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The Midas Machine is a fan made episode written by Magic-is-cute and Rigsrigsrigs10918.

Premise

Kaptain Kid Stoneheart plans to kidnap Ridgeback's family and use then as test subjects for a machine that can turn things into gold.

Plot

Part One

(Ridgeback is playing go fish with Twitchy inside the pound building, when Cooler enters.)

Ridgeback: Hey, Cooler! What's up?

Cooler: Someone sent you a letter, Ridges.

Ridgeback: May I see it?

(Cooler gives the letter to Ridgeback. Ridgeback opens the letter and reads it.)

Ridgeback: Splendid! My family is coming to visit.

Cooler: Neato! When are they coming?

Ridgeback: Friday.

Twitchy: That's three days from now isn't it?

Ridgeback: Yes. We should go ready for the visit.

(Three days later, the Pound is decorated and food is prepared.)

Twitchy: Not too shabby, don't you think?

Ridgeback: Perfect.

Cooler: Let's hope they don't run into Kaptain Kid Stoneheart.

(At Katrina's house, Kaptain Kid is showing his new invention to Brutus, Selina, Brittney, Jacques, Clawfinger, Katrina, Captain Slaughter, Gupta, Ikshan, Nadish, Asha, Heater, Polly, and Panthera. Panthera is standing on her hands.)

Kaptain Kid: Ha ha! I believe I've done it again!

Panthera: (Using her legs to shrug) Done what, Kaptain Kook?

Kaptain Kid: (To Panthera) Kaptain Kid,  you moth eating moron! (To everyone else) I have invented a machine that will make the other scientists green in the face. I call it the Midas Machine!

Brutus: What can it do, cousin Kid?

Kaptain Kid: Have you ever heard of the legend of King Midas?

Ikshan: I believe I do. Legend has it that King Midas was blessed with the power to turn everything into gold.

Kaptain Kid: Exactly. (Gives Ikshan a scoop of ice cream) The purpose of my Midas Machine is that it turn everything to gold. Any volunteers?

(No one raised their hands.)

Kaptain Kid: Too cowardly, I see. Then I'll have to find a test subject myself.

(Back at the puppy pound, Ridgeback is growing anxious. Twitchy and Cooler stand by him.)

Ridgeback: It's been a long time since I've seen my family. I wander if they've changed any.

Cooler: Who knows?

(A bus pull up next to the Pound.)

Ridgeback: Oh! It's them! (To Cooler) Act natural.

(The rest of the heroes enter.)

Bright Eyes: Are they here?

Ridgeback: I think so. How do I look?

Bright Eyes: You look great, Ridgy.

Ridgeback: Thank you, Bright Eyes.

(Ridgeback's parents, brother, and sister enter the Pound Building. Ridgeback rushes to them and hugs them.)

Reba: Ridgeback, it's nice to see you again!

Ridgeback: Likewise. I've long to see you again.

Rocket: Are those your friends, big brother?

Ridgeback: Yes.

Reba: Whould you mind introducing us to them?

Ridgeback: Well, why not?

(Ridgeback brings his family to the others.)

Rocket: Say, aren't you Buffy Valentino? I saw you on the news.

Buffy: Yes. Yes I am.

Reba: You must be Cooler. I've heard so much about you.

Cooler: Whoa! Looks like I have a fan here.

Bright Eyes: How long will you peachy keen puppies be staying?

Reba: Oh, we'll be staying for a week.

(Outside the Building, Kaptain Kid and his aforementioned henchmen are spying on them. Brutus is munching on some potato chips loudly. Kaptain Kid hits Brutus in the stomach.)

Kaptain Kid: Can you munch any louder? I don't think they're hearing you in (Yelling) The Fiji Islands!

Brutus: (Sadly) Sorry, cousin Kid.

Ikshan: Well, I believe we found your first victims.

Kaptain Kid: We'll take those Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Twitchy and Cooler hostage. Then, we'll turn them into gold!

(Panthera shows Kaptain Kid her feet. Kaptain Kid starts to get annoyed.)

Panthera: What are you going to do with them after you turn them into gold?

Kaptain Kid: Well, you big-footed bird brain, I'll sell them to the highest bidder and we'll all retire in Panama City.

