Puppets Who Kill
Mayhem abounds at a sordid halfway house for diabolically insane puppets, where the sole social worker is the one getting his strings pulled.
S01:E01 - Buttons on a Hot Tin Roof
Buttons the bear is working as a gardener for a wealthy old wheelchair bound colonel and begins a torrid yet dangerous affair with the old fellow's beautiful young wife. However, it's Dan that the colonel suspects of having the affair, and things get worse from there.
S01:E02 - Dan and the Garden Shears
Dan is unable to get his garden shears back from his neighbour Quigley. When Quigley dies suddenly....Dan is faced with the dilemma of how to get the shears back from his widow. Meanwhile, Buttons the Bear is led to believe that his new lover has a curse on her - any man who has sex with her dies soon thereafter.
S01:E03 - Dan and the Necrophiliac
Dan and the puppets attend a funeral, where Dan discovers that his sexy cousin is a necrophiliac. Meanwhile, Cuddles gets a job at a hospital in order to boost his self esteem - and Dan brings Lucky the Happy Clown home to show the puppets an example of how to be a good puppet.
S01:E04 - Buttons the Dresser
Dan and the puppets are working backstage at a Shakespeare festival. Buttons is a dresser for one of the great legends of the theatre, Sir Percy Quill, who is playing Macbeth. Buttons begins an affair with Lady Macbeth, only to find out that Sir Percy has romantic designs on him too. Meanwhile, anyone who criticizes Bill's acting is found dead.
S01:E05 - Cuddles the Manchurian Candidate
Cuddles gets brainwashed by the Canadian military to be a killer zombie when triggered by a code word. Unfortunately, something sets Cuddles off and Dan has to figure out how to stop him.
S01:E06 - Buttons, the Counsellor and the Counsellor's Wife
Buttons the Bear starts to have a torrid affair with the City Counsellor's wife, and quickly finds himself in way over his head with an obsessed woman. Dan devises a unique strategy to get him out of it.
S01:E07 - Cuddles Goes to Jail
Dan sends Cuddles to jail for the weekend as punishment for swearing. But it turns out Cuddles likes jail...and things go far differently than Dan could have imagined. Meanwhile, there is a mad testicle thief out loose in the city, and no one is safe.
S01:E08 - Buttons and the Geriatric
Buttons the bear attempts to marry a wealthy old widow to get ahold of her twenty-five million dollar fortune. Buttons' plans get a bit sticky when her angry son shows up and tries to stop the wedding. At the same time Bill works as an intern at the hospital at the same time that people start mysteriously dying.
S01:E10 - Bill's Brain
Dan has decided it's best if Bill gets a lobotomy - He is simply too dangerous for society. It turns out the lobotomy doctor and Bill have much more of a past than could have ever been expected - the doctor is the son of a man Bill once killed.
S01:E11 - Bill and the Berkowitzs
Bill is warned by the police that if he is around anymore 'mysterious' deaths the cops may take matters into their own hands. Bill befriends a nice old couple named the Berkowitz's in order to stay out of trouble, clear his name and show he is no threat to anyone. Unfortunately, the Berkowitz's bring Bill more misery than he could possibly imagine. Rocko meanwhile, gets into a running battle with a nasty drug dealer.
S01:E12 - The Island of Skipalong Pete
Popular kids TV show host Skipalong Pete is going to take one of the puppets away to his island getaway spot for a weekend of fun and relaxation. Sounds great - until the puppets find out that Pete has a darker motive. Meanwhile, Buttons the Bear gets stuck on Dan's hand...and he has a big date that night.
S01:E14 - Cuddles Gets Laid
Cuddles is a hopeless assexual. Dan and the puppets set out to get him laid, which has very unintended consequences. Meanwhile, Bill reconnects with an old ventriloquist partner Curious Bob, a man he once tried to kill - and may still.
S01:E15 - Bill Sues
Bill the ventriloquist dummy hooks up with a sleazy lawyer to sue the family of one his murder victims for emotional damages. The judge however will have none of it and instead orders a stern punishment Bill's castration. Back at the halfway house Cuddles is tired of being picked on so Dan teaches him how to defend himself.
S01:E16 - Joyride
The puppets steal a car from outside a variety store, and head out for a Joyride. Little do they realise the car belongs to a mobster...and there's a body in the back seat. They are further troubled when the body turns out to be still alive.....and the mobster shows up to seek revenge. Also, Buttons the Bear hitches a ride with an odd couple who mess with his head.
S01:E17 - Mr. Big
A special black and white episode and an homage to old 1940's 'B' movies. Dan and Cuddles are drawn into a web of intrigue when Cuddles accidentally acquires a mysterious Falcon from some criminals. Pretty soon...he is mistaken to be a notorious and feared crime boss named 'Mr. Big,' and he comes up against deadly criminals who will do anything to get the falcon back.
S01:E18 - Buttons Goes to Court
Buttons sues his former employer - a peanut butter company - for wrongful dismisal. They dismissed him for violating his 'moral turpitude' clause, and it looks like he might win - except that he's having a hard time keeping on the straight and narrow. Meanwhile, Rocko has a lucrative mail order business selling Dan's urine.
S01:E20 - The Twilight Place
The puppets find an old TV for a very cheap price - too cheap in fact. They discover the TV has some very scary secrets to reveal, and is not so easy to get rid of. A mostly black and white homage to the old Twilight Zone TV series.