Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
Chuck McCann was an assistant to Paul Ashley on NBC & ABC TV's "Rootie Kazootie!" The hand puppet "Mr. Peanut" had appeared with Chuck McCann on WPIX TV Ch. 11 NYC's "Let's Have Fun!" and WPIX TV Ch. 11 and WNEW TV Ch. 5 NYC's "Chuck McCann Shows" in the 1960's as "Matty the Tramp". The puppet was built by the late Paul Ashley (Mr. Ashley died in September, 1984). Mr. McCann now owns the "Matty the Tramp" puppet.
The rigged quiz show is a reference to the Twenty-One game show scandal of the 1950s, which was also the subject of the 1994 movie Quiz Show.