Bear and Shark get paranormal indigestion.
By Kevin Corrigan, Caldwell Tanner & Owen Parsons
EXT. SCENIC BUTTERFLY MEADOW
STEVE hops back and forth among the butterflies, waving a
big butterfly net & laughing.
Behind him, BEAR enters with his own "butterfly net" - SHARK
tied to the end of a pole, mouth wide. Bear scoops Steve up
into Shark's mouth. Shark swallows. Bear & Shark high-five.
Title Card: BEARSHARK!
Bear & Shark stand around idly. Bear checks his watch, nods
in surprise. They walk offscreen. Beat. A STEVE GHOST with
wispy tail floats across the scene after them. Spooky music
Bear and Shark sit on the bus next to an OLD WOMAN. Bear
reads a financial magazine. Shark listens to his headphones.
EXT. BEARSHARK HOME
Bus pulls away. Bear & Shark approach their home: a sensible
split-level waterside cave.
INT. BEARSHARK HOME
Bear drops keys on the table. Shark flops down on the couch
and turns on the TV. Bear opens his DIARY and starts
writing. Reverse: It's all messy scribbles and paw prints.
As Shark flips through channels, the TV lands on an eerie
glowing green screen. Shark presses buttons angrily, but it
doesn't change. Ghost Steve's face appears on the TV. Shark,
frozen, drops the remote.
Shark points to the TV & gestures to Bear, frightened. Bear
laughs, then mocks him for being afraid. Ghost Steve floats
up out of the TV screen. Both Bear and Shark stare at him,
tight-lipped & wide-eyed. Ghost Steve holds his arms up
menacingly. Shark rises up behind him & slams his jaws shut
around Ghost Steve. Shark and Bear chuckle.
Suddenly, Shark is possessed by GREEN GHOSTLY ENERGY. His
eyes turn white. He floats into the air. Bear taps on him
curiously. Shark's head rotates 360°. Bear shakes his head -
"That's not right."
Shark SLAMS into Bear, then PINBALLS around the room,
smacking into walls & wrecking things. He lands on Bear in a
heap. Ghost Steve rises up out of Shark's body and cackles.
Bear and Shark SCREAM!
Bear and Shark dash into another room, slam the door, and
stack heavy furniture against it. As they stack, Ghost Steve
enters, floating directly through the wall. Bear & Shark
scream again as Ghost Steve closes in on them. They
frantically unstack furniture barring the door, but still
take care to put the furniture back in its original place.
Bear hangs a picture back on the wall crookedly. Shark
points it out, disapproving. Bear rolls his eyes and
straightens it in time to see GHOST STEVE IS ALMOST UPON
THEM. Bear and Shark CRASH through both the picture and wall
behind it, smashing through multiple walls as they flee into
Bear and Shark run up to a closet door marked "Storeroom"
and rush inside, slamming the door after them. Beat. Bear
and Shark kick the closet back open wearing GHOSTBUSTER GEAR
confidently. Ghost Steve looks worried. Bear and Shark aim
their proton packs at Steve & pull the trigger...
Nothing happens. Bear holds up a "just a minute" claw and
produces a HUGE PROTON PACK INSTRUCTION MANUAL. He puts on
tiny reading glasses as he flips through it with Shark. As
they read, their packs glow with GREEN GHOSTLY ENERGY,
levitate up, and OPEN FIRE on Shark and Bear. Reveal: Ghost
Steve is controlling the packs. Bear and Shark dance to
avoid the beams, and flee.
Ghost Steve floats into another room, searching. Reveal Bear
and Shark standing alone, disguised as SHEET GHOSTS, sipping
coffee. They wave casually to Steve as he floats by. Steve
waves back. Beat. Steve floats back to Bear and Shark and
holds up a photo of Bear & Shark and gestures "Have you seen
them?" Bear holds his arms up as if to say "I dunno,"
revealing his lower body and arms. Bear and Shark realize
their mistake, and bolt as Steve pursues them.
They come to a DEAD END. Steve closes in on Bear and Shark.
As he approaches, he begins laughing & morphing into a BIG
SCARY MONSTER GHOST. Bear and Shark are petrified. In an
X-Ray view, we see their hearts beating rapidly (along with
random items & Steve's bones in Shark's stomach.) Their
hearts have little faces with matching scared expressions.
The hearts clutch their chests, and fall over, dead.
Back in opaque world, Bear and Shark freeze, and fall
stiffly to the ground. Steve returns to his normal form and
laughs maniacally. He's finally won. A single GHOSTLY CLAW
taps on his shoulder. Steve turns to find...
GHOST BEAR and GHOST SHARK hovering behind him. Steve slowly
stops laughing, crosses his arms, and makes a frustrated
"aw, man" face. Bear and Shark each stick a straw in Ghost
Steve & slurp him up. They grin & try high five, but their
hands pass through each other. They hesitate, confused. They
wave their hands at each other, still not connecting.
Title Card: BEARSHARK!
Next time on BearShark:
STEVE snoozes on an inner tube in the middle of the lake.
BOAT NOISE. Steve looks up to see BEAR IN SUNGLASSES racing
towards him on a motorboat. Steve inhales deeply and DIVES
underwater. Bear's boat passes by overhead, trailing a line
in the water behind it.
Steve resurfaces and jeeringly laughs at Bear for missing
him. He notices the line rising up in the water just in time
to be confused as...
SHARK ON WATERSKIS bursts out of the water underneath him
and swallows him in one gulp. Shark hits a jump and leaps
over a TANK OF SNAPPING FONZIES.
Title Card: BEARSHARK!