The Story Begins is a fan-fiction Hoop-a-Joop VHS idea made by Pikachufreak.


  1. The Very Beginning
  2. Mel's Wonderful Life
  3. Hiccups
  4. The Mail Is Here


  • Release Date: November 21, 2000.
  • Distributed by Warner Home Video.

Opening Previews

  1. FBI Warning
  2. Pokemon The Movie 2000 Trailer
  3. The Powerpuff Girls and Dexter's Laboratory VHS Collection Trailer
  4. Scooby-Doo and The Alien Invaders Trailer
  5. Batman Beyond: Return of The Joker Trailer
  6. Our Lips Are Sealed Trailer
  7. Warner Home Video logo (1997)
  8. Hoop-a-Joop intro
  9. First few seconds of The Very Beginning

Closing Previews

  1. Last few seconds of The Mail Is Here
  2. Hoop-a-Joop outro
  3. Stretch Films Inc logo (1998-present)
  4. It's A Laugh Productions logo (2006-present)
  5. Hanna Barbera logo (1994-1997, Action Variant)

Video Artwork

Front Cover

  • Al, James, Amy and Mel

Back Cover

  • Cleary from "Mel's Wonderful Life"
  • Sean from "Hiccups"
  • Robert The Mailman from "The Mail Is Here"

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