Scorch (TV series)

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Scorch
Genre Situation comedy
Created by Allan Katz
Written by Allan Katz
Daniel Margosis
Joe Toplyn
Directed by Richard Correll
Zane Buzby
John Sgueglia
Starring Jonathan Walker
Rhea Silver-Smith
Lauren Katz
Rose Marie
John O'Hurley
Brenda Strong
Todd Susman
Voices of Ronn Lucas
Composer(s) Ray Colcord
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 3 (3 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s) David Tyron King
Producer(s) Wenda Fong
Cinematography Walter Glover
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Edgar J. Scherick Associates
Lorimar Productions
Saban Entertainment
Distributor CBS
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run February 28 – March 13, 1992 (1992-03-13)

Scorch is a 1992 television sitcom that aired on CBS, and was canceled after only three episodes were broadcast.

The title character, a miniature dragon, is a puppet that was used by ventriloquist Ronn Lucas before the series came to be; although Lucas never actually appeared in the series, he did supply Scorch's voice.

Premise[edit]

Scorch, a small 1300-year-old dragon, awakens from a 100-year nap in 1992. While flying around, he's struck by lightning and he crash-lands in front of the apartment of Brian Stevens (Jonathan Walker) and his daughter Jessica (Rhea Silver-Smith). The next day, as a result of awkward circumstances, Brian lands a job as a TV weatherman at WWEN-TV by pretending that he's a ventriloquist and Scorch is his puppet; no one except Brian and Jessica knows that Scorch is a real dragon.

Episodes[edit]

Six episodes were made, but only three were aired.

Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
1 "Pilot" Zane Buzby Allan Katz February 28, 1992 (1992-02-28)
After crashing in front of Brian's apartment, Scorch soon endears himself to Brian's 8-year-old daughter, but not to Brian. However, he persuades Brian to take him along to a job interview, concealed in a bag. Scorch pops out of the bag during the interview, and Brian must think quickly...
2 "Dragon Flu" Zane Buzby Allan Katz March 6, 1992 (1992-03-06)
Scorch is suffering from dragon flu; the symptoms include amnesia, unconsciousness, coughing, swearing, and barking. Unfortunately, Brian and Scorch have to present a "Man of the Year" award to the station's boss.
3 "You Gaslight Up My Life" John Sgueglia Bill Richmond March 13, 1992 (1992-03-13)
Scorch becomes effusive and annoys everyone after a photo of him appears on the cover of the new TV magazine.
4 "First Time" Zane Buzby Lee Aronsohn N/A
Scorch tries to help Brian find a girlfriend, but Scorch's obtrusive ways prove to be embarrassing.
5 "Scorch Likes It Hot" Howard Storm Joe Toplyn N/A
Dr. Joyce Brothers gives suggestions to the head of the station, such as replacing Brian's "puppet" with a female one.
6 "Money, Money, Money" Jim Drake Allan Katz N/A
Scorch discovers the Home Shopping Channel, and maxes out Brian's credit card. Scorch then tries to make some of Brian's money back by inviting everyone from the station to a poker game.

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