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DEADLIEST CATCH | EPISODE TITLE: Greenhorns
Original Air Date: April 12, 2005

Season: 1

Crab Count: 0

SYNOPSIS: It's the first day of work at the world's deadliest job. Approximately 1,500 fishermen and 250 boats have converged on Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for the 2005 Alaskan king crab season. Each individual -- old salts and greenhorns alike -- is here to stake his claim on the 14 million pounds of crab that the season is expected to yield, and the chance to earn a year's wages in just one week. To that end, each boat's captain has his own strategy for success.

With a radio countdown, the season begins and the first pots are dumped into the sea. It will be many hours before all the pots are set and even longer before anyone rests. But soon after the start, the stabilizer breaks on one of the boats, forcing its crew to fish with a potentially deadly problem. For others, it's fish guts and crab pots as they desperately grasp for their piece of the $80 million king crab pie.

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DEFINING SHOT


Sig, Bradford

Sig will shake the greenhorns (Bradford Davis) hand after the season
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CATCHY QUOTES
MEMORABLE MOMENTS
  • The smells are something you cannot expect. A couple of times I had to tilt my head to the side and not blow chunks.-- Bradford Davis, Greenhorn - Northwestern

  • I pretty much put my finger on a chart and decide which way I'm gonna go with it. -- Captain Vince Shavender - F/V Lucky Lady

  • There's 3 ways to do things on this boat--the right way, the wrong way, and the Norwegian way.--Edgar Hansen--Northwestern

  • Little do they know they're about to get schooled by the Bering sea.--Mike Rowe on greenhorns
  • Sig Hansen refuses to shake hands with greenhorn Bradford until after the season is over.

  • Blessing of the fleet




EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mariner superstitions told by fishermen and skippers.







Boat Profile Page - Deadliest Catch WikiMAN VS. NATURE ON THE DEADLIEST CATCH
MAJOR SETBACKS
VICTORIES
  • On the Lucky Lady the season has started but their stabilizing wing is stuck in the water and no pots can be launched until it is brought on board. The crew manages to wrestle the boom aboard but the metal wing is lost leaving the smallest boat in the fleet in for a bumpier ride.













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Got Crab
Got Crab
For Good Luck
Edgar bites the head off for good luck.





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cinnamonsugar60 Edgar Hansen and biting the head off a fish 0 Jun 11 2010, 8:28 PM EDT by cinnamonsugar60
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I lol'ed at Edgar biting the head off the fish reminded me of when i was a kid and did that same thing with smelt except then it was to gross my mom out!
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