In 1995 the VoyagerII spacecraft came crashing down on the Planet Beaver, right through the roof of a 1972 Cadillac occupied by two of the planet's most learned scientists, Herman and Sherman Beaver.
After the initial confusion, the intrepid scientists
discovered the disk. What was it? Could it have been a special delivery of their free selection from
Columbia Record House? No, Columbia knew to always ship in eight-track format, the latest technology on Beaver.
The disk was brought to the leadership of the planet. It was studied by scientists and theologians from the Benevolent Order of the Benedictine Brotherhood of the Immaculate Beaver Lodge. A decision was reached to send explorers out into the universe to find the origins of this disk, or at least a planet with the technology to decipher its information
With body work complete on the 72' Caddy, courtesy of Jim's Garage and Mission Control inc., the beaver space program was born. Rocket boosters and special
navigational equipment was added along with repairs to the muffler. This Cadillac would be the ultimate
interplanetary travel vehicle.
The launch was successful and Herman and Sherman hurtled through space in search of the author of the VoyagerII disk. Unbeknownst to them at the time
the trunk contained Bucky Beaver, whom they had forgotten since their last journey to the Beaver drive-in theater.
All went well until they entered the Earth's atmosphere and American airspace. Perceiving the images on their radar screens to be invaders, the air defense command launched surface to air missles to down the beaver spacecraft.
The beaver explorers crash landed in the last half-acre of undeveloped property in New Jersey.
After surveying the surroundings they knew that they were in a hostile environment. They also discovered that the pounding coming from the trunk was not due to intergalactic changes in pressure, but was their missing friend, Bucky.
The decision was made to effect repairs on the craft and to "get the heck out of New Jersey". One problem
that they encountered at this time was the difference
in the effect of gravity between the two planets. If they were to successfully relaunch and exit the Earth's atmosphere they would have to leave someone behind. Being the selfless heroic individual that he is, Bucky volunteered to stay behind and colonize the new world.
After determining that Earth had more to offer than
New Jersey, Bucky moved on to his present abode deep
in the wilderness. He lives there to this day among
the native beavers who are unaware of his origin. The only difference being his superior intellect and bountiful beauty.
So, next time you see a beaver ask yourself a question. Is this a cute little rodent or the advance force of the coming alien invasion?