Panthera: (Wiggling her toe) That sounds wonderful, Kaptain Kick!

(Angered, Kaptain Kid grabs one of Panthera's toes and pinches it.)

Panthera: Ouch!

Kaptain Kid: Kaptain Kid, idiot! Get my name right!

Ikshan: My suggestion is that we should wait until Ridgeback, his family, Cooler, and Twitchy are alone. Then, we catch them by surprise and take them to our hideout.

Kaptain Kid: (Gives Ikshan a lollipop) Excellent suggestion!

Ikshan: Personally, I prefer cash.

(Back inside the Pound Building...)

Ridgeback: So, whould you like me to show you around?

Rocket: Yes.

Arlo: Could you show us the Pound Puppies HQ?

Cooler: Sure.

(Later, Cooler, Twitchy, Ridgeback and his family are seen in the arcade room.)

Rocket: Cool! You guys got Super Magic Globe! I love that video game!

Cooler: Say, Twitchy and I are going to the grocery store to pick up some food for the barbeque tomorrow. Wanna come?

Ridgeback: Sure.

​Part Two

(At the grocery store, Cooler, Twitchy, Ridgeback, and Ridgeback's family are looking for groceries to buy.)

Cooler: What kind of meat should we buy?

Twitchy: How about ribs?

Cooler: Ribs it is.

(In another aisle, Kaptain Kid is discussing his plan to his henchmen.)

Kaptain Kid: Now, does everybody remember the plan?

Brutus: Yes.

Kaptain Kid: Now, when I give the signal, surround them.

(Back to where are heroes are..)

Ridgeback: What else will we need to buy, Cooler?

Cooler: Well, we need hotdogs, hamburger patties, taco meat, buns, you know, the usual stuff.

Twitchy: Mmm! Tacos.

Rocket: I've never been to a barbeque before.

Ridgeback: Well, you're gonna love the barbeque Sarge has planned for us.

Twitchy: Sarge makes great tacos. You'll love them.

Reba: I love tacos!

(Kaptain Kid and his henchmen are behind the aisle.)

Twitchy: Me too.

Cooler: Come on, let's head to the next aisle.

Kaptain Kid: Alright. Now, grab them!

Cooler: Twitchy? Did you hear something?

Twitchy: Um... don't look know, but I think someone's behind us.

(As Kaptain Kid and his henchmen charge at Cooler and the others, the villains didn't notice a puddle of water. Brutus trips on it first, causing the others villains to fall.)

Cooler: (Noticing the villains) Uh oh. We got company.

Kaptain Kid: (While repeatedly hitting Brutus with a club) You slippery, single digit IQ simpleton! Why don't you watch where you're going?!

Ridgeback: We better get out of here before they recover.

Twitchy: Good idea.

(Later, the group are seen back at the Pound. Cooler is having a talk with Holly.)

Cooler: And that's how it happened.

Holly: Why was Kaptain Kid after you all?

(Twitchy enters.)

Twitchy: I don't know, but I overheard Kaptain Kid saying that he's going to turn us into gold.

Holly: What? That's impossible. Nobody can do that.

Twitchy: Nobody but Kaptain Kid, Holly. He invented a machine that can turn everything into gold!

Holly: Oh no!

Cooler: And that's why we have to keep a close eye on Kaptain Kid so that he doesn't do anything suspicious.

(Kaptain Kid and his henchmen are standing outside the Pound.)

Kaptain Kid: That's what you think.

(Panthera is seen eating popcorn with her toes. Kaptain Kid gets annoyed by her.)

Kaptain Kid: Will you stop eating with your feet? You're a tiger, not a monkey. Ikshan!

Ikshan: Yes, master.

(Ikshan dumps the bowl of popcorn on Panthera's head.)

Kaptain Kid: Thank you. Now, what we need is a new plan.

Ikshan: What do you suggest we do, master?

Kaptain Kid: Well, one of them, Timothy Williams Jones, is a taco lover, correct?

Ikshan: Yes, I do believe he is.

Kaptain Kid: I want you to cook a mouth-watering, succulent taco so delicious, the mink will be lured into our hideout and hold him for ransom.

