Color me surprised, but I'm amazed that "Son of the Beach" actually made it onto DVD, as it was unceremoniously cancelled by FX Networks last year. Despite being shilled almost daily by Howard Stern (he's an executive producer), "Son of the Beach" was not renewed by FX, because they felt it was too expensive to produce. Even so, I guess that's a good thing, as it gives me hope that some of my favorite television shows may end up on the digital medium we love so much, even though they were cancelled.
"Son of the Beach" isn't particularly a good show. In fact, I would hardly call it funny. Lot's of the jokes are REALLY low-brow (i.e. tons of double entendres about oral sex, bodily functions, etc), the stories are lame, and the acting is awful at times… But, I'd be hard pressed to say that I wasn't entertained by most of the episodes. Add to the fact that all the women on the show are VERY easy on the eyes (especially Jamie Bergman and Leila Arceri).
"Son of the Beach" plays like a mix between "Get Smart" and "Baywatch." Starring Tim Stack as head lifeguard Notch Johnson, "Son of the Beach" is about a crew of misfit lifeguards working at a beach located in Malibu Adjacent. Each of them has their own distinct personality, and every week they deal with a new problem, which plagues their sandy beaches. Honestly, that's as good a summary as you're going to get, as this show requires VERY LITTLE from the viewer. If you're hankering for mindless entertainment, then this is what you're looking for.
"Son of the Beach – Volume 1" features 21 episodes (season 1 + first half of season 2), each having a running time of approximately 22 minutes. Below are episode summaries and commentary listings broken down per disc. Be forewarned, there are some potential spoilers in their descriptions.
Silence of the Clams - The Unadumper is in town, and his pollution is causing all the clams to go bad. Meanwhile, B.J. gets asked to Clamapalooza.
In the G-Hetto - Jamaica is blackmailed into running drugs for a kingpin, while Chip enters a Mr. Pec contest.
Love, Native American Style - After his step-father passes away, Notch looks for a way to stop a casino from being built. Chip moonlights as a stripper.
Two Thongs Don't Make a Right - A boy gets trapped in a hole while looking for an elusive nude beach. Meanwhile, a "no thong" law is passed.
Fanny and the Professor - Robo-babe lifeguards replace Notch and his unit. It's up to the gang to find a way to get their jobs back.
Eat My Muffin - These mysterious muffins are causing everyone, including BJ, who eats them to join a cult. Notch and his unit devises a plan to return BJ from the cult's clutches.
South of Her Border - Notch and the girls travel to South America to stop a military coup, but end up in prison themselves. Meanwhile, Chip runs a lifeguard program.
Day of the Jackass - A peace conference between China and South Africa takes place in Malibu Adjacent. Jamaica falls in love with an African prince.
A Star is Boned - Hollywood comes to Malibu Adjacent, and actress Regina Streep's life is threatened. Jamaica runs a bachelor auction.
Attack of the Cocktopuss - A mythical, half-octopus half-rooster, shows up in Malibu Adjacent, and everybody is out to catch it. Chip joins a rock band.
Mario Putzo's… The Last Dong - Organized crime comes to Malibu Adjacent, and it's up to Notch to get rid of them. Meanwhile, B.J. ponders if she's a lesbian.
From Russia with Johnson - Notch and his unit are out to stop a Russian terrorist.
Remember Her Titans - Jamaica's boyfriend has a gambling problem, and Notch takes his place in the big game.
Rod Strikes Back - The cult leader is back, and he's here for B.J. Chip's dog challenges Steve.
Queefer Madness - Johnny Queefer blows into town, and it's up to Notch to find out why. Meanwhile, a BMX competition is held in Malibu Adjacent.
Light My Firebush - B.J.'s redneck parents are in town. Notch's half-sister joins the gang.
Chip's a Goy - The gang heads off to the Middle East, and Notch is kidnapped by a terrorist group. Chip agrees to convert to Judiasm for a woman.
A Tale of Two Johnsons - There's a Notch clone out there, and he's evil. Kimberlee's boyfriend is back in town and tries to steal her away.