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NIKI YANG & ANDREW OVERTOOM
One is a hysterical, rambunctious fidgeter who can't stand one second of stillness. The other is a classic "Type A" perfectionist who needs a quiet tea break at EXACTLY 3:25pm everyday. One is a tomato-haired pogo stick of a girl who is prone to emotional outbursts and nervous breakdowns! The other is stout and buttoned down, with nit-picky raven braids and a perfectly pressed personality -- permeated with persnikity-ness!
Ready to rumble!??
is a show about Dorothy and Carrot Witch, twin sisters who happen to be ridiculously different-- like poles of a magnet -- like peanut butter and jelly -- like pimples and moles!-- and whose differences get them into ridiculous slap fights and sticky situations. But when it’s all over and the dust clears, the two witch sisters are happy to say “I’m sorry...” and help each other with the iodine and bandages. Because they realize their differences make them stronger, hold the key to solving problems, and perhaps most of all make for a whole pointy hat full of wacky witch-diculous fun!
The Two Witch Sisters live on the planet FLYING HAT, where witches, magical creatures and everyday goofs live peacefully together. The Flying Hat planet is shaped like a witch hat, and it orbits a sun which coincidentally is also called THE SUN! It has a mountain peak at the center which is where most residents live, but it also has a vast desert to the West and a wild untamed ocean to the East. Life on FLYING HAT resembles earth, with shops, cars, buildings and taxes. The one thing they have that we don’t is this particular pair of wacky Witches and their manic magic mojo!
Carrot Witch is not big on book smarts. The younger of the two witches,
Carrot has VERY high energy which needs to be burned, usually by breaking something or “creating” absolutely useless non-functioning items and driving her sister Dorothy crazy. As a proud co-owner of “That Mechanic Shop” with her sister, Carrot has a job to do -- mopping the floor, handing the wrench to her sister or hunching over on all fours so Dorothy can stand on her back to work on hard to reach stuff. However, once or twice a year, or sometimes when the moon is full, free-spirited Carrot CAN come up with an idea that even Dorothy is jealous of ! It is then Dorothy’s job to inform Carrot that she just had a good idea.
Carrot was born with a “special condition”. Prone to bouts of emotional hysteria, she transforms into a giant vegetable -- a CARROT -- every time she has a panic attack which is more often than you would think. This wouldn’t be so bad except for the roving band of hungry pirate rabbits itching to turn her into a giant pot of carrot soup. Aided by her daring sister Dorothy, Carrot always manages to save her delicious orange butt!
Even though she has a 109-year-old wrinkled face and a 200-year-old saggy belly, her mindset is equivalent to a 9 year old. Maybe witches age backwards. Carrot is easy going because she doesn’t think about much, and can laugh for hours after hearing a spider fart. Carrot claims she is the most popular witch on the block, but then again she also claims to be the smartest witch on the block! Her recurring Christmas wish is to replace all the vehicles in “Flying Hat” with her own inventions like the Jogging Spider (a motor with six spider legs) or a Bat-Coptor(a helicopter lifted by flapping bat wings).
Don’t be afraid to say hello to this grumpy looking witch -The elder twin sister of Carrot by five seconds, she looks dowdy and pouty, like an old chipmunk with a sour nut. Smart and a strict rule follower, Dorothy puts all her faith in book knowledge and obsesses over details so much she sometimes misses the big picture. And if that weren’t enough, she’s also an obsessive compulsive neat freak who sorts her possessions by color and alphabetical order. Don’t give up hope though, because Dorothy also has a wild fun side! She spends hours traveling around town to out of the way recycle bins to collect rare bottles and cans for her giant 3-story post modern abstract expressionist (with a cubism twist) mosaic!
As the backbone of “That Mechanic Shop”, Dorothy is a hardworking employee and actually has been elected “Employee of the Month” for last 12 years running. Which may have something to do with Dorothy always scheduling the vote on Carrot’s day off ! So while Dorothy’s politics may be suspect, her aweinspiring mechanical skills are never in question.
Whether it’s adding a universal joint to a dragon’s tail or installing a hearing aid on a blind bat, anything is possible in Dorothy’s stubby hands. She takes particular pride that her magical powers with engines, gears, and the English Wheel cause complete confusion and fear to Carrot. Best of all, after working with grimy engine oil all day long, Dorothy’s appearance is always spot on and spotless at Tea Time!
