It's love at first bite. Our new series for the Nintendo 3DS!
By Kevin Corrigan, Caldwell Tanner & Owen Parsons
EXT. OCEAN STEVE, 20s, boogie boards. He rides a wave, then paddles out to do it again. He catches another wave, but-Oh shit! BEAR is riding SHARK like a boogie board right behind him. The two bite furiously as they gain on Steve. Just as they're about to eat him, a hand reaches down and yanks Steve up to safety on a pier. BEVERLY, way cute, breathes a sigh of relief with Steve. Shark leaps straight up out of the water. Bear wields Steve's boogie board like a baseball bat. He slams Shark at Steve and Beverly like a home run. Right on the moment of impact- FREEZE FRAME. TITLE CARD: BEAR-SHARK! Shark flies toward Beverly in a slow motion spiral. Steve pulls Beverly out of harm's away. Their eyes catch each other and they instantly fall in love. Behind them, still in slow-motion, Shark falls to the pier. He squirms like a fish out of water and bites at them. They walk off off. Note: From here on Steve and Beverly mostly ignore bear and shark. They are unfazed by the attacks. EXT. BEACH Steve is burying Beverly in the sand and sculpting a mermaid tail for her. A REAL FISH TAIL pops out of the sand-tail and waves around. Steve is confused. The rest of the sand comes off. REVEAL shark has Beverly in his mouth from the waist down. Steve yanks Beverly out. Shark lunges for them, but falls face first into the hole Beverly was in. He waves his tail, but is stuck. Steve and Beverly laugh, then hold hands. EXT. CITY - FORTUNE TELLER Beverly wants to go in. Steve decides "aw what the heck." INT. FORTUNE TELLER ROOM Beverly and Steve stare into a crystal ball as FORTUNE TELLER waves her arms around, mystically. Smoke clears in the ball. Bear can be seen inside. REVEAL Bear's head is actually inside the ball. He stands up, lifting the table with him. Beverly and Steve are startled and flee. Bear, still wearing table, pursues them off-screen. The Fortune Teller clears her throat. Beat. Bear returns and opens his wallet, gives the fortune teller a dollar. Fortune teller points to a "$5" sign. Bear grumbles, gives her four more dollars. EXT. CITY - RAINING Steve puts his jacket over a puddle on the ground for Beverly. Shark immediately chomps down on the jacket from inside the puddle. Steve and Beverly walk around him as Shark chokes on jacket. EXT. THEME PARK - CARNIVAL GAME Steve and Beverly see a MILK BOTTLE GAME. REVEAL Shark working the game, disguised as a carnie with hat, mustache and cane. Steve throws the ball at the bottles, knocking over all but one. Shark bumps the stand so the last bottle falls over and congratulates Steve. He holds out Steve's prize. It is Bear, disguised as a teddy bear. Beverly signals that she doesn't want it, and that Shark should give it to a nearby ORPHAN KID instead. Orphan Kid takes bear. Bear begrudgingly eats him. EXT. STREET Steve and Beverly ride a tandem bike. Bear and Shark try to follow on a tandem bike, but shark's fins can't reach the peddles. They wobble and fall into the bushes. Bear and Shark pop up from the shrubs in time to see Steve kneel down in front of Beverly & propose. Beverly blushes, nods. They embrace. Bear and Shark look sad and sulk off. EXT. PIER We hear wedding bells. Pan down to see Steve and Beverly being married by a priest. The priest gestures for them to kiss. Tight shot on Beverly smiling. Steve goes in for a kiss. Beverly pulls back her veil, then pulls off her face to reveal she was BEAR THE WHOLE TIME. Bear unzips the rest of his Beverly costume. Steve's jaw drops in terror. Jetski noise. Steve spins in time to see Shark and ANOTHER BEAR pull up on a jetski. Shark unzips Another Bear's costume, revealing Beverly! Steve reaches in her direction, as if you say "Oh no! My love is in danger!" Beverly turns to Shark and MAKES OUT with him on the jetski. Steve tears up. Just as he starts crying, Bear abruptly shoves him off the pier. Shark leaps and catches Steve, still crying, inside his mouth. Shark and Bear high-five in one fluid motion. FREEZE FRAME. TITLE CARD APPEARS - BEAR SHARK! TITLE CARD: Next time on BEAR SHARK! EXT. ULTRA-TOKYO III GIANT BEAR ROBOT and GIANT SHARK ROBOT stand amidst the ruins of downtown. ANIME STEVE cowers below. INSERT: Split-screen of Bear and Shark in their cockpits powering up. The two robots transform into one single BearSharkbot a-la Voltron. Steve makes a HOW CAN THIS BE? face. Bearsharkbot picks up Steve and eats him very mechanically. END.