The Knights of Prosperity Episodes

2006, TV Show

The Knights of Prosperity Episode: "Pilot Episode"

Season 1, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: The plot to rob Mick Jagger gets off to a shaky start as the Knights carry out a plan to make a copy of Jagger's apartment key. Jagger has a cameo.
Original Air Date: Jan 3, 2007

January 3, 2007: Not Conventionally Handsome, or Educated... or Sober Season 1, Episode 1

"Dear God, we humbly ask that one of these keys be 18A, so that we may more easily rob Mick Jagger. Thanks for your time." And with that, I can say that I have an actual crush on a television show. I have the butterflies of anticipation, and the immediate laugh to every joke, no matter how infantile. In short, I'm in love. With five guys and a girl. And Mick Jagger. I have problems. But enough about me. I want to show this to everyone out there who says that the sitcom is dead, because who wouldn't laugh at the image of a flower deliveryman repeatedly hitting himself over the head with his hand and the subsequent exchange of, "What's the matter with you?" "Bird flu." As we are all now aware, the premise of the show is that the Knights of Prosperity ("Issue 1, the name sucks," as Squatch so delicately put it) are attempting to rob Mick Jagger. Who among us cannot in some way identify with Eugene Gurkin, a man who sits in his tub, drinking and watching E! marathons? Or Squatch, who explains that he's doing this for his family and, "if commercial space flight should ever become available, I would very much like to view the Earth from orbit"? Still, let us not discount Rockefeller Butts (I have to wonder if Bart Simpson came up with these names), who wants his girlfriend back from Paris, or Gourishankar/Gary who has been reduced to driving a cab. Finally, we have Esperanza, who had to escape Enrique, and poor Louis Plunk, the young man in search of a communications internship on Montel Williams or Taxi 2: Step on It. The amount of detail that went into crafting this first episode is almost too much to process. Having Meredith Brooks'"Bitch" blasting through Louis' headphones, or the use of the "Focus" poster that I swear was in all of my elementary school classrooms, not to mention the Jewish supplies warehouse. Of course, Jagger was simply the icing on this very delicious morsel of an episode. His profile was pitch-perfect, and in many ways reminiscent of This is Spinal Tap, especially when discussing his love of hats: "It's a bit of an obsession of mine. I keep them at 62 degrees, about 10 percent humidity." If the rest of the show is anything like the pilot, I will be a very happy girl indeed. I tend to view series like this as a gift. While our intrepid six may lead mediocre lives, this show is far from mediocre. Yes, the name is awkward, but look no further than what could have been: Squatch: "Queens Mafia." Gary: "A mob reference, what a cliché." Squatch: "You got a better idea, Dr. Bombay?" Gary: "Yes, I do, the Jedi Council." Squatch: "It's not bad." Eugene: "Any other ideas... Rockefeller?" Rockefeller: "Batman?" Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, The Knights of Prosperity. I think it would be presumptuous to say we know how the season will end. We don't know that they'll succeed, or that they won't end up in jail. All we know is that they're, "offering you the chance to change your lives forever," and that there will be snacks along the way. show less
"Dear God, we humbly ask that one of these keys be 18A, so that we may more easily rob Mick Jagger. Thanks for your time." And with that, I can say that I have an actual crush on a television show. I have the butterflies of anticipation, and the immediate laugh to every joke, no matter how infantile. In short, I’m in love. With five guys and a girl. And Mick Jagger. I have problems. But enough about me. I want to show this to everyone out there who says that the sitcom is dead, because who wouldn’t laugh at the image of a flower deliveryman repeatedly hitting himself over the head with his hand and the subsequent exchange of, "What's the matter with you?" "Bird flu."As we are all now aware, the premise of the show is that the Knights of Prosperity ("Issue 1, the name sucks," as Squatch so delicately put it) are attempting to rob Mick Jagger. Who among us cannot in some way identify with Eugene Gurkin, a man who sits in his tub, drinking and watching E! marathons? Or Squatc... read more

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Premiered: October 17, 2006, on ABC
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Premise: A janitor enlists a ragtag group of fellow noncriminals to rob Mick Jagger's New York apartment.

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