Son of the Beach

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Son of the Beach
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Genre Situation comedy
Created by David Morgasen
Timothy Stack
James R. Stein
Starring Timothy Stack
Jaime Bergman
Leila Arcieri
Roland Kickinger
Kimberly Oja
Lisa Banes
Composer(s) James Verboort
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 42
Production
Executive producer(s) David Morgasen
Timothy Stack
James R. Stein
Howard Stern
Producer(s) Tim Andrew
Scott McAboy
Gil Wadsworth
Camera setup Film; single-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) The Howard Stern Production Company
Loch Lomond Entertainment
Fox Television Studios
Distributor 20th Television
Broadcast
Original channel FX
Audio format Dolby Surround 2.0
Original run March 15, 2000 (2000-03-15) – October 1, 2002 (2002-10-01)

Son of the Beach is an American sitcom that aired from 2000 to 2002 on the FX network. The series was a spoof of Baywatch, with much of the comedy based on sexual double entendres, puns, innuendo and the like. A major running gag portrayed the studly David Hasselhoff character as a balding, middle-aged, pot-bellied and out-of-shape man who is nonetheless seen by all the other characters as highly fit and attractive. Radio talk show host Howard Stern was one of the executive producers.

Synopsis[edit]

The show centered on the adventures of Shore Patrol Force 30 (SPF 30, a pun on the term Sun Protection Factor), led by the pasty, out-of-shape, clueless lifeguard Notch Johnson (Timothy Stack). The rest of his patrol consists of B.J. Cummings (the dumb, white, big-chested lifeguard), Jamaica St. Croix (the dumb, African-American, big-chested lifeguard), Chip Rommel (the dumb, hunky, muscular male lifeguard who is an obvious parody of Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Kimberlee Clark (the smart but flat-chested female lifeguard and straight man of the series). Many of the plots revolved around silly action genre clichés and movie parodies, with many of the feature roles played by actors and celebrities such as Jason Alexander, Mark Hamill, Alan Thicke, Erik Estrada, Gary Coleman, John Salley, Joey Buttafuoco, Patty Hearst, Adam Carolla, Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, George Takei, Gilbert Gottfried, Walter Koenig, Pat Morita, Anson Williams, Christopher Darden, Maureen McCormick, Lee Majors, David Arquette, Neil Patrick Harris, Musetta Vander, Angelica Bridges, Ian Ziering, RuPaul, and Dweezil Zappa.

The title is a pun on the phrase "son of a bitch." Likewise, character names are rife with puns and innuendo. Porcelain Bidet, B.J. Cummings, Jamaica St. Croix, Anita Massengil, and Notch Johnson all refer to some sort of double entendre, while Chip Rommel's name refers to the "Desert Fox", further punctuating the fact that the character is German, his parents being "The Rommels of Paraguay" (South America was a refuge for hunted Nazis at the close of WWII). "Notch" and "B.J." are also parodies of the names of the Baywatch characters played by David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson - Mitch and C. J. Kimberlee Clark's name is a pun on the company Kimberly-Clark, manufacturer of paper products such as Kleenex and Kotex.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Candace Kita - Asian female news reporter (4 episodes) (2001-2002)
  • Robert Ryan - Professor Milosovic (13 episodes) (2000-2002)
  • Jason Hopkins - Kody Massengil (12 episodes) (2001-2001)
  • Lynne Marie Stewart - Ellen (11 episodes) (2000-2002)

Episode list[edit]

Season 1[edit]

March 14, 2000 - September 12, 2000

  • With Sex You Get Eggroll (3/14/00)
  • Silence of the Clams (3/21/00)
  • In the G-Hetto (3/28/00)
  • Love, Native-American Style (4/4/00)
  • Two Thongs Don't Make a Right (4/11/00)
  • Fanny and the Professor (4/18/00)
  • Eat My Muffin (8/1/00)
  • Miso Honei (8/8/00)
  • South of Her Border (8/15/00)
  • Day of the Jackass (8/22/00)
  • A Star Is Boned (8/29/00)
  • Attack of the Cocktopuss (9/5/00)
  • Mario Putzo's 'The Last Dong' (9/12/00)

Season 2[edit]

March 13, 2001 - July 17, 2001

  • B.J. Blue Hawaii (3/13/01)
  • From Russia, with Johnson (3/20/01)
  • Remember Her Titans (3/27/01)
  • Rod Strikes Back (4/3/01)
  • Queefer Madness (4/10/01)
  • Light My Firebush (4/17/01)
  • Chip's a Goy (4/23/01)
  • A Tale of Two Johnsons (5/28/01)
  • It's a Nude, Nude, Nude, Nude World (6/5/01)
  • It's Showtime at the Apollo 13! (6/12/01)
  • The Island of Dr. Merlot (6/19/01)
  • The Sexorcist (6/26/01)
  • Grand Prix (7/3/01)
  • Area 69 (7/10/01)
  • Booger Nights (7/17/01)

Season 3[edit]

June 18, 2002 - October 1, 2002

  • Penetration Island (6/18/02)
  • Saturday Night Queefer (6/25/02)
  • In the Line of Booty (7/2/02)
  • Three Days of the Condom (7/9/02)
  • Witness for the Prostitution (7/16/02)
  • The Gay Team (7/23/02)
  • You Only Come Once (7/30/02)
  • Hamm Stroker's Suck My Blood (8/6/02)
  • Godfather Knows Best (8/13/02)
  • Empty the Dragon (8/20/02)
  • The Long Hot Johnson (8/27/02)
  • Taco Lips Now: Part 1 (9/17/02)
  • Jailhouse Notch: Part 2 (9/24/02)
  • Bad News, Mr. Johnson (10/1/02)

Syndication[edit]

Reruns of the series began airing on the Viacom-owned Spike cable channel on November 7, 2010, eight years after its cancellation. It marks the first time the series has aired in the United States since.

DVD release[edit]

Son of the Beach: Volume 1 was released on April 29, 2003, containing the first 21 episodes of the series (through Season 2 episode "A Tale of Two Johnsons"). The DVD also contains writer/director/cast commentary on select episodes, introductions by Timothy Stack as Notch Johnson, Too Hot for TV montages, behind the scenes featurettes, outtakes, and TV spots.

Son of the Beach: Volume 2 was released on November 11, 2008 and contains the remaining 21 episodes from the series, as well as bonus material such as new menu introductions by Timothy Stack as Notch Johnson, new behind-the-scenes footage, commentaries by the creators of the series, sexy montage highlights, cast audition tapes and a Son of the Beach table read.

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