Without an alarm clock, Dorothy has been waking at 6:27 am and taking tea at 3:25 pm everyday for the last 109 years. She insists on adhering to this schedule whether in the middle of a slap fight with sister Carrot or the midst of a perilous battle with a gangly gang of Pirate Rabbits! Some may see this as ridiculously rigid, but by that time of the day Dorothy just likes to kick back with Carrot and her pet bat Seymour, have a spot of tea on the balcony and watch the clouds morphing from sheep shapes into sock shapes.
Daughter of Mayor Taxman and the best human friend of the Two
Witch Sisters, Aprilfifteenth likes unicorns, trolls, baroque music, and the Dewey decimal system. She loves to read romance novels, fairy tales and any other storybooks, except ones about numbers or taxes. Sentimental and delicate, she sometimes sheds a tear just from listening to the mail box or gazing at a can of spam!
As the only female of the household, Aprilfifteenth tries to play the role of a mom by taking care of her ungrateful baby brother, cooking breakfast for the family, using only organic home-grown greens from the container garden she keeps next to her bed. Mr. Taxman calls her a “treehugger” behind her back, but the truth is Aprilfifteenth rarely spends more than two or three hours a day hugging any given tree.
Shunned by math geeks and kept at arms length by her uptight dad, Aprilfifteenth’s best friends on the planet are the two witch sisters, but her constant visits, all-day morning breath and annoyingly hard to answer questions sometimes make her less than popular at the witch household!
This baby son of Mr. Taxman started doing complex math equations when he was just three weeks old! Now at a ripe old age of 18 months, 3 weeks, 2 days and 17 hours old, he holds a PHD in mathematics from the prestigious Flying Hat Royal Academy of Numbers! But don’t ask him to read his diploma to you because he still hasn’t learned his ABC’s!
In contrast to his sister, Aprilfifteenth, Pie enjoys Sudokou, roulette and the numbers rackets. He enjoys working hand in hand with his dad Mr. Taxman, who is grooming him to succeed him when he retires. When Pie has free time from his dad’s office, he gazes at the stock market ticker and dreams about being the richest man on the planet before his 3rd birthday. In the meanwhile, he spends his time roaming Flying Planet with his father, Mr. Taxman, dressed in identical black and purple striped flannel suits, knocking on doors, collecting receipts, and generally just being a couple of pains in the ass. If they ever knock on your door, and you see a cute little face through the peephole, never open the door, pinch the boy’s cheek and scream “What a cutie pie!” or you’ll wind up paying an extra “not amused” tax of exactly $3.1415926 flying hat dollars, which is roughly equivalent to the computational value of “π(Pi)” taken to the 6th decimal place, or $13,689 Dusseldorf Kroners, which, as you Dusseldorfian’s out there know is quite a lot of dough!
Just like his dad, Pie is allergic to the Two Witch Sisters and their filthy workshop. He can’t understand how the witches have more business than any shop on the planet, don’t take any money, and have a strict no receipts policy! And they don’t pay sales tax! Pie always gets Aprilfifteenth grounded by spying on her friendship with the Witches and reporting to his dad. However, he can’t watch her all the time, because baby Pie needs a nap 3 times a day and a change of diapers 7 times a day just like any other 18 month old baby! What an inconvenient little villain!
The ultimate rival of the two witch sisters and the soft hearted villain of the show, Mr. Taxman puts his faith in the power of numbers, logic and scientific deduction. As Mayor of Flying Hat, Mr. Taxman takes pride in being the boogiewoogie planet’s only link to common sense. He doesn’t like Witches and their magical inventions floating around his town (they do not make any sense!), so this smarty pants super-supervisor slaps double taxes on everything Dorothy and Carrot make, hoping the witches will stop creating and move away.
