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Jefferson Reid, Ace American 1 is the first podcasted episode of Jefferson Reid, Ace American.

Podcast Episode


"Jefferson Reid, Ace American 1" on Megaphone


WorkJuice Players

Guest Stars


The episode starts with WW2 a newsreel featuring Errol Flynn and Rex Flagwell promising victory soon.

Outside of the newsreel, Agent Abby Adams calls Flagwell reporting that she's found Brownie Finn, but before she can complete her report she's ambushed by Nazis and the report cuts out. Flagwell calls for his assistant to bring Jefferson Reid to mount a rescue mission for Abby.

Flagwell tells Jefferson the reason he sent Abby on a mission was to rescue Brownie Finn, but now needs Jefferson to rescue Abby from a German castle.

We pause for a word from Patriot Brand Cigarettes.

In the castle dungeon where Brownie and Abby are being held, they lament being caught by the Germans. Brunholdt straps Brownie into a torture machine and transforms him into a hideous giant ape-like monster. The Rasputin Process, which also saps his will, was learned with technology gleaned from the Arc of the Covenant.

Jefferson Reid arrives to rescue Brownie and Abby, who is also disturbed by Brownie's new appearance and desire to kill him.

We pause for a word from The WorkJuice Corporation, with special guest Errol Flynn for a new kind of meat.

Brownie Finn, still a giant trollish-ape, is choking the life out of Jefferson Reid. Jefferson combats Brownie by asking him questions about America to re-focus him. Ace and Brownie then join forces to fight the Germans in the lab. They knock the Germans down the stairs, but they soon return with a 9' long canon filled with hellfire, which they shoot at Jefferson.

We pause for a word from The WorkJuice Corporation and General Rex Flagwell about loose lips.

After several missed shots, one shot successfully heads at Jefferson. Brownie jumps in front of the path of the hellfire. Brownie soon succumbs to his wounds and dies. While Jefferson and Brunholdt are arguing, Abby defeats every henchman in the place. Abby and Jefferson then aim the hellfire canon at Brunholdt and kill him.

Jefferson and Abby then call Flagwell and, after some confusion, report in, tell the general of Brownie's death, and request extraction.




Recorded on January 8, 2011 at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, California. Released on January 23, 2011.

TAH Live Episode


The video of TAH Live #4 may be purchased on Vimeo. Proceeds from the live stream and from sales of this recording benefit food banks in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, and other cities.


WorkJuice Players

(Top) Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, (Row 2) Busy Philipps, Paul F. Tompkins, (Row 3) Nathan Fillion, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, (Row 4) Janet Varney and Craig Cackowski perform in TAH Live #4

Guest Stars

Plot Changes

There were several changes in the TAH Live version of the episode, including rewording of the Newsreel Hal segments.

  • Autumn Reeser made an appearance with no dialog as a housewife doing her part by raising money during a bake sale. This was a part of the Newsreel Hal dialog in the original podcasted episode, but it's unknown who may have been on stage for this brief appearance.
  • There was an extended gag with Jefferson and Flagwell unable to hear each other via the radio near the end of the podcasted episode. This was removed in the TAH Live version, probably because the "Can you hear me?" conversation is funny while standing next to each other on stage, but all too real over video conference.
  • At the end, Flagwell decides to make the ballgame that Jefferson wants to take Abby to start an hour late rather than try to extract them an hour early.


  • This episode was performed on May 23, 2020.