According to this episode, the practice of sending someone to a watery grave by making them "walk the plank" did not exist among the pirates until it was introduced by the Time Warp Trio!
(While rowing to Blackbeard's ship with Blackbeard singing, rather badly)
Sam: What happened?
Joe: I don't know. I remember looking at The Book, at those treasure pictures, and then zap!
Fred: We end up being kidnapped by a tone-deaf pirate.
Blackbeard: Prepare to meet your maker. (the trio vanishes to the present)
Uncle Joe: I wish to mark the anniversary of your propitious appearance on this planet, Joseph. Oh where did I put the… oh here it is, as they say in Madagascar,
Joe: Thanks, at least stay and have some cake. Hey Mom! Look who's here, Uncle Joe, I… (Uncle Joe disappears)
When Joe first gets The Book, Sam is seen at the kitchen table drinking milk. But in the show, Sam tells us he is lactose intolerant.
This TV version differs from the original series of books, in which Joe got The Book in "Knights of the Kitchen Table".
A preview of this episode aired on the afternoon of July 2 on some NBC stations.