Ikshan: I'll get right to it, master.

Kaptain Kid: Excellent.

Ikshan: And to give it a special flavor, I will coat the entire taco in strawberry jelly.

(Kaptain Kid gives Ikshan a bowl of rainbow ice cream.)

Kaptain Kid: Wonderful! Here's a treat for you.

Ikshan: Mmm. Ice cream.

Kaptain Kid: Nadish, auntie Katrina, Slaughter! You three go prepare the trap. Meanwhile, the rest of you will get my Midas Machine ready.

(Back inside the pound building, Cooler, Twitchy and Ridgeback are watching TV.)

Cooler: There's an animated movie on channel 9. Would you mind if I change the channel?

Twitchy: Go ahead. What's the name of the movie?

Cooler: Courage: Wolf of the Maracon.

Twitchy: Oh, I used to love watching that!

(Twitchy takes a whiff.)

Twitchy: Hey, do you guys smell something?

Cooler: Like what?

Twitchy: I smell something cooking.

Ridgeback: Now that you mention it, I do smell something.

Cooler: Let's go check it out.

(The trio goes outside and sees three plates of tacos.)

Twitchy: Look, tacos!

Cooler: Boy, do they look delicious.

Twitchy: And look, one of them has strawberry jelly on it.

(Ikshan and Kaptain Kid are hiding behind a Bush.)

Kaptain Kid: Nice touch on the strawberry jelly. They're falling for our trap.

(Twitchy walks to the taco.)

Ikshan: It's working!

(Just then, Twitchy trips on a rock and falls into a puddle of mud.)

Twitchy: Aw, man! I just took a shower this morning!

Ridgeback: Come on, Twitchy. I'll have Beamer clean you up.

(Ridgeback and Twitchy go inside.)

Cooler: Hmm. It's a shame for those tacos to go to waste.

Ridgeback: Why don't you bring them in the Pound Building for us to eat later?

Cooler: Good idea.

Ikshan: He's falling for it, master!

Kaptain Kid: Good. Now all we need is for him to come a little closer.

(Cooler gets suspicious. He then picks up a rock and tosses it at Kaptain Kid, hitting him. He picks up the tacos and goes inside. Cooler places the tacos on the counter.)

Cooler: I knew Kaptain Kid was hiding behind that bush.

(Ridgeback's relatives enter.)

Rocket: Why was Twitchy all covered with mud?

Cooler: He fell into a puddle of mud.

Rennie: How did he do that?

Cooler: He tripped on a rock.

Rennie: Oh.

Cooler: He almost became a victim of Kaptain Kid's trap.

Arlo: Trap? What trap?

Cooler: A taco trap for Kaptain Kid's Midas Machine. Good thing I was able to see Kaptain Kid hiding in a bush. Ikshan was with him as well.

Rocket: I hope Kaptain Kid doesn't try anything else.

Cooler: Oh, he's a very smart pirate. He'd do anything.

Rennie: By the way, how often do you have trouble with this Kaptain Kid?

Cooler: A lot. Ever since he first arrived at Poundsville three years ago, Kaptain Kid Stoneheart plotted time and time again to exterminate me and my amigos. To top it all up, not only is he the head honcho of the Stoneheart Six, but he's also the captain of his pirate crew, the Stoneheart Pirates. In addition, Kaptain Kid is made the leader of Stoneheart Inc.

(Twitchy and Ridgeback enter. Twitchy is now clean.)

Twitchy: But, don't worry. We've managed to outsmart Kaptain Kid before. So if he tries anything else, we'll be ready.

Rocket: Thank goodness. I was started to get scared.

(Holly enters.)

Holly: It's getting late, guys. All the other members of the Pound have gone to bed.

Cooler: (Looking at the clock on the wall.) Whoa! It's 10 pm!

Twitchy: Well, I guess I better get back to the farm. Sarge must be waiting up for me. See you guys tomorrow for the big barbeque.

(Twitchy leaves.)

Part Three

(Back at Kaptain Kid's hideout, Ikshan is wrapping bandages on Kaptain Kid's head.)

Kaptain Kid: That insolent dog will pay for this!

Ikshan: What do you intend to do next, master?

Kaptain Kid: Let me think. Quiet while I think.

