Cold Opening Edit
(As Bentley is on His computer, until His shoulder is tapped by a girl raccoon around His age.)
Elsie - You must be Bentley. I’m Elsie.
Bentley - Oh, Hello.
(In the Kitchen as Bentley’s family is eating Dinner...)
George - Is something wrong, son?
Bentley - Well, I have a wedding to go to.
(Inside the Evergreen Standard...)
Melissa - So, Who’s getting married?
Lisa - You won’t like it, Aunt Melissa.
Melissa - What?
(Cyril is flailing in a pile of foliage, Then the scene changes to outside Bentley's house as the guests are wearing tuxedos and dresses.)
Bentley - Elsie, Look out!
Main Story Edit
(The scene opens to where Bentley is outside walking home, holding his computer. the title “Bentley’s Wedding!“ appears and vanishes in four seconds)
Narrator - As most kids look forward to the weekend and their futures, little Bentley is still thinking about which college He’ll go to. (opens His computer and checks it)
Bentley - Hmm. Not many to choose from.
Narrator - ...And he still is. (Bentley glares at the screen, like he’s looking at the Narrator, then goes back.) Sorry. (A shadow approaches Bentley, then playfully vanishes when Bentley looks left or right. then Bentley’s shoulder is tapped by a raccoon’s paw, Bentley notices a girl raccoon around Bentley’s age.)
Girl Raccoon - Hello.
Bentley - Yikes! (Jumps out) What are you—? My computer! (frantically checks it.) Whew... It’s not damaged.
Girl Raccoon - You must be Bentley.
Bentley - Yeah. to know my name, you must be from my school.
Girl Raccoon - I’m Elsie. sorry I scared you.
Bentley - It's okay. Do You like computers as well?
Elsie - Yes, but my parents don't like them. They say it distracts Me from... the family business.
Bentley - Family business?
Elsie - Yes. (gives a folded piece of paper to Bentley.) Open it when you get home. (Runs off as Bentley looks at the paper with a bewildered look.)
(The screen fades in to Sneer Mansion, where Cyril is looking at a checklist.)
Cyril - Hmm. dining room, clean. kitchen, spotless. music room, good. juice bar, all essentials intact. greenhouse, more than enough foliage to cover a town statue. foliage?! Pigs! greenhouse! Tout suite! (The pigs come down.) Care to explain this?
Pig 1 - Uh... the growing vines?
Cyril - No, I was meaning the wilting violets. (Shouting) of course, I mean the vines! get them out of the greenhouse! and put it in the compost!
Pig 2 - Uh... compost? (Cyril screams in frustration as the scene changes to inside Bentley’s room.)
Bentley - Ah... OK. Now that I’m home... (pulls out the paper and unfolds it.) Huh? “Mr. Bentley Raccoon, you have fulfilled three of the five desired preferences. and the five preferences in particular are, 1. Must be around the same age as me. Not a month younger or older than me. 2. Must have a kind heart. 3. Must have no less than one extracurricular skill. 4. Must have a great degree of intelligence. 5. Must have a desire to make the future better for everyone. P.s. come to Forest Bowl at 11 AM.” Preferences...? Hmm.
Nicole - Lisa? Bentley? Dinner’s almost ready!
Bentley - OK, Mom! (Goes down the stairs.)
(In the dining room, everyone is having dinner, sliced burdock roots, of course, a worried Bentley is almost finished eating His share, which made His parents worry.)
George - Is something wrong, son?
Bentley - Huh?
George - You haven’t spoken since dinner started. Did something happen at school?
Bentley - Oh. a girl talked to Me after class, Dad.
Nicole - A girl talked to You?
Bentley - Um... yes?
George - Wow! Bentley, I’m proud of you. Your very first girlfriend.
Bentley - Girlfriend? Dad, I didn’t mean— (sighs) Never mind. Dad, If it's alright, I'll probably be going to the Forest Bowl at 11 in the morning.
George - Of course, You can go to the Forest Bowl, son. You don't have to ask for My permission. just as long as You tell Me, your mom or Lisa where You'll be going.
Bentley - Ok, Dad. (Walks to His room.) I'll be going to bed.
Nicole - It’s only 9 PM, son.
George - Son, don’t You want dessert?
Bentley - No, thank You. (He continues going up as Lisa looks up, worried.)
(The Scene changes to inside the Raccoondominium, where Ralph and Melissa are having dinner as Bert is asleep on the couch.)
Ralph - Melissa, It's got me to thinking.
Melissa - About what?
Ralph - Well, in the past few weeks, We didn’t have many special occasions. (Phone rings.)
Melissa - I'll get it. (Picks up the phone) Hello? Oh, Sure. It's for You, Ralph. (Gives the phone to Ralph.)
Ralph - Hello? Oh, George! what's going on? Huh? really? That’s something. OK. But, I'm sure Melissa's better at romantic advice than Me. OK, Bye. (Hangs up the phone as Bert stirs.) Well, Melissa. George told me Bentley might have a girlfriend.
Bert - What? A girlfriend?
Ralph - Yes. And Bentley will be going to the Forest Bowl at 11. Before then, We could give Bentley some advice.
Bert - Yahoo! Bentley's in love!
Ralph - Yes, but We don’t know the name of the girl. Also... Me and Melissa will be going to the Forest Bowl. You’ll be... staying home.
Bert - Ralph, are you saying I have the flu? a cold? a fever?
Melissa - No! No. He meant, You can’t come along with Us. You...
Bert - No, don’t sugarcoat it. I can take a hint. (walks off to His room)
(the scene changes to Bentley’s house as the sun rose.)
Bentley - I’ll come back in a few hours, Dad!
George - Have fun, son. (Bentley heads for the Forest Bowl)