Courage the Cowardly Dog JR.
Chapter 1: The New Generation
We interrupt this program to bring you...Courage the Cowardly Dog Junior, starring Courage Jr., the son of Courage! Born in a puppy farm, he was raised by Edna, who lives in the City of Somewhere with her brother, Eric. But creepy stuff happens in Somewhere. It's up to Courage Jr. to live up to his father's name and save his new home!
(The Middle of Nowhere)
7 years have passed since the passing of Muriel and Eustace Bagge but that's not important... yet! A local neighboring Puppy Farm is preparing for a special event, one of the dogs in that farm is in labor and through hours of endurance. The mother dog has given birth to 4 puppies. The owner of the farm then sees this and says while petting his dog,
"Well little lady, looks like you got yourself some young'uns. Hmmm... that one puppy of yours resembles the dog from the Bagge Farm who screamed alot. Yeah he lived next door back when it was still in business... oh right he used to visit you now and then before he disappeared after the death of the Bagges. Supposed this is a sign that this is no ordinary puppy... maybe this is one special puppy, we should give him a special name... now what was that dog's name? Bravery? Confidence? COURAGE! Yeah let's name him "Courage Jr." Yeah, looks too much like his father."
The puppy looks up at the farmer and screams real loud. The farmer continues, "Yep... so much like his daddy..."
(4 months later)
The little puppy wears a collar with pride that reads "Courage Jr." As the months went by, Courage Jr. would engage in normal play puppies his age would play and on some nights he would watch scary movies in the owner's house because he was curious about them... but would end up screaming in fright each time.
One night before Courage Jr. went to bed, he askes his mother, "Mama... what was daddy like and where is he?" Junior's mother who isn't properly named yet then replies, "Your father was a great dog, back when his owners were alive he would protect them from all sorts of freaky deaky monsters despite how cowardly he was, he always knew there's something fishy goin' on here, or his name is Stinky Looloo, and thank goodness it's not... plus he did alot of things for love. He left us saying that being with us will put us in danger, I do not know what that meant but I believed him... he did keep a journal about all the things he encountered but I forgot where he put it. Courage Jr. then replies, "Well mommy I want to grow up just like daddy and not only have a loving owner like Muriel Bagg but protect you all from the scary monsters... " Junior looks in the mirror and not having seen his reflection before screams and faints. Junior's mom just roles her eyes.
One day, Courage Jr. strayed away from the other puppies and was playing with a ball. But then he sees a pink blurr whiz by him. Then as he catches up to whatever he saw, Junior sees a book on the ground. The book is called "Courage's Journal". Junior picks it up and says to himself, "According to mama, daddy dealt with supernatural beings as they constantly attacked the town and his owners. I might use this if it means living up to his name."
As Courage Jr. puts the book inside "pocket space", he hears a strange sound coming from the kennel. He sees his mother is tied up while something is putting the puppies in a sack. It was a fox who wears oval-shaped sunglasses that hide his big, bulging eyes and he spoke in a Cajun accent. The fox then says to himself, "I can't wait till I get me some puppy stew in mah belly... looks like I missed one!" Junior then screams really loud and tries to hide from the Cajun Fox but the fox caught him. The fox then looks at him and says, "Hey you cute lil' puppy dog! You look familiar... HEY YOU LOOK LIKE THAT RASCAL WHO STOPPED ME FROM MAKIN' MY CAJUN GRANNY STEW ALL THEM YEARS AGO! You will be the main course tonight since you look like that "stoopid dog"."
Courage Jr. then realizes according to the Journal that this was the "Cajun Fox", the same one who tried to cook Muriel into his "Cajun Granny Stew". Courage then feels something in him as he snarls and shouts, "MY DADDY IS NO STOOPID DOG! LET MY SIBLINGS GO!" Cajun Fox then replies, "Oh no no no no lil' puppy dog, thems my main ingredients for my cajun puppy stew! What would you do if I refuse?"
Junior then frees himself from the fox and bites his tail real hard. Then the fox started screaming in pain. This bought enough time for the puppies in the sack to escape and they all strike back at the fox by biting his tail. The excitement was enough to wake up the owners of the puppy farm and the minute the Cajun Fox sees the farmer with a pitchfork, he pulls out a white flag as he said, "I surrender! I think I should be a vegetarian from now on!"