(They see Twitchy walking on his way back from the puppy pound. Kaptain Kid grins evilly.)

Kaptain Kid: Yes. That mink is all alone. Now's our chance. Ikshan, get the net and catch that mink!

Ikshan: Yes, master.

(Twitchy is still seen walking, when Ikshan scoops him up in the net.)

Ikshan: Got you!

(Back inside, Kaptain Kid ties up Twitchy.)

Kaptain Kid: There.

(Kaptain Kid then pats Ikshan on the back.)

Kaptain Kid: Congratulations. You have succeeded in capturing that meddling Mink. For this, I have a reward for you.

(Kaptain Kid snaps his fingers and Katrina, Panthera, Brutus, and Captain Slaughter enter, carrying a Jacuzzi.)

Twitchy: You'll never get away with this, you Stoneheart! My friends will rescue me.

Kaptain Kid: You hurled the worst insult I have ever heard.

(Ikshan then reenters, wearing a bathing suit and relaxes in the Jacuzzi. He then rests his feet on the edge on the Jacuzzi.)

Ikshan: (Relaxed) Ah.

Kaptain Kid: As soon as Ikshan is finished with the Jacuzzi, you will be my first victim of my Midas Machine. (To the others except Ikshan) As for the rest of you...

(Kaptain Kid hands Katrina a bottle of lotion, a comb to Captain Slaughter, a nail filer to Panthera, and a bowl of ice cream to Brutus.)

Kaptain Kid: As for the rest of you, serve Ikshan ice cream, give him a pedicure, file his toe nails, and comb his whiskers. Now, get to work!

Ikshan: (Showing them his feet and wiggling his toes) You heard the man. Get to work!

(The next day at the Pound, everyone is wondering where Twitchy is.)

Ridgeback: Where's Twitchy? He should have been here hours ago.

(The other members of the Mink Gang frantically rush toward them.)

Sarge: Twitchy is kidnapped!

Ridgeback: What!?

Cooler: How did this happen?

Jazzy: We received a ransom letter that says that unless we give all of our money, Kaptain Kid is going to turn my little brother into gold!

Dexter: Well, you and your brother do have a golden relationship.

(Jazzy, Marcus and Gamma glare at Dexter.)

Dexter: What? I just thought I should lighten up this situation a little.

Marcus: I've heard Louie telling better jokes than you.

Gamma: Now is not the time for your bad jokes. We have a mink to rescue!

(Back at Kaptain Kid's hide out, Kaptain Kid is eating lobster while humming "With Cat-Like Thread" from Pirates of Penzance. Twitchy is still tied.)

Twitchy: Well, I couldn't let you do that to my friends, you, uh....something!

Kaptain Kid: You are getting worst and worst with insults. Now, as soon as your comrades pay the ransom, I'll set you free.

Twitchy: So, you're not going to turn me or anybody into gold?

(Kaptain Kid laughs sarcastically.)

Kaptain Kid: Don't be stupid. Do you really think I have the heart to simply set you free?

(Katrina and Brutus push the Midas Machine over to Kaptain Kid.)

Kaptain Kid: Where is Ikshan?

(Ikshan enters.)

Kaptain Kid: Ah, you're just in time. Now, start up the Midas Machine.

Ikshan: Yes master.

(They all hear a crash.)

Kaptain Kid: What was that? Ikshan, go see what that was.

Ikshan: Yes, master. Panthera!

(Panthera enters, standing on her hands.)

Ikshan: Go see what that is.

Panthera: (Wiggling her toes) But my nails haven't dried yet.

Ikshan: Either you go see who that is or I'll skin you alive.

Panthera: Fine.

(Panthera, still standing on her hands, goes to see what the noise was, when Jazzy jumps on her and pins her to the ground. Gamma then enters and points his laser rifle at Panthera.)

Gamma: Where is Twitchy?

Panthera: Get that thing away from me! You might ruin my hair!

(Gamma inches his rifle closer as Cooler and Ridgeback enter.)

Gamma: That's not all I will ruin if you don't tell me where Twitchy is.

(Back where Kaptain Kid is, Ikshan is becoming impatient.)

Ikshan: What is taking her so long?

