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  • (It is a dark and stormy night at Dexter's house; zoom into one of the windows then fade to black; following a lightning flash, the camera is inside a fishbowl; a goldfish, named Fishy, swims by)
  • Dee Dee: Look at him swim!
  • Dexter: He's fat.
  • Dee Dee: Let's make him do tricks!
  • Dexter: Loop-de-loop!
  • (Fishy performs a loop-de-loop and turns around)
  • Dee Dee: Rollover!
  • (Fishy spins his body then turns around)
  • Dexter: Play dead.
  • (Fishy pretends to die by closing his eyes and is belly up; he floats to the surface as he frowns)
  • Dee Dee: Drive a car!
  • (Fishy swims off to the left and drives by in a small red car to the right; he comes back in holding a black top hat)
  • Dexter: Work magic!
  • (Fishy pulls a rabbit out of the hat)
  • Dee Dee: Do my homework!
  • (Fishy puts on a pair of glasses similar to Dexter; he then writes Dee Dee's name and the math problem "2+2=4" on a sheet of loose leaf paper)
  • (As Dexter and Dee Dee give Fishy commands, he swims back and forth doing them, frowning while doing so)
  • Dee Dee: Iron my clothes!
  • Dexter: Clean my lab!
  • Dee Dee: Dress my dolly!
  • Dexter: Calculate this equation!
  • Mom: Kids!
  • (The exhausted Fishy returns to the middle of the bowl; pull back to Mom coming in from the left)
  • Mom: It's almost bedtime!
  • Dee Dee: Look, Mom! We can make Fishy do tricks!
  • (Fishy suddenly dies for real and floats up to the surface; his eyes are replaced with two black X's)
  • Dexter: Oh, look! He's doing what now -- playing dead! Okay, Fishy, now roll over!
  • (Fishy doesn't respond; Dexter looks despondent at the deceased goldfish while Mom and Dee Dee look in shock; Mom then places a black sheet over Fishy's corpse as the piece "Taps" plays in the background)
  • (Fade to black, then lightning strike to the bathroom; the whole family is in there, with Dad carrying the fishbowl and looking sad while the others are still in shock; Dee Dee reaches toward the light switch and turns it on; cut to Dad, then pan down to the fishbowl)
  • Dad: What can we say about our beloved Fishy?
  • Dee Dee: Not much. We only had him for one day.
  • Dexter: Silence, woman!
  • Dee Dee: Oh yeah? Will you just listen to me?
  • Dexter: Shut up!
  • Dee Dee: No, you shut up!
  • Dexter: You shut up!
  • Dee Dee: He was my Fishy too!
  • Dexter: Shut up!
  • Dad: Kids! (Dexter and Dee Dee look at him, the latter with beady eyes) Is this how you want Fishy to remember you, bickering like ninnies?
  • Dexter and Dee Dee: No...
  • Dad: Fishy is your responsibility, kids. It's your job to send him on his way to the sewer beyond.
  • (Lightning flashes, then cut to The Sewer Beyond; a horde of deceased animals are shown; they all are seen smiling)
  • Dad: That's where all small less-significant pets go when they, uh...
  • Dee Dee: Run out of batteries?
  • Dad: That's a nice way to put it, Dee Dee.
  • Dexter: What happens in The Sewer Beyond?
  • Dad: They can do whatever they want, all day!
  • (Dad daydreams of Fishy playing golf; Mom daydreams of Fishy being a cook; Dee Dee daydreams of Fishy being a ballet dancer; Dexter daydreams of Fishy doing his math homework; Dad hands the fishbowl to Dexter)
  • Dad: (on the brink of crying) I'm sorry kids. It was just Fishy's time to go.
  • (He starts crying; Mom looks at him then gives Dad a hug)
  • Dad: I can't face myself.
  • (He walks away while continuing to cry)
  • Mom: Don't worry, kids, We'll get you a new goldfish in the morning.
  • Dexter and Dee Dee: But, Mom...
  • Mom: Yes?
  • Dexter: What do we do with Fishy?
  • Mom: Well, that's simple, kids...
  • (She walks away, then cut to an extreme close-up of her face)
  • Mom: (in a slow, distorted voice) Flush him!
  • (Lightning cut to the inside of the toilet; the top opens up; Dexter and Dee Dee look inside)
  • Dexter: This is very unprofessional.
  • Dee Dee: Yucky!
  • Dexter: Not to mention the hygienic implications. (He prepares to drop Fishy into the toilet) Oh, well. That's it.
  • Dee Dee: Dexter, we can't put Fishy in... there.
  • (They look at the toilet bowl)
  • Dexter: But we're supposed to!
  • (He drops Fishy into the toilet; Dee Dee quickly catches the corpse)
  • Dee Dee: Dexter! Don't!
