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Jake and the Kid tells the coming of age tale, of a young boy growing up in the prairies region of the United States. Adapted from a series of short stories, Jake and the Kid tells the tale of a kind-hearted, young boy who loves his mother and is growing close and learning lessons of life from his mother's ranch hand.

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2 Seasons, 26 Episodes
November 25, 2002
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  • Otto, a local hermit, begins building a giant ship, in the belief that the next apocalyptic flood is coming. Ben, Katya and Jackie set out to spy on this "Second Noah", upsetting him. Ben finds himself briefly trapped in Otto's cabin. With Ben suffering nightmares from the experience, Julia, Paul and other Crocus citizens demand Otto be sent to an asylum. Jake's assurances that Otto is a harmless old man fall on deaf ears and only Ben can save him.

  • The sight of a circus cheetah being abused by its trainer sends Ben, Katya and Jackie into action. They steal the big cat away to their tree house, sparking a search by the townsfolk. Jake hunts for the animal with a mysterious young roustabout who has a chip on his shoulder and bears more than a passing resemblance to Jake.

  • Clarence "Big Cat" Jacobson and his sleazy manager Ted Templeton are on their way to a big comeback match when their car breaks down in Crocus. The big man teaches Ben a few moves to help him stand up to the school bully, while Ted concocts a barn fight scheme to make some fast money. Upon learning that Ted is only using the aging boxer for his own selfish ends, Jake climbs into the ring to make Clarence reconsider his boxing career.

  • The ongoing feud between Jake and Paul heats up after Paul begins taking over farm duties, prompting Jake to consider leaving Crocus. His news upsets Ben and turns Julia against Paul. Jake's friends desperately try to convince him to stay, reminding him of his many memories in Crocus.

  • Julia's sudden and surprise engagement to Paul Krause sends Ben running away from home. He is joined by Katya, who feels her new baby brother has become the centre of her parents' lives, and Jackie, who is simply looking for an adventure. At the climax of a journey filled with mishaps, their raft tips over and Ben saves Jackie from drowning.

  • Ben is excited about his new horse until Jake is injured while trying to break it. During supper at the Osborne's, Sophia Melnyk goes into labour, sending Jake into a driving rain storm for help. When Jake's truck becomes stuck in the mud, Ben must overcome his fear of his new horse and ride to fetch the midwife. The baby doesn't want to wait so Julia must deliver it on her own.

  • Julia's glamorous actress sister Donna Davey returns to Crocus with her Hollywood director friend Cole Donner. When Cole meets Jake, he feels he's found his archetypal cowboy and begs Jake to mentor him on the ways of the West. Meanwhile, Donna mentors Julia's beau Paul Krause on the art of taking things slow, just as Julia decides to speed things up resulting in a romantic muddle. Jaimz Woolvett has appeared in the films Unforgiuen, Dead Presidents and The Assistant. His television credits include Lonesome Dove, Street Legal and Road to Auonlea.

  • After being humiliated by two older boys, Ben and his friend Jackie Whitbread are determined to beat them at the Dominion Day Horse-Pulling Contest. Ben ignores Jake's warnings about using his race horse Fever as a plow horse and goes on to win the contest. His actions carry a heavy price, however, and Ben must make the toughest decision in his life after Fever goes lame.

  • The Sanitary Cafe is purchased by the Melnyk family, setting tongues wagging over the strange food Sophia Melnyk is serving and Bogie Melnyk's junk yard behind the cafe. Matters come to a head after newspaper editor Hattie Fischer writes a scathing editorial in the Crocus Breeze about the town's racial discrimination. Even Ben is caught up in the issue when he calls Katya Melnyk a "bohunk" during a fight over a kite flying contest.

  • The town of Crocus is threatened by a prairie grass fire. Ben Osborne tries to prove to his older friends he's no longer a kid and winds up rolling a tractor. When a prairie grass fire rages near Crocus, Ben sees his chance to prove he's an adult and sets off to fight the fire. He's no match for the flames, though, and Jake must risk his life to save Ben and his dog Rocket.

  • Albert Rickey suffers an apparent heart attack during a blizzard and the town rallies to help save him. While the town prepares for Daddy Johnson's surprise 108th birthday party, a blizzard hits Crocus, snowing everyone in and downing phone lines. In the middle of the storm, Albert Rickey suffers an apparent heart attack. Unable to reach Doc Fotheringham, it's up to Jake and the other to help him. The dire situation turns the Sanitary Cafe into a makeshift hospital - and confessional.

  • Crocus prepares for its crowning social event. The Snow Ball. With the annual Snow Ball fast approaching, the town comes alive with a flurry of preparations - and predictions! Everyone has their own thoughts on who will accompany me town's most eligible bachelorette to the Ball. Which lucky man will have Emily Henchbaw as his date?

  • A medicine man from Jake's past visit Crocus. A down-and-out vagabond is befriended by Ben and Lazarus. The shabby old man is none other than Professor Claudius T. Winesinger, a medicine man who rescued Jake from some serious trouble when he was younger. When the Professor has a run-in with Albert Rickey which almost lands him in jail, Jake returns the old favor - saves the Professor and shows the Kid the true meaning of friendship.

  • Ben learns an important lesson when he's taught to use a rifle. Jake leads Ben through the rite of passage for every farm boy - learning how to use a rifle. Overcoming Julia's objections, Ben accompanies Jake to the opening of deer season. Ben's eagerness to hunt is replaced by horror when he discovers the stupid and reckless actions of the town bully, Tuggy Mclntyre.

  • An acrimonious lawsuit explodes between the local undertaker and Repeat Golightly over an "accidentally-on-purpose" slip of the scissors. George Solway, the town's blowhard undertaker, becomes an amateur prosecuting attorney after Repeat Golightly cuts off his beard in a fit of pique. Julia's Hollywood-starlet sister, Donna Davey, pays a surprise visit to Crocus. An aspiring artist, she sketches a caricature of George as a goat, fanning the flames of his fury.

  • Crocus is wooed by an oil company executive who is convinced that the town sits on a wealth of oil. The Sterling Oil Company is convinced that a fortune in oil is lying beneath the surface of the town of Crocus. When they promise easy money to those townspeople willing to sell their land titles, the residents jump on the bandwagon. Sterling's slick salesman manages to secure a good bit of land, much to Jake's dismay. Jake's concern for the community hits home when Julia considers selling the Osborne farm.

  • Crocus's first lottery offers a trip to Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, and has the townsfolk in a frenzy, including Norma Weathersby, who scoops up tickets in bulk to beat the odds. Her son, Gordie, is a brainy, quiet loner who has become an easy target for the other children's taunts. A near-tragic accident teaches them both some important life lessons.

  • A mysterious stranger comes to Crocus and saves its losing baseball team. Once the league baseball champions, the Crocus Locusts have been on a losing streak all season, with no hope in sight of turning their luck around. Their fortunes change when a pitcher talented enough for the major leagues arrives in town, and the Locusts are back in the game. Their little miracle begins to fade, however, when rumors circulate that Mac may be an escaped convict.

  • Julia Osborne is torn between following her heart or following her head when Albert Rickey makes an offer on the Osborne farm. Torn between her own family and friends in Toronto and raising Ben on his father's land, Julia ultimately chooses to put down roots of her own in Saskatchewan. Ben is oblivious to his mother's dilemma, having developed a fear of riding after a bad spill from his new horse. Fever. After a mystical visit by Chief Fly-Like-An-Arrow, Ben overcomes his fear enough to contemplate riding Fever in a race against Albert Rickey, the town's own "Donald Trump".

  • The town of Crocus celebrates its Golden Jubilee. Everyone in Crocus is buzzing with excitement over plans to unveil a war memorial in honor of the town's Golden Jubilee. The omission of Moses' father's name from the plaque, however, is an unfortunate error that has left both Moses and Jake terribly upset. And Julia Osborne is equally distraught to be acknowledged as the only W.W.II widow in Crocus. Meanwhile, her son Ben dreams of buying Fever, a prize horse up for sale at the town auction, and with their own brand of creativity, Ben and Jake succeed!

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