Later that night, Courage Jr. is sleeping with his mother and all the puppies on the farm as they recognized him as their hero. Then the farmer gives him a huge bowlful of alpo dog food as a huge reward for his brav... I mean his "courage".
The Next Morning. Courage Jr. wakes up and sees a a seven year old hispanic girl sporting thick-framed eyeglasses and has a beautymark under her left eye, she has long black hair and she's wearing a blue dress with a red shirt under it and sandals. The girl smiles heavily as she sees Junior and she says to her father, "Daddy I'd like that one please, he looks so special!" Junior's eyes widen and he says to himself, "Special? I'm special? Wow!"
Junior's mother then says to him, "Well son, looks like you got your wish, you're going to live up to your father's reputation, you got a nice owner, now with a little practice you'll be able to protect them from monsters like your father did." Courage Jr. then says, "I'll make you and my siblings proud mommy."
The girl then adopts Courage Jr. as her father drives the car back to the big city that is far away from Nowhere... the city of Somewhere!
The girl shows Junior his new bed and she says to her, "Oh, my name is Edna, Edna Esmeralda Espinoza! Oh you are such the cutest thing." Then Edna hugs a very happy Courage Jr.. Junior thinks to himself, "Now I must know how daddy felt when he was with Muriel... umm is there a Eustace in the house?' Then all of a sudden Edna's older brother Eric shows up and says, "Hey stoopid dog, here's a housewarming present for you!" Then he puts on a scary mask and shouts, "BOOGA BOOGA BOOGA!"
Courage Jr. then screams very loud and then Edna retaliates by throwing a pillow at him and he says, "Owww... what did I do?" Then as Eric walks away, Edna continues hugging a very happy Courage Jr. unaware of the high percentage of weirdness in the city of Somewhere and a mysterious figure can be seen in puddles and wherever water can be seen at.
Chapter 2: The Ghost of the Chicken from Outer Space
A nearby farmer sees what appears to be an abandoned Space craft. Then the space craft starts glowing and a loud clucking sound was uttered. Then a ghostly apparition rises out of the craft and scares the farmer away. The ghostly apparition reveals itself to be THE GHOST OF THE CHICKEN FROM OUTER SPACE!
The chicken remembered how he lost to "the stoopid dog" twice and how his son was unable to avenge him. So he flies to the Bagge Farm to continue his revenge. However he discovers the Bagge Farm is no more and starts swearing in it's language.
Then the chicken sees a KFC truck drive by and decides to follow it as well as destroy the KFC it belonged to. The truck ended up in the city of Somewhere...
Edna and her classmates/best friends Rachel and Jennifer are on their way to "John R. Dilworth Elementary School" talking about their Halloween costumes for tomorrow night. Unaware to the three, Courage Jr. follows them seeing as he doesn't like to be away from Edna for a long time so he goes to the school with them.
Rachel says to Edna, "I wonder if the rumors of a "Toilet Hanako" haunting the school bathrooms is true?" Jenny then asks, "Who?" Rachel continues, "Hanako is a young girl who attended a Elementary school back in the 80's. But one horrible day while using toilet stall number 4, she discovers she ran out of toilet paper and is now stuck on the bathroom, however 4 minutes later... a meteor crushes the entire girls restroom with her still stuck in stall number 4... Some say she haunts toilets and can teleport to toilet to toilet and haunts her victims, so next time you use a restroom that she happens to haunt... be sure to flush...OR ELSE!"
Edna then says, "Nah, it's some story the teachers made up to scare us into flushing just just like the story about what would happen if the stone slab of King Rhamses was ever stolen."
Junior feels like going to "the little puppy's room" So he finds himself in the girls restroom and does his business. Junior then says, "Thank goodness Edna made me housebroken... uh oh! No toilet paper!" Just then, Junior sees a 10 year old girl with Reddish shoulder-lenght hair, warm reddish eyes, and a beautiful heart-shaped face. She is dressed in a traditional High School sailor suit and is floating next to Junior. She giggles and hands him a roll of toilet paper and says, "HOWDY HO!"
Junior slowly wipes himself then screams as loud as his father does and runs off. The ghost girl then cries and asks, "Why does this happen everytime I help someone? I just want some friends! boo hoo!"
Junior then runs and soon he bumps into Professor Di Lung, Edna's science teacher. Junior runs off and Di Lung then says, "Watch where you going ya foo'!" And then Junior bumps into Edna, Rachel and Jennifer see the puppy and then they smile as they pet him, Rachel then says, "Awww, so that's the puppy you told us about, he's so cute! But why is he scared?".