Kaptain Kid: Never mind her. She is probably too busy with her feet. (To Twitchy) So, tell me, was foiling my plan to ruin your Halloween worth it?

Twitchy: Yes. It was worth it.

Kaptain Kid: You know, ever since that night, I have sworn revenge on you for ruining my Horror-House and now here's my chance. Ikshan, place this meddling mink into my Midas Machine!

Ikshan: Yes, master...

(Panthera is heard screaming.)

Kaptain Kid: What was that?

Ikshan: Probable nothing important.

(Meanwhile, as Jazzy continues to pin Panthera, Gamma is seen standing near a cabinet full of Panthera's nail polish collection. Cooler hands Gamma a baseball bat. Panthera looks on in horror.)

Gamma: Are you going to tell me where Twitchy is or do I have to smash your nail polish?

Panthera: No! Please don't do that! I paid 30 dollars for those!

Jazzy: You'd best tell him where my brother is at.

Panthera: Alright, I'll tell! He's in the third room from the left, where Kaptain Kid has stored his Midas Machine.

Gamma: (Smirking) That's all we wanted to hear. Jazzy! Cooler! Ridgeback! Follow me!

(Jazzy, Cooler, Ridgeback, and Gamma rush off. Panthera sighs with relief.)

Panthera: That was a close one.

(The Four are later seen in the room with the machine.)

Cooler: I hope we're not too late. By the way, where's Kaptain Kid?

(Kaptain Kid, holding Twitchy at gunpoint, enters.)

Kaptain Kid: You were expecting Tim Allen?

Jazzy: Hand over my brother, you dried up jellyfish!

Kaptain Kid: Well, well, I guess the insults run in the family. You make one wrong move...

(Gamma aims his laser rifle and hits the pirate's hand, knocking the knife out as Twitchy rushes to his brother. Kaptain Kid's eyes turn red with rage.)

Kaptain Kid: You pathetic pile of bolts! You shall pay dearly for this. Ikshan! Nadish! Gupta! Brutus! Asha! Get over here!

(The five requested henchmen run over to Kaptain Kid.)

Brutus: You called, cousin Kid?

Kaptain Kid: Capture that Mink and kill the rest!

Gupta: Yes, master! (To the other henchmen) You heard him, now get them!

Gamma: (Pulling out Dark Cloud's sword) Shadow Prison!

(Gamma swings his sword and the sword emits beams of shadow, encasing Kaptain Kid and the others.)

Brutus' voice: Golly. It's dark in here.

Ikshan, Asha, Nadish, Gupta, and Kaptain Kid's voices: No duh, Captain Obvious!

Cooler: That should hold them for a while, now let's grab Twitchy and go home.

(Back at Holly's Puppy Pound, all the heroes are enjoying the barbeque.)

Sarge: Who wants seconds?

Gamma: I'll have a second.

Ridgeback: So will I.

Sarge: Okay. Here they come!

Clawdia: Say, Twitchy. Why weren't you here earlier?

Twitchy: Weren't you here when Sarge told everyone I got kidnapped?

Clawdia: No. I was at the store getting more hamburger buns for the barbeque.

Twitchy: Oh.

Ridgeback: So, Black Pearl, how is your taco?

Black Pearl: Yummy!

Holly: I glad everything is back to normal now.

Cooler: So am I, Holly.

Twitchy: You know, Sarge makes yummy tacos.

Sarge: Thank you, Twitchy.

Twitchy: Actually, you should thank Cooler and Ridges for helping me find the stuff.

Sarge: Alright. Thank you, Cooler and Ridgeback.

Cooler and Ridgeback: You're welcome.

Rocket: Ridges, this is the best barbeque I have ever had.

The End.

Next Episode Preview

Gordon: Hi there! Gordon and Sapphire here.

Sapphire: Next week, Gordon and I are requested to do a review on a spin-off of a certain movie we hate.

Gordon: And after we watched, we were surprised that it's actually better than the original.

Sapphire: Too bad I'm not going to review it.

Gordon: Why not?

Both: Next time on the Many Adventures of the Pound Puppies and Friends, Gordon and Sapphire's Good Review?

Sapphire: You'll find out why next week.

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