Jeff Schroeder From CBS Amazing Race and Big Brother Came To Gloucester To Film Around The World For Free

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We hosted him at our house last night along with the crew, director and my boys The Rabbit and Benny Goodman.

But first we had a whole lot of fun in Gloucester.

When I first realized he was coming this way my first thought was to have him go lobstering on one of our boats but then midway through the afternoon the perfect idea for some good tv.

Any of our loyal readership knows about the triple pincher clawed lobster that we got at our dock last Saturday.  it was the first one I had seen like that but we sold it off at the end of the night never really knowing where it was going or if it would be eaten the next day (which I have no problem with BTW). But some of our readers, the newspaper people and television people that came down to cover the story about the triple pincher clawed lobster all asked if we would let it go because it was a “special” lobster.  We don’t take special measures to release these lobsters normally as the afternoons here are all about getting the lobsters in and out of the building as quickly as possible and of course to sell them to people that will pay the bill for said lobsters.

So when in the very same week one of lobstermen Mike Tupper aboard The Freemantle Doctor brought in an albino lobster one of only two I’ve ever seen in my entire life handling millions and millions of pounds of lobsters down here since I was a kid Mike asked if we could keep the lobster in the tank so he could show his father in law.

OK now here is where the idea came to me-  We have Jeff make the decision since the name of the show is Around The World For Free- He could eat the special albino lobster and all the lobster he could eat or he would have to walk the Greasy Pole and earn the right to release the incredibly rare albino lobster back to the sea.  I presented the two options in two envelopes One said EAT THE LOBSTER– The Other  envelope said FREE THE LOBSTER.

Mark Ring,skipper of lobster boat The Stanley Thomas took us out to the Greasy Pole and Jeff made his decision-

Here is Jeff on the Greasy Pole taking some advice from my boy the Rabbit

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Here he is on the pole-

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Jeff Schroeder and Joey Ciaramitaro at The Crows Nest Gloucester MA

More to come from our adventures in Gloucester including video, pictures at Passports, The Crows, Nest and of course the fate of the albino lobster.

Here is the website where Jeff talks about Gloucester-

http://www.cbsaroundtheworld.com/#/journey/the-adventure-begins/photo/139

10 comments

  • From where we were picking sea glass on Pavillion Beach, Jeff wasn’t bad as a pole walker.

    “Viva the lobster!!!”

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  • This reminds me of the old Saturday Night Live sketch about Larry the Lobster — people had to call in and vote on whether he lived or died…

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  • Viva San Pedro!!!

    Joeeeyyy!!!! What a great time last night showing the midwesterner what’s up with Gloucester! Fortunately for him he did alright, he’ll live for another day and so will the albino lobster! You’re the best man,
    ~B

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  • Joey,

    Thats how we roll cousin….Thanks so much for the support GMG…Make sure you get the verbal okay from the crows nest and Zsolt will fax the hard copy..Thats right I said Crows nest after a wonderful meal at Passports…Love Eric…He waked the pole..!!! Viva

    Paws,
    Bman, Brian yours truly Rabbit

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  • Note the pole was without grease! Way to go in earning the right to release the albino lobster – I love it! Joey – you are so rocking it on the interwebs! 🙂

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  • What an awesome idea, can’t wait to learn the albino lobster’s fate! Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun – way to represent!!
    Jenn

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  • Gosh, if all the guys at The Crow’s Nest looked like those two the girls would be flocking there in droves!

    Well done.

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  • Knowing Jeff and following his life for over a year, I would bet anything that the Lobster Lives! He couldn’t hurt a fly He has over 2,000 fans at the JeJo site. We all love him, his girlfriend and his family.

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  • Our whole family from Michigan was with Sabine to see this historic amazing event.

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  • Thanks for giving Jeff his first task to perform on his journey around the world. Making this experience fun and interesting will keep him motivated and his spirits high. Love the pictures. Keep following him on the CBS site and on twitter, you may be able to help him out again, along the line.

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