1 9 9 2 (USA)
6 x 30 minute episodes
One night while flying through a thunderstorm over New Haven, Connecticut, a 1300-year-old fire-breathing dragon is struck by lightning. He loses his balance and crash-lands in the backyard of the home of aspiring actor Brian Stevens (Jonathan Walker).
Brian’s 13-year-old daughter Jessica (Rhea Silver-Smith) finds the four-foot-tall dragon – who calls himself Scorch (voiced by the puppet’s creator Ronn Lucas) – and convinces her recently divorced father to let her keep him.
The following day, Brian has an appointment with Jack Fletcher (Todd Susman), the station manager of WWEN-TV, for a possible job as the weatherman for New Haven at Noon.
Brian fails the audition – until Scorch (who Brian is carrying in a tote bag) begins to make noises and Jack assumes Brian is a ventriloquist and Scorch is his dummy. So jack reconsiders and Brian gets the job, with Scorch agreeing to help.
Other regular characters in the short-lived series included Allison King (Brenda Strong) and Howard Gurman (John O’Hurley), the co-anchors of New Haven at Noon, and Brian’s landlady, Mrs Bracken (Rose Marie).
The series ran from 29 February to 13 March 1992.
Ronn Lucas (voice)