Wednesday, May 20, 2009

CCSI V: THE OLD FAMOUS CAPER PART I


Welcome to the fifth installment of CCSI - Cat/Canine Crime Scene Investigators! This promises to be a show that will be remembered and talked about for many years to come. But before we start the program we would like to take a few minutes to remember our writer of this exciting show, Skeeter.

Sadly to say Skeeter isn't here to see the airing of the show he wrote and he is missed by all. This show is dedicated to him in his memory and the crew has made sure that all efforts have been made to see that this productions would make him proud. His sisters LC and Ayla filled in when help was needed to the screen play adaptation. I had asked the family if someone could write a little biography to share with you all today. Big Thing, that is what Skeeter called his human, had these following love filled words to share . . .

"A little bio... Wow, that is difficult. How to compress 16 years of love and life into a short space?

I found him at 4 months old in a small pet shop that was being noisily renovated. He was alone and terrified. He slowly healed in our home, though he never got over a terror of plastic bags and noise. He grew to be a gentle giant of 16 pounds with muscles that rippled when he stretched, and he was a long cat. Without any apparent training, he became a great hunter of rodents and I once saw him jump 5 feet straight up to snag a bird. He was dedicated to me. If when outside he lost track of where I was, he would moan. In spite of his size and strength, he was a wonderful lap cat, and he was kind and gentle with other cats. He slept close to me at night all his life . . . was always a loving affectionate friend. On his last day, when he started to fall over while trying to walk, he gave me a look that clearly said he needed to be released from this life into the next one . . . he was released to the Bridge that day.


Skeeter was buried with honors reserved to VSC (Very Special Cats). While he never had a favorite place outside, he had spent much of the previous day by the small pond. I have had many cats in my long life, but he is the only one with a memorial."

We extend our sorrow to Skeeter and all families that have lost loved ones. Our hearts are always heavy with the sadness as we miss them daily. A hole is left in our hearts that will never quite heal but slowly we can remember without the tears falling down our face. Keep all that have had losses in your thoughts and prayers as they heal. Know that your loved one is forever free of pain and forever will be free to run and play with those that have gone before them and they are waiting to someday play and run with you once again. Take the time each day to let those that are with you how much you love them and always treat all with the kindness they so deserve.

Now it is time to sit back, get out the snacks, and enjoy the viewing of CCSI V: The Old Famous Caper - Part I written by dear Skeeter.


CCSI V - THE OLD FAMOUS CAPER
Part I


Detective Skeeter is in his office. It is a bit run-down. An old used desk, a few file cabinets, a few empty bottles of 'Old Nip" scattered around. A few photographs of treasured successful cases solved… A client walks in. Obsequious servant type…


Furred NoName: "Detective Skeeter, my employer wishes to hire you to investigate a possible murder. He has been told you are most talented at old unsolved crimes."

Skeeter: "Yes I am. For a fee. Shrimp and ham every day, plus primo catnip. Can your employer afford that?"

Furred" "Without any problem. Your reputation is well known and his interest is great".

Skeeter: "Great, when do we start?" Furred: "A car is waiting".


Furred and Skeeter drive off in a fancy car.


Skeeter enters the Famous Old Place of Old Cat Famous wearing his standard "Bogie" overcoat. The d├ęcor is astonishingly tacky, but everything is very expensive. Like a Las Gatos casino. The furniture was in rich purple and pink corinthian leather. Catnelius VanderKitty would have been impressed. Old Cat Famous quickly ushered Detective Skeeter into his study. His "study" is larger than Skeeter's whole house.


Old Cat Famous: "Detective Skeeter, I have asked you here because my only son disappeared several years ago. I thought it was a botched kit-napping, but recent events have caused me to doubt that. I now fear it is a family matter.."

Skeeter: I felt sorry for Old Famous. But it isn't the first time a family has done in its own. "I will do my best to solve this sad crime" was all I could say. "I will need free run of the house and yard, and I will need to speak to all the family and hired help."

Skeeter calls in the CCSI team, then wanders the grounds.


The CCSI team takes blood samples from the family and hired help. Lt Dewlap starts sniffing the grounds. Lt Meezer starts looking into hidey places and takes fur samples from the carpets and under sofas.

Skeeter comes across Lady Di Famous in the garden.


Skeeter: "Lady Di, you have an interesting garden. Very unusual."

Lady Di Famous: "Yes, it suits my interests. The other Lady cats are impressed when they visit".

Skeeter observes the garden with interest. There are bare twigs stuck in the ground in one corner, a tiny 1 foot pond nearby, some tiny evergreens in another corner, and a small mound between them. There was even an "X" next to the mound.

