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The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

Season 1 Episode 7

Pirates!

2
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 08, 1993 on FOX
8.2
out of 10
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39 votes
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Pirates!
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Blackbeard LaCutte, a member of Bly's gang, fancies himself a pirate of the land, and intercepts stagecoaches and wagons and "boards" them. Brisco and Bowler team up again to track him down when LaCutte steals a town's supplies, including the medicine necessary to cure a dying boy.moreless

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  • A pirate in the desert of Nevada? That's what Brisco, Bowler, and Socrates come up against this time. After Blackbeard LaCutte steals a families life savings, Brisco must get some medicine from Blackbeard to cure the ailing young son.moreless

    8.5
    A little far fetched, but that is what this show is all about. This time Brisco has been sent to Homestead, Nevada to deal with Blackbeard LaCutte one of Bly's men who fashions himself a Pirate of the high seas. He steals booty from a horse drawn wagon with a cannon and metallic sides and a pirate flag hoisted on the front.



    Once Brisco gets involved and Bowler picks up the trail from Socrates the men decide to take on LaCutte and his crew together. That doesn't seem to work to well and Socrates decides to show up to help Brisco complicating matters even more. The dynamics between Bowler and Brisco even though obviously very tongue in cheek seem to work well together. Bowler a man with no friends and Brisco a man who could use a side kick with some clout. You can see how this relationship continues to grow as the episodes go by.



    This may have been the weakest of the episodes so far along with the Mexican Revolution one. One must be amazed about the quality of these episodes overall though. This show seems to maintain a pretty good quality and a certain level of pizazz in each episode. Bruce Campbell may be the answer to this as he is probably the finest "B" movie actor of all time and in a lot of ways just a great actor period. I can say even at his most campy that Campbell is a pleasure to watch in any medium. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Brisco comes to the aid of a family robbed by a horde of land pirates led by Blackbeard LaCutte, and sets out to stop the pirates and recover the stolen medicine needed to save the family's young boy. A reasonable tale...moreless

    8.4
    This is a fair installment of the series. I wouldn't class it as a classic, but it's watchable enough.



    Blackbeard LaCutte and his band of pirates are an interesting bunch and have a lot of potential, but I did feel that slightly more could have been done with them; as it was, they came across as standard villains for much of the episode.



    The mid-episode trap, of Brisco and Lord Bowler being thrown by the pirates into quicksand, is a good one, and their escape is exciting.



    Other than the three series stars (Brisco, Bowler and Socrates), this episode does not feature any of the show's semi-regular cast, although it's not overly noticeable.



    All-in-all, a fair and enjoyable episode, not a bad one at all; I just didn't find it as strong as some of the surrounding episodes, especially coming after the classic 'Riverboat'.moreless
Andrew Divoff

Andrew Divoff

Blackbeard LaCutte

Guest Star

Adam Wylie

Adam Wylie

Charlie Sims

Guest Star

Robert O'Reilly

Robert O'Reilly

Sketch

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Bowler: Give it up Brisco. Nobody gets out of quicksand.
      Brisco: What makes you so sure?
      Bowler: You know anybody who fell into quicksand?
      Brisco: No.
      Bowler: Need I say more?

    • Bowler: It's gonna take more than one well-intentioned ex-lawyer to round up Blackbeard LaCutte and his gang.
      Brisco: You wouldn't be offering to help, would ya?
      Bowler: Maybe. You offering me a reward?
      Brisco: I'm not in this for the money, Bowler.
      Bowler: Then we got a deal.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Mr. Cartwright
      The robber baron in this episode is "Mr. Cartwright," a reference/in-joke to the TV Western, Bonanza. Here Cartwright is played by James Greene, while in Bonanza, the patriarch of the family was played by Lorne Greene (no relation).

    • Episode title: A Pile of Dynamite, a Keg of Wine, and Thou
      A famous quote about love from Omar Khayyam goes like this: "A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou."

    • Brisco: "Have at you!" "Gesundheit!"
      This exchange is the same as the one found in two Firesign Theater skits, Nick Danger from "How can you be in two places at once" and the Shakespeare skit from "Not Insane".

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