We had our first recording session on May 29th, and tonight, Sept.8th, we have our last session - completing 24 episodes! They start airing on XM Radio, Sonic Theatre, Fri. Sept. 19th, in our usual daily time slots - so, Mon-Thurs. will be various CRT programming, but every Friday, it's JERRY AND THR PIRATES.
I play Jerry Davenport, a Hollywood screenwriter who has left CA to live in the quiet coastal town of Marblehead, MA. Peace is soon shattered with the arrival of his three nephews - Paul (Rob Cattell), Richie (Connor Doherty), and Preston (Ricky MacDonald). Rounding out the cast are Diane Capen as Jerry's girlfriend, Tracy Kirkbride, Lincoln Clark as his agent, Mr. Cranker, Marcia Friedman as the housekeeper, Mrs. Thorn, and J.T. Turner as the nosey next door neighbor, Mayor Quigley.
The show is our homage to the TV sit-coms of the 60's and 70's, complete with laugh tracks and goofy music (supplied by CRT Music Master Jeff Gage).
Here is a list of the episodes, and their scheduled air premiere airdates;
JERRY and the PIRATES
Season 1. XM Radio, Ch. 163. 24 Episodes. Fridays, 4Am, 12pm, 6pm EST.
Fri. Sept. 19: Episode 01 SHIVER THE TIMBERS.
Jerry’s three nephews arrive unexpectedly.
Fri. Sept. 26: Episode 02 EVERYTHING’S COMING UP PETUNIAS
The kids write a speech for Mayor Quigley.
Fri. Oct. 3: Episode 03 THE HOUSEKEEPER COMETH
It’s Mrs. Thorns first day on the job, and she causes some ripples with her schedule.
Fri. Oct. 10: Episode 04: THE HORN BLOWS AT MIDNIGHT.
Richie takes trombone lessons.
Fri. Oct. 17: Episode 05: BUILDING RAMPS
Richie builds several ramps in the back yard for his Quad.
Fri. Oct. 24: Episode 06: GUNFIGHT AT THE OKEY DOKEY CORRAL
Jerry continues to work on his western script.
Fri. Oct. 31: Episode 07: THE HALLOWEEN HORROR
While out trick-or-treating, the boys stumble upon Dracula’s castle.
Fri. Nov. 7: Episode 08: THE HISTORY LESSON
Paul is in a panic with his upcoming history test at school.
Fri. Nov. 14: Episode 09: THE STUCK UP BRIDGE
The Marblehead Bridge is stuck, and Preston is unable to get home.
Fri. Nov. 21: Episode 10: WOODEN SHIPS AND IRON HISTORY TEACHERS.
Paul is having trouble with his new history teacher – Mrs. Banecker … nicknamed Battle-ax Banecker.
Fri. Nov. 28: Episode 11: PASS THE STUFFING
Preston gets a role in the Thanksgiving show at school – a role he would rather not play.
Fri. Dec. 5: Episode 12: WHEN LOVELY AGATHA CAME TO TOWN
Mayor Quigley’s niece arrives for a visit, and has eyes for Paul.
Fri. Dec. 12: Episode 13: CRANKERS BIG DATE.
Jerry and Tracy plan a romantic evening at the exclusive Novak’s Restaurant, while Cranker is meeting a financier at the same place, same time. The boys hatch an elaborate plan to keep the two parties from seeing each other.
Fri. Dec. 19: Episode 14: PINOCCHIO PRESTON
The story of Pinocchio is retold – Pirates style.
Fri. Dec. 26: Episode 15: CHRISTMAS SHOW
Jerry goes on a last minute shopping spree with the Mayor, while the kids stay home and attempt to decorate the tree.
Fri. Jan. 2: Episode 16: EVERY ROSE HAS A THORN.
Mrs. Thorn is in a bad mood after loosing the Housekeeper Of The Year Award.
Fri. Jan. 9: Episode 17: THE DAVENPORT MELLER-DRAMMER
The boys stage an old fashioned Melodrama to raise money for their favorite charity – Paintball.
Fri. Jan. 16: Episode 18: PRESTON’S PET.
Preston finds a horse, and brings him home.
Fri. Jan. 23: Episode 19: POETRY BY RICHIE
Richie tries to impress a girl at school by writing a love poem. Jerry wants to help him, and writes one which mistakenly falls into the hands of Miss Banecker, who thinks Jerry wrote the poem for her.
Fri. Jan. 30: Episode 20: RICHIE THE SNOB.
Fame goes to Richie’s head after he wins the Soap Box Derby.
Fri. Feb. 6: Episode 21: THE BOY IN THE IRON VASE.
Richie gets his head stuck in an silver vase, once owned by Napoleon, and valued at $10,000.
Fri. Feb. 13: Episode 22: WHEN A WISH IS FROM A STAR.
Teen movie star, Brayden Flynn, arrives at the Davenport home to do some research for a new movie role – Jerry’s “The Continental Kid.”
Fri. Feb. 20: Episode 23: I CANNOT TELL A LIE …. HONEST.
While everyone gets ready for the movie to start shooting, Preston gets caught up in the action and dreams he is young George Washington.
Fri. Feb. 27: Episode 24: LIGHTS! CAMERA! ASPIRIN!
Hollywood arrives in Marblehead to film Jerry’s movie, “The Continental Kid.”