While visiting the town of "The Childrens'
Corner", located in the World of the Magical Couch,
these are some characters that you may well encounter:
This is a mischievous character that lives in
the World of the Magical Couch.
He is lovable, fun loving,
simple minded and never thinks before he acts. He lives for
the moment, never thinking of what the consequences may
bring, and does not learn from his mistakes. A Slouch will
eat anything, but their favorite diet consists of the
schoolbooks of children who don't do their homework. He
speaks in simple sentences, and always in rhyme. He is
forever causing problems for children as well as creatures in
his world, and must constantly be monitored. A Slouch is
orange colored, with a rounded nose, long red tipped ears,
with black hair in bows. They wear suits with tails and have
a Kangaroo type appearance.
Melvin The Great
A great magician who owned the Magical
Couch. Melvin lived approx. 100 years ago, and
experience and knowledge, became very wise and learned.
Having acquired the Magical Couch
from a mysterious antique
dealer from the Far East, he discovered a world within this
One day, he placed his magic pink bag, which he used
in his magicians act, on the Magical Couch.
The magic between
the Magical Couch and the pink bag jelled, and the pink bag
became the doorway into
this world. Melvin entered this
world, where he lives to this day. He is very wise and
and teaches the wonders and mysteries of the world
around us. His vocabulary is extensive and
uses big words
when he speaks.
Rick is an eight year old boy who would rather
play and have fun, than do his homework or
chores. He has
leadership qualities about him, that come out and surface
when problems arise.
Rick can become discouraged, and needs
positive support no to give up. He's intelligent and
from his mistakes. His best friend is his next door neighbor,
Mildred McGee. Mildred
McGee, (Milly), accompanies Rick when
he is faced with an adventure, with a problem to solve.
Mildred McGee (Milly)
Milly is an eight year old girl, who is loyal to
her friends and is always willing to help.
She is bright,
intelligent and responsible. She always completes her
homework and school assignments
in a timely manner, and is a
good influence for Rick. She is not a quitter, and will often
Rick support, when he becomes discouraged. Milly is a
red haired girl, with freckles and glasses.
Mary Hearken & The
Mary Hearken is a "Renny", and lives
in "Prominence Providence",
a shire located within
fantasy forest. Fantasy Forest lies to the east of the Cave
and connects to the hills behind Slouchville. This
shire is filled with people that live in the
and they wear clothes from that period in time. Some of these
the children, have handicaps such as
hearing impairments, etc. . Because of this, all of
people, including Mary, use sign language while talking
verbally, and also use sign
language, when being spoken to,
interpreting what is being said to them. Mary is the head
teacher for the "Rennies", and often wanders
outside of fantasy forest,
into the various towns in The
World of The Magical Couch. Mary is between 20-30 years old,
long blonde hair and a thin build. She has an English
accent and is between 5'6"" and
These are creatures that live in the World of
The Magical Couch, in the town of
Grockshire. They are cute,
polite, helpful and are keepers of the Slouches. They are
and fun loving, each having a number, as there
are a lot of Grocks, and this helps them keep
track of each
other. They wear red shirts with yellow bow ties and gloves.
Each has an unique
personality. Grock One is the leader of
the Grocks. They help children in our world, when a
giving them a bad time.
Grock One is the leader of the Grocks. They keep the Slouches in line when
they start to get out of control. He is a main character in the "Slouch In The Couch"
stories. All of the Grocks are numbered as per their ranking in "Grockshire."
The Weazit's are all policemen dressed in blue
police uniforms. Their badges
are stars, with Chief Weazit
being the leader. They are authoritative and are slightly
of others. They look like half ant and half man
and have four legs. Weazit's live in the town of
with the Whozit's, Whyzit's, Wherezit's and Whatzit's. They
also police the town of
Grockshire, as well as other various
towns in the World of The Magical Couch, and help the
catch mischievous Slouches when needed.
Frankie Goodprankster lives with the rest of the
Pranksters, in the town of Prankstown.
The Pranksters are all
clowns, and play practical jokes all the time. They're happy
and don't take too many things seriously. Frankie
is the guard of the rope ladder, his post
being a shack,
which is right next to it. This rope ladder is the entrance
and exit to our world
up above. His job is to ensure that no
creatures leave the World of the Magical Couch. Frankie
easily side tracked, which makes him a very poor guard.
(Furniture store owner)
A very old
oriental gentleman. Nobody knows
exactly how old he is. He is slightly hunch backed and is
crotchety. He owns the furniture store that sold Rick's
parents the Magical Couch. He is grouchy
and easily excited.
He is always interested in making a sale, and doesn't like
Bart the Shlox
Bart is a Shlox. A Shlox is a furry green
creature, that looks kind of like a
dog, but has no whiskers
or tail. They have yellow wings, and live with the Pranksters
Prankstown. They live inside empty boxes. They are the
sidekicks of the Pranksters, always
joking with them. Bart is
good friends with Frankie Goodprankster and Jenny Grumpion.
pretends to be serious, then makes a joke out of what he
was talking about. When Frankie and
Bart get together, they
spend most of their time laughing.
Jenny is a Grump, and lives in the town of,
"The Space of The Grumps". This town is located in
the hills behind Slouchville. The Grumps are a hillbilly type
of people, that don't have any shoes, and wear old, dirty,
tattered clothing. They all have tall hats, that come down to
their eyes. They are a very giving people, that will treat
any visitor to their town like royalty. They compile
presents, so they will be prepared to give when a visitor
does wander in. Jenny is a little girl, with her best friend
being Bart the Shlox. The Grumps work
at a dam, that is
located next to their town, and provides all the power to the
World of The
Magical Couch. The Grumps may be nice, but you
must never jump on ones back. This creates a
and the Grumps become giants, with their faces contorted.
Therefore, the only
rule in this town is, Never Jump On A
Auntie Carol (the science
Auntie Carol lives in the town of "The
Children's Corner." She's an
elderly person that is a
little on the eccentric side. She performs various types of
science experiments, and teaches health and
nutrition. She is a comedic type of character, with
experiments at times not working out as they should on the
first attempt. (i.e. an
electrical experiment making her hair
stand up on end, as she forgot a safety precaution. She
corrects her mistake and performs the experiment correctly)
Auntie Carol's best friend is Mr.
Jelloptomous, the story teller.
Mr. Jelloptomous (the story teller)
lives in the town of "The
Children's Corner". He's a big man (weighs about 300
is under 6'00" in height, wears glasses, and is
in his thirties. He is the story teller
for all the
characters that live in the World of The Magical Couch, and
always has a book in his
hand. He is happy, always smiling,
and laughs a lot. He is a joking type of man, that never
holds a grudge, says what he thinks, and will even joke about
himself. This man has a high
respect for food, and loves it
when a Letter Chef comes over to his house to cook.
Letter Chefs roam the World of the Magical Couch teaching everybody how to cook various dishes. They are the word definers in the World of the Magical Couch. The Chef will think up a word and define it, then cook whatever that word made him think of. They call these words, the Letter Chef Word of Interest. You never know what word they will think of or what they will be cooking next.
Horace T. Morris
Horace T. Morris is the best friend (and sidekick)
of Stephen J. . He is also the next door
neighbor of Stephen
J. . Horace does not live in the World of The Magical Couch,
but will visit
it from time to time, with or without Stephen
J. . Horace is a male black, in his thirties,
thin to medium
weight and build, with black hair. He is easy going and likes
personality is childlike, which makes him very
popular with the children. He's approx. 5'07"
wears clothes that are too big for him, and always wears a
hat. He loves children,
and often participates in children's
games, such as tag, hide and go seek, etc. .
The Alphatelli's are the "best
friends" of the Letter Chefs. There
52 adult Alphatelli's. They're Italian, are cooks, and wear
white cook hats and white aprons. They are little people and
on their aprons is their identifying letter. (Alphatelli
"A" would have an "A" on his apron, and
so on and so on...) The adult Alphatelli's are in pairs,
husband and wives, thus making 52 in all. Their children are
the lower case letter "Alphatelli"s". The
children are dressed the same as the adults.
Sheriff Stephen J.
Sheriff Stephen J. is the "host" of the
"Childrens' Corner" and "Slouch In The Couch
Uncut" childrens' television programs. He is also a band
member with "The Slouch In The Couch Childrens' Corner
Band". Though Sheriff Stephen J. was born in the World up above
(earth), after finding the World of the Magical Couch, he became Sheriff and lives there. He jokes a lot and gets accidentally
involved in a lot of The Slouch In The Couch adventures.
Stephen J. is 5'07", 155 lbs., with white hair and
eyes. He likes adventures, and loves music.
Whoozits live in Itsland. They look just like
the Weazits, Whatzits, Wherezits and Whyzits,
dress differently. They all love to play games, and wear
clothes that show you the
type of game they like to play.
Games include everything from baseball to checkers.
Whyzits live in Itsland. They look just like
Weazits, Whatzits, Wherezits and
Whoozits, except they dress
differently. They all love to sing, and wear clothes
according to the type of music they prefer. Music includes
everything from hard rock, to opera, to gospel.
Whatzits live in Itsland. They look just like
Weazits, Wherezits, Whoozits and Whyzits, except for one
thing. The LOVE to EAT!! Because of this, they are very fat,
each weighing exactly 409 lbs. They usually have some type of
food in their hand or in their mouth. They are very jolly,
happy go lucky, characters.
Wherezits live in Itsland. They look just like
Weazits, Whoozits, Whyzits and Whatzits, except for one major
difference. They don't stay awake long enough to really be
noticed. They LOVE to sleep. When they are awake, they are
yawning, have droopy eyes, and appear very tired. Because of
this, the Wherezits all wear pajamas or some type of sleeping
Boris DaMean is a Stinkell, and lives in the
town of Stankwell. He is not only a "stinker"
guy, but is the Mayor of Stankwell as well. The Stinkells are
the "bad guys"
in the World of The Magical Couch.
Whereas, Slouches are just mischievous, Stinkells are
downright mean. Boris, is the worst of the bunch. They are
also best friends with the Slouches.
The Stinkells are bird
looking characters with blue beaks. They are approx. 3 feet
Grandpa Oldprankster is the oldest living
Prankster that lives in the town of Prankstown.
considered the wisest man there. He is jolly and loves a good
prank. He is a clown
character and is approx. 5'08"
tall, weighing 170 lbs. The pranksters always go to him
whenever they have a question that can't be answered, or
there is a problem that has to be
Elroy is a boy Slouch that lives in Slouchville.
He loves sports and is very curious. He is
also one of the
most mischievous Slouches in Slouchville. Elroy has a problem
with obeying the
Ferguson is a Slouch that lives with Melvin, in
Melvin's castle. He is considered an outcast
by the other
Slouches, as he is different. The difference is: he is not
mischievous. Melvin takes
in the few Slouches that are like
Ferguson and gives them jobs. Ferguson is Melvin's