But hold off on the hissing, dear reader,
because Mr. Taxman has a bright side as well! It is his children, Aprilfifteenth and Pie! Like a good dad Mr. Taxman spends his days with one eye on his kids and the other on his adding machine, and proudly proclaims that he loves all three equally! In keeping with his inflated ego, Mr. Taxman has BIG plans for his kids... he expects his math prodigy son Pie to one day take his place as the leader of the planet, and for daughter Aprilfifteenth to become the secretary for the Secretary of the Treasury! “That’s a great job for a four-eyed girl!” Mr. Taxman likes to loudly proclaim during family dinners. Of course Aprilfifteenth, like all girls with glasses, has bigger dreams than that, and likes to spend her time with Dorothy and Carrot pondering the true meaning of life, the relativity of boys and girls, and sometimes... the wax in Seymour’s ears. Mr. T tries to understand his 10-yearold daughter’s mind, but her penchant for asking annoyingly hard to answer questions, and her refusal to itemize her deductions, sometimes just make him... FLIP OUT! But he deeply loves his children just like other fathers do.
All wings and no brain, Seymour the Bat just wants to hang upside down and be loved all day long. This sloppy kisser -- who loves to lick Dorothy’s face at the most inconvenient times -- has a very simple life. Sleep-eat-sleep-lick, sleep-eat-sleep-lick whoever is standing near by. He seems more fond of Dorothy because she never forgets to feed him, but the truth is he likes both witches equally because with his bad eyesight he can’t really tell them apart. And although Seymour is a peaceful creature, he doesn’t mind transforming into something big and scary if a job needs to be done -- as long as he can turn back before dinner!
A band of buck-tooth buffoons, these hair-brained hares live for one thing and one thing only -- to eat the biggest carrot in the world! Always ready, with or without their pirate ship, they zip into the show from anywhere, when they hear their fearful leader(a tiny white rabbit) announces the attack call,
These tough bunnies carry their knives and forks with them -- just in case today is the day! Even the positive, laid back Carrot can’t stop shuttering by this marching chorus of “carrot!carrot!”. But thanks to the power of two witch sisterhood, for this brawling band of pink buckaroos, that day will never come.
The following episodes are a small sampling of the WITCH-DICULOUS mayhem that passes for every day life on the planet Flying Hat. Look what happens when witches, their friends and not so friendly friends all hang loose!
CAN YOU TOP SIS?
Carrot and Dorothy hold a hot sauce making contest, and quibble all morning about whose hot sauce is spicier than the other’s. Their tongues burn in pain as they taste each other’s fiery home-brewed sauce but they both pretend the other’s is very mild. Aprilfifteenth, who lives downstairs from the witch’s mechanic shop, visits them as usual; “Why are both of you guy’s hair on fire?” The Witches drink all the water in the bathtub and still insist that the sauces are very mild. Hours later, with the witches exhausted and tongues too burned to speak, Aprilfifteenth stops their ninnyish argument by telling them about her dream. She dreams of a Centaur who was trying to say something to her but he was so far away she couldn’t hear him. So she chased him all night trying to get closer, but he always kept moving away. “Oh, you needed a thunder-broomth thtick! It’th fathter than that half-horthe!” says Dorothy as Aprilfifteenth bandages her tongue. “Actually, I could hook you up with a pair of rocket powered braces -- that would be much faster than some clunky old broomstick”. Says Carrot as Aprilfifteenth starts putting a plaster cast on her tongue.
And so the Two Witch Sisters war begins. They build vehicles for Aprilfifteenth to
ride in her dream. Of course they have to be fast enough to catch that Centaur. Carrot designs the most spectacular looking jet braces with bonus front gold tooth! Unfortunately, it doesn’t move, because Carrot’s jet engine has no parts inside. Dorothy creates a broom stick which is faster than any other! However, Aprilfifteenth refuses to ride it because there is no safety belt or emergency exit! Each day, the mechanic shop fills higher and higher with incomplete and impractical machines! Aprilfifteenth stops by day and night, constantly whining about the speedy Centaur and his mysterious message. Day by day the whole planet gets more excited about the meaning of Aprilfifteenth’s recurring dream, and Mr. Taxman pressures the witches to come up with a machine that actually works. The witches work day and night, but are getting tired. Dorothy ‘s tea break is getting shorter and shorter. Carrot doesn’t even have time to clean her hairy ears, but still not one of their inventions are successful. One day, Aprilfifteenth, still wearing her retainer and reeking of morning breath, pops into “That Mechanic Shop” still dressed in her pajamas and begins babbling about the centaur again. Carrot and Dorothy, sick and tired of Aprilfifteenth’s story, give each other a horrified glance, and blast into “sis action” to build the FASTEST, safest and most easy to use retainer broom-jet that the planet of Flying Hat has ever seen! The two witch sisters fly away from Aprilfifteenth and escape into her pesky dream. They ride their speedy retainer broom alongside that mysterious centaur, and discover after all that he was only chewing grass.