Edna is shocked and says to Junior, "JUNIOR! What are you doing here!" Junior then makes sounds alot like his father to try to explain what happened then he shapeshifts into Hanako then back to himself. Edna then says, "Junior... I know you can talk... so start talking!" Junior then says, "I saw the ghost Edna! Belive me!" Edna then says, "Hmm... I guess the pressure of me going to school makes you see things when you're by yourself, But you can't be seen here, dogs aren't allowed in school." Rachel then says, "Yeah, we got to attend Professor Di Lung's class in a few minutes. Jennifer then gets a idea and puts her coat on Junior and a baseball cap on his head. Edna then asks Jennifer, "Umm what are you doing?" Jennifer replies, "We can't have the little guy be by himself, if he dresses up as a human boy, he can pass as one and therefore he can be with us until we figure out what to do the next school day. Edna just rolls her eyes and says, "Well come along Junior."
Meanwhile Eric, Edna's brother is writing graffiti on the bathroom wall that reads, "Principal Katz is a..." but then he sees a apparition appear out of a toilet. Eric falls on the floor in fear and then is relieved when he sees something else, Then he says, "Oh good, I thought you were that stupid Hanako ghost mr. chicken ghost... chicken ghost? Oh noooooooo..."
So Junior and the girls attend Professor Di Lung's class, the professor then says to his students, "Hello students, Just to let you know I plan to have vacation in "Hollowwood" and make it big there so study away." Then Di Lung decides to leave the class but he slips on a banana peel and as the students laugh he just says, ""Watch where you going ya foo'!"
Before the students can react to their unusual teacher, Eric shows up and then with a red glow on his eyes he starts chasing Junior while making what sounds like clucking sounds. Junior is then running away with fear as Edna follows Eric while shouting, "Eric I know you dislike Courage Jr. but this is uncalled for! Leave my puppy alone!"
Junior then remembers a way to dispose of a chicken monster or one who acts like a chicken monster. So Junior then pulls out a packet and blows it into Eric's face who then spazes out and foams in the mouth.
Edna then grabs Eric and then says, "You know Eric if you keep this up, you'll find yourself in Military School or even worse... a extra in the next "High School Musical" movie!
As Courage Jr. sees Edna drag Eric away. He notices his packet reads "11 Herbs and Spices" And he shivers.
(5 in the morning)
As Edna sleeps, trying to forget about what happened in school and looking forward to Halloween. Junior hears grunting and groaning in Eric's room. Junior then creeps along but then he feels "nature calling" so he then crawls to the bathroom and well...
After Junior then does his "doggy business" like any good smart puppy would, he notices... the bathroom has no toilet paper! Junior then shivers in fear and this time it has nothing to do with monsters.
However As Junior notices the missing T.P., Toilet Hanako suddenly materializes and giggles and hands him a roll of toilet paper and says, "HOWDY H...!" Junior then covers Hanako's mouth and he says to her, "Not a good time miss ghost. Either there is something wrong with Edna's brother or my name isn't Segata Sanshiro... and it's definately not!" Hanako then giggles at Courage Jr. obscure Japanese joke as she huggles him and says, "Doggy!"
Junior then says, "Please Hanako, not now... Umm why are you here?" Hanako then tears up and says, "You don't know what it's like to be me... being a lonely ghost who everyone thinks is a menace. I just wanted friends... and you seem to be a very friendly doggy"
As Hanako is about to cry, Junior hands her a hankerchief with his initials stitched on it and he says to her, "How about this, you go back to school while I investigate the strange sounds coming from Eric's room. And I promise I will visit you at school tomorrow... deal?"
Hanako smiles and as she vanishes she says, "Deal!" and vanishes away.
Junior then continues crawling to Eric's room very stealth-like and peeping through a small hole he can't believe what he is seeing.
Junior watches Eric pulling his pants down and squatting down. Then suddenly, four eggs with red spots then drop into a egg carton. Junior shivers and gag as he thinks to himself, "Where are the eggs coming from? WHERE ARE THEY COMING FROM?" Junior then dashes to Edna's bedroom and reads Courage Sr.'s journal on what kind of creature possessed Eric.
