Last week, as an unimportant step in trying to win tickets to see “Treasure Island” at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, I asked you to name your favorite pirate. Here are some of the responses-excluding the expected Blackbeard, Captain Hook, and “Pirates of the Caribbean” characters.
“Pittsburgh” (David Bolin)
“It must really be saying something about my stage in life that I immediately think of the The Pirate Piggies from one of my kids’ favorite shows, “Dora the Explorer.” (Jamaison Schuler)
“The goofy kid on the ‘Freecreditreport.com’ commercials.” (Ron Hittel)
“Jimmy Buffett” (Bryan Woodruff)
“Cap’n Crunch’s nemesis Jean LaFoote” (Jen Zentz)
“Elliot, played by Larry the Cucumber, in the VeggieTales’ movie ‘The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything.'” (Brandy Wood)
“Dread Pirate Roberts from ‘The Princess Bride.'” (Debby Blake)
“Anne Bonny” (Erin Beaver, Kathi Pugh)
“My favorite pirates are the cast of the very cheesy 1982 flick ‘The Pirate Movie’ … It starred Kristy McNichol and Christopher Atkins … very tongue-in-cheek humor but some pretty good movie.” (Aliya Chaplin) Reporter’s note: “The Pirate Movie” is one of the three or four worst movies ever made. And I’m including the Tim Burton “Planet of the Apes,” the roller skating science fiction flick “Solarbabies,” and “Meatballs 2.” -L.H.
“My son, who was one for Halloween.” (Debbie Snyder)
“Pirate radio operators. Sure, it’s against the rules. But it’s fun.” (Chris Love)
“One-eyed Willie, from ‘Goonies.'” (Mat Foley, Leslie Henchon)
“Keith Richards.” (Matt Etchison)
“Smee.” (Barbara Uggen-Davis)
“Sugule Ali, the official Somali pirate spokesman.” (Bill Dorner)