Time Warp Trio

Season 1 Episode 1

The Not-So-Jolly Roger

Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Jul 09, 2005 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • 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!

  • Quotes

    • (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,
      Happy Birthday!
      Joe: Thanks, at least stay and have some cake. Hey Mom! Look who's here, Uncle Joe, I… (Uncle Joe disappears)

  • Notes

    • 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.

  • Allusions