Charity Begins at Home! is a fanepisode that aired on March 24, 1992.
Cold Opening Edit
Ralph - We'll arrange a charity event for the forest.
Melissa - But, what will the event be?
Ralph - Hmm... not a talent show...
Bert - Is something the matter, Cedric?
Cedric - Well, the bees aren't being reliable.
Pig 3 - Master Cedric is taking up beekeeping for charity.
Cyril - Beekeeping?!
Bert - Cedric, look out!
Cedric - (screams)
Main Story Edit
(The scene opens with the sun rising on the Raccoondominium, with the words, "Charity Begins at Home!" appear and vanish after a few seconds.)
Narrator - In the world we live in, special occasions like graduations, birthday parties, and weddings are a cause to celebrate. But sometimes, even special occasions would need extra help, like Ralph Raccoon, who is arranging a charity event with great difficulty.
Ralph - (on the phone) I know that, but, I don't have many performers for the event, and my first four choices are too expensive— (a phone click is heard) Hello? (sighs; hangs up the phone) Well, the crimson wall jumpers turned us down.
Melissa - At least you have George to come as a performing chef.
Ralph - Yes, he is my brother, you know. But, I don’t think one performer will be enough. Since, we don't have any caterers, a place to have the event—
Bert - Will two be enough? (comes in wearing a clown costume, juggling three baseballs) Huh? Huh?
Ralph - Ohh... look, Bert. I appreciate what you're doing. But, I need to have professional performers in the event.
Melissa - But, they all want an expensive fee just to perform. (Bert loses his concentration and drops the baseballs.)
Ralph - (sighs) All right. But, find something that people will get their attention on, because juggling baseballs-- how many did Bert juggle?
Melissa - Three. Not many could achieve that kind of number.
Ralph - Well, it's a start. But, with the lack of performers... Hmm.
(The scene changes to outside the Sneer Mansion, and Cedric signs a paper held by a rabbit.)
Rabbit - Thank you. There's two outfits with gloves, plenty of boxes, some books about beekeeping, and other equipment, including medication, if you get stung.
Cedric - Thank you. Um, how do I--
Rabbit - Well, you'll have to gather Your own bees to come to the hive, or perhaps buy a swarm.
Cedric - Hmm. How much is a swarm?
Rabbit - Hmm. I’d say 140 dollars.
Cedric - Oh. I guess I’ll just find my own honey bees. Thanks, anyway. (goes to Put his equipment in the courtyard)
Rabbit - Wait, Mr. Sneer! Gathering honeybees is not a task for— Ohh...
(Outside Bentley’s house, Bert is talking with Bentley and Lisa.)
Lisa - So, you want ideas for Uncle Ralph’s charity event?
Bert - Yeah. He thinks (talks in a more mature voice) juggling three baseballs isn’t enough to get people’s attention. (Lisa laughs softly.) Oh. Thank You. Um... by any chance you want to be in the event?
Bentley - No kidding?
Lisa - Yes, please! Wait. Perhaps I should ask Dad.
Bentley - I don’t know, Lisa. Chances are, Dad will say ”No”.
(The scene changes to the Dining Room.)
George - Lisa, of course you can participate in My brother’s talent show.
Lisa - Really?
George - Yes. There aren’t many performers as of yet. I know you’re a born athlete.
Lisa - Well, You’re right about that, Dad.
Bentley - Lisa, could I speak with You?