Skeeter: "I'm no gardener", he thinks to himself, "but this is one really weird garden." And "Ma'am, when is the last time you saw Fergle"?

Lady Di Famous: "Three years ago, when he was kit-napped. We mourn his absence daily."

Skeeter steps into the house, where Lt Meezer asks "Have you noticed that there are no pictures of Fergle "Mousemaster" Famous anywhere in the house?"


Brighteyes Famous overhears and says, "Momma had them all removed the day after Fergle was kit-napped." And she skips off to play with toy mousies…

Lt Dewlap comes in with a copy of the family Will. Says "This was slipped under the door to me. I can smell Furred NoName all over it."

Skeeter: We examined the Will. Everything went to Lady Di Famous and Brighteyes. That meant it was new, as Old Cat Famous adored his son cat Fergle and had previously declared that Fergle would take over the entire estate some day!

TO BE CONTINUED

* * * * * LITTLE PRODUCTIONS * * * * *

CCSI V: THE OLD FAMOUS CAPER CAST
Detective Skeeter - Fat Eric
Mr. Sylvester Famous - Luxor
Lady Di Famous - LC
Bright Eyes Famous - Perfectly Parker
Lt. Dewlap - Titus
Lt. Meezer - Ayla
Flyright Mhor - Angus Mhor
Fergle "Mousemaster" Famous - Miles Meezer
Wow Wow Evermore - Pearl
Obsequious Servant/Furred Non - Dr. Tweety



Executive Producer - Sassy Kat
Producer - Opus
Writer - Skeeter
Adapted To Script - LC & Ayla
Head Director - Ruis
Assistant Director - Karl
Advertising & Marketing Director - Momo
Costumes - Asta
Set Designer - Karl
Graphics - Ruis & Karl
Promotion - Karl
Casting - LC & Ayla
Chief Repurrrorter - Samantha


Notes: No critters were actually harmed in the production of this play. Any similarity to critters real or imagined is entirely accidental and fictional.


In Memory Of Skeeter



Copyright Little Productions 2009


37 comments:

Sassy Kat said...

Welcome all to the next installment of the CCSI series. This promises to be one that will belong along side of the great classics given a few years.
Before we start the show please take the time after our tribute to Skeeter, writer, and remember those that you have loved and known that are no longer with us but over the bridge. Though it will make your heart heavy thinking about it find comfort knowing that forever they are free of illness and will always be young. Free to run and play with those that were waiting for them. Know also that they will be waiting for you and when that happens forever you will be together always.

Sit back now and enjoy Part I of CCSI V: The Old Famous Caper.

Cat Naps in Italy said...

We have been standing in line for quite awhile but are pleased to do so as we are first in the theatre to view CCSI V.
We are excited with the first part and can hardly wait to see what is going to happen next!
We wanted to let you know that the black and white film makes this story look just like the old films from the early 50's. We know this as we have read about those types of movies.
Hats off to the crew that worked so hard to make this show tops!
We are coming back to rewatch again and again and again!!!!!

The Cat Realm said...

What a show! We are with Opus and Ollie - we'll see it over and over and over again! Now hand us the pop corn.....

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

The standing in line for hours was well worth it! We are thrilled.

The initial tribute to Skeeter had tears running down our faces. That was so moving and so kind...

The pictures are SO GREAT, as a great movie SHOULD be. We can't wait ta see the 2nd part tomorrow! We will happily stand in line again...

There were so MANY great details in the pictures. We loved seeing Skeeter's door in reverse, his name on the luggage on the car, the nameplate on his desk, etc...

WOW!

LC and Ayla

And I finally got to see their "secret project". Cool!

Iza

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

That was great!!! Sweet Skeeter is smiling down from the Bridge!!!

Wonderful job everycat!!

Purrs Goldie

Eric and Flynn said...

This is a great purrduction. Skeeter would have been proud of the end results.
That was a lovely memorial to him.

Parker said...

What a great show, we got leaky seeing sweet Skeeter!

Asta said...

I oosooally don't like going to shows this eawly, but i just couldn't waiT
and It suwe was wowf it!!!
Wondewful!

I loved the bootiful dedication to deaw skeetew! it is a fitting memowial to him.
a twoo classic!
can't wait fow the west
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Cory said...

We had a wee bit of a hard time getting into the storyline through our leaky eyes. Skeeter was awesome.

The Meezers said...

totally awesome show!!!!

The Creek Cats said...

The tribute to Skeeter was lovely, made our eyes leaky. He would be proud of the great work everyone did to make CCSI V the great production that it is. We can't wait for Part II. Bravo!

Daisy said...

This production is a wonderful tribute to Skeeter! I think he would have loved it.

