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Jack of All Trades (TV series)

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Theme music composer  Joseph Loduca
Final episode date  2 December 2000
Program creator  Eric A. Morris
7.9/10 IMDb

Created by  Eric A. Morris
Original language(s)  English
Network  Broadcast syndication
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Genre  Action-comedySteampunk
Starring  Bruce CampbellAngela DotchinStuart DevenieChris Easley
Country of origin  United StatesNew Zealand
Cast  Bruce Campbell, Angela Dotchin, Stuart Devenie, Stephen Papps

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Jack of All Trades is a half-hour-long syndicated action-comedy television series which ran for two seasons in 2000. With Cleopatra 2525, it formed the Back2Back Action Hour and both shows were notable for being the first American non-animated action series to be produced in the half-hour format since the 1970s. The show was canceled in the middle of its second season.


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The program is set at the turn of the 19th century on the fictional French-controlled island of Pulau-Pulau in the East Indies. Jack Stiles is an American secret agent sent there by President Jefferson. While there, he meets his British contact and love interest, English spy Emilia Rothschild. Together, the two work to stop Napoleon and various other threats to the United States. To the public, Jack is seen as Emilia's attaché (she sometimes serves as his), and in order to protect his identity as a secret agent, while acting against the enemies of America, Jack often adopts the identity of a legendary (though otherwise fictional) masked hero: "the Daring Dragoon".

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The show contained many on-going gags, such as deliberate historical inaccuracies (such as Canada being a French territory rather than part of the British Empire), Jack being responsible for many important historical events but not receiving credit, Emilia inventing a miraculous invention in an obvious deus ex machina, sexual puns and innuendos, and Jack and Emilia's ongoing romantic tension.

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The premise of a masked swashbuckler thwarting the endless machinations of a corrupt governor, his cravenly servile captain, and their bumbling retinue of soldiers is borrowed rather unabashedly from that of Zorro, particularly the youth-oriented film serials and TV series. In many ways, the show was meant to be a historical fantasy in the vein of Campbell's 1993–1994 western series The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and the 1965–1969 adventure show The Wild Wild West. The Jack Stiles character also resembles the flamboyant Autolycus ("the King of Thieves"), a recurring role Campbell played on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess.

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As the show's producer and star, Bruce Campbell had an opportunity to use many one-liner jokes for which he is known.

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  • Bruce Campbell – Jack Stiles
  • Angela Dotchin – Emilia Rothschild
  • Stuart Devenie – Governor Croque
  • Stephen Papps – Captain Brogard
  • Verne Troyer – Napoleon Bonaparte (recurring guest – 4 episodes)
  • Episodes

    Season 1

    Season 2

    Theme song

    The show used a rollicking theme song, sung by a bunch of early 19th century barflies. The tune and lyrics are based on numerous period songs, such as the "Marines' Hymn" and "Yankee Doodle". The theme song was nominated for the "Outstanding Main Theme Title Song" Emmy in 2000, but lost to The West Wing.

    In eighteen-hundred-one, the Revolution had been wonAnd Uncle Sam’s favorite son had a job he needed doneWhich brought Jack to a lady, both beautiful and smartWho found his mix intriguing; a scoundrel with a heart!From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of TripoliThere was never a leatherneck braver, a Daring Dragoon is heHe’ll halt the bold advance of Napoleon’s attackThere ain’t a French or pirate rogue who don’t... know Jack!From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of TripoliSailin’ ’round the bloody world to defend democracyAnd when ya need a fightin’ man ya’d trust to watch yer backJust ask the bloke right next ta ya – (parrot: "Damn right!") – it’s... Jack!

    Historical figures

    Many episodes of Jack of All Trades involved real historical figures, usually drastically parodied for the sake of humor. Furthering the show's intentional inaccuracies, some of these figures died before the show's 1801 time period.

    The following is a list of historical figures who appeared on the show:

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Blackbeard
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • James Madison
  • Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte
  • Marquis de Sade
  • Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
  • Sacagawea
  • King George III
  • Catherine the Great
  • Leonardo da Vinci is parodied by his fictitious descendant Nardo da Vinci.
  • References

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