ROX #20, “J&B's Holiday-Type Festivity,” was conceived as a present for my cousin John Edwards. I had drawn John's name in my family's Christmas lottery. But I didn't really know what to get him. I didn't really know him that well, as he lived on the other side of the country. So we hosted a Christmas party, made a TV show out of it, and I sent him a tape as a gift.
I'm not sure what John thought of the show.
I refer to him a couple of times in the course of this show as a “long-haired hippie freak.” That was probably not the best choice of words. Cousin John did have long hair at the time, but I really don't know him well enough to say whether or not he is now, or ever has been, at any time, a “hippie freak.”
But as far as I'm concerned, “hippie freak” is actually a compliment, not an insult.
Also of note in this episode: After six months of more or less blatantly begging our viewers for a bottle of J&B Scotch, we actually got three bottles for Christmas that year!