And what a great show! It's just like those old detective movies of days past. I can't wait to find out what happens next. That strange garden seems very suspicious!

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

Bravo!! Bravo!! It was wonderful and such a lovely tribute to Skeeter! We got all teary eyed! We can see him smiling down on it all!! We love the black & white and 40's film noir look!! And the acting was superb! We enjoyed waiting in line with all our furiends to see the newest CCSI, too!
Your FL furiends,

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Clap, clap, clap.... It was worth the wait to get into the theater. We can't wait to see tomorrow's part 2.

Alasandra said...

(Clap, Clap, Clap) We are on the edge of our seats with suspense. This is super!!!!!!! We can't wait for Part 2. ~S,S,C & F

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

*snif* Dat tribute to Skeeter made us leaky...well, you've done it again, CCSI hasta be da best show in da innernets! We can't wait fur part II...whata mystery! And whats wif dat weerd garden...

Pearl said...

I came over from Asta's bloggie... I can hardly wait for the next episode! I LOVE a good mystery!!!!!!!!

The Island Cats said...

Oh we are so intrigued! We can't wait for part 2!!!

And what a wonderful tribute to Skeeter! He is smiling down from the Bridge on all of you!

Robyn and HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Wow, what a grate tale! We can't wait to heer more!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Super awesome show! Can't wait for the next installment. Thankyou for the beautiful tribute to Skeeter too. I did not know him, but it was nice to be able to take the time to remember all lost friends.

Tristan and Crikey said...

What suspense! That was a great caper! Skeeter must be smiling real big up there at The Bridge:) ~Tristan and Crikey

MoMo said...

Great show!!!! Yaaaayyyy to the writer and the production team. Truly a classic!!! I am going to watch it again right now.

That is such a lovely tribute to Skeeter and brings tears to our eyes as we remember all the ones that have gone before.

Grrreta said...

Great production! The set is fabulous, the story is riveting, and the acting was superb. We can't wait to see what happens next. That was a very lovely tribute to Skeeter too.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Oh no!!! Wat's that mownd in tha garden! I don't like the sownd ov that!

Well dun on a grayte episode! Carnt wayte for the next wun!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh everyone is doing such a great job! YEAH!!!

Lux said...

I'm enjoying this *lots! :)

Karen Jo said...

The tribute to Skeeter was lovely. This is such a great show. It looks just like the old detective movies that I love. I can hardly wait for Part 2.

ML said...

We's stood in line fur hours, all us Sherwood Bunch kitties, an it was well worth it.
From tha moving triboot to Skeeter an all Bridge Angels to tha furrst installment, just purrfekshun. Pure purrfekshun.
Skeeter would be so proud.
Can't wait fur tha sekund part, furry exciting.
Love & Purrs to All,
KC

Anya said...

What a show it was FANTASTIC :)
Thanks we enjoy it !!
We can't wait for part 2 ^__^

MaoMao said...

Oooh, film noir! Momma told me how to spell that, hehe. Great job, efurrybodies! We Ballicai are on the edge of our seaties.

And we loved the tribute to preshus Skeeter. Made us all leaky-eyed.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Cat with a garden said...

The tribute to Skeeter brought tears to our eyes. It is very well written, and love speaks out of every word in it.
The show is amazingly suspenseful! As Gardening Cats we suspect there's something wrong with that strange garden. No cat nip nowhere!?! That's foul!
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

Cat Naps in Italy said...

BRAVO! What a great star! Olive is so excited to watch her first ever CCSI! Too bad sweet Skeeter couldn't be here to see it, but I am sure he is watching the show with our sweet Roscoe and smiling down from bridge.

Can't wait for the rest!
Opus (and Olive)

Furkidsmom said...

Excellent show. We stopped by and watched it yesterday but didn't have a chance to comment.

The tribute to Skeeter was so moving it made our Mom's eyes leak.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Mishkat said...

That's a wonderful tribute to Skeeter - it made me cry. Thank you so much for rescuing him from that bad situation - I'm sorry he had to go through that. But I'm glad you and he had each other for so long.

And the CCSI episode is great! Very well done!

Margaret Cloud said...

I am so sorry about Skeeter, he is now free of pain and running through the grass with the sun on his face. I am glad you rescued him and gave him a forever home. Your CCSIV, caper #1 is really good. Thank you for coming by.

Stanley said...

I cannot WAIT to get to the next installment! I'm on the edge of my bed! I'm biting my paws in anticipation. FABULOUS script, and the costumes are to die for!

Goober love,
Asta's Stanley

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Pawsome!!!! Simply pawsome!!!!!
WE know every show from CCSI is going to be fascinating and this was no exception!! It is holding our interest and we cannot wait to see the ending. We love the word play too ;)
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