Time Warp Trio
Season 1, Episode 1
Air date July 9, 2005
Written by Steve Granat and Cydne Clark
Directed by David SanAngelo
Episode Guide
The Not-So-Jolly Roger begins the television series of Time Warp Trio. It was based upon the book created by Jon Scieszka.


Joe's Uncle gives him a mysterious book for his birthday and when Fred wishes for buried treasure, the boys find themselves on the wrong end of the gun barrel of Edward Teach — more familiarly known as the vicious, infamous pirate Blackbeard


North Carolina, 1718



Fred: The Book? Catchy title.

Fred: Ah?! When did we decide to climb a tree?!

Historic figuresEdit



  • This is the first episode of the series
  • This marks the first appearance of the boys, Joe's mom and Uncle Joe.
  • Mad Jack can be seen briefly dressed as a pirate (and it's a quick scene).
  • Blackbeard will appear again in cameos in 2105 and My Big Fat Greek Olympics .


  • Sam can be seen with the others drinking milk, but he's lactose intolerant.
    • However, it could have been soy milk.
  • Joe distacts the guard so he and the others could eat, but Joe isn't seen eating.
  • At one point when the boys are in battle and are pulling the cannon, Sam's eyes are closed but his lenses are white.
  • There is one scene where Fred's baseball hat returns instead the Pirate hat in one scene and then goes back to the pirate one in the next scene.
Time Warp Trio episodes
The Not-So-Jolly Roger | 2105 | You Can't, But Genghis Khan | Tut, Tut | Sam Samurai | See You Later, Gladiator | Lewis and Clark...and Jodie, Freddi, and Samantha | Viking It and Liking It | Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge? | Me Oh Maya | The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy | Able Was I Ere I Saw Elba | The Seven Blunders of the World | Jinga All the Way | Birdman or Birdbrain? | Dude, Where's My Karma? | My Big Fat Greek Olympics | Wushu Were Here | What's So Great About Peter? | The Caveman Catastrophe | Nightmare on Joe's Street | Breaking the Codex | Break an Egg | The High and the Flighty | Harem Scare'em | Plaid to the Bone