Peg Leg Pedro 1938: A Chevrolet Is Not A Disney.
How long have appearances of one-legged pirates really been inventive, illuminative, illustrative, or at least funny? Every time you think of the oldest story featuring early impersonations of Captain Ahab avant la lettre, you stumble over an even older one — but it must have been even before Treasure Island. The captain being engaged in a pirate’s or a whaler’s job, is a question of the plot, not the topos.
Favourite bit: The idyll in Nicky Nome’s Trouble Shooting Station from minute 4:00.