"The Chicken from Outer Space"- A alien Chicken who came to earth to breed by forcing lifeforms to eat his eggs, once eaten the said lifeform will become a chicken. He tried to do this to the Bagges until I stopped him, then he returned for my head and ended up destroyed. Then his three headed son was sent to destroy me but I helped him out to make it look like he did the job, he hasn't contacted me since.
In the event of spectoral apparitions (i.e. ghosts) contact Shirley the Medium"
Junior then shivers and thinks, "How about I find a way to destroy those eggs before Edna eats them."
Junior then pictures Edna eating a egg and turning into a alien chicken who them cradles Courage in her wings... then swallows him whole. Junior then whimpers as he waits for Eric to sleep and when the time comes, he uses his "skeleton key" to break into the room and manages to grab the eggs while replacing them with red spotted tennis balls. But then all of a sudden a rat manages to sneak into the room and grabs a egg. Junior then says, "Go away! You don't want to eat that!"
The rat swallows it and then his eyes turn red and a blue rooster comb appears out of his head. Then the rat pounces on Junior and the two fight while Junior manages to smash the remaining three eggs. Then Eric wakes up and is covered head to toe in feathers and he joins the rat in attacking Junior. But then Junior manages to escape the room while Eric and the rat pursue him.
Junior then dashes out of the Apartment while holding the journal and continue being chased by Eric/Chicken and the "rat/chicken thingy". Fortunately it turned 6 in the morning and Eric and the rat then stop in their tracks and crow as the sun rises from the horizon.
Junior then rams into something and it appears to be a Caravan surrounded in mists. Then the door to the Caravan opens up and out comes out a short green Chihuahua dressed as a fortune teller. The fortune teller then asks Junior, if you're the paperboy then please stop throwing the papers as hard as you can, it's loud enough to wake the dead!"
Junior then shivers and notices the Caravan has a sign that reads "Shirley the Medium" and then Junior asks meekly, "Umm... are you Shirley the Medium?" "Shirley then asks Junior, "If you're here to ask me about my involvement in the last psychic convention I keep telling you, I wasn't the medium who contacted Gregori Rasputin for the winning lottery numbers!"
Junior tilts his head in confusion and then Shirley looks at him and says, "Dog... you look familiar... do you know a "Courage"?" Junior then smiles and says, "Yes, he is my father, my name is "Courage Junior" and my father's journal mentioned in the event of a ghost encounter I should contact you!"
Shirley then starts drinking some coffee and then she asks Junior, "Coffee?" Junior then replies, "No thanks, anyway it appears my owner (Shirley: Edna) has a mean brother who is..." Shirley then replies, "Possessed by a evil space chicken who plagued your father twice before sending his three headed son to attack him which he never succeeded."
Junior then replies, "Wow, you really are psychic... tell me something I don't know." Shirley just stares at him and says, "Your fly is open!" Junior squeals and zips up the fly area on his fur.
Shirley then pulls out her saxaphone and plays it for a bit and then tells him, "I got a vision that the chicken plans to contaminate Edna's school with his eggs and soon he will have a army to exact world conquest and revenge against your father... and Edna is in danger... take this!"
Junior is then handed a ancient bucket of "Major Portion's Fried Chicken" and Shirley tells him, "This is a ancient ghost trap that can trap any type of "poultrygeist" effectively as long as you read the special incantation that would exorcise the chicken out of the sap... I do not know why but your owner's brother has the same vibe as "the stupid one"... so I should call him "the stupid one" too!"
Junior then says, "Umm how much is the magic bucket Miss Shirley?" Shirley then says, "Actually this will be on me on the condition you return the bucket so I can study that phenominon, I mean I thought alien spirits were a product of "L. Ron Motherhubbard". Also if you seriously want to be like your father, come to my Caravan for some training sometime.
Junior then says, "Thank you Miss Shirley." Before Junior runs back to the school, Shirley then tells him, "Oh and word of advice little one, fight fire with fire and you would save "the other stupid one"."
A lightbulb then appears above Junior's head as he dashes back to the school. Unaware to Junior, the ghost of Grigori Rasputin materializes and says, "Shirley my comrade, this weeks' winning numbers are..." Shirley then quickly quiets him and says, "Not now Rasputin!"
Junior continue to dashes to the school until he goes to the restroom. Junior then drops a empty roll of toilet paper and says, "Oh my I ran out of T.P. what can I do?" Then Hanako materializes with a extra roll and to her suprise she hugs Junior and says, "Puppy! Did the lil' puppy need some T.P.?" Junior then replies, "Sorry but I thought it was the only way to contact you." Hanako then puts away the roll and says, "Geez Puppy, you could've just says, "Hanako, come out and play!" But I'll forgive you once... so what's up?"
