Jerkbeast (partially found Seattle public access series; 2001-2002)

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Cover of the movie that was based on the show.

Status: Partially Found

Jerkbeast was a comedy television show that aired on Seattle public access television (specifically, on the Seattle Community Access Network)[1] from April 6th, 2001 to September 25th, 2002.[2] The show featured a large foul-mouthed paper maché monster (the Jerkbeast) who would scream at and insult people who called in.[3] As the show's website described it: "It's a simple premise: 30 minutes of pure, blinding hatred directed at YOU, the viewing audience. Call in and try to out-swear us. You'll find it rather difficult."[4]

A movie with the same name (and featuring the same cast) was made a few years after the show ended.[5][6] Additionally, the cast formed a garage punk band called Steaming Wolf Penis.

About

One of the cast members, Calvin Lee Reeder (who played "Sweet Benny" on the show) writes on his website[7]:

I use to go to Brady’s house a lot. There was this particular pile of trash in the living room, and each time I went over there, it seemed to grow in horrible new ways. One day it became the Jerkbeast. Brady had plans to host a public access show wearing it. He did that. Brain Wendorf and I co-hosted 2 seasons of it alongside him on Scan-TV channel 77. We had a pretty strong following, and it was as all because of the Jerkbeast, the most creatively vile rapid-fire insulter Seattle public access had ever known. All social boundaries were ignored, and we received death threats on a regular basis.

It went so well we decided to turn it into a movie. The movie features the three of us in a band called Steaming Wolf Penis, Jerkbeast played drums. That band was so bad it gained a separate cult following. We played live quite a bit even toured England a couple of times. I’d say most people who saw us play didn’t even know we made a movie, probably never will.

Found Episodes

Some of the episodes were available on staticvideo.com[2] until around late 2008. Archive.org saved some of them, although the videos are very low quality.

In 2012, someone uploaded 4 episodes of Jerkbeast to YouTube.[8] The video is much higher quality video than the episodes on staticvideo.com.

In 2014, Justin Brown uploaded two episodes of Jerkbeast to Vimeo (S01E11 and S01E14).

In 2019, YouTube user gov' holocaustal uploaded 21 episodes of Jerkbeast, including a moderately-sized chunk of season 2.

List of Episodes

Season 1

# Air Date Status
1 April 6th, 2001 Found
2 April 13th, 2001 Found
3 April 20th, 2001 Found
4 April 28th, 2001 Lost
5 May 7th, 2001 Found
6 May 14th, 2001 Lost
7 May 21st, 2001 Lost
8 June 1st, 2001 Lost
9 June 8th, 2001 Lost
10 June 15th, 2001 Lost
11 June 22nd, 2001 Found
12 June 29, 2001 Lost
13 July 7th, 2001 Lost
14 July 14th, 2001 Found
15 July 21st, 2001 Found
16 July 27th, 2001 Found
17 Aug 3rd, 2001 Found
18 Aug 10th, 2001 Found
19 Aug 24th, 2001 Found
20 Aug 31st, 2001 Found
21 Sept 7th, 2001 Found
22 Sept 14th, 2001 Found
23 Sept 21st, 2001 Found
24 Sept 28th, 2001 Found

Season 2

# Air Date Status
1 April 3rd, 2002 Found
2 April 11th, 2002 Found
3 April 18th, 2002 Found
4 April 24th, 2002 Found
5 May 1st, 2002 Found
6 May 8th, 2002 Found
7 May 15th, 2002 Found
8 May 22nd, 2002 Lost
9 May 29th, 2002 Partially Found
10 June 5th, 2002 Lost
11 June 12th, 2002 Lost
12 June 19th, 2002 Lost
13 June 26th, 2002 Found
14 July 3rd, 2002 Lost
15 July 10th, 2002 Lost
16 July 17th, 2002 Lost
17 July 24th, 2002 Lost
18 July 31st, 2002 Lost
19 Aug 7th, 2002 Lost
20 Aug 14th, 2002 Lost
21 Aug 21st, 2002 Lost
22 Aug 28th, 2002 Partially Found
23 Sept 4th, 2002 Lost
24 Sept 11th, 2002 Lost
25 Sept 18th, 2002 Lost
26 Sept 25th, 2002 Lost

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