When Earl and Randy first move into the hotel, Randy is watching H.R. Pufnstuf on the television. H.R. Pufnstuf is a children's show from 1969 made primarily with puppets and full costumes about a boy named Jimmy who finds himself on Living Island with his magic gold flute, Freddy. There, they are befriended by H.R. Pufnstuf, a talking dragon. This is the first children's show from puppeteers, Sid and Marty Krofft.