Bonus Stage (abbreviated BS) is an animated Flash action/adventure/comedy series that focuses attention on the randomness, sarcasm, and parodic moments of life.
The cartoon is focused on Joel Dawson, a wannabe scientist that has a giant hobby for action. Phil Argus, a normal person with superpowers, follows Joel in his adventures and is mostly frustrated, serious, and expressing facts. There's Elly Strife, who has a crush on Joel that mainly goes unanswered, unless you count Phil's crush on her. Phil also has a mom, named Jessica Argus. She's middle-aged, but she acts and looks as if she's a 25-year-old woman who just wants to now fit in with the crew. She arrived when she couldn't stand her son, Phil, describing his life as miserable and empty.
Rya Botkins is a robot created by Joel to be Phil's girlfriend. She is a cynical monster who verbally rips people (mostly Phil) apart, and she is not really Phil's girlfriend. It's not known why Rya has a robotic voice while June Crane, another robot built by Joel (Disproved she is a robot in episode 78 5m 8s into the episode), has a normal sounding one, but this is could be attributed to the bizarreness that is Joel Dawson. Rya turned into a human in episode 79, which led to her permanent death, a controversial move to some Bonus Stage fans.
Everyone is back on Earth and life is back to normal, but noone wants life to be back to normal. Joel and Phil try to create some down to earth ACTION PACKED THRILLS.
Stomach King tracks the crew back to Earth and tries to form an unholy union of villains to take them on.
Evil returns?! Has Elly gone off her rocker? Joel and Phil battle another nefarious scheme of their arch-nemesis.
Thanks to the help of George Lucas, Rya becomes a fully human woman. Joel and Phil are helpless to intervene.
Joel and Phil wake up to find the neighborhood populated by a bunch of dopplegangers and fan creations. They band together with their neighbors across the street to put a stop to the madness.
Phil and Joel attempt to sabotage Elly's date with her new suitor, for different reasons.
Phil is against an inappropriate video game being sold in stores. Joel, feeling this is an act of betrayal against all that is videogamedom, becomes bitter enemies.
With the house destroyed, Joel and Phil need a new place to live, while sinister forces plot against them. So forceful these sinistrals be!!
Worried about her sanity, Jessica leaves the show, thrusting June back into the spotlight but leaving Joel dazed and confused.
PART 1 OF 3. A mysterious woman rolls into town on motorcycle; it's Joel's ex-wife. Meanwhile, Phil discovers a secret invention of Joel's hidden far away.
PART 2 OF 3. Joel tracks down a rogue robot creation, while Phil journeys backwards through the ages of time.
PART 3 OF 3. Joel goes on a corporate-approved 'zany' adventure through the chosen land, while the rest of the cast try to do without Joel or Phil around.