Junior then says, "I need your help, the ghost of the chicken from outer space has possessed that meanie Eric and he plans to make eggs and if the kids eat the eggs they will be chickens and not only will Earth be doomed but they would try to destory me because of my father's heroics defeated the chicken the first two times... can you help me please?"
Hanako smiles and says, "Ok puppy!" So as Junior sneaks into the kitchen, he sees Eric "making eggs" and Hanako gets queasy from the sight. Eric then tells his "chicken/rat thingy sidekick" in his language. "Once breakfast for the humans start... we will have our recruits and this planet will be ours... and we will bring death to the dog and his kin." The rat nods in agreement.
As Eric walks away and the rat sleeps. Junior then says to Hanako, "Time to scramble some eggs!"
And with that, Junior then pulls out a mallet and smashes most of them and Hanako tosses them into the walls.
After breaking all of them, Junior the says to Hanako, "That's all of them, now let's go find the chi..." Then the rat sees them and clucks as it dashes towards Junior. But then Junior suddenly sees a fearsome oversized mouse with a anchor tattoo grab the mouse and pounded it into submission. Junior asks the mouse, "Who are you? Another enemy of my father's?" Then the mouse just laughs in a jolly way and puts his shoulder on Junior and says to him, "Kid, I know your dad, he's a great dog, years ago he saved me from one of Eustace Bagge's mousetraps and now once in a while I rearrange the faces of those creeps who plague him. Anyway I gotta go! The name's Charlie Mouse but you can call me Mr. Mouse! C'ya!" And with that, "Mr. Mouse" jumps into a sewer drain.
Hanako then says to Junior, "What a nice mouse... now what do we do with the rat?" Junior then places him in the chicken bucket.
But then Eric pounces on Courage Junior and reveals himself to be 100% chicken. Eric/Chicken then strangles Junior and says in his language, "If I couldn't kill your father, I will destroy you instead... DIE DOG!"
Hanako turns red in the face and so she summons all the water from the kitchen sinks and forms the water into a ball. Hanako then fires the blast at Eric/chicken till he is in place while Junior reads out the incantation:
"Hullabaloo, and howdy doo! Musty prawns, and Timbucktu! Yeltsy-bee, and hibberty-hoo! Kick 'em in the dishpan! Hoo hoo hoo!"
Then Eric screams as the chicken's ghost leaves his body. Hanako then shouts out, "Puppy-dog! NOW!" Then Junior opens the magic bucket of Major Portion's Fried Chicken and it sucks the Chicken into it and sealing it shut. Eric is then returned back to normal.
Junior then does a little victory dance and Hanako hugs him and sighs. Junior then smiles and says to her, "Thank you so much for helping me, is there anything I can do to repay you?" Hanako smiles and says, "Well I would like a friend lil' puppy!" Hanako just scratches behind Junior's ears.
Eric wakes up and says, "Geez that *hiccup* makes me sick." Eric then puts on a scary mask and goes "booga booga *hiccup* booga!" Junior then screams and hides under a wooden floor. Hanako then turns to Eric and says to him, "Now that isn't nice, he saved your sorry tushie, cover your eyes "puppy"."
Hanako then makes a horrifying scary face, complete with a long tounge and fangs. Eric then says, "I just wet myself... but at least my hiccups are gone...MOMMMY!" And with that Eric runs home without looking back.
Junior then comes out of hiding and says to Hanako, at least my owner's brother got what's coming to him, let me walk you back to your bathroom, I got to return this bucket to Madam Shirley.
Hanako then asks Junior, "Say Junior, you mentioned him now and then, the nice mouse mentioned him, and the alien chicken ghost was after him but... who was your father "Courage Sr."? Junior then replies, "Well he's a very good dog, but he left my family for fear that supernatural creatures would go after us, well while he's gone, I got to take over for him in defending those who creep in the night and cause horrible supernatural misdeeds... except for you, you're a good ghost." Hanako giggles and scratches behind Junior's ears again.
After Junior returns Hanako to the girls' restroom and walks back home, he fails to notice he is being watched by a mysterious figure can be seen in puddles and wherever water can be seen at. The figure makes a giggle when she sees Junior.
TO BE CONTINUED...