  • (She holds Fishy away from Dexter and places her other hand on his face to stop him from reaching for the goldfish)
  • Dexter: Hey, give it back!
  • Dee Dee: No way, José. I'm going to put Fishy up here where you can't reach him.
  • (Dexter tries to reach for Fishy, but can't)
  • Dexter: No fair.
  • Dee Dee: Time for beddy-bye. We'll give Fishy a decent burial in the garden tomorrow.
  • (She pushes Dexter out of the bathroom then turns the lights off; lightning flashes again as the camera zooms into Fishy's body; his spirit comes to life; lightning cut to Dexter's room; he hides under his sheets)
  • Dexter: *voiceover* Dexter, get a grip on yourself. (He calms down) Lightning is not scary. It is simply the phenomenon caused by a surplus of electrons being attracted downward by Earth's protons. (He smiles) It is no more than a big wet demonstration of static cling.
  • (He breaths a sigh of relief and takes his glasses off; cut to his poster of Albert Einstein, then to his Major Glory action figure, and to Fishy's soul)
  • Dexter: Good night, Einstein. Good night, Major Glory. Good night, ghost of dead Fishy.
  • (He goes to sleep, but wakes up shortly after; he and Dee Dee run out of their rooms and go into each others' room; they repeat two more times then bump into each other)
  • Dexter: Dee Dee, did you also see that slimy disgusting spookfish that just nearly killed me?
  • Dee Dee: No. I just like to run around and scream real loud!
  • (Short pause, as Dee Dee looks ahead while Dexter frowns)
  • Dee Dee: *mocking tone* What's the matter, Dexter? Are you scared of a bit of itty-bitty Fishy? Oooh, I'm really scared. We must be one of those menacing goldfish.
  • (Pan up to Fishy's soul floating over Dee Dee's head)
  • Dexter: Uh, uh, uh...
  • Dee Dee: *singsong voice* Dexter is a fraidy cat, Dexter is a--
  • (She stops teasing and opens her eyes; Fishy's soul flies toward Dee Dee and kisses her then flies away)
  • Dee Dee: I've been kissed by a dead fish!
  • Dexter: See, I told you.
  • Dee Dee: You know what this means, don't ya!
  • Dexter: No.
  • Dee Dee: *quietly, then loudly* That means... suit up!
  • (Dexter grins as his eyes turn into stars; lightning cut to the Apparition Containment in Dexter's Laboratory; Dexter's shadow looms over the door; in Dee Dee's room, she looms over her toy chest; in the apparition compartment, Dexter puts on his Ghost Capture Unit and activates the gun; inside Dee Dee's toy chest, there is a fishing pole; Dexter activates the trigger on his laser gun, charging it up; Dee Dee cuts a piece of paper with some scissors; Dexter puts the Ghost Capture Unit on his back like a bookbag while the camera spins around him; Dee Dee reels her fishing pole up; finally, cut to Dexter, his glasses shining)
  • Dexter: Who you gonna call?
  • (Cut to outside Dexter's door; Dexter peeks outside, looks around, closes the door, then kicks it back open)
  • Dexter: All right, who wants a taste?!
  • (Zoom out; no response; lightning cut to Dexter sneaking down the hallway feeling uneasy; Fishy's soul is seen on one of the photos; Dexter notices the ghost and tries to zap it; Fishy moves out of the way, making the laser blast a hole in the picture; Fishy flies over Dexter, to which he responds by shooting at the ceiling; as before, the laser blast misses Fishy and a piece of the ceiling falls on Dexter's face)
  • (Lightning cut; Dexter is still in the hallway with bruises on his face and his glasses slightly broken; he walks toward Dee Dee's room door; Dee Dee pops up in front of him with a white sheet over her body, giving off the impression of a ghost)
  • Dee Dee: Hi, Dexter!
  • (Dexter unprovokedly fires his ray gun; the three shots aimed at Dee Dee all miss; Dee Dee moves her sheet to reveal her true self)
  • Dee Dee: Dexter, it's me, Dee Dee!
  • Dexter: What are you doing in that spook get-up?!
  • Dee Dee: I was going to scare the ghost.
  • Dexter: That's dumb.
  • Dee Dee: It is not.
  • (Dexter sits on the ground and starts sobbing)
  • Dexter: We're never going to catch him!
  • (He cries for a brief moment, then smiles)
  • Dexter: Wait, I've got it. Follow me!
  • (He races into his room; Dee Dee peeks inside)
  • Dee Dee: Dexter...?
  • (Dexter pulls out a bag of Yummy Gummy Worms)
  • Dexter: Eureka!
