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 6, 2001 to September 25, 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 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
01 04-06-2001 Found
02 04-13-2001 Found
03 04-20-2001 Found
04 04-28-2001 Lost
05 05-07-2001 Found
06 05-14-2001 Lost
07 05-21-2001 Lost
08 06-01-2001 Lost
09 06-08-2001 Lost
10 06-15-2001 Lost
11 06-22-2001 Found
12 06-29-2001 Lost
13 07-07-2001 Lost
14 07-14-2001 Found
15 07-21-2001 Found
16 07-27-2001 Found
17 08-03-2001 Found
18 08-10-2001 Found
19 08-24-2001 Found
20 08-31-2001 Found
21 09-07-2001 Found
22 09-14-2001 Found
23 09-21-2001 Found
24 09-28-2001 Found

Season 2

# Air Date Status
01 04-03-2002 Found
02 04-11-2002 Found
03 04-18-2002 Found
04 04-24-2002 Found
05 05-01-2002 Found
06 05-08-2002 Found
07 05-15-2002 Found
08 05-22-2002 Lost
09 05-29-2002 Partially Found
10 06-05-2002 Lost
11 06-12-2002 Lost
12 06-19-2002 Lost
13 06-26-2002 Found
14 07-03-2002 Lost
15 07-10-2002 Lost
16 07-17-2002 Lost
17 07-24-2002 Lost
18 07-31-2002 Lost
19 08-07-2002 Lost
20 08-14-2002 Lost
21 08-21-2002 Lost
22 08-28-2002 Partially Found
23 09-04-2002 Lost
24 09-11-2002 Lost
25 09-18-2002 Lost
26 09-25-2002 Lost

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