Shack ITSELF has been seen! Featured song in this episode is “Blackbird,” sung by Captain Retro. Running gags in this episode include Plankton and Karen DYING in every single segment, SOMEONE appearing naked in each segment, a random place getting DESTROYED in each segment, and the main antagonist of each story DYING in their respective story! The stories are all parodies based on scary movies. In order, they are the 1953 version of “House of Wax; North by Northwest,” and “The Birds.” Alfred Hitchcock's “Rear Window, Vertigo,” and “Psycho” are also referenced! Episode Quotes: Located IN the story! Personal Notes: When I was asked to guest-write a story for “Squid,” I was scared; I had my doubts! Than I thought, why not USE this fear to my advantage?! That's how I came up with this Halloween treat idea! I thought that perhaps if “Squid” manages to become a long-runner series, this just might become an annual tradition! And once a year, someone (or a group of writers), can come up with three unique, short story ideas to celebrate Halloween! Being that this was the first one, I didn't want to set the bar TOO high, which is why every single one of my story ideas ended up with, a Happily Ever After Ending, with the exception of the non-canon deaths of the antagonists, of course! And being a non-canon episode, it also gave me a good excuse to BREAK the Fourth Wall! / That's my Halloween Special! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did writing it! Enough said, true believers!
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|Park Ranger Hat||1|
|V11 Polo Shirt||An exclusive item for your iFish to celebrate the launch of V11!||1|
|Santa Boots||An exclusive item given out during 12 Days of Christmas at Snowcember Ball 2015.||1|
|Squidward Christmas 2015||An exclusive item given out during 12 Days of Christmas at Snowcember Ball 2015.||1|
|Chocolate Clarinet||An exclusive item given out during 12 Days of Christmas at Snowcember Ball 2015.||1|
|Chocolate Starfish||An exclusive item given out during 12 Days of Christmas at Snowcember Ball 2015.||1|
|Chocolate Donkey||An exclusive item given out during 12 Days of Christmas at Snowcember Ball 2015.||1|
|Hot Chocolate Cup||1|
|Silver Bell||An exclusive item given out during 12 Days of Christmas at Snowcember Ball 2016.||1|
|Reindeer Hat||An exclusive item given out during 12 Days of Christmas at Snowcember Ball 2016.||1|
|Holiday Patrick||An exclusive item given out during 12 Days of Christmas at Snowcember Ball 2016.||1|
|Chocolate Krabby Patty||An exclusive item given out during 12 Days of Christmas at Snowcember Ball 2016.||1|
|Chocolate Dollar||An exclusive item given out during 12 Days of Christmas at Snowcember Ball 2016.||1|
|Chocolate Spatula||An exclusive item given out during 12 Days of Christmas at Snowcember Ball 2016.||1|
|Chocolate Jellyfish||An exclusive item given out during 12 Days of Christmas at Snowcember Ball 2016.||1|
|Glove World Employee||1|
|Carnival Barker Hat||1|
|Carnival Barker Outfit||1|
|Community Deathmatch Shirt||1|
|Xat Time Travelers Shirt||1|
|Gold Viking Helmet||1|
|Circus Tent Pin||1|
|Miss Appear Shirt||1|
|Captain Magma Costume||1|
|Doctor Negative Head Mirror||1|
|Jumbo Shrimp Head||1|
|Doctor Negative Mask||1|
|Elastic Waistband Goggles||1|
|Jeffrey the Jellyfish Costume||1|
|Black Cat Ears||1|