THE BEST BAD BIRTHDAY PARTY EVER!
Aprilfifteenth is very excited on April 15 as is her father. Of course this is her birthday but this is also her dad’s “big money day”. Usually Mr. T doesn’t like being in the presence of Aprilfifteenth’s best pals the Two Witch Sisters -- but for this occasion he allows his daughter to invite them to her 10th birthday party. Oh well, he’s always a big softie on tax day! The birthday party starts at noon at Mr. Taxman’s favorite hotspot, the local bank. Carrot and Dorothy are late and exhausted from waking up at 5 AM and spending the morning fighting over the best route to take from their shop to the bank, which is only two blocks away! Hot and hungry as they approach the food table, Carrot stops short in horror and grabs Dorothy’s shoulder. “Dorothy! What are they eating?” The kids are crunching carrots from all-carrot veggi trays! Dorothy covers her little sister’s eyes, grabs a cold drink and gives Carrot a sip. Carrot throws up onto Dorothy’s black party dress! “Ewww! This is CARROT JUICE!”
Carrot gives a panicky looks around party -- all the cookies and treats are made out of carrots!! The forks, knives and party plates are made of carrots! The party favors and “Happy Tax Day!” birthday banner are made of carrots! Even the bank itself is made of carrots! Apparently carrots were on a super blow out sale at the local supermarket, and Mr.Taxman, being the practical weasel that he is, bought a truckload and used them to prepare the entire party! Aprilfifteenth passes a big piece of cake to Carrot -- of course, it is carrot cake with a flaming carrot candle! “Ahrrrg!!!!!!” Carrot screams in horror at this bloodcurdling scene and runs out of the party. Before Dorothy can reach her, Carrot’s condition is back; PUFF!!! Carrot turns into a giant carrot! And instantly, miles away, a tattered pirate rabbit flag raise over the horizon. In what seems like no time the moronic mantra of the pirate rabbits (“car-rott... car-rott...”) echoes through the streets of Flying Hat. By now the birthday party has spilled onto the street outside the bank and turned into a huge melee of crying kids, panicky witches and a determined Mr. Taxman methodically picking up left over party treats from the ground. The Pirate Rabbits burst into town and a wild battle ensues. A sharp fork almost pokes Carrot’s eyeball! Aprilfifteenth’s retainer is knocked from her mouth by a furry rabbit kick. Dorothy does a series of totally kick ass kung fu moves until exactly 3:25 pm -- her tea break time. Dorothy rapidly loses power due to tea withdrawal. The witches are screwed!
kading” -- Suddenly the sound of a well-used adding machine stops everyone in their tracks! Mr. Taxman, strong and strict, holding a stack of regulations in one hand and his adding machine in the other, steps regally between the pirate rabbits and the witch sisters... “Excuse me, my furry fellow citizens, but this being TAX DAY I checked your records and noticed that none of you have paid your income tax for the past thirteen years! Just give me a moment and I’ll give you your total amount due!” As Mr. Taxman furiously works the adding machine the Pirate Rabbits back away sneakily, and run back to their hideaway. Dorothy and Carrot, who has now turned back to normal, look admiringly at Mr. Taxman for defeating the gang of Pirate Rabbits with his boring speech and single adding machine. Aprilfifteenth snaps her retainer back into her mouth and gives Mr. Taxman a big kiss.
It was the best birthday gift that a father has ever given a daughter!
BIG TROUBLE at FLYING HAT
No one knows why, but one day the planet of Flying Hat simply stopped turning in space. And suddenly all nature on the planet stopped too! Clouds stopped in mid-air, waves froze in mid-crash and even the birds stopped flying in mid-flap!!! And all the people of Flying Hat were stuck with endless daytime in a sizzling, hot summer.
