As part of my episode recap last week, I included a screen shot of the end credits in which they list a “Boat Captain.”
My question was, “Why do they need a boat captain? Isn’t BullshitBilly a 30-year seasoned veteran of the high seas?”
Well, after watching two seasons of him sink boats and ram them into docks on numerous occasions, it’s apparent that captain Hazelwood would do a better job steering a boat than our favorite TV grifter.
After some cursory research, I believe I have found more information on this captain. I’m not presenting this as solid fact, I’m just sharing what I found. Coincidence? Maybe… You decide.
First, the name appears in a Milwaukee newspaper that tells of a fishing boat captain that lives on the Great Lakes but is moving to Alaska in 2011. Looking at the picture of him you can see how much he looks like BullshitBilly. Maybe that’s why ParkSlop hired him to be the captain because in dim light or far-away shots, he’d pass for him.
He next appears on another Alaska TV show called Alaska Fish Wars. He played himself as this was another ‘reality’ show produced for NatGeo.
I also found that the Misty Bay Lodge, Where the Brownklownz REALLY live, is owned by one of the Producers of the show according to this post on their Facebook page. In this post it seems he is saying that Captain Dan Anderson is a producer of the show, but I was unable to find anything on that. Perhaps he’s referring to the upcoming season?
Someone commented on the fact that maybe he is the one that takes the crew out on the skiff for filming. That would seem like a hell of an overqualified captain to just ferry around a few ParkSlop personnel. My bet is that he is the one driving the SS Grifter as it pulls in and out of various ports and harbors since none of the Brownklownz are able to do it without severely damaging property.
I reviewed the end credits and did not see Dan’s name credited for anything other than “Boat Captain.”
In looking back at the end credits, I noticed something else weird but unrelated to this post. It seems Browntown is in a National Forest?