This episode acted as a test Pilot for a potential spin-off series starring Huggy Bear and his friend, former Sheriff J.D. "Turkey" Turquet, that presumably would have been called 'Huggy Bear and the Turkey'. The general fan response wasn't very popular, and the would-be series itself never appeared. It's considered by many fans to be amongst the (if not the) worst episodes of the entire series. (Personally, while hardly one of the series' best episodes, I find it a bearably silly "what if" break from the norm of the show, and is no less watchable than some of the weak late episodes – but that's just my personal opinion, and not shared by many fans!).