outline by Tom Minton:
KASPAR THE THWARTER OF URGESA WONDERFUL MORNING - Letter
A nice day in the forest, beautiful flowers. Kaspar sits, looking thoughtful. We reveal he’s writing a letter as the sun slowly rises.
“I just thought I’d write and tell you exactly what I think about you, you reprehensible piece of gutter trash. Oh, and say ‘Hi’ to Dad.
Your Only Son,
P.S. Why aren’t you dead, yet?”
TIME TO GET BUSY
Kaspar folds letter, puts it in envelope and shouts for a Mail Bird, who quickly flies in. Kaspar hands bird the letter. “OK, fly!” Bird exits. Kaspar shoots bird o.s., then stretches, yawning. “Time to get busy! A bastard’s work is never done.” Kaspar sniffs the air, grinning, picking up a familiar scent. He moves o.s. A beat and WE PAN OVER TO
EXT. RANGERS’ LATEST WEIRD FOREST DWELLING – TRUCK IN AND CUT
RANGERS LIVING SPACE
The rangers Malinyski and Little Horst click on the light, illuminating the inside of their little place. They have just moved in to this, their latest spot to evade Kaspar. They are getting up.
KASPAR WAS HERE – Underpants Crisis
Little Horst dons his underwear but his briefs won’t stay up. He finds the elastic has been pulled out of the waistband. “Hey! What’s wrong with my underwear?” He grabs another pair. “This pair is ruined, too!” Ranger Malinyski (Horst’s dad) pulls on a sock with each hand, only to find the toes ripped out by something large and sharp. “My socks! Who could possibly do such a thing?” WE PAN OVER TO WINDOW, revealing Kaspar’s large head and eyes looking in, as he chortles to himself. Then Kaspar ducks out of sight.
Little Horst convulsively sneezes and asks “Why did I do that, Daddy?” Malinyski answers “Son, It's time I told you about human instincts.”
He explains how humans behave instinctively but Kaspar is always there to thwart their every natural urge. That’s why God created urges.
They look at a list of human urges on the fridge and decide to spend a quality Father and Son day following their natural instincts.
Little Horst is ecstatic. He crams the sneezed material back in his nose and follows his dad.
Day Of Following Urges in the Forest
Malinysky and Little Horst take a frolicking stroll through the woodlands, eager to act upon their natural urges.
Kaspar is hiding behind every tree and bush, ready to fulfill his ecological role as the thwarter of natural instincts. After all, what good is an instinct unless there is something to thwart it?
The rangers stand atop Pee Valley to release an urge, but are stopped in their tracks by a sign ordering them not to use the Urinal.
KASPAR TAKES A BREAK FROM THWARTING INSTINCTS :REPAST
Kaspar decides to take a lunch break.
He approaches a tree and forces it to give its nest.
The tree produces a large wasp’s nest and Kaspar removes Wilber. He whacks it, and Wilbur the Wasp rolls out groggily, rubbing his head. Kaspar grabs Wilbur and unscrews his stinger, pouring “Ukrainian honey” onto a slice of white toast. Kaspar tells Wilbur he’s one drop short and to make sure he collects enough pollen tomorrow. But not to slack off on his stinging of people. Wilbur flies off and we hear someone o.s. scream. Kaspar smiles.
THE BIG INSTINCT - parasites
Malinyski takes advantage of Kaspar's lunch break. He follows an urge to happily scratch his bodily parasites but poor Little Horst can’t join in -- he’s not itchy today because his parasite has died.
A MORAL QUANDARY
Little Horst asks his dad if he can have one of his. Malinyski thinks hard but just can’t part with his tapeworm. It’s been with him so long, now.
We see Kaspar’s father’s gigantic, mounted and stuffed foot, in the center of a clearing, with a door in it. This is Kaspar’s office, adjacent to a tall tree with a crow’s nest lookout at the very top.
ON LOOKOUT Kaspar watching TV Monitor
The lookout sees something, pointing an archaic TV camera to something o.s.
Kaspar watches lookout’s view on an ancient, black and white TV with rabbit ears. He sees the tiny figures of the rangers climbing up mountain. “Human rangers are migratory but these two encroach on animal territories, where they must not.”
BLOODSUCKER DELL -Parasite Falls
Parasite falls is fed by a melting glacier. The glacier is stuffed with ancient parasites that fed on dinosaurs and long-extinct creatures. As the ice melts, the horrific paleozoic parasites sail down the river to feed on life forms much more evolved than their original hosts.
Braving impossible terrain, the rangers finally reach their geographic goal – a magnificent natural tableau, with the fabled river of parasites revealed to be – barren! Kaspar has beaten them to the punch, sitting there stuffing the last parasite into his ear for himself. Malinyski looks dejected but Little Horst’s urges are driving him crazy. The kid can’t hold his instincts much longer. He is dying to be itchy. Kaspar chortles, pleased with himself.
As the rangers turn to leave, they remember they have something for Malinyski. Little Horst hands him a homemade card, in honor of “National Crab Day.” (This is the opposite of a Valentine's Day card)
Kaspar looks at the card, which says “We Hate You, Kaspar!” Kaspar is touched. He leans down and tells Little Horst “You can have one of MY parasites!” Little Horst is overjoyed.
Vlad the parasite remarks “I always wanted a human host!” Malinyski: “How does it feel, son?” Horst: “It really hurts!” Malinyski: “Great!”
BRIEF MUSICAL OUTRO
“Horst the Human Host” is sung as the two rangers, united by Vladimir, do a little limited animation walk to the beat of the music. Little Horst at last feels, with his newest and biggest parasite Vladimir, itchy enough to scratch.
LAST SHOT ON KASPAR _ Crying
Kaspar proudly holds up his card “They really hate me!” He grins in deep satisfaction, a parasite filled tear dripping down his rough muzzle.
His Mom is Australia and only awakens every 100 years to check on her son to see if he needs a spanking.
Kaspar enjoys dessert after causing mayhem and misery throughout the forest.