Why it involved everyone screaming and why no later episodes have surfaced remains unknown. That's gotta count for something. It is implied he used necromancy to summon skeletons. He actually seems to think he's doing them a favour. The most notable victim is the rival pirate Milo, who had assumed he could garner more power by working with the Skin-Taker, unaware of who was really in charge.
Is Percy just a lightweight who can't handle his drink? In a couple of episodes she started crying for no reason. Both my parents said they didnt remember it and neither did my friends. Skin-Taker, but it turned out to only be a dream, so her actual existence is unconfirmed. I turned it off and it was the last time I watched. At one point, after Janice's actress changes, it gets almost twice as long, which is the most noticable time when this occurs. By the end of his run almost all of his crew are gone and the rest are too frightened to even breathe.
He also implies the above may not be true after all. And there was calliope music constantly playing. My mom would let me switch to it after the news. Reading does not normally give me the chills or goosebumps, like others described, but it does create a perfect picture in my mind. When asked by Janice why he does, he responds with the page quote, notably staring directly at the viewers as he says it. But the main fact is he was able to exist outside a body just in Candle Cove for years and probably can exist there forever. It's such a shame Candle Cove is only a pasta.
Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back. At the end of the story arc, it was revealed they were. He is known to be present in six episodes, but he may have been in more of the ones that were unaired. I turned it off and it was the last time I watched. Janice or Jade or something. I lived in Ironton at the time. He mentions that his jaw moves this way to grind skin.
His performer Michael Colon is noted to have endured a horrendous nightmare in which his son was murdered by The Skin Taker and had his face added to the skeleton's hat. He is seen laughing as he chases Percy and when he talks about taking his hide. Though there were several episodes with some pretty surprising content, ranging from the subtle to the not-so-subtle. His cape would get longer several times over the course of the series. Sorry to ressurect this old thread but I know exactly what show you mean, Skyshale.
I'm really glad that you liked it! For example, when Percy and Janice fall face-first in the mud, Percy's sputtering reaction is hilarious, but Janice looks like she's going to cry and you can't help but feel bad for her. In fact, one could make a strong case of it being a or parody. Seems the Radar was sleeping on the job. Everyone else called him 'Gorger' or 'Hungry'. It's the first half that's static.
It's kind of weird, actually. His construction is also of note. I never found reference to it anywhere so I think it was on a local station around 1971 or 1972. After confronting Frances, he reunites with his brother's spirit, and he is whisked into another dimension in which the real Candle Cove takes place. I used to have this awful memory, a bad dream I had where the opening jingle ended, the show faded in from black, and all the characters were there, but the camera was just cutting to each of their faces, and they were just screaming, and the puppets and marionettes were flailing spastically, and just all screaming, screaming. It chronicled the adventures of a little girl named Janice, who sailed Candle Cove with Pirate Percy aboard their talking ship, the Laughingstock.
Eddie however is at first just a normal kid but becomes dark and cold. And there was calliope music constantly playing. Although the latter very obviously speaks of Janice being closer to death, and thus closer to becoming another victim. However, like many villains, he is abusive towards his henchmen. His signature songs, , and , contain some ambiguous and dark themes.
The little girl, Janice, I remember seeing her shake. It was called Candle Cove and I must have been 6 or 7. It was made by simply his mind. The entire episode consisted of nothing but close ups of the various characters, screaming and crying into the camera. I woke up many times from that nightmare. Could be purely coincidental, but it's still pretty damn terrifying. His normal wooden face wasn't capable of making that expression, and a completely different head was needed just for that scene.