Private Eyes Have It Detective Agency
- Jerome Stone's detective agency
Being fired from the police
force because of Bulk and Skull's
antics allowed Lt. Stone (soon to be Detective Stone) to start a life-long dream of
his: having his own detective agency.
Bulk and Skull had
a desk which transformed into a ping-pong table.
As Detective Stone
walked down a hallway near the agency room, he activated a laser
tripwire which emerged from a mouse hole in the wall, setting off a
cymbal-banging monkey toy in the agency.
The agency was called "The Private Eyes Have It"
Detective Stone had
their first assignment: the National Association of Record Companies was
concerned about an increase in phony record producers who were scamming
unsuspecting kids, and Stone said Ernie's new after-hours club was the perfect place
for the jokers to operate.
All of the actions
of Bulk, Skull, Detective Stone, Rito, and
Goldar in this episode were apparently included
in elderly Tommy's story to his grandson decades
in the future, but how Tommy would have known of
their actions (including their affiliation with Rito and Goldar) is
Detective Stone gave Bulk and Skull the case of the missing
fruitcakes, as someone had been stealing fruitcakes all over town.
The sign behind Detective
Stone's desk read, "The Private Eyes Have It... Detectives for
Detective Stone told Bulk and Skull that as they knew, trees had
been mysteriously disappearing from the Angel Grove National Forest (secretly
due to the Machine Empire's invisibility medallions), and he sent
Bulk and Skull to investigate.
The granddaughter of Old Man Murphy, a man who
had been looking for gold out in the desert, hired Bulk and Skull to look through Murphy's old
notes and go mining to see if he had really discovered the mother lode,
the richest vein of gold in the United States.
Detective Stone tried to
use a remote control to make a painting on the wall slide up to reveal a
TV in the wall, but he had to do it manually.
Detective Stone had Bulk and Skull guard the safe/refrigerator
of their new client, Mrs. Hufford, containing her priceless,
irreplaceable, most valued possession (later revealed to be her secret
recipe for her blue-ribbon egg salad sandwiches, as well as several
The agency had a quacking duck phone.
Mrs. Filler, a woman whose dog, Princess, had run
away when frightened by the landing of Pyramidas, hired Bulk and Skull to find the dog, since the police were too busy.
Princess had been under Mrs. Filler's sofa the
entire time; since Bulk and Skull didn't
solve the case and Detective Stone had already
cashed Mrs. Filler's check, Stone had Bulk and Skull do all the chores Mrs. Filler
wanted done, including watching Princess, washing the windows,
unclogging the sinks, cleaning out the garage, cooking, and reshingling
Bulk planned to have Rito and Goldar do the
chores for them; when he rang his bell once he and Skull were alone, Goldar
and Rito, in maid outfits, stumbled out of the
closet in the detective agency.
A sign on the agency building read "Angel Grove
P.I. Plaza, 111 Detective Drive."
Bulk and Skull,
wearing punk clothes in the agency, hadn't had a case in weeks, but
they'd had cases in 432-DIKY and (although it
was apparently part of elderly Tommy's story in
the future) 426-ASTR.
introduced Bulk and Skull to their new
client, Harriet Gerard, executor of the Randolph B. Burble Foundation,
makers of Burble Baby Food; the Burble Baby Food Foundation was looking
for Mr. Burble's long-lost nephew, the original Burbling Burble Baby;
whoever found the baby would receive $10,000; the foundation's records
indicated that the baby would be a teenager and would have just moved to
Miss Gerard, walking into the Youth Center with Detective Stone and Ernie,
said later that their calculations had been off; the baby was older than
they'd thought, and he'd been living in Angel
Grove for years; the baby was actually Ernie, and Miss Gerard gave him a lifetime supply
of Burble Baby Food; to whom the $10,000 reward went is unknown.
Detective Stone assigned
Bulk and Skull (with the nicknames
"agents zero and double-zero"; unknown which was which) to be undercover
security for a professional model who was in the Mr. Stenchy fashion show; they used
small earpieces to communicate.
When Kat told Tanya they couldn't get the props from the high school, Bulk and Skull, between assignments, offered to be paid to
find the props on the list; since they were unable to find all the
items, however, they were made to dance in the ballet in Jason and Adam's places.
Rodriguez was determined to find the culprit(s) behind the practical
jokes at Angel Grove High, Bulk and Skull volunteered for the job, and
Miss Rodriguez agreed to
hire them; when Humphrey and Bogart, "Ace Crimesolvers" (and the actual
culprits) gave Miss
Rodriguez their card, Miss
Rodriguez said the first duo to find the practical jokester would be
Although it had been
Kat and Tanya who
identified Humphrey and Bogart as the culprits behind the practical
jokes, Miss Rodriguez told
Bulk and Skull their check would be in
the mail as she hauled Humphrey and Bogart off.
Bulk and Skull
were studying in the Juice Bar, as they
were going for their detectives' licenses to become full-fledged
Immediately after Detective
Stone stepped out for an hour right after having Bulk and Skull start their tests in the agency, the city's monster alarm went off; Bulk figured the alarm was part of their test, and
they continued working on the test to show they could concentrate under
In the Juice Bar a
different day, Detective Stone told Bulk and Skull that they'd passed their
detective's exams, but only because the examiners had given them extra
points for completing their test during a monster attack.
Detective Stone's desk
was covered with a large pile of bills; the agency was near bankruptcy,
and as Detective Stone told Bulk and Skull that they desperately needed
a case, the power was shut off.
Bulk and Skull got
Ernie to hire them for security at his beach club luau, but he made them dress in
Bulk and Skull now
had an official document from the Detective License Bureau, certifying
that they were real detectives.
Bulk was unhappy that even
though they were real detectives, they were still doing housework, since
Detective Stone, Bulk
said, didn't trust them enough to give them a real case.
Bulk and Skull
quit the Private Eyes Have It agency to work on a case in France, in
hopes of proving themselves to Detective Stone.
No mention was made
of the detective agency or Bulk and
Skull's trip to France; rather, Lt. Stone,
Bulk, and Skull had been
re-hired by the police department.
"Private Eyes Have It Detective Agency."
Edited by Joe Rovang. Content owned by Disney, used without permission.