  • (Lightning cut; Fishy is floating around the hallway; he notices a gummy worm on the rug; it flies away and Fishy goes after it; after rounding a corner, Fishy notices a pile of gummy worms and eats them; pull back to Dee Dee readying a fishing net)
  • Dexter: Dee Dee, now!
  • (She swings the net, catching Fishy)
  • Dee Dee: I got him!
  • (Dexter fires his capturing laser at Fishy, knocking Dee Dee aside; Fishy is then vacuumed into the Ghost Capture Unit, with a bar reading "OCCUPIED" on the back; Dexter rubs the sweat off his head)
  • Dexter: Whew. Good job, Dee Dee. Now we can rest in peace. Dee Dee?
  • (Dee Dee is seen gobbling the rest of the gummy worms; Dexter looks on then gently slaps his cheek in disgust; Dee Dee slurps in the last gummy worm then rubs her stomach)
  • Dee Dee: Always brush your teeth after a meal!
  • Dexter: Whatever, sister. This genius is going to bed.
  • (Cut to the outside; the thunderstorm is still going on; zoom into the bathroom; the lights turn on as Dee Dee walks over to the sink; she picks up her toothbrush, coats it with toothpaste, then starts brushing; as she does so, the toilet bowl opens and the bathroom has an orange tint surrounding it; Dee Dee looks in the mirror and drops her toothbrush)
  • (Inside Dexter's room, he is sleeping soundly; he hides in his blanket)
  • Dee Dee: *ghostly voice* Dexter! Dexter! Where are you?! Help me! Help me!
  • Dexter: Dee Dee, are you playing tricks? (shakes fearfully) Hiding in the closet trying to scare me?
  • Dee Dee: *ghostly voice* Dexter! The toilet! The toilet!
  • (Dexter races to the bathroom to find Dee Dee's feet sticking out of the toilet; she is then flushed down the toilet)
  • Dexter: Dee Dee!
  • (He watches in horror as Dee Dee spins down the toilet)
  • Dexter: No! Dee Dee, come back! (Pull back; Dexter's head is in the toilet) Dee Dee, I'm ordering you to come out of this toilet!
  • (The shower suddenly comes on; an apparition Dee Dee can be seen through the running water)
  • Dee Dee: Dexter, help me! I am trapped in The Sewer Beyond!
  • Dexter: No, you're not! I just saw you go down the toilet!
  • Dee Dee: Listen to me! There's lots of bad fishys and stuff here and they won't let me go! They won't rest until Fishy is on the other side! You've got to flush Fishy, Dexter!
  • (Dexter struggles to reach for Fishy's body)
  • Dexter: Can't reach! It's no use -- my arms, they are too short!
  • Dee Dee: Come on, genius boy. Figure it out!
  • (Dexter eyes a toilet plunger and grabs it; he reaches it down the toilet and pulls Dee Dee out; Dee Dee's apparition is pulled into the shower and physically comes out of the toilet)
  • Dexter: Dee Dee! Flush the fish, now!
  • (Dee Dee grabs Fishy's body and flushes it down the toilet; the two siblings watch with swirling eyes)
  • Dee Dee: Whew. I'm sure glad that's over.
  • (The toilet starts bubbling like a cauldron)
  • Dee Dee: Huh?
  • (A tentacle comes out of the toilet and grabs Dee Dee)
  • Dexter: Look out! Egad!
  • Dee Dee: Help me! Dexter, it's pulling me back, and they're angry, Dexter, real angry!
  • (Dexter pulls on the plunger)
  • Dexter: Why?! We flushed the stupid fish!
  • Dee Dee: Its soul, Dexter. It's still in the trap!
  • (Cut to Dexter's room; his Ghost Capture Unit shakes with the word "WARNING" flashing on the black bar; back in the bathroom, Dexter is still trying to pull Dee Dee from the tentacle's grasp)
  • Dee Dee: Do something!
  • (Dexter turns his head and sees the fishing rod laying on the bathroom floor; he reaches, but manages to pick the fishing rod up)
  • Dee Dee: Help!
  • (Dexter prepares, then casts the fishing line; the hook flies through various rooms in the house and to Dexter's room, where it presses the "Open" button on Dexter's Ghost Capture Unit; Fishy's soul is released, and it flies to the bathroom; Dexter and Dee Dee move out of the way as Fishy's soul flies toward the toilet; inside, Fishy happily goes down The Sewer Beyond as he departs into the afterlife)
  • (Dexter and Dee Dee, both of whom are washed up are on the floor in shock; Dad opens the bathroom door)
  • Dad: How many times have I told you?
  • (Dexter and Dee Dee look at him and blink)
  • Dad: Early morning is Daddy's special bathroom privacy time.
  • (A flash occurs; Dad has glowing eyes with slit pupils and sharp teeth; he laughs maniacally as it fades to black)
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