Ron White: I've never told anybody this story, ever, of where that name really came from. It wasn't just something I thought up one day. I was in the Navy, and we were having a family day on our ship where you could bring your spouse aboard and there was a picnic and of course — I didn't have anybody, so I was on watch. So this guy Hoskins was supposed to relieve me of my post, and I yelled down to him, "Hey Hoskins get up here and relieve me before somebody eats all that Tater Salad." So he was the first to start calling me Tater Salad. I don't know why I've never told that story before. It's kind of cute.