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Appearing in "Animal Indecency!"

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  • Demonstration of Decency protestors
    • Shirley

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Synopsis for "Animal Indecency!"

Wally Sidney reported on the "serious and often underestimated problem of animal decency" by recalling one October day that Howard and Bev went to a shopping center called The Arcade.

When Howard and Bev were at The Arcade, they saw the Demonstration of Decency protesting the Pretty Kitty Pet Store due to animals being allowed to appear in public, unclothed. When a protesting woman saw that Howard could talk, she fainted. Wally Sidney watched as Howard and Bev spoke to the owner of the store. The Demonstration of Decency's boycotts forced the owner to put clothes on the pets. The owner decided that she would be moving to Dayton. After a woman insulted Howard for not wearing pants, he attacked her, starting a riot.

Howard and Bev escaped the mob and hid inside of Silverman's T.V. Store, where they watched Mayor Dennis Kucinich denounce the Demonstration of Decency before being spotted by the protesters and running again. They were chased to Sidney Land Conservative Clothing. Its owner, Wally Sidney explained that he was the reason people found unclothed animals problematic, Sidney was originally a solider in World War I who attempted to become a cartoonist after the war, but was constantly rejected. Perchance, he became a haberdasher which became a success, suriving the Great Depression and the World War II years. The 1960s saw a dip in sales, but recovered as hippies were associated with slovenliness. However, the 1970s were a bad era for his line of work, as even mainstream people experimented with fashion so he resorted to clothing animals. Howard was reluctant to wear pants at first, but Wally threatened to let the protesters inside his store if he refused. Howard tried on various outfits before picking a hat, suit, and pair of pants. Going outdoors, the protestors were now happy with Howard. Howard is annoyed with his new appearance, but Beverly said they will both get used to it, where Wally Sidney said "A dressed duck feels no shame!"

Appearing in "The Crash of '79!"

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  • Cosmic Calculator (Only in flashback)
  • Cosmic Key (Only in flashback)

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Synopsis for "The Crash of '79!"

Howard's alarm went off and Bev asked him to turn it off. He wanted to finish dreaming the "latest installment" of "Maim That Duck", but was alerted when he saw tentacles and claws on the clock. He subsequently destroyed the clock before realizing it was only a nightmare. In the bathroom, Howard scrubbed Bev's back with a brush while she was in the shower, but she seemingly disappeared and Howard believed that the nightmares were premonitions about someone about to enter his life. Then, Bev approached him from behind before they had breakfast. Bev suspected that Dino Digitalis offering them roles had scared him. Howard was offended when Bev served him eggs for breakfast.

In the Union Terminal, Pro-Rata cast a spell on a 59 cent breakfast special to use against Howard.

Back in Bay Village, Howard and Bev met the landlord Cyrus Degree, who learned that the Kidney Lady no longer lived there. Then, Howard and Bev left in Lee's taxi while leaving Winda to sign the lease for them. The taxi arrived in Downtown Cleveland, at Union Terminal, where they saw the set of the movie Duck Rogers and met Dino, who introduced them to his accountant, a disguised Pro-Rata. When Howard shook his hand, he felt that he had seen his manicure before. Digitalis led Howard and Bev to their dressing rooms. Howard realized that the "dressing rooms" were actually just bathrooms, found a hole in a wall and used it to peek at Bev, who was changing.

Meanwhile, Pro-Rata thought about how he used magic to create the movie studio before sending the cast, crew, sets, and even Digitalis to the safety deposit dimension from which they were borrowed. Pro-Rata wanted Howard to provide him with the key to the Cosmic Calculator that would make him Chief Accountant of the universe. When Howard and Bev left their "dressing rooms", they encountered Pro-Rata, who trapped them inside. Pro-Rata revealed that he wanted the Jeweled Key that unlocked the Cosmic Calculator and reminded them of how he sent them to another dimension. When Pro-Rata asked for the key, Howard revealed that he had sold it, angering him. Pro-Rata revealed that without the key, his magic would be repossessed and he would be thrown into debtor's prison, so he vowed to use his remaining magic to punish Howard.

As Pro-Rata used his magic to alter reality inside of Union Terminal, Howard and Bev boarded a supermarket moon rocket. As the rocket neared Pro-Rata, the Financial Wizard used his magic to cause breakfast (nicknamed the "Eggs-Men") to attack Howard and Bev, who flew their rocket into the toast and led the orange juice and coffee into space, freezing them, before defeating Eyeclops and Sizzler. Then, the rocket turned its attention to Pro-Rata before landing on the keyboard of his flying cash register, hitting him. Howard sprung at Pro-Rata and started punching him before the former was distracted and the latter overpowered him and revealed that the Astral Auditor would later summon him. Bev closed the drawer of the flying cash register, causing Pro-Rata to lose his footing. His power had been repossessed as well, so he dragged the entire fiscal other-verse with him, causing a depression on a cosmic scale, "the Crash of '79." As the illusion slipped into recession, Howard and Bev divested their holdings before the reality crumbled.

Howard and Bev found themselves in the waiting room of Union Terminal and shared a hug.

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