Mr. Taxman and Pie, worried about the financial impact of the planetary crisis, calculate all the tax implications, but at the end of their number-crunching they still haven’t figured out how to move their planet one inch! All the residents are turning into cranky insomnia-zombies, while all the lizards and snakes are having a non-stop dance party! The Two Witch sisters haven’t seen things this bad since they accidentally caused the Great Sea Fire of Flying Hat over 214 years ago when Carrot insisted on having a weenie roast on the beach! Still feeling guilty for that regrettable incident, Carrot and Dorothy decide now is the chance to make up for their past by saving the planet today!
They immediately get to work on their master plan, but unfortunately after exactly 47 seconds of brainstorming they are distracted by a soccer game on television. Sixteen hours later, after watching the entire World Cup tournament, it suddenly dawns on them -- someone needs to kick this lazy planet’s butt until it moves again, just like Luxumborg did to Slovenia in the fourth quarter of game 16!!! Taxman doesn’t fully approve of this idiotic idea but he has no choice. He recruits Aprilfifteenth and several grade school science nerds to help with the project.
The witches get to work on the first part of their plan -- they build a giant foot that spends all day kicking garbage cans through the streets of Flying Hat. It works great! But the whole plan is a bust when they discover the foot is scared of heights and refuses to go up into space. They invent a large rocket called “Droopy Poopy the Rocket” which doesn’t work out because it needs constant bathroom breaks... They create a very fluffy cloud called “Fluffy”, but it floats away. Hour by hour, the mechanic shop fills with more useless contraptions!
Carrot plugs an extension cord in backwards and gets a big electric shock! “I have an idea” she hollers as her hair bursts into flames! Dorothy puts out her hair as Carrot tries to explain her grand plan; “Let’s just stack up all this junk in a big pile, climb up to space and kick this bad boy ourselves!” Dorothy and the science nerds ponder Carrot’s preposterous proposition a moment, then burst into a frenzy of action! Indeed, it is a great idea! The pile grew fast past the roof of the shop, then past the tall tree out front, then past a flying bird who was stuck motionless above the clouds. “Help me!” squeaked the bird in desperation as the pile raced by! And just like that, as his tiny bird breath hit the side of the pile, it lost balance and tumbled to the ground with jarring crash!--Kaboom! Just then, far off in space, something mundane happened... lodged under the planet of Flying Hat, the tiny pebble that had gotten stuck and caused all the trouble popped loose, and the planet started moving again as if nothing had ever happened! There was no harm done back on Flying Hat, except that the mechanic shop was completely destroyed. “Well... another job well done!” exclaimed the witches as they sat down with the science nerds and Aprilfifteenth to watch the beautiful sunset on their favorite planet!
Infinity(∞), Pie(π) and The Bad Witch
On Pie’s 20th month birthday Mr. Taxman gives him the gift of a fully furnished Gentleman’s Study where Pie can work to achieve his goal of being the richest man on the planet before he turns 3. The Study happens to be located directly under the Two witch sister’s bedroom, and the walls happen to be very thin! One night, while staying up late doing a quantitative analysis of integer based decimal systems, Pie overheard Dorothy and Carrot talking...
“I’m so glad great grandma the bad witch is stuck in that tiny pink box in the spare room downstairs! If she were somehow released she would surely move into our house and instantly make our lives miserable! Luckily Taxman hasn’t found a sucker to rent that room yet!” exclaimed Carrot before she and Dorothy dissolved into hearty witch giggles! On the other side of the paper thin ceiling, Pie, who dislikes the witches almost as much as his father, lets loose a snippy little chuckle too. The next morning the two witch sisters wake to the sound of an obnoxious knocking on the door! Looking through the keyhole, all Dorothy could see was a giant mole.
It was Great Grandma, the bad witch! Someone let her out! And what’s worse, standing by her side was her pint size pal, the notorious jack ass “∞(Infinity)”! He’s basically just a floating squiggle with a superior brain, a bad attitude and an ugly heart! Not the kind of house guests one hopes for. Grandma Witch and Infinity lose no time making everyone miserable. Grandma insists everyone get their hair cut to match Mo from the three stooges -- even Seymour! She forces everyone to watch the 24 hour weather channel while they pluck the gray hairs from her moles. Meanwhile, Infinity sucks up to Mr. Taxman and picks on Pie, making him look dumb by beating him at math games at the dinner table. Mr. Taxman is quite taken by Infinity’s computational skills and phony good manners, and indeed, gradually starts to prefer Infinity to his own son Pie!
Pie is not used to playing second banana to anyone -- that’s Aprilfifteenth job! -- and regrets freeing Grandma and Infinity from the Witches’ secret box. He sets to work on a new math equation that will get these two n’er do wells back where they belong!
Meanwhile, back at the witches’ place, Grandma announces that tomorrow the Mechanic Shop will be turned into “Moley Beauty Shop”, which will specialize in the application of fake moles! The two witch sisters are fed up; “Grandma has got to go!” they both shout at each other at exactly the same time. Carrot and Dorothy work feverishly into the night on their spell to get Grandma and Infinity back in the box, and Pie, one floor below -- having trouble with his math equation -swallows his pride and slips a note up between the floorboards to Carrot and Dorothy.
Usually math and magic don’t mix, but in this case Pie, Carrot and Dorothy come up with the perfect solution for their common problem!
The next day Mr. Taxman arrives at Pie’s Study holding adoption papers and looking for his adorable Infinity. But all he finds is Pie, Carrot and Dorothy -- dirty, disheveled and out of breath, sitting on a tiny little box.
ONE HAPPY FAMILY
The summers on Flying Hat are notorious not only for being hot and humid, but also for giant clouds of buzzing needle-nosed monster bugs. These bugs are not-so-skilled tattoo “artists” whose bite leaves not so pretty tattoos that itch like crazy, cause public embarrassment and smell bad too! One hot July the bugs seemed to be particularly attracted to Carrot and her tasty pale skin... “Ah!! I’m itchy all over!” cried Carrot as she woke and pulled up her pajama top. On her stomach, in crappy cursive tattoo writing was the word “tomato.” “Tomato?” said Carrot angrily. “That’s it – we’ve got to do something about these bugs!” Dorothy dives into her 16 volume set of “Facts for Witches” and discovered a well known fact that everyone else knows... “Bats eat bugs!” Dorothy exclaimed as she slammed the book closed. “Seymour’s been getting a free ride! Starting tonight, no more cat food -- Seymour has to earn his meals the old fashioned way!”
And with that Seymour’s life changed. No more dog biscuits, no more meaty late night chewing bones, and no more sleeping until noon with breakfast in bed. Seymour spends all day hunting but he is too slow and overweight to catch even one bug.
He goes to sleep hungry and wakes up hungry. Day by day, his beautiful potbelly gets smaller and smaller, and his silky blue hair turns muddy purple. Life is miserable.
One morning Dorothy wakes up to Carrot screaming. Monster bugs cover her face! When Dorothy swings her broom, they fly away leaving the tattoo “uranus” on her forehead. Dorothy calls for Seymour but he doesn’t come. She runs to the kitchen to find an empty bat cage! Seymour is gone! All that’s left is a letter! It says...”@#$%T^#%^” Quickly Dorothy grabs her bat language books and translates the letter; “I miss my master.” it says. The two witches gasp! Seymour’s master! They adopted Seymour from Senor Vampire and no one is supposed to miss a vampire! The terrified Witches build a Garlic saucer and garlic shoes to visit Senor V. Trembling in the spooky shadows at the front door to his bachelor pad, Carrot and Dorothy confess how much they mean to each other and pledge that if this is the end, they will go together as one family. Fortunately for them Senor Vampire wasn’t home! -- He was out taking his tango lesson….
Dorothy and Carrot, dejected but relieved to return home, open their kitchen door to a big surprise -- Seymour is back! He barely glances at them as he digs through the refrigerator eating everything in sight. Seeing Seymour back to his old ways, the two witch sisters realize how wrong their new rules were and give Seymour the warmest hug ever! They’d rather wear bad tattoos all summer long than lose their beloved family bat! One year later, when Dorothy gets more fluent in “bat language”, she reads that letter again... “I miss my mustard.” She never tells Carrot.
As long as Carrot can slip away from Pirate Rabbit attacks while Dorothy sips her favorite tea at 3:25pm, the Witch-Diculous Mojo will continue…….