May 29, 2008

Captain Hook and His Scurvy Christian Pirate Puppet Crew

I stand corrected. The televangelizing, ventriloquizing Captain Hook was not, as I implied, a Texan (though he did release an LP titled “Captain Hook A-live in Texas”). He was a Hoosier. A Hoosier biker who wiped out, lost a leg, and saw the light, which light illuminated a vision of himself as the piratical Christian captain of a piratical Christian puppet crew and host of a Christian television program for children.

The televangelical Captain Hook was no fey Cyril Ritchard pirate dandy nor ambiguous Jack Sparrow. Nosirree. He had him a Mrs. Hook right there on the ship with him (what might Jack Aubrey have said?) along with those puppets, one of whom was named Sharkey. If you listen to this clip, you can pray along with Sharkey: Captain Hook and His Scurvy Christian Pirate Puppet crew.

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  1. Michael Smith on May 30th, 2008 at 6:46 am

    …who wiped out, lost a leg, and saw the light, which light illuminated a vision of himself as the piratical Christian captain of a piratical Christian puppet crew and host of a Christian television program for children.

    Why, if he lost his leg, Captain Hook? It must be real hard to walk with a hook for a leg.

  2. Sheila Ryan on May 30th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Yes, something along the lines of “Pegleg” would have made more sense, but then there really isn’t much about a crew of Scripture-spouting pirates that makes sense. (Actually, I think that the Captain may have had both a prosthetic arm and leg.) Here you’ll find a bit more on the Captain (who has, I believe, gone to dwell in Davy Jones’s locker — or wherever it is that Christian pirates find their final reward).

  3. David Agosta on January 21st, 2009 at 4:20 am

    I know the Captain’s son. His name is Vinny and has his own website (www.bigvinny.com). His Dad also lost an arm, thus the name “Captain Hook”. Vinny is getting ready to release his Dad’s albums on CD. Just drop him an email and say, “David sent me.”