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Velvet Vic is the ghost of a famous jazz pianist. He appears in the episode Record Deal. Velvet Vic is the main antagonist of this episode.

History

At one time Velvet Vic was a famous jazz pianist, then died some time before Courage was born. One of his fans was Eustace, who presumably heard Velvet Vic play when he was still alive. Velvet Vic's death had been an irregular one, as rather than go to an afterlife his spirit was trapped in one of his vinyl records, which then was acquired by Shirley. One day when Shirley was cleaning her home she elected to dispose of the Velvet Vic record and threw it out, which was then claimed by Eustac (who ironically had been listening to a Velvet Vic song on the radio in his truck which had faded out just before he found the record). Taking the cursed record home, he played it, which freed Velvet VIc's spirit, delighting Eustace. However, after the song was over Velvet Vic said "Dragsville" and his soul was reabsorbed into the record. When Eustace played the song again Velvet Vic's spirit reintegrated, and he asked Muriel to play piano with him. Then he stopped the music while she was playing, which caused her to be absorbed into the record. Velvet Vic then broke the record, causing him to keep his corporeal form. Vic then leaves the Bagge farm as he wants to revive his music career and go on a concert tour. When Eustace asks how much money is made on the road, Vic replied "Sacks, Daddy-o", to which Eustace hires himself as Velvet Vic's manager. Courage then puts the record together but when he plays it she comes out distorted. Then Courage takes the record to Dr. Vindaloo who makes a copy of it using a machine, but Muriel comes out with two heads. Finally Courage takes it to Shirley who tells him that the only way to get her back is by playing the record at the same time as Vic does. She also tells him to "Go digital" since magic, ironically, would be of no help. Courage then scans the record on his computer and gets a CD-ROM version of it. Despite being out of vogue for decades, Velvet Vic manages to get a sellout crowd at a concert, which suggested he was a talented piano player. Courage then goes to Vic's concert and plays the music at the same time as Vic which brings Muriel back and imprisons Vic. Then Shirley takes the CD and all the money Eustace got from working with Vic with her.

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